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CBSE unveils “CBSE Shiksha Vani” App

CBSE has unveiled a new Android App ‘CBSE Shiksha Vani’ to circulate the information uniformly to all the stakeholders. Guidelines for checking the board exam papers of 2019 have already been uploaded on the app. The motive of the App is to convey the information to the concerned persons in a convenient manner. This is ..

IIT Kharagpur signs pact with C-DAC to build India’s first state-of-the-art 1.3 PetaFlop High-Performance Computing facility

The IIT Kharagpur has signed a MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to set up India’s first state-of-the-art 1.3 PetaFlop high performance computing facility and data center funded under the National Supercomputing Mission. PetaFlop is the measurement of computing power based on the frequency of mathematical calculations that can be done per ..

Google launches ‘Bolo’ app to tutor children to read in Hindi & English

Tech giant Google has recently launched a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. The free app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. The app features an animated character ‘Diya’, who encourages children to read stories ..

IIT Ropar launchs an app ‘Roshni’ to help blind identify notes

IIT Ropar has launched an android app ‘Roshni’ to help the blind in recognizing the denomination of the currency notes, using image processing and analytics. At present, notes of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, which the blind people find it difficult to recognize due to their size and ..

Ministry of Finance starts ‘Know Your Budget’ on Twitter to educate general public about budgetary process

The Union Ministry of Finance has started ‘Know Your Budget’ fortnight series on its Twitter handle to educate general public about the budgetary process. The series would explain the importance of Union Budget and its making, and would continue for about a fortnight. In the first series of tweets, the Ministry explained the terms – ..

Union Government launches Web- Wonder Women Campaign

On 9th January, the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched an online campaign, ‘#www : Web- WonderWomen’. The purpose of the campaign is to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media. The Ministry in collaboration with Twitter India ..

Pocial initiative ‘#PowerOf18’ launched by Twitter India to boost youth engagement for 2019 General Elections

Twitter India has recently launched a new social initiative #PowerOf18, which aims to encourage youth to contribute in public debates and participate in civic engagement for the 2019 general elections. The #PowerOf18 will serve as a resource for young Indians to find more information about the elections, support social causes they are passionate about and ..

IIT Madras develops first indigenous microprocessors ‘RISECREEK’ under Project Shakti

The group of computer scientists and a team of students from the IIT- Madras have developed the first of a family of six industry-standard microprocessors under Project Shakti. The initial batch of 300 chips, named ‘RISECREEK’, has been fabricated for free at the Intel facility in Oregon (US), which was used to run the Linux ..