13 year old Delhi school girl, Freya Thakral has been honoured with ‘The Diana Award 2020’ for developing ‘Recycler App’ which assists a user to connect with waste handlers enabling easy disposal of recyclable wastes. The United Kingdom based award is conferred in the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales to young minds contributing significantly for the development of the society.
After Mangalyaan, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) aspires for India’s first Venus Mission, Shukrayaan-1. Aiming to explore the atmospheric parameters of Earth’s twin sister (Venus), the mission is scheduled for launch in 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It is also articulated that on-board this mission Swedish Institute of Space Physics is all set to explore Venus second time.
Social media giant Facebook collaborates with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in order to provide comprehensive training to students as well as teachers with respect to online safety while browsing the internet. The curriculum designed for the same is based on Augmented Reality (AR) that will enhance digital learning experience.
All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast first ever weekly News magazine programme in Sanskrit language titled ‘SanskritSaptahiki’. The programme shall highlight the news from the world of Sanskrit literature. The broadcast shall take place on every Saturday for 20 minutes with repeat broadcast on Sundays at 100.1MHz frequency modulation (FM).
After a prolonged slump of 110 days in the biggest motor sporting event of the world, Formula One returned to action with Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes winning the Austrian Grand Prix 2020. Further the second and third positions were secured by Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Lando Norris (McLaren) respectively. The engines roared at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria with no audience.
In order to boost scientific researches, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) have induced a single platform ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ for internships and workshops across the nation.
Global tech giant Microsoft and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) joined hands to render digital skills to youth in India. The learning resource portal Microsoft Learn shall be integrated with eSkill India digital platform to enhance digital literacy among the youth.
Amidst surging cases of coronavirus, United States of America formally declared to terminate its alliance with World Health Organisation (WHO).
Defence Research and DevelopmentOrganisation (DRDO) to establish research cell at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H). The ‘DRDO-IITH ResearchCell’ will promote indigenous advance research in defence technologies.
Gaming chipset maker NVIDIA and Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) collaborates to establish India’s first NVIDIA AI Technology Centre (NVAITC) to promote research in artificial intelligence and its scope of commercial deployment.
Technology conglomerate Google revamps its social networking platform GooglePlus and relaunches as Google Currents.
Wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson proclaimed as the highest paid Instagram celebrity in 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 750MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant in Madhya Pradesh which is by far the largest solar setup in Asia.
New administrative and academic building of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Jharkhand to be named after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary.
World’s largest processor manufacturer Intel corporation’s investment firm Intel Capital to invest 1894.50 crore in Jio Platforms resulting in acquisition of 0.39% equity stake in Reliance Industries telecom business.