Technology

Jun 132018
ISRO- Premium institution offers to transfer know-how of Lithium-ion technology which has the better edge on lead- Acid battery or Nickel-Metal Hydride battery.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 introduced 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display below the keyboard at the trackpad. It controls function likes messaging or apps including a calculator, music & video player, calendar.  It also serves as a function command screen for Microsoft Office. The 'ScreenPad' can also play YouTube videos via an extension or you can browse on chrome. It doubles up a toggle for settings – mostly the connectivity options, brightness control etc. 
The Vistara airline introduced a robot called RADA, using artificial intelligence technology. The robot will be placed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on July 5, 2018. RADA can scan boarding passes and will help the passengers to know about their flight status, the designated boarding gate and provides details about weather conditions. It will greet the customers and interact with them using basic hand movements, it will also entertain the passengers with their favourite movies and children with video games.
 The Defence Research and Development Organization is an Indian  Research and Development wing for the Military needs.  Established in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment (TDEs)  and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO). It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India and the headquarters is in NewDelhi. 
Facebook is again under the issues of misusing users data after the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. The new claim is that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps. This made in a filing submitted last week to the superior court in San Mateo, California. It is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct startup Six4Three. It alleges that Facebook tracked users, sometimes without their express consent. 
Chinese electronics and software company Xiaomi introduces next flagship smartphone "Mi 8" is supposed to be the sequel to "Mi 6". It will be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi, Chinese Android manufacturer’s flagship includes a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, the Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Xiaomi had two other high-end phones "Mi Mix 2" in 2017, "Mi Mix 2s" in 2018, which both have feature larger displays. 
Kerala government has plans to provide free internet facilities to 20 lakh families who come under 'poor' category. To achieve this, Kerala government is intending to set-up a joint venture company to have a new optic fibre pathway. "Kerala Fibre Optic Network Limited will be formed to provide internet connections free of charges to 20 lakh poor families, at an affordable rate to public and government institutions", said Pinarayi Vijayan.
Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO launched its navigation satellite IRNS-1l from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota today at 4.04 am Indian standard time.The satellite was put into orbit 19 minutes 19 seconds after the lift-off, as the replacement satellite for IRNSS- 1A in the second attempt. The satellite IRNSS-1l has been placed geosynchronous orbit at a fixed location and will travel along the earth at a height of 36,000 kilometers.
Rishi Mohandas, a cyber expert from Kannur, North Kerala during routine networking, found the web server of IIT, Delhi having a possibility of hackers to enter the site, by using SQL injection, one of the simple, common hacking technologies.  Had they found entry through this, a hacker could gain access to their admin login, which leads to the website, user's name, password of students in the campus, confidential details of employees and academic staff.This could have been a big deterrent.
Pick, drop live bacteria-is possible now, according to a group from Indian /Institute of Science, Bengaluru, by a mobile nanotweezers that can pick up, hold and move tiny cargo, which is the size of molecules in a fluid. Souvik Ghosh and Ambarish Ghosh from the Nanoscience and engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have overcome the earlier limitations of nanotweezers that were only able to trap and hold the molecules. apart from the nanoscale assembly where tiny objects such as nanodiamonds or quantum dots need to be picked up and moved to the desired location.
Genrobotic- a startup company has successfully developed a robot to clean manholes, which otherwise done manually, a century-old practice. A group of young techies wanted to put an end to the menial job of scavenging men replaced by Robots. The name "Bandicoot" the new robot which cleaned about 30 kg of garbage from a nonfunctional manhole which had choked the flow. Trivandrum city has 5000 manholes which have been cleaned manually has similar malfunctions which are humanly impossible to clean.

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Jun 212018
The famous Indian music director A.R Rahman is the brand Ambassador to the state of Sikkim to showcase the states' aims and achievement, to bring Sikkim on the International Map of Tourism.