Saturday , March 25 2023

G.K Update 1st Fab 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. India Ranks 6th in the List of Wealthiest Countries

i. India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with the total wealth of 8,230 billion US dollars. The list was topped by the United States of America, according to a report by New World Wealth.
ii. India was the best-performing wealth market globally in 2017 as its total wealth swelled from 6,584 billion dollars in 2016 to 8,230 billion dollars in 2017, registering a 25% growth.
The top 3 countries on the List are- 
1. The United States of America (64,584 billion US dollars).
2. China (24,803 billion US dollars).
3. Japan (19,522 billion US dollars).

2. Environment Minister Harshvardhan Launches PetaFlop Super Computer

i. Environment Minister Harshvardhan launched a 2.8 PetaFlop capacity high-performance computer system ‘Mihir’ in Noida.
ii. The system will help the department in predicting severe climate-related calamities and warnings for fishermen. With the launch of the system, India has joined the elite 30 member group of countries which have this advanced technology.
  • Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan has recently dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer named ‘Pratyush’ to the nation in Pune.
3. INS Karanj- Third Scorpene Class Submarine Launched by Indian Navy
i. Indian Navy launched ‘INS Karanj’, the third of the six indigenous Scorpene-class submarines. The submarine, equipped with superior stealth features and precision-guided weapons, has been built at Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.

ii. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion. The submarine has an overall length of 67.5 meters and a height of about 12.3 metres.

  • The first Scorpene-class submarine was INS Kalvari.
  • The second Scorpene-class submarine was INS Khanderi.

4. Google Introduces a New App Named “Bulletin”
i. Google has introduced a new app named “Bulletin” that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities. This is a free, lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone.

ii. The app is made for contributing hyperlocal stories about your community. The application has been launched as a limited pilot project and is available in Nashville, Tennessee and Oakland, California.

  • Google CEO- Sundar Pichai, Parent organization- Alphabet Inc., Headquarters- The USA.

About D.K Chaudhary

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