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Current Affairs of 27 May 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:27-May-2018

 

1.        Quantum Supremacy

·        Quantum Supremacy is the potential ability of quantum computing devices to solve problems that other computers cannot do.

·        According to this, there can be a nebulous frontier where quantum computers begin to do things beyond the ability of classical machines.

·        Google researchers are testing quantum computers with 72 quantum bits (qubits).

 

2.        Bacteria on a chip diagnoses disease

·        Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have created an ingestible sensor which is equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in stomach and other gastrointestinal problems.

·        The bacteria-on-a-chip approach combines sensors which are made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics.

·        Using such technology researchers was able to convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal.

·        Researchers are hopeful that these wireless signals can be read on a smart phone using application.

 

 

3.        Financial Stability and Development Council

·        Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is reconstituted by the government which will include secretaries from the revenue department and IT ministry.

·        The council comprises SEBI Chairman, RBI Governor, Finance Secretary and other secretaries from different departments.

·        The council was first constituted in 2010 by the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee.

 

 

4.        Guwahati-Barauni Gas Pipeline by  2021

·        The Urja Ganga Natural Gas Pipeline will be extended to Guwahati by 2021.

·        The Urja Ganga scheme is under Gas Authority of India Limited and it is for the pipeline natural gas transmission for eastern India.

·        The pipeline will be of 721 km length and will connect Dhamra, Barauni, Paradip and Hadia (now up to Guwahati).

·        It is a project of 3000 crore and will be extended to other parts of northeast by 2023.

 

 

 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

 






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