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What is The Significance of The Engineers Day in India?

Why 15th September is Called an Engineers Day in India?

Every year 15 September is celebrated as Engineers Day to commemorate the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya(Sir MV) for his contributions towards the public good.

Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya

Meet Sir MV

Born on 15 September 1861 into a Telugu speaking Brahmin family in Muddenahalli village in the Kingdom of Mysore in British India, Sir MV received his first honor at the hands of King George V who Knighted Sir MV with Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) for his contributions. An alma mater of College of Engineering Pune, he was instrumental in the making of Krishna Raja Sagra (KRS) dam in Karnataka.

Personal life 

His father, Mokshagundam Srinivasa Sastry, was a noted Sanskrit scholar and teacher and his mother, Venkatalakshamma, was a homemaker. But he lost his father at the tender age of 12. Sir MV received his primary education in Chickballapur. Also, he was one of the few students to attend Central College, Bangalore. After graduation, he went to the College of Engineering, Pune where he received LCE (Licenciate in Civil Engineering).

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India will utilize Facebook’s expertise in digital training

Facebook to train India under Skill India Mission program

Facebook is all set to take the responsibility of empowering youth with digital skills in India. It has signed a formal agreement regarding the incorporation of its Digital Marketing Skills in the courses run by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Contents of the course:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Safety
  • Financial Literacy in regional languages

NSCD will send the selected individual to Facebook for comprehensive training. Facebook will allow trainees to access its Jobs tool to look for work opportunities. Simultaneously, the trainees can use Facebook App or visit its website to look for jobs.

An advantage of Skill India Mission

The government annually trains approximately 1 crore youth under is various training programs. The objective of the program is to skill, reskill and upskill the promising youth and budding entrepreneurs in various fields including digital marketing.

Facebook’s commitment

The social media giant has already skilled more than 2 lac youths under its #BoostYourBusiness programme across 16 states in the country.

It has another program #SheMeansBusiness programme for women empowerment in which 30,000 women entrepreneurs are being

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Google faces penalty for unfair trade practices

EU warns Google of stringent action if it doesn’t comply with its orders

Google is fined with $6.85 billion by the European Union Competition Commission in the Android antitrust case. Google has been under the scanner since 2011 and the decision to fine Google came after the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager called on Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai late Tuesday.

The call was a usual step taken to alert businesses of impending penalty by the EU. As soon as Sundar Pichai came to know about the EU decision to fine Google, he wrote a quick blog describing the choices Android has for consumers demand and how the EU decision would impact the Android business model. He also maintained the Google would appeal against the decision.

A brief account of the Android antitrust case

Google forced made Android mobile manufacturers and telecom companies to sign a contract making Google Search, Chrome browser app and other Google services mandatory for Play app store license. This forceful inclusion of services was done to further strengthen its position in the online search market. Apart from this contract, Google was also charged with bribery.

The EU Competition Commission leveled three charges on Google