UIDAI launched the "AadhaarFaceRd" mobile app to perform Aadhaar face authentication.

  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new mobile app called AadhaarFaceRd which features a face authentication through the app.
  • Using the AadhaarFaceRd app, Aadhaar card holders will not have to physically visit an enrollment centre for iris and fingerprint scans.
  • The UIDAI starts using face authentication as a method of confirming an Aadhaar holder’s identity. Once one’s facial authentication is successful, it verifies one’s identity.
  • The Aadhaar Face Authentication feature can be used for various Aadhaar Authentication Apps like Jeevan Praman, PDS, Scholarship schemes, COWIN, and Farmer Welfare schemes.
  • Aadhaar Face Authentication technology has been developed by UIDAI.

National Rail and Transportation Institute upgraded as Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya.

  • Union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur announced that The National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara will be upgraded as a central university and named Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya. National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) is a deemed university.
  • The Union Cabinet approved to show a Bill in Parliament, namely, the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009 for the setting up of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV).
  • It will become 2nd central university in Gujarat after the Central University of Gujarat (CUG).

Dr S Jaishankar launches "Connecting through Culture" at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in Delhi.

  • External Affairs Minister Shri S. Jaishankar launched an anthology of essays on various aspects of India’s soft power strengths titled Connecting through Culture, at Sushma Swaraj Bhavan in New Delhi, India and described the book as the good cop in diplomacy.
  • Connecting through Culture encourage others to work with India because “it creates a comfort about India.
  • It is a very notable contribution to understanding India, appreciating India, and in many ways valuing India.

Samsung made a fastest graphics DRAM chip in the world.

  • Samsung has developed a new graphics dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chip with a faster speed and improved power efficiency.
  • As per the company, The 24-gigabit Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) adopts third-generation, 10-nanometer technology and boasts a data processing speed which is faster by 30% than existing products.
  • The new DRAM chip developed by Samsung can process graphic images at a rate of up to 1.1 terabytes per second which is the fastest in the world and equivalent to processing 275 full HD movies in a second claimed by Samsung Company.

Agnikul Cosmos opened India’s 1st rocket engine factory in Chennai.

  • Agnikul Cosmos has inaugurated India’s first-ever factory to manufacture 3D-printed rocket engines in Chennai, inaugurated by N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons, and S Somanath, chairman of ISRO and secretary, department of space.
  • The additive manufacturing technology will be used to build 3D printed rocket engines and will be used to produce engines for its own in-house rockets.
  • At present, the facility has the capacity to build two rocket engines from scratch, every week.
  • The factory will produce eight engines every month and build the number of engines required to launch Agnibaan – its two-stage launch vehicle.

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