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C-DOT inaugurates Quantum Communication Lab

  • Published
    13th Oct, 2021

GS-III: Science & Technology

  • IT & Computers
Context

The Quantum Communication Lab was recently inaugurated at Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT).  The indigenously developed Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) solution by C-DOT was also unveiled which can support a distance of more than 100 kilometers on standard optical fiber. Development of indigenous QKD solution is essential to address security threats of data posed by rapid advancement in Quantum Computing.

  • C-DOT is a premier telecom research & development organization under Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, is leading the effort in the Quantum Communications vertical of NM-QTA.

Prelims question:

With reference to Quantum Computing, consider the following statements:

  1. Superposition implies that changing the state of one of the qubits will instantaneously change the state of the other one in a predictable way.
  2. Entanglement implies that each qubit can represent both 0 and 1 at the same time.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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  • B.
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Mains Question:

For India, the space sector means better mapping, imaging and connectivity facilities for the common people. In this regard, discuss the major steps taken by the Government for privatisation of Space? (250 words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a overview of Space sector
  • Enumerate the role the space sector has played until now and its potentials in future.
  • Enumerate the positives of privatisation of Space sector
  • List the steps taken by Government for privatisation
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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