Current Affairs – June, 2014

Latest Current Affairs June, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of June, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Project Android One: Google’s bid to build ultra cheap Smartphones

With a view to build ultra cheap Smartphone, search giant Google launched Project Android One at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco. Google I/O is Google’s annual developer meeting.

Project Android One is a design reference platform that will enable manufacturers to build ultra-cheap smartphones with much more ease. Google wants to build a Smartphone within Rs. 6000 – 7000 range with a list of recommended apps from Play Auto-installs.

Google will launch the programme from India and it has already tied with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice as initial partners.

Biochip developed to measure blood sugar via saliva

A new biochip sensor that can selectively measure glucose concentrations in a complex fluid like saliva has been developed by scientists at Brown University in the US. It is an important breakthrough towards developing a device that would enable people with diabetes to check their glucose levels without drawing blood.

Developers of the device have used a series of specific chemical reactions combined with plasmonic interferometry, a means of detecting chemical signature of compounds using light. The device is sensitive enough to sense variations in glucose concentrations that amount to just a few thousand molecules in the sampled volume.