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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 2 Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 3 Green Climate Fund: NABARD’S AMA with GCF [ Env. ]

    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

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Sagar Vani: Information Dissemination System for Coastal Community [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 2 India Quake App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 3 Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills: IISER [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 4 What are Sprites (Spacecraft) and Breakthrough Starshot? [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 5 Ocean Observation Systems [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 6 Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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  • 2 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 3 Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 4 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 5 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 2 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 3 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 4 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    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

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  • 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

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  • 6 Lebong Omani Music Unique to Tripura – Special Focus Art & Culture [ Sci-Tech ]

    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.

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Fast Breeder Reactors now In Indian Power Plants: Everything You Should Know About Reactors [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) carrying out a R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years. A test Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback. Based on this 500MWe Protot

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  • 2 Antibiotics Resistance:Antibiotics in Animal Feed-Overuse of Antibiotics for Growth Promotion [ Env. ]

    US-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP), found samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab found resistant to a range of critical antibiotics.

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image Shows the Examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Smoking E-Cigarettes is Injurious to Health [ Health ]

    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been on the market in the U. S. since 2008. It has gained wider use in recent years. The handheld devices deliver not only addictive and harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with toxic chemicals such as lead, diacetyl and nickel.

    Image of E-Cigarette

    Image of E-Cigarette

    Image of E-Cigarette

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016: UN [ Health ]

    In 2016, 19.5 million of the 36.7 million people living with HIV had access to anti-retro viral treatment. AIDS-related deaths fell from 1.9 million in 2005 to one million in 2016. There were 1.8 million new infections, half of 3.5 million in 1997.

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

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  • 2 Flexible and Strong Artificial Silk Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from the University of Cambridge developed super-stretchy and strong artificial (synthetic) spider silk, almost entirely composed of water. The synthetic spider silk mimics properties of spider silk, one of strongest natural materials. It has range of applications from

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  • 3 School of International Biodesign Develops SOHUM:Indigenous Low-Cost Hearing Screening Device [ Sci-Tech ]

    School of International Biodesign (SIB) startup Sohum Innovation Labs India Pvt. Ltd. developed SOHUM, an indigenously developed low-cost hearing screening device for newborns. The Sohum aims to make this battery-operated non-invasive screening device available across the country

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  • 4 3D Printing- 3D-Printed Soft Silicone Heart [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart resembling and functioning like human organ. Not exact replica but can still save lives and serve as an artificial heart while waiting for heart transplant.

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image Shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

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  • 5 ISRO Earns 6.1 Million Euros from 29 Nanosatellite Launches on June 23 [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Indian Space Research Organization’s (Isro+) commercial arm Antrix earned 6.1 million euros from the launch of 29 Nano satellites from 14 + countries on June 23, adding to the 157 million euros it earned from foreign launches in the last four years. While the space agency has

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  • 6 Difference Between Biomethane and Fossil Fuel-India’S First Bio-CNG Bus Developed by Tata Motors [ Env. ]

    India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organized by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

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