TNPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS IN ENGLISH | Current Affairs January 1- 3 | Tamilnadu E- governance Policy | Satyendra Nath Bose

Current Affairs January 1- 3 | Tamilnadu E- governance Policy  | Satyendra Nath Bose

  • With a view to clear the huge pendency of documents and enabling the Public to get back their registered documents quickly and also to realize the Government revenue blocked in these documents, a ‘Samadhan Scheme’ is being introduced in the Registration Department with effect from 3.1.2018.

  • The Tamil Nadu government has launched an e-governance policy to provide various services digitally

Special Features of the policy

  • Establishing an integrated environment for delivering seamless Government to Citizen (G2C), Government to Employee (G2E), Government to Government (G2G) and Government to Business (G2B) services in a cost-effective manner, besides increasing productivity levels within government are some of the key objectives of the policy.

  • A State-level apex committee for e-Governance headed by the Chief Secretary would be formed for periodic review of the implementation of the policy and would provide necessary guidelines for its implementation.

  • The departments would earmark 0.5 per cent of their annual budget for e-Governance and would be encouraged to increase the same to three per cent in a phased manner over a period of five years.

  • Considering the mobile phone penetration among the people, all departments  would ensure that their applications are compatible to mobile access and utilise the common mobile infrastructure provided by Government of India and the State government like Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) etc

  • Mobile applications will be developed in English and Tamil Language using open standards, to the extent possible. The State Portal and Government Departmental Portals will be made ‘mobile compliant’ in due course

  • The policy made it clear that the departments would ensure use of Open Source and Open Standard technologies for software development, unless the use of proprietary technology is unavoidable. This would enable respective departments to prevent vendor lock-in, unnecessary cost on user licences and long-term cost liabilities.

  • Chitraveenamaestro N. Ravikiran has been selected for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi award.

  • The State government has named former High Court judge B. Rajendran as the chairpersonof the Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (REAT) for Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • Former ambassador to China and current secretary (economic relations), VijayKeshav Gokhale, has been named as India’s next foreign secretary

  • State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today said it has commissioned the country’s secondlargest rooftop solar power The firm has installed a 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar plant at its petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh

  • Assam the first draft of an updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the State listed. Applicants whose names appear in NRC, 1951, or any electoral rolls of the State up to midnight of March 24, 1971, and their descendants and all Indian citizens, including their children and descendants who have moved to Assam post March 24, 1971.

Additional Information

Assam Accord

  • The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the All Assam Student Union  Movement in New Delhi on 15 August 1985. It brought an end to the Assam Agitation and accepted to provide Citizenship for those who migrated up to midnight of March 24, 1971, and their descendants and all Indian citizens, including their children and descendants who have moved to Assam post March 24, 1971. Article 6a inserted in Constitution of India to provide Citizenship to those who migrated Assam amending Indian Citizenship act 1955.

  • Google has developed a text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system that will confuse you with its human-like articulation. The tech giant’s text-to-speech system called “Tacotron 2”.

  • Prime minister inagurated a year-long celebration of the 125th year of Acharya Satyendra Nath Bose, who was born on this day in 1894.

Satyendra Nath Bose

Satyendra Nath Bose was one of the world’s pioneering theoretical, widely called the ‘Father of the God Particle’ for his work on the Boson, a class of particles named after him because they the obey Bose–Einstein statistics. His work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s laid the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate.

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