The Daily Brief – 7th August 2017

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  • Seniors IAS officer S. Aparna has been appointed as the Executive Director of the World Bank representing the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
  • 7th August is being observed as the National Handloom Day. This is the third edition of the celebration which commemorates the Swadeshi Movement.
  • An all-women team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a new drug delivery platform using nanoparticles which has the ability to boost efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level.

    An illustration of exoplanet WASP-121b
  • NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers find that exoplanet WASP-121b which provides strongest evidence about existence of a stratosphere on it along with glowing water molecules.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers from Bengaluru have developed a highly sensitive, low cost nanometre-scale carbon monoxide (CO) sensor, with potential applications in environmental pollution monitoring. The nanometer-sized sensor was made using zinc-oxide (ZnO) nanostructure on a silicon wafer substrate.

    Today’s Quiz

    1. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of the World Bank for the constituency of India, Bangaldesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka?





    2. Researcher from which Institute have developed a new drug delivery platform using nanoparticles?





    3. What is celebrated on 7th August every year?





    4. Which exoplanet currently provides strongest evidence about existence of a stratosphere on it along with glowing water molecules?









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