Current Affairs – September 29, 2018

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Madhya Pradesh: 1st corn festival of the country being held in Chhindwara from today

 

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In Madhya Pradesh, the first corn festival of the country is being held in Chhindwara from today. The festival is one of a kind international event.

AIR correspondent reports that Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest corn producing states in India, with Chhindwara being the highest corn producing district.

 

NITI Aayog and Oracle sign a Statement of Intent to pilot drug supply-chain using blockchain.

 

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In order to fight the growing problem of counterfeit drugs in India, NITI Aayog and Oracle signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to pilot a real drug supply-chain using blockchain distributed ledger and Internet of Things (IoT) software. Apollo Hospitals and Strides Pharma Sciences will partner in this effort.

The SoI was signed by Adviser NITI Aayog, Ms. Anna Roy and Regional Managing Director of Oracle India, Shailender Kumar, in the presence of CEO of NITI Aayog, Shri. Amitabh Kant; Joint MD Apollo Hospitals Group, Ms. Sangita Reddy along with senior officials of all partnering organizations.

 

Govt. unveils center for data analytics

 

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With a view to fast-tracking the adoption of data analytics in the government to improve delivery of services to citizens, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday unveiled a Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA).

The center would help build analytic solutions that are specific to a particular problem which may relate to a single or a combination of departments, an official statement said.

It added that the center would also provide data profiling tools and techniques along with the necessary expertise to analyze the data for quality issues.

 

International - Current Affairs - September 29, 2018

 

World Heart Day: 29th September

 

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World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.

 

Bullet train: Japan lends Rs. 5,500 crore

 

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Japan has granted a loan of Rs. 5,500 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project on Friday. Tokyo also boosted the metro train service in the Kolkata suburbs with a fresh cash infusion.

The Embassy of Japan here said in a press release that the amount was part of the tranche 1 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project (MAHSR). The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the funding body in charge of the bullet train project, simultaneously issued Rs. 1,600 crore for the metro rail system between Howrah Maidan to Salt Lake Sector V. The total amount of loan in tranche 1 for the project is 25,903 million Japanese Yen, about Rs. 5,500 crore.

 

 

Sports - Current Affairs - September 29, 2018

 

India beat Bangladesh to win seventh Asia Cup

 

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India retained the Asia Cup with a three-wicket win off the last ball against a fighting Bangladesh who were anchored by a maiden hundred from opener Liton Das in Dubai on Friday. India made heavy weather of a modest 223-run target as Bangladesh fought for every run before the title holders achieved victory off the last ball watched by a capacity 25,000-holiday crowd at Dubai stadium.

 

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Vikram Misri appointed India’s Ambassador to China

 

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The Centre on Friday announced the appointment of India’s current Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri, as the next Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China.

Misri is a career diplomat from the 1989 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, and has served in various capacities at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, in the Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi and in various Indian Missions abroad in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

 

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