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Correct Answer :   Second Thursday of November

World Usability Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of November. It's also referred to as Make Things Easier Day and is being celebrated today, November 10, 2022.

World Usability Day is a one-day observance that aims at uniting communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and governmental organisations for the shared goal of making sure that life's essential services and goods are easy to find and use.

Usability is a quality factor that evaluates a person's ability to utilise a product successfully and efficiently as well as how satisfied they are with the process.

The day promotes the principles of universal usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, and the responsibility of every user to demand better products.

The creation of user experience has been influenced by many people, not just engineers. Walt Disney is regarded as one of the earliest user experience designers. Disney dreamed of a world where advanced technology can be used to enhance people's lives. He was obsessed with creating enchanting, deep, nearly perfect user experiences.

Furthermore, Apple has also been a true pioneer in the user experience field from the release of the first iPod in 2001 through the iPhone in 2007.

World Usability Day History :  World Usability Day was established in 2005 by the Usability Professionals Association. The association was established in 1991 with 50 members and has since expanded to approximately 2,400 professionals worldwide.

These experts, stationed in different parts of the world, promote user experience (UX) concepts and approaches through annual international conferences, the 'Journal of Usability Studies' (JUS), and the 'User Experience Magazine'.

The foundational ideas of user experience can be traced back to Ancient Greece. According to National Today, there is evidence that Greek civilizations began utilising appropriate equipment in the construction of their tools and workplaces in the fifth century BC. Another significant player in the history of user experience design is Henry Dreyfuss, an American industrial engineer who wrote "Designing for People" in 1955, which essentially summarises user experience design.

World Usability Day2022 Theme : The theme for World Usability Day 2022 is 'Our Health'. The theme is intended to inspire individuals to study current and significant issues like the continuity of care, accessibility to treatment, telemedicine, systems for mental health, exercise, nutrition, and many more.

World Usability Day Significance : Celebration and education are the two main focuses of World Usability Day. It acknowledges the progress that has been made in designing usable goods and spreading awareness of how usability affects our daily lives. The focus of the day is improving how the world functions. The yearly celebration aims to engage the general public and propagate the usability message..

Source : News9live

Published On : November 11, 2022

Correct Answer :   Telangana

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights which is mandated to spread child rights literacy held a one day Orientation cum Sensitization programme on ‘Child Rights: Contemporary Challenges in Telangana’ in Hyderabad 9th Nov 2022 which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Governor of Telangana and  Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that children are like flowers and they should be handled carefully with love and care.

She said, It is disheartening to see cases of sexual harassment of children. Saying that mere laws can't protect the children and the mind-set of society needs to change, the  Hon’ble Governer exhorted the parents to be a role model and mould the kids instead of just imposing conditions. “Happy and healthy children are the foundation of a progressive society” she opined.
The following issues were discussed during the workshop :
* Timely identification of children related issues.
* Lack of monitoring of Children Homes.
* Convergence and information sharing with all important stakeholders.
* Effective use of MASI portal.
* Emerging issues related to cyber safety of children.
* Child trafficking cases, knowledge sharing and their tracking for effecting action..

Source : PIB

Published On : November 11, 2022
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Correct Answer :   8th Nov 2022

Sir David Butler, dubbed the “father of election science”, has died on Tuesday(8th Nov 2022) night at the age of 98. 
* He was born on the 17th of October 1924, Butler became a diligent student of philosophy, politics, and economics at New College, Oxford.

* His studies were disrupted when he was commissioned as a lieutenant to serve in the Second World War. Butler developed upon a long­forgotten Edwardian equation called “the cube rule” for his research on elections as an undergraduate.

* He discovered that he was able to estimate the total number of seats won from the polling numbers, enabling him to forecast the seats likely to be won by any party based on opinion polls.
* For the 1950 election, aged just 25, he was the in­house analyst on the BBC’s first ever TV election results programme, a job he retained until the 1979 election.

* Moreover, Butler gained recognition for his work on the swing concept—the percentage of votes that switch from one party to another between elections.

* In 1955, he introduced the swingometer to the BBC’s election night broadcast, which went on to become a staple of election coverage all over the world.
Born : 17 October 1924
Died : 8 November 2022

Source : Transcontinental Times

Published On : November 11, 2022
Jammu and Kashmir
West Bengal

Correct Answer :   Jammu and Kashmir

The UMEED scheme of Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM) is providing wings to the aspirations of rural women in the Union territory, who dream of becoming economically independent.
* The Mission aims to reduce poverty by building strong grass-root institutions for the poor in Jammu and Kashmir, engaging them in gainful livelihood interventions and ensuring appreciable improvements in their income on a sustainable basis.
* Through UMEED, hundreds of women are not only scripting their success stories in Jammu and Kashmir but are motivating others to come out of poverty and become successful entrepreneurs.
* UMEED is immensely helping women entrepreneurs to exhibit and market their products.
* Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM) is turning the wheel of transformation for J&K women to become progressive and self-employed entrepreneurs.
* The UMEED programme under JKRLM is a centrally sponsored scheme to encourage women to be self dependent and self-sufficient.
* It also encourages women to make small savings so that their Self-Help Groups (SHGs) eventually become bankable at reduced rate of interest..

Source : AIR

Published On : November 11, 2022

Correct Answer :   Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" has announced to observe November 10, 2022 - The first Thursday of the Margasira month of the Hindu calendar as ‘Mandia Divas’ or ‘Millet Day’ in the State.
* The objective is to popularize and promote the use and cultivation of superfood-millet among the people.
* Odisha has become the first State to declare a Day dedicated to Millets on November 10.
* The State government launched Odisha Millet Mission in the year 2017-18.
* Initially, Millet Mission was implemented in 30 blocks of seven(7) districts.  Now it is being implemented in 142 blocks of 19 districts..

Source : Ommcomnews

Published On : November 11, 2022
Indian Army
Indian Navy
Indian Air Force

Correct Answer :   Indian Army

Indian Army has launched a single window facility - Veerangana Sewa Kendra (VSK) for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris.
* Taking yet another step in leveraging technology, the Indian Army with a motto of "Taking Care of Our Own, No Matter What” launched this facility.

* The project was inaugurated by President Army Wives Welfare Association yesterday at the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans premises located at Delhi Cantt.  
* The VSK will be available as a service to the Indian Army Veterans Portal

* The system caters to registering grievances with tracking, monitoring, and regular feedback to the applicant..

Source : AIR

Published On : November 11, 2022
Reliance Jio
Bharti Airtel
Vodafone Idea
Adani Data Networks

Correct Answer :   Reliance Jio

Telecom major Reliance Jio on Thursday(10th Nov 2022) launched Jio True 5G in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
* As part of the "Jio Welcome Offer", users will be provided unlimited 5G data with up to 1Gbps+ speeds with no extra cost..
* Jio is already testing its Jio True-5G services in six cities including, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Varanasi and Nathdwara.
* Jio True 5G, in these two tech-centric cities will help realize the true potential of some of the latest technologies, the company said in a statement.
* Last month, Jio announced the launch of the beta trial of its True-5Gservices for Jio users in four cities Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi, offering users unlimited 5G data with up to 1 Gbps plus speed
* In a statement, Jio said, "Post the successful demonstration of its True-5G services at the India Mobile Congress 2022, Jio is announcing the Beta trial of its True-5G services on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, for Jio users in 4 cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi.

* Dussehra symbolizes the triumph over hurdles caused by legacy technologies such as 2G, with knowledge and wisdom that Jio True 5G will genuinely enable."
* Jio is rolling out its True-5G beta services in a phase-wise manner and is seeking customer feedback as it expands the service to new cities, the telco said.
* The network uses stand-alone 5G architecture with a mix of 5G spectrum across 700 MHz, 3500 MHz, and 26 GHz bands..

Source : Outlook India

Published On : November 11, 2022
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Reserve Bank of India
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Planning Commission
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Ministry of Home Affairs

Correct Answer :   Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog 9th Nov 2022 launched Woman centric challenges under phase-II of the 2nd edition of the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC).

ANIC is an initiative by AIM, NITI Aayog targeted to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance. through a grant-based mechanism of up to INR 1 crore.
Keeping in mind that “a woman is an architect of society”, ANIC’s Woman centric challenges address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life. These include driving women hygiene through innovation, innovations to improve women’s safety, professional networking opportunities for women, innovations that make working mothers’ life better, and easing the life of Rural Women.
Addressing the gathering, CEO NITI Aayog Parmeswaran Iyer said “At NITI Aayog and AIM, our huge focus is on women empowerment and today’s event is especially important because we are launching women centric challenges.

I congratulate the AIM team and I am glad to be opening such challenges to our young innovators. These challenges are thought provoking and can lead to major innovations and solutions.
While launching the challenges, Mission Director AIM NITI Aayog said “we at AIM are launching the Woman Centric Challenges in line with our honourable Prime Minister’s vision to enable women and girls to live up  to  their fullest potential. These Challenges crafted ANIC to address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life. I encourage innovators to visit our website and apply for this noble initiative at earliest.”..

Source : PIB

Published On : November 11, 2022
Smriti Irani
Piyush Goyal
Nirmala Sitharaman
Droupadi Murmu

Correct Answer :   Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs "Nirmala Sitharaman" approves the final Sovereign Green Bonds framework of India. This approval will further strengthen India’s commitment towards its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) targets.
What Is The Need : The Framework comes close on the footsteps of India’s commitments under Panchamrit as elucidated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at COP26 at Glasgow in November, 2021. The approval is fulfillment of the announcement in the Union Budget FY 2022-23 by the Union Finance Minister that Sovereign Green Bonds will be issued for mobilising resources for green projects.
It will help in attracting global and domestic investments in eligible green projects. The proceeds generated from issuance of such bonds will be deployed in Public Sector projects which help in reducing carbon intensity of the economy.
What Are Green Bonds : A green bond is a debt instrument with which capital is being raised to fund ‘green’ projects, which typically include those relating to renewable energy, clean transportation, sustainable water management etc.
* A bond is a fixed income instrument that represents a loan made by an investor to a borrower (typically corporate or governmental).
* Bonds traditionally paid a fixed interest rate (coupon) to investors.

Benefits Of Green Bonds : 

Enhances Reputation :
* Green bonds enhance an issuer’s reputation, as it helps in showcasing their commitment towards sustainable development.
Fulfillment of Commitments :
* Ability to meet commitments, for signatories to climate agreements and other green commitments.
* India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) document puts forth the stated targets for India’s contribution towards climate improvement and following a low carbon path to progress.
Raised at Lower Costs :
* Green bonds typically carry a lower interest rate than the loans offered by the commercial banks.
* With an increasing focus of foreign investors towards green investments, it could help in reducing the cost of raising capital.

Source : Business Standard

Published On : November 11, 2022
Mr. Arnob Guha
Mr. Sanjeev Sikka
Mr. Singh Shashikumar
Mr. Ramesh Kejriwal

Correct Answer :   Mr. Ramesh Kejriwal

Ramesh Kejriwal has been elected as president the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) for 2022-23.

* He has succeeded Dr. Sawar Dhanania.

* Role : Leading forward the road map of AIRIA for rubber industries in the country.

* Prior to this, he was a Managing Committee Member of AIRIA and had served as the Eastern Region Chairman.

* Shashi Singh has also appointed as the senior vice president of AIRIA.

* AIRIA was set up in 1945, is an apex body for rubber industries..

Source : Devdiscourse

Published On : November 10, 2022