www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 30, 2019 (30/04/2019)
Topic: Latest Diary of Events, New Terminology
Why in news? A team of scientists at IIT Madras have developed a method for reading documents in Bharati script using a multi-lingual optical character recognition (OCR) scheme.
What is Bharati script?
Bharati is a unified script for nine Indian languages which is being proposed as a common script for India. It is developed by an IIT Madras team.
Bharti script aims to bring down the communication barriers in India with a common script.
The scripts that have been integrated include Devnagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. English and Urdu have not been integrated so far.
Topic: International diary of Events
Indonesia to shift capital
Indonesia has announced its plans to move its capital away from Jakarta.
Need: to ensure more equitable development of the country amid environmental concerns and overcrowding issues.
major concerns behind the move is traffic congestion in the Capital.
Another reason is that Jakarta is prone to annual flooding and is one of the world’s fastest sinking cities.
Topic: New inventions on Science and Health, Latest Diary of Events
What is it? It is the world’s only floating nuclear power unit. The plant was launched by Russia on May 19, 2018 at the St Petersburg shipyard.
Why in News? It is ready to start commercial operations in Russia. The power plant is ready to start generating power after a series of comprehensive and successful tests on its twin KLT-40 reactor system.