Science, Health & Technology Updates
IIT Kharagpur and Wipro Partnership
Wipro has partnered with IIT Kharagpur to jointly take up research projects in the areas of 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). The announcement was made by Wipro Limited on March 28, 2019.
US Astronauts take Spacewalk to Replace Batteries on ISS
American astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague took a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station on March 22, 2019. The International Space Station (ISS) uses solar panels to generate power and the batteries are used when it is in the dark and not getting power from the sun.
CO2 Emission Increase in India
Paris based International Energy Agency (IEA) has stated that the rate of growth of carbon dioxide emissions in India was higher than that of the United States and China. India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018, an increase of 4.8% rise from 2017.
State of the Global Climate Report Released
The World Meteorological Organisation of the United Nations recently released the report on the State of the Global Climate in 2018. The 25th annual record of the global climate was published on March 28, 2019. The report highlights record sea level rise, as well as exceptionally high land and ocean temperatures over the past four years. Key climate change indicators are becoming more pronounced and are expected to increase further.