Important Current Affairs
Delhi government has announced that 11,000 hotspots will be installed to provide Wi-Fi before the end of 2019. The announcement was made by CM Arvind Kejriwal. It also announced that 4,000 hotspots will be installed at bus stops. The State govt. has planned to install 1,40,000 more CCTVs in the State.
The Citywide Wi-Fi project aims to help in bridging the digital divide. It will also provide motivation to education, entrepreneurship, business, employment. It will also tie in with women's safety initiatives.
The expenditure finance committee (EFC) has approved the 'hotspot' model to provide free internet to Delhiites. The committee has also approved Rs.99 crore for the project.
In the first phase, up to 15 GB usage per mobile number will be free of cost per month. The Wi-Fi signals will be available within a radius of about 50m from where the router is installed. The project has been planned to be completed by September 2020.
The 77th anniversary of the August Kranti Din is considered as one of the important milestones in the history of freedom struggle of our country, is being observed. Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call to end the British rule and launched the Quit India Movement at the session of the All-India Congress Committee in Mumbai. Gandhiji gave the call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai. The grateful country is today paying homage to the freedom fighters and remembering the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs during the freedom struggle.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the people to take part in nation-building activities in a constructive manner. He said the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are eternally relevant. He was addressing a gathering after well-known Gandhian, Dr. Shobana Radhakrishna rendered ‘Gandhi Katha’. It is a narrative on the clarion call given by Mahatma Gandhi to the British this day to Quit India. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel also present at the event held at the Vice President’s residence in New Delhi.
The failure of Cripps Mission, Gandhiji gave the call to “Do or Die” in his Quit India speech delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai. The grateful country is paying homage to the freedom fighters and remembering the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs during the freedom struggle.
Quit India Movement
Quit India Movement or the August Movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942 during World War II. Demanding an end to British Rule of India.The Cripps Mission failed, and on 8 August 1942, Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan. The All-India Congress Committee launched a mass protest demanding what Gandhi called "An Orderly British Withdrawal" from India.
This resolution declared that the immediate ending of the British rule in India was an urgent necessity for the sake of India and for the success of the cause of freedom and democracy for which the countries of the United Nations were fighting against fascist Germany, Italy, and Japan. The resolution called for the withdrawal of the British power from India. India with all her resources would join the war on the side of those countries who were struggling against fascist and imperialist aggression.
Punjab's Mohali traffic police have launched 'Intelights'. The system was designed by the students of a Chandigarh university. It is India’s first 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised on the wireless system. It has been installed at the traffic crossing near the Airport Road. The 3-D Smart Traffic Signal will regulate the traffic signals with a smart bird's eye. The cost estimated varies from Rs.70 lakh to Rs.1 crore.
The Intelligent Traffic Timer Control (Intelights) uses dynamic signal control technology to adjust the timers of red, yellow and green lights according to the traffic density at an intersection. Intelights uses existing CCTV cameras that automatically evaluates the traffic density using Artificial Intelligence (AI) which sets the signal timers accordingly. This process gets repeated for every cycle of traffic lights to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
Why was it introduced?
Intelights project proposes a 360-degree solution to curb the rising problem of traffic congestion.The major reason for traffic congestion is the inefficient working of traffic signal timers installed at intersections. The timers of traffic lights display a preset value which leads to waste of time. To tackle this issue the 3D traffic signals introduced the Intelights.
A new higher education model launched in Rajasthan for distribution of faculties and movable assets among the government colleges at the district level to rationalize the availability of resources. The model will create a pool for sharing of facilities will benefit the colleges lacking infrastructure. Minister of State for Higher Education Bhanwar Singh Bhati inaugurated the model, titled Resource Assistance for Colleges with Excellence in the presence of principals of colleges. All the colleges would get equal opportunities for imparting quality education with the adoption of the new model. The colleges will submit their requirements to the nodal college in the district will send the teachers on deputation. The model will help the colleges situated in small towns facing a shortage of faculties and infrastructure. The sanctioned posts of teachers in the government colleges are 6,500, the State at present falls short by about 2,000 teachers. The additional posts are created and new appointments made the RACE is expected to help channelise resources and ensure quality education.He is instrumental in conducting the first-of-its-kind examination without invigilators in all the 237 government colleges across the State to be an initiative rendering academic assistance to the students and make the institutions of higher learning accountable to the society.
India's first underwater train project in Kolkata under the Hugli river is about to be completed. Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal announced that the metro will soon be operational. This train will be an example for the proof of the progress made by Indian Railways. This train aims to bring ease to the people of Kolkata and pride to the people of India.
About the Project:
The Kolkata Metro project is a 16-kilometre long will connect Salt Sector 5 with Howrah Maidan. The phase-one of the project connecting Salt Lake Sector-5 to Salt Lake Stadium will soon be ready for its operation. It has been provided with four-layers of protection to shield the tunnel from the water of Hubli river.