Hello friends, This is the Updates of Current Affairs 28 March 2017. This will helpful for tackling General awareness section in SBI, IBPS, SSC, UPSC Exams.
1. National Conference on Down Syndrome
- Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated a “National Conference on Down Syndrome” in New Delhi.
- Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities.
- Delayed development and behavioural problems are often reported in children with Down Syndrome.
- Persons with Down Syndrome have 47 chromosomes as compared to 46 in majority of people.
2. Indian firms, MNCs get HYSEA awards
- The 25th Annual Hyderabad Software Exporters Association (HYSEA) Awards brought IT multinationals, medium enterprises and startups of the city on one platform.
- The day-long summit and awards was held on Thursday with the theme “Design Intelligence”.
- Around 75 Startups exhibited their products or services at the event which was attended by more than 1000 people from the IT and ITeS industry.
3. Indian Science Congress
- Osmania University will host the 105th edition of the Indian Science Congress during January 3-7, 2018.
- The conference will be on the theme ‘Science and Technology – Reaching the Unreached’.
- This will be the sixth time the university will be hosing the conference.
- The congress will be meeting in Hyderabad for the seventh time.
4. Tropical Cyclone Debbie
- Residents of Australia’s northeast coast begin evacuating low-lying areas ahead of powerful cyclone.
- Aus Bureau of Meteorology said that the cyclone Debbie was expected to cross the Queensland state coast along a sparsely populated 100-km stretch early Tuesday.
- cyclone was expected to intensify from a category 2 storm on Mond to a category 4 storm with wind gusts of up to 260 km/hour.
5. Shuttlers Purva, Varun bag Int. titles
- Shuttlers Purva Barve and Varun Kapur handed India double delight by winning their respective age group sections in the Li Ning-Israel Open 2017 badminton tournament held in Israel.
- 16 year old Purva ranked No. 70 in the world.
- Varun in the final, steamrolled England’s Toby Dillingham 21-10, 21-2 to bag his second International title.
6. Indian Navy to de-induct TU142M aircraft
- The Indian Navy is preparing for deinduction of TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years of dedicated service to the nation.
- The aircraft saw action during operation ‘Cactus’ in Maldives.
- The aircraft with its 4 powerful engines and swept wings is the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world and reportedly has been difficult to intercept by fighters.
- It is made by Russia.
7. Wi-Fi kiosks at 500 remote rail stations
- Railways will set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations and help people access an array of online services.
- Railwire Saathi, the Wi-Fi kiosks will function like a PCO for Digital India and enable people to use online services.
- The Railwire Saathi aims to provide connectivity to the unconnected and at the same time offer jobs opportunities in rural areas.
8. Target for blocking cancer metastasis
- Researchers from IIT Bombay have found a novel pathway that is responsible for the progress of cancer metastasis — spread of cancer cells from its primary site of origin to new areas of the body.
- The finding holds potential in controlling metastasis to reduce cancer deaths.
- The study was published in the journal Oncotarget.
9. World Environment Conference
- The government on argued for a plan for sustainable development balancing the need to protect the environment and continued growth at the third World Conference on Environment organized by the NGT in New Delhi.
- The Government of India has recently set a target for renewable energy generation of 175 Gigawatt by 2022.
- By 2030, 40% of our installed capacity will be based on non-fossil fuel.
10.First Body for complaints against cops
- Maharashtra became the first state to set up the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA).
- People can approach the SPCA office to lodge complaints against police personnel for any alleged abuse of power, The authority is headed by a retired high court judge and comprises retired IPS and IAS officers.