Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 30 July 2021

SSC CGL Current Affairs

Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 30 July 2021


Intel launches 'I (artificial intelligence) for all' campaign in collaboration with Education Ministry and CBSE

  • Chipmaker Intel today announced an initiative called AI for All in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Central Secondary School Board (CBSE). According to the company, the initiative is a four-hour learning program aimed at unraveling the mysteries of artificial intelligence (AI) for students, housewives, and even the elderly.
  • According to Intel, the program aims to introduce AI to one million Indians. “AI has the power to drive faster economic growth, tackle population-scale challenges, and benefit people’s lives and livelihoods,” said Intel’s Director of Global Partnerships and Initiatives for Asia Pacific and Japan. ShwetaKhurana says. Based on Intel’s AI For Citizens program, we aim to make India AI-ready by building AI awareness and awareness for everyone. The program unleashes the full potential of AI and is digitally empowered, “she added.
  • AI for All is a self-study course that anyone can use for free from /aiforall.html. The content is divided into two sections, centered around AI awareness and AI appreciation, and participants will be given a digital badge to complete each section. The company has also made courses available in 11 languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and more.
  • “National Education Policy 2020 recognizes the importance of AI and focuses on preparing everyone for an AI-driven economy. AI For All is one of the world’s largest AI public awareness programs.


Global Education Summit was held in London

  • Co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 will be the culmination of GPE’s “Raise Your Hand” financing campaign.
  • As a key moment for the global community to come together and support quality education for all children, a centerpiece of the summit will be the opportunity for leaders to make 5-year pledges to support GPE's work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
  • GPE's “Raise Your Hand” financing campaign aims to raise at least US$5 billion over five years to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.


RBI cancels the license of Margao Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd

  • The RBI cancelled the licence of The Madgaum Urban Co-operative Bank Limited, Margao, Goa, as the bank with its current financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full.
  • The RBI further said that as per the data submitted by the bank, about 99 per cent of the depositors will receive full amounts of their deposits from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).
  • On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh only from the DICGC.
  • The Office of Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Goa, has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the bank, the RBI added.


ISRO to launch a satellite for natural disaster monitoring

  • In the third quarter of 2021-22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch EOS-3, a geo-imaging satellite, capable of near-real time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones according to statement made by Jitendra Singh on Thursday to the RajyaSabha — the Upper Indian House. Singh is the Minister of State for Science & Technology, also in charge of Space.
  • The satellite is capable of imaging the country four to five times a day and apart from monitoring  natural disasters, the satellite will also be able to monitor water bodies, crops, vegetation condition, and forest cover changes among others, Singh affirmed in a written reply.
  • He also said the first developmental flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2021 from SatishDhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. ISRO has enabled SSLV to be developed as a cost-effective, three stage, all-solid launch vehicle with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit.
  • SSLV is ideal for on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites. The major technologies associated with SSLV are flexible nozzle control with electro-mechanical actuators for all stages, miniaturized avionics, and a velocity-trimming module in the upper stage for precise satellite injection, Singh added.
  • In reply to a separate question, the Minister said the Space Activities Bill, which relates to the regulation and promotion of private players in space sector, is under active consideration by the government, which is in the process of creating an ecosystem to encourage more private participation in indigenous production of space technologies, services and devices.


Tokyo 2020: Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid

  • There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year. He won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year and needed the Olympic and U.S. Open titles to complete the collection. Steffi Graf in 1988 remains the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam.

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