Current Affairs of 8th December 2019

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Human Library to be held in Mysuru

In Karnataka, Human Library, a concept which seeks to replace books with humans, will be held in the City of Palaces, Mysuru.

Ms. K Pavithra, founder of Human Library, Mysuru Chapter said, the first event of the Human Library aims to break past long-standing prejudices and stereotypes by creating a safe framework for conservation by using a library analogy of lending people rather than books.

Copenhagen, Denmark-headquarteredHuman Library is a registered international non-profit organization. Ms. Pavithra said, the notion of Human Library was initially launched in the year 2000 and currently exists in more than 85 countries, known as The Human Library Organization.  In India, Human Library is spread across various metropolitan cities including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru.

Haryana CM inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has inaugurated Gurgaon’s ambitious Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC). It has been developed as the nerve center to provide multifaceted online smart services to people.

The ICCC has been designed to serve as the nodal point for all online data related to the Smart City applications, including CCTV-based public safety and adaptive traffic management system, smart parking system, water supply management system, pollution monitoring, property tax management system and asset management system. The Integrated Command and Control Centre was built at the cost of 38 crore rupees.

27 students in IITs committed suicide in 5 yrs, IIT Madras tops the list

Twenty-seven students across 10 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country have committed suicide in the last five years, reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed.

As per the data provided by the Department of Higher Education working under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), IIT Madras tops the list with suicides by seven students during this period.

In the reply to a query asked by RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaur on December 2, the MHRD said that between 2014 and 2019, seven students from IIT Madras, five from IIT Kharagpur and three each from IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad committed suicide. Two students each from IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Roorkee also ended their lives during the period, it said.

National Energy Conservation Week (NECW)- 2019 will be observed from December 14-20

National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year by the people all over India on the 14th of December. The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the year 2001. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional body that comes under the Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the energy use.

Israeli high school students to launch a self-made satellite from ISRO’s Sriharikota

Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students of Sha’ar HaNegev High school in Israel’s southern region. 

It is a photo satellite used for ecological research of Earth from space. The size of the satellite is 10x10x30 cm (3U) and weighs 2.3 kg. The students worked for almost two and a half years to build it. The satellite will be of good help to agriculturists.

2019 Economics Nobel laureates to donate the prize money to fund research

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer, winners of this year’s Nobel prize in economics will donate their prize money to the Weiss Fund, administered by Harvard University, for research in development economics.

J&K’s Rajouri gets important Draj Bridge for all-weather connectivity

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Shri Girish Chandra Murmu dedicated 72-metre-long Bridge to the Nation in Rajouri. The bridge over Draj nallah connects Draj Area with Tehsil Kotranka area under District Rajouri and is constructed to bear heavy load up to 70 tons.

The important bridge has been constructed by the 110 Road Construction Company of the 31 Task Force under Project Sampark of Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

India Skills Report: Maharashtra with highest employable talent

India Skills Report was released jointly by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and AIU (Association of Indian University).

According to the report, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest employable talent. Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ranked second and third respectively. Among the cities, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune were rated as the most employable cities in the country.

Mumbai was at the topmost followed by Hyderabad. Hyderabad entered the top ranks for the first time since the launch of the report.

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates ‘Digital Exhibition on the history of Constitution of India’

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Digital Exhibition on History of Constitution of India’ in New Delhi.

The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th November 1949, and the Members appended their signatures to it on 24.01.1950. In all, 284 Members (total Members-299) actually signed the Constitution.

The Constitution of India came into force on 26.01.1950. The day of adoption of the Constitution is being celebrated in the country as “Constitution Day”.

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