Digital & IT for Prelims

Metaverse – UPSC Prelims

What is “Metaverse”? The “metaverse” is a network of always-on virtual environments in which many people can interact with one another and digital objects through virtual representations of themselves. There are 3 key aspects of the metaverse: presence, interoperability and standardization. Presence is the feeling of actually being in a virtual space, with virtual others. This sense of presence is achieved through virtual reality (VR) …

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5Gi Technology – UPSC Prelims

5Gi Technology: 5Gi stands for 5G Radio Interface Technology. It has been developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology and the IIT-Hyderabad. Purpose: 5Gi technology is primarily meant to enhance rural coverage. It facilitates much larger reach of the 5G towers and radio networks. Hence, it is a major breakthrough for bridging the …

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Bhuvan Portal – UPSC Prelims

Bhuvan Portal: It is the national geo-portal developed and hosted by ISRO. It provides geospatial data, services, and tools for analysis. The portal is used to find and access geographic information (geospatial information) and associated geographic services (display, editing, analysis, etc.) via the Internet.

Geospatial data – UPSC Prelims

What is Geo-Spatial data? Geospatial data (also known as “spatial data”) represents data-linked to features or objects on the Earth’s surface. Objects can be man-made or natural on the globe. The geospatial data can be static, like the location of a road, an earthquake event, malnutrition among children, or dynamic like a moving vehicle or pedestrian, the spread …

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