Daily Current Affairs 27 September 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
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Senior politician Ghulam Nabi Azad announces name of his party as Democratic Azad Party
In Jammu and Kashmir, Senior politician Ghulam Nabi Azad announced the name of his party as Democratic Azad Party (DAP) stating that Azad word in the party’s name should not be connected with his personal name as it portrays that the party will be “independent.”
- It is reported that Azad also displayed the party flag having three colours-Mustard, White and Dark Blue. Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Azad said that there will be no autocracy in his party. He was flanked by former Congress leaders and Ministers Tara Chand, G M Saroori, R S Chib and others.
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission completes one year of its launch
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission completed one year of its launch. The scheme is transforming India’s Digital Healthcare landscape.
- Till now, over 24.38 crore Ayushman Bharat Health Account ABHA IDs have been created, over one lakh 59 thousand health facilities have been registered, over 90 thousand healthcare professionals have been registered and over 1.36 crore health records have been linked.
BANKING & FINANCE
Union Bank opens ethical hacking lab in Hyderabad
The Union Bank of India inaugurated the Ethical Hacking Lab at the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CCoE) in Hyderabad.
- At the centre, cyber defence mechanism to safeguard the bank’s information systems, digital assets, and channels against potential cyber threats will be built.
- Union Bank’s Cyber security Centre of Excellence (CCoE) in Hyderabad is in the process of establishing multiple cyber security centres to strengthen the bank’s security posture and collaborate with cyber defence industries, and government bodies for implementing new technologies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Amazon to set up its first solar projects in India
Amazon announced the setting up of its first solar farm in India. The e-commerce major will be setting up three solar power projects with a capacity of 420 megawatt (MW) in Rajasthan.
- In the Asia-Pacific region, Amazon is announcing the company’s first three large-scale projects in India. All three are solar projects in Rajasthan, representing 420 MW of clean energy capacity. Amazon is scaling fast in India, and these first investments play a critical role in reducing our carbon emissions in the country.
- As part of Amazon’s India plans, Amp Energy India, renewable energy (RE) producer, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell RE to Amazon from a 100 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan.
Jhulan Goswami announces retirement from International Cricket
Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami announced her retirement from international cricket after the ODI series against England.
- Jhulan concluded her career with 255 wickets from 204 games, an ODI women’s record.
- She participated in 204 ODI games, claimed 255 wickets, and now holds the record for most wickets taken in women’s ODI cricket.
- Jhulan Goswami received the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for best women’s cricketer in 2011 and the ICC Women’s Player of the Year award in 2007. In January 2016, she climbed to the top of the ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings
Railtel Corp appoints Sanjai Kumar as its MD and Chairman
RailTel Corporation of India announced that its board has approved the appointment of Sanjai Kumar as chairman & managing director of the company. He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE1).
- He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) with around 30 years of varied experience in Railway functioning, Project Management and marketing.
2023 Breakthrough Prize winners announced
The 2023 winners of the Breakthrough Prizes, dubbed the “Oscars of Science,” were announced and will split a total of more than $15 million.The Breakthrough Prizes, created in 2010 by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, are the most richly endowed awards in science, disbursing more than the Nobel prizes.
- Three prizes were awarded this year in the life sciences category, one for mathematics and one for physics.Each prize carries $3 million — more than the $1 million for a Nobel winner.
List of winners:
Clifford Brangwynne and Anthony Hyman received the prize for discovering a new mechanism of cellular organization. Demis Hassabis and John Jumper were recognized for the development of AlphaFold, which predicts the structure of proteins. The prize was also given to Emmanuel Mignot and Masashi Yanagisawa for the discovery of causes of narcolepsy – the chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep.
- Daniel Spielman of Yale University was given recognition for multiple discoveries in theoretical computer science and mathematics. He has been a professor of applied mathematics and computer science at Yale University since 2006.
- The prize was shared by Charles Bennett, Gilles Brassard, David Deutsch and Peter Shor for their research in quantum information.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
US spy satellite launched into orbit from California
A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket.
- The NROL-91 spy satellite lifted off at 3:25 p.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California’s Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of a Delta 4 from the West Coast.
- This was the 387th flight of a Delta rocket since 1960 and the 95th and final launch from Vandenberg. The National Reconnaissance Office is the government agency in charge of developing, building, launching and maintaining U.S. spy satellites that provide intelligence data to policymakers, the intelligence community and Defense Department.
India’s 1st Avalanche Monitoring Radar installed in north Sikkim
The Indian Army and Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) have jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar in north Sikkim.
- The radar was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Tarn Kumar Aich, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer commanding TriShakti Corps.
- This has been positioned at one of the forward posts of the Indian Army deployed at an altitude of 15,000 feet in north Sikkim. This radar, a first of its kind in India, can detect avalanches within three seconds of their trigger and will assist in saving the valuable life of troops and reducing damage to property in super high altitude areas.
China launches two new experimental satellites into space
China launched a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket to place two satellites in space.It was the 18th flight mission of the Kuaizhou-1A series rockets.
- The pair of satellites, Shiyan-14 and Shiyan-15, were lifted at 6:55 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi and soon entered the preset orbit.
- The Shiyan-14 will mainly be used to conduct scientific experiments and verify new technologies, while the Shiyan-15 will provide data in the fields of land survey, urban planning, and disaster prevention and mitigation.