Technology giant Google acquired US-based Tenor, a GIF platform for Android, iOS, and desktop.
Tenor's GIF-searching functionality will be integrated into Google Images and Gboard, the company's virtual keyboard.
However, Tenor will continue to operate as a separate brand and Google will invest in their technology.
Krishnaswamy Vijay Raghavan was appointed the principal scientific adviser to the government of India.
Vijay Raghavan will succeed physicist Rajagopala Chidambaram who has been in the position for more than 16 years.
Vijay Raghavan, a former director of National Centre for Biological Sciences, was appointed Secretary of Department of Biotechnology in 2013.
A Rs 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
The museum, established at a 6,691 sqft area, is fully dedicated to insects and is first of its kind in the country.
It would display insects preserved as specimens as also live ones depicting their different developmental stages, images, videos and models of their unique behavior, habits, and habitats.
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission announced the signing of a Statement of Intent (SOI) with SAP to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
As part of the SOI, SAP in 2018 will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for five years to nurture the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning among secondary school children across India.
The program aims to enable students to learn advanced technology topics relevant to digital transformation and the Internet of Things, e.g. Design Thinking methodology, introduction to programming languages and experiential science learning.
The Export-Import Bank, Exim Bank announced that it will provide a USD 500 million credit facility to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to fund various development projects in western-south Africa.
According to the Bank, with the signing of line of credit (LoC) agreement, the Bank till date has extended four LoCs to the Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) of West African States, taking the total value of LOCs to USD 1,000 million.
The LoC of USD 500 million is an umbrella limit for financing developmental projects in 15-member countries.
The duo of Manu Bhaker and Anmol secured India’s seventh gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
The pair won the mixed 10-meter air pistol event with a qualification world record.
They finished 5.6 advantage over their closest rivals, China’s Liu Jinyao and Li Xue.
Overall, India occupied the second placed with 17 medals, including seven gold. China leads the tally with 21 podium finishes, including eight gold medals.
The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram launched ‘e-Tribes: Tribes India’.
It is an initiative for digital commerce at Tribes India Outlet in New Delhi.
It included the launch of e-commerce portal of TRIFED, www.tribesindia.com, and M-commerce, android app ‘Tribes India’.
The Minister also launched the Tribes India banner on Snapdeal, Amazon, Paytm and GeM for marketing of Tribal Products through these e-commerce portals.
With this, more than 55 thousand tribal artisans connected to TRIFED will get access to local as well as International markets.
Ministry of Power partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states (Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh) for speedy implementation of its SAUBHAGYA scheme.
SAUBHAGYA (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) aims to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the country in a time-bound manner.
Around 4 crore households are expected to get electricity connections under the scheme. A special project under the PMKVY has also been launched in these Six States.
Ministry of Communications launched the Cool EMS Service between India and Japan.
Cool EMS service is one-way service from Japan to India which allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use which is allowed under Indian regulations.
Initially, Cool EMS Service will be available in Delhi only. Food items will be carried by Japan Post in special cool boxes containing refrigerant to preserve the quality of the food items.
All other features like track and trace, etc of Express Mail Service (EMS) will be available for Cool EMS service as well.
The eleventh session of the China-India joint-group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science & Technology was held in New Delhi.
The session was co-chaired by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu and the Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Zhong Shan.
The two Ministers agreed to continue to take forward the initiatives identified in the Five Year Development Programme for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and India signed in September 2014.
Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma and Badminton Ace P V Sindhu featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list.
The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.
Anushka, one of Indian film industry's highest paid actresses, is all of 29. Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan too found a mention.
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs approved the construction of 3,21,567 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs18,203 crore with central assistance of Rs4,752 crore.
The approval was given in the 32nd meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) held in New Delhi.
The projects were sanctioned across 523 cities in the states of Haryana, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Mizoram, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Goa.
Haryana gets maximum (70,671) Houses while Goa got the least (60). With the participation of Goa in the 32nd CSMC, all 35 States/UTs, having urban statutory towns and cities are now covered under the PMAY(U) Mission.
Gujarat's Surat district become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).
There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by the solar system.
This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.