Daily Current Affairs, 20th September 2019 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 20th September 2019

1) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank launches WAWE Summit 2019
•Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE) summit. It will be jointly organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) at Jaipur.

•This initiative stating that it will empower women and encourage entrepreneurship among youngsters. WAWE Summit 2019 is a great initiative for women who have skills in their hands and it will further empower and motivate them.

2) India’s first central police university to come up in Greater Noida
•The country’s first central police university will be set up by the Union home ministry off the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. The Centre had given in-principle approval for the university and a 100-acre plot has been identified in Sector Techzone.

•The government wants to set up an institution to tackle modern-day policing challenges. The national university for policing will help in improving police personnel training, skills, research and also policymaking with regard to policing in India.

3) First Jammu International Film Festival to be held in Jammu
•The first ever “Jammu International Film Festival” will be held in Jammu. 37 short films and documentaries from 11 countries will be screened at the inaugural edition of Jammu International Film Festival. The festival will also present an annual ‘Inspiring Icon Award‘, which will be given to a person, who hails from the region and has made it big in the film industry.

4) Thaawarchand Gehlot launches MIS portal under Accessible India Campaign
•Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the (Management Information System) MIS portal in New Delhi. The MIS has been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The portal is made fully accessible for Divyangjans.

•The MIS portal will bring all the nodal ministries and States and Union Territories on a single platform for monitoring the progress being made against each target of Accessible India Campaign. The portal will be useful in maintaining all the function on the digital platform and capture data on a real-time basis.

5) The book titled “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow
•The book titled “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas” written by the journalist Dhaval Kulkarni was released. It is published by Penguin Random House. The book depicts the political journey of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.

6) Telangana to celebrate 2020 as Year of AI
•The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology. A lot of hackathons and meetings will happen and the government agencies will give challenges and make available data sets on which you (companies) can run algorithms.