International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The year 2020 is significant for WHO in the context of nursing and midwifery strengthening for Universal Health Coverage.
During the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, greatly reducing the death count. She was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'

MANI App
 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently launched a mobile app for visually or hearing impaired people to identify the denomination of currency notes. It is called the Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI). It seeks to help such people who faced various problems in accessing the new and old currency notes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. But the app does not authenticate a currency note as genuine or counterfeit while scanning them.
Using the app, a visually challenged person can scan and identify the denominations by checking the front or reverse side of a currency note, including folded notes. The app also works offline to scan and identify the denominations of currency notes once it is installed.

ELECRAMA 2020
Recently, 2020 edition of ELECRAMA was held at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida in India.
ELECRAMA exhibition is one of the largest electrical trade fair, focusing on electrical and powder industry. It is a platform to connect the world with Indian industry in respect of technology, new trends and innovation for future energy transition. It is also a stage where all global leaders can meet and share their ideas to develop cost effective solutions for the world.  

Bharti Script
IIT Madras has, recently developed a unified script for nine Indian languages, and named it as the Bharati 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.
It has also developed a method for reading documents in Bharati script using a multi-lingual optical character recognition (OCR) scheme. OCR schemes involves the separation of the document into text and non-text. The text is then segmented into paragraphs, sentences words and letters. Along with that, the team has also created a finger-spelling method that can be used to generate a sign language for hearing-impaired persons.

Seke Language
Recently, it has been reported that the “near-extinct” Nepalese language Seke has just 700 speakers around the world. According to the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), Seke is one of the over 100 indigenous languages of Nepal.
It is Nepal’s official language and is considered to be crucial for getting educational and employment opportunities outside villages. According to ELA, difficult conditions at home and job prospects elsewhere have brought speakers of Seke to places such as Pokhara, Kathmandu and even New York. Therefore, the vulnerability of the language is linked to the migration of people to places where Seke is not spoken, which has reduced the intergenerational transmission of the language. Furthermore, the younger generation does not find much use in learning the language, giving preference to Nepali and English.

Juice Jacking
SBI has warned its customers against charging mobile phones at charging stations as fraudsters can get a chance to rob off important data from phone.
The data cable that is seen in public charging stations, provides unauthorized access to attackers during the charging process, leveraging illegitimate access to get our personal information taken away. This is known as Juice Jacking, a type of cyber attack which originates from USB charging port installed at public places such as airports, cafes, bus stands, etc. Once the device is plugged-in and connection is established, it either installs malware or secretively copies sensitive data from a smartphone, tablet, or any other computer device.