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Q.1 Who created the famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh?

Q.2 What comes before gang to make a Madhuri-Juhi film?

Q.3 In boxing, what are jab, cross and hook types of?

Q.4 What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI)?

Q.5 Who is the newly appointed Chairman of IIT-Kharagpur?

Q.6 The student scientist connect program “Jigyasa” has officially launched in which city?

Q. 7 At room temperature, which is the only metal that is in liquid form?

Q.8 A change of the DNA of an organism resulting in a new trait is known as a ________.

Q.9 Who lead the Indian delegation in the 5th edition of BRICS Education Ministers’ Meeting-2017?

Q.10 In mythology, who among these gets their name by virtue of being the daughter of s mountain?

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Government sets up new wing to provide intelligence inputs

The Union Government has set up Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM), a new wing to provide intelligence inputs taking action against tax evaders. It has been has been set up will be under the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). It will also do big data analytics for taxmen for better policy formulation. Key Facts The DGARM was set up on 1 July 2017, coinciding with rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST). It will function as an apex body of CBEC for data analytics and risk management and will report to the chairman of CBEC. It will utilize internal and external data sources for detailed data mining and analysis to generate outputs for focused and targeted action by field formations and investigation wings of the CBEC. The field formations of CBEC are also expected to gainfully and effectively utilise the data and other inputs shared by the DGARM. The data analytics and processing coupled with intelligence inputs by DGRAM will provide the CBEC the national and sub-national perspective for policy formulation.

 

Indian Railways launches RailCloud

Indian Railways launches RailCloud to optimise server management, resources
The Indian Railways has launched RailCloud, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost. Rail Cloud works on popular Cloud Computing system. Cloud computing is an emerging technology for faster and on demand commensurate deployment of server resources which results in reduced cost. Key Facts RailCloud has been developed by rail PSU RailTel as part of Railways strategic IT initiative, IR—OneICT. It is aimed at optimising server the resources and its management. Its technology enables maximising the usage of available server and storage. It can accommodate bigger data and more applications within same server space. RailCloud technology will pave the way for swifter deployment of application. Moreover, cloud hardware and environment can provide rigorous testing of the new applications. It subsumes existing infrastructure and resources available with railway for ensuring that expenditure is minimized in acquiring new resources. RailCloud technology allows server and storage space to scale up and down as per the demand. This makes the system suitable to meet the higher demand at peak hours with less expenditure. It is also equipped with security features as per the latest Government guidelines. Moreover, these features can be updated in one go for all the applications hosted on the cloud. RailCloud server resources are constantly scaled up or down as per the number of users logged on to the system and it ensures a better user experience. It covers all management related and other services like human resources, signal assets, freight and logistics, health and hospital and energy among others. Nivaran-Grievance Portal Nivaran-Grievance Portal was also launched. It is the first IT application on the RailCloud. It serves as a platform for resolution of service-related grievances and of serving and former railway employees. The existing application hosted on a conventional server was migrated on RailCloud. It will save significant revenue and improve user experience at same time.

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