Jammu and kashmir chief Secretary launches e-library initiative "e-Kitab Kosh".

  • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta launched e-Kitab Kosh, an online library initiative of the information technology department for providing access to a repository of learning resources in five languages.
  • The online library can be accessed at www.elibrary.jk.gov.in.
  • The e-Kitab Kosh is envisioned for providing access to a virtual repository of learning resources in five languages of English, Hindi, Urdu, Dogri and Kashmiri.

Rajasthan becomes 1st state to set up L-Route server.

  • Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to install L-Route server for uninterrupted internet services.
  • This server with uninterrupted internet connectivity will help the state government to provide its flagship digital services and implement e-governance.
  • This will strengthen the Internet infrastructure in Rajasthan and improve the resilience and security of all Internet-based operations.
  • This new server has been installed in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at Bhamashah State Data Center, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • There are currently three J-Route servers in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Gorakhpur in India, and two L-Route servers in Kolkata and Mumbai.
  • But the L-Route server installed in Rajasthan is the first, which has been deployed at the state level.

J&K Inaugurates "Jan Surveillance" App under E-Governance Initiative.

  • The Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Jammu, and Kashmir launched the Jan Nigrani app under the e-Governance initiative.
  • The purpose of this app is to help people to register complaints related to various schemes online.
  • The App Is A 24×7 Internet-Based Platform Aimed At Reporting And Resolving The Grievances Of The Residents Of J&K Against Various Government Schemes Launched By The Department.
  • The App Will Be Available on Google’s Play Store, From Where It Can Be Downloaded.

Ajay Kumar Sood of IISc Bangalore appointed new Principal Scientific Advisor.

  • Physicist Ajay Kumar Sood of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has been appointed as new Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the government.
  • Seventy-year-old Sood is currently an honorary professor at IISc Bangalore.
  • He is also serving as a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.
  • He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2013.

Karnataka govt decides to name Shivamogga airport after BS Yediyurappa.

  • Karnataka government decided to name Shivamogga airport after former chief minister and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa.
  • The proposal will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • The airport, with international standard facilities, will be inaugurated in December this year.
  • The Shivamogga airport will have the second longest runway in Karnataka after Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

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