Current Affairs, News & Facts of 28 Jan 2014

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  • Life expectancy increases by 5 years over the past decade in India.  
    • Its up from 62.3 years for male and 63.9 years for female in 2001-2005 to 67.3 years for male and 69.6 years for female in 2011-2015.
    • Infant Mortality Rate has declined to 42 in 2012 from 58 per 1000 live births in the year 2005. 
    • Maternal Mortality Ratio has diminished from 301 per 100,000 live births in 2001-03 to 212 in 2007-09. 
    • Total Fertility Rate is down to 2.4 in 2011 from 2.9 in 2005.
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  • India languishes at 155th place out of 178 countries globally in 'Environment Performance Index 2014'.   - read more cat
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  • Saina Nehwal clinches the women's Singles title by comprehensively beating PV Sindhu in the straight sets 21-14, 21-17 at Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held in Lucknow.  
    • Chinese Xue Song wins the Men’s title by overpowering India's Srikanth K 16-21, 21-19, 21-13 in the final.
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  • Civil Aviation Ministry removes restrictions on operations of Airbus A-380 in India.  
    • This large aircraft is allowed to operate from four airports equipped to handle them in India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
    • They offer more space, comfort and luxury to passengers generating more in revenue.
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  • The National Innovation Council (NInC) and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) come together to set up 'India Inclusive Innovation Fund' (IIIF).  
    • The fund seeks to leverage the model of Venture Capital to transform the lives of the underprivileged.
    • Its to add teeth to the efforts of socio-economical upliftment by assisting inadequate  philanthropy and Government grants/subsidies provided to the poors.
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  • Google acquires 'DeepMind Technologies', a London-based artificial intelligence company, for USD 400 million.
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