Narendra Modi Current Affairs - 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a book titled ‘Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem’ in New Delhi on 20 October 2019. He presented books’ first copy to eminent industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata. The book has been authored by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Roopa Purushothaman.
About the Book
The book ‘Bridgital Nation’ presents a powerful vision of future where technology and human beings co-exist in a mutually beneficial ecosystem. It stresses that instead of accepting technology as replacement of human labour, India can use it as an aid to generate more jobs. The cutting edge digital tools can act as bridge between aspirations and achievements – hence the term ‘bridgital’.
The book strengthens the vision of government on technological approach. It stresses that technology is a bridge not a divider and it is a multiplier not a threat.
Technology and talent are not a threat but force multiplier, moreover, technology builds a bridge between aspirations and achievements; and also a bridge between government and governance.
When technology becomes bridge it leads to transparency and targeted Delivery and thereby, effective use of technology turns challenges into opportunities. However, technology was not the only solution but human intention and right intention is also very important.
Tags: Book Release • Bridgital Nation • N Chandrasekaran • Narendra Modi • Roopa Purushothaman
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anup Kumar Singh as the new Director-General of National Security Guard (NSG), also known as ‘black cats commando’ force. He is a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer. His appointment will be from the date of joining post and up to 30 September 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
The NSG Chief post was lying vacant for more than two months after the retirement of Sudeep Lakhtakia, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Telangana cadre.
About National Security Guard (NSG)
It was raised in 1984 following Operation Blue Star, assassination of Indira Gandhi and Akshardham Temple attack.It is a federal contingency force to counter terrorists and hijack-like incidents with a view to protect states against internal disturbances. This counter-terrorism unit is under Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
NSG commandos are based in five hubs across country, apart from their main garrison in Manesar, Gurgaon. They also render personal security to some of most high-profile VVIPs such as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and some chief ministers.
Tags: Anup Kumar Singh • Ministry of Home Affairs • Narendra Modi • National Security Guards • NSG chief