Current Affairs – June, 2018

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106th Science Congress to be hosted by Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Jalandhar

The 106th Indian Science Congress will be held at Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Jalandhar, Punjab from January 3 to 7, 2019. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme for the five-day science congress is ‘Future India: Science & Technology’. It will be organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), a premier scientific organisation of India.

Key Facts

The science congress will comprise of 18 plenary sessions, including those of medical, environmental, chemical and other science domains.There will also be four parallel mega events, including women’s science conference, children’s science conference; science communicators meet and science exhibition. The exhibition will see participation from national and international science companies, especially from US, Australia, Germany and Switzerland. About 15,000 delegates, including 300 top scientists and Nobel Laureates from across world are going to attend the congress.

Background

ISCA was started in the year 1914 at its headquarters in Kolkata. It organises Indian Science Congress annually in first week of January. The first meeting of ISCC was held in January 1914 in Asiatic Society, Kolkata. ISCA works under Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology (Government of India). The 105th edition of ISC was held at Manipur Central University in Imphal, Manipur with theme “Reaching the Unreached Through Science & Technology”.

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PM Naraendra Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated country’s 10th Smart City Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) at Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, ICCC in nine cities are operational in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada.

Key Facts

The ICCC at Naya Raipur will control and monitor online water and power supply, sanitation, traffic movement, integrated building management, city connectivity and Internet infrastructure (data centre), under one roof. It will also undertake monitoring of Naya Raipur city. It will also control and monitor online water and power supply, sanitation and traffic movement. The centre will be managed through GIS (geographic information system) platform, where residents can register their complaints regarding service dysfunction through helpline numbers.

Naya Raipur

Naya Raipur is upcoming capital city of Chhattisgarh and country’s first smart greenfield city. It is one of the three Smart Cities of Chhattisgarh selected under Smart Cities Mission. Other two cities are Raipur and Bilaspur. Naya Raipur is being envisioned as service hub across multiple sectors including information technology, finance, trade, hospitality, biotechnology, medical and education. It is also the first digitally accessible smart city in country which has pioneered in implementing Universal Access IT systems which includes and empowers citizens with disability to access with ease.

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