Current Affairs – September, 2019

Latest Current Affairs September, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of September, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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India joins Global AMR R&D hub as a new member

India has joined Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) hub as a new member. The announcement in this regard was made by Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science & Technology in New Delhi on 12 September 2019.

Key Highlights

India will be a member of the hub’s board of members of from 2019 itself.

By partnering with the hub, India looks forward to work with all partners and to boost their existing capabilities, resources and also to collectively focus on new research to address drug-resistant infections.

The issue of AMR requires global action with active participation from all world regions and One Health sectors. AMR refers to a microbe’s ability to resist the effects of drugs and medication that once could successfully treat the microbe.

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub

The Global AMR R&D hub was launched in May 2018 on the sidelines of 71st session of World Health Assembly (WHA), following a call from G20 leaders in 2017.

Members: With inclusion of India, the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development hub now has 16 countries (including India), European Commission, 2 philanthropic foundations as members. It also has 4 international organisations as observers.

It is a global partnership that works to address challenges and improve coordination and collaboration in global AMR research and development

It supports global priority setting and evidence-based decision-making on allocation of resources for AMR R&D. This is done by identifying gaps, overlaps as well as potential for cross-sectoral collaboration and leveraging.

Global AMR R&D Secretariat: It is established in Berlin, Germany. Its secretariat supports the hub’s operations and is currently financed through grants from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


HRD Ministry introduces study of Artificial Intelligence at school level

Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development has prepared a module to introduce study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the school level. The announcement for the initiative was made by Union Human Resource and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak while addressing Central Board of Secondary Education’s Teachers Awards 2018-19. During the event, 34 teachers were felicitated for their outstanding and innovative contribution in field of teaching.

Key Highlights

Internet is a great learning tool but the role of teachers has become more significant as the young and impressionable minds should be guided while accessing internet.

The study of Artificial Intelligence at school level is a big leap in country’s education system as artificial intelligence which was otherwise taught at the college level, is now being introduced from class 8th.

For this purpose HRD Ministry has joined hands with technology leaders like Intel.

Other three initiatives announced by HRD Ministry-

  1. CBSE’s Calendar of Activity
  2. Ten manuals for schools, teachers and students
  3. Vidya Daan: It is a unique initiative in which a repository of content is prepared by teachers by uploading study materials for students of class 6th-10th on an on-line platform called Diksha App.

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects


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