- 1 Environment Minister inaugurates advanced System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting, SAFAR
- 2 Kerala top, Bihar last in Public Affairs Index 2018
- 3 IIT Kanpur develops online tool to help people deal with mental health issues
- 4 NASA launches online toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data
- 5 India wins 4 medals in Junior Asian wrestling meet
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Environment Minister inaugurates advanced System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting, SAFAR
- Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the most advanced System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) at Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
- The system will give out real-time air quality index on 24×7 basis with colour coding, along with a 72-hour advance forecast.
- SAFAR will be implemented in four cities: Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
- The system was developed indigenously by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, and made operational by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Kerala top, Bihar last in Public Affairs Index 2018
- According to the Public Affairs Index 2018, Kerala is the best-governed state in the country. Bihar came up the worst.
- Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat are the other states in the top five states delivering good governance.
- Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha ranked the lowest on the index.
- Among the small states – with the population less than two crore – Himachal Pradesh topped the list of states with good governance, followed by Goa, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.
IIT Kanpur develops online tool to help people deal with mental health issues
- The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed an online tool, called TreadWill, to help people cope with issues related to mental health.
- The online tool has been developed by the Computer Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, HSS (Psychology) departments.
- TreadWill is a website designed to help people deal with stress, low mood, lethargy and other depressive symptoms.
- The system consists of different online exercises, questionnaires and games, to help people deal with mental health issues.
NASA launches online toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data
- NASA’s Technology Transfer program has created an online resource to promote commercial use of its satellite data.
- With the Remote Sensing Toolkit, users will now be able to find, analyze and utilize the most relevant data for their projects.
- Through its constellation of Earth observation satellites, NASA collects petabytes of data each year.
India wins 4 medals in Junior Asian wrestling meet
- India’s Sajan claimed the gold in the 77kg wrestling category as India won 4 medals in total, including two silver and a bronze, on the first day of the Junior Asian Championships.
- Vijay and Aryan Pawar had to settle for silver medals in the 130kg category.
- Kumar Sunil won a bronze in the 87kg, rounding off India’s medal tally.