Indian astronauts to go into space next year

indica News Bureau- As part of India’s Gaganyan Mission, scheduled for December 2020 (uncrewed) and December 2021 (crewed), three Indian astronauts will travel to space next year in the spacecraft designed by Indian Space Research Organization. The training of the four astronauts, each in their mid 30s to 40s, identified by ISRO, will begin in […]

Silicon quantum bits establish long-distance relationship

IANS- A team based at Princeton University in the US has demonstrated that two quantum computing components, known as silicon “spin” qubits, can interact even when spaced relatively far apart on a computer chip. “The ability to transmit messages across this distance on a silicon chip unlocks new capabilities for our quantum hardware,” said leader […]

Infosys unveils blockchain-powered apps in 3 verticals

IANS- Software major Infosys on Wednesday launched blockchain-powered distributed applications (apps) for government services, insurers and supply chain management verticals. “The applications are designed as ready-to-subscribe business networks to ensure quick deployment, inter-operability across disparate systems of value chain stakeholders and cases involving analytics and IoT (Internet of Things),” the-city based IT firm said in […]

Huge political interference in Microsoft’s Pentagon win: AWS CEO

IANS- In yet another strong public rebuke of Microsoft who has won the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy said the US government’s decision to award the project to the Satya Nadella-run company was done under significant political interference. Addressing a news conference here during AWS ‘re: Invent’ […]

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks suffers data breach

IANS- In a bizarre incident, global cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks has “admitted” that the personal details of seven current and former employees had been “inadvertently” published online by a “third-party vendor”. First reported by Business Insider, the report said the personal details of some past and present employees — their names, dates of […]

‘Chandrayaan-2’s scientific objectives fully accomplished’

IANS- The scientific objectives of Chandrayaan-2 were fully accomplished, which include moon surface mapping, and topographical studies, Minister of State for Department of Space Jitendra Singh said on Thursday, asserting that “despite setbacks in landing, we must remember that Chandrayaan had quite a successful journey up till now”. “Technologically, the launch was successful,” the minister […]