Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 18th November 2016.
1. Indian Navy inducts 4 types of indigenously developed sonars
1. The Indian Navy has formally inducted four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance capability.
2. The systems have been designed and developed by NPOL Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), a Kochi based laboratory of DRDO.
These 4 types of sonars are
Abhay: It is an advanced hull mounted active-cum-passive integrated sonar system.
Humsa UG: It has been designed for upgrading the existing Humsa sonar system for intensifying the command over the high seas.
AIDSS: It stands for Advanced Indigenous Distress sonar system for submarines. It is distress sonar is an Emergency Sound Signaling Device.
NACS: It stands for Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System. It determines the in-situ performance of SONAR systems used to find the frequency-dependent 3-D transmission and reception characteristics of SONAR.
2. Jammu and Kashmir Government launches Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project
1. Jammu and Kashmir Government has launched Jhelum-Tawi flood recovery project to give push to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure post-2014 floods in the state. The project which is funded World Bank was formally launched Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.
2. The project was conceptualised and pursued by former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in the aftermath of devastating floods of 2014 in the state. It aims at reconstructing and recovering support in flood-affected areas in which public infrastructure and livelihoods were impacted severely.
3. China’s Sumway Taihulight wins fastest supercomputer title
1. China’s ‘Sumway Taihulight’ has won the fastest supercomputer title in the recently released 48th edition of Top500 list of supercomputers.
2. With this, Chinese supercomputer has retained the top spot in the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the eighth consecutive year. In this list, the number of systems installed in China had increased to 171 from 168 on last list released in June 2016. United States also now has 171 systems up from 165 in previous list.
4. Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on Jallikattu
1. The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by Tamil Nadu to review a 2014 apex court judgment banning Jallikattu. The apex court questioned the need to “tame” a domestic animal like the bull and further held that Jallikattu has nothing to do with exercise of the fundamental right of religious freedom.
2. It also held that Jallikattu runs counter to the concept of welfare of the animal, which is the basic foundation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
5. President launches National Student Startup Policy
1. President Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Student Startup Policy (NSSP) to promote technology-driven student start-ups. It was launched during the second Visitor’s Conference held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
1. The NSSP has been formulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It aims to create 1 lakh technology based student start-ups and a million employment opportunities within the next 10 years.
2. It also aims to propel Indian youth to contribute to the nation’s socio-economic progress through promotion of technology-driven student start-ups.