Source: Compiled by ALLEN Career Institute
Q.1 What is called as the "Roof of the World"
Q.2 Which one film declared as the Best Film in 62nd Filmfare Awards?
Q.3 Who is named as the world's best player for 2016 by FIFA?
Q4. World Braille Day is observed on
Q5. Which country becomes the first to ban FM radio brodcasting ?
Q.6 Virat Kohli completes 1000 runs as ODI captain in the _______ innings, which is quickest in the World
Q.7 The bull-taming sport Jallikattu is typically practiced in
Q.8 Which internet web portal change its name to Altaba Inc ?
Q.9 Which one is the first city in India to have WiFi connectivity in public places ?
Q.10 Who was the Chief Guest of the official ceremony in the Republic Day in 2017 ?
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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow
( Source : “NYTimes” portal)
Traffic jams can form out of the simplest things. One driver gets too close to another and has to brake, as does the driver behind, as does the driver behind him — pretty soon, the first driver has sent a stop-and-go shock wave down the highway. One driving-simulator study found that nearly half the time one vehicle passed another, the lead vehicle had a faster average speed. All this leads to highway turbulence, which is why many traffic modelers see adaptive cruise control (A.C.C.) — which automatically maintains a set distance behind a car and the vehicle in front of it — as the key to congestion relief. Simulations have found that if some 20 percent of vehicles on a highway were equipped with advanced A.C.C., certain jams could be avoided simply through harmonizing speeds and smoothing driver reactions. One study shows that even a highway that is running at peak capacity has only 4.5 percent of its surface area occupied. More sophisticated adaptive cruse control systems could presumably fit more cars on the road.When a quarter of the vehicles on a simulated highway had A.C.C., cumulative travel time dropped by 37.5 percent.
In another simulation, giving at least a quarter of the cars A.C.C. cut traffic delays by up to 20 percent.
By 2017, an estimated 6.9 million cars each year will come with A.C.C.
7. Anti-theft handlebars
Here’s an old idea whose time has come again. The bearing system that allows the bike to turn can be locked so that a thief can’t steer his stolen bike. The lock is internal, meaning that he’d have to destroy the bike to ride it away.
8. No more greasy chains
An updated shaft drive — which replaces the chain with a rod and internal gear system — would be perfect for urban riders. They’re popular in China right now, but new versions will be lighter and have more sophisticated gearing.
9. One-piece plastic and carbon-fiber frames
Plastic frames were tried back in the ’90s, but they were too heavy. The materials and technology have improved. Thermoplastics are cheap and practically impervious to the elements.
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