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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

NHRC announces winners for silver jubilee logo, slogan-tagline contests
On 6th July 2018, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) announced the winners for the logo design contest and slogan/tagline contest conducted regarding the 25th year anniversary celebrations of NHRC.
NHRC announces winners for silver jubilee logo, slogan-tagline contests:
i. Various contests were conducted online through the MyGov portal involving people’s participation in the promotion and protection of human rights, commemorating the 25th year anniversary celebrations of NHRC.
ii. Bansi Lal Ketki of Mumbai, Maharashtra bagged the first prize of Rs 50,000 and a certificate in the logo design contest.
iii. His design adds the numerals ’25’ to the existing logo of the NHRC, using the tricolor theme.
iv. Tabrej Qureshi of Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh won the first prize in the slogan/tagline contest.
v. His tagline was: ‘Awaaz Aapke Adhikar Ki’ and slogan was: ‘Desh may vikas ki aayge bahar, jab hoga surakshit manav adhikar’. He will receive a prize of Rs 20,000 and a certificate.
About National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):
♦ Secretary General – Ambuj Sharma
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi
♦ Established – October 12, 1993

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientists discover new method to view proteins in human cells
Scientists of the University of Warwick have produced a new method of microscopy that enables to view proteins under human cells.
New method of microscopy that enables to view proteins under human cells:
i. Scientists have procured a tagging device called FerriTag. FerriTag utilizes a protein shell used to contain iron cells in human bodies.
ii. This device uses electron microscopy to enable proteins to be viewed at a precise scale.
iii. This device is helpful in allowing the cell to tag itself without creating any unnecessary harm by placing it outside the cell.
iv. The scientists experimented on clathrin-coated pits. They narrowed down the location of the protein in the pit and on the inside of the cell’s surface. This study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
Some important lakes in India:
♦ Largest saline water lake in India – Chilika Lake, Odisha
♦ Longest lake in India – Vembanad Lake, Kerala
♦ Highest Lake in India – Cholamu Lake, Sikkim

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