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Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam

 Topics list:

  1. National and International Issues on
    1. Economic Development
    2. Social Development
    3. Industrial Development
  2. Energy and Environment
    1. Energy
    2. Environment
  3. Information and Communication Technology
    1. Technology
    2. Application
  1. General Knowledge

Topic 1:Social development

4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health is being hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).

Highlights:

  • The Ministerial Conclave discussed the implication of digital health interventions to health services accessibility, quality and affordability and explores ways of leveraging digital health technologies to strengthen the healthcare delivery systems globally.
  • It highlighted global attention to the potential, challenges and opportunities of Digital Health interventions and the need for closer collaboration on the issue globally for countries achieving health-related SDG targets.

About GDHP:

  • The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is an international collaboration of governments, government agencies and multinational organisations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
  • Governments are making significant investments to harness the power of technology and foster innovation and public-private partnerships that support high quality, sustainable health and care for all.
  • The GDHP facilitates global collaboration and co-operation in the implementation of digital health services.

Read more at: PIB

Topic 3 : ICT

Key missions launched on foundation day of Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day in New Delhi.

Theme “Celebrating Biotechnology: Building Indian as an Innovation Nation”.

Key missions launched:

  • Undertaking Nationally Relevant Technology Innovation (UNaTI), which is expected to transform Health, Agriculture and Energy sectors during the next 5 years.
  • GARBH-ini – A Mission to promote Maternal and Child Health and develop prediction tools for pre-term berth.
  • IndCEPI – A Mission to develop affordable vaccines for endemic diseases, Development of Biofortified and Protein Rich wheat – contributing to POSHAN Abhiyan.
  • Mission on Anti Microbial Resistance for Affordable Diagnostics and Therapeutics.
  • Clean Energy Mission – Innovative Technology interventions for Swachh Bharat.

Read more at: PIB

5G Living Labs

Infosys has launched new 5G living labs.

Highlights:

  • The services would help enterprises imagine and create new economies with 5G technology and at the same time help communication service providers accelerate and monetize their 5G network deployment.
  • The labs are established in five global locations – Bengaluru, Richardson, Indianapolis, Frankfurt and Melbourne – will facilitate in execution of these services.
  • The 5G Living Labs are designed to help enterprises imagine and curate game changing ideas driven by 5G, and rapidly prototype them to life.
  • The labs combine the best of Infosys emerging technologies expertise in areas like (IoT), AR, VR and AI, design thinking driven approaches and a diverse partner ecosystem that is deeply invested in 5G technologies
  • They offer solutions to provide an ecosystem to incubate offerings and deploy them at scale.
  • The 5G labs should transform network capabilities bringing in significant opportunities for network virtualization, AI and Automation, and network-based services; while bringing down costs.

Read more at: ET

Topic 4: General Knowledge

Gandhi Peace Prize

Gandhi Peace Prize for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence was instituted in the year 1995.

The awardees are as below

  1. Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari for the year 2015.
  2. Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International for the year 2016 (Jointly).
  3. Ekal Abhiyan Trust for the year 2017.
  4. Sh Yohei Sasakawa for the year 2018.

Highlights:

  • This annual award is given to individuals, associations, institutions or organizations who have worked selflessly for peace, non-violence and amelioration of human sufferings particularly of the less-privileged section of society contributing towards social justice and harmony.
  • The Award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or gender. Normally, contributions made during ten years immediately preceding the nomination are considered.  
  • Older contributions may also be considered if their significance has not become apparent recently.

Read more at: PIB

 

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