IISc Bangalore Current Affairs, GK & News

IISc Bengaluru – G20 Science Working Group’s Secretariat

The Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been chosen as the secretariat for Science 20 (S20) – the science working group of the G20 summit. About the S20 2023 The Science 20 (S20) 2023 will work towards resolving common global-level challenges like poverty. It will focus on three key issues: Universal Holistic Health Clean ..

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Project Vaani

Project Vaani will be implemented jointly by the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), ARTPARK (AI and Robotics Technology Park), and Google to gather speech data from across India for the creation of an AI-based language model that can understand diverse Indian languages and dialects. What is Project Vaani? Under Project Vaani, diverse languages used across ..

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ARYABHAT-1: Prototype of Analog chipset

IISc researchers recently developed a prototype of an analog chipset called “ARYABHAT-1”. Highlights The team has created a design framework to develop next-generation analog computing chipsets. These chipsets may operate faster. It will use less power as compared to digital processors used in different electronic gadgets. It has been designed by Pratik Kumar, who is a Ph.D. ..

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Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at IISC, Bengaluru

On June 20, 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research (CBR). Key Facts The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) has been set up at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), at a cost of Rs 280 crore. During the Programme, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital. It ..

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Covid19: IISc develops Mini-proteins to prevent Infection

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore have developed a new class of artificial peptides or mini-proteins, that can inactivate the viruses like SARS-CoV-2. Key Facts This study was published in Nature Chemical Biology journal. Mini-proteins will block virus entry into our cells. It will also clump virus particles together by reducing ability of ..

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IISc-ISRO develop device to conduct microbial experiments in outer space

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have developed device to conduct microbial experiments in outer space. Highlights This modular, self-contained device can be used to cultivate microorganisms which in turn, enable scientists to carry out biological experiments even in outer space. This study was published in Acta ..

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