Friday, August 15, 2014

India's first computer installed ?

India's first computer installed: First Computer in india is installed at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata in 1995, it was the first in Asia, outside Japan. DDM lights up a Wills Navy Cut cigarette and adds that ISI had the distinction of developing the first Indian analog computer as well. Nehru came to meet the computer that solved a 10 x 10 single precision matrix in 90 minutes
Indian Statistical Institute is the first institute:
-  in Asia to acquire a digital computer.
- in India to participate in successfully building an indigenous digital computer. 

About ISI Kolkata: Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique P. C. Mahalanobish institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata.

Quiz. Where was India's first computer installed at ?
A. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
B. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
C. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
D. Indian Iron & Steel Co.Ltd., Burnpur
Ans: A

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