Current Affairs – July, 2015

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15-Year-Old Byron Wake becomes Britain’s Youngest ‘Cyborg’

A 15-year-old boy named Byron Wake has become Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’ i.e. part-human, part machine.

He achieved this feat after inserting xNT microchip under the skin using hypodermic syringe. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and is encased in bio-safe glass.

It has ability to emit a low-power radio signal that can perform simple functions such as unlocking a mobile or opening a door and operate some Bluetooth devices with a wave of his hand.

It should be noted that Kevin Warwick from UK was the world’s first cyborg when he had a chip implanted in his body in 1998. It is estimated that around 10,000 people worldwide have implanted the chip in their body.

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at 6 railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The system was inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kalyan and Thane.

The ISS is advanced security systems that aims at improving security on Railway premises and also ensure safety of the people and avert terror attacks in extreme case.

The system has a total of 118 CCTV cameras. They will beam the live images of railway stations under its coverage on six monitors.

In the first of the project which was completed in June 2015 it covered four stations CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT. The second phase is expected to be completed by December 2016.

Apart from this, he also inaugurated a modified foot over bridge (FOB) to facilitate passenger movement at Diva.

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