October 2019

Daily Quick Revision Current affairs || 30 October 2019

●Paramahansa Yogananda: (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952) Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com •he was an Indian monk, yogi and guruwho introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) / Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India.[Kriya Yoga is “union (yoga) with the Infinite through a certain action or rite (kriya)]•He is considered as the “Father of Yoga in the West.”•He was the first major Indian… Read More »Daily Quick Revision Current affairs || 30 October 2019

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semi-Dirac metals

●Dirac metals Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com •Researchers from IIT Bombay have discovered special properties in a class of materials called “semi-Dirac metals”- such materials would be transparent to light of a given frequency and polarisation when it is incident along a particular direction•The quality of conduction in normal metals like gold and silver depends on the way energy depends on the momentum of electrons.•Dirac metals differ from normal metals in that the energy depends linearly… Read More »semi-Dirac metals

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Edge computing

●Edge computing•According to a research, By 2025, Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com companies will generate and process more than 75% of their data outside of traditional centralised data centres — that is, at the “edge” of the cloud.•Edge computing enables data to be analysed, processed, and transferred at the edge of a network. Meaning , the data is analysed locally, closer to where it is stored, in real-time without latency, rather than send it far… Read More »Edge computing

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National Digital Health Blueprint

●National Digital Health Blueprint•In August this year, the government released NDHB which aims to create National Digital Health Eco- System•It lays out the ‘building blocks’ for the implementation of the National Health Stack (NHS), which aims to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) in leveraging health records.•Keeping true to the government’s larger agenda, of ‘data as a public good’, the blueprint proposes the linking of multiple databases to generate greater and granular… Read More »National Digital Health Blueprint

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SEED awards

●Strategic Partnership Council (SPC)•Agreement for the Strategic Partnership Council (SPC) between India and Saudi Arabia has been signed.•India will become the fourth country with which the Kingdom has formed a strategic partnership, the others being the UK, France and China.●SEED awards•SEED was originally conceived as an acronym for Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development•Fourteen start-ups selected for 2019 SEED Awards.•The awards, an annual affair, are granted to organisations working on… Read More »SEED awards

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15 point reform charter for better functioning of Parliament

●15 point reform charter for better functioning of Parliament•Expressing concern over the functioning of parliamentary institutions in the country and erosion of public trust in them, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has unveiled a 15-point reform charter.◽The 15-point charter includes:•Parties need to ensure attendance of at least 50% of their legislators all through the proceedings of the Houses by adopting a roster system.•Review of anti-defection law.•Review of the whip system which… Read More »15 point reform charter for better functioning of Parliament

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Corporate Social Responsibility

●Corporate Social Responsibility•It is the integration of socially beneficial programs and practices into a corporation’s business model and culture.•India is one of the first countries in the world to make CSR mandatory for companies following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 (Companies Act) in 2014.•Under the Companies Act, businesses can invest their profits in areas such as promoting rural development in terms of healthcare, sanitation, education including skill development,… Read More »Corporate Social Responsibility

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Paramahansa Yogananda: (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952)

●Paramahansa Yogananda: (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952) Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com •he was an Indian monk, yogi and guruwho introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) / Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India.[Kriya Yoga is “union (yoga) with the Infinite through a certain action or rite (kriya)]•He is considered as the “Father of Yoga in the West.”•He was the first major Indian… Read More »Paramahansa Yogananda: (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952)

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Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 19 October 2019

●Guru Ravidas: (1398– 1540) 142 years?!•He was a poet and saint of the Bhakti movement.•Born in Varanasi to the ‘untouchable’ leather tanners caste.•He is believed to be a disciple of the bhakti saint-poet Ramanandaand a contemporary of the bhakti saint-poet Kabir.•One of his famous disciples was the saint, Mirabai.•Ravidas taught removal of social divisions of caste and gender, and promoted unity in the pursuit of personal spiritual freedoms•Yielding to the… Read More »Daily Quick Revision Current Affairs || 19 October 2019

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Guru Ravidas: (1398– 1540)

●Guru Ravidas: (1398– 1540) 142 years?!•He was a poet and saint of the Bhakti movement.•Born in Varanasi to the ‘untouchable’ leather tanners caste.•He is believed to be a disciple of the bhakti saint-poet Ramanandaand a contemporary of the bhakti saint-poet Kabir.•One of his famous disciples was the saint, Mirabai.•Ravidas taught removal of social divisions of caste and gender, and promoted unity in the pursuit of personal spiritual freedoms•Yielding to the… Read More »Guru Ravidas: (1398– 1540)

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