Read : Current Affairs: 31st January, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-02-04 14:24:49
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

 

Current affairs (31ST JANUARY)

 

 

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ORGANIZED KALA UTSAV 2020

 

  • The Ministry of Education organized the Kala Utsav 2020 annual event to promote the development of arts in education. Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to promote the development of arts in education.

 

  • The programme was initiated by Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and has now been merged with other schemes under the "Samagra Shiksha- an integrated scheme for School Education ".

 

  • Kala Utsav aims to cultivate and showcase the artistic talents of secondary stage school students in the country. District/state/national level Utsav is an art festival that includes performances and exhibitions.

 

  • According to NCF 2005, in terms of education of Arts (music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts), the initiative is guided by the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF-2005).

 

  • In 2020, Kala Utsav introduced the Indigenous Toys and Games department and supported the "Vocal for Local" It keeps pace with the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020, which emphasizes the promotion of art and culture through education.

 

  • It complements the Samagra Shiksha scheme by enhancing the aesthetic and artistic experience of secondary-level school students, which plays an important role in raising awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity with 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'

 

 

ISRO TO LAUNCH COLLEGE'S ACADEMIC SATELLITE

  • ISRO chairman K Sivan is likely to inaugurate the ‘SriShakthiSat’ ground station at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Coimbatore.

 

  • The station will help monitor the satellite developed by the institute, which is set to be launched by the ISRO. A satellite communication lab was established in the college in 2010.

 

  • The satellite can detect fire and leaks on underground pipelines and collect info on bank thefts.

 

  • ISRO is expected to launch this satellite, along with two other satellites built by JPR Institute, Chennai & GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra.

 

ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.

ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

ISRO established: 15 August 1969

 

BHARTI AIRTEL FIRST COMPANY TO DEMONSTRATE 5G

  • Bharti Airtel took an edge by becoming the first telecom operator in India to demonstrate 5G services Bharti Airtel announced that it orchestrated live fifth-generation (5G) service over a commercial network in Hyderabad.

 

  • Bharti Airtel explained that it used state of the art dynamic spectrum sharing so as to operate both 4G and 5G networks in the same spectrum block.

 

  • One of India’s major telecom companies managed to do this atop the existing spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the Non-Stand Alone (NSA) network technology.

 

  • Airtel claimed that it took only a few seconds to download a full-length film during its demonstration of the 5G network. The company said that the 5G network could deliver ten times the speed and latency attained previously with 100 times the concurrency when compared to the technology in use.

 

  • The government is conducting the auction of 2,251 MHz of spectrum through the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at a reserve price of Rs 3.92 trillion from March 1, 2021.

 

  • The government has not included the spectrum in the 3,300-3,600 MHz bands recommended for 5G by the telecom operators.

 

Bharti Airtel CEO: Gopal Vittal.

Bharti Airtel Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.

Bharti Airtel Founded: 7 July 1995

 

KERALA TO LAUNCH INDIA'S FIRST GENDER PARK

 

  • The Kerala government is all set to launch Rs 300 crore three-tower ‘Gender Park’ in Kozhikode. The park will become functional on the occasion of the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II).

 

  • The park will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, in between February 11-13 that will also mark the inauguration of the second edition of ICGE-II.

 

  • The gender park was established with the aim of creating relevant interventions so as to address a range of gender-based issues.

 

  • It includes both off-campus and on-campus activities and other projects that work to empower the individuals and communities.

 

  • The gender park was established by the government of Kerala in 2013. It is an initiative that works towards gender equality and empowerment in Kerala. The headquarter for the initiative is in the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

 

  • The platform will provide an environment for policy analysis, research, capacity development, advocacy, economic and social initiative. The park will be operational under the Department of Social Justice. This space is first of its kind across the world.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC PERSONALISED HEALTH INDEX

  • India ranked 10th out of 11 Asia Pacific countries in a newly-launched health index to measure the progress towards personalised healthcare.

 

  • Singapore(1st), Taiwan (2nd), Japan (3rd) and Australia (4th) also performed well in overall readiness. These include Policy Context, Health Information, Personalised Technologies and Health Services.

 

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report ”Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index” measures the readiness of 11 health systems across the region–Australia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand–in adopting personalised healthcare, enabling the right care to be tailored to the right person at the right time.

 

  • The ‘Personalised Health Index’ measures performance against 27 different indicators of personalised health across four categories called”Vital Signs”.

 

APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW MD TO SBI

 

  • The appointments committee (ACC) of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Swaminathan Janakiraman and Ashwini Kumar Tewari as new Managing Directors (MDs) of State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years.

 

  • Prior to this, Swaminathan Janakiraman was the deputy managing director (Finance) at SBI and Ashwini Kumar Tewari was serving as MD & CEO of SBI Card, a subsidiary of SBI.

 

  • SBI is headed by a Chairman and four managing directors. Dinesh Kumar Khara is the current Chairman of the bank.

 

  • The other two MDs of the bank are S. Setty and Ashwani Bhatia. The two posts were vacant since October 2020.

 

OSCAR WINNING CLORIS LEACHMAN PASSED AWAY

 

  • Oscar winning-actor Cloris Leachman has passed away. The late star was known as one of Hollywood’s most prolific performers having won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and eight Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

  • Leachman’s character Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which she claimed was close to her own persona, brought the actress two Emmys as a featured actress in a series during the mid-’70s and made Leachman a household name.

 

  • Leachman also won a supporting actress Oscar for a far different character, an embittered small-town housewife in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show.

 

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