Current Affairs Today - Current Affairs 2017

हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2017 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

Shahrukh Khan receives Brand Laureate Legendary Award

image Malaysia-based Asia Pacific Brands Foundation honored Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with the BrandLaureate Legendary Award.

Malaysia had conferred the actor with the prestigious title of Datuk in 2008. The title is equivalent to the British Knighthood, the highest honor given to an individual in the UK.

Previous receivers of the BrandLaureate Legendary Award include personalities like Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate recipient Mohammad Yunus, Ratan Tata, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Michael Schumacher.


Norman Woodland, co-inventor of bar code, passed away

imageNorman Woodland (91), co-inventor of the bar code, passed way.

What is Barcode?

A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. Initially barcodes systematically represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional (1D). Later they evolved into rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions (2D). Barcodes originally were scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers; later, scanners and interpretive software became available on devices including desktop printers and smartphones.

They are widely used in supermarket checkout system, consumer products, speeds passengers through airline gates, tracks mail, encodes medical patient information, and is in near universal use across transportation, industrial and shipping industries worldwide.

The very first scanning of the now omnipresent Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode was carried out in 1974.