460 new roads proposed in Budget show State on path of development: Min
Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Gopal Bhargava has said that the roads in any State are mirror of development. The roads proposed in the Budget by the Madhya Pradesh Government along with strengthening 105 railway over-bridges, 65 new bridges, 460 new roads to be built in the state indicate that the State is on the path of development, he added.
He was replying to the discussions on the budgetary demands of his department in the State assembly.
These constructions would take place in 56 assembly constituencies of the state with Rs 3123 crore. A target has been set to construct 65 bridges.
He told that in Madhya Pradesh work of maintenance, renovation and strengthening of national highways is done by Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation. At present, 8858 km of roads in the state are national highways. Sanction of 4593 km length of national highways is done by central government.
The work of construction and upgradation of highways is also done with urgency and for this, a provision of 130 crores has been kept in the budget. Controlling road accidents is also a priority of the state government and for this, 372 black-spots have been identified in the state, which is being done to improve them.
It has been decided to make the state’s roads safe, Road Development Corporation is also coming out with the Accident Response System and Traffic Management Center.
For cottage and village industries department Rs 107.24 crore 24 lakh have been sanctioned for generating employment in the state.
The work of connecting the commerce platform is being done by the state government. Under this, handloom and handicraft products would be marketed.
AI Model Predicting Tsunamis Japan
Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratory has developed an AI model that can predict the flooding of tsunamis in coastal areas in real time. Highlights:
The AI model designed and developed by Fujitsu Laboratories of Japan can predict flood forecasts in specific areas, making it easier to evacuate people and provide insights about potential damage to surrounding infrastructure
The technology company uses Fugaku, the world’s fastest supercomputer, to develop models.
A group of researchers used supercomputers to generate training data for 20,000 possible tsunami scenarios based on high-resolution tsunami simulations. They used these data sets to create AI models.
In the event of an earthquake, inputting the tsunami waveform data observed at sea into the model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before the waves make landfall.
The company said it will make it possible to obtain accurate and rapid flood forecasts for specific areas and also provide important insights about the impact of local waves on surrounding infrastructure such as buildings and roads.
It is said that the system can also make evacuation measures more effective.
The model can also be run on an ordinary PC within a few seconds, making it easier to build a practical real-time system that previously required a supercomputer.
Switzerlands Policy of Neutrality
The Switzerland’s Ambassador recently said that due to changes in world political realities, its traditional foreign Policy of Neutrality (Swiss Neutrality) has once again become attractive. About Policy of Neutrality:
This is a foreign policy position in which the country intends to remain neutral in future wars. Sovereignty is preserved, and the right to war is in a state of armed neutrality in the event of an attack by one of the parties.
A state that is permanently neutral is a sovereign state, bound by an international treaty or its own declaration, and remains neutral to all warring parties in future wars. Switzerland is an example of a permanently neutral country. Other countries are Ireland, Austria and so on.
The concept of neutrality in war is narrowly defined and imposes specific restrictions on neutral parties in exchange for the internationally recognized right to maintain neutrality.
Principal Scientific Adviser to GOI launches Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship
The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its Waste to Wealth Mission has launched the Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship.
It has been launched to recognize students, community workers or Self-Help Groups, SHGs and municipal or sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management, scientifically and sustainably.
Targeted to encourage community participation, the Swachhta Saarthi Fellowships invites applications from students and community workers who have done previous work or are currently engaged in waste management activities, including awareness campaigns, surveys and studies.
IAF to participate for 1st time in Exercise Desert Flag beginning in UAE
Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate for the first time in Exercise Desert Flag which is beginning in Al-Dhafra airbase in UAE from.
Exercise Desert Flag is an annual multinational large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
The Indian Air Force is participating in the Exercise along with air forces of United Arab Emirates, United States of America, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain.
The Indian Air Force is participating with six Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, two C-17 and one IL-78 tanker aircraft.
Morarji Desai 125th Anniverasary
The 125th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was celebrated. He was the fourth prime minister of India (1977-79) and the first non- Congress Prime Minister of India. Key Facts: Early Life: Shri Morarji Desai was born on February 29, 1896 in the village of Bhadeli in Bulsar districts of Gujarat. After graduating from the Wilson Civil Service College in Mumbai in 1918, he served as an Deputy Collector for twelve years. Contribution in Freedom Struggle: In 1930, when India participated in the “civil disobedience movement” initiated by Mahatma Gandhi, Shri Desai lost confidence in Britain’s sense of justice and decided to resign from the government and join the struggle.
Vinesh Phogat Won Gold in Ukraine Wrestling Event
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women’s 53kg gold medal. She won a medal at the 24th Ukrainian Outstanding Wrestler and Coach Memorial in Kiev, Ukraine. Highlights:
As a result, Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, ranked seventh in the world from Belarus, in the final. This is a fight for the gold medal.
The 2020 Summer Olympics are also called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is an upcoming international multisport event, which is expected to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The plan was originally scheduled for July 24 to August 9, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the plan was postponed in March 2020.