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Current Affairs of 29 April 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:29-Apr-2018

 1.    World Immunisation Week: 24th to 30th April

• Aim of the week is to raise awareness about the importance of getting timely vaccinations against vaccine preventable disease.

• Theme of this year is “Protected Together, #VaccineWorks”.

• It encourages people at every level i.e. from donors to general public to go further in their efforts to increase immunisation coverage for the greater good.

 

2.   India-China collaboration at Wuhan summit

• The summit was first informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping held in Wuhan.

• The purpose of this meeting was to exchange views on bilateral and global important issues and to elaborate their respective visions and priorities for national development.

• India and China will jointly launch an economic project in Afghanistan which is a first ever Sino-India joint initiative in a third country.

• PM Modi focused on people-to-people contact through STRENGTH i.e. S-Spirituality; T- Tradition, Trade and Technology; R-Relationship; E-Entertainment; N-Nature Conservation; G-Games; T-Tourism and H-Health and Healing. 

 

3.    All about TeleHuman

• A holographic videoconferencing system that allows people in different locations to appear before one another in life-size three-dimension is called TeleHuman.

• This technology uses ring of intelligent projectors mounted above and around a retro-reflective, human-sized cylindrical pod.

• Using the depth cameras remote images are captured which has allowed researchers to beam 3-D image of human from one room to another.

                     

4.    Famous Books and Authors

A Time for All Things: Collected Essays and Sketches- Ruskin Bond

Outnumbered- David Sumpter

Factfullness- Hans, Ola and Anna Rosling

The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India- David C. Engerman

Whistleblower at CIA- Melvin A. Goodman

 

5.    India got bronze at Archery World Cup

• In the mixed double event at Archery World Cup, India has won bronze medal.

• The duo of Abhishek Verma and Jyoti Surekha Vennam defeated the mixed team of Turkey by a score of 154-148.

• With this medal Abhishek Verma has gotten 7th medal in world cup tournament and India has gotten second medal in compound archery event which was started in 2017.

 

 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, PTI






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