Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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11 August 2020 Current Affairs:Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services). Krishi Megh is in line with the digital agriculture of New India. Also, he launched KVC ALUNET (Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Chhatr Alumni Network) and Online Accreditation System for Higher Agricultural Educational Institutions (HEI). 

Krishi Megh:
♦ Krishi Megh is expected to meet the services and infrastructure needs of the Digital Agriculture of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES). The existing Data Centre (ICAR-DC), which was built during 2012, will be strengthened with cloud computing infrastructure.
♦ NARES-Cloud Infrastructure and Services along with ICAR-DC and ICAR-Krish Megh will provide a robust and dynamic platform to meet the growing IT needs of the NARES system with the deployment of mission-critical applications such as e-Office, ICAR-ERP, ICAR institute websites, KVK Portal, and Education Portal. It also provides Alumni Portal, mobile apps, Academic Management System, e-Courses of UG and PG level, etc.
♦ Under the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP), the out-reach of existing ICAR Data Center is broadened to cover the Agriculture Universities enabling them to host their websites and IT solutions.
♦ ICAR-Krishi Megh at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management Hyderabad is synchronized with ICAR-Data Center at ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi has been built to mitigate the risk, availability, and accessibility of e-governance, research, enhance the quality, extension and education in the field of agriculture in India.
♦ This new Centre has the latest Artificial Intelligence, Deep learning software, and tools kits for building and deploying deep learning-based applications such as disease and pest identification using image analysis, detection of maturity, and ripening of fruits through image analysis, disease identification in livestock, etc.
♦ It should be noted that amid the COVID-19 situation, 24×7 availability of IT applications has made it possible to work from home and to collaborate with fellow scientists through video conferencing.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/agriculture-minister-narendra-singh-tomar-launched-krishi-megh/
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