1. The Union Health ministry launched a tele-medicine service platform named ‘eSanjeevani’ under the Ayushman Bharat (AB-HWCs) programme.
During the nine months from its inception, the initiative has provided over 1.5 lakh online consultations. it has provided patient to doctor consultations from the patient’s home and doctor to doctor consultations. over 5000 tele consultations are being held each day. Latest SSC recruitment.
2. Bangladesh has decided to construct a monument for the Indian soldiers who martyred in 1971, during the country’s efforts for independence from Pakistan.
Bangladesh announced that the war memorial would be constructed to align with the 50th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day celebrations. Bangladesh already features a National Memorial at Dhaka for all 1971 martyrs, but the proposed one is to honour only Indian soldiers.
3. The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hassan Diab has recently stepped down from his post, after a colossal blast occurred in the country.
The catastrophic explosion in the capital city Beirut, has triggered a public outrage in the country. It caused heavy destruction, by killing over 160 people and injuring over 6,000 people. There have been mass demonstrations against the govt demanding the steeping down of the leadership. Latest SSC recruitment.
4. The U.S. has planned to supply its military airwaves for high-speed internet service of 5G wireless networks.
US authorities announced that radio-frequency spectrum used for radar defence systems were identified, which can be shared with commercial telecom providers. this is expected to push the U.S. ahead of China in deploying 5G wireless technology.
5. Russia has become the first country to register and approve the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine. It has named the vaccine as ‘Sputnik V’.
This has been named as a reference to the world’s first satellite sent by the country. Russia claims that is has received requests from more than 20 countries for 1 billion doses of its newly-registered Covid-19 vaccine. Latest SSC recruitment.
6. The Supreme Court of India ruled that the daughters can’t be deprived of their right of equality and that they will have equal coparcenary rights in joint Hindu family property even though the father died before the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.
The daughters will have the right to inherit their ancestral property with retrospective effect with similar rights and liabilities as sons hold. Coparcener refers to an individual who assumes a right in parental property by birth.
7. Israel has recently provided its AI based technologies and equipment to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
The technologies include contact-less monitoring applications, advanced medical management systems and AI-based solutions comprising AI assistant robots. The Prime Ministers of both the countries were affiliating with one another for identifying the areas of mutual cooperation.
8. The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in association with Dell Technologies has launched SEP 2.0 (Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2.0). The programme is launched for the young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs).
The first version of the SEP was launched in January 2019 and also the second series (Sep 2.0) has been launched now. The program facilitates young student innovators to work in close association with DELL Technologies. Under this programme, the scholars would get mentoring support, feedback support and patenting ideas.
9. The “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation”, constituted by the home Ministry, for the year 2020 has been awarded to 121 Police personnel.
This medal was constituted in the year 2018 by the Union Government with the aim to market professional standards of investigation of crime. It also stands as an award of Excellence in Investigation by investigating officers. Latest SSC recruitment.
10. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) undertook a survey titled ‘Youth and Covid-19: impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being’.
As per the survey, almost half the world’s youth population is undergoing anxiety or depression-causing situations. over a 3rd aren’t sure of their future career prospects because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was conducted to study the effect of pandemic on the lives of youths aged 18 to 29 years.