IBM’s Condor

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Scientific American  Context: IBM has introduced Condor, its latest quantum computing chip featuring 1,121 superconducting qubits, surpassing the 1,000 qubit milestone.   What are Qubits? A qubit, short for a quantum bit, is the basic unit of quantum information in quantum computing. Unlike classical bits, which can exist in …

Quantum Mission

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH Context: The Indian Union Cabinet has approved the National Quantum Mission (NQM), with a budget of ₹6,003 crore, to fund research and development of quantum computing technology and associated applications.   About National Quantum Mission  

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 29 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

The challenges of quantum computing

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life   Source: TH  Direction: The article tries to explain quantum technology, its working, application, challenges and way ahead to make it more practical.  Context: Several institutes and companies worldwide have invested in developing quantum computer (QC) systems. Background: The …

Insights into Editorial: Keeping secrets in a quantum world and going beyond

    Introduction: Encryption of Data in normal computers: Every online transaction we make with another person is protected so that a third person cannot read it without the permission of the two people exchanging the information in the first place. This process is called encryption of the data. In the time of the classical …

Insights into Editorial: Picking up the quantum technology baton

  Context: In the Budget 2020 speech, Finance Minister made a welcome announcement for Indian science over the next five years, proposed spending Rs.8,000 crore (~ $1.2 billion) on a National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications. This promises to catapult India into the midst of the second quantum revolution, a major scientific effort that …