Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – March 29, 2019
President Kovind reaches Bolivia on the second leg of his three nations tour
President Ram Nath Kovind reached Bolivia on the second leg of his three nations tour. President of Bolivia Evo Morales welcomed Mr. Kovind at Viru Viru International Airport, Santa Cruz.
Currency: Bolivian Boliviano
Currency: Bolivian Boliviano
New Delhi airport named India’s best, followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the world’s best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row, while New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport featured at number 59, according to the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The list has been compiled by the UK-based Skytrax, a consultancy firm which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site, featuring 100 airports, CNN reported.
Wipro joins hands with IIT Kharagpur for research on 5G, AI
WiproNSE 0.79 % has joined hands with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur to jointly carry out applied research on 5G and artificial intelligence. Research outcomes from this partnership would be used by Wipro to develop solutions for its customers, across industry verticals, while IIT Kharagpur would benefit from the commercialization of the joint research insights and Wipro’s real-world industry expertise, said the company in a press release.
Turing Award: ‘Godfathers of AI’ receive the highest honor in computer science
Three researchers have won the 2018 Turing Award, known as the ‘Nobel Prize of computing,’ for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun were named the recipients of the award on Tuesday by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen honored with Oxford University’s Bodley award
On 27th March 2019, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been honored with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries for his contribution in literature, culture, science, and communication.
Virat Kohli 2nd batsman after Suresh Raina to score 5000 IPL runs
Virat Kohli became the second man to score 5000 runs in the Indian Premier League when he went past 46 during the IPL 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru on 28th March. Kohli started off as a talented teenager for RCB back in 2008 and went on to become the world’s best batsman across formats.
Israelis cave explorers unveiled ‘world’s longest salt cave’
On 28th March 2019, the Israeli cave explorers discovered the world’s longest cave named Malham near the Dead sea, beating the record-holder in Iran. The cave is spread in an area of 10 kilometers (6.25 miles) and it runs through Israel’s largest mountain, Mount Sodom and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.