Facebook and Reliance launches internet.org in India
- Facebook has launched internet.org in a tie-up with Reliance Communications in India.
- With this tie-up, the subscribers of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications who have Internet-enabled handsets, now have free access to 38 Websites. The websites can have services like news, music, education, weather and health sites, including Facebook, Wikipedia, and Reliance Astrology. The lone search option available is Microsoft’s Bing. They can be accessed via an Android app.
What is 'internet.org'?
Internet.org is a partnership between social networking service company Facebook and six mobile phone companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Microsoft, Opera Software, and Qualcomm) that aims to bring affordable Internet access to everybody. It is a non-profit organisation launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg On 20 August, 2013.
World's biggest solar telescope based in Hawaii, to be launched in 2019
- The world's biggest solar telescope that could help predict solar storms - which can cause huge disruption to life on Earth - will be launched in 2019 in Hawaii.
- The telescope has four-meter diameter primary mirror which can able to pick up unprecedented details on the surface of the Sun.
Aap landslide victory in Delhi Assembly election
- Aam Aadmi Party's win a landmark in Delhi Assembly election by winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats, almost 96% of the total seats.
- Only sikkim has seen bigger sweeps, with one party having won all seats in Assembly sometimes.
- BJP won only 3 seats and Congress not even a single seat.
- Arvind Kejariwal to take oath for C.M. on 14th February, 2015.