Day: November 6, 2018

World’s largest supercomputer ‘SpiNNaker’ switched on for the first time

World’s largest supercomputer ‘SpiNNaker’ switched on for the first time The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer SpiNNaker(‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ machine), which was designed and built to work like a human brain, has been switched on for the first time. Made up of one million processors, SpiNNaker can complete over 200 million-million actions per second. The supercomputer will help […]

World Tsunami Awareness Day being observed today

World Tsunami Awareness Day being observed today In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, which is the highest number of deaths than in any other natural hazard.

Delhi’s Signature Bridge inaugurated 14 years after conceptualisation

Delhi’s Signature Bridge inaugurated 14 years after conceptualisation  Signature Bridge over the Yamuna river is double the height of Qutub Minar and connects the Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city. It’ll reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes, saving the pollution and fuel. With features like a 154-metre high […]

Pari Singh, 22-yr-old Jharkhand girl heads Australia High Commission for a day

Pari Singh, 22-yr-old Jharkhand girl heads Australia High Commission for a day   She got the opportunity after winning an annual programme held to mark the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child. Pari Singh hails from a naxal-affected village in Jamshedpur. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day […]

Plans for Antarctic sanctuary was shot down

Plans for Antarctic sanctuary was shot down The plan to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down as the environmentalists denounced a lack of scientific foresight and hence the key conservation summit failed to reach a consensus. Member states of the organisation tasked with overseeing the sustainable exploitation of the Southern Ocean failed […]

Karnataka State to sanction Rs.42 crore to BBMP for immediate cleaning of SWDs

Karnataka State to sanction Rs.42 crore to BBMP for immediate cleaning of SWDs The State government told the High Court of Karnataka that it had been decided to sanction Rs.42 crore to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for immediate cleaning of Storm-water Drains (SWD). A submission in this regard was made before a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari […]

Pakistan clinched T20 series

Pakistan clinched T20 series Pakistan clinched the three-match series and claimed the world’s best Twenty20 team. It defeated New Zealand here after a six-wicket victory to 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34 not out) and Shoaib Malik (10) added 34 quick-fire runs to help Pakistan overhaul the 154-run target in 19.4 overs. New Zealand was lifted to 153 for seven by […]

India to extend $310 mn loan for Zimbabwe power plant

India to extend $310 mn loan for Zimbabwe power plant  India announced that it would extend a $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan. A fund of $2.9 million will also be extended to upgrade the Indo-Zim Technology Centre, […]

India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol

India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol The submarine completes India’s nuclear triad — which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016. Another nuclear submarine — the Argihat — will be commissioned in the next few years. […]