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Current affairs on 07 March 2017

‘Eva’ India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based banking chatbot launched 
  1. ‘Eva’ (Electronic Virtual Assistant) is the name of the India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven banking chatbot was launched on 5 March 2017 by HDFC Bank. 
  2. Eva is capable of answering millions of customer queries across multiple channels in less than 0.4 seconds.

Current affairs on 06 March 2017

DRDO signs deal with Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited
  1. India depends on imports of High Nitrogen Steel that has higher ballistic strength than normal steel.
  2. In order to become self dependent, DRDO has signed a technology transfer agreement with Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) for manufacturing High Nitrogen Steel.
Posted on: 06th March 2017 Read complete Article →

Current affairs on 02 March 2017

World’s first 5G launched
  1. ZTE made an announcement that it has launched a next generation 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) partnered with Intel Corporation for this technology.
  2. The announcement was made at the  Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. 
Posted on: 02nd March 2017 Read complete Article →

Current affairs on 1 March 2017

‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’ launched in India
  1. Government of India has launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra in New Delhi for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis as a part of digital India initiative.
  2. Two mobile appswas also launched Mkavach to protect smart phones and tablets from hackers. Samvid to protect Desktops from suspicious applications from running
Posted on: 01st March 2017 Read complete Article →

Current affairs on 22 February 2017

BharatQR launched to seamless digital payments without card swiping machines
  1. Payment networks such as MasterCard and Visa have joined hands with NPCI to launch BharatQR and with this NPCI, Mastercard and Visa  provides an interoperable solution too.
  2. It is a common Quick Response(QR) code that would enable seamless digital payments without card swiping machines
  3. American Express is however not on-board this payment solution at present and will be its part in coming weeks.
  4. BharatQR code eliminates the need of entering the merchant’s ID or phone number to make payments. The customers can simply make payments by scanning the QR code and entering the transaction amount. The amount gets transferred directly from the bank account without the need of a swiping machine.
Posted on: 22nd February 2017 Read complete Article →

Current affairs on 21 February 2017

Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III rocket
  1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested at at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The development of C25 cryogenic stage will provide ISRO capability to launch four ton class satellites in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
  2. GSLV Mark III is indigenously developed by ISRO and is a Liquid Propulsion Complex, C25 stage is the most powerful upper stage developed by ISRO and uses Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen propellant combination. 
Posted on: 21st February 2017 Read complete Article →
J&K launched e-Prison project
  1. The Jammu & Kashmir government launched the e-Prison project to enumerate jail inmates in the State to avoid delays in processing the information and manage all the jails efficiently.
  2. The project will digitise 25 district jails, two Central jails and one sub-jail in the State.
First Time Indian genomics beacon launched in UK
  1. The first ever beacon for Indian genomics data ggcINDIA is lancuhed by the Global Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. This is a online web service that allows researchers to determine whether an institution has particular genomic data in its data set or not.
  2. However the main aim of the beacon is to address the gap in shared Indian genomics data which helps scientists better understand disease
Scientists discovered a stretchable rubber - Thubber
  1. Scientists from Carnegie Mellon have developed new material, nicknamed “thubber,” which is an electrically insulating composite that exhibits an unprecedented combination of metal-like thermal conductivity.
  2. It is a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics.
     
Vetiver Network launched at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  1. India Vetiver Network (INVN) has been launched at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, which is a not-for-profit scientific network to promote vetiver in India.
  2. The mission of INVN is environmental protection using vetiver which has worldwide application to tackle many environmental issues like soil erosion, mitigation of soil and water pollution.
Posted on: 21st February 2017 Read complete Article →