CURRENT AFFAIR 26TH JAN 18
First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test-Rotavac.
first Indigenously developed vaccine from India to be pre-qualified by World Health Organisation.
Rotavac conceived and developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited
It protects against childhood diarrhoea caused by the rotavirus.
joint collaboration between India and United States in area of medical research.
spreads from person to person due to bacterial and parasiting agents that are primarily transmitted through contaminated food or water.
In India, diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, kills nearly 80 thousand children under age of 5 years and up to 10 lakh hospitalizations each year.
World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched new Global Centre for Cybersecurity.
Help to build a safe and secure global cyberspace.
Centre will be headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and will become operational from March 2018.
WEF is Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Geneva…
WEF is best known for its annual winter meeting for five days in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in eastern Alps region of Switzerland.
Government announces PM’s Shram Awards for 2016 to 50 workers.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has announced Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for the year 2016 to be awarded to 50 workers including 3 women employ.
Shram Ratna Award: No nomination was found suitable for it.
Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Award: 18 workers from Naval Dockyard, Ordinance Factory, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, TATA Steel, Hindalco Industries, Paradeep .
Shram Bhushan: 12 workers from SAIL, BHEL and TATA Steel Ltd. were selected.
Padma Awards 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has announced names of recipients of year 2018 Padma awards viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
He approved conferment of Padma Awards on 85 persons.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards bestowed for distinguished service of high order in various disciplines- art, social work, public .
list includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awardees. 14 awardees are women, 16 awardees are from category of foreigners, NRIs.
IAF Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala posthumously conferred with Ashok Chakra.
He had joined the IAF in 2005 and was ‘Corporal’ when he was martyred.
He was part of small Garud commando batch attached to Indian Army’s specialized counter-insurgency force, Rashtriya Rifles .
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways inks MoU with IL&FS for construction of Zojila tunnel.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has inked MoU with IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd for construction of the 14.150 km long, 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir.
This would be India’s longest road tunnel and longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia.
It will be first of its kind tunnel in such geographical area. It will have all modern technical safety arrangements such as cut and cross ventilation.fully transverse ventilation system, CCTV monitoring, variable messaging boards, traffic logging equipment, tunnel radio.
The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment.
It consists of 10-member countries- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It was established on August 8, 1967 through ASEAN declaration (also known as Bangkok Declaration). Its secretariat is located in Jakartaa, Indonesia.
Chinese scientists for first time successfully clone monkeys
This development makes them world’s first primates – the order of mammals that includes monkeys, apes and humans – to be cloned from non-embryonic cell
cloned Dolly sheep was born in Scotland in 1996 using SCNT, scientists have successfully used this technique to clone more than 20 other species, including cows, pigs, dogs, rabbits, rats and mice.
India, Vietnam sign two agreements.
MoU to enhance cooperation in field of information and broadcasting: It aims to enhance cooperation in the field of information and broadcasting.
Government launches Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls .
scheme aims at providing them nutritional support, motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or skill training under its non-nutrition component.