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Current Affairs 27th February 2017

Current Affairs 27th February 2017- Important Points

  • Martyrdom day of Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad observed on - 27th February 2017
  • RAHAT medical project launched in - Rajasthan
  • Name of the oscar awardees in Oscar Academy Awards 2017
  • sex ratio monitoring dashboard for Panipat set up by - Haryana Government
  • World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets- Guinness World record

Current Affairs 27th February 2017- Details

Martyrdom day of Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad observed on - 27th February 2017

The martyrdom day of Chandra Shekhar Azad, the Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, was observed on 27th February 2017. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Chandrashekhar Azad by stating, 'we can never forget his valour and ultimate sacrifice for our nation'.

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It was 86th martyrdom of Chandra Shekhar Azad observed.

RAHAT medical project launched in - Rajasthan

Vasundhara Raje,the Chief Minister of Rajasthan inaugurated a medical project called Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT), launched by Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur, on 25th February 2017.

The programme involves creation and management of a very serious type of heart attack,STEMI(ST-Elevation Myocardial  Infarction (STEMI). The telemedicines platform will help capture and transmit patient's EKG along with clinical history remotely from other geographical locations to the heart command center (HCC) hub, where a team of expert cardiologists will provide an immediate interpretation of the EKG and real time STEMI guidance and management through tele-consultation after instantly recognising the EKG abnormalities. 

Key Highlights-

  • The programme's main objective is to provide timely treatment to those who undergo heart attack in rural and remote areas.
  • In this project, the patients suffering a stroke would be provided with an immediate ambulance service and telemedicine service.
  •  Through teleconsultation basic treatment would be provided to the patient in the ambulance on the way to the nearest hospital, the details of the same would be shared with the experts at the HCC through tele-consultation.

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Rajasthan has launched several significant medical programmes including Arogya Rajasthan, new medical colleges and Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana previosuly.

Name of the oscar awardees in Oscar Academy Awards 2017

Best Actor - Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress- Emma Stone for La La Land

Best Director - Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Animated Feature Film - Zootopia

Best Documentary – Short Subject - The White Helmets

Best Animated Short Film - Piper

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It was the 89th Oscar Academy Awards hosted by Comedian Jimmy Kimmel on 26th February 2017.

Sex ratio monitoring dashboard for Panipat set up by - Haryana Government

As a part of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme, the Haryana government established an online system naming sex-ratio monitoring dashboard for monitoring the sex-ratio on 26th February 2017 . Panipat becomes the first district in the country to have an online sex ratio monitoring dashboard with this. The idea of this system was disclosed in a brainstorming session between the Chief Minister Manohar Lal and his Good Governance Associates and Administrative Secretaries.

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets- Guinness World record

The world’s first robot table tennis tutor, FORPHEUS has created a new Guinness World Record with its extraordinary technological intelligence and educational capabilities. The Japanese technology has been given the Guinness title for playing table tennis much better than most of the humans.

Interesting Highlights-

  •  Omron Corporation,a leading electronics company based in Kyoto, Japan developed this robot.
  •  Taku Oya, lead developer of Omron says that the main objective behind the technology is to harmonise humans and robots by teaching table tennis to human players.
  • This robot also features several cameras that are located above the ping pong table, which monitor the position of the ball at a rate of 80 times per second.
  • The cameras help the robot to show its human student a projected image as to where the ball will land while returning, hence help them improve their skills.
  •  A speed sensing component in the robot helps it to calculate the opponent’s ball at 1000 times per second and as a result it is easily able to determine how good its opponents are at playing the game.
  •  It also encourages the human players to give their best shot by showing supportive messages along with the LED screen situated on the tables net.

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FORPHEUS stands for Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised automation with Sinic Theoretics.

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