UPSC PRELIMS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 2019 | Dated : 05/01/2019 | The Hindu broken into 4 liners


TIRUR GETS CENTRE FOR CLASSICAL LANGUAGE

THE PLAN : Centre for Classical Language was planned to be established.

WHERE ? At the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur.

THE MINISTRY INVOLVED : The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved it.

THE AIM : The proposed centre would spur the development of Malayalam language and help the Malayalam university also.

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‘DATA PROTECTION LAW FINALISED’

THE NEWS : The government had finalised the data protection law and it would soon be introduced in Parliament.

POINT TO NOTE : The government was in the process of finalising guidelines for social media intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and WhatsApp.

THE BILL ON PERSONAL DATA :

  • The draft bill, which was released last year, had proposed that critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed in centres located within the country.

  • It had also proposed financial penalties for data processor for violations of the data protection law.

  • Irrespective of how big the company was, if they tried to manipulate the data of Indians, strict action would be initiated.

SMARTPHONE INTERRED IN ‘TECHNO’ TIME CAPSULE

Treasure trove: A time capsule with objects that capture technology devices ‘buried’ in Jalandhar varsity.

What is a time capsule ? This time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, intended as a method of communication with future people and help archaeologists, anthropologists and historians.

The process : An aluminium cupboard-like container, about 6 feet wide and 5 feet tall, served as the time capsule bearing the various objects. The objects sported labels featuring their names and a brief description of function. At the press of a button, the capsule was hydraulically lowered into the ground and sealed with a slab of concrete.

POINT TO NOTE : A laptop, smartphone, voltage resistor and a portable stereo were among an assortment of objects placed in a ‘time capsule’ that was “interred” by Nobel Laureates Duncan Haldane and Avram Hershko on the Lovely Professional University (LPU) campus.

AIM OF TIME CAPSULE : The objective is to capture today’s technological essence for the future generations. Time capsules have historically been a popular way for people to preserve their legacy.

‘SEVEN CITIES HAVE TACKLED FAECAL SLUDGE’

NEWS : The cities have been certified ODF++ - Seven cities – all in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – have been certified ODF++, according to the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban.

CITIES : Indore, Khargone, Sahaganj, Ujjain, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon and Ambikapur

WHAT IS ODF++ certification ? The certification, an extension of the ODF or Open Defecation Free protocol, means that all the faecal sludge and sewage in these cities is treated scientifically before discharge.

IMPORTANCE : These are the first cities to qualify under the government’s new extended protocol to sustain gains made under the basic ODF protocol.

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