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Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs - 7 Feb,2020


Missing Women & Children-National Crime Record Bureau(NCBC) Report
  •  Supreme Court had directed the NCRB(HQ in New Delhi, set-up in 1986 under the Ministry of Home Affairs waking as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators)in 2019  to “analyse the data on missing persons [mainly on women and children], so that areas affected on trafficking can be identified”.
  • It says that The highest number of women and children who go missing in the country are from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively.
  • NCRB brings out the annual comprehensive statistics of crime across the country (‘Crime in India’ report).
Genome India project
  • The Rs 238-crore Genome India Project will involve 20 leading institutions including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru and a few IITs.
  • The IISc’s Centre for Brain Research, an autonomous institute, will serve as the nodal point of the project.
  • The project is said to be among the most significant of its kind in the world because of its scale and the diversity it would bring to genetic studies.
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft

  • Voyager 2 is the only probe ever to study Neptune and Uranus during planetary flybys.
  • It is the second man-made object to leave our planet.
  • It is the only spacecraft to have visited all four gas giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

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