27.08.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs

ANDHRA PRADESH

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to lease out 191 kalyana mandapams across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

 

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the richest Hindu temples conglomerate in the world, has put into motion its long-term assets monetisation plan by deciding to lease out 191 kalyana mandapams across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

There has been widespread criticism that the temple body, which has built 304 kalyana mandapams across the country, has not been in a position to properly maintain and monetise them.

This is the first time that the TTD is giving on lease such a large number of kalyana mandapams.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

G20 Conference on Women Empowerment

 

The 1st ever G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment was held at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. It was held in combined format i.e human beings participated in physical structure and with the aid of video conference also.

The Union Minister of Women & Child Development addressed the meeting on behalf of India. The Union Minister reaffirmed India’s dedication closer to addressing gender and women-centric troubles by mutual cooperation. The G20 Conference on Women Empowerment recounted the common goals and shared duties to enhance the dreams of equality and improvement of girls and ladies in all spheres along with STEM, Financial and Digital Literacy, Environment and Sustainability.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

MANTHAN Hackathon by BPR&D and AICTE

 

Bureau of Police Research & Development and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be launching MANTHAN 2021 on twenty sixth August 2021 at National Media Centre.

Hackathon “MANTHAN 2021” is a unique country wide initiative (36-hour online hackathon with Prize cash really worth Rs. 40 Lakh and with two phases) to become aware of revolutionary principles and science options for addressing the safety challenges of the twenty first century confronted by our talent agencies.

During this hackathon, chosen youths from schooling institutions across the country and registered start-ups will participate to provide strong, secure and high-quality technology solutions using their technical expertise and progressive skills.

 

Renovated Complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak

 

PM Narendra Modi has dedicated to the state the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak in Punjab’s Amritsar, to mark 102 years of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

 

 

The historical garden is a memorial of countrywide importance, preserved in the memory of infinite revolutionaries, sacrificers, fighters, who had been killed in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, which befell on the pageant of Baisakhi on 13 April 1919. Apart from this, PM Modi also inaugurated four museum galleries developed at the Smarak, to exhibit the historical fee of activities that unfolded in Punjab in 1919. The PM also introduced multiple improvement initiatives taken with the aid of the authorities to upgrade the complex.

 

First Sectoral Index of India

 

ndia’s first sectoral index in the Agri commodities basket i.e. GUAREX was launched through the NCDEX (National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited).

GUAREX is a fee primarily based sectoral index that tracks the movement in the futures contracts of guar gum sophisticated splits and guar seed on a real-time basis. This index product will provide a lot of possibilities to the price chain.

The weightage of guar seed and guar gum refined splits in the index will be sixty three per cent and 37 per cent, respectively. The index futures will be cash-settled. Initially, Guarex futures contracts expiring in September and October will be made handy for trading.

India is the world’s greatest guar producer accounting for 80-85 per cent of the output, while Rajasthan is the country’s top producer with 80 per cent market share. Guar seed was sown on 1.81 million hectares so far this year, down from 2.25 million hectares logged in the identical length closing year.

 

Tokenization for Mobiles, Laptops and Wearables

 

In 2019, RBI had accepted authorized card charge networks to provide card tokenization offerings to any token requestor (i.e., third-party app provider) thru mobile phones and tablets. Now RBI has prolonged the scope of tokenization to include purchaser devices – laptops, desktops, wearables (wristwatches, bands, etc.), Internet of Things (IoT) devices, etc.

 

The permission for tokenization extends to a number channels [e.g., Near Field Communication (NFC) / Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) primarily based contactless transactions, in-app payments, QR code-based payments, etc.] or token storage mechanisms (cloud, impenetrable element, trusted execution environment, etc. The ultimate duty for the card tokenization offerings rendered rests with the licensed card networks.

Tokenization refers to the replacement of true card important points with a unique alternate code referred to as the “token”, which shall be special for a combination of card, token requestor, and device (referred hereafter as “identified device”).

 

Y-Break App launched by AYUSH Ministry

 

It was launched by Union AYUSH minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.

 

On the occasion, several bouquets of activities and campaigns was launched by Ministry of Ayush to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

 

Apart from Y-Break App, a year-long campaigns like cultivation of medicinal plants in farmland, distribution of medicinal plants to households and sensitisation of School & College going students on Ayush systems were launched.

 

This week-long activities & campaigns will start from August 30 to September 5.

 

These activities will be launched with the aim of reaching to remote areas in India and address all categories of our population viz., children, old people, farmers and corporate.

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is a series of events being organised to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. Events are being organised by government of India and it will be celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari.

 

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