Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 May 2019

Things to know about VVPAT: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The voters cast their vote by pressing the ballot button opposite the symbol of the candidate of your choice on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) linked to the VVPAT unit. Have a look at some frequently asked questions about VVPAT.

What is VVPAT? How does VVPAT work?


When the voter casts the vote on the EVM, printer-like VVPAT apparatus linked to the EVM generates a slip showing serial number, name and symbol of the candidate to whom the vote was made. With this slip, the voter can verify his casted vote.

'Celestial Bodies' wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Oman author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious ‘Man Booker International Prize 2019’ for her novel “Celestial Bodies”, the novel that confronts Oman’s history of slavery, which was abolished in the country only in 1970.

ISRO successfully launched radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B

RISAT-2B launched successfully by ISRO from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikottah. This is the fourth flight unit of the RISAT programme and it would be used for reconnaissance, strategic surveillance and disaster management.

India adopts new standard definition of Kg, kelvin, mole and ampere

The definition of the base units has been changed from being linked to artefacts to being based on the fundamental constants on nature.

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