Radio telescope "ALMA" is set to get software and hardware upgrades.

  • Radio telescope, the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) is set to get software and hardware upgrades.
  • Reason: To collect more data and produce sharper images than ever before.
  • ALMA is a radio telescope comprising 66 antennas located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
  • The upgradation would take around five years to finish.
  • It is operated under a partnership between the US, and 16 countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Chile.

Meta launches LLaMA model, a mightier research tool than OpenAI's GPT-3.

  • After OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google BARD, now Meta Platforms, Inc. has introduced a new research tool that will soon aid in building AI-based chatbots.
  • The company has publicly released its Large Language Model Meta AI (LLaMA).
  • LLaMA is a state-of-the-art foundational language model.
  • It is developed to assist researchers in their work in the subfield of AI.
  • This would be Meta’s third LLM after Glactica and Blender Bot 3 that were shut down immediately after incorrect results.

Lionel Messi wins Best Men's Player 2022 at the FIFA awards.

  • Lionel Messi (35) won FIFA's best men's player of the year for 2022 after winning his maiden World Cup title with Argentina in December 2022 in Qatar.
  • While Alexia Putellas (Spain) was awarded the best women's player for a second straight year.
  • Other awardees:
    • Best fans award: Argentina
    • Fairplay award: Luka Lochoshvili (Georgia)
    • Best men's coach: Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)
    • Best women's coach: Sarina Wiegman
    • Best goal (Puskas award): Marcin Oleksy

Shailesh Pathak appointed FICCI secretary general.

  • The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has confirmed the appointment of former bureaucrat Shailesh Pathak as its secretary general, with effect from 1 March 2023.
  • FICCI also announced that director general, Arun Chawla will be superannuated on June 30, 2023, and transition to an advisory role.
  • He has worked with the government as an IAS officer as well as helmed large companies in the private sector.
  • FICCI President: Shubhrakant panda.

Karnataka's Byndoor to get country's 1st marina.

  • Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has confirmed, that state will get India's 1st Marina which will be constructed at Byndoor in the Udupi district.
  • Aim: To promote coastal tourism in the state.
  • The state government has received permission from the Government of India for the relaxation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules.
  • The government also proposed to build a corridor of ancient temples like Madhukeshwara (Banavasi) and Dattatreya (Ganagapura) and promote Yatra tourism.

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