LIGO: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance launches AI-powered voice chatbot- LiGo

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has introduced a chatbot service ‘LiGo’ on ‘Google Assistant’ for its policyholders. This will help ICICI policyholders to have their queries answered by simple voice commands. The company is expanding its innovation with digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and providing convenience for its customers. Extending LiGo functionalities to Google ..

Government of India (GoI) gives ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India Laboratory in Hingoli district

The Government of India (GoI) has given ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) Laboratory in Hingoli District of Maharashtra. The LIGO-India Observatory is scheduled to be operational in 2024 in collaboration with the LIGO Laboratory in United States. This is the 3rd observatory identical to two other ..

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves were for the first time discovered in February, 2016, 100 years after they were hypothesized by Albert Einstein in 1916. These waves were detected by the scientists working at two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) facilities in United States. LIGO scientists detected these gravitational waves produced by collision of two black holes located ..

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish – for the detection of gravitational waves. The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. The winners are members of the ..

India and Global Science Projects

One of the novel visions of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2013 is to make India one of the top five global scientific powers by 2020. Apart from promoting the home based science and engineering projects, this policy has also advocated India’s partnership in international / global science projects. Some of the important global ..