1. DRDO and DMSRDE has made Low weight bullet proof jackets

  • Developed a lightweight bullet-proof jacket that weighs nine kg and meets the qualitative requirements of the Indian Army
  • The front hard armour panel bullet proof jacket was tested at Terminal Ballistics Research Lab in Chandigarh
  • It met relevant standards of the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)

2. Jal Jeevan Mission deploys sensor-based IoT devices to monitor rural drinking water supply systems

  • Digital devices to effectively monitor the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in more than six lakh villages across the country.
  • For this purpose, National Jal Jeevan Mission collaborated with Tata Community Initiatives Trust (TCIT) and Tata Trusts

3. Actor Rajnikanth to be awarded 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • Rajinikanth is the 12th South Indian to get this award
  • The legendary actor has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in the past.

4. Facebook and Google are planning two new undersea internet cables to connect South East Asia to North America.

  • The project with regional telecoms companies aims to supply faster internet to Singapore and Indonesia.
  • Named Echo and Bifrost, those will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route crossing the Java Sea, and
  • They will increase overall subsea capacity in the trans-Pacific by about 70%

5. Union Education Minister Launches “MyNEP2020” Platform Of NCTE Portal

  • The “MyNEP2020” platform will be operational from 1st April 2021 to 15th May 2021.
  • This exercise of digital consultation envisages the participation of teachers, education professionals, academicians, and other stakeholders
  • In preparing the documents on teacher policy for sustainable and positive change in the Teacher’s Education Sector

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