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News in Short - 07-May-2019

AJIT: IIT-Bombay Researchers develops Microprocessor

Date: 07 May 2019 Tags: IT, Mobile & Computers
  • Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay have developed a microprocessor named as ‘AJIT’.

  • It is completely indigenously designed, conceptualized, developed and manufactured by the fellow group of IITians.

  • They also developed a toolset called AHIR-V2 that can convert an algorithm to hardware and to design the microprocessor circuit.
  • The chip of the microprocessor ‘AJIT’ was developed at Semi-Conductor Laboratory in Chandigarh.
  • This was the first time that an academia institute, industry and government have worked together for development of new technology.
  • The microprocessor project was funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), IIT Bombay and Mumbai based Powai Labs.

Tijjani Mohammad Bande appointed President of UNGA

Date: 07 May 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Nigerian Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande was appointed as new President of United Nations General Assembly(UNGA).
  • With this he becomes second Nigerian to be appointed to UNGA president, after Mr. Joseph NanvenGarba who served from 1989 to 1990.
  • Professor TijjaniBande will succeed outgoing president María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Until his appointment as president T.M. Bandeserved as the permanent representative of Nigeria to United Nation (UN).
  • He was born at Zagga and is a graduate in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.