Current Affairs – February, 2017

RBI sets up inter-disciplinary standing committee to review cyber threats

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up of an inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to review the threats inherent in the existing and emerging technology. The 11-member committee will be headed by Meena Hemchandra, RBI Executive Director. It can co-opt more experts and also operate through a framework of sub-committees to examine Read More…

February 28: National Science Day

The National Science Day (NSD) i.e. Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas (राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस) is celebrated every year on February 28 in India. The 2017 theme is “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”. This day marks the epoch-making discovery of Raman Effect by Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (CV Raman) on February 28, 1928. This discovery Read More…

SEBI to tighten algorithm trading rules to minimise instances of flash crashes

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning to further tighten the regulations for algorithmic trading to minimise instances of misuse of such systems. The tight regulations aim to curb the instances of flash crashes that have happened overseas and also in India few times. India is one of the few countries in Read More…

India’s first Integrated Heliport inaugurated at Rohini in New Delhi

India’s first integrated heliport was inaugurated today at Rohini in North Delhi. This heliport has been developed by Pawan Hans Limited. It will play an important role in providing various helicopter services ranging from offshore transport, connecting remote & inaccessible Islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep besides promoting heli-tourism in India. Key Facts It Read More…

ZTE launches world’s first 5G IT baseband unit

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE unveiled its new Gigabit Phone, a next generation 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) with Intel Corporation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. It is world’s first software defined networking/network function virtualisation (SDN/NFV) technology based 5G RAN solution. Features of Gigabit Phone Gigabit Phone boasts download speeds of up to Read More…