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Covid Vaccine Jointly Developed by Pfizer and BioNTech:

A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials.
♦ The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine uses messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, which relies on synthetic genes that can be generated and manufactured in weeks, and produced at scale more rapidly than conventional vaccines.
♦ Unlike traditional vaccines, which work by training the body to recognise and kill proteins produced by pathogens, mRNA tricks the patient’s immune system to produce viral proteins itself. The proteins are harmless, but sufficient to provoke a robust immune response.
♦ The huge thought behind immunizing the general population is to arrive at an intonation point where endless individuals will have taken the antibody that the infection needs more practical hosts to keep hopping from individual to individual and, in the end, as the staggering number of individuals who are basically incompletely resistant increment, the infection ceases to exist. This is a type of crowd invulnerability.

Kerala Fibre Optic Network Project Free Internet:

Kerala’s goal is to provide free internet to poor families and public institutions by December.
♦ The project aims to achieve the government`s goal of making Internet access as a "civil right."
♦ Aims to provide free high-speed Internet to more than 2 million families below the poverty line(BPL).
♦ This is a cooperation plan between the State Electricity Company Kerala Electricity Authority and Kerala IT Infrastructure Co., Ltd.
♦ Internet service providers and cable TV operators can also join fibre optic network projects to provide services.
♦ The state government stated that it will link up to 30,000 government offices and schools through high-speed networks.
♦ Once the project is launched, it will be another milestone for the state. 
♦ The state has achieved a number of Human Development Indicators (HDI) that match the first world countries, especially in health.

Param Siddhi Supercomputer Positioned In 63rd Place:

India`s AI supercomputer Param Siddhi ranks 63rd among the world`s top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems.
About Param Siddhi
♦ Param Siddhi is a high-performance computing artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under C-DAC`s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
♦ The supercomputer with Rpeak 5.267 Petaflops and 4.6 Petaflops Rmax (continued) was conceived by C-DAC and jointly developed with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology of NSM.
♦ The Param Siddhi supercomputer is based on the NVIDIA DGX Super POD reference architecture network and the HPC-AI engine, software framework and cloud platform developed locally by C-DAC, which will help deep learning, visual computing, virtual reality, accelerated computing and graphics virtualization.

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