Computers and ICT: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 India’S First Braille Laptop for Visually Impaired Developed [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    IIT-Delhi has developed India’s first Braille laptop named ‘Dot Book’ for visually impaired persons. Laptop was developed on the basis of multiple user trials taking care of preferences and needs of the use community.

    This affordable device will help to provide equal opportuniti

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  • May 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Coffee Board Activates Blockchain Based Marketplace in India [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Commerce Secretary on 28th March launched blockchain based coffee e-marketplace at New Delhi. This pilot project will help integrate farmers w/markets in a transparent manner & lead to realisation of fair price for the coffee producer & the blockchain also reduce number of layers

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  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 New Centers for Artificial Intelligence in Higher Educational Institutions [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    In view of increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology across the world, following have set up centers for Artificial Intelligence. The Acts and Statutes governing these Institutions allow them to have academic and research collaboration with Institutions and Univer

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  • Apr 6, 2019
  • 1 Actions Taken by MWCD on Functioning/ Implementation of PMMVY-CAS [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    The mapping of field functionaries on Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana-Common Application Software (PMMVY-CAS) using Local Government Directory (LGD) Code allows implementing the scheme independent of the implementing Department in States/UTs.

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    Image of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

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  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1 National Testing Agency Launched Mobile App Through Which Students Can Practice Mock Tests [ Education, Computers & ICT ]

    National Testing Agency (NTA) launched a ‘mobile app’ through which students can practice or take mock tests on their own computers or smart phones. So far, more than one lakh students have registered at these TPCs and more than one crore students have benefited from these ‘App

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Licence to Spy: NIA, CBI Among 10 Central Agencies Allowed to Snoop on Computer [ Policy/Governance, Political Science, Computers & ICT ]

    10 central agencies can now intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”. The order will be in effect was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by December 20.

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    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

    Image Of Agencies Authorized To Snoop

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 National E-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Minister of Parliamentary Affairs & Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, gave details on status of implementation of National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project.

    National Evidhan Application

    National Evidhan Application

    National Evidhan Application

    E-Vidhan

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  • Feb 8, 2019
  • 1 Website of Cyber Coordination Centre During DGP Conference Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    The website of the Cyber Coordination Centre launched on the concluding day of 3-day DGP Conference The Conference of Director Generals of Police was organized at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat, under the shadow of the Statue of Unity.

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    Image Of Cyber Security

    Image Of Cyber Security

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  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 1 Government Launches ‘PAiSA’ Portal Under National Urban Livelihoods Mission [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched ‘PAiSA’ – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access during National Workshop on Municipal Finance & Urban Planning held in New Delhi.

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    Image of PAiSA Portal

    Image of PAiSA Portal

    PAISA Portal

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 🌟 India Stack API [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    India Stack is set of APIs that allows govt. , businesses, startups & developers to utilise unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless & cashless service delivery.

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    Image of India Stack API

    Image of India Stack API

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 What is APIX Technology [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange) is a banking technology platform launched at Fintech Festival in Singapore. Fintech platform aims to connect companies to financial institutions globally & become banking solution for 2 billion people w/o bank accounts worldwide.

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  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 1 Workshop on Online Course on Digital Payments Launched by NITI Aayog in Collaboration [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Workshop on “Online Course on Digital Payments” was organized by FICCI & NITI Aayog. Course was developed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & Department of Telecommunications (DoT) w/inputs form key stakeholders targeting mid-level Govt. Officers/Academicians engaged

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  • 2 🌟 What is Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India [ Education, Computers & ICT ]

    Govt. has provided 2 lac Datasets on open data platform to provide opportunity for innovation to all. It is set-up by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in compliance w/Open Data Policy. Its objective is to provide platform for proactive access to Govt. -owned shareable data.

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    Image of Open Government Platform (OGPL)

    Image of Open Government Platform (OGPL)

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  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 1 What is Block Chain? Reliance Receives India’S First LC Payment Via Block Chain [ Science/Technology, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    HSBC Holdings has executed letter of credit (LC) payment using block chain for export by Reliance Industries to US-based Tricon Energy. Block chain technology offers way for untrusted parties to reach consensus on common digital history.

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    Image of Block Chain Technology

    Image of Block Chain Technology

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems [ Education, Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Cabinet has approved launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science & Technology for period of 5 years.

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    Image of The NM-ICPS

    Image of The NM-ICPS

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  • Dec 25, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Computers & ICT ]

    Justice BN Srikrishna Committee submitted its report on data protection law to Union Minister for Electronics & IT, law & justice. Bill will apply to processing of personal data w/i India, including State.

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    Image of Privacy Law in the Making

    Image of Privacy law in the making

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  • Dec 21, 2018
  • 1 Suresh Prabhu Launches AirSewa 2.0 [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Civil Aviation Ministry launched upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal & mobile app in New Delhi. Improved grievance mgmt. including social media grievances. Secure sign-up & log-in w/social media.

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    Image of AirSewa 2.0

    Image of AirSewa 2.0

    Major improvements:

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  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 1 IAF Launches MedWatch Mobile Health App [ Science/Technology, Health, Defense, Computers & ICT ]

    Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘MedWatch’ mobile health app to provide health information to users, including first-aid & other health & nutritional topics. It was launched on 8th Oct on occasion of IAF’s 85th anniversary. It is 1st of its kind mobile health app built by any

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  • 2 🌟 Researchers Develop Web-Based Tool to Monitor Fake News on Social Media (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Web-based tool to monitor spread of fake news on social media platforms is developed by Researchers from University of Michigan in US. Tool uses Platform Health Metric called Iffy Quotient & will supposedly draw data from 2 external entities namely NewsWhip & Media Bias/Fact Chec

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  • 3 🌟 IIT Madras Develops India’S 1st Indigenous Microprocessor (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s 1st indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors & other components of microprocessor ecosystem.

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    Imagr of Microprocessor

    Imagr of Microprocessor

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 PM to Interact with IT & Electronic MfG. Professionals to Launch of “Main Nahin Hum” Portal & App [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Government has launched ‘Main Nahin Hum’ portal for IT professionals. On this occasion PM will interact w/IT & electronic manufacturing professionals across India. Platform is developed by MyGov.

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    Image of Launch of CSR Platform

    Image of launch of CSR platform

    About ‘Main Nah

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  • Nov 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Union Home Minister Launches Two Portals to Strengthen Women Safety (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC) portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to check objectionable online content. Portal will allow citizens to lodge complaints on objectionable online content related to child pornogra

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 Finance Ministry Launches Mobile Application “Jan Dhan Darshak” as a Part of Financial Inclusion [ Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance & National Informatics Centre (NIC) has jointly developed mobile app called Jan Dhan Darshak as part of financial inclusion (FI) initiative.

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    Image of Department of Financial Services

    Image of Department of Financial Services

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  • 2 Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and DigiVaarta [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Digi VAARTA (Vehicle to Accelerate Access and Reach to Transformational Action) is a platform designed to enable Financial and Social inclusion. It is a chat app that provides help to first time users in making a digital payment.

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    Image of Digi Vaarta Chat

    Image of Digi vaarta chat

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 Finalization of National Artificial Intelligence Mission [ Science/Technology, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation was constituted on 24th August 2017. Task Force gave its report on 19th January 2018. NITI Aayog has identified 5 sectors that includes healthcare, agriculture, education, infrastructure, & transportat

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018 [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Cabinet approved National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) & re-designation of Telecom Commission as “Digital Communications Commission”. It replaces existing National Telecom Policy-2012 to cater to modern needs of digital communications sector of India.

    Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

    Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

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  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1 Niti Aayog Launches Mobility Hackathon ‘Move Hack’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    NITI Aayog launched ‘Move Hack’, global mobility hackathon to crowd source solutions aimed at future of mobility in India. Hackathon, which is envisaged to be one of largest globally, will be focused on 10 themes. It will be structured over 3 legs - online, followed by leg in Sin

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  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog, Intel & TIFR Collaborate to Set Up a Model Inter. Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    NITI Aayog, Intel, & Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) are collaborating to set up Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) in Bengaluru.

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    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

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  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 1 India’S First in-Phone Guide and Mobile Application “Go What’S That” in Chandigarh [ Geography, Computers & ICT, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, laid foundation stone of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women at Mohali, Punjab. 1,100 tags are placed at diff. tourist spots, which will give accurate information on each artifact.

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  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 1 Road Transport Ministry Approves Digi Locker- Drive Without Carrying Your Driving License [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Ministry of Road Transport has made digital driving license & vehicle’s RC papers stored in Digi Lockers are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per IT Act 2000 & is valid under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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    Image of How to Use the DigiLocker

    Image of How to use the DigiLocker

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  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar, Driving Licence as ID Proof from Govt’S DigiLocker [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT, Railways ]

    Railways will accept soft copies of Aadhar & driving license provided they are in your DigiLocker, digital storage service operated by govt. that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on cloud.

    Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar & Driving Licence

    Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar & Driving Licence

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  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1 M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’S Smallest [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Michigan Micro Mote, or M3, has been released & claimed to be smallest in world. What is M3 Computer? - Designed for Internet of Things (IoT) it measures 1 cubic mm. It packs sensors & other features into single package.

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    Image of M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

    Image of M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 🌟 DNA Computers Can Grow Itself- Store More and Be Faster Then Conventional Computers (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Scientists have designed new, super-fast computer made of DNA molecules that grows as it computes & can outperform all standard systems in solving practical problems. Researchers from University of Manchester showed feasibility of engineering universal turing machine (UTM) - comp

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Smart India Hackathon 2018’S Grand Finale on March 30, 31st at 28 Nodal Centres [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Smart India Hackathon 2018 was unique initiative to identify new & disruptive digital technology innovations for solving challenges faced by country. Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) will be 36-hour software product development competition. It will be

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  • May 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Big data - It is data sets that are so voluminous and complex. That traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, search, data storage, data analysis sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updat

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Computers & ICT ]

    Bitcoin - It is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system, No Standard Pricing. Legal status, tax and regulation: Use of bitcoin can be criminalized. Some countries have explicitly allowed its use and trade, others have banned or restricted it.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions for Computers, IT & Geography - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Computers & ICT ]

    “Weaving a Digital India” National Meet on Grassroots Informatics: VIVID 2018 - National Informatics Centre (NIC) had a 3-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics – VIVID: Weaving a Digital India, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 CCEA Approves Methodology to Auction Commercial Coal Mines to Private Sector [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved methodology for auction of coal to private sector under Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Opening of coal sector to commercial mining by private entiti

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  • 2 What is Big Data? BIS Accentuates the Role of Standardization in Big Data [ Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, in association with Data Science Foundation organized the 5th international data science summit in New Delhi where main topic was Big data standardization.

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1 “Weaving a Digital India” National Meet on Grassroot Informatics: VIVID 2018 [ Computers & ICT ]

    National Informatics Centre (NIC) had a 3-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics – VIVID: Weaving a Digital India, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme for VIVID 2018 is – Cyber Security and Innovation.

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    Image of National Informatics Centre (NIC) REACH

    Image of National Informatics Centre (NIC) REACH

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 Pratyush, India’S Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The supercomputer has been named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning Sun.

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    Image of Pratyush: India’s Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled

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