Monday, July 18, 2022

DAILY GK: 10,11 JULY

 DAILY GK: 10,11 JULY 

1.       UNION HEALTH MINISTRY & PANCHAYATI RAJ MINISTRY SIGN MOU TO END TB IN INDIA BY 2025

·         The MoU would establish inter-ministerial collaborations and strategic partnerships with the goal of eradicating TB in India by 2025.

·         The main objective of this MoU is to avoid convergence at the policy, programme, and implementation levels across the Ministries, in favour of a multi-sectoral and expedited response to a TB-free India.

·         Both the Ministries will take forward the “TB Harega, DeshJeetega” campaign in rural India.

·         I 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched the TB Free India Campaign at the Delhi End-TB Summit in 2018 in New Delhi, Delhi.

·         It was launched to eliminate TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of the target of 2030 set by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and as a commitment to fighting diseases in India, which has the highest burden of TB in the world.

 

2.       CSMT, MUMBAI BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST STATION TO HAVE AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE

·         The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai has become India’s first railway station to have an Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

·         This technology will allow passengers at the station to get a real-time digitised timetable with a dedicated scrolling screen and railway information for an engaging experience.

·         The project at CSMT-Mumbai’s busiest railway station aims to generate revenue for Central Railway and offer passengers fun and infotainment during wait periods. The Central Railways is looking to bring in around Rs 50lakhs in revenues in five years.

 

3.       INDIA BECOMES 68TH COUNTRY TO JOIN INTERPOL’S CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION DATABASE

·         Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s nodal agency for Interpol matters joins International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol’s) international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database and becomes the 68th country to join.

·         Detectives in all 68 countries that joined the database, can exchange information and notes on cases of child sexual abuse.

·         Interpol-Headquarters – Lyon, France,Members – 195 countries

 

4.       AXIS BANK SIGNS MOU WITH INDIAN AIR FORCE TO MANAGE SALARY ACCOUNTS

·         Private sector lender Axis Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to manage salary accounts of the defense personnel under its ‘Power Salute’ initiative.

·         Under the MoU, the bank will offer benefits to all ranks of Indian Air Force personnel including the veterans, cadets/recruits It includes a personal accident cover of up to Rs 56 lakh, total permanent disability cover benefit of Rs 46 lakh, air accident covers of Rs 1 crore among others.

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