Current Affairs for Government Exam | 24 January 2019

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Current Affairs for Government Exam: 24 January 2019

RBI starts Industrial Outlook Survey (IOS) and Services and Infrastructure Outlook Survey (SIOS)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated two quarterly surveys namely, “Industrial Outlook Survey (IOS)” and “Services and Infrastructure Outlook Survey (SIOS)”. The two quarterly surveys aim to examine the current situation including the job scenario in India’s manufacturing, services, and infrastructure sectors. The Industrial Outlook Survey (IOS) is based on qualitative responses on a set of indicators pertaining to demand conditions, financial conditions, employment conditions, and the price situation. The IOS would provide useful insight into the performance of the manufacturing sector. The IOS would be undertaken by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd.

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PM  Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana for Indian Diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana for the Indian Diaspora. Under the scheme, a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a Government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. The first batch of 40 people already participated in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 held in Varanasi. Those selected would be taken to religious places of all major religions in India. The Government will bear all the expenses including the airfare from their country of residence. People of Indian-origin aged 45 to 65 can apply can avail the benefits under the scheme. The Scheme accords first preference to people from Girmitiya countries such as Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.

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Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya celebrated 47th Statehood Day

The states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on 21st January. The states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. Manipur and Tripura were granted the status Union Territories in 1949. On 1 December 1963 statehood was granted for Nagaland. Meghalaya was made an autonomous state within Assam via the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act of 1969 as per the sixth schedule of the constitution. In 1972, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura were granted full statehood via the North East Reorganization Act 1972 and the Mizo Hills region of Assam and NEFA were converted into a Union Territory. As a result of the Mizo Accord of 1986, Mizoram emerged as a full-fledged state of India in 1987. Even the NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) was granted full-fledged statehood in 1987. Meghalaya has organized a week-long programme on the theme, ‘Celebrating Meghalaya-India’, on the occasion of the 47th Statehood Day and the 70th Republic Day.

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Facebook to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Company grants $7.5 Million for the Insitute Social media giant Facebook grants $7.5 million to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich TUM) in Germany.  The Institute will help to advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI. The Institute will explore the ethical issues of AI and develop ethical guidelines for the responsible use of technology in society and the economy. The institute will conduct independent, evidence-based research to provide insight and guidance for society, industry, legislators, and decision-makers across the private and public sectors. The institute will look into issues that affect the use and impact of AI, such as safety, privacy, fairness, and transparency.

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