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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portions - 15 January,2020

Classical language
  •  Recently concluded 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language
  • Classical languages are those which are ancient, of an independent nature and not a derivative of any other tradition.
  • These are High antiquity of its early texts/recorded(original and not borrowed from another speech community) history over a period of 1500-2000 years.
  • Language are :-1)Tamil (declared in 2004) 2)Sanskrit (2005) 3)Kannada (2008) 4) Telugu (2008) 5)Malayalam (2013) 6) Odia (2014).
Juice jacking
  • SBI has publicly issued a warning of ‘Juice Jacking’ through its twitter handle.
  • It is an attack carried out by hackers through a USB charging cable.
  • Threats:-Installing malware, cleaning user data, asking ransom in exchange for access to personal data on the phone, personal and financial account hijacking
Bharati Script
Bharati Script
  • It is an alternative script for the languages of India developed by a team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras lead by Dr. Srinivasa Chakravarthy.
  • The scripts that have been integrated include Devnagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil.
  • Bharati has, in general, 17 vowels and 22 consonants.
Blue flag programme
  • Centre eases CRZ rules to help States construct infrastructure and enable them to receive ‘Blue Flag’ certification.
  • The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas cleanliness - portable toilet blocks, grey water treatment plants, a solar power plant, seating facilities, CCTV surveillance etc.
  • It is run by the international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education).
  • It started in France in 1985
  • Japan and South Korea are the only countries in South and southeastern Asia to have Blue Flag beaches.
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