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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st August 2021

Published on August 21, 2021
Current Context: Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge 2021: It was launched by MyGov which comes under Electronics and Information Technology and UN Women. The challenge encourages technology solutions developed by Women Entrepreneurs which will be used for the safety and empowerment of women.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UN Women: New York, USA
  • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology: Ashwini Vaishnav
  • Important Days and Themes: 
    • (a) 21st Aug 2021: World Senior Citizen Day
    • (b) 21st Aug 2021: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • IIT Madras has partnered with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to provide engineering knowledge support in transportation systems. The IIT Madras will work in areas of pavement engineering and intelligent transportation systems. In this regard, the ‘MoRTH Chair’ was created at IIT Madras to work in the areas like R&D, teaching and training in traffic and highway engineering. The chair professor will act as a strategic advisor to MoRTH in road transport and highways.
  • The Faridabad Smart City Limited has roped in comic hero Chacha Chaudhary as their promotional character which will help to promote steps taken by them in the areas like installation of CCTVs for surveillance, traffic rules, road safety, and waste management. The promotion will take place through social media platform which will depict Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu and the content will guide people for effective usage of infrastructure which is developed by Faridabad Smart City Limited
  • Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) 5.0: It was launched by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The challenge was launched under the initiative of Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO). Under this DISC, GOI, services, think tank, startups and innovators can come together and work to develop strong, modern, self-reliant & well-equipped military equipment and technology


Ques: 1: Which institute partnered with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to work in areas of pavement engineering and intelligent transportation systems?
a. IIT Roorkee
b. IIT Kanpur
c. IIT Guwahati
d. IIT Madras
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