DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SETS UP CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
i. India’s 1st Centre of Excellence in Automation Technology was inaugurated by the Gujarat Technological University at its campus at Vishwakarma Government Engineering College in Ahmedabad.
ii. The center has been funded by a German technology major, Bosch Rexroth.
iii. The excellence centre has 4 laboratories including Hydraulic Lab, Pneumatic Lab, PLC Lab, Sensor Lab and Robotic & Mechatronics Lab.
iii. The centre was inaugurated by Bosch Rexroth MD, Hans Bangert jointly by the Gujarat government’s minister of state for higher and technical education, Jayadrathsinh Parmar.
iv. The centre objective is to enhance the research and knowledge base of both students and faculties. It will work to improve the entrepreneurship, technical competence and employability of Under Graduate & Post Graduate students who are being trained at the centre.
2. MINISTRY OF AYUSH CONSTITUTES A 16-MEMBER COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A YOGA PROTOCOL FOR DIABETES CONTROL
i. The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a 16-member committee under the chairmanship of Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-Vyasa University, to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control.
ii. The Ayush Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik said that regular yoga practice can help reduce the level of sugar in the blood, along with lowering blood pressure, keeping a weight check, reducing the symptoms and slowing the rate of progression of diabetes, as well as lessening the severity of further complications.
iii. The Ministry has also launched a programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke.
iv. Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy has opened 8 OPDs in various Govt. Hospitals to integrate Yoga & Naturopathy to cure diabetes.
3. QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES WORLD’S LONGEST FLIGHT
i. The Qatar Airways has launched the World’s longest scheduled commercial service to ply between Doha to Auckland.
ii. The inaugural service of Flight QR920 took off from Doha and will take 16 hours and 20 minutes to travel 14,535 kms to reach Auckland in New Zealand.
iii. However, during the return flight, the Boeing 777 flight would take 17 hrs and 30 mins due to high-altitude winds.
iv. This makes Qatar Airways to launch the World’s fastest and longest passenger service in terms of flying time.
v. Prior to this, emirates launched the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight with a service from Dubai to Auckland, spanning 14,200 kilometres.
4. KPMG INDIA APPOINTED ARUN M KUMAR AS THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO
i. Leading professional services firm KPMG India has appointed the former US government official Arun M Kumar as the Chairman and CEO to lead KPMG India operations.
ii. Kumar succeeds Richard Rekhy who was re-appointed to the post in January 2016 for a period of 4 years. However in November 2016 he stepped down.
iii. Kumar had served as Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service in the administration of former US President Barack Obama and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets.
iv. He has also spent majority of his career with KPMG US operation including serving on the KPMG US and KPMG Americas boards from 2008-2013.
5. SASIKALA SWORN IN AS AIADMK LEGISLATURE PARTY LEADER
i. Sasikala Natarajan has elected as the Legislative Party leader of Tamil Nadu’s political party AIADMK.
ii. Sasikala, the general secretary of AIADMK was unanimously elected by the AIADMK MLAs at a party meeting in Chennai.
iii. Now she is set to become the CM of the state as O. Panneerselvam stepped down from the post.
iv. Ms. Sasikala will be sworn in as the CM of Tamil Nadu on February 9 after which Panneerselvam will hand over his resignation letter to the governor.
6. INDIAN TEAM DEFEATS MALAYSIA TO WIN GOLD IN ASIAN JUNIOR SQUASH
i. India’s boy team defeated Malaysia 2-0 in Hong Kong to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Junior Squash championship.
ii. The team won the game in 2nd round with to seed Velavan Senthilkumar beating Malaysia’s Ong Sai Hung, 12-10, 11-0, 11-2 and Abhay Singh beat Darren Rahul Pragasam, 10-12, 7-11, 11-5, 14-12, 11-6.
iii. This is the 2nd time that the Indian boys had won the title.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. INDIA’S FIRST CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES HAS BEEN SET UP IN WHICH STATE?
b) Himachal Pradesh
Q2. WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY MINISTRY OF AYUSH TO PREPARE A YOGA PROTOCOL FOR DIABETES CONTROL?
a) Dr. Basant Kumar Singh
b) Dr. Mantosh Kumar Jha
c) Dr. H.R. Nagendra
d) Dr. Gajendra Bharali
Q3. THE WORLD’S LONGEST PASSENGER SERVICE FLIGHT WAS INAUGURATED BY WHICH COUNTRY?
a) United States
Q4. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW MD & CEO OF KPMG INDIA OPERATION?
a) Abhishek Tiwari
b) Arun M Kumar
c) Akhil Bansal
d) Navneet Prasad
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN ELECTED AS THE LEGISLATIVE PARTY LEADER OF THE TAMIL NADU’S POLITICAL PARTY AIADMK?
c) Maragatham Kumaravel
d) Sasikala Natarajan
1 - A 2 - C 3 - D 4 - B 5 - D