7Th July 2018 : Daily Current Affairs - UPSC CSE/IAS and State PSC

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Teesta River

Why in news ?
In a opposite move, the Bangladeshi government has recently said that Teesta River is no more an issue between Indian and Bangladesh. A pending agreement is in place to be signed between two countries for sharing of river's water, but statements coming from the Bangladesh government indicates that the agreement will not be signed soon.

Teesta River

Teesta River originates from Pauhunri glacier, located on the border of Sikkim, India and Tibet, China in Eastern Himalayas. Teesta flows through the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim through Bangladesh before emptying to the Bay of Bengal.

Teesta is the fourth largest trans boundary river shared between India and Bangladesh after Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna river systems.
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Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport - Sri Lanka

Why in news ?
Civil Aviation Minister has told to Srilankan Parliament in Colombo that, India will operate loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

More in news
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport located in Hambantota, 41km south-east of Colombo, Sri lanka is world emptiest airport. The airport will be operated as Sri Lanka-India joint venture where India would gain a major stake of the airport having a worth of 210 million doller.

The project was funded through high interest Chinese commercial loans, to repay those loans as equity the srilankan government has given the Hambantota seaport to China.
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Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Why in news ?
Nasscom has signed a MoU with Niti Aayog to collaboratively foster applied research, accelerating adoption and ethics, privacy and security.

More in news
In a bid to strengthen the country's AI ecosystem, India?s premier software lobby, Nasscom has opened a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The newly opened Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence will serve as a platform for intelligence-sharing and technology collaboration between stakeholders to build collective capabilities for the industry and country in the cutting-edge areas artificial intelligence

Nasscom will be facilitating collaboration between NITI Aayog and CoEs to support the government's National Strategy for AI. The initiative is a nationwide programme to innovate AI units so that smart solutions can be provided in manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, IoT, banking and financial services, retail and telecom sectors on country.
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National Health Stack : NITI Aayog

Why in news ?
In a bid to implement the Centre's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country, NITI Aayog has prepared a blue print of the the National Health Stack (NHS).

What is National Health Stack (NHS) ?

National Health Stack (NHS), a shared digital healthcare infrastructure, proposed by NITI Aayog. The Stack will help in implementation of Centre's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country.

NHS will make it possible to collect comprehensive healthcare data across the country and can be used by both centre and states across public and private sectors.

Data collected and analysed by NHS will make it possible to detect fraud in health insurance, innovate and build relevant services by policy makers and market players (NGOs, researchers, watchdog organisations) to fill the gaps.

In NHS, every participant can be uniquely identified using a virtual health ID, this will also make the participant preserve their privacy when interacting with other users or stakeholders in the system.

The key components of the NHS includes electronic health registries, coverage and claims platform, digital health ID cards, federated personal health records (PHR) framework and the National Health Analytics Framework.
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