15 February 2014 Current Affairs

Pranab Mukherjee Presented International Gandhi Award

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 to Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre and Prof. Guocheng Zhang for making outstanding contribution in the field of leprosy on 15 February at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Chinese Researchers Developed Fire Resistant Paper

In the month of February 2014 Researchers with Shanghai institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed a new paper which is resistant to fire. Even under 1,000 degrees Celsius, the paper will not burn.This new paper is formed from calcium phosphate compound. The novel kind of inorganic paper is flexible and incombustible, but still feels like ordinary paper. It can be torn, folded, and destroyed by strong acid. It can be used for important documents to preserve for long periods of time.


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