India leads at 9th for owning Supercomputers

Supercomputers are the fastest computing systems and are usually used for handling huge amount of data  and inferring complex phenomenon like climate change, nuclear reactions, origin of universe, etc. The standard unit of measuring computational power is FLOPS – floating point operations per second.

Chinese Supercomputer Sunway Taihulight is ranked fastest in the world, according to Top500 (supercomputer ranking project). This supercomputer has computational ability of 93 petaflops, more than a billion times faster than a normal computer.

The supercomputer requires to be kept under intense cooling system as it can generate higher temperatures due to computations.

Other top ranked countries that own supercomputer include USA, China, Germany, Japan and France.

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Livestock, Semen & Embryo available online

In an initiative to organize the sector of buying & selling livestock, Indian government has introduced a website http://www.epashuhaat.gov.in that allows breeders, buyers and sellers to trade cattle, buffaloes and their frozen semen & embryo online under a verified and certified system without a middleman.

56 semen stations across 20 states have been connected through this portal. The portal provides information on the forms of germ-plasm with price tags and all agencies and stakeholders. Farmers can also access services like handling of artificial insemination, good care practices, animal certification, nutritional advisory and disease screening & testing of animals.  The portal saves the farmers from being cheated and encourage e-transactions and home delivery.

http://www.epashuhaat.gov.in is a replacement for the animal fairs & local haats most prevalent in an unorganized set up across the country. This initiative would help in checking the quality and quantity of milk production in the country.

Some stats:

  • Indian contributes to 20% of total milk production in the world
  • India is the largest producer of milk in the world

Survey puts India on top for Digital Transformation Impact on Businesses

According to a survey done by CA Technologies with Coleman Parkes, India leads the world in digital transformation impact on businesses

Conducted in May and June 2016, the survey covered 1,770 senior business and IT executives from large enterprises, across 21 countries and 10 industry sectors.

Here are some key findings:

  • Indian businesses see greatest improvement by 55% in generating new revenues as a result of digital transformation
  • 84% of Indian businesses were seeing moderate to significant improvements in their ability to differentiate from their competition through digital transformation
  • Greatest gain (56%) in terms of impact on employee productivity as a result of digital transformation

“India is at the cusp of a major revolution, as we see digital technologies being at the center of business strategy for leading businesses. Our survey results are a testimony to a strong correlation between business performance and smarter technologies that underpin digital transformations,”

“Digital transformation is an ongoing trend and the organisations are investing in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), with cloud and mobile leading the pack. Sector-wise Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), government, retail including e-commerce and telecom are leading on the investment front for digital transformation,”

—  Sunil Manglore, Managing Director-India at CA Technologies said.

Top Digital Countries

Top Digital Countries

Here is a website that lists The Digital Evolution across the globe

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Sweden, Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Switzerland are clearly leading the band wagon, while Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya are at the bottom. India lies at the lower wrung of the evolution while China lies low at the equator.

Whats note worthy is the Rate of Change of digital evolution from 2008 to 2013. India and China, the emerging economies definitely show a positive outlook along with Mexico, Thailand & S Africa. This could mean that these countries are in the better part of the era, where digital evolution is breaking and are rapidly advancing towards adopting digital technology as compared to countries which saw rapid digital development in the past but have lost their spring now including most of Europe, Australia and Japan.

The country, which shows an upward trend in both the areas is Singapore.