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Daily News Digest:08 August 2020

SHRI G C MURMU TAKES OVER AS C&AG OF INDIA

Shri Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He succeeded Shri Rajiv Mehrishi. He is an authority, established by Article 148 of the Constitution of India. He audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government.

GUJARAT POLICE LAUNCHES SPECIAL DRIVE TO FIND OUT MISSING CHILDREN IN STATE

Gujarat police have launched a 15 day special drive to find out missing children in the state. As per this, Police officials have been asked to visit observation homes and child care homes to find out missing and kidnapped children.

KISAN RAIL

Government has introduced the first “Kisan Rail” train service from Deolali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar. It is a first-ever multi-commodity train service. It will take stops at Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Katni, Manikpur, Prayagraj Chheoki, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar and Buxar

It will carry vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onion, etc., and fruits like grapes, banana, pomegranate, etc.

MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF INDIA WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a new version of the India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS). It is open to the public, and accessible through the web portal. It contains information related to Water Resources for rainfall, water levels & discharge of rivers, water bodies, groundwater levels, reservoir storages, evapotranspiration and soil moisture.

NOKIA TO SET UP ROBOTICS LAB AT INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE FOR RESEARCH

Nokia has announced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to establish the Nokia-Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Networked Robotics. It will promote interdisciplinary research involving robotics, advanced communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ON USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING IN NHAI

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE). It will be used Artificial Intelligence in Data-Driven decision making and Advance Data Management System for Highway.

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