Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – September 29, 2018
Madhya Pradesh: 1st corn festival of the country being held in Chhindwara from today
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.
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
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.
World Heart Day: 29th September
Bullet train: Japan lends Rs. 5,500 crore
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.
India beat Bangladesh to win seventh Asia Cup
Vikram Misri appointed India’s Ambassador to 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.