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Turkey Firm Responsible for World’s Longest Tunnel

India is home to the world’s longest highway tunnel.

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Called the Atal Tunnel with a stretch of about 9 kilometers, connects India to neighboring China.

The spectacle was erected by Turkish tech firm, Savronik Elektronik. It was commissioned in 2018.

Andolu Agency says a team of 500 techies worked on the project and completed it in 2 years only.

Savronik was established in 1986 to provide innovations for Turkish defense industry.

Moving on, the company enlarged its operations to building transportation and information systems.

The tunnel’s electromechanical systems, software and technological infrastructure was catered for by Savronik.

Located on the slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, the double-lane, “horseshoe-type” tunnel runs from the old Rohtang Pass, spanning nearly 50 km long, to just 9 km.

It is 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level — provides 365 day 7/24 access, while the Rohtang Pass was unavailable during the winter because of bad weather.

Andolu Agency first reported this news.

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Turkey Placed 20th on Cyber Security

Fuat Oktay, Vice President of Turkey expressed his happiness over Turkey’s ranking at the Global Security Index.

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According to reports, Turkey was placed 20th on the Global Cyber Security Index for 2020 on Monday.

The placement demonstrated Turkey’s prowess and its efforts to strengthen its sovereignty in the cyber domain.

Fuat Oktay, Vice President of Turkey expressed his happiness over Turkey’s ranking at the Global Security Index during a Cyber Security Week event in Ankara.

He said Turkey climbed 23 ranks since last time to bring the country to 20th place in the world. 

The Cyber Security Week will run for five days and will host over 100 speakers on various topics. The event was attended by limited persons but is available for streaming online. 

Fuat promised that his government was committed to lifting Turkey further up the ladder to Top 10. He dropped grateful remarks to the Recep Tayyip Erodgan led administration.

He highlighted the importance of safeguarding data of Turks home and abroad. He stressed that the government sought to use only high-level technology to eliminate cyber-attacks.

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US Successfully Launches Spy Rocket in Space

The United States spacecraft launch service provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said that its rocket had landed safely into space on Friday.

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ULA said its Delta IV Heavy rocket, carrying the classified NROL-44 spacecraft for the US’ National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), landed into space on Friday.

It was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in the US state of Florida at 8.09 p.m. EDT Thursday (0109 GMT Friday).

Its initial launch date was August 26, but control system malfunctions and launchpad infrastructure issues delayed the launch untill Thursday.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket delivers high-priority missions for the US Space Force, NRO, and NASA according to analysis by the ULA.

Its secret service was not disclosed since it is a mission for the reconnaissance office which operates the US government spy satellites.

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Toyota Unveils Hydrogen Powered Mirai 2

Unlike the first generation Mirai, the new Mirai looks appealing and can run 850 kilometers (528 miles) per charge.

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Despite disappointing turn out in trade, Toyota Motor Corp has unveiled an improvement to it’s Hydrogen powered Mirai.

First generation Mirai was unveiled in 2014 to run on hydrogen and emit only water vapor. The car charged under 5 minutes and ran as fast as a gasoline car.

However, since its release in 2014, only 11,000 units have been sold globally. The vehicle industry has rather witnessed a surge in the produce of battery-electric vehicles.

But that did not stop Toyota. From reports, the firm is not keen on sales but on the sole aim of ridding the world of carbon emissions.

On Wednesday, Masahiko Maeda, chief technology officer of Toyota said the company’s main objective was “contributing to the realization of a carbon-neutral society.”

Mirai 2 has a third fuel tank below the vehicle floor. It’s starting price is 7.1 million yen ($68,000), which is lower than Mirai 1.

The company is looking at increasing the number of Mirai on the road by ten times what it had achieved with the first generation.

However, the market of hydrogen powered vehicles is yet to be exploited as investors claim it is far too expensive to venture into and there’s a large lack of infrastructure.

The believe that hydrogen is the key that will enable countries to decarbonize some of the most polluting segments of their economies is what Toyota is holding on to.

Hydrogen can be produced anywhere with electricity and water — potentially releasing no carbon emissions in the process if the electricity is generated using renewable energy.

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