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Saturday, July 18, 2020

DAILY GK 18 JULY 2020


DAILY GK 18 JULY 2020
1. 1ST CONTAINER SHIP FROM KOLKATA PORT TO AGARTALA VIA CHATTOGRAM PORT
·        Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata (West Bengal) to Agartala (Tripura) through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh in a virtual ceremony.
·        This will not only provide an alternative and shorter route for India to connect it’s North East Region (NER) through Bangladesh but will also further boost India-Bangladesh maritime relations.
2. CBSE COLLABORATES WITH IBM
·        The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), announced integration of Artificial Intelligence(AI) in the high school curriculum for the 2020-2021 academic year.
·        The curriculum was developed in collaboration with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation).
·        The IBM AI curriculum is a part of CBSE’s Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action (SEWA) program.


3. INDIA’S CERT AND ISRAEL’S INCD INKED MOU
·        The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted the routine life but it also made the virtual world vulnerable to cyber threats as there was a rapid increase in digitization during the last 5 months of global lockdown.
·         India and Israel have signed an agreement to further expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats.
·        The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD). 
4. 2020 TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD
·        The Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF), announced that Kate Winslet will be receiving the 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the virtual event of the 45th edition of TIFF. 
·        Kate will receive the honour in the virtual gala on 15th September 2020, following her film, Francis Lee’s Ammonite in which she played a fossil hunter Mary Anning.

5. L&T TECH SERVICES TO ACQUIRE 100% STAKE IN ORCHESTRA TECH
·        L&T Technology Services(LTTS), the engineering services arm of Larsen and Toubro Group, informed that it will acquire a 100 % stake in Texas-based Orchestra Technology(Tech).
·        The acquisition is an all cash deal of USD 25 million, or about Rs 187 crores
·        It provides engineering services and solutions for telecom network management.

6. DAY OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2020 – JULY 17
·        Day of International Criminal Justice is annually observed on 17th July to recognise the importance of the international criminal justice system in prevailing the justice for the victims of the crimes, wars and genocide and to promote their rights.

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