Daily : May 12, 2017

National Technology Day

National Technology Day

Question: What is the theme of the National Technology Day 2017?
(a) Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
(b) Technology for all
(c) Let innovation drive the change
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)

  • Nineteenth National Technology Day was celebrated on May 11th, 2017 throughout the country.
  • The theme of National Technology Day 2017 is ‘Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth’.
  • May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day to mark India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements since 1999 as on this day May 11, 1998, India successfully conducted first among the five nuclear tests in Pokhran.
  • It is also notable that the first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.
  • The Technology Development Board (TDB) commemorates the day by honouring technological innovations that have added to the nation growth.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161713
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161714

National Contact Centre

National Contact Centre

Question: National Contact Centre has been recently launched by …
(a) Election Commission of India
(b) The Supreme Court of India
(c) Ministry of Law and Justice
(d) None of the above.
Ans:(a)

  • On May 11, 2017, the Election Commission of India launched National Contact Centre with a toll-free No. 1800111950.
  • National Contact Centre provides telephonic service to citizen on issues related to election. Citizen from any part of the country can call on the toll-free in English or Hindi with any query or complaint at any time of the day.
  • Callers can also enquire on subjects such as elections, voting dates, EPIC, electoral roll, online registration etc.
  • One can lodge a complaint also by simply dialing in to the toll free no.
  • Executives of the centre can make outbound calls for educating the electors and spreading voter awareness.
  • The National Contact Centre is operated on a National Grievance Redressal System Software. This software is a single window platform to manage complaints and feedback received through calls, emails, sms and website access in an integrated and time-bound manner.
  • Each state and UT will also soon setup dedicated State Contact Centre (SCC) and District Contact Centre (DCC) to ensure seamless flow of information across the contact centers for handling issues/ query from citizens.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161722
http://www.uniindia.com/ec-launches-national-contact-centre/india/news/868106.html

e-Krishi Samvad

e-Krishi Samvad

Question: e-Krishi Samvad has been launched by …
(a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(b) Department of Agricultural Research and Education
(c) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(d) None of the above
Ans:(c)

  • On May 11, 2017, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched e-Krishi Samvad, an online interface, which will provide direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.
  • People can directly connect to the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) website and get the appropriate solutions from the subject matter specialists and institutes through web or SMS.
  • Stakeholders can upload photographs related to diseases of the crops, animals or fishes for diagnostics and remedial measures instantly from the specialists.                                                      

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161712
http://www.uniindia.com/e-krishi-samvad-launched/india/news/867998.html

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