States Current Affairs - 2019
Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.
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Maharashtra became first state in the country to adopt an Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) i.e. digital fingerprint and iris scanning system to help police investigations. This system will soon be replicated by police forces of other states in the country.
Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS)
Composition: AMBIS unit comprises computer terminal, camera, and iris, fingerprint, and palm scanners. It also includes portable system to dust off and capture fingerprints from crime scenes.
It can be integrated with facial recognition from CCTV cameras that enables police to cross-reference and apart from solving fresh crimes it can even put faces to criminals whose fingerprints have been captured on paper for more than decades.
AMBIS is updated version of Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), which has been used by Indian law enforcement agencies to search finger and palm prints. It will replace AFIS which has limited utility, providing only one-to-one fingerprint matches as compared multimodal matches possible with AMBIS.
It also matches standard requirements set by United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Implementation: Before its formal launch, system was introduced at selected Mumbai based police stations that have upgraded tech infrastructure like Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS). Now it will be rolled out in the 1,160 police stations, 7 police ranges, 10 central jails, 12 police training centres, and 4 fingerprint bureaus in Maharashtra.
Way forward: AMBIS adopted by Maharashtra Police will soon be replicated across country. State government is working with National Crime Records Bureau to create standards to be used by other state police forces.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched a unique initiative called ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ (Tell your sister) campaign to reach out to people of State. This campaign for common masses, is devised to entertain voters’ regarding various issues for which phone number (9137091370) and website www.didikaybolo.com are also launched. The move is being seen as fresh plans to mobilise people and strengthen party at booth level ahead of Assembly polls due in 2021.
Didi Ke Bolo initiative
The Didi Ke Bolo initiative or Tell Didi (Ms. Banerjee) has been developed as a platform with phone number and website to communicate directly with Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief.
Its online platform will be monitored by a special IT team who will coordinate with Chief Minister for her prompt reply on issues raised by people across West Bengal.
Under the campaign-
A team will monitor complaints lodged by people against any issue and will convey them to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will then personally respond to complainants through social media which could be Facebook, WhatsApp, text or voice messages.
More than 1,000 elected representatives and TMC party functionaries will visit more than 10,000 villages and urban habitations to listen to people. As part of an enhanced public relations campaign functionaries will also spend night in those habitations and also listen to residents of area.