Daily Current Affairs March 25
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Varanasi, the world’s oldest city to go wireless.
- Overhead power cables in Varanasi are being removed to lay underground lines.
- Powergrid is the company handling the integrated power development scheme (IPDS) project.
- So far 16 sq-km for 50,000 consumers through congested markets has been completed.
- Varanasi had got electricity eighty-six years ago.
- Former Union minister of state for power and coal Piyush Goyal had announced the Rs 432-crore project under IPDS in June 2015.
- PM Narendra Modi launched the Rs 45,000-crore IPDS for the country in Varanasi in September 2015.
- Atul Nigam, MD of Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, said revenue losses have been reduced to 9.9% from 42.7% after putting cables underground.
Center to ease rules for tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh.
- Arunachal Pradesh is gearing up to receive foreign tourists after the Indian Government made entry rules easier under the ‘protected area permit regime’.
- Arunachal is the first state to have the benefits, with Sikkim and Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir likely to be opened up soon.
- Inter-ministerial coordination committee on tourism has allowed tourists to acquire inner-line and protected area permits for a period of five years, instead of two.
- The State is looking to increase tourist visits to Arunachal’s Tawang valley, Ziro and Bomdila, among others.
ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-2 in October this year.
- Indian Space Research Organisation is getting ready to launch the Chandrayaan-2 mission in October 2018.
- The mission was originally scheduled for a launch on April 23, but will now be launched in the first week of October.
- ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said, Since the ongoing tests for the lunar mission will take 20 more days, the April 23rd date could not be met. Therefore the panel decided for an october launch.
- If ISRO launches the mission in May to September, it won’t be able to utilise the full lunar day (14 Earth days) for experiments on the moon because of eclipses and other reasons.
- Therefore, Isro will launch the mission in the first week of October.
- The Rs 800-crore Chandrayaan-2 mission is a totally indigenous mission. Once the GSLV-F10 put the spacecraft in the 170 km x 20,000 km elliptical orbit, the orbiter would be manoeuvred towards the 100-km lunar orbit by firing thrusters and then the lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will soft-land near the south pole of the lunar surface and deploy the rover.
- During the 14 Earth days, the six-wheeled rover will have the power to move around 100-200 meters.
- A high-intensity camera, on the rover will observe the lunar surface and take images of the moon.
- The rover camera will send back data to the Earth via the orbiter within 15 minutes that will be useful for analysis of the lunar soil.
International Affairs – Current Affairs March 25
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Indian-origin man from Birmingham wins bravery award.
- Person of Indian-origin, Harry Athwal from Birmingham wins the braver award for risking his life in the Barcelona terror attack in 2017.
- Athwal had risked his life to help a injured young boy in the last year’s terror attack in Barcelona.
- He has now been selected for this year’s ‘Pride of Birmingham’ award.
- Harry Athwal works as a project manager from Great Barr area of north-west Birmingham.
- He was in Spain on holiday with a group of friends and family, including his sister Kinde Dehr, when a terrorist drove a van into pedestrians on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist spot, killing 13 people and injuring hundreds.
- He ran to help seven-year-old Julian Alessandro Cadman, who was among those hit, and defied police orders to evacuate the area to keep holding on to him until the emergency services arrived.
Chinese air force conducts drills in the disputed South China Sea, Western Pacific.
- China’s air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific.
- The Chinese are calling such exercises the best preparation for war.
- With an ambitious military modernization programme handled by President Xi Jinping, China is busy building stealth fighters and adding aircraft carriers.
- H-6K bombers and Su-30 and Su-35 fighters, among other aircraft, carried out combat patrols over the South China Sea and exercises in the Western Pacific Ocean after passing over the Miyako Strait.
- It did not say when the exercises took place nor specify the parts of the South China Sea or the Western Pacific.
Business News – March 25 2018 Current Affairs
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Blackstone buys realty assets of Indiabulls for Rs 4,750 crore.
- Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd has signed a agreement with Blackstone Group to divest 50 per cent stake in its commercial properties for Rs 4,750 crore.
- The company will divest 50 per cent stake in Indiabulls Properties Pvt Ltd and Indiabulls Real Estate Company Pvt Ltd to Blackstone group at an enterprise value of $1,461.5 million, or Rs 9,500 crore.
- The two subsidiaries hold premium commercial office assets, Indiabulls Finance Centre and One Indiabulls Centre, in central Mumbai.
- Indiabulls in April last year had announced plans to restructure its business by creating a separate venture for commercial and leasing operations as part of efforts to focus on each segment.
- The company had recently said it plans to sell its housing and commercial assets in Chennai as part of strategy to exit non-core market and restructure its business.
Appointments and Resignations – Current Affairs March 25
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Ex-NCERT director JS Rajput has been nominated to the UNESCO Executive Board.
- Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director JS Rajput as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO.
- Rajput, winner of the Padma Shri award in 2014, recently completed a project to achieve religious amity through education.
- He is also known for regulating the B.Ed correspondence courses as the first chairman of NCTE and for starting the innovative two-year B.Ed course.
- He has been awarded the Maharishi Ved Vyas award by the Madhya Pradesh government for his contributions in the education sector.
- Rajput did his research in Physics which earned him a professorship at the age of 31 years.
- He has published several research papers in education, guided doctoral level researches and has also authored several books.
An archdeacon of Indian-origin has been appointed as the Bishop of Bradwell in UK.
- An Indian-origin archdeacon in the United Kingdom has been appointed as area Bishop of Bradwell in the Church of England’s Diocese of Chelmsford.
- John Perumbalath, was a former priest in the united Church of North India’s Diocese of Calcutta.
- According to British Home ministry sources, he was nominated by the Queen as the sixth Bishop of Bradwell.
- He succeeds late Bishop John Wraw, who passed away in July, 2017 after serving as Bishop since 2012.
- Perumbalath, 52, has been archdeacon of Barking in the Diocese of Chelmsford since 2013.
- John hails from the ancient Syrian Christian community in Kerala and trained for ministry at Union Biblical Seminary in Pune.
Sports Updates – Current Affairs March 25
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World number 1 Simona Halep out of Miami Open.
- Current no. 1 Simona Halep crashed out of the Miami Open, falling 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.
- Romania’s Halep was toppled in the semi-finals at Indian Wells by Japan’s Naomi Osaka.
- Halep reclaimed one break, but was broken again as Radwanska forced a third set, in which an early break put Halep up 2-0.
- The Romanian couldn’t maintain the advantage, her 44 unforced errors were too much to overcome as Radwanska won six of the last seven games.
- Radwanska, the 2012 Miami champion, hadn’t posted back-to-back match victories since January.
- She next faces former world number one Victoria Azarenka, who rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.
Hockey Punjab wins 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship.
- Hockey Punjab were crowned the champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship.
- Petroleum Sports Promotion Board had taken an early lead in the match as Gurjinder Singh converted a penalty corner in the 3rd minute to settle the early nerves for his team.
- However, Hockey Punjab made a comeback in the last seven minutes of the match.
- Sarvanjit Singh scored two goals in the 53rd and 60th minutes. In the Bronze medal match, defending champions Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) defeated Air India Sports Promotion Board 5-3.
- RSPB and AISPB tied at 1-1 after regulation time and a penalty shoot out was carried out.
- Sayyad Niyaz Rahim scored a field goal to put RSPB in the lead.