Google launched Anthos, a new open platform from Google Cloud, that lets users run applications from anywhere. Anthos allows users to run applications, unmodified, on existing on-premise hardware or on the public cloud. It is based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced last year. Anthos is a completely software-based solution. Users can set it up on existing hardware, claimed Google.
Retail inflation saw a marginal rise of 2.86 per cent in March this year on account of increase in prices of food articles and fuel. According to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the inflation based on the Consumer Price Index was 2.57 per cent in February this year. On a yearly basis, it was 4.28 per cent in March 2018.
Tata Trusts and Microsoft India inked a pact to jointly rejuvenate handloom clusters in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country. Both the entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard. Tata Trusts and Microsoft will leverage each other's strengths to provide business and communication skills, design education and digital literacy to handloom weavers so that they may build a sustainable future. Points to Remember Google CEO: Sundar Pichai
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar or BR Ambedkar - the "Father of The Indian Constitution". Celebrated on April 14, Ambedkar Jayanti honours the Dalit icon who dedicated his life working for the upliftment of untouchables, women and labourers. Dr BR Ambedkar not just gave India its Constitution, but also played a key role in the formation of Reserve Bank of India - the country's central banking institution. The government has declared a public holiday on 14 April for all Central government offices, including industrial establishments, throughout India.
Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, inaugurated the maiden ‘state-of-the-art’ Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) at the Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi. This centre would provide a major boost to the Indigenous warship design capabilities of the Indian Navy. It will provide impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction under “Make in India” initiative of the Indian government. This project will facilitate collaborative design reviews for continuous interaction between the designers and the end users to improve design and ergonomics onboard warships.