Current Affairs


  1. 1. China launched a 712-km quantum communication line, stated to be world’s longest secure telecommunications network, which boasts of ultra-high security making it impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack information transmitted through them.
  2. The new quantum communication line links Hefei, capital of Anhui province, to Shanghai, the country’s financial hub.
  3. It is part of a 2,000-km quantum communication line connecting Beijing and Shanghai. The 712-km line has 11 stations and it took three years of construction.
  4. China has successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite. It was nicknamed “Micius” after a fifth century BC Chinese philosopher and scientist.
  5.  The Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication line will be connected to the satellite through the line’s station in Beijing, enabling the space-to-Earth quantum communication network.