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Cambridge Analytica’s OCEAN scale and voter profiling

The US Federal Trade Commission held Cambridge Analytica guilty of deceiving Facebook users recently. The process also revealed how they illegally collected data for the US elctions. The firm made use of the OCEAN scale. Ocean Scale: It is a scale that measures the personality traits of an individual using 5 parameters: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, ..

Digital version of Gurbani released by I&B Minister

On 15 Nov, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the new state-of –the-art Auditorium of All India Radio,  Rang Bhavan in New Delhi. Digital Version of Gurbani and Shabad Kirtan from Prasar Bharti’s archives was also launched on the same day. To mark the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, ‘Bani Utsav’ ..

Shripad Naik Inaugurates International Conference on Yoga at Mysuru

On 15 Nov, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH and Defence, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated two days International Conference on Yoga at Mysuru, Karnataka. The theme of the conference is ‘Yoga for Heart Care’.  The Ministry has constituted a Yoga Certification Board to certify individual trainers and accredit Yoga Training institutions. This is ..

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in India

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 with the objective to promote creative aspects of various cities around the world; and to nurture and sustain their cultural traditions. UCCN Cities The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work ..

Andhra Pradesh government launches online platform SMARTPORT

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a new online platform – SMARTPORT – as part of implementing the Ease of Doing Business Reforms related to trade and export promotion in all ports in the state. The new initiative will be covered under the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act and tracked through a single-desk portal to ..

Venu Rajamony authors book ‘India and Netherlands – Past, Present and Future’

The book titled ‘India and the Netherlands – Past, Present and Future’ has been penned by Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony. The book highlights the significant place India occupied in the Dutch worldview and the relationship between the two nations secured by strong economic ties and vibrant exchanges in culture, sports, and yoga.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment institutes Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019

As part of the celebration of the 2019 International Day of Older Persons, President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 on the eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of the elderly persons. The Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of awards instituted by the Union Ministry of ..

Essay Topics – UPSC CSE – 2019

SECTION – A Write any one of the following essays in 1000-1200 words (125 marks) Wisdom finds truth Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be Best for an Individual is not necessarily best for the society Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success SECTION – ..