Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder that affects the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others.
It mostly affects young adults in the productive age group.One in every 100 people experiences schizophrenia and men are twice as likely to develop this condition as compared to women.
Schizophrenia symptoms generally fall into three main categories: psychotic, negative, and cognitive. Psychotic symptoms include Hallucinations, Delusions, thought disorder, Movement disorder.Negative symptoms include loss of motivation, loss of interest or enjoyment in daily activities, withdrawal from social life, difficulty showing emotions, and difficulty functioning normally.Cognitive symptoms include problems in attention, concentration, and memory. Schizophrenia sometimes runs in families. However just because one family member has schizophrenia, it does not mean that other members of the family also will have it.Person’s environment and life experiences may play a role in the development of schizophrenia.People affected may be more likely to have differences in the size of certain brain areas and in connections between brain areas.There is no specific cure for schizophrenia.
New Parliament Building: The new Parliament, constructed on the lines of the Central Vista buildings, is a triangular structure.It is built over an area of 64,500 square metres.
It houses the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha, the Central Lounge and offices of constitutional authorities. The Lok Sabha, with theme of the national bird ‘peacock’, will have a capacity of 888 seats.The Rajya Sabha hall on the theme of our national flower ‘lotus’, will have a capacity to seat 384 people. Now two members will be able to sit side by side on each bench in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha Chambers. Each seat will be equipped with digital systems and touch screens.It will have a Constitution Hall for the purpose of showcasing India’s democratic heritage.It will have large committee rooms, with the latest audio-visual systems.There will be 92 rooms for the use of the Council of Ministers.It is also ‘divyang-friendly’.With a focus on energy efficiency, the new complex is a “platinum-rated green building” and showcases India’s “commitment towards sustainable development. It will feature rainwater harvesting and water recycling systems.
Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’: India’s AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’ has been ranked at No. 75 in the world at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. The supercomputer has been named in the 61st edition of the Top 500 Global Supercomputing List released recently.The AI supercomputer AIRAWAT’ is installed at C-DAC, Pune. The system is installed under National Program on AI by the Government of India.AIRAWAT’s manufacturer is Netweb Technologies.Airawat PSAI, stands as India’s largest and fastest AI supercomputing system, with a remarkable speed of 13,170 teraflops.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC): It is a prominent R&D organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.It focuses on research and development in various domains, including information technology, electronics, and supercomputing.It was established in the year 1988. It was set up to build Supercomputers in context of denial of import of Supercomputers by USA.C-DAC build India’s first indigenously built supercomputer Param 8000 in 1991.