Pratyush launched as India’s fastest supercomputer yet

January 9, 2018, 8:14 PM

With the introduction of Pratyush, India hopes to move from the 368th position to gain a position in the top 30 in the Top500 list of HPC facilities in the world. Pratyush, India’s fastest supercomputer yet, was unveiled on Monday at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune   Pratyush, India’s fastest supercomputer yet, was unveiled on Monday at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, where it was inaugurated by Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Pratyush is a collection of several computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops, facilitating the weather forecasting and climate monitoring in the

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India’s Aadhaar Open For Abuse Says Whistleblower Edward Snowden
January 9, 2018

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has become the latest to raise alarm about the vulnerability of the Aadhaar database, a day after the Tribune newspaper reported that an administrator login ID and password to gain access to the UID portal could be acquired for as little as Rs 500. Retweeting CBS journalist Zack Whittaker’s response on a BuzzFeed

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Aadhaar Could Be A Single Target For Cyber Criminals: RBI Researchers
January 9, 2018

A recent investigation alleged that unrestricted access to details of over one billion Aadhaar numbers can be purchased at as little as Rs 500 The benefits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique national identity system–the world’s largest–are unclear and the impact of direct benefit transfers it will be used to deliver to the poor

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Supreme Court today agreed to revisit its judgment where it had said Section 377 doesn’t violate the Constitution while hearing a petition filed by five LGBT+ individuals. Several judges had criticised the earlier judgment while declaring privacy a fundamental right.
January 9, 2018

Individuals Shouldn’t ‘Remain In A State Of Fear’: SC Seeks Centre’s Reply On Section 377  The Supreme Court has asked the central government to respond to a writ petition filed by five members of the LGBT+ community challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The petition will now be referred to a Constitution Bench, The Times of

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National Anthem Not Mandatory To Play In Movie Theatres, Says Supreme Court
January 9, 2018

Courtesy: The Hindu, Image Credit: Facebook The Centre surprised the Supreme Court today by asking them to take back their earlier order of mandatory playing the national anthem in theatres before the start of a movie, which forced people to stand up in order to pay respect. The Supreme Court has now said that it is optional to

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A thought for the New Year
December 31, 2017

There is a very insightful story from the life of famous singer Tansen. He was the court singer of Emperor Akbar and one of the nine jewels, the Navratna of the court. Such was the singing prowess of Tansen that many seemingly impossible feats would be performed by his melodious music and songs. The legend goes that his popularity was far and wide

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रेलवे अधिकारियों को यूनिफार्म का सम्मान क्यों नहीं ?
December 27, 2017

रेलवे अधिकारियों को यूनिफार्म का सम्मान क्यों नहीं

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