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February 24 to 28 Current Affairs



International



Russia launched Glonass satellite

Russia has successfully launched a next-generation navigation satellite for its Glonass global communication system. 

The Glonass-K satellite was hauled into orbit from the northern Plesetsk space centre by the upgraded Soyuz 2-1b launcher, featuring advanced digital avionics and a more powerful Fregat upper stage. 

The new satellite has a longer design life, more navigation channels and is smaller than previous Glonass-M spacecraft.



U.S - Russia air transit deal

The Russian Parliament ratified an agreement with America on air transit of military cargoes to Afghanistan.

The agreement allows the U.S. Air Force to fly weapons, military property and personnel to Afghanistan via the Russian air space free of navigation charges and sets the ceiling of 4,500 flights annually.




National



Nation's first Titanium sponge plant (TSP)

Defence Minister A.K. Antony inaugurated the country's first titanium sponge plant (TSP) on the Chavara complex of the public sector Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML)

The TSP is a joint venture of KMML, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory. The VSSC has fully funded the Rs.147-crore TSP project.

With the inauguration of TSP, India becomes the 7th country in the world having the technology for producing titanium sponge, which is the raw material for titanium metal.



Air India Express (AIE) headquarters opened in Kochi

Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi inaugurated the headquarters of Air India Express (AIE). 

The airline will now function from Kochi.




Awards



First woman officer to receive a gallantry award

Major Mitali Madhumita became the first woman officer to receive a gallantry award in the Army. 

She was honoured with 21 Army personnel for acts of bravery and distinguished service at the military station.



‘India Agri Award 2011' for Action Fraterna Ecology Centre

Action Fraterna Ecology Centre, Anantapur, was presented the ‘India Agri Award 2011' by the Mahindra and Mahindra Group of Companies at New Delhi for its outstanding contribution to the cause of agriculture development.




Persons



Pulmonologist K.J.R. Murthy passed away after a prolonged illness




Business



Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system launched

Bharti Airtel along with 16 other global telcos launched the Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system that will enhance diversity and capacity between Europe and India.

The 15,000-km-long cable project has received investment of around $700 million and has a capacity to transmit 3.84 terabits per second.



Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) to set up 6 mt plant in Orissa

The capacity of the proposed 6 million tonnes plant will be expanded to 20 million tonnes in the next 10 years.

To invest Rs.50,000 crore in coal-to-liquid plant.



Power Finance Corporation appoints merchant bankers for FPO

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) had appointed four merchant bankers -- Goldman Sachs, JM Financial, DSP Merill Lynch and ICICI Securities -- to manage the Rs. 5,600 crore follow-on public offer (FPO).

Goldman Sachs, JM Financial, DSP Merill Lynch and ICICI Securities have been chosen to handle PFC's follow on public offer (FPO).



SAIL and Afripalm Resources of South Africa signed MoU

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) had entered into an agreement with Afripalm Resources of South Africa to carry out a feasibility study for setting up a steel plant in that country.




Sports


Sharath Kamal wins singles gold

In table tennis singles event of the 34th Jharkhand National Games, Sharath has won singles gold.


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