MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo: World’s First All-Digital Psychedelic Art Museum
MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, has become the world’s first all-digital museum.
MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo:
i. The MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo is a collaboration between the developer and art collective TeamLab.
ii. In this museum light and space is the art. There are no guide maps, no descriptions, and no signs warning viewers to not touch the art work.
iii. Visitors walk through darkness and empty rooms. There are nearly 50 kaleidoscopic installations that are triggered by motion sensors and projected across every surface of the museum.
iv. The museum has 100,000-square-foot exhibit space. Without lights the museum will look like empty halls with black walls.
v. The artworks react to movement and touch due to projection-mapping technology.
vi. In a room named the “Forest of Lamps,” hundreds of lamps are hung at various heights over a mirrored floor. When visitors enter, light spreads from lamp to lamp like fire.
Some important dams in India:
♦ Ranjit Sagar Dam – Ravi River
♦ Baglihar Dam – Chenab River
♦ Chemera I Dam – Ravi River
Russia offers to jointly design, build submarines
India has received a joint submarine design and construction proposal from Russia to build on the technology transfer acquired while building the nuclear fleet. It is said to reduce the cost of Indian Navy’s next-generation vessel plan.
Russia offers to jointly design, build submarines:
i. The proposal is said to have been discussed during the Sochi summit in May 2018. It provides an alternative to an upcoming $10 b P 75I tender for 6 new diesel electric submarines required by the Indian Navy.
ii. They will be fitted with an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system that will increase their ability to stay underwater.
iii. Russia has offered to transfer all intellectual property for the design and prototype construction.
iv. This official proposal from Moscow is for a government-to-government deal for joint design with the Advanced Technology Vessel Project (ATVP).
v. This is the project that provided India its first nuclear armed submarine, the INS Arihant. INS Arihant was constructed in Vizag with assistance from Russia.
vi. The design consultancy for the project is marked at under $200 million. The proposal offers to design the submarine as per Indian requirements, including installation of Brahmos missiles on board and a jointly developed AIP system with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
♦ Chairman – Sanjay Mitra
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi
Mattala International Airport the world’s emptiest airport to operate through India-Sri Lanka joint venture
On July 6, 2018, India goes on a joint venture to operate the loss-making Mattala international airport in southern Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan government.
About the Mattala International Airport:
i. Mattala airport, named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was a China-supported infrastructure project in his home district of Hambantota.
ii. It is a USD 210 million facility and is named the ‘world’s emptiest airport’ due to a lack of flights. The only international flight operating from there was halted in May due to recurrent losses and flight safety issues.
iii. The government in 2017 invited investors to turn the airport into a profit-sharing joint venture. However no proposals were received to operate, manage and maintain the airport.
iv. Currently it is running a massive loss of Rs.20 billion.
Other Projects of Sri Lanka:
i. The seaport built in Hambantota, another Rajapaksa pet project, has been leased to China to set off Chinese loans as equity.