- Jul 09, 2022
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Google Start-up School India Initiative
Recently Google launched Start-up School India initiative. The objective of launching this initiative is to streamline it as a curriculum by collecting relevant information on start-ups. This gives people a pick-and-choice module. This gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn the tricks of becoming successful founders. India comes third in the list of the world’s largest startup ecosystem. India has a large number of start-ups but 90% of these startups fail in the first five years.
Key Points :
- Through this, 10,000 start-ups will be supported in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
- The program will be conducted in virtual mode for nine weeks.
- The initiative will include a fireside chat between Google partners and start-up ecosystem leaders.
- The Google Start-up Schools India initiative covers topics such as fintech, language, jobs, social media and networking, business-to-consumer e-commerce, and business-to-business e-commerce.
Aryabhatta-1: Prototype of Analog Chipset
Recently, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed Aryabhatta-1: a prototype of an analog chipset. The team of researchers has created a framework for developing the next generation of analog computing chipsets. It has been designed by Prateek Kumar, a PhD student of IISc. These chipsets are faster and use less power than the digital processors used in various electronic gadgets.
What is Aryabhatta-1 Chipset?
This chipset is better for applications based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as speech recognition apps. Aryabhatta-1 stands for “Analog Reconfigurable Technology and Bias-scalable Hardware for AI Tasks”. It is able to be configured with multiple machine learning architectures such that its ability to perform robustly over different temperature ranges enables it to work with digital CPUs.
About Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
IISc was established in the year 1909 in Bangalore, Karnataka State with the active support of Jamsetji Tata. Hence it is also known as ‘Tata Institute’. It is a public research university for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. It comes in the most prestigious educational institutions in the country. IISc was granted deemed university status in 1958 and Institute of Eminence in 2018.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change organized the Hariyali Mahotsav on July 8, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital. In the Hariyali Mahotsav, a tree plantation drive was carried out in Delhi in collaboration with state governments, police institutions, and schools.
Key Points :
- This program was organized under the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi.
- The organization of this festival complements the government-led initiatives and policies for environmental protection.
- The purpose of organizing the Hariyali Mahotsav is to understand the importance of trees to protect the lives of the present as well as the generations to come.
- Trees are important to combat the adverse effects of climate change.
- This program is an effective step to generate enthusiasm among the public for the conservation of forests and plantations.
- The campaign was launched in 75 city forests of the country, 75 schools in Delhi and NCR, 75 police stations as well as 75 plantation sites in different states.
Indian Navy’s 1st ALH Squadron INAS-324
Recently Indian Navy inducted Air Squadron-324 (INS-324) at INS Dega station in Visakhapatnam. INAS-324 was commissioned in the presence of Vice-Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. The unit is the first Naval Squadron on the Eastern Seaboard to operate indigenously designed and manufactured Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III (MR) helicopters.
- INAS-324 Squadron is popularly known as ‘Kestrel’ which means bird of prey.
- The squadron’s insignia depicts a ‘KESTREL’, which represents the squadron’s integral Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) role.
- The unit is the first naval squadron of the Eastern Seaboard to use indigenously designed and manufactured Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III (MR) helicopters.
- The ALH MK III helicopter is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment like modern surveillance radar and electro-optical sensors.
- This helicopter is developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).