Current Affairs – February, 2020

First Khelo India University Games to be held in Bhuwaneshwar

The first Khelo India University Games is to be held in Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha. The game is to be launched by PM Modi through video conferencing.

Highlights

More than 3400 athletes in 17 disciplines and from 159 Universities are to participate in the game. This is the first of its kind. On the whole, 17 sports are to be conducted. It includes athletics, archery, fencing, boxing, hudo, weight lifting, swimming, badminton, wrestling, basketball, hockey, football, tennis, table tennis, rugby, volley ball, Kabaddi.

Khelo India

Khelo India is a National Programme for Development of Sports. The main objective of the initiative is to inculcate sports culture at Grass-root level. While, the Khelo India University Games are being launched for the first time in the country, Khelo India School games were launched in 2018 and has been conducted annually in the month of January-February since then.

The Sport even is organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

IIT to set up Data Science Centre at Kanjikode campus

The Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad is to set uo a research centre in data science. The centre being set up at Kanjikode aims at providing a platform of research for artificial intelligence and Data Science

Highlights

The centre has been named as the Centre for Research and Education in Data Science. The Centre will collaborate with the Government, industries and other academic institutes

Data Science

It is the field that uses scientific algorithms, processes and methods to extract knowledge from unstructured and structured data.

The development of data science is highly important for Data Localization

What is Data Localization?

It refers to the rules, laws and regulations that speaks on the collection of data on a Nation’s citizens. It also includes processing and storing such data.

Indian Laws on Data Localisation

Currently in India the only mandate on Data Localization is that provided by Reserve Bank of India, that too only for Payment systems. However, there are several draft bills and reports on Data Localization.