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Current Affairs (28-11-2016)
  • 2016-11-29
Current Affairs (28-11-2016)
  

13th World Robot Olympiad Commences:

 

§  The 13th World Robot Olympiad is being held in India.

§  It is jointly organized by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF).

§  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Rap the Scrap’.

§  The competition is being held for students in the 9-25 years age group in the following four categories – Regular category (Elementary, Junior High, Senior High), WRO Football, Open category and Advanced Robotics Challenge

 

National Milk Day:

 

§  November 26 was observed as National Milk across the country Day to mark the birth anniversary of Father of the White Revolution Dr. Verghese Kurien.

 

§  The idea of observing National Milk Day was first mooted by Indian Dairy Association in 2014 on the lines of World Milk Day observed on June 1 under the aegis of UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The first NMD was observed on 26 November 2014 by all Indian diary sector majors including National Dairy Development Board, Indian Dairy Association along with state level milk federations.

 

§  Verghese Kurien -‘Father of the White Revolution’ for launching Operation flood

 

§  India ranks first in milk production, accounting for 18.5 % of world production, achieving an annual output of 146.3 million tonnes during 2014-15 as compared to 137.69 million tonnes during 2013-14 recording a growth of 6.26 %. Whereas, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported a 3.1 % increase in world milk production in 2014.

§  The per capita availability of milk in India has increased from 176 grams per day in 1990-91 to 322 grams per day by 2014-15. It is more than the world average of 294 grams per day during 2013.

 

New Pakistan Army Chief:

§  Pakistan’s Prime Minister has picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif.

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