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Current Affairs Today – 17th July 2020

NEWS AT A GLANCE

  1. The World Emoji Day is celebrated every year on 17 July since 2014 to promote the use of emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all of those around us.
  2. The World Day for International Justice, (also known as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day), is celebrated globally on July 17 to support and recognize the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  3. Credit Rating agency ICRA has sharply revised the GDP forecast for India and expects the Indian economy to contract by 9.5% (-9.5%) in 2020-21.
  4. India’s first cable-stayed railway bridge ‘Anji Khad Bridge is being constructed by the Indian Railways’ in Jammu & Kashmir to connect Katra and Reasi Section of Jammu–Baramulla line.
  5. Government launched the implementation guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund, AHIDF worth 15 thousand crore rupees.
  6. Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated various tourism and pilgrimage project worth 126 Crore rupees during the e-launching event organized in Gandhinagar.
  7. Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for one thousand 200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.
  8. The Women Safety Wing, Telangana State Police has launched the “CybHer” campaign in association with the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, and Hyderabad.
  9. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 15 inaugurated the first plasma bank for the treatment of serious COVID-19 patients at SCB Medical College.
  10. India and Bhutan opened up a new trade route on July 15, 2020, between Pasakha in Bhutan and Jaigaon in West Bengal.
  11. India and China hold discussions through established military and diplomatic channels to address the prevailing situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  12. A High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session is to be held on 17 July 2020.
  13. India has emerged as the top tenth nation in the ranking of the total (resident and abroad) Intellectual Property (IP) filing activity, as per World Intellectual Property Indicators-2019 Report.
  14. NTPC Ltd, a central PSU under the Ministry of Power and Country’s largest power generation company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) on 16 July 2020.
  15. India and Israel signed an agreement on July 15 to expand collaboration in dealing with cyber threats.
  16. Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has signed a contract with ASKO Maritime AS, Norway for the construction and supply of the two autonomous electric ferries along with an option to build two more identical vessels.
  17. Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Shiv Nadar has stepped down from the Chairman’s role at the HCL Technologies.
  18. The Youth Olympic Games in Dakar will be celebrated in 2026 after Senegal and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “mutually agreed” to postpone the Games from 2022.
  19. Two of the IIT Kanpur Incubated Start-ups namely Earthface Analytics Pvt. Ltd. & Kritsnam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. have developed a device, named as ‘PADMAVATI’, to analyse and monitor the quality of water.
  20. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) start-up Modulus Housing, has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB,’.
  21. One of India’s best-known ceramic and pottery artists, Jyotsna Bhatt has passed away after suffering a stroke. She was 80.
  22. Acharya Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree passed away due to COVID-19. He was the head of Swaminarayan Sanstha. He was the fifth heir in the lineage of ascetic acharyas.

NEWS IN DETAILS

IMPORTANT DAYS AND THEMES

World Emoji Day observed on 17 July

  1. The World Emoji Day is celebrated every year on 17 July since 2014 to promote the use of emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all of those around us.
  2. The Day was created by London-based founder of Emojipedia, Jeremy Burge.

World Day for International Justice observed on 17 July

  • The World Day for International Justice, (also known as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day), is celebrated globally on July 17 to support and recognize the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • The day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on July 17, 1998, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.

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International Criminal Court (ICC)

  • Founded: 1 July 2002, Rome, Italy
  • President: Chile Eboe-Osuji

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

ICRA Predicts India’s GDP to Contract 9.5% in FY21

  • Credit Rating agency ICRA has sharply revised the GDP forecast for India and expects the Indian economy to contract by 9.5% (-9.5%) in 2020-21.
  • Earlier it had projected the GDP at -5% for FY21.
  • The increasing Covid-19 infections, leading to localised lockdowns in some states and cities, affecting the economic activities is the main reason for this sharp revision.
  • Icra’s projection is the sharpest contraction in the gross domestic product (GDP) for FY21 among all estimations so far.

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ICRA

  • Headquarters: India
  • CEO: Naresh Takkar
  • Founded: 1991
  • Owner: Moody’s Corporation

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Indian Railways first cable-stayed bridge ‘Anji Khad Bridge’ being set up in Jammu & Kashmir

  • India’s first cable-stayed railway bridge ‘Anji Khad bridge ‘is being constructed by the Indian Railways’ in Jammu & Kashmir to connect Katra and Reasi Section of Jammu–Baramulla line.

Highlights:

  • The Rs. 458 crore railway bridge is being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, a Government of India undertaking.
  • The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 metres, standing at a height of 331 metres above the Chenab river bed.
  • The project is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project of the Indian Railways’.
  • The USBRL project also involves the construction of Chenab river bridge, a steel and concrete arch bridge. Once completed, the Chenab bridge will become the world’s highest rail bridge.

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Jammu & Kashmir:

  • Capitals- Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)
  • Lt Governor- Girish Chandra Murmu
  • National Parks: City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park, Dachigam National Park, Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries: Baltal-Thajwas WLS, Changthang Cold Desert WLS, Gulmarg WLS, Jasrota WLS, Karakoram (Nubra Shyok) WLS etc

Govt launches implementation guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund

  • Government launched the implementation guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund, AHIDF worth 15 thousand crore rupees.
  • The fund was approved by the Union Cabinet last month under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan stimulus package for ensuring growth in several sectors.

Highlights:

  • Government has been implementing several schemes for incentivizing the investment made by dairy cooperative sector for development of dairy infrastructure.
  • Dairy cooperative sector for development of dairy infrastructure. The AHIDF has been set up as MSMEs and Private companies also need to be promoted and incentivized for their involvement in processing and value addition infrastructure.
  • The Dairy Processing Infrastructure Development Fund is being implemented for infrastructure development in cooperative sector and AHIDF is a first type of scheme for private sector.
  • The eligible beneficiaries under the Scheme will be Farmer Producer Organizations, MSMEs, Private Companies and individual entrepreneurs with minimum 10 per cent margin money contribution by them.

 STATE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Gujarat CM inaugurates various tourism & pilgrimage project during e-launching event organized in Gandhinagar

  • Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated various tourism and pilgrimage project worth 126 Crore rupees during the e-launching event organized in Gandhinagar.
  • Union minister of state for tourism Prahaladsinh Patel was also present at the E launching through video conferencing.
  • The Chief Minister expressed dedication of making Gujarat a World Tourist Destination by setting up a complete tourism circuit of various tourist centers in the state.

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Gujarat:

  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • State formed on: 1 May 1960
  • Literacy Rate: 79.31%
  • National Park: Vansda NP, Blackbuck NP, Gir Forest NP, Marine NP, Gulf of Kutch

HRD Minister launches NISHTHA programme for 1200 key resources persons of Andhra Pradesh

  • Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for one thousand 200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.

Highlights of the Programe

  • NISHTHA is a national initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement at the elementary stage under Samagra Shiksha -a flagship programme of the Ministry to improve learning outcomes.
  • The Minister added that NISHTHA in face-to-face mode was launched on 21st August last year.
  • 33 states and Union Territories have launched this programme in collaboration under Samagra Shiksha.
  • In 29 States and UTs, the NISHTHA training programme has been completed by the NCERT at the state level.
  • NISHTHA has been customized for online mode to be conducted through DIKSHA and NISHTHA portals by the NCERT.

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Andhra Pradesh:

  • Capital: Amravati
  • Chief Minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
  • Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Literacy rate: 67.4%
  • National Park: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Sri Venkateswara National Park, Papikonda National Park

Telangana Police started a campaign named “CybHer”

  • The Women Safety Wing, Telangana State Police has launched the “CybHer” campaign in association with the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

Highlights of the Campaign

  • The campaign has been rolled out to tackle cybercrime against children and women in the state. “CybHer” is a month long virtual campaign which will make cyberspace safe for both women and children.
  • “CybHer” campaign will create awareness and offer proactive measures to help them stay alert and not become a victim of cyberattacks.
  • It will focus on incidents of paedophile activity, sexual harassment of minors and young adults under the likeness of education activity online, malware and data theft of personal information.

Recent News related to Telangana

  • Telangana government to hire 2,000 staff for municipalities
  • Telangana Government’s TASK to provide online course to unemployed youth
  • CO Helper app, provides real-time information related to corona

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Telangana

  • Capital: Hyderabad
  • Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan

Odisha CM inaugurates first plasma bank for the treatment of COVID-19 patients

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 15 inaugurated the first plasma bank for the treatment of serious COVID-19 patients at SCB Medical College.
  • During the inauguration, Odisha CM announced that Plasma Therapy will be free of cost for the people of Odisha.
  • As SCB Medical College will be the nodal agency for Plasma Therapy, the KIIMS Hospital and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneshwar and Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack will provide the Plasma Therapy treatment to the COVID-19 patients.

Recent News related to Odisha

  • Odisha government announced a 14-day lockdown in four districts
  • Police Collect Rs 76,000 Fine For Not Wearing Masks in Odisha City
  • The Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) signed an MoU with TimesPro (SAP Partner) for a digital skilling project on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day
  • The Odisha government has entered into a partnership with online learning platform Coursera to train around 50,000 youths unemployed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in technological skills

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Odisha:

  • Statehood Day: 1st April 1936
  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor :Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

India-Bhutan opens new trade route to ease connectivity between two countries

  • India and Bhutan opened up a new trade route on July 15, 2020, between Pasakha in Bhutan and Jaigaon in West Bengal.
  • The land route will help to move industrial raw materials and goods destined for Pasakha Industrial Estate.
  • The route will help boost trade and commerce and will lead to decongestion of vehicular traffic.

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Bhutan (Capital/Currency): Thimphu/ Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

  • Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

India, China Military Level meeting held

  • India and China hold discussions through established military and diplomatic channels to address the prevailing situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • On 14th July, Commanders from People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Indian Army held a meeting at Chushul, on the Indian side, for the fourth round of talks.

Highlights:

  • The engagement of the military in both the countries were consistent with the consensus reached between the Special Representatives of China and India earlier, on 5 July, to discuss complete disengagement.
  • The Senior Commanders reviewed the work on the implementation of the first phase of disengagement and discussed further steps to ensure complete disengagement.
  • Both sides reaffirmed the commitment to the objective of complete disengagement.
  • This process is intricate and requires constant verification. They are taking it forward through regular meetings at the diplomatic and military levels.

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China (Capital/Currency): Beijing/Renminbi

  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Official Language: Mandarin

Prime Minister to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July

  • A High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session is to be held on 17 July 2020.
  • Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is expected to deliver a keynote address virtually at the United Nations in New York.
  • PM Narendra Modi will be speaking at the valedictory session along with the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

India:

  • This is the first opportunity for PM to address the broader UN membership since India’s overwhelming election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council on 17th June, for the term 2021-22.
  • The theme of the High-Level Segment of the ECOSOC resonates with India’s Security Council priority, wherein it calls for ‘reformed multilateralism’ in a post-COVID-19 world.
  • PM had earlier delivered the keynote address virtually at the 70th anniversary of ECOSOC in January 2016.

Highlights:

  • The annual High-level Segment convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from the Government, the private sector, civil society, and academia.
  • The theme of the 2020 High-level Segment, on the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN, is “Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary”.
  • The session is to focus on critical forces shaping the course of multilateralism and explore ways to bolster the global agenda through strong leadership, effective international institutions, a broadening of participation and enhanced significance of global public goods, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • Headquarters location: New York,United States
  • Head: Mona Juul
  • Founded: 1945
  • Parent organization: United Nations

RANKS AND INDICES

India ranks tenth globally in intellectual property filings in 2018, China tops: WIPO Report

  • India has emerged as the top tenth nation in the ranking of the total (resident and abroad) Intellectual Property (IP) filing activity, as per World Intellectual Property Indicators-2019 Report.

Highlights about the Report:

  • The overall ranking has been topped by China, which was the main source of growth in worldwide IP filings in 2018.
  • China was followed by United States, Germany, Japan, and Republic of Korea as the top five nations in the list.
  • The report released by Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization analyzes IP activity around the globe.
  • The 2019 report presents data for 49 countries based on their 2018 filing, registration and renewals statistics, collected from national and regional IP offices and WIPO.
  • The Intellectual Property (IP) considered for ranking countries covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications.

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • CEO: Francis Gurry
  • Founded: 14 July 1967
  • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • Formation: 14 July 1967

 AGREEMENTS AND MOU SIGNED

NTPC partnered with NIIF to explore business opportunities in India

  • NTPC Ltd, a central PSU under the Ministry of Power and Country’s largest power generation company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) on 16 July 2020.
  • The aim of the MoU is to explore opportunities for investments in areas like renewable energy, power distribution among other areas of mutual interest in India.

Highlights:

  • With this MoU, NTPC and NIIF will collaborate to further help India’s vision of building sustainable and robust energy infrastructure in the country.
  • The agreement will bring together NTPC’s technical expertise and NIIF’s ability to raise capital and bring in global best practices by leveraging its existing relationships with leading players.
  • NTPC targets to have nearly 30 GW of its overall power generation capacity from renewable energy sources by 2032.
  • As of now, NTPC has a total installed capacity of 62110 MW, 70 Power stations comprising of 24 Coal, 7 combined cycle Gas/Liquid Fuel, 1 Hydro, 13 Renewables along with 25 Subsidiary & JV Power Stations.
  • Also, NIIF Limited manages over $4.3 billion of equity capital commitments across its three funds namely Master Fund, Fund of Funds, and Strategic Opportunities Fund, each with its distinct investment strategy.
  • NIIFL is a collaborative investment platform for the international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
  • It is the largest infrastructure fund in the country and invests in core infrastructure sectors such as transportation and energy.

Recent News related to NTPC:

  • NTPC Limited wins prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019
  • NTPC rating: Retain ‘outperform’ on strong growth visibility
  • NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for a 500 MW Solar Park in Africa’s Mali
  • SDMC, NTPC Ltd. and Indian Oil sign MoU for Waste to Energy Plant in Delhi
  • NTPC and Indian Oil to Set Up a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

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NTPC

  • Founded: 1975
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • CMD: Gurdeep Singh
  • Owner: Government of India
  • Organization type: State-owned enterprise
  • Purpose: Electricity generation and distribution natural gas exploration, production, transportation and distribution

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, India
  • Founded: February 2015
  • Type of business: Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Key people: Sujoy Bose, CEO

India inks agreement with Israel to collaborate in dealing with cyber threats

  • India and Israel signed an agreement on July 15 to expand collaboration in dealing with cyber threats.
  • The agreement was signed between Sanjiv Singla, India’s ambassador to Israel, and Yigal Unna, Director-General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD).
  • The MoU has been signed between the INCD and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. It is a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • The agreement will further deepen the operational cooperation between two sides and will also expand the scope of exchange of information on cyber threats to raise the level of protection in the field.

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Israel (Capital/Currency): Jerusalem/ Israeli Shekel

  • Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

Cochin Shipyard signs contract to build autonomous electric ferries for Norway

  • Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has signed a contract with ASKO Maritime AS, Norway for the construction and supply of the two autonomous electric ferries along with an option to build two more identical vessels.
  • the project will put the company into a league of premier shipbuilding yards in the world, which will be known capable of handling high tech vessel construction.
  • The project aims at emission-free transport of goods across the Oslofjord.

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Norway (Capital/Currency): Oslo/ Norwegian Krone

  • Prime Minister: Erna Solberg

APPOINTMENTS IN NEWS

Roshni Nadar succeeds Shiv Nadar as chairperson of HCL Tech

  • Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Shiv Nadar has stepped down from the Chairman’s role at the HCL Technologies.
  • Board of directors has appointed Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Non-Executive Director as Chairperson of the board and company with effect from Friday in place of Shiv Nadar.
  • Roshni Nadar was ranked 54th on the 2019 Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. According to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Roshni Nadar is the richest woman in India.
  • She served as a trustee on the Shiv Nadar Foundation, and she is also chairperson of VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, a leadership academy for economically underprivileged.
  • Shiv Nadar will continue to be the Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the company.

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HCL:

  • CEO: C Vijayakumar
  • Founded: 11 August 1976
  • Headquarters: Noida
  • Parent organization: HCL Enterprise
  • Founders: Shiv Nadar, Arjun Malhotra

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

2022 Dakar Youth Olympics postponed by IOC to 2026

  • The Youth Olympic Games in Dakar will be celebrated in 2026 after Senegal and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “mutually agreed” to postpone the Games from 2022.
  • Earlier, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to next year. Now the event will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Details about Upcoming Olympics

Olympics

Venue

2020 Summer Olympics (2021) Tokyo,Japan
2024 Summer Olympics Paris,France
2028 Summer Olympics Los Angeles, California, US
2022 Winter Olympics Beijing, China
2026 Winter Olympics Milan and Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Italy

Recent News related to International Olympic Committee (IOC)

  • The IOC’s new headquarters in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award.
  • The IOC joins global un dialogue, reiterates role of sport in post-covid world

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International Olympic Committee (IOC)

  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • President: Thomas Bach
  • Honorary President: Jacques Rogge
  • Founded: 23 June 1894, Paris, France
  • Director General: Christophe De Kepper
  • Founders: Pierre de Coubertin, Demetrios Vikelas

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

IIT Kanpur Incubated Start-ups Develops Smart Water Quality Testing Device “PADMAVATI”

  • Two of the IIT Kanpur Incubated Start-ups namely Earthface Analytics Pvt. Ltd. & Kritsnam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. have developed a device, named as ‘PADMAVATI’, to analyse and monitor the quality of water.

Highlights:

  • The device will monitor the water quality with the help of easy to use colorimetric test-strip, based on smart-phone technology, which screens multiple important water quality parameters in less than 2 minutes.
  • The initiative will enables analysis of multiple water quality parameters in a cost-effective, easy to operate, eco-friendly manner, as well as effectively deal with field-level to household-level water contamination problems.

Recent News Related to IIT Kanpur:

  • Shudh: A device created by IIT Kanpur that can disinfect a room using ultraviolet lights
  • IIT Kanpur gets Rs 196 crore from Centre to fight cyberthreats
  • IIT Kanpur develops virtual classroom system ‘Mobile Masterjee’
  • IIT Kanpur Collaborates with IIT Entrepreneur to Support Early Stage Tech Entrepreneurs
  • IIT Kanpur to provide collaboration opportunities to MSME training centres with HEIs

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IIT Kanpur

  • Established: 1959
  • Director: Abhay Karandikar

IIT Madras start-up developed a portable hospital called “MediCAB”

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) start-up Modulus Housing, has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB,’.
  • This unit can be installed anywhere within two hours by four people.
  • It has been launched recently in Wayanad District of Kerala where the units are being deployed to treat COVID19 Patients.

“Medicab”

  • The Medicab is foldable and is composed of four zones: a doctor’s room, an isolation room, a medical room/ward and a twin-bed ICU, maintained at negative pressure. It aims to decentralize the approach to detect, screen, identify, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients in their local communities through these portable microstructures.

Recent News Related to IIT Madras:

  • IIT-Madras launches year-long research fellowship programme for undergraduate students.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on 30th June declared that it has started the “world’s first” online BSc degree course in Programming and Data Science.
  • QS World University Rankings – IIT Madras (275th )
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020- IIT Madras has been ranked the best educational institute in the country.

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IIT Madras

  • Established: 1959
  • Director: Bhaskar Ramamurthy

OBITUARY

Renowned ceramic artist Jyotsna Bhatt passes away

  • One of India’s best-known ceramic and pottery artists, Jyotsna Bhatt has passed away after suffering a stroke. She was 80.
  • The Baroda-based artist has been associated with ceramic work for over five decades and her works are in prominent collections all over the world.
  • Apart from ceramics, she also experimented with stoneware and terracotta. In her ceramics, she preferred matte and satin matte glazes as well as teal blue to moss green and other earth tones.

Acharya Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree passes away

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