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Google develops a new 54-qubit processor ‘Sycamore’

Google has officially claimed that its researchers achieved a breakthrough in the field of ‘Quantum Supremacy’. The term was coined by American theoritical physicist ‘ John Preskill’ to describe a point where quantum computers can perform any task that can’t be performed by the classical computers. The tech giant have claimed that they have developed ..

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launches TechSagar

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI)  in partnership with  National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office has recently launched national repository ‘TechSagar’ to facilitate new opportunities for businesses and academia to collaborate, connect and innovate, in future. The TechSagar provides insights about capabilities of more than 4000 entities from industry, academia and research across 25 technology ..

Telangana declares 2020 as Year of Artificial Intelligence

The government of Telangana has declared 2020 as the “Year of Artificial Intelligence”. The government will undertake multiple programs and activities to commemorate the declaration. Events to Celebrate the Year of Artificial Intelligence As part of the declaration, the government will organise various activities related to the emerging technology of Artificial Intelligence. The government agencies ..

Wipro partners with IISc on robotics and 5G

Wipro has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to conduct advanced applied research in autonomous systems – robotics and 5G. Both the organizations have jointly set up a hybrid industry-academia collaboration unit – Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN) – which will drive idea discovery, research and innovation in technology and product ..

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad develop method to make biofuel with sugar and salt

By using sugar, sulphuric acid and salt, the researchers of IIT Hyderabad have developed a cheap and efficient nano-carbon catalyst to help in the production of biofuel precursors. The catalyst showed better efficiency and selectivity than the commercially available variants to produce the desired C15 oxygenated hydrocarbon — a precursor to diesel and jet fuel. ..

Reliance Jio partners Microsoft to offer cloud infra for businesses

Reliance Jio has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation in India. Under the deal, Microsoft will bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network targetting the enterprise and business users seeking a technological shift. Jio is the subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). The aim of both the companies is to enhance the adoption ..

The scientists of NEIST develops a Cancer cell detection ‘dots’ from coal

A team of scientists from CSIR-NEIST Assam has developed a chemical process that turns ‘dirty’ coal into a biomedical ‘dot’ to help detect cancer cells. The team, led by Binoy Kumar Saikia and Tonkeswar Das, has applied for a patent for their chemical method of producing Carbon Quantum Dots (CQDs) from cheap, abundant, low-quality and ..

AN-32 of Indian Air Force (IAF) certified to operate on indigenous Bio-Jet fuel

The workhorse of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Russian made AN-32 transport aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on a blended bio-jet fuel partly derived from trees. The fuel will be 10% tree-derived and 90% conventional aviation fuel. The IAF has plans to widen the experiment over the next two years. The approval ..