18th July 2018 Current Affairs


Odisha to get India’s 1st Skill Training Centre

  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of India’s first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI).
  • The proposed institute will impart training to trainers in order to create a skill-based ecosystem that will meet industry demands.
  • The main focus of the NSTI is to cater to the training needs of the youth with industry-relevant skills.

Committee set up to synergise NCC and NSS

  • The government has decided to set up a committee to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).
  • The committee will be chaired by former Secretary of School Education, Anil Swarup, and have representations from the NCC, Youth Affairs, and the Ministry of HRD.
  • The Committee will recommend ways for the NCC and NSS to work together, so that they can empower youth.

Steel CPSE Employees Pension Scheme Announced

  • The Ministry of Steel has agreed to the proposal by various CPSEs for an employee pension scheme.
  • The pension scheme will be effective from January 1st, 2007 in the case of executives, and from January 1st, 2012 in the case of non-executives.
  • The scheme is expected to benefit more than 94,000 serving and 56,000 retired employees of CPSEs under the Ministry of Steel.

BEL and Saab sign MoU for surveillance radar

  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed an MoU with Sweden’s Saab for marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, which is developed jointly by BEL and Saab.
  • The Long Range Air Surveillance Radar is a cost-effective L-Band three dimensional (3D) radar.
  • It can be used for early detection and tracking of air and surface targets, which will assist in engagement of fire control systems to neutralise them.
  • The system is based on the state-of-the-art GaN TR Module technology and incorporates the latest Signal Processing techniques.
  • It will be offered in both ship-borne and land-based configurations.

PV Sindhu comes second at Thailand Open 2018

  • Indian shuttler PV Sindhu lost to fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the finals of the Thailand Open World Tour Super 500, at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.
  • Sindhu had to settle for second place after she lost in straight sets, 21-15 21-18, in just 50 minutes.
  • This was Sindhu’s third loss in a final this year, after her defeats at the India Open and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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