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Cyclone Burevi hit the Karaikal coast of Tamil Nadu

The cyclone Burevi that was termed by Maldives has hit the Karaikal shore of Tamil Nadu right after 7 days after cyclone Nivar. This is the third cyclone made within the past 10 days in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea placed together.

Why is Cyclone Burevi not as sturdy as Cyclone Nivar?

As the new-fangled cyclone Burevi originates just days next to Cyclone Nivar, its effect is set to be more passive. This is because when repeated systems grow in the same region of the sea, the first system leads to a progression called ‘upwelling’- i.e. chiller water from the abysmal parts of the ocean moves towards the higher layer and yield less welcoming conditions meant for cyclones.

About Cyclone Burevi:

Cyclone Burevi is the third cyclone to smash Tamil Nadu in two years subsequent to Cyclone Gaja in 2018 in addition to Cyclone Nivar recently.  It is the fifth cyclone that has taken form in the North Indian Ocean area in 2020. The other four twisters were Cyclone Gati, Cyclone Nivar, Cyclone Amphan and Cyclone Nisarga,

In November 2020, Cyclone Gati caused landfall in Somalia.

About Cyclone Nisarga:

In June 2020, Cyclone Nisarga caused its landfall in Maharashtra. The term was recommended by Bangladesh. Nisarga was an austere cyclonic tempest and the stoutest tropical cyclone that smash onto Maharashtra since 1891.

About Cyclone Amphaan:

It was so-called by Thailand. It caused landfall in the middle of Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Hatiya Islands of Bangladesh. The cyclone also wafted up West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh. It was the second pre monsoon tempest to be formed in the Bay of Bengal after Cyclone Fani.

About Cyclone Fani:

Cyclone Fani smashed the eastern coastline of India in May 2019. It made four different mouths in Chilika Lake. Afore the cyclone smashed the coast of Odisha, the Chilika Lake had individually two dynamic mouths. Openings of the lake are the facts where it sees the sea. The mouths were shaped due to the upsurge energy. Due to the introductory of new mouth in the lake a lot of aquatic waters are inflowing the Lake and is increasing the salinity of Chilika Lagoon. Chilika Lake has saline water, that is, blend of fresh and saline water.

It was the longest survived cyclone in the Bay of Bengal ever witnessed. The Cyclone remained in the sea for 11 days before it caused a landfall.

 

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3rd.

Each year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is witnessed on December 3 by the United Nations and numerous other associations spread all over the world. This year the day is distinguished with the theme

 “Building Back Better: Towards a disability-inclusive accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”

About the day:

The Global Day of Persons with Disability was primarily announced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. It purposes to promote health and privileges of the persons with disabilities and surge the cognizance of situation of individuals with disabilities in communal, political, financial and ethnic life.

Necessity for International Day of People with Disabilities:

There are more than 1 billion people with infirmities in the world. Out of which 80% are living in developing nations. Moreover, out of the incapacitated persons in the world, 46% are older than 60 years.

The individuals with disabilities are amongst the stiffest smash by COVID-19.

Initiatives by the United Nations:

In 2006, the Resolution on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was accepted. The major United Nations agendas that included disabilities as a major part are:

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal, New Urban Agenda, Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing Development, Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities with Humanitarian Action, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Related Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality of Education

Goal 8: To promote inclusive, sustainable economic growth. This is to be achieved by providing productive employment to all men, women and persons with disabilities.

Goal 10: To reduce inequality.

Goal 11: To make human settlements, cities safe, inclusive and sustainable.

Goal 17: To strengthen and revitalise global partnership for sustainable development.

 

 

10th National Science Film festival 2020 was organised

10th National Science Film festival 2020 was organised jointly by two agencies, that is, VigyanPrasar which is an autonomous agency under The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Tripura State Council of Science and Technology.

The festival was four day long and was observed between 24th to 27th November, 2020.

The event was inaugurated by Jishnu Dev Verma, Deputy CM of Tripura.

About 10th National Science Film Commemoration (2020):

10 Board members under the chairmanship of Girish Kasaravalli nominated 115 pictures from 372 pictures & these 115 nominated films were screened during the simulated event of the 10th National Science Film festival. The 115 films contain films in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Malayalam and Tamil. The admissions include, biopics, memoir, short films, docu-dramas, science literature and cartoon movies.

Awardees 2020:

On 27th November 2020, the finest films were presented in diverse categories. Under the Interface-Films, blend and out of the box categories the 3 Beaver awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze were awarded end to end by means of cash rewards of Rs. 1.5 lakh, Rs. 1 lakh and Rs.75000 correspondingly.

In the Rainbow type 8 movies were awarded with a money reward of Rs.25000 apiece. Incredible

Tale of a Water Warrior directed by Mahesha acknowledged the Jury Special Mention award carrying Rs. 50,000 cash.

New categories:

This time, two innovative classes of awards were presented: Poonam Chaurasia Dedicatory Award, introduced in the reminiscence of Poonam, an artistic cameraperson, to cheer female science film producers and the Destination Award specified to one of the greatest movies from the area where the National Science Film Festival is planned.

Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda started the 1st cyber Aadi Mahotsav in Madhya Pradesh

Scheduled on 1st December, 2020 Cabinet Minister of Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda launched the foremost ever cybernetic version of Aadi Mahotsav, at Madhya Pradesh. Aadi Mahotsav also acknowledged as National Tribal commemoration is steered to encourage the tribal, goods, values.

The 2020 cyber version of the centenary is organised almost across India

. 1-10 December concentrating on Madhya Pradesh.

. 11-20 December focus swings to Gujarat.

. 21-30 December, deliberate to emphasis on West Bengal.

About Aadi Mahotsav:

Aadi Mahotsav introduced in 2017 is the Nation Tribal Skill Expo, an exposition cum sales of the works by discrete tribal artists, tribal Support Groups and other linked agencies.

Products- Several Tribal Cookeries, handiworks, sculptures, portraits fabric, jewellery also contains the showcasing of tribal hops and music.

 

 

Amul turn out to be world’s eighth major Milk Processor  as per IFCN Dairy Processors Report 2020.

Conferring to The International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) Dairy Processors Report 2020, Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited) a brand of dairy accommodating chief Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) arose as the 8th major Milk Processor internationally in the record of Highest 20.

Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL):

It is top body of Dairy Cooperatives of Gujarat and objects to provide compensable revenues to the farmers and also serve the attention of customers by providing quality goods.

Its tag says the line “The Taste of India”.

Amul was initiated by Tribhuvandas Patel in 1946, and Dr. V. Kurien, the man known for white revolution in India is ascribed with the accomplishment of Amul’s Publicizing.

Current Managing Director – RS Sodhi.

Headquarters – Anand, Gujarat, India.

 

 

Lucideus reveals it’s anti-cyberthreat app for mobiles

Enterprise cybersecurity keys provider Lucideus unveiled mobile application ‘SAFE Me’ made for the safety from cyber issues for data consumers. Lucideus, which operated on safety of the BHIM UPI application, objects to vest consumers contrary to rising cyberthreats amidst increasing digital existence, particularly in the post­COVID ecosphere. The application can be downloaded unrestricted on both Android and iOS mobiles.

About Lucideus:

Lucideus is a global enterprise cybersecurity corporation. The term Lucideus is derivative of Lucifer (Satan) and Deus (God), as they are in the occupational of hacking for good.

In 2016, Lucideus was accountable for the security valuation of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) application, an Aadhaar-based mobile payment podium made by National Payments Corporation of India for which the firm earned an honor at the nationwide entrepreneurship honors organised by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Lucideus threw a cyber risk quantification (CRQ) instrument called SAFE (Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises), which assistances trades and administrations and also check and lessen their cyber hazards in real time. The creation earned two prizes for the firm.

The SAFE app has been joined with various technology salespersons, counting Symantec, McAfee, Tanium, and IBM to deliver real-time cyber risk evaluation.

Founded            – 2012

Founder             -Saket Modi, Vidit Baxi & Rahul Tyagi

Headquarters    -New Delhi, India

 

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to be chief guest of 2021 Republic Day Parade

India has requested U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson as principal invitee for the Republic Day Celebrations in January 2021 and a decision on this is awaited from London, according to diplomatic sources.

The invitation was protracted during the telephone discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr. Johnson. However, there was no confirmation from the British High Commission on this, with officials saying that Mr. Johnson was keen on visiting India as soon as possible.

It is said that prior to this invite, debates were under way for an official visit by Mr. Johnson for the Raisina Dialogue. 

The Ministry of External Affairs said in an announcement on Friday that the dual influential exchanged

Opinions about the challenges Postured by the pandemic and revised the hopeful cooperation between India and the U.K. in the zone of vaccine progress and manufacturing.

The leaders restated their common desire to convey a significant jump to the India – UK friendship in the post­COVID, post Brexit era, and agreed that there was marvellous potential for increasing partnership in trade and investment, technical research, movement of specialists, scholars, defence and security.

Defence collaboration, an import part for the two nations, has seen a lot of action in the past few years. A joint defence logistics backing agreement is in the progressive stages of being contracted, while talks for a defence training MoU are also on the plate. 

Advancements in Defence Collaboration:

A Defence Expertise and Industrial Ability Collaboration MoU was inked in April 2019.

The two nations are close to ratifying a government­ to­ government treaty on jet engine expertise growth. Furthermore, the U.K. government is occupied on a government ­to ­government context for defence agreements in future. 

The U.K. has previously publicized its intent to position a Liaison Officer at the Indian Navy’s Data Synthesis Centre for Indian Ocean Area intended to advance Maritime Domain Consciousness.

The U.K. has also made a pitch to India for combined technology growth of sixth generation fighter machineries which can get into India’s fifth generation.

Progressive Medium Combat Aircraft and presented design of its Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier

for the Indian Navy’s projected second native carrier.

 

 

The Infosys Science Foundation announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2020 

The Infosys Science Foundation here on 3rd December announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2020 in

six categories for their contributions to science and research. It was first awarded in 2008

Winners:

The winners were picked from 257 nominations. 

The winners are: Hari Balakrishnan from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Engineering and

Computer Science);

 Prachi Deshpande from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (Humanities);

Rajan Sankaranarayanan from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (Life Sciences);

 Sourav Chatterjee from Stanford University (Mathematical Sciences);

Arindam Ghosh from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Physical Sciences) ;

Raj Chetty from Harvard University (Social Sciences). 

About Infosys Award:

The Infosys Prize is an annual award given to scientists, researchers, engineers and social scientists of Indian Origin (not necessarily born in India) by the Infosys Science Foundation and ranks among the highest monetary awards in India to recognize research. The prize for each category includes a gold medallion, a citation certificate, and prize money of US$100,000 (or its equivalent in Indian Rupees). The prize purse is tax free in the hands of winners in India.

Awarded for Contributions in six categories of research:

Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.