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☛International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting held in New Delhi
i. The 23rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting was held in New Delhi.
ii. The 3-day conference was organized by the Broadcast Engineering Society (India).
iii. The theme of the conference is ‘Hybrid Technologies in Broadcasting New Opportunities’.
☛Cabinet approves ‘PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ for digital education
i. PMGDISHA(PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan) is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world.
ii. Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17; 275 lakh in the FY 2017-18; and 300 lakh in the FY 2018-19.
iii. To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats would be expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates.
☛China becomes world’s largest producer of solar power
i. China has surpassed Germany to become the world’s largest producer of solar energy after nearly doubling its installed photovoltaic capacity in 2016.
ii. With the increased capacity, China generated 66.2 billion kilowatt-hours of energy last year, which however accounted for only 1% of its electrical output. The country further plans to double its current solar energy capacity by 2020.
☛IAAF Bans Russia From 2017 London World Athletics Championships
i. Russia will miss August’s World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended, the world governing body president Sebastien Coe said.
ii. Russia has been barred from international competition since November 2015 following a damaging report alleging that state-sponsored doping was rife in the country. The ban had already been extended in March and then June 2016, preventing Russia’s athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics.
☛Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘Kheleao’ unveiled
i. The official mascot of the tournament ‘Kheleao’ was unveiled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on 10th February 2017.
ii. A clouded leopard called Kheleao was introduced to hundreds of football fans in a ceremony attended by Sports Minister Vijay Goel and All India Football Federation President Praful Patel.
iii. The clouded leopard is an endangered wild cat whose habitat extends from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia.
iv. Kheleo will participate in numerous activities in the run-up to the first-ever FIFA tournament to be hosted by India, which will be played from October 06th to 28th this year.