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Quantum Computing Applications Lab to be established

  • IASbaba
  • January 23, 2021
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Quantum Computing Applications Lab to be established

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Sci & Tech

In news 

  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in India will establish a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Objective: To accelerate quantum computing-led research and development and enable new scientific discoveries.

Key takeaways

  • The Lab will provide quantum computing as a service to government ministries and departments, researchers, scientists, academia, and developers, to enable advances in areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, and aerospace engineering.
  • AWS will provide hosting with technical and programmatic support for the Lab.
  • The lab is World’s first quantum computing applications lab on AWS to support a national government’s mission to drive innovation.

Do you know?

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

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