Science and Technology News: 10 November 2021

10 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. Microsoft recently released PowerShell 7.2. The updated PowerShell includes several improvements and new features. It now integrates with Microsoft Update, meaning it will automatically receive servicing releases when they include critical bug fixes or security updates. Microsoft announced the release of PowerShell 7.2 in a blog post and outlines all of its changes in depth in a support document. Windowscentral
  2. Ransomware gangs have struck many tribal-owned casinos, knocking down their systems and disabling associated networks, according to the FBI’s Cyber Division in a private industry notification given earlier this week. Digital Hacker
  3. Ford needed to develop a new supercharger kit for the 14th-generation F-150 because the available V8 features cylinder deactivation technology. While official information hasn’t been released yet, publication learned that the supercharger increases the truck’s output to 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Auto Blog
  4. Visual Studio 2022, a major upgrade that brings 64-bit performance to Microsoft’s flagship integrated development environment, is now available as a production release. Officially unveiled November 8 and accessible from the product’s website, Visual Studio 2022 is positioned to help developers move from an idea to coding faster, emphasizing productivity and quality-of-life improvements. Infoworld
  5. A new space mission will measure how much heat gets trapped in Earth’s atmosphere to help gauge whether humanity is making any progress in tackling the worst effects of climate change. The mission, called TRUTHS (for Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial- and Helio- Studies), is currently being prepared by the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners. It will study the so-called Earth energy balance — the difference between how much energy arrives at the planet from the sun and how much gets reflected back to space.
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24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches