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Chinese spacecraft discovers water source on the moon

  • In November 2020, China launched the Change-5 spacecraft to explore the moon. An instrument in the spacecraft's lander, which landed in the mid-high latitude region of the moon, measured the spectral reflection of the rock on the ground at that location. 
  • Later, the spacecraft returned to Earth with a rock sample weighing 1,731 grams. The rock sample was studied by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The results were published in the journal Science Advances.
  • Accordingly, it has been revealed that the rock formations on the surface of the moon contain 120 grams of water per ton. The reason for the high humidity on the lunar surface is the solar wind.
In memory of the sons of the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, Veer Pal Day will be celebrated on the 26th - Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced
  • Govind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. His father and 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Tek Bahadur, fought for the protection of the Kashmir Pandits. Due to this, the then Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was assassinated.
  • Following this, at the age of 9, Govind Singh became the 10th Sikh Guru. He has 4 sons. The 5 and 8 year old sons were captured by the Mughal rulers and buried alive on the wall. Sons 13 and 17 were killed in battle with the Mughal army.
  • Guru Gobind Singh, who was camping in Maharashtra on October 7, 1708, was assassinated by Mughal spies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that December 26 will be celebrated as Veer Pal Diwas to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh's sons.
Urjit became vice president of the Asian Infrastructure Bank, which operates in China
  • Urjit Patel has been the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India since Raghuram Rajan retired in 2016. He last served until the end of his term in 2018. Resigned the post for personal reasons.
  • In this context, Urjit Patel is currently the Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank. AIIP Bank is headquartered in China. 
  • It has been lending to countries in the Asia-Pacific region to improve infrastructure. India is one of the member countries that created this bank. China holds 26.06 per cent stake in the bank and India 7.5 per cent.
Adelaide International Tennis 2022
  • India's Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the men's doubles title at the Adelaide International Tennis-1 Series in Australia. In the final, Croatia's Ivan Dodik and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) clashed with the first-seeded pair 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 in straight sets to clinch the trophy.
  • In the women's singles final of the same series, No. 1 seed Ashley Party defeated Elena Ripakina (Kazakhstan) 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the title. Romania's Simona Halep defeated Russia's Veronica Gudermatova 6-2, 6-3 in the women's singles final of the Melbourne Summer Set - 1 to win the trophy. The match ended in 1 hour, 14 minutes.
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Maxime Gracie of the United States 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 in the men's singles final of the Melbourne Summer Set Tennis Series to win the title. The match lasted 1 hour, 44 minutes. It is noteworthy that Nadal has won the title of one ATP Tour Level competition every season since 2004.
Female appointment as IG of Intelligence in the History of Tamil Nadu Police
  • The Government of Tamil Nadu has ordered the promotion of 14 senior officers of the Tamil Nadu Police as IGs. Intelligence is an important division in the Tamil Nadu Police.
  • Only those with more experience and skills will be appointed as officers. Asiammal holds the record for being the most important female IG in intelligence.
  • Asiyammal, now 56, hails from Kongarayakurichi village in Thoothukudi district. He joined the mission through Group 1 selection. Asiyammal M.Sc., M.Tech. MBA Holds degrees.

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