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Current Affairs: 11th January 2015

Category : All, Current Affairs · by Jan 12th, 2015

1- DRDO successfully tests advance EW suite in Tejas-PV1 Aircraft

DRDO successfully tests advance EW suite in Tejas-PV1 AircraftDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an advanced electronic warfare (EW) suite. It was tested onboard of the country’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas-PV1.

Key facts about Electronic Warfare (EW) suite

It is developed by Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) of DRDO. EW suite consists of Radar Warner and Jammer. This suit gives pilot an additional capability of nullifying the effect of detected radar threat by appropriate mode of jamming. It will replace existing EW systems, which are fitted on various combat aircraft as they consist of basic equipment – Radar Warner Receiver. It only has capability to provide warning to the aircraft pilot in case of detection of a radar threat.

2- Union Government unblocks 32 websites

Union Government has unblocked 32 websites which were blocked earlier in November 2014. These websites were unblocked after they had promised to cooperate with the authorities and remove objectionable content. They were blocked for carrying anti-India views and spreading banned terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) propaganda.

Background

Earlier in November 2014, these websites were blocked following complaint of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). They were blocked by Department of Telecom (DoT) under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009. These rules give powers to government to block access to information on websites if it threatens the interest of Sovereignty and integrity of the country. Defence of India. Security of the state. Friendly relations with foreign states or public order. For preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence.

3- First China-CELAC Forum ministerial meeting concludes in Beijing

First China-CELAC Forum ministerial meeting concludes in Beijing

First China-CELAC Forum ministerial meeting- Beijing

First ministerial meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concluded in Beijing. It was two-day meeting and was co-chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Costa Rican counterpart, Manuel Gonzalez Sanz.

First China-CELAC Forum ministerial meeting passed three major documents:

Beijing Declaration. Five-year cooperation plan. Regulations on the China-CELAC forum. Both sides also reached a consensus on deepening political mutual trust, expanding cooperation and promoting development of the forum. On the concluding day it was announced that forum’s next meeting will be held in Chile in 2018.

Implication of this forum: It is considered as historical meeting as it launched to improve overall cooperation between China and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.  It will also build a closer CELAC-China relationship and benefit people from both sides.

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

CELAC is a regional bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries. It was outcome of Rio Group–Caribbean Community Unity Summit. It was created in 2011, in Caracas, Venezuela, with the signature of The Declaration of Caracas. This bloc consists of 33 sovereign countries as its members in the southern American region representing around 600 million people.

4- PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 7th vibrant Gujarat summit

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 7th vibrant Gujarat summit

7th vibrant Gujarat summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.

Key facts

Inaugural ceremony was attended by United Nations General Secretary and US State Secretary John Kerry. Apart from them, several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies attended it. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Ben Patel earlier had welcomed all head of states dignitaries, diplomats and deligates to the summit. This edition will be 3 day event, starting from 11 January and conclude on 13 January 2015. For the first time, eight countries Canada, Japan, China, Australia, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa and U.S. have become partner for the summit with State. This event is expected to bring in record investments to Gujarat. State government expects to sign over 20,000 Expression of Interest during the summit.

About Vibrant Gujarat Summit

This mega business event is brainchild of PM Narendra Modi and had started it when he was Chief Minister of State. It is biennial event and started in 2003. The summit is advertised as a platform to understand and explore business opportunities in the State of Gujarat. It aims to provide single window platform to bring together business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers. In previous six Vibrant Gujarat Summits, state government had signed MoUs worth Rs. 48 lakh crore.

5- People from 11 countries take part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar

People from 11 countries take part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar

Gautam Buddha

People from 11 countries have taken part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar. In this heritage walk over 500 pilgrims from 11 countries walked through a 13-km-long forest trail. They walked through the trail which Lord Gautam Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago. It was organized by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC). Buddhist monks from Japan, China, South Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, and India took part in it.

Some facts about this route

As per scholars, this well documented route is among such several routes taken by Buddha during his 45 years of preaching in various parts of India. It passes through lush green forest, hills and valleys and several ancient Stupas can be seen in the along the route. It is also believed that Bimibsara (emperor of the Magadha Empire from 542 BC till 492 BC) took Lord Buddha to Venu Van near Rajgir on this route and offered him place to stay as a gift. Buddha had stayed there during his visit.

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