Current Affairs – August, 2018

Earth at risk of becoming irreversible hothouse: Study

According to recent study, earth is at the risk of entering an irreversible hothouse condition – where the global temperatures will rise by four to five degrees even if targets under 2015 Paris climate deal are met. Hothouse Earth climate will in long-term stabilise at global average of 4-5 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial temperatures Read More…

Tokyo 2020: First Olympics to deploy facial recognition technology to increase security

Tokyo 2020 will be first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues. For this, games organisers have partnered with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant NEC to develop the first system of this kind to be implemented at an Olympics games. Key Facts The facial recognition technology will use IC Read More…

India has highest gender gap in mobile phone ownership amongst: Study

According to recent study released by LIRNEAsia, India has highest gender gap in mobile phone ownership amongst 18 comparable countries and ranks among the lowest in women’s access to Internet. LIRNEAsia is an information and communications technology (ICT) policy think tank that is involved in pro-poor, pro-market research in Asia-Pacific since 2005. The study also Read More…

World’s first thermal battery plant to be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

The world’s first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. This plant aims to create new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications, while also maintain low carbon footprint and less dependent on external factors like weather. Key Facts The plant Read More…

Startup India launches Startup Academia Alliance programme

Startup India launched Startup Academia Alliance programme to fulfill Government’s mission to promote spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. It is unique programme to foster mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains. Startup Academia Alliance The programme aims to reduce gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to Read More…