Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data have been released by the government. It is after seven-eight decades that we have this document a
Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data have been released by the government. The SECC, was jointly released by Finance Minister Arun J
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- Microsoft to develop cyber-security centre, digital villages, 'smart MIDC' in Maharashtra
- Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Microsoft's office in Seattle and met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
- Software giant Microsoft has agreed to support 'digital villages' in Maharashtra and develop smart Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC )
- They discussed cloud services, technological help for MSMEs and technological solutions for implementing Right to Service Act
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella agreed to provide advanced technology for improving healthcare services in remote and malnourished tribal belts. Maleghat in Amravati will be the focus.
- Microsoft is also looking to develop 'Safe Maharashtra' mobile application which would track vulnerable people so as to provide security.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also met the CEO of Boeing, Raymond Conner, Joe Minarik, GM (Strategic) of Amazon Web Services and assured all the help if the company decided to begin operations in Maharashtra
- BSNL launches Wi-Fi service at Hampi
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched its wi-fi service Hampi, which is on the international tourist map.
- Tourists at Hampi will find it easier to upload pictures to social networking websites or transfer them via WhatsApp.
- The service was inagurated at Sri Virupaksha temple for the benefit of tourists, both domestic and international coming across the globe
How will tourist get access to the wi-fi ?
- The 512 kbps internet service will be available around 150-m radius of the temple. The facility is free for the first 30 minutes.
- On getting signals and opting for the service, the tourist will have to give his name, mobile number to get a password.
- The service could be used free for 30 minutes. Thereafter, one had to pay Rs. 30 for 30 minutes, Rs. 50 for 60 minutes, Rs. 90 for 120 minutes and Rs. 150 for the entire day as usage charges.
- Meiji sites in Japan get world heritage status
- Japan's Meiji period or Meji era (1868-1912) that includes 20 old industrial sites in Japan coalmines and shipyards that contributed to Japan's transformation from feudalism into a successful modern economy has been granted World Cultural Heritage status from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- An estimated 60,000 labourers from South Korea were forced to work at seven of the sites, including the island coalmine Gunkanjima, during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula.
- For the first time Japan mentioned the historical fact that Koreans were drafted against their will and forced into labour under harsh conditions in the 1940s. Now with this inclusion the total number of sites with World Heritage Status in Japan have increased to 15 along with 4 natural sites.
Facts about Meiji period or Meji era :-
- Meiji period timeline :- 1868-1912
- Meiji period location :- Southwest of Japan
- Meiji period economy :- The Industrial Revolution in Japan occurred during the Meiji period it transformed Japan from feudalism into a successful modern economy
- Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa elected as Fellow to Royal Society
Renowned Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa will be formally admitted to the prestigious Royal Society as a fellow on July 10 for his “pioneering contributions to understanding the population biology of tropical forest trees”
About Kamal Bawa :-
- Kamal Bawa is an internationally recognised evolutionary ecologist and a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, was elected a fellow of the London-based society in April
- By this prestigious Royal Society fellowship Kamal Bawa joins former and current fellows such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and about 80 Nobel laureates
About Royal Society of London :-
- Royal Society of London was founded in 1660. The Society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government
- There are currently about 1,450 Fellows, allowed to use the postnominal title FRS
- Existing fellows of Royal Society proposes about 700 candidates for election out of which 52 fellows are elected from England and 10 foreign nationals