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Current Affairs in English Medium: 31st May, 2020 || UPSC, TNPSC, SSC, RRB & IBPS

Centre launches National Artificial Intelligence Portal for AI related developments in India
The government on Saturday launched India's National Artificial Intelligence Portal called www.ai.gov.in. The launch date coincides with the first anniversary of the second tenure of the government. The government on Saturday launched India's national Artificial Intelligence Portal called www.ai.gov.in. The launch date coincides with the first anniversary of the second tenure of the government. Jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and IT Industry, the portal was launched by Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad. It will be run by the National e-Governance Division of Ministry of Electronics and IT and NASSCOM from the IT industry. 

TRAI wants to change your 10-digit phone number into 11-digit number
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is planning to make some big changes in the telecom sector of India. The regulatory body on Friday released recommendations for developing a “Unified Number Plan” to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line and mobile services. TRAI in the press statement says that these recommendations are based on the comments and inputs given by various stakeholders in the discussion held during OHD in January. However, migration to the unified number scheme involves large scale changes and is not recommended at this stage. One of the major recommendations mentioned in the release is changing the 10 digits to 11 digits for regular mobile numbers. The existing mobile numbers could have an additional zero and the new mobile numbers could start with a new digit in future. This change is expected to give a total capacity of 10 billion numbers.

Administration using modern technology to help farmers fight against locust attack: PM Modi
In the wake of the impending threat by locust swarms in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government is extending all help to the farmers to handle the agriculture crisis in the country. While addressing his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi said "the administration is using modern technology to help the farmers against".

Postponing G7 summit until September, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone the Group of Seven summit that he wanted to hold in late June and expand the list of countries invited to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump said the G7 in its current format is a "very outdated group of countries."
"I'm postponing it because I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world," Trump said.

Next phase of Operation ‘Samudra Setu’ to commence on 1st June, 2020
The next phase of Operation “Samudra Setu” to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas will commence on 1st June, 2020. In this phase, INS Jalashwa will repatriate 700 personnel from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu and subsequently repatriate another 700 personnel from Malè, Maldives to Tuticorin

Railway Ministry requests State govts to ensure proper planning regarding Shramik Trains
Railway Ministry has requested State Governments to ensure proper planning and coordination regarding Shramik Trains.The Ministry said, there have been several instances where the passengers have not been brought to the station and notified trains have been cancelled. It said, some of the States have also not been giving consent to the sending States, preventing transportation of a large number of migrant labour for those States.

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