July 13, 2019



#1 Prasar Bharati has signed MoU with which IIT for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies?

Prasar Bharati has signed MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi. The move is likely to boost research activities in the broadcasting field. Direct to mobile broadcasting, Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence Incubation Centre by Prasar Bharati and student internship for students of IIT Kanpur at Prasar Bharati are among the main areas in the research collaboration.

#2 Who has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Greece?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece. His party – New Democracy – won a landslide victory in the 2019 legislative election with a score of 39.85% of votes and 158 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.

#3 The Prosecco hills is located in which country?

Italy’s Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene has been named as the UNESCO World Heritage at the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is the site where the grapes that produce the world-famous prosecco sparkling wine are grown. It is an area of hilly terrain in northeast Italy known for its Prosecco production. The landscape is characterized by hogback hills, ciglioni — small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces — forests, small villages and farmland. The prosecco sparkling white, which has the highest classification available to Italian wine, is produced in a territory spread over 9 provinces in Italy’s northeast. The region has become the 55th Italian site inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

#4 Which IT company has partnered with AICTE to equip students with career skills?

TCS iON, a unit of IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has partnered with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide students with a digital learning course to equip them with career skills. TCS iON has curated a free, 20 hour-career skills course that will cover topics like corporate etiquette, effective e-mail writing, impactful presentations and IT awareness that will be available to students throughout the duration of their degree course. The course will be available for students of more than 10,000 AICTE approved institutions. It can be accessed on TCS iON Digital Learning Hub through any device. 

#5 Under whose chairmanship, the 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in New Delhi?

On 10th July 2019, the 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. The meeting was focused on six core areas of cooperation viz. Development of Transport Infrastructure and Technologies; Development of Agriculture and Agro-Processing sector; Small and Medium Business support; Digital Transformation and Frontier Technologies; Cooperation in Trade,Banking, Finance, and Industry; and Tourism & Connectivity. The strategic dialogue was established following a bilateral MoU signed between the NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation during the 19th edition of the Annual India-Russia Bilateral Summit, which was held on 5th October 2018 in New Delhi.

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