Skip to main content

FIDE and Tech Mahindra Announce Dates for Global Chess League

New Delhi — The International Chess Federation (FIDE) and Tech Mahindra Wednesday announced the launch dates and format of the Global Chess League (GCL). The 12-day-long GCL scheduled to be held from June 21-July 2 this year will be played in ten round-robin matches, with six teams competing (six players in each team), followed by a final match between the top two teams.

Musk and Wozniak Join Forces, Urging Pause on Giant AI Experiments

New Delhi — Over 1100 people including Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter which calls on "all AI labs to immediately pause for at least six months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4". 

The letter citing extensive research acknowledged by top AI labs states, "AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity".

Indian startup Nimbbl raises $3.5 million in seed and pre-Series A rounds

New Delhi — Indian startup Nimbbl which aims to improve conversions for merchants with its one-click payment checkout solution has raised $3.5 million in seed and pre-Series A rounds from Sequoia Capital India, Global Founders Capital (GFC), financial services platform Groww and a list of angel investors. The funds raised will be deployed to scale the system and boost sales a report published by TechCrunch read. 

ICAR, World Bank issue Delhi Declaration on Modernisation of Agricultural Education System

New Delhi — Delhi Declaration on Modernisation of Agricultural Education System was unveiled on the concluding day of the successful three-day International Conference on Blended Learning Ecosystem for Higher Education in Agriculture 2023 hosted jointly by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the World Bank. The declaration in alignment with the National Education Policy issued jointly by ICAR and the World Bank highlights the need to incorporate digital resources and tools for effective and accessible teaching and learning in Agriculture.