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Current Affairs Date: 07 February 2022

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‘Centre of Excellence on IoT and AI’ at Andhra University

⇒ National Association of Software and Services Companies, in a joint partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Government of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the ‘Centre of Excellence on IoT and AI’ at Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam on 30 November 2021.

Key Points:
    • The Centre of Excellence is aimed at promoting innovation in emerging technologies of IoT, AI, robotics, etc.
    • The Centre of Excellence of IoT and AI is a step towards solving real-world challenges and creating an impact.
    • It is designed to be a catalyst that will help the industry embrace technology and become globally competitive.
    • The centre will focus on harnessing the power of Artificial intelligence and the Internet of things to bring unprecedented opportunities for Industry, Start-ups, and Academia.

India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021

⇒ Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021. It was a four days virtual event held from 30 November to 3 December 2021.

Key points:
    • This Cyberdrill was intended for Indian entities especially Critical Network Infrastructure operators.
    • India-ITU joint CyberDrill 2021 for Indian entities emphasized the role of national Computer Incident and Response Teams (CIRTs) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in building cyber resilience and protecting critical information infrastructure.
Participants:
    • Several high-level speakers, panellists and experts from ITU, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, National Security Council Secretariat, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and other eminent organizations participated in the inaugural session.
    • More than 400 participants participated from critical sectors, namely, power, insurance, finance, CERT-In and CSIRT, industry, academia, telecom service providers and field units of DoT.

» Panellists and experts from organizations, industry and agencies made presentation on best practices and highlighted the policy initiatives of cybersecurity in India as well across globe.

About ITU:

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) aims to improve the cybersecurity readiness, protection, and incident response capabilities of Member States by conducting CyberDrills at the national and regional level.

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command

⇒ Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM assumed charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base on 01 December 2021.

Vice Adm Biswajit Dasgupta was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1985 and is a specialist in Navigation and Direction.

Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief, Western Naval Command

⇒ Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief, Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at INS Shikra.

Commissioned into the Navy on 01 July 1983, Vice Admiral AB Singh is a specialist in Navigation and Direction.

34th Commandant of National Defence College

⇒ Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Mago took over as the 34th Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi from Air Marshal D Choudhury who superannuates on November 30, 2021.

Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Mago is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into the elite 7th Battalion Brigade of the GUARDS on December 15, 1984.

25th Chief of the Naval Staff

⇒ Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC assumed command of the Indian Navy on 30 November 2021 as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff.

Admiral R Hari Kumar is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 January 1983.

Important Day

Nagaland Statehood Day

Nagaland celebrated its Statehood Day on 01 December 2021.

World AIDS Day 2021

⇒ Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day.

People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS.

Theme:

The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 was- “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics”.

Background:

The World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988.

Each year, organizations and individuals across the world to draw attention of all to the AIDS epidemic, in an endeavor to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge, speak out against ADIS stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward ending the AIDS Epidemic.

Source: PIB, UN & Other News Reports

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