30.11.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

‘Over 1K severe factory incidents in 2020’

 

 

Expressing a need to digitalise safety, Gopal Kumar, chief inspector of factories, Jharkhand, on Monday said that over 1000 severe incidents got registered in 2020 and led to avoidable human deaths. Addressing the 3rd Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Jharkhand Safety Conclave at Beldih Club, he said that safety is multidimensional and cannot be defined. Since the formation of Factories and Mines Act, lots of work has been done in the field of Safety and yet many more things need to be done. Around seven per cent of the world’s population are working as engineers or as workers on sites which need to be alert and cautious during their work at shop floors.

He further stated that digitisation is the need of the hour for safety as it bridges the gap between man, process uncertainty and safety officers.  Through the help of digitalisation, we can get insights of uncertainty and can get enough time to handle and avoid it. In coming times, Digitisation would not be an option, it will be obligatory and part of our life.

CII Jharkhand organised its third edition of Industrial Safety Conclave today with the theme of Leveraging Digital Initiatives for Improving Industrial Safety. The objective of the CII Jharkhand Industrial Safety Conclave was to inspire the stakeholders towards building an even stronger culture of safety in their organisations. This conclave acted as a forum wherein the participants got the opportunity to interact with the safety professionals, thought leaders to learn the best practices.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Worlds First Multimodal Brain Imaging Data and Analytics Launched

 

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, launched Project SWADESH.

Highlights:

SWADESH is a first-of-its-kind large-scale multimodal neuroimaging database built particularly for Indians.

The DBT-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC), Gurgaon, Haryana, created the one-of-a-kind brain endeavour.

SWADESH integrates big-data architecture and analytics for a variety of neurological illnesses into a single platform.

It will allow researchers to undertake multimodal brain investigations in order to better understand and manage Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological illnesses.

The DBT-NBRC is India’s sole institute dedicated to Neuroscience Research and Education.

 

India-Indonesia CORPAT Exercise In Indian Ocean

 

The 37th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) will take place in the Indian Ocean region from November 23-24, 2021.

Highlights:

To guarantee safety and security, CORPAT is held twice a year. In 2002, it was held for the first occasion.

The CORPAT is being carried out by the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Khanjar and the Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin (376) is taking part.

Both nations’ Maritime Patrol Aircraft will take part in the exercise. It emphasises the two friendly Navies’ mutual trust, synergy, and collaboration.

Since 2002, the two fleets have conducted CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year to strengthen maritime ties.

Its goal is to make the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial ships, international trade, and lawful maritime operations.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

NFT Named As The Word Of The Year 2021 By Collins Dictionary

 

The phrase ‘NFT’ has been designated the 2021 Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary.

Highlights:

NFT is an abbreviation for “non-fungible token.”

NFT is described as “a unique digital certificate, recorded on a blockchain, that is used to record the ownership of an object such as an artwork or a collectable,” according to Collins Dictionary.

HarperCollins in Glasgow publishes the Collins English Dictionary.

Most notably, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold an NFT of his first tweet for $2.9 million, while electronic singer Grimes sold her digital art for $6 million.

Collins experts, headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, stated Wednesday that they picked NFT because of its “meteoric growth in usage,” which is expected to increase by 11,000 per cent by 2021.

 

The 99% Of POCSO Cases Are Scheduled For Trial In 2020 Says A Report

 

On November 25, 2021, the Praja Foundation released its findings on POSCO cases.

Highlights:

 

According to the report, despite a drop in crimes against children, 99 per cent of complaints under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses Act were still pending by December 2020. (POCSO)

 

In 2020, girls accounted for 94% of the total 1,197 cases. There were 721 rape cases and 376 sexual assault cases among these.

In 2020, 42% of all rape incidents were committed against minors under the age of 18, compared to 47% in 2018 and 45% in 2019.

The age group of 12 to 18 years had the highest number of rape victims (620 out of 721 in 2020). Offenders were known to be victims in 95 per cent of all rape instances.

According to the POCSO Act, 93% of the 67 instances against boys were unnatural offences. The low proportion of reported male cases compared to overall cases indicates the stigma associated with reporting sexual offences against men.

 

According to the data, just 28% of the IPC cases examined in 2020 had a charge sheet filed. It discovers that investigations were incomplete in 58% of cases of crime against women and 56% of cases of crime against children.

 

 

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