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21 August (अगस्त) 2020

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  1. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval to the formation of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to bring transformative reforms in the recruitment process for Central Government jobs. This agency will conduct general eligibility test for public sector banks and government jobs. At present, candidates seeking government jobs have to appear in different examinations conducted by different recruitment agencies for different posts stipulating the same conditions of eligibility. Candidates have to pay fees to different recruitment agencies and have to travel long distances to attend these exams. These separate recruitment examinations are a burden on the candidates as well as the respective recruitment agencies, including avoidable/recurring expenses, Law and order/security related issues, and problems related to examination centers. On average, 25 million to 3 crore candidates appear separately in these examinations. These candidates will appear in a General Aptitude Test only once and will be able to apply for any higher-level examination in any or all of these recruitment agencies. The General Aptitude Test (CET) is proposed to be introduced for screening / shortlisting candidates for Group B and C (non-technical) posts by a multi-agency body called the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The NRA will be a multi-agency body whose governing body will include representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance / Department of Financial Services, SSC, RRB, and IBPS. As an expert body, the NRA will follow state-of-the-art technology and best practices in the field of central government recruitment. Representatives of RRB and IBPS will be involved. As an expert body, the NRA will follow state-of-the-art technology and best practices in the field of central government recruitment.
  2. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the leasing of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. The Cabinet has approved the grant of these three airports to Adani Enterprises Limited for 50 years for the operation, management, and development. Adani Enterprises was the most successful bidder in the global level bid competition from AAI. These projects will bring in necessary investments in the public sector, besides efficiency in service delivery, expertise, enterprise, and business skills. The government leased the Delhi and Mumbai airports of AAI under public-private partnerships for operations, management, and development nearly a decade ago.
  3. The Asian Development Bank approved a USD 1 billion loan to support the construction of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. This system is the first of its kind. The system aims to help improve regional connectivity by establishing transit options connecting Delhi and Meerut. The system is the first of three priority rail corridors in the Integrated Transport Network of the NCR Regional Plan 2020-21. The project is for the construction of station buildings, railway tracks, maintenance facilities, power supply, and traction. Also, it will use advanced and high technology signaling systems with multimodal hubs that ensure smooth interchange with transport modes.
  4. To improve the production and productivity of raw jute in the country, the Ministry of Textiles will provide certified jute seeds to farmers through the Jute Corporation of India (JCI). The National Seeds Corporation (NSC), a central enterprise under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, will ensure the supply of this quality and certified seeds to JCI. In this regard, an MoU was signed between JCI and National Seeds Corporation (NSC) today. The Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar participated in the signing of the MoU through virtual mode, in which CMDs of both organizations were also present. The MoU will ensure the distribution of certified jute seeds through JCI in the year 2021-2022.
  5. Startup companies have been given a big boost for some time now. The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), working under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, has joined hands with CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) to pursue this trend in the field of aerospace engineering. Under this new partnership, the two institutions will work together to encourage startup companies involved in emerging fields of aerospace engineering. Under this initiative, innovation/incubation centers related to the aerospace sector will be set up.
  6. The Government of Uttar Pradesh introduced the Electronics Manufacturing Policy. It aims to bring an investment of Rs 40,000 crore in five years. The objective of this policy is to develop Bundelkhand and Purvanchal regions. The objective of this policy is to make Uttar Pradesh a global electronics hub. Also, this policy will attract international investors to move their investors to India after the COVID-19 crisis. The Uttar Pradesh Manufacturing Policy, 2017 was a major success and achieved a high goal of investment and employment generation. For example, the Yamuna Expressway region, Noida and Greater Noida were established as emerging mobile manufacturing hubs in the world. It is now attracting huge foreign investment in the country. The objective of this policy is to achieve PM Modi’s vision of zero import of electronic goods.
  7. The Ministry of Railways announced that a drone-based surveillance system would be introduced for railway safety. Railway Protection Force has so far purchased drones at Rs 32 lakh. The drone will be implemented in Central Railway, South Eastern Railway, Central Railway, and South Western Railway. To implement this surveillance, the ministry has procured Ninja UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Drones are capable of video streaming and real-time tracking.
  8. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has started the Academy of Classical and Folk Arts in its campus, adopting the National Education Policy-2020 proposals. The Institute spokesperson gave this information on Wednesday. With this, IIT Kharagpur has become the first institute in the country to start an Academy of Classical and Folk Arts. The objective of starting such an academy at the Indian Institute of Technology is to promote the creative talent of the students of the institute.
  9. A total of eight teams from researchers from India and the United States have received awards for advancing cutting-edge research in the pathogenesis and disease management of COVID-19. These eight groups will now implement cutting-edge research in areas such as antiviral coatings, immune modulation, and virus tracking in wastewater. Experts believe that science, engineering, and technology can play an important role in finding solutions to COVID-19 and other emerging global challenges. Keeping this in view, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in April, In 2020, Indo-US Virtual Networks was announced. The aim was to tap the combined expertise of the science and technology communities of India and the United States, as well as facilitate partnerships between teams from India and the United States. Through sharing expertise across scientific communities and geographic boundaries, the Indo-US virtual network will develop innovative and transformative solutions to counter the current epidemic. Indo-U.S. The Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in March 2000 under an agreement between the governments of both India and the US. It is an autonomous bilateral organization funded by the governments of the two countries, which promotes science, technology, engineering, and innovation by establishing an important link between government, education, and industry. The Indo-US virtual network will develop innovative and transformative solutions to counter the current epidemic. Indo-U.S. The Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in March 2000 under an agreement between the governments of both India and the US. It is an autonomous bilateral organization funded by the governments of both countries, which promotes science, technology, engineering, and innovation by establishing a vital link between government, education, and industry. The Indo-US virtual network will develop innovative and transformative solutions to counter the current epidemic. Indo-U.S. The Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in March 2000 under an agreement between the governments of both India and the US. It is an autonomous bilateral organization funded by the governments of the two countries, which promotes science, technology, engineering, and innovation by establishing an important link between government, education, and industry.
  10. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a mobile application for officers of Urban Local Bodies-ULB. The app will offer a user-friendly digital interface for ULB officials to source loan applications of street vendors under the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor Self-Reliant Fund (PM SVANidhi) scheme. During its launch program, The Minister also urged the Urban Development Ministers, including other senior officials, to hold a meeting with key stakeholders for the successful implementation of PM SVnidhi. They were also asked to ensure the livelihood security of street vendors. Apart from this, he encouraged the states to add other schemes for the economic upliftment of the vendors and urged the state to set up a platform headed by the District Collector to help settle their grievances in a beneficiary-friendly environment.
  11. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda flagged off Tribes India on Wheels mobile vans in 31 cities of the country through video conference. At Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs was the honored guest on the occasion. This new TRIFED initiative ensures that no person needs to go out of the house to buy organic, essential, and naturally immune-enhancing products and adopt a sustainable and healthy way of life. In this time of trouble, TRIFED seeks to improve the condition of distressed and affected tribal people by implementing several pioneering initiatives in addition to its existing programs and implementations, to adopt the mantra ‘Go Vocal for Local Go Tribal’. Has been doing.
  12. Sports eyewear brand “Oakley” has appointed Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador for two years in India. Under this partnership, Sharma will be wearing Oakley eyewear equipped with patented Presse technology specifically designed for sports lenses. In this partnership, Sharma will monitor the brand’s performance both on and off the pitch. With this, he has now joined celebrities promoting the brand before him along with Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, and Milind Soman.
  13. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has advocated handing over the command of the Congress party to someone outside the Gandhi-Nehru family. He has supported the opinion of former party president Rahul Gandhi. Rahul had said that a person outside the Gandhi family should be made the president of the party. Priyanka said that perhaps Rahul did not in the resignation letter, but said elsewhere that no party from the Gandhi-Nehru family should be the president. I completely agree with him. This claim has been made in the book ‘India Tomorrow’ published on 13 August. Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah are the authors of this book.
  14. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by the eCommerce company Flipkart with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna. The MoU is intended to encourage focused research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML). This is Flipkart’s effort towards strengthening its academic collaboration which has been promoted for the last 5 years. This partnership is expected to bring real-world industry connectivity to IIT Patna students and scholars. It will also provide opportunities for faculty members to work closely with Flipkart on various research projects. IIT Patna joint research activities, writing research papers, seminars, Will also organize many programs like organizing internship/mentorship opportunities, etc. This MoU will help establish long-term relationships between industry and education and transform research into new projects and drive ecosystems that will encourage economic growth.
  15. Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has acquired Vitalik Health Pvt Ltd, which operates online pharmacy Netmeds and all its subsidiaries. In a statement, RIL said the acquisition was done by its subsidiary arm Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) for about Rs 620 crore. Through this, RRVL has taken a 60 percent equity stake in Vitalic Health. This includes a 100% stake in its associate branches Tresra Health Pvt Ltd, Netmeds Market Place Ltd, and Dedha Pharma Distribution Pvt Ltd.
  16. The market capitalization of the giant technology company Apple Inc. has reached two trillion dollars, or two trillion dollars (about 150 lakh crores). It is the first US company to achieve this position. The company had achieved a market value of one trillion dollars or one trillion dollars two years ago. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs in 1976 to sell personal computers and now has a market capitalization of two trillion dollars.
  17. “Jan BachatKhata”, an Aadhaar authentication based digital savings account has been launched by Fino Payments Bank, which will provide consumers with a neo-banking experience. Under JBK, customers will be able to transact via fingerprint and OTP at any Finno branch or merchant point, whereas non-Finno centers require Aadhaar authentication. Earlier, Fino Payments Bank launched auspicious and provident savings accounts to target a specific customer base. It is a banking facility that is completely online rather than a branch. Neo Banking provides complete digital banking experience through mobile applications.
  18. President of the West African country Mali, Ibrahim Baubkar Keita, resigned from his post. Earlier in an unforeseen development in the country, rebel soldiers surrounded his residence and took him and Prime Minister Bubou Sis hostage while firing in the air. Mali was already facing a jihadi insurgency and large-scale protests were being held here, including the removal of the president. While anti-government protesters are happy with the President’s removal, France and other countries are worried about it. Mali has been a colony of France. In the year 2012 too, there was a coup here.
  19. The National Sports Awards Selection Committee has recommended the names of four players for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020, India’s highest sporting honor. Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and wrestler Vinesh Phogat are among the four players whose names have been recommended. Apart from Rohit and Vinesh, table tennis players Manika Batra and Paralympian M Thangavelu are the other two names. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this year’s National Sports Awards ceremony is likely to be dominated. If Rohit Sharma gets this award, he will become the fourth cricketer to receive this honor after Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Virat Kohli. Tendulkar was awarded the Khel Ratna in 1998, Dhoni in 2007 and Kohli in 2018.
  20. Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ issued guidelines to improve the learning ability of students in New Delhi. On the occasion, the Minister said that at present during the Covid-19 epidemic, the institutions under the Ministry have worked together and have tried to provide schooling at home to children using digital mediums. Alternative documents such as educational calendars, intelligent guidelines, digital education India report, loyalty online, etc. are some of the initiatives that have been initiated to maintain continuity in children’s schooling. Concerns were raised by various stakeholders regarding the education of those children, amidst efforts to provide schooling to students through alternative means Those who do not have access to digital resources. Also, it was revealed that due to unequal access to digital resources for homeschooling, concerns of fairness and inclusion could lead to flaws in children’s education. Keeping this in mind, the directions of the Ministry of Education have been prepared by NCERT to improve the ability of students to learn in the current state of pandemics and post-pandemic conditions. The Minister informed that these guidelines, models have been suggested for the following three types of situations. First, in which students do not have any digital resources available. Second, in which students have limited digital resources available. Third, in which students have digital resources available for online education. Concerns about fairness and inclusion can lead to flaws in children’s education. Keeping this in mind, the directions of the Ministry of Education have been prepared by NCERT to improve the ability of students to learn in the current state of pandemics and post-pandemic conditions. The Minister informed that these guidelines, models have been suggested for the following three types of situations. First, in which students do not have any digital resources available. Second, in which students have limited digital resources available. Third, in which students have digital resources available for online education. Concerns about fairness and inclusion can lead to flaws in children’s education. Keeping this in mind, the directions of the Ministry of Education have been prepared by NCERT to improve the ability of students to learn in the current state of pandemics and post-pandemic conditions. The Minister informed that these guidelines, models have been suggested for the following three types of situations. First, in which students do not have any digital resources available. Second, in which students have limited digital resources available. Third, in which students have digital resources available for online education. In which students do not have any digital resources available. Second, in which students have limited digital resources available. Third, in which students have digital resources available for online education. In which students do not have any digital resources available. Second, in which students have limited digital resources available. Third, in which students have digital resources available for online education.
  21. England World Cup-winning all-rounder “Laura Marsh” has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. She was a key member of the 2017 World Cup-winning England women’s team. Laura Marsh played 9 Tests, 103 ODIs, and 67 T20I matches during her international career. He scored a total of 1,588 runs in all formats and also took 217 wickets. The 33-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket in December and has now decided to devote time to his domestic career. She made her debut for the Kent women’s team in 2003 before moving to Sussex in 2011.
  22. Like every year, 19 August was celebrated worldwide as World Humanitarian Day or World Humanitarian Day. The main purpose of organizing this day is to remember those real-life heroes who chose to serve humanity despite facing difficult circumstances. The day greets those who have either lost their lives or been injured in helping those in need and protecting their lives even in times of crisis. On August 19, 2003, 17 years ago, a bomb attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed a total of 22 people. Following this attack, in 2009, the United Nations General Assembly decided to designate August 19 as World Humanitarian Day. This day shows the importance of international cooperation in fulfilling them by drawing attention to human needs around the world.
  23. Computer scientist “Russell Kirsch”, who invented the “Pixel” and scanned the world’s first digital picture, passed away. He created a 2X2-inch “small black-white digital image” of his son, the first photo scanned into a computer. “Pixels” are digital dots that are used to display photos, videos, and phones, as well as computer screens. Also, Russell Kirsch developed a technique to clean images with the help of pixels with different shapes instead of square photographs. Also, he developed the world’s first programmable computer, “SEAC – Standards Eastern Automatic Computer”. He worked as a research scientist at the US National Bureau of Standards for five decades.
  24. Former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Maiti died in Navi Mumbai Hospital due to brain hemorrhage. He was 67. Maiti is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. His family friend Shashikant Prasad said, “He (Maiti) died at about six in the evening at MGM Hospital in Vashi.” Maiti represented India against Iraq during the Bangkok 1978 Asian Games. He played for Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy from 1975 to 1979. He played for Mafatlal Sports Club from 1974 to 1980 and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) from 1981 to 1982. After retirement, he became the coach of the RCF football team.

 

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