Current Affairs – March, 2019

Current Affairs 2019 (March) with Latest Current Affairs and news summary on current events of national and international importance for UPSC, Banking, SSC, CLAT, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day is observed annually on March 27 with an aim to generate awareness about the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment and the changes that theatre brings in the life.

Origin of World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day was initiated by the International Theatre Institute in 1962. On World Theatre Day, the International Theatre Institute circulates messages issued by global celebrities in more than 50 languages, based on the theme “Theatre and a Culture of Peace”.

International Theatre Institute

International Theatre Institute is the world’s largest performing arts organization founded in 1948 by theatre and dance experts and UNESCO. The International Theatre Institute advances UNESCO’s goals of mutual understanding and peace and advocates for the protection and promotion of cultural expressions, regardless of age, gender, creed or ethnicity.

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Turing Award 2018

The Turing Award 2018 has been awarded for Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio who have kickstarted an AI revolution by studying the learning abilities of large artificial neural networks. The deep neural network uses layers of artificial neurons which mimics the structure of animal brains. Such AI is increasingly used in products that people use every day – from smart speakers to Facebook. This forms the backbone of Deep Learning.

Deep Learning

Deep learning involves building computer programs which mimics the structure of animal brains, with many layers of artificial neurons used for processing the data. When the network of neurons digests data, each neuron has individual responses within each layer. These outputs are passed to the next layer until the network finally forms a decision or judgment about the input. This deep learning technology can be used to transcribe human speech or recognise a person’s face in different photographs.

Turing Award

Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for individuals who have contributed a lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. The Turing award is accompanied by a prize of US $1 million, with financial support provided by Google

Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in computer science and is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing”.

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