Technology

Start-up AR4, Sodion ally to make sodium ion battery packs

AR4 Tech, a start-up in Coimbatore, has partnered Sodion Energy of Singapore to make sodium ion battery packs for domestic and export markets. The sodium-ion batteries, developed by Sodion, will be made into battery packs here. AR4 Tech will use the packs to convert existing petroleum vehicles (mainly two-wheelers) into …

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Tech diplomacy

Syllabus: advancement in technology India and Japan, In July 2023, agreed to collaborate on semiconductors to create a more resilient supply chain for this critical technology and work together for the joint development of the semiconductor ecosystem. Need for this collaboration Rapid expansion in the semiconductor industry – importance of …

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THE IDEA OF SELF-DISCOVERY

Technological developments have long fascinated humans, not just in terms of how they help make our lives more efficient, but also for the vast potential they hold for influencing society beyond their immediate impact. The idea of self-discovery Self-discovery, as the name suggests, refers to the process by which a person …

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AI AND ENVIRONMENT CRISIS SOLUTIONS

AI has been touted as a powerful tool to help tackle global crises, such as climate change. Saving trees with AI ‘guardians’ Deforestation and land use changes cause more than 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and store it for long periods of time, and when they’re cut down, much of …

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PSLV-C55 MISSION

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which is scheduled to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C55 (PSLV-C55) mission, will carry out in-orbit scientific experiments by using the spent PS4 (fourth and final stage of PSLV) as an orbital platform. Key details: The PSLV-C55 will have Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 as primary satellite and Lumelite-4 as a co-passenger satellite. The TeLEOS-2 …

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WEB 3

A decentralised web that caters to the next generation of the Internet, leveraging blockchain technology to create a more open and transparent web called Web3 is in the talks. About Web3 Web3 is built on top of existing Internet infrastructure and not in competition with previous versions of the web platform. It allows for …

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YZ CETI B

Context: Astronomers have detected a repeating radio signal from an exoplanet, YZ Ceti b, suggesting the presence of a magnetic field — one of the prerequisites for a habitable planet — around it. What is YZ Ceti B: YZ Ceti b is a terrestrial exoplanet that orbits an M-type star. Its mass is 0.7 Earths. It takes 2 …

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DEADNAMING

Twitter has removed a policy that prohibited misgendering or deadnaming of transgender people on the social media platform. What is deadnaming? A deadname is essentially the name that a trans, non-binary, and/or gender-expansive person was called before they adopted a more self-affirming name. The act of calling a trans, non-binary, and/or gender-expansive person by the deadname is known …

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INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN FARM SECTOR

NARS coordinated at the apex level by the ICAR/ Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), comprises of 98 Agricultural Research Institutes, 5 Deemed Universities and 3 Central Agricultural Universities besides 63 State Agricultural Universities, 4 Universities with Agriculture Faculties mandated for developing, testing and refining new technologies in agriculture …

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INTERNET OF THINGS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AGRICULTURE

Various activities have been taken up by the government, using Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in agriculture. Some of the activitiesare given below: Department of Science & Technology (DST) is implementing a National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). Under the Mission, 25 Technology Innovation Hubs …

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