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Quantumania: What India's National Quantum Mission is all about

The NQM is not going to manufacture light switches, though. It focuses on quantum computing

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As part of the NQM, four thematic hubs will be set up in top national R&D institutes

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
The research and development of quantum technology in India received a major boost on Wednesday as the Union Cabinet approved the National Quantum Mission (NQM) at an approximate cost of Rs 6,000 crore. The mission will aim at achieving predetermined milestones from 2023-24 to 2030-31.

But what is the NQM? And what exactly is quantum technology, a phrase that has gained pop-culture notoriety thanks to superhero movies?

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Quantum technology draws on the principles and mechanical implications of quantum theory. In physics, quantum theory deals with the behaviour of matter and energy at their most fundamental level — at

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First Published: Apr 20 2023 | 8:47 PM IST

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