On August 26, 2020, Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Russoft, an association of software developing companies, to access and transfer key technologies from Russia to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.
- The objective of the agreement is to use technology in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, transport and logistics, pollution and weather forecast to achieve the mission of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
- The agreement with Russia is the first step to aggregate global key technologies from front runners.
i.As a part of the agreement, the Russian state-owned companies, which are key Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) owners, will transfer critical modules in cryogenics, cryptography and modularised cloud management technology to IIT Alumni Council.
ii.The most promising areas for Indo-Russian joint projects are Information and Communications Technology, space exploration, climate change, quantum technology and data security.
What is Quantum Computing?
Quantum Computing is several million times faster than the largest supercomputer in India. It will also reduce the cost of genome testing from over Rs1 lakh per sample to under Rs 1,000, facilitating genetics-based personalised medicines to avoid unnecessary universal vaccination which may have safety issues. It also enables real world events to be emulated in the virtual world.
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About IIT Alumni Council:
It is the largest global body of alumni, students and faculty, spread across all the 23 IITs and partnering Technical Institutes of Excellence (TieNet).
President– Ravi Sharma
Headquarter– New Delhi
President– Valentin Makarov
Headquarter– St.Petersburg, Russi