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.