- 1 Election Commission of India launches “cVigil” Mobile App
- 2 Vishwas Patel appointed Chairman of Payments Council of India
- 3 Defence Ministry approves construction of 17 New Baffle Firing Ranges
- 4 World’s first all-digital art museum opens in Tokyo
- 5 Cabinet approves DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Election Commission of India launches “cVigil” Mobile App
The cVigil App is launched especially for the citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.
This app will be made operational only where the elections are announced.
A Beta Version will be made available so that the public and the election staff can get accustomed to its features.
The app will be made operational for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.
The Android App requires a smartphone with a camera, a good Internet connection and GPS
Through this app, the citizens can immediately report the incidents of misconduct within minutes of having witnessed such events.
Vishwas Patel appointed Chairman of Payments Council of India
- The Payments Council of India on Monday announced the appointment of Vishwas Patel as its new Chairman.
- Patel is currently the Director of Infibeam Avenues.
- He will succeed Naveen Surya, who has been elevated to the post of Chairman Emeritus.
- Patel has been associated with the council since it was started in 2013, and has been its Co-Chairman.
Defence Ministry approves construction of 17 New Baffle Firing Ranges
- The Ministry of Defence has sanctioned the construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military Stations/Cantonments/Training Establishments.
- The approximate cost will be Rs. 238 crores.
- The proposed baffle shooting ranges can facilitate firing from 300 to 500 metres.
- Baffle firing ranges are covered shooting practice areas which prevent possible accidents due to stray bullet injuries.
World’s first all-digital art museum opens in Tokyo
- The world’s first digital art museum opened to the public in Tokyo, Japan.
- The MORI Building Digital Art Museum allows visitors to enter the artwork.
- The museum has dark and seemingly empty rooms, with geometric constructions strewn about.
- The kaleidoscopic art installations are triggered by motion sensors, and are projected on the rooms surfaces.
- The artworks react to movement and touch, so the experience of each visitor is potentially unique.
- The art exhibit is titled Borderless.
Cabinet approves DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018
- The Union Cabinet has approved the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018.
- The bill is aimed at using DNA-based forensic technologies for court cases to strengthen the justice system in India.
- One of the major aims of the bill is to ensure that DNA test results are reliable.
- It also has in place protection of data from misuse or abuse in terms of privacy rights.