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IIT Kharagpur Inks MoU for High Performance Computing Facility & Data Center

IIT Kharagpur has signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up a 1.3 Petaflop high-performance computing facility and data centre funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. The new supercomputing system would be used for specific challenge domains like cryptography, chemistry, molecular dynamics, drug discovery, artificial intelligence and data sciences Read More…

Wholesale Inflation increases in February

The Wholesale Price Index is released by the Office of Economic Advisor (OEA), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Wholesale Price Index February 2019 Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over January 2019 due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power. Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Read More…

President presents Gallantry Awards

President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Gallantry Awards and the Distinguished Service Decorations as part of the Defence Investiture Ceremony- 2019 to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among the recipients are Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who was presented Read More…

Solution to Detect Fake Notes Devised at Smart India Hackathon 2019

The Students from IIT- Kharagpur has devised a code for a Smartphone application to address the problem of detecting fake Indian currency. Detecting Fake Currency Students of IIT- Kharagpur has developed an image processing application which can detect counterfeit currency. A user can upload a currency note image and the mobile app would verify its Read More…

Global Environment Outlook 2019: Findings about India

The United Nations Environment Programme has released the Global Environment Outlook 2019. The report makes the following observations about India: India could save at least $3 trillion (Rs 210 trillion approx.) in healthcare costs if India implements policy initiatives which are consistent with ensuring that the globe didn’t heat up beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius by Read More…

All England Open Badminton Championships 2019

The Winners in the various categories of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2019 are: Men’s Singles: Japan’s Kento Momota. Women’s Singles: China’s Chen Yufei. Men’s Doubles: Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan. Women’s Doubles: China’s Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan. Mixed Doubles: China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong. All England Open Badminton Championships All Read More…

Sirsi Supari gets GI Tag

The Sirsi Supari of Karnataka has got the GI tag by the  Registrar of Geographical Indications. Sirsi Supari is the first product from the Arecanut sector to get a GI tag. Facts Sirsi Supari is cultivated in Yellapura, Siddapura and Sirsi taluks. Sirsi Supari is medium in size, somewhat flat and rounded in shape, somewhat Read More…

National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the head the steering committee. Mandate of the Mission The Mission will recommend and drive the strategies for transformative mobility and Phased Manufacturing Programmes for Read More…