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India’s Supercomputing Capabilities

India’s Supercomputing Capabilities: As per the global ranking service of super-computers (Top 500), India has only 3 top-ranked supercomputers among 500 and none in the top 100. (Param Siddhi (5.27 PFlops), Param Ganga (1.66 PFlops) and Pratyush supercomputer (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology’s)) India had 2 in the top 100 in 2020 World: China and […]

TiHAN: First Autonomous Navigation Facility

TiHAN: First Autonomous Navigation Facility Ministry of Science & Technology has inaugurated “Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation” or TiHAN, in IIT- Hyderabad, which is a first “Autonomous Navigation” facility. It is seen as one of the steps toward India’s vision of ‘Atmanibhar Bharat’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Digital India’. TiHAN is a multidisciplinary initiative, which […]

Single-Crystalline Scandium Nitride

Single-Crystalline Scandium Nitride: Researchers at Bengaluru’s Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) have discovered a new material called “single-crystalline scandium nitride (ScN)” that can convert infrared light into renewable energy. To accomplish this feat, scientists used a scientific phenomenon known as polariton excitations, which occur in tailored materials when light couples with either […]

African Union Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

African Union Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary: The African Union is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on 9th of July 2022. The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent In 1963, the Organization of African Unity was founded by the independent […]

Critical Minerals

Critical Minerals: India and Australia decided to strengthen their partnership in the field of projects and supply chains for critical minerals. Critical minerals are elements that are the building blocks of essential modern-day technologies, and are at risk of supply chain disruptions. These minerals are now used everywhere from making mobile phones, computers to batteries, […]


Karakalpakstan: At least 18 people were killed and 243 wounded during last week’s government crackdown on protests in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan. The protests had broken out in response to the government’s plan to restrict the region’s long-held autonomy. The name Karakalpakstan is derived from the Karakalpak people, an ethnic minority group of around […]

Fields Medal

Fields Medal: Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska, chair of Number Theory at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, was named as one of four recipients of the 2022 Fields Medal, an honour that is often described the Nobel Prize in mathematics. The other winners were French mathematician Hugo Duminil-Copin of the University of Geneva; […]