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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. CENTRE FORMULATES INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY TO CHECK CHALLENGES OF URBANIZATION
i. The Centre has formulated the infrastructure policy to promote living close to mass public transport corridors like metro, monorail and bus rapid transit.
ii. Its aim is to addressing the challenges of urbanization.
iii. The new Policy seeks to promote Transit-Oriented Development.
iv. The Ministry of Urban Development is also incentivising the TOD under new Metro Policy and Green Urban Mobility Scheme that seeks to create non-motorised transport infrastructure in cities like footpaths and cycle-tracks.
v. TOD policy is being taken up in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Naya Raipur, Navi Mumbai and Nagpur.

2. RAJASTHAN INAUGURATES MEDICAL PROJECT RAHAT FOR PROMPT TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE
i. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje  inaugurated a medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme at the Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur.
ii. Raje also flagged off an ambulance fitted with equipment and trained paramedical staff required for treatment of heart disease.
iii. This programme aims to provide people with timely treatment during heart attacks in remote and rural areas.
iv. Under this programme, the patients facing heart attack would be provided with emergency ambulance service and telemedicine service through Eternal Heart Care Centre Hospital.
v. Rajasthan has become the 2nd state in India after Tamil Nadu to launch proragmmes against Heart Diseases.

3. MUMBAI NAMED RICHEST INDIAN CITY WITH TOTAL WEALTH OF $820 BN ACCORDING TO NEW World Wealth Report
i. According to the New World Wealth report, Mumbai, the financial capital of India has been named as the Richest Indian city with a total wealth of $ 820 billion.
ii. New World Wealth has reported that Mumbai is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires.
iii. Mumbai is followed by Delhi at 2nd place with a total wealth of $ 450 bn and having 23,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires.
iv. Bengaluru stands at 3rd place with a total wealth of $ 320 bn and houses 7,700 millionaires and 8 billionaires.

4. NCAER LOWERS INDIA’S GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.9% FOR FY17
i. An economic think-tank, National Council of Applied Economic Research has lowered India’s GDP growth to 6.9% for the fiscal 2016-17 compared to previous estimation of 7.6%.
ii. According to NCAER, the growth rate would rebound to 7.3% for 2017-18. The decline in the growth forecast is based on the demonetization effect.
iii. it also predicted the Gross Value Added at basic price would grow at 6.3% in 2016-17 and 7% in 2017-18.
iv. Real Agriculture GVA is estimated to grow at 3.7%, Real Industry GVA at 5.5% and Real Services GVA at 7.3% in 2016-17.
v. Wholesale Price Index inflation is projected at 3.6% for 2016-17.


5. INDIA TO REMAIN FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY AMONG G-20 NATIONS DESPITE DEMONETIZATION: MOODY’S
i. Moody’s Investors Service report states that despite the currency demonetization drive by GoI, the country will continue to be the fastest growing economy among G-20 countries in 2017.
ii. As per the report titled ‘Modest Acceleration in the Global Economy, but Shifting US Policies Inject Uncertainty’, India is expected to have the fastest-growing economy among all G-20 countries with growth rate at 7.1% for 2017, though lower as compared to previous expectation of 7.5%.
iii. The report also observed that China’s economy of 6.7% in 2016 may continue to decelerate to 6.3% and 6% in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

6. TCS RANKED AMONG TOP THREE IT SERVICES BRANDS GLOBALLY BY BRAND FINANCE
i. India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services has been rated as one of the top 3 most-valuable brands in the information technology service sector by Brand Finance, the leading global brand valuation firm.
ii. The overall global position of the company dropped down by one spot to 25th from 2016 when it was 24.
iii. TCS was also rated as Tata Sons highest brand strength of AA+ and generates 69% of the total revenue of the parent company.
iv. The global top 3 most valuable brands in the list includes Google, Apple and Amazon.com respectively. Other Indian origin IT services companies that made it to the top 10 of the brand value list are Infosys at number 6 and HCL Tech at number 8.

7. THREE POETS FROM MAHARASHTRA CONFERRED WITH VISHAKHA AWARDS
i. 3 poets from Maharashtra have been conferred with the Vishakha Awards at the Kalidas Kalamandir Hall in Maharashtra during the occasion of Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din.
ii. The first prize was given to Dr Yogini Satarkar-Pande from Nanded for her book ‘Janivanche Hirve Komb’.
iii .The second prize was given to Mohan Kumbhar from Sindhudurg for his book ‘Jagnyache Gatha’.
iv. The third prize was given to Vishnu Thore of Nashik for his book ‘Dhulpera Usvata’.

8. SAINA NEHWAL TO REPRESENT IOC ATHLETES’ COMMISSION IN BWF
i. Indian Badminton ace Saina Nehwal has been named to represent the panel of International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission in the Badminton World Federation.
ii. She would join the BWF Athletes’ Commission as a representative of the IOC AC.
iii. The IOC Athletes’ Commission is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and it comprises 9 vice presidents and 10 other members.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MEDICAL PROJECT LAUNCHED BY THE RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR HEART PATIENTS IN RURAL AREA?
a)  COMFORT
b)  RAHAT
c)  SURAKSHA
d)  RELIEF
Q2. WHICH INDIAN CITY HAS BEEN RANKED AS THE RICHEST CITY OF THE COUNTRY BY NEW WORLD WEALTH REPORT?
a)  Mumbai
b)  Chennai
c)  Bangaluru
d)  New Delhi
Q3. WHO HAS BEEN CONFERRED THE FIRST PRIZE OF THE 2017 VISHAKHA AWARDS?
a)  Mohan Kumbhar
b)  Vishnu Thore
c)  Dr. Sarman Singh
d)  Dr Yogini Satarkar Pande
Q4. WHICH INDIAN SPORTSPERSON HAS BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE’S ATHLETES’ COMMISSION IN THE BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION?
a)  Pullela Gopichand
b)  Jwala Gutta
c)  Saina Nehwal
d)  PV Sindhu
Q5. WHICH INDIAN TECHNOLOGY FIRM HAS BEEN RANKED AMONG THE GLOBAL TOP THREE MOST VALUABLE BRANDS OF 2017 IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE SECTOR BY BRAND FINANCE?
a)  Tata Consultancy Services
b)  HCL Technologies Limited
c)  Satyam Computers services Limited
d)  Wipro Limited

ANSWERS: 
                    1 - B 2 - A    3 - D    4 - C    5 - A


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