Bhakti Saint Dnyaneshwar

Vice-President inaugurates ‘World Peace Monument’ on October 2, 2018, which is named after Bhakti Saint Dnyaneshwar.   About: • Vice-President of India inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. • The structure, ‘World Peace…

Ask Disha – Artificial Intelligence chatbot

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation recently launched Artificial Intelligence chatbot- Ask Disha. About: • It provides digital interaction to provide help to its users anytime. • It has been jointly developed by IRCTC and CoRover Private Limited, a Bengaluru-based startup. • With Ask Disha, IRCTC becomes the first and only government corporation in…

Various Space Missions of NASA

Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble telescope has been put in ‘safe’ mode recently, New Horizons probe is reaching Kuiper Belt Object, Voyager 2 has crossed Kuiper belt.   Chandra X-ray Observatory: • Launched in 1999, Chandra telescope was specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars,…

Hazmat Programme – Super flares originating from dwarf stars

NASA has discovered powerful super-flares, named Hazflares, originating from red dwarf stars by using Hubble telescope under its HAZMAT programme.   About: • The Hazmat flares fall in the ultraviolet range of electromagnetic spectrum. • It was also observed that younger the star, more powerful are the flares. This younger age is when terrestrial planets…

Internet of Things – Network of devices

In collaboration with Haryana govt., NASSCOM launched Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things.   About: • It will leverage the strength of Indian IT and to accelerate innovation in the emerging technology involving Sensors, Cloud, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) which together lead to building of solutions for enabling “Internet of Things”.   Internet…

Hyperloop : Future of Transport System

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) Inc. unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule named Quintero One.   About: • The capsule is 105 feet (32 meters) long and weighing 5 tons. It will be moved to Toulouse, France, for additional assembly before it’s used on one of the first commercial tracks.   Hyperloop Technology: • Hyperloop is…

GI Tag

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has given GI tag to Bihar’s Shahi Litchi and Konkan’s Alphonso Mango.   About: • Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has registered Geographical Indication (GI) for Alphonso Mangoes of Maharashtra and Shahi Litchi of Bihar. • The government has recently granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag to the Alphonso…