02.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

  • Jharkhand emerges as new destination for BPO, IT companies

 

  • Incentives offered by the government under its BPO Policy 2016 and Software Technology Park of India (STPI) are attracting many BPOs to cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpurand Bokaro. Companies like Aegis, Ison, Tata Business Support Service and BPO Convergence are functional.

 

  • Sources said the BPOs will generate employment for about 7,500 people. In the next two years BPO and IT sector in Jharkhand will generate more than 40,000 jobs. Ranchi has about 40 operational IT and BPO companies. However, smaller towns like Bokaro, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur are also drawing investors in the IT sector.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • World Asthma Day 2018: 1 May

 

  • World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

 

  • World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. First World Asthma Day was held in 1998.

 

  • The theme for the year 2018 is “Never too early, never too late. It’s always the right time to address airways disease”.

 

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