Science & Technology - Current Affairs for January, 2015

Science & Technology Current Affairs for January, 2015

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▼ Rail Minister flags off trains remotely through telepresence on 29thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

Telepresence offers a more engaging video conference with cutting edge technology, so that the parties involved feel the immersive presence of participants at different locations. The service is designed to improve collaboration, save executive time, reduce costs and carbon footprint with no capital investment and obsolescence risk.

▼ Lizard Squad hacks FB and blocks access for 2 hours on 27thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

Lizard Squad group claimed responsibility for hacking everyone's favourite pop star Taylor Swift’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. The group also said they were responsible for a series of hacks on Microsoft and Sony’s online gaming networks over the Christmas period.

▼ Agni V- Ballistic missile launched from Odisha Coast on 31stJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

It is having the capability to carry a nuclear warhead of more than 1 tonne. With a range of 5000 km, the nuclear-capable missile Agni-V can carry a warhead in the east as far as all of China and in the west all over Europe.

▼ 2004 BL 86- Asteroid which passed earth closely on 26thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

The 325m-wide object, known as 2004 BL86, swept by earth at the very safe distance of 1.2 million km on 26th Jan’15.

▼ Multi barrel rocket launcher produced in India named after Lord Shiva's bow- Pinaka   [01-23-15]

The name of the divine bow (dhanush) wielded by Lord Shiva. Therefore, Lord Shiva is also known as Pinaki, the wielder of Pinaka. Pinaka is a rocket system used by the Indian Army.

▼ Mobile messaging app Whatsapp launches new service   [01-22-15]

The new messaging service works with Google's Chrome browser and is not available to iPhone users due to Apple platform limitations.

▼ Project TEJAS LCA was sanctioned 32 years ago   [01-22-15]

The project was sanctioned 32 years ago in 1983. This will be the start of a process of induction of the fighters being built at home under a project which has already estimated to have cost the exchequer over 17,000 crore rupees.

▼ BOSS/ Bharat Operating Systems Solution- Linux Open source OS for Make in India   [01-22-15]

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing developed the BOSS OS. It is derived from Debian for enhancing the use of Free/ Open Source Software throughout India.

▼ Idukki- Kerala's first district to receive NOFN in January 2015   [01-22-15]

Idukki district of Kerala. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) offers lot of people's friendly services like E-health, E-Commerce and E-Education. Under the Digital India programme, all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country will be connected on optical fibre.