Daily Current Affairs Digest- May 10

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Daily Current Affairs Digest- April 10th, 2017

1. Railways to acquire EOTT system to run trains without guards
2. Taranjeet Singh appointed as New Country Director of Twitter
3. International Court of Justice Stays Kulbhusan Jadhav’s Hanging
4. Government Sets Up Task Force for Reliable Employment Data
5. Moon Jae-in elected as South Korea’s President

Railways to acquire EOTT system to run trains without guards

  • Indian Railways has planned to acquire the End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipments to run nearly 1,000 trains without guards in the current fiscal.
  • The EoTT system is designed in such a way that it will perform the guard’s job. EoTT system comprises two units, namely, ‘cab display unit’ (CDU) which is fitted on the locomotive and ‘sense and brake unit’ (SBU) which is fitted on the last coach of the train.
  • The EoTT system will help in establishing communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train and ensure that the train is running as a complete unit.

 

Taranjeet Singh appointed as New Country Director of Twitter

  • Twitter has appointed Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India.
  • Prior to this appointment, Singh was responsible for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India.
  • India is among the lucrative social media markets in the world. It is already among the world’s fastest growing markets for companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Google.

 

International Court of Justice Stays Kulbhusan Jadhav’s Hanging

  • India has received a stay order preventing Pakistan from executing the death sentence awarded to the former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav from the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
  • India’s team of lawyers led by senior advocate Harish Salve accused Pakistan of gross violations of international laws. They also pointed out the violations of the Geneva convention that deals with Consular relations.
  • Pakistan had denied consular access to India despite 15 attempts. It also refused to give  any details of Jadhav’s arrest and trial until the death sentence was passed.

Government Sets Up Task Force for Reliable Employment Data

  • The government has set up a task force headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya to come up with a methodology to generate timely and reliable employment data.
  • The need behind setting up this task force is that India does not have reliable data on jobs. The available data is currently outdated. The data on jobs in the informal sector which employs country’s majority of the workforce is not easily available.
  • Better data on jobs data will help policy planners assess the impact of policies on jobs and will shed light on the actual size of the informal economy

 

Moon Jae-in elected as South Korea’s President

  • Moon Jae-in has been declared winner in South Korea’s presidential election by that country’s National Election Commission.
  • Moon, the Democratic Party’s candidate has won with 41.08% of votes. Moon will replace the ousted President Park Geun-hye, who was ejected from office in March after a corruption scandal for which she’s awaiting trial. Moon narrowly lost to Park in 2012 election.
  • Moon is a 64 year old former human rights lawyer and a liberal who favors a more open policy toward North Korea.

 

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

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