28.01.22 KAMATAKA PSC Daily Current Affairs

KARNATAKA

 

Karnataka: 12th century inscriptions discovered in Udupi village

 

Two Kannada inscriptions belonging to 12th-century Alupa era were found recently in Udupi district by a research team.

“We’ve confirmed that one inscription belongs to the period of Alupa King Kulasekhara I. The second inscription, discovered in less than a week from the same place, is also from the 12th century. Only a few alphabets were visible on it,” said history and archaeology research student Shruthesh Acharya Moodubelle, who led the team.

The inscriptions were found in Bannadi village coming under Vaddarse panchayat of Brahmavar taluk in Udupi district. The 18-line inscription is found engraved on a granite plaque that is 5ft tall and 2ft wide. It was found on an agricultural land belonging to B Kusha Acharya.

 

Another inscription was discovered at the Hebbarvolal, about 1km from the place where the first inscription was found, in Bannadi village. This inscription was discovered under the guidance of SA Krishnaiah, director of Oriental Archives Research Centre, Udupi; Raghavendra Shenoy, an English teacher at Indira Gandhi residential school, Siddapura; and Shruthesh.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

The Fastest AI Supercomputer in The World

 

Facebook parent company Meta’s new “artificial intelligence supercomputer” will be the fastest across the planet by the center of the year 2022.

Highlights

Meta introduced the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) on January 24, 2022. It’s believed to be among the fastest AI supercomputers running today.

Currently, AI can perform tasks like translating text between languages and help in identifying potentially harmful content.

However, the development of the next generation of AI would require powerful supercomputers capable of quintillions of functions per second.

 

World’s-Largest Canal Lock In Netherlands

 

Ijmuiden, Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened the world’s giant canal lock.

Highlights:

Ijmuiden, a small port city in the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has opened the world’s giant canal lock.

King Willen-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the sea lock. The sea lock at Ijmuiden is 500 meters (1,640 ft) long and 70 meters broad.

The major infrastructure project began in 2016 and was supposed to be completed by 2019. It also exceeded the budget by roughly €300 million ($338 million).

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Data Privacy Day: 28 Jan 2022

 

Annually on 28 January, Data Privacy Day is commemorated to raise privacy awareness.

Highlights:

The day is observed as “an international effort to raise awareness about the need of respecting privacy, fostering trust, and protecting data.”

Individual privacy is a means of safeguarding everyone’s online safety.

As more people are forced to spend time in the virtual world due to the covid-19 pandemic, it has become a hot issue of conversation in the digitally connected world.

 

 

 

India Ranks 85th In Corruption Perceptions Index

 

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 was announced by Transparency International, and India was rated 85th (Score of 40).

Highlights:

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 was announced by Transparency International, and India was rated 85th (Score of 40).

Three countries, Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand shared first place in the ranking (Score of 88).

This ranking assesses how corrupt each country’s government is thought to be.

The results are graded on a scale of 0 (extremely corrupt) to 100 (very clean) (very clean). There are 180 countries ranked in it.

India was placed 86th with a score of 40 last year (for 2020).

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for this year shows that corruption is at an all-time low around the world.

For the tenth year in a row, the global average remains steady at 43 out of 100 points.

 

Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research Launched ByDefence Minister

 

At Chandigarh University, Rajnath Singh inaugurates the Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research.

Highlights:

The Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) at Chandigarh University was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Union Minister also announced the launch of a Rs 10 crore Defence Scholarship Scheme at Chandigarh University for the children of three-service military officers. Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian descent to travel to space.

It was founded with the goal of educating students in space science and satellite creation, as well as addressing future difficulties in space research.

 

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