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Daily News Digest:30 May 2020

US collaborates with G7 AI group to oppose China

An international panel which sets ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence has been joined by the United States. The idea for joining the group was earlier dismissed by the Trump Administration.

The group was formed by the leaders of Canada and France in 2018 for guiding the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence on the basis of shared principles of diversity, economic growth, human rights, innovation and inclusion.

Mumbai based startup develops the World’s First Contactless Visitor Management Software

The Mumbai based startup VAMS Global has developed the World’s First Contactless Visitor Management Software. The name of the software is VAMS SafeGuard as it scans the temperature of the body and reads faces while the individual wears a mask and monitors social distancing. The VAMS SafeGuard software scans, reads and records the data of an individual at a time from a distance of 18 inches in around 3 to 5 seconds.

Delimitation Commission meets to evaluate progress of instructions given

A meeting was held by the Delimitation Commission on 28 May 2020 to assess the progress of the instruction and direction given by the commission in its first meeting last in April. The delimitation commission has received the particulars of State Election Commissioner from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, and Manipur.

The process of determining territorial constituencies limits or boundaries in a country or a province with a legislative body is called delimitation.

International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed on 29 May

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed on 29 May every year, to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of the uniformed and civilian personnel to the United Nations work and remembers and honours over 3,900 peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the United Nations since 1948.

The theme of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is “Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace”.

Three new Power Projects by NHPC in Ladakh UT

A meeting was held between Shri A.K. Singh, the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC, (a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power) and Shri R.K. Mathur, the Lt. Governor of the Union Territories of Ladakh on 29 May 2020 to strengthen the development of Hydro and Solar Power Projects in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Recently NHPC had commissioned a 45 MW Nimmo Bazgo Hydro Power Project in Leh and a 44 MW Chutak Hydro Power Projects in Kargil which has helped in harnessing the Hydro Power potential of Ladakh region.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs announces inclusion of 23 additional MFP items in MSP

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has included 23 Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled "Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP". The increase in the coverage of items from 50 to 73 has been announced amidst the challenging circumstances present in the country due to COVID-19 Pandemic to provide the much-needed support to the tribal MFP gatherers.

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