28.01.22 TSPSC Daily Current Affairs

 

 

TELANGANA

Telangana industries minister seeks Rs 14,000 crore for key projects

Ahead of the Union Budget, which is to be presented on February 1, Telangana industries minister KT Rama Rao has written nearly half a dozen letters to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking budgetary support of over 14,000 crore for key industrial projects set to come up in Telangana.

These include the projects like Hyderabad-Bengaluru, Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Warangal and Hyderabad-Nagpur industrial corridors as well as the Hyderabad Pharma City project that has bagged the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) status.
KTR has urged the FM to sanction additional nodes at Mancherial (3,000 acres) under the Hyderabad-Nagpur corridor, Huzurabad as part of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada corridor and Jadcherla-Gadwal-Kothaguda node under the Hyderabad-Bengaluru corridor.

He has sought provision of 5,000 crore for these three nodes in the budget estimates for 2022-23, including 2,000 crore for Mancherial and 1,500 crore each for Huzurabad and Jadcherla-Gadwal-Kothaguda nodes.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

The Fastest AI Supercomputer in The World

 

Facebook parent company Meta’s new “artificial intelligence supercomputer” will be the fastest across the planet by the center of the year 2022.

Highlights

Meta introduced the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) on January 24, 2022. It’s believed to be among the fastest AI supercomputers running today.

Currently, AI can perform tasks like translating text between languages and help in identifying potentially harmful content.

However, the development of the next generation of AI would require powerful supercomputers capable of quintillions of functions per second.

 

World’s-Largest Canal Lock In Netherlands

 

Ijmuiden, Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened the world’s giant canal lock.

Highlights:

Ijmuiden, a small port city in the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has opened the world’s giant canal lock.

King Willen-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the sea lock. The sea lock at Ijmuiden is 500 meters (1,640 ft) long and 70 meters broad.

The major infrastructure project began in 2016 and was supposed to be completed by 2019. It also exceeded the budget by roughly €300 million ($338 million).

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Data Privacy Day: 28 Jan 2022

 

Annually on 28 January, Data Privacy Day is commemorated to raise privacy awareness.

Highlights:

The day is observed as “an international effort to raise awareness about the need of respecting privacy, fostering trust, and protecting data.”

Individual privacy is a means of safeguarding everyone’s online safety.

As more people are forced to spend time in the virtual world due to the covid-19 pandemic, it has become a hot issue of conversation in the digitally connected world.

 

 

 

India Ranks 85th In Corruption Perceptions Index

 

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 was announced by Transparency International, and India was rated 85th (Score of 40).

Highlights:

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 was announced by Transparency International, and India was rated 85th (Score of 40).

Three countries, Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand shared first place in the ranking (Score of 88).

This ranking assesses how corrupt each country’s government is thought to be.

The results are graded on a scale of 0 (extremely corrupt) to 100 (very clean) (very clean). There are 180 countries ranked in it.

India was placed 86th with a score of 40 last year (for 2020).

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for this year shows that corruption is at an all-time low around the world.

For the tenth year in a row, the global average remains steady at 43 out of 100 points.

 

Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research Launched ByDefence Minister

 

At Chandigarh University, Rajnath Singh inaugurates the Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research.

Highlights:

The Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) at Chandigarh University was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Union Minister also announced the launch of a Rs 10 crore Defence Scholarship Scheme at Chandigarh University for the children of three-service military officers. Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian descent to travel to space.

It was founded with the goal of educating students in space science and satellite creation, as well as addressing future difficulties in space research.

 

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