28 March 2014 Current Affairs
Indian-Origin Student Won UK Twitter Prize
Indian-origin Gopal Rao on 27 March won UK Twitter Prize. The prize was to meet the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and to discuss the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI).PSVI was launched on 29 May 2012 by William Hague. Gopal Rao, an MBA student at the University of Cambridge, won the accolades from British Foreign Secretary William Hague after winning a Twitter competition which asked a question regarding UK’s foreign policy.
India Successfully Test-Fired Nuclear-Capable Prithvi II Missile
India on 28 March successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile, with a range of 350 km, from a test range near Balasore as part of a user trial by the Army.The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha. Prithvi-II is the first missile to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the country’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and is now a proven technology.