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DAILY GK 28 AUG 2020

 DAILY GK 28 AUG 2020

1. GIS-ENABLED LAND BANK SYSTEM

·        Piyush Goyal e-launched the National GIS(Geographic Information System)-enabled Land Bank system for six states. The system is developed by the integration of the Industrial Information System (IIS) with State GIS systems. 

·        The platform will provide a database of industrial areas/clusters across the country and will serve as a one-stop solution to the free and easy accessibility of all industrial information.

·        The minister also discussed about the issues of pushing industrial manufacturing in the country, attracting investments, pushing the approach of ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP), and promoting a National Movement Towards ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.

 

2. ERICSSON & UNICEF PARTNERED TO MAP SCHOOL INTERNET

·        Ericsson, Swedish Telecom Company, partnered with United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) to map internet connectivity landscape for schools in 35 countries by the end of 2023 to provide digital learning access to the children.

·        This joint initiative is a part of the Giga initiative launched by UNICEF and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in September 2019 to provide internet connection to every school and their surrounding communities.

 

3. BRICS INDUSTRY MINISTERS MEETING

·        Som Prakash, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry represented India and addressed the 5th BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Industry Ministers Meeting held through Virtual Conference. In the meeting they discussed the ways to enhance cooperation in areas like 5G, Artificial Intelligence(AI) & industrial Internet, among BRICS countries.

·        The meeting adopted a Joint Declaration to commence the implementation of the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR).

 

4. MAHINDRA SIGNED MOU WITH REE AUTOMOTIVE

·        Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M), signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with REE Automotive, a Tel-Aviv, Israel based startup firm to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for the global market.

·        This partnership aims to provide 2-2.5 lakh electric commercial vehicle units over years to support the needs of REE’s global customers and potential volumes of domestic and international markets of Mahindra.

 

5. INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE FOR THE BOOK ‘THE DISCOMFORT OF EVENING’

·        Dutch Author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize for the Literary fiction book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’.

·        Rijneveld became the youngest author to win the prize at the age of 29.

·        The Booker Prize Foundation is a registered charity, it is responsible for the award of The Booker Prize for Fiction and for The International Booker Prize.

·        The Book was first published in Dutch in 2018 and eventually translated into English by Michele Hutchison. 

 

6. COMPUTER PIONEER ARNOLD SPIELBERG PASSES AWAY

·        Arnold Spielberg, a Pioneered computer designer & an innovative engineer passed away at the age of 103 in Los Angeles.

·        He along with Charles Propster designed(in late 1950s) the GE-225 mainframe computer, while he worked for General Electric. 

·        He is the father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

·        The GE-225 mainframe computer enabled the researchers at Dartmouth College to 
develop the programming language BASIC, which led the rise of personal computers in the 1970s and ‘80s.



 

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