December 5 and 6 current affairs

1. MoS IT launches India’s first indigenous server Rudra :

Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday launched the first indigenous server, Rudra, developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
The server design can be used for manufacturing classical standalone commercial servers and also as building blocks for building large supercomputing systems of tens of petaflops of computing performance .
A wide spectrum of sectors, including high-performance computing (HPC) systems, hyperscale data centres, edge computing, banking & commerce, manufacturing, oil & gas industry and healthcare, can benefit from the indigenously-built server.

2. Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor

The Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor will stretch from the Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun.
The corridor is likely to reduce the distance between Delhi and Dehradun from 235 kilometres to 210 kilometres.
It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut.
The proposed road will also have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor – or around 12 kilometres – for unrestricted wildlife movement, according to PMO.

3. 22nd Hornbill festival begins  in Nagaland

The program will be held from December 1-10 at the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama, about 13 km from Kohima town.

4. Gujarat displaces Maharashtra to become largest manufacturing hub in country

Gujarat has pipped Maharashtra to emerge the largest manufacturing hub in the country, with the former’s Gross Value Addition (GVA) in manufacturing growing 15.9 per cent annually on average between FY12 and FY20 to touch Rs 5.11 lakh crore, according to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Maharashtra’s annual growth rate during the period was 7.5 per cent per annum, taking the state’s total manufacturing GVA to Rs 4.34 lakh crore in FY20. It continues to lead as the nation’s biggest services hub.
The worst performers among states, which were already among the top 10 manufacturing ones during the period, were Rajasthan, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, with average annual growth rates of 3.8 per cent, 5.5 per cent and 6.9 per cent, respectively.

5.CIFT awarded green refrigeration project

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) here has been awarded a project on “Future Refrigeration India”, aimed at spearheading the fuel transition in the seafood sector.

The project named “INDEE+” is an umbrella project covering several dedicated schemes supporting the Indian refrigeration and air-conditioning sector in the transition towards cleaner and green technologies. This project is coordinated by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Indian partners are CIFT Kochi; IIT Chennai; BITS Pilani; and IISc Bengaluru, according to an official communication.

6. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen and China’s Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying were named Male and Female player of the year 2021 respectively by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

7. ESAF Bank Gets Recognition in Global SME Finance Awards 2021

Kerala based ESAF Small Finance Bank Limited has received an Honorable mention in the Global SME Finance Awards 2021 constituted by the US-based SME Finance Forum. ESAF Small Finance Bank has received an Honorable mention in the Best Bank for Women Entrepreneurs category.

8. Indian-American mathematician among three selected for inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize .

Eminent Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman were selected for the award .

The award recognises their highly original work that introduced and developed methods for understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method (also in collaboration with Batson) and the method of interlacing polynomials.

9. Kinara Capital, an innovative fast-growing fintech serving India’s MSMEs, today announced that it has signed the Indian cricket team’s shining star, Ravindra Jadeja, as its official brand ambassador on the occasion of the company’s 10th anniversary.

10. ITBP names 6,000-metre height mountain in Eastern as ‘Norbu Wangdu Peak’

The personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Ladakh Police have scaled two unnamed 6,000-metre height mountains in Eastern Ladakh on Saturday and named one of them as ‘Norbu Wangdu peak’ – dedicating it to ITBP’s mountaineer late Nurbu Wangdus, who died during an avalanche in October 2019.

11. A new book that unearths true stories of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, ’1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories, written by Rachna Bisht Rawat, was released. The book includes, from the story of the flight lieutenant who went missing after his plane crashed inside Pakistan to the ‘last khukri attack’ in modern military history. 

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