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                  MALUKA IAS Date :- 18 September

Future of Jobs

  • A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). 
  • According to report, globally, almost half of all companies expect automation to cut their full-time workforce in the next four years; however, new jobs will still lead to a net gain in employment opportunities if sufficient reskilling is done. 
  • In India, 54% of employees in these sectors will need reskilling by 2022.

Cyber Varsity

  • The Maharashtra Government has taken the first step towards setting up a varsity dedicated to mitigating cyber threats. It has set aside ₹80 crore for the first round of its funding and the proposal for the project.
  • The new Cyber University will train 3,000 professionals to fight online space cyber attacks, internet crimes, and conduct cyber forensics. 
  • It will also impart training in 15 other Internet of Things (IoT) areas such as Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

India’s first woman IAS officer

  • Padma Bhushan Anna Rajam Malhotra, joined civil services in 1951 and opted for the Madras Cadre.
  • India’s first woman IAS officer after independence, who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1985 to 1990.

Mt Everest Friendship Exercise

  • Nepal and China 12 day military exercise recently held at Sichuan Province focused on anti terrorism drills.

Mission on shifting cultivation: towards a transformational approach

  • The document by NITI Aayog that calls for policy coherence, said land for shifting cultivation should be recognised as “agricultural land” where farmers practise agro-forestry for the production of food rather than as forestland.
  • Locally referred to as jhum cultivation, this practice is considered as an important mainstay of food production for a considerable population in northeast India in States like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur.

Merger of the Banks

  • The government on proposed the amalgamation of state-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB), Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank to create India’s third-largest bank.
  • The move is part of the reforms initiated in the public sector banking segment.

world’s first hydrogen train

  • It uses fuel cells that produce electricity through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, leaving behind water and steam.
  • Germany rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but eco-friendly technology.