Daily Current Affairs 27 March 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Centre approves construction of another 3.21 lakh affordable houses for Urban poor
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 3.12 lakh affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of over Rs. 18,000 crore with central assistance of over Rs. 4,700 crore.
Assam CM launches campaign for toilet construction
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the ‘Mission Sambhav’ campaign, which aims at spreading the message of toilet construction in 33 districts of the state.
- The scheme aims to promote mass mobilisation through public representatives, local units of security forces, NGOs, and colleges.
Asia’s largest Tulip garden in Srinagar open to visitors
Srinagar’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden has been opened for visitors. Deemed as Asia’s largest tulip garden, it is situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range by the banks of the Dal Lake.
‘National Conference on Down Syndrome’ held in New Delhi
A’ National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. A book entitled “Twilights Children” based on the lives of person suffering from Down Syndrome was released on the occasion.
Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres
Surat district located in Gujarat has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).
- There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.
SAP to collaborate with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission signed a Statement of Intent with SAP, a tech company, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The program aims to enable students to learn advanced technology topics relevant to digital transformation.
India ranks 109th globally in mobile download speeds: Report
According to Ookla’s Speedtest index, India, the largest consumer of mobile data in the world, ranks 109th when it comes to mobile Internet download speeds. The average download speed over the mobile increased to 9.01 mbps in February from the 8.80 mbps in November last year.
- Norway is positioned at the top with an average download speed of 62.07 mbps.
ISSF Junior World Cup: Manu Bhaker-Anmol wins air pistol mixed gold
The duo of Manu Bhaker and Anmol secured gold medal in the ISSF junior World Cup by winning the mixed 10m air pistol event with a qualification world record.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Anushka Sharma & PV Sindhu Debut in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 List
Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma and Badminton Ace P V Sindhu had featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list. The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.
Belarus beauty wins Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2018 title
Aleksandra Liashkova from Belarus was crowned Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2018 at a grand finale in Gurugram, Haryana. India’s Shweta Parmar was awarded Miss Congeniality.
Veteran journalist V. Sriharsha passes away
Veteran journalist Veturi Sriharsha has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He had previously worked with The Indian Express, Pioneer and Deccan Chronicle.
World Theatre Day: 27 March
World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion.