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Geomagnetic Solar Storm to hit Earth today: NASA issued a Warning; Know how terrible it can be

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Geomagnetic Solar Storm to hit Earth today: NASA issued a Warning; Know how terrible it can be

American Space Agency NASA on Thursday announced via Twitter that a massive geomagnetic solar storm is likely to hit earth on Thursday, which can result in massive destruction on the planet in the form of disrupting electric power grids, high-frequency airline and military transmissions, GPS signals, civilian communications, and blanket the earth’s upper atmosphere with hazardous materials.

Announcing via Twitter, the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI), shared some important details about the geomagnetic solar storm.

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CESSI reported that their SOHO LASCO instrument on Monday, April 11, 2022, detected a halo Coronal mass ejection (CME), and according to their calculations it will hit earth on April 14, 2022, at a speed ranging between 429-575 km/s +.

G2-class geomagnetic storm

A geomagnetic storm is scaled down to 5 levels, where a geomagnetic storm is represented by a G. The current storm has been measured as a G2-type solar storm and is considered a moderate geomagnetic storm, which can affect Earth’s power systems, and disrupt spacecraft operations.

How terrible can this geomagnetic storm be

NOAA, a US scientific and regulatory agency, has stated that high-altitude regions on Earth are likely to experience power outages and radio signal disturbances as reasons for this solar storm. While there may not be as much damage in the mid-latitude areas, some power outages are likely.

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Indian firms must avoid complacency as cyber incidents mount: Experts

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Indian firms must avoid complacency as cyber incidents mount: Experts

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) – Experts are warning Indian organisations to avoid complacency in the face of cyber threats as cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to evade detection. In a recent report, it was highlighted that the average annual cost of responding to compromises exceeded $5 million.

According to cybersecurity researchers, cybercriminals are leveraging AI to make their attacks more sophisticated and effective, raising concerns about the potential damage they can cause. Dr Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director of Quick Heal Technologies, emphasized that while AI offers defensive capabilities, it can also be used as a weapon by attackers.

In 2023, Seqrite Labs analysed approximately 400 million malware detections from over 8.5 million endpoint installations in India, revealing the magnitude of cyber threats faced by organizations. The report also pointed out the growing trend of hackers using generative AI (GenAI) to enhance the impact of their attacks.

To combat AI-driven cyber threats, experts recommend deploying AI-based defenses that can adapt to evolving threat patterns. Raj Sivaraju, President of APAC at Arete, stressed the importance of implementing ethical frameworks for AI development and enhancing cybersecurity measures through regular software updates and user training.

By prioritizing initiatives like expanded training, security partnerships, automation, and zero trust principles, experts believe that organizations can strengthen their defensive strategies against cyber threats. Through collaboration and strategic technology investments, cyber defenders can effectively mitigate risks and ensure a more secure digital future.

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Vietnam's EV firm Vinfast breaks ground for its facility in India (Lead)

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Vietnam's EV firm Vinfast breaks ground for its facility in India (Lead)

VinFast, Vietnam’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, has initiated construction on its first integrated EV manufacturing facility in India in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. With an initial investment of $500 million over five years, the plant aims to produce 1,50,000 vehicles annually, creating job opportunities for 3,000 to 3,500 locals.

CEO of VinFast India, Pham Sanh Chau, expressed, “By establishing an integrated electric vehicle facility, the company’s commitment to job creation, green transportation, and strategic partnerships solidifies VinFast’s position as a major player in the electric vehicle industry.”

The EV facility, sprawled across 400 acres within the SIPCOT industrial estate, not only focuses on manufacturing but also aims to strengthen partnerships with global suppliers and promote localization for economic growth. VinFast plans to establish a nationwide dealership network to ensure easy access for customers across the country.

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister T. R. B. Rajaa affirmed, “Tamil Nadu will support VinFast’s growth plans and is dedicated to making zero-emission mobility accessible. The project will significantly contribute to local economic advancement, job creation, and technical skill development in Tamil Nadu.”

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This is how the world reacts to Musk's robot Optimus

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This is how the world reacts to Musk's robot Optimus

In a recent development, Elon Musk shared a video of Tesla’s humanoid robot, Optimus, confidently walking on the factory floor. The video, posted on X, has garnered over 64 million views, sparking reactions from users who compared Optimus’ walk to Joe Biden’s.

Users expressed awe at the progress in Optimus’ development, with one mentioning the robot’s initial clumsy steps and now impressive strides. Musk had previously shared a video of Optimus folding a shirt, emphasizing that the robot is not yet autonomous but will be in the future.

According to Tesla, Optimus utilizes the same AI software and sensors found in the company’s advanced driver assistance system, ‘Autopilot.’ The video has captivated viewers, raising questions about the robot’s potential applications in job sites. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this groundbreaking technology.

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