Science and Technology Bits
1-Why did Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, agree to reduce its robotaxi fleet, and by how much?
2-What statement did Elon Musk make about the current state of “social networks,” and what commitment did he express?
3-How has Tesla’s app gained support for automation with Apple Shortcuts, and what advantage does this offer Tesla owners?
4-What visual changes has Google introduced to the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android, and what other changes are coming?
5-How is talent acquisition startup HireMee contributing to bridging the skill gap in India, and where has it recently entered?
6-When is India’s moon lander expected to make a landing on the lunar soil, and what is the purpose of the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
7-What previous challenge did India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission face, and when is the Chandrayaan-3 lander expected to soft-land on the moon?
8-How did Chandrayaan-3 enter its orbit and complete its trajectory towards the moon?
9-What increased risk of health condition was discovered among victims of partner violence and child abuse?
10-Why have industry groups and tech giants like Apple and Intel protested against India’s recent import restrictions?
1-Cruise reduced its robotaxi fleet by 50% after US regulators mandated the cut following a crash involving one of its EVs.
2-Elon Musk stated that there are currently no great “social networks,” but he is committed to creating at least one.
3-Tesla’s app now supports automation with Apple Shortcuts, allowing iPhone users to use Siri for Tesla functions without third-party apps.
4-Google introduced a modernized visual design for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android, including refreshed icons and background colors.
5-Talent acquisition startup HireMee has entered Karnataka, partnering with state education boards to provide AI-proctored assessments.
6-India’s moon lander is set to soft-land on the lunar soil on August 23 as part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
7-Chandrayaan-2’s lander, Vikram, crashed on the moon, leading to Chandrayaan-3’s focus on soft-landing the lander.
8-Chandrayaan-3 was put into orbit on July 14 and completed its trajectory towards the moon on August 1 after a successful perigee-firing.
9-Victims of partner violence and child abuse face a 20% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
10-Industry groups and tech giants like Apple and Intel protested against India’s import restrictions on PCs, laptops, and servers.