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SpiNNaker: World’s Most Powerful Computer to Mimic Human Brain

SpiNNaker, world’s fastest brain-mimicking machine, a novel computer architecture inspired by the working of the human brain, a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain, was switched on for first time by the Researchers in the UK on 2 November 2018. A special computer chip that ...

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Successful Launch of GSLV-MK-III D2 carrying GSAT-29 Satellite is a Historic Day for ISRO

India’s GSAT-29 Communication Satellite, the heaviest rocket ever launched from the Indian soil, was successfully launched by the second developmental flight of GSLV MkIII-D2 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII) on Wednesday 14 November 2018 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. GSAT-29 launch will help to bridge the digital divide. GSAT-29 satellite is intended to se...

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Third Ayurveda Day Celebrated

AYUSH-Health Management Information System (A-HMIS), a dedicated software application for Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the AYUSH systems of Healthcare which is expected to revolutionise the way Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy are practised in the country, by inducting modern IT-solutions into these system was launched at Dr. Ambedkar International centre in New Delhi on the 3...

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Sakharov Prize Won by Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker & Activist

Sakharov human rights prize has been awarded to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker & activist Oleg Sentsov - a critic of Russia, by the European Parliament on Thursday 25 October 2018, unjustly jailed in Russia for opposing its annexation of Crimea and described as a "symbol of the struggle" to free political prisoners. Sentsov has been awarded the €50,000 prize for an “exceptional contribution” to ...

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New Space Industry for Servicing Satellites on Orbit

New Aerospace Companies to Extend Lifespan of Satellites, when satellites run out of fuel and can no longer maintain their precise orbit, rendering them useless even if their hardware is still intact; have been founded in recent years.  Satellites that circle the Earth have been left abandoned for decades. Companies now think that fixing such abandoned satellites in space is mor...

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Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement between India & Morocco

Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement between India & Morocco

  1. K. Sachdeva

Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters that will enhance cooperation in the service of summons, judicial documents, letters of request, and the execution of judgments...

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Mechanism for Sale of Enemy Property Gets Cabinet Nod

Movable Enemy Property lying dormant for decades can now be monetized and sale proceeds therefrom may be used for development and social welfare programmes as the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the mechanism and procedure for sale of the enemy shares on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Enemy Property refers to any...

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‘Statue of Unity’ a tribute to Iron Man of India is World’s Tallest Statue

Statue of Unity, world’s tallest, statue at 182 metres of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, towering over the Narmada River and overlooking the Sardar Sarovar dam, designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar, was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, at Kevadiya in Narmada District o...

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M777 Howitzers & K9 Vajra-T Artillery Gun Inducted in Indian Army

Globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra-Tracked Self Propelled Guns and 6x6 Filed Artillery Tractors, with induction of three guns of each type, were dedicated to the service of the Nation by Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Mantri on Friday 9 November 2018 in a ceremony held at Deolali Field Firing Ranges at Nashik in Maharashtra, marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhance...

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Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Brings Together Regional Navies

'IONS as a Catalyst for SAGAR', was the theme for this year's Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - 'SAGAR'. The 10th edition of the event that has been looking for ways to assuming a larger role for cooperation among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean, attended by 26 regional and global navies, was held at the Lulu Bolgatt...

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