Daily Current Affairs Digest – April 27

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Daily Current Affairs Digest

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Daily Current Affairs Digest

Here are the top 5 events that made their place in our daily current affairs digest.

1. Ten nations including India team up to protect national heritage from terrorism
2. Northeast India’s largest IT hub opens in Tripura
3. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018
4. 25 CRPF jawans martyred in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack

 

Ten nations including India team up to protect national heritage from terrorism

  • Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Italy, China, India, Bolivia, Mexico and Peru — all home to some of the world’s most cherished archaeological sites — have signed up to the “forum” launched in Athens by ministers and ambassadors from the nations.
  • The group would run joint projects to promote “dialogue in the face of fanaticism, and culture in the face of terrorism”.
  • Their International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Zones, based in Geneva, aims to raise USD 100 million by 2019.


Northeast India’s largest IT hub opens in Tripura

  • Northeast India’s sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology.
  • Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, accompanied by IT and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Director General Omkar Rai inaugurated the IT hub, set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
  • This IT hub would help to create employment opportunities for the IT educated youths and to further extend the e-governance to the door step of people.

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

• Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials.
• British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline developed this injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix.
• These three countries were chosen for the pilot due to several factors, including having high

 

25 CRPF jawans martyred in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack

  • A group of 150 armed outlaws including many women cadres fired at a patrol party comprising 99 troopers of the 74th Battalion, CRPF near Burkapal village. The security personnel were attacked when they were engaged in sanitizing the area where a road construction work was in progress.
  • In the deadliest Maoist ambush, 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were martyred
  • The Naxals also looted arms and ammunitions of the CRPF jawans.

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The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta