Current Affairs daily September 14, 2021

Govt to start PM Adarsh Gram Yojna covering 36 thousand villages across country-Union Tribal Affairs minister Arjun Munda said that his ministry would start Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna covering 36 thousand villages across the country.

Civil Aviation Ministry grants drone use permission to ICMR and IIT-Bombay- The permission to use Drone has been granted to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, for research, development as well as testing of drones in its own premises.

Iran to allow nuclear surveillance- Iran agreed on Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week.

Singapore’s PayNow and India’s UPI to Link in 2022- The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India today announced plans to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022.

India to revise FDI policy for space sectorSivan said the FDI policy is getting revised which would open up huge opportunities for foreign companies to invest in India. Presently all FDI in the space sector has to be cleared by the government while the industry wants the investment under the automatic route.

Land records integrated with Centre’s e-portal by all but 3 states- Land records have been integrated with the Centre’s e-portal by most states, barring three, the government on Monday said, adding that the procurement in the Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 will be according to the new mechanism. Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey today said most of the procuring states, barring Assam, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, are ready and have integrated digital land records with the nodal procurement agency Food Corporation of India (FCI).

IIT Bombay launches AI-based translation ‘Project Udaan’The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay launched Project Udaan, a language translator, to ease students in understanding the language. ‘Project Udaan,’ a donation-based project, is an end-to-end ecosystem, which translates scientific and technical content from English to Hindi and all other Indian languages. The AI-based translation software ecosystem can translate engineering textbooks, learning materials in one-sixth of the time taken by a team of domain and linguistic experts working manually on it.

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