Daily Current Affairs, 06th September 2019 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 06th September 2019






1) HRD Ministry awarded Institute of Eminence status to 5 public institutions
The Human Resource Development Ministry has awarded the Institute of Eminence status to 5 public institutions. The status was awarded to the following institutions:

•IIT Madras
•IIT Kharagpur
•Delhi University
•Benares Hindu University
•University of Hyderabad

Each of the above university has to sign a MoU with the HRD Ministry and will lay out its plan to achieve the objective of becoming a world-class institution. The public institutions on the list will then be eligible for a government grant of RS 1,000 crore.

2) WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate measles & rubella by 2023
•World Health Organisation South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution to eliminate the highly infectious childhood killer diseases “measles and rubella” was taken at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi.

•The member-countries resolved to strengthen the immunisation systems against the two diseases to achieve the new targets.

3) Asia’s first 5th Generation: VR based simulator centre launched at Chennai
•Asia’s first 5th Generation – Virtual Reality based Advanced Driver Training Simulator Centre was launched at the Automobile Association of Southern India Centre (AASI), Chennai. In the first 6 months, AASI will train 200 Ambulance drivers free of cost, under ‘Safe Drivers Campaign’. The simulator was ideated, designed and developed by Chennai based Red Chariots Technologies Pvt Ltd.

4) MCX and Zhengzhou Exchange sign MoU for exchange of information
•Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) and Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE), one of the leading commodity exchanges in China, have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for co-operation and the exchange of information.

•The MoU is intended to facilitate cooperation between the two exchanges in areas such as knowledge sharing, education & training, organizing events as well as to explore areas of mutual interests between the exchanges.

5) Odisha won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 in disaster management
•Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 for its innovative conception by using information technology in the field of disaster management. The “SATARK” (System for Assessing, Tracking and Alerting Disaster Risk Information based on Dynamic Risk Knowledge) application has been chosen for the award.

•This app has been developed to provide real-time watch, alert and warning information for different natural disasters and hazards such as heatwave, lightning, agriculture risk, flood, tsunami, earthquake, cyclone or storm, road accident and snakebite.

6) 5th Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok, Russia
5th Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok, Russia. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated as the Chief Guest at the Eastern Economic Forum. During the plenary session,

•Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Act Far East” policy for Russia.

•Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced a $1 Billion line of credit to Russia for the development of the resource-rich region.




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