28 December 2016 Current Affairs

Operations for world’s longest bullet train line begin: China

China started operations of one of the world’s longest high-speed railways that link the country’s wealthy eastern coast to the less-developed southwestern part of the country. The Shanghai-Kunming line — 2,252 km in length –covers the five territory of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan and cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 34 to 11 hours, China Railway Corporation said. The maximum speed is 330 km per hour, Wang Jinda; a train driver was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. A longer rail line expands north to south is the 2,298-km Beijing-Guangzhou line, put into operation in 2012.


Suresh Kalmadi not to accept Indian Olympic Association post of life-president

Suresh Kalmadi will decline the Indian Olympic Association offer to become the honorary life president of the apex sports body in the country. The sports ministry is planning to slap a show-cause notice on IOA.Kalmadi’s lawyer told the media that the corrupted former chief of the IOA will not accept the position that was given to him on Tuesday. Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala were named as after the Indian Olympic Association’s AGM in Chennai on Tuesday. The IOA said their return was ‘unanimous.’


Rs 200 crore fund promised to NIMHANS at its 21st convocation

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda, while applause the institutes for its signature attitude in the field of global health and for its meritorious recognition, boldly promised that the Union government would without fail provide a amazing fund worth Rs 200 crore for the establishment of NIMHANS North campus. The occasion was graced by the presence of Union Minister of Chemicals Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and the president of NIMHANS, J P Nadda, and Kiran Kumar of ISRO. Of the 168 awardees, 28 were PhD, 28 were from super-specialty courses, 15 were PDF, and 66 were from various streams including MPhil.


India second largest arms purchaser in the world after Saudi Arabia: Report

As India enters on a massive modernization plan for its defence forces, it has appear as the second largest purchaser of arms among developing nations after Saudi Arabia. Between 2008 and 2015, India purchased defence equipments worth USD 34 billion, which is a distant second after Saudi Arabia’s USD 93.5 billion, said the report ‘Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations 2008-2015’ released by Congressional Research Service (CRS).As the name reflects, CRS is an independent bipartisan research wing of the US Congress. It prepares reports on a advanced range of issues for lawmakers to make informed decisions. CRS reports are not considered official reports of the US Congress.


India vs. England: Tickets for first ODI sold out

The Maharashtra Cricket Association has announced that tickets for the first One-Day International cricket match between hosts India and England, scheduled on January 15, 2017 at the MCA’s International Stadium, Gahunje, here, have been disposed off. Ticket sales for the day-night fixture arise on December 15 and were sold out in 12 days, MCA said in a media release, adding that bookings for both physical and online tickets have thus, ended. As a result of the sell-out, the stadium will have a total capacity of 37,406 in attendance at the game, the second ODI to be introduced at the stadium after a three–year gap, the release said.

Updated: January 2, 2017 — 4:45 pm

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