Latest AIIMS Entrance Health/Sci/Env NEWS, Notifications, Important Dates, and Updates: Download PDF or Get in Your Email

  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Bionic Leaf: Bacteria Can Convert Solar Energy to Liquid Fuel [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists from Harvard University created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel. Work produces an “artificial leaf, ” using a catalyst to make sunlight split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with a bacterium engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus

    … (215 more words) …

  • 2 Degradable, Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic: NGT Bans Use of Non-Biodegradable Plastic Bags [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns in the entire national capital Delhi with a fine of Rs. 5, 000 on possession of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns

    Image of Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable Bags

    Image of Biodegradable Vs Nonbiodegradable Bags

    Image of Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable Bags

    … (290 more words) …

  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Indian Global Positioning System [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) deployed an indigenous regional positioning system- “Navigation with Indian Constellation” (NavIC). Consists of seven satellites providing Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services in Indian mainland and surrounding region up to 1500

    … (326 more words) …

  • 2 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    … (262 more words) …

  • 3 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    … (328 more words) …

  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Steps to Reduce Depletion of Groundwater Resources [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Water Policy (2012) formulated advocates conservation, promotion and protection of water and highlights the need for augmenting the availability of water through rain water harvesting, direct use of rainfall and other management measures.

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    … (510 more words) …

  • 2 Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW [ Environment/Ecology ]

    As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have

    … (451 more words) …

  • 3 Childhood Obesity in India [ Health ]

    Junk Food means food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals leading to rapid increase in blood sugar levels (high glycemic index) and forcing body to produce high levels of insulin to counter the rising blood sugar.

    … (786 more words) …

  • 4 Prevalence of Cancer in India: Agreement Between NICPR and AIIA for Prevention [ Health ]

    MoU has been signed on 19th October 2016 between National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) and All India Institute of Ayurveda for prevention of cancer and research.

    Image of Geography of Cancer

    Image of Geography of Cancer

    Image of Geography of Cancer

    The main objectives are:

    • Bring p

    … (187 more words) …

  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Researchers from University of Hyderabad found that Castor bean plants prove useful in fighting soil pollution by absorbing toxic heavy metals from soil due to industrial pollution.

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Key Facts

    • Roots, leav

    … (132 more words) …

  • 2 Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads. Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) based mapping for making road inventories and condition survey.

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    … (93 more words) …

  • 3 Green Climate Fund: NABARD’S AMA with GCF [ Environment/Ecology ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) becoming first Indian organisation to get Direct Access Entity status of the GCF providing first step to access GCF resources.

    Image shows GCF Architecture

    Image Shows GCF Architecture

    Image shows GCF Architecture

    … (190 more words) …

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Sagar Vani: Information Dissemination System for Coastal Community [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched Sagar Vani, an integrated information dissemination system to serve coastal community, especially anglers with advisories and alerts towards safety at Sea. Developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    … (510 more words) …

  • 2 India Quake App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination [ Science/Technology ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched India Quake application developed by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) for automatic dissemination of earthquake parameter (location, time, and magnitude) after the occurrence of earthquakes.

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

    … (312 more words) …

  • 3 Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills: IISER [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram developed hydrophobic and oleilophilic gelator that can take up oil on contact. It is a cost effective method to recover marine oil spills.

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    … (223 more words) …

  • 4 What are Sprites (Spacecraft) and Breakthrough Starshot? [ Science/Technology ]

    Breakthrough Starshot is a research and engineering project by Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of light sail spacecraft, named StarChip. They are capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.37 light-years away, at speeds between

    … (284 more words) …

  • 5 Ocean Observation Systems [ Science/Technology ]

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences implements Ocean Observations System programs since 1996 to acquire real-time, time series data on surface meteorological and upper oceanographic parameters from the Indian seas including from the Indian Ocean Region.

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    … (202 more words) …

  • 6 Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing [ Science/Technology ]

    CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL Ltd. developed a process to convert waste polyethylene and polypropylene into petrol and diesel. One kilogram of waste polyethylene and polypropylene can be converted to either about 600 - 650 ml of pet

    … (158 more words) …

  • 7 SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks: Harms of These Chemicals [ Environment/Ecology ]

    According to SC directives, no firecrackers manufactured shall contain antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in any form whatsoever. The substances cause air and noise pollution. Court asked PESO to ensure compliance by manufacturers.

    SC Bans Antimony,Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    … (434 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog Clears Six Proposals for High-Tech Public Transport [ Science/Technology ]

    The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has approved six public transport proposals conditional on trial runs and safety measures before commercial operations.

    National Institution for Transforming India

    National Institution for Transforming India

    National Institution for Transforming India

    Metrino

    … (353 more words) …

  • 2 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    … (313 more words) …

  • 3 Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The railway is one of the most fundamental (apart from roads) means of transportation. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Hg, Fe, Co, Cr, Mo) contents were established in soil and plant samples collected in different areas of the railway junction. T

    … (250 more words) …

  • 4 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Science/Technology ]

    Government of India approved the establishment of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) at village Jasaur Kheri & Kheri Jasaur, near Bahadurgarh, District Jhajjar, Haryana. GCNEP sixth R&D unit under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    … (224 more words) …

  • 5 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Science/Technology ]

    High altitude cloud physics observatory was established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats- gateway for the monsoon of India to observe cloud and rain processes over that region with state of the art instruments.

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    … (319 more words) …

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Environment/Ecology ]

    For security, 202 stations identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance. Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environmen

    … (342 more words) …

  • 2 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government of India undertook study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Monsoon is the manifestation of seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Vertical moist stability is the key parameter in the variation of monthly convection over o

    … (245 more words) …

  • 3 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Science/Technology ]

    Museum collections are being digitized under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitization of Museum Collections with Government so far providing financial assistance to 18 museums.

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    • Scheme aims to

    … (240 more words) …

  • 4 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

    Dr

    … (236 more words) …

  • 5 Scientists Develop Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology. It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G networks. It will pave transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second (gbps) with a single channel using

    … (221 more words) …

  • 6 Lebong Omani Music Unique to Tripura – Special Focus Art & Culture [ Science/Technology ]

    Tripura the third smallest country of India has a tropical monsoon climate so it is mostly surrounded with tall green grass and Angiospermae across year. So, creative and fun-loving local peoples have found an entertaining and eco-friendly way to clear their exasperating pests.

    … (421 more words) …

Fully-Solved AIIMS objective problems according to new syllabus and covering previous years papers: Get step-by-step explanations to GK, Logical Reasoning, Physics, Chemistry and Maths problems on the device of your choice.

Discussions & Questions