The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 25 March 2019

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Italy set to become first G7 country to join ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

Italy becomes the first member of the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations to join China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure project (BRI), which is inspired by historic, centuries-old trade routes.

Centre bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF under UAPA

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has banned separatist Yasin Malik’s Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA).

Urban areas are cooler than non-urban areas during heat waves

A study by IIT Gandhinagar of 89 urban areas in India has found that though there ss an absolute increase in temperature during heat waves in both urban and non-urban areas, the urban areas are relatively cooler than the surrounding non-urban areas.

Protected areas matter to bumphead parrotfish

The survival of the threatened bumphead parrotfish in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands hinges on the persistence of coral reefs and presence of marine protected areas. Implementing fishing regulations could help its population bounce back.

Physicists Observe Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry in Charm Particle Decays

Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN have observed, for the first time,the matter-antimatter asymmetry known as charge-parity (CP) violation in the decays of a D0 meson, a subatomic particle made up of a charm quark and an up antiquark.

IAF inducts four CH-47 Chinook military helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inducted the first batch of four Chinook CH-47F(I) heavy-lift helicopters, which will significantly improve airlift to high-altitude areas.

Indian Air Force to participate in Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA) 2019

Indian Air Force is participating in the Maritime Aero Expo for the first time, during which it will showcase its indigenously developed LCA fighter aircraft.

India ranks 76th on 2019 Global Energy Transition Index

India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index, which has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

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