Internet: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Google: Tangi Application; AI Model for Killer Whales; 1 million USD Grant

Published: January 31, 2020

On January 31, 2020, Google announced I million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. Also, the organization has launched a new application called “Tangi”. Highlights: Grant The Google News Initiative has announced to contribute 1 million USD grant to improve news literacy of Indians. The grant is to be used to build a ..

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Resolution against CAA in European Parliament; India’s Measures

Published: January 28, 2020

On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament is set to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Highlights Though the resolution made by the parliament do not affect the decision of the European Council or commission, it might impinge the bilateral relations between India and European Union. PM Modi is to visit Brussels in March 2020 ..

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India’s first Super Fab Lab inaugurated in Kerala

Published: January 26, 2020

On January 25, 2020, India’s first Super Fab Lab was inaugurated in Kerala. The laboratory is to function in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. It is the only laboratory that is being installed outside US. Highlights The Super Fab Lab is being installed in collaboration with KSUM (Kerala Startup Mission). The laboratory ..

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Nirbhaya funds: IP based video surveillance in railways & Fast Track Courts

Published: January 9, 2020

The Indian Railways has enhanced security in major railway hubs by installing IP based video surveillance system. The surveillance has been installed in parking areas, entrance and exit platforms, waiting hall and over bridges. Highlights The surveillance system is to be installed in 983 stations at a budget of Rs 250 crores. The budget is ..

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CCI report on E-Commerce Market of India

Published: January 9, 2020

On January 8, 2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released its report on “Market Study on E-Commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations”. The market study for the report was initiated in April 2019 by CCI. According to the report, the number of internet users have increased from 445.96 million in 2017 to 665.31 ..

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