DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. GOOGLE TO PROVIDE ‘WI-FI IN 400 INDIAN RAILWAY STATIONS’
i. Google is going to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations.
ii. Google is working with the Indian Railways and RailTel, a government-owned provider of telecommunications infrastructure to the railways.
iii. The internet service will be offered free initially with an aim to make the project self-sustainable in order to provide Wi-Fi to more stations and other places.
Union Railway Minister: Suresh Prabhu
2. ‘MITRA SHAKTI’ JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE BETWEEN INDIA-SRI LANKA
i. MITRA SHAKTI 2015 India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise started in Pune, Maharashtra.
ii. The joint training exercise between both countries is started to promote Military to Military co-operation and interoperability.
President of sri lanka: Maithripala Sirisena
Currency of sri lanka: Sri Lankan Rupee
3.’CSIR-CIMAP’ CONFERRED WITH CSIR AWARD FOR S&T INNOVATIONS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
i. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants located at Lucknow grabbed, CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development , 2014.
ii. The award is given for enhancing incomes of farm communities through Vetiver based Technological Interventions.
iii. CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development. The award is given to recognize and honour S&T innovations that have helped transform the lives of rural people.
iv. The Vetiver System is a system of soil and water conservation.
4. ‘JACOB TSIMERMAN’ GRABBED 2015 SASTRA RAMANUJAN PRIZE
i. Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman of Canada was chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.
ii. He will be honoured with the prize during the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
iii. SASTRA Ramanujan Prizeis given after the name of the genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded every year to a young mathematician.