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  • Current Affairs 17th March 2018

    Updated : 17-Mar-2018
    Current Affairs 17th March 2018

    Current Affairs 17th March 2018 - Important Points

    • Haryana Assembly passes bill proposing death penalty in rape of girls below 12 years on - 15th March 2018
    • NITI Aayog to release SATH-E project roadmaps on - 17th March 2018
    • Artificial heart with rocket technology developed by - China
    • Innovative analytical approach to enhance productivity introduced by - Railway

    Current Affairs 17th March 2018 - Details

    Haryana Assembly passes bill proposing death penalty in rape of girls below 12 years on - 15th March 2018

    The state assembly of Haryana on March 15 th , 2018 sanctioned the Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018 proposing death punishment or hard imprisonment of not less than fourteen years for rape/gang rape of teenagers below the 12 years of age.

    Talking on the progress, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar informed that the law would be a milestone in protecting the girl child and teenagers.

    Key Highlights

    • The extreme punishment of fourteen years may be stretched to life imprisonment, based on the severity of the case.
    • The bill also suggests punishment of not less than two years and up to seven years in case of attack with the intent to outrage the humility of a girl.
    • The bill also suggested extreme penalty of seven years and a at least punishment of three years for annoyance for 2 nd conviction.

    Did you know

    • With the rise in rape cases in Haryana, the demand for the more rigorous law was being stroked.
    • The state Cabinet had passed a proposal on February 27th to pass the law and to make present laws concerned to sexual crimes more rigorous.

    NITI Aayog to release SATH-E project roadmaps on - 17th March 2018

    NITI Aayog would be publishing complete roadmaps and comprehensive timelines for its creativity ‘SATH-E’ project in New Delhi on March 17 th , 2018. The roadmaps for Sustainable Action for  Transforming Human Capital in Education would be published by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and the Chief Secretaries of Jharkhand, MP and Odisha after a single day workshop with the Principal Secretaries of the States, State Project Directors and other specialists and delegates operating in the field.
    Key Highlights

    • The complete roadmaps are for the next 2 years, from 2018-2020.
    • The prints lay out thorough interventions that will be taken up by the 3 contributing states -Jharkhand, MP and Odisha, which object to become ‘role model states’ in school education system.
    • These roadmaps represent the first-of- its-kind, action-oriented programmes, customised, outlining interferences at the personal, district and state levels.
    • The strategies were cooperatively organized by NITI Aayog and the 3 States and the knowledge associates of the SATH Initiatives, the Boston Consulting Group and Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership.
    • Overall, the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education plan chiefly focuses to announce a system-wide governance change in school education.

    Artificial heart with rocket technology developed by - China

    Scientists from China have established non-natural heart by using rocket technology and it is presently
    under testing and experiments on animals. The heart was established jointly by China Academy of
    Launch Vehicle Technology and Teda International Cardiovascular Hospital in Tianjin, North China.
    Key Points

    • The non-natural heart practices magnetic and fluid levitation from rocket arrangement. This technique can decrease friction in device to upsurge working efficiency and increase life span of power generator.
    •  This knowledge utilised can lessen injury to the blood and enable blood-pump to work
      Earlier Experiments
    • Earlier, China’s Fuwai Cardiovascular Hospital had also made similar non-natural hearts by using
      magnetic-levitation technology and already had implanted them in three patients from time period of June-October 2017.
    • These man-made hearts were typically tested on patients while they were waiting for heart-transplant or a forever heart replacement.
    • In 2013, experts planted artificial heart in sheep, which lived for 120 days in good health conditions. Then hearts were planted in 6 extra sheep and all lived over 100 days, which demonstrated that heart is qualified for batch manufacturing.

    Innovative analytical approach to enhance productivity introduced by - Railway

    Indian Railways has presented an innovative-analytical-approach to improve the placement of electric and diesel-engines operating passenger rails. A mathematical formula-based software will be utilised to upsurge the productivity of locomotives by shaping the number of engines needed for each train.

    • Indian Railways has a fleet of about 3300 electric and diesel engine running passenger trains across the nation.
    • Engines are organized to run passenger trains through cyclic schedules called locomotive links.
    • Until now, locomotive links are being physically organized by the respective 16 zones to run the trains assigned to the zones.
      Important facts
    • Ministry of Railways has grown and implemented the software-based conclusion support system, with the help of specialists, to improve the deployment of engines to operate passenger trains at an all India level.
    • The decision support system uses a mathematical model to work out the lowest number of engines needed to run all the passenger trains according to the timetable.
    • A pilot optimization workout has been conducted by Transformation Cell of Railway Board, with an active participation of all the 16 zonal railways. 
    • This has brought in reorganizing of engine links, which will save 30 diesel engines and 42 electric engines being presently operate in passenger service areas.
    • The revised links are under execution. These 72 engines free from passenger processes will be used to track additional cargo trains and produce added incomes.

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