UIDAI, IIT Bombay join hands to develop touchless biometric capture system.

  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) to develop a robust touchless biometric capture system.
  • They will carry out joint research to build a mobile capture system for fingerprints along with a liveness model integrated with the capture system.
  • The touchless biometric capture system will allow fingerprint authentication from home alike face authentication.

Exercise Cope India 23 kicks off in Panagarh, Kalaikunda, and Agra.

  • A bilateral air exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) named Cope India 23 is being started on April 10, 2023.
  • It is being held at Air Force Stations Arjan Singh (Panagarh), Kalaikunda, and Agra.
  • Aim: To enhance mutual understanding between the two Air Forces and share their best practices.
  • This exercise was started in 2004 as a fighter training exercise held at Air Station Gwalior, India.

State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22 released.

  • According to the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) report 2021-22, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, and Telangana are the front-runners in the SEEI 2021-22.
  • Achiever category (score between 50-60): Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab.
  • Based on their efforts and achievements, states have been classified into four categories: Front runner, Achiever, Contender, and Aspirant.
  • This report was released by Power Minister R. K. Singh in New Delhi.

India releases 1st edition of Dogri version of Indian Constitution.

  • Union Minister of Law, Kiren Rijiju has released the first edition of the Dogri version of the Constitution of India at the University of Jammu.
  • During the event, he informed that the government is digitizing about 65,000 words of the legal glossary to frame a core vocabulary for the understanding of all citizens.
  • About Dogri Language:
  • It is one of the 22 official languages of India.
  • It is widely spoken in the Jammu region of J&K, India.

Sixteenth Finance Commission will be constituted in November 2023.

  • The government official has informed that the union government may set up the 16th finance commission this FY 2023-24.
  • Aim: To suggest the ratio in which tax is to be divided between the Centre and states for five years, beginning April 1, 2026.
  • Finance Commission is a constitutional body that gives suggestions on Centre-state financial relations.
  • The 15th Commission, under NK Singh, had kept the tax devolution ratio at 42%.

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