Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Jan 03, 2024

Current Affair 1:
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium’ (IONS)


IONS was conceived by the Indian Navy in 2008 as a forum which seeks to enhance maritime cooperation among Navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region by providing an open and inclusive platform for discussions on regionally relevant maritime issues that would lead to common understanding on the way ahead.

The inaugural edition of IONS was held in Feb 2008 at New Delhi, with Indian Navy as the Chair for two years (2008 - 2010).


Current Affair 2:
India’s Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS)

Uttar Pradesh has ranked first for the third straight year in recording the highest usage of India’s Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS).

The use of information technology in the judicial domain started with the preparation of ‘National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of ICT in the Indian Judiciary’ by the e-Committee of Supreme Court of India.

The Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) is an initiative of the e-Committee to enable seamless transfer of data and information among different pillars of the criminal justice system, like courts, police, jails and forensic science laboratories, from one platform.

With the aid of the ICJS platform, the metadata of FIR and charge sheet can be accessed by all the High Courts and subordinate courts.

To ensure effective implementation of ICJS in each State, High Courts have been requested to engage the services of an IPS officer, who will be instrumental for the integration of data on the ICJS platform.

The ICJS platform is an effective tool for the case and court management, as all the relevant information of a case will be available in real-time for use by the courts.

The ICJS is going to be a milestone to enhance the productivity of the criminal justice system both qualitatively and quantitatively.

About e-Committee:

Realizing an overwhelming need for reforming the judicial sector in India by the adoption of new technologies and to devise a National Policy and Action Plan to implement ICT in courts, the then Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti proposed the constitution of the e-Committee. The e-Committee was to assist in formulating a National Policy enabling the Indian judiciary to prepare itself for the digital age, to adapt and apply technologies and communication tools making the justice delivery system more efficient and thus benefitting its various stakeholders.

The digital platforms created by the e-Committee since than have enabled stakeholders- litigants, lawyers, governmental/law enforcement agencies and ordinary citizens to access judicial data and information in real-time. The digital database and interactive platforms enable: -

Current Affair 3:
Marine Energy Conversion Systems Sectional Committee

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a statutory body functioning under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has taken a significant stride towards promoting standardization in the field of Marine Energy Conversion Systems. To address the growing importance of marine energy projects undertaken by the Government of India, BIS has formed a dedicated technical committee, the Marine Energy Conversion Systems Sectional Committee.

Recognizing the need for adherence to standardized norms to ensure the quality of products utilized in these projects, the establishment of this committee marks an important milestone in the development and regulation of marine energy systems in India.

The primary objective of the Marine Energy Conversion Systems Sectional Committee is to set comprehensive standards and guidelines for various aspects related to marine energy conversion systems. By bringing together expertise from multiple domains, the committee aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange in this emerging field.

The formation of this committee reflects BIS's commitment to promoting sustainability, technological advancements, and ensuring the highest quality standards in marine energy projects across the country.

Current Affair 4:
Indian researchers have created material that substitutes toxic lead with greener magnesium.


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