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Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2019

Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2019

Bar Code was an invention of George J Laurer. He invented this transforming invention at IBM.

Dec 10, 2019 17:15 IST

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Bar Code inventor George Laurer at 94
• Bar Code was an invention of George J Laurer. He invented this transforming invention at IBM. He passed away at 94 in the USA.
• In the early 1970s, he was working with IBM as an electronic engineer. He initiated a Universal Product Code or bar code at IBM.
• It is a method of writing statistics or information about a product. This barcode can give complete information about a product.

Jammu and Kashmir get all-weather Draj Bridge at Rajouri
• J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu recently inaugurated the all-weather Draj Bridge at Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.
• This bridge is important for the military use and socio-economic development of the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. 
• It is a 72-meters long multi-cell box type load class bridge. This bridge has been constructed by the 110 Road Construction Company of 31 Task Force under Project Sampark.

Oxygen level decreased by 2% in oceans: IUCN Report
• International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that due to climate change there is a continuous decrease in the amount of oxygen in the oceans. 
• This study suggested that deoxygenation in the oceans is having a negative effect on marine organisms that require more oxygen.
• The IUCN said in a recent study that the world’s natural habitats; one million animals are on the verge of extinction due to human activities.

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