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Centralized Access Control System and e-BCAS Project launched to digitize employee movement process at airports
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation, launched the biometric-enabled Centralised Access Control System (CACS) and ‘e-BCAS Project Training Module. The two projects launched are important milestones to enhance security and ease of doing business at airports.CACS project is to digitize the employee movement process at the airports. This multi-layered security system encompasses the uniqueness of the Airport Entry Permit (AEP)users, biometric authentication in addition to PIN-based identity verification through contactless smart card technology. The cost of the card is Rs. 225 valid for three years. Biometric ID (Biometric enabled Centralised Access Control System having chip-embedded smart AEPs) thus issued, is non-duplicable.
An MoU signed between ECIL and BCAS on 17th December 2015 with an overall investment of Rs.34.92 crore. The Project is to digitize the existing mechanism at the airports and reduce human intervention systematically issued laminated paper-based Aerodrome Entry Permit. Airports Authority of India successfully conducted SAT (Site Acceptance Test) at various airport i.e., Ahmedabad, Chennai & Kolkata, 31 December 2019 Current Affairs
NIT Trichy Alumni Commit $3 Mn For Alma Mater’s Research Work Scholarships
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy committed a sum of about $3 million for research activities at their alma mater and for the institute’s scholarship programs. The Global Alumni Meet 2020 scheduled to be held in Chennai. This effort is to create several Ph.D. scholars from the institute in technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and The Internet of Things (IoT) and creating intellectual property rights. The funding is towards future technologies. The Institute has over 30,000 alumni spread across the world and churns out 1,700 graduates every year.
Global Alumni Meet 2020
GAM 2020 is a mega event to bring together the alumni of NIT Trichy across the globe. This event is conducted every year by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy.
Finance Ministry to organize Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture on March 20 next year
Finance Ministry to organize Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture on March 20 next year to pay tribute for him.
Science & Technology
Christina Koch sets a new record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman
NASA astronaut Christina Koch set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. Koch has six weeks to go before returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition 61 Flight Engineer has spent more than 300 days in space.
Bengaluru’s University of Agricultural Sciences to host Indian Science Congress
University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru planned to host the 107th Indian Science Congress from 3rd to 7th of January.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference to be attended by over 15,000 delegates, including Nobel laureates, scientists, academicians, students, farmers, among others. Indian Science Congress Association Prof. K S Rangappa informed in Bengaluru today that 1,500 scientific papers and 5700 posters in 14 scientific disciplines.
Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane to take over as new Army Chief
Vice Chief of the Army Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as a new Army Chief.
Assam CM launches torch relay of Khelo India Youth Games
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the torch relay of the Third Khelo India Youth Games. The games will be held in Guwahati from 10th to 22nd of next month. The people of Assam to create a fantastic environment for athletes will be participating in the competitions. The opening ceremony of the third Khelo India Youth Games will take place at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati on January 10. 31 December 2019 Current Affairs
Indian Railways introduces New Passenger friendly Information System at Anakapalle Station in Vijayawada Division
Indian Railways introduces New Passenger friendly Information System at Anakapalle Station for customers.
Indian Railways introduced a new Passenger Information System at Anakapalle Railway Station of the Vijayawada Division in South Central Railway. The Passenger Information system comprises of a Board that provides the Coach Composition position of a train. 31 December 2019 Current Affairs