Daily : February 10, 2018

Grassroot Informatics VIVID 2018

National meeting on Grassroot Informatics: VIVID-2018

Question: A three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018 from 08th February to Saturday, 10thFebruary, 2018, is being organizing at which of the following place?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Guwahati
(c) Mumbai
(d) New Delhi
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • During 8-10 February, 2018; National Meeting on Grassroot Informatics (Information science at the grassroots level): ‘VIVID 2018’ is being organized at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) is organizing a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018.
  • The theme of ‘VIVID 2018’ is ‘Cyber Security and Innovation’.
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976.


U.S. Chamber International IP Index

International Intellectual Property Index, 2018

Question: What position India has got in the sixth International Intellectual Property Index-2018, released by the US Global Intellectual Property Center of Chamber of Commerce?
(a) 42nd
(b) 44th
(c) 46th
(d) 35th
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On February 8, 2018, the 6th Annual International Intellectual Property Index, 2018 (International IP Index, 2018) was published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.
  • The theme of this year’s index is ‘Create’.
  • In order to create this index, 40 indicators were divided into 8 categories and the main index based on the number of points earned by each of the countries has been made.
  • This index covers 50 countries, whilst last year this index had 45 countries.
  • This year the index includes five new countries (Economies) – Costa Rica, Ireland, Jordan, Morocco and the Netherlands.
  • Countries receiving first ten places and their points-
    1. USA-37.98
    2. UK-37.97
    3. Sweden -30.99
    4. France- 36.74
    5. Germany -36.54
    6. Ireland-35.98
    7. Netherlands-35.33
    8. Japan-34.58
    9. Singapore-33.45
    10. Switzerland -33.42
  • Countries received the last five places and their points-
    50. Venezuela-6.85
    49. Algeria-9.53
    48. Egypt-10.10
    47. Pakistan-10.41
    46. Argentina-11.55
    • India is ranked 44th with 12.03 points in the International Intellectual Property Index, 2018.
    • Whilst last year India was ranked 43th in this index.
    • In the BRICS countries, China is at 25th, Russia-29th, Brazil -33rd and South. Africa is ranked 39th.


Rear Admiral Asthana appointed Asst Chief of Naval Staff (Air)

Assistant Chief Naval Staff

Question: Who amongst the following has recently took charge as Assistant Chief Naval Staff?
(a) Rear Admiral S. C. Sharma
(b) Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana
(c) Rear Admiral Deepak Kumar
(d) Rear Admiral Jagdish Mathur
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On 8th February, 2018, Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana took charge as Assistant Chief Naval Staff.
  • He was appointed in the executive branch of the Indian Navy in the year 1986.
  • He led the primary naval air station INS Rajli from August 2009 to December 2010.
  • He was also honored with the Tenzing Norgay National Award by the President of India in the year 2006.


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