Government approves allotment of 5MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railway.

  • Giving a boost to aatmanirbhar Bharat mission.
  • ₹25,000 Crore will be spent in next 5 years for signal modernization and 5G spectrum implementation in Railways.
  • To boost hi-speed radio communication.
  • Approved TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System), an indigenously developed ATP (Automatic Train Protection) system.

"El Salvador" Becomes First Country to Approve "Bitcoin" as Legal Tender.

  • A move that puts its economy at risk at the mercy of the digital currency's sharp swings.
  • Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that does not exist in physical form (like paper money).
  • It is not issued by a central authority.

IIT-Kharagpur has developed early cyclone detection technology.

  • This technique is developed by using the Eddy detection technique.
  • The technique could help in early detection of development of tropical cyclones in atmospheric column over ocean surface in the North Indian Ocean.

Indian Navy has started 31st edition of "CORPAT Exercise" with Thailand.

  • The Indian Navy’s Saryu, an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel is participating in the CORPAT.
  • CORPAT will build understanding and interactivity among navies.
  • To prevent illegal activities like illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism etc.

QS World University Rankings 2022: 3 Indian institutes in top-200.

  • IISc-Bengaluru tops globally in research.
  • Three Indian universities have also achieved top-200 positions.
    • IIT - Bombay (117th)
    • IIT - Delhi (185th)
    • IISc - Bengaluru (186th)
  • World's top universities
    • Rank 1 :- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),US
    • Rank 2 :- University of Oxford, UK
    • Rank 3 :- Stanford University, US

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