28th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Animation Day was observed on 28th October.
2.Union Cabinet has approved over Rs 7,000 crore for construction of permanent campuses of six new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across the country.Six new IITs will be constructed at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa.
3.India and France have reiterated to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation as a key Pillar of a strategic partnership between the two countries.
4.President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for the first government IT building and launched Technocity at Pallippuram, Kerala.
5.The International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH), 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health: Investing in Adolescent Health – the Future is Now was held in New Delhi.
6.The 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
7.Star Health and Allied Insurance (SHAI) has introduced first health insurance cover for people already diagnosed with cancer, named ‘Star Cancer Care Gold’.
8.The Karnataka Government has signed a MoU with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited with an intention to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income.
9.India has overtaken the United States to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world, according to independent tech analyst firm ‘Canalys’.(1st China)
10.N.J.Gangte has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia.
11.The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running in China.
12.Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person.