G.K. Update 6 April 2016 (English)
By: D.K. Choudhary
US NAVY TESTED WORLD’S LARGEST UNMANNED SURFACEVESSEL, SEA HUNTER
United States of America tested the world’s largest unmanned surfacevessel named Sea Hunter.
It is designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a singlecrew member on board.
iii. The ship is powered by two diesel engines and can reach speeds of 27 knots per hour.
- MARK SELBY WON WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP
England’s world number one Mark Selby grabbed World Championship title of Snooker.
He defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14.
Now he became the first Asian player to win the world title.
BHUPENDRA KAINTHOLA TAKES CHARGE AS FTII DIRECTOR
Indian Information Service officer Bhupendra Kainthola took charge as Director of Film and Television Institute of India .
He has replaced Prashant Pathrabe.
iii. Film and Television Institute of India is first institute in the country that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production.
It is an autonomous body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
SC SETS UP RM LODHA PANEL TO OVERSEE FUNCTIONS OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
The Supreme Court has formed a committee headed by former ChiefJustice of India RM Lodha to oversee the functions of the Medical Council of India .
The main work of the committee is to oversee all statutory functions under the Medical Council of India, Act.
iii. The MCI is the statutory regulator of medical profession and education in India.
SC stated that MCI had repeatedly failed in its duties and the quality of medical education in the country was at its lowest ebb.
MCI has been accused of indulging in corrupt practices.
INDIA’S GDP TO GROW AT 7.5% FOR 2016-17
International Monetary Fund projected India’s growth rate at 7.5 percent for the year 2016.
The IMF stated India’s growth rate in its report titled Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific, Building on Asia’s Strengths.
iii. It stated that GDP growth rate of India will be 7.5 percent growth in 2016 and 2017.
INDIA’S FIRST SCORPENE CLASS SUBMARINE INS KALVARI UNDERGOES FIRST SEA TRIAL
INS Kalvari, Indian Navy’s first indigenous Scorpene-class stealthsubmarine, has been recently launched in the Mumbai naval dockyard.
It is a diesel-electric attack submarine which is built under the strategic Project collaboration with French naval defence and energy company DCNS.
iii. INS Kalvari is also known as Tiger Shark .
- It can undertake various operations including multifarious warfare, Anti-submarine warfare, Intelligence gathering, mine laying, areasurveillance etc.