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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award in Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) pavilion at 105th Indian Science Congress has been adjudged as Best Design Pavilion. The NHAI had put up an exhibition stall to showcase its projects and other initiatives like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident

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  • 2 Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Vice President of India, said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Association, in Noida, UP.

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4, 27, 014. The share of foreign tourists arriving for medical purpose was 4.85 % in the year 2016.

    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

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  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 1 FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative [ Health ]

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has undertaken several initiatives under the umbrella of ‘Safe and Nutritious Food’ (SNF) for citizen guidance and behavioral change in every sphere at home, school, workplace or eating out, for example.

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

    Image of FSSAI: Safe and Nutritious Food Initiative

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • 2 🌟 Alternate Medicine in India:Fifty Percent Increase Patients’S Seeking Homoeopathic Treat. (Imp.) [ Health ]

    There has been a 50 percent rise in the number of people seeking homeopathy treatment in India in the past five years, the government revealed, saying that it is ‘clinically effective’.

     Image of Homeopathy

    Image of Homeopathy

    Image of Homeopathy

    • Homeopathy is being promoted as it is not only

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia, Allows ‘Living Will’ for Terminally Ill Patients (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Over a decade after NGO Common Clause filed a petition seeking the right for terminally ill patients “to die with dignity, ” India’s Supreme Court has decreed that passive euthanasia is legally valid across the country.

    Image of The world on Euthanasia

    Image of The World on Euthanasia

    Image of The world on Euthanasia

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  • 2 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. What are the New Findings about Jupiter? - The gas giant’s atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. They run deeper into the atmosphere and have lon

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  • 3 Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists during Rice University and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have detected a process to make atomically prosaic gallium that shows guarantee for nanoscale electronics.

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

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  • 4 How is Gold Used in NASA Telescopes: Oscars Statuettes and NASA Now Use Same Gold Coating [ Science/Technology, Awards ]

    NASA telescopes and Oscars trophies have gold coating is made by the same company- Epner Technology uses gold electroplating for NASA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    • The Oscars s

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Aadhaar Data Breach- Aadhaar Security [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    A recent report revealed that access to any Aadhaar holder’s details could be gained, through a mere payment of Rs. 500, via an anonymous service on WhatsApp. As per the report, the payment allowed the person to be designated as an ‘agent’, which in turn granted him access to the

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  • 2 Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon for Audi Lunar Quattro [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon to support a mission by ’PTScientists’ in 2019. The project will last for about 11 days because of massive change in temperature on the moon. Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner.

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

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  • 3 National Science Day 2018 (28th Feb) [ Science/Technology, Important Days ]

    National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist CV Raman and to spread the message about the importance of science in daily life of individuals. On 28 February 1928, Raman led experiments at the IACS with coll

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is NIKSHAY and Active Case Finding? National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2025 is the plan produced by the government of India (GOI). The NSP 2017 – 2025 describes the activities and interventions that the GOI believes would bring about significant change in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality from TB. This

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  • 2 Details on National Centre for Disease Control [ Health, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (previously known as National Institute of Communicable Diseases) is an institute under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was established in July 1963 for research in epidemiology and control of communicable diseases and to r

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • 2 🌟 VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    While stricter norms on industries & chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of pollutants in US & Europe, India is still engaged in twin battle against Industrial pollution and Vehicular pollution.

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Info. & Broadcasting Establishes a Dedicated Web-Portal for Promotion of Audio Visual [ Science/Technology ]

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will establish dedicated web portal to spread information on filming locations & production facilities available in India. Film Facilitation Office is in process of establishing dedicated web portal that will disseminate information on fil

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  • 2 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 3 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • 4 MoU Between ALIMCO & Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, & Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd (APCPL), Jhajjar signed MoU for Rs. 2 cr. for distribution of aids & assistive devices to persons w/disabilities at Charkhi Dadri dist. of

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ International Relations/Organizations, Health, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    India has achieved 1st significant breakthrough in its attempts to export professional services by signing pact w/Singapore that could soon allow Indian nurses to practise in Southeast Asian country.

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

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  • 2 National Technology Day: Technology is Destiny, but Technology Must Also Be Equity [ Science/Technology, Speeches ]

    Emphasising that technology is destiny, President has said, technology must be equity & its fruits must be accessible to all. Following are Key Points of His Speech - Finances & resources must be available to all technologists who wish to turn entrepreneurs & to migrate from lab

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    On 29th March 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-6A communication satellite using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). Satellite is equipped w/S & C band transponders & has mission life of about ten years.

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

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  • Jul 14, 2018
  • 1 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project in Uttarkashi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Govt. officials have laid foundation stone for 60-MW Naitwar Mori hydro project on Tons River in Mori, Uttarkashi dist. of U’Khand. Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2021, in a record period of 48 months.

    Run-of-river Naitwar Mori hydroelectric plant is developed

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog and Google Sign SoI to Help Grow AI Ecosystem in India [ Science/Technology ]

    NITI Aayog & Google signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to enhance growth in artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML) ecosystem in India. SoI was signed on 7th May, 2018. SoI was signed by Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog & Rajan Anandan, Vice President of Google India & So

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Oxytocin- Uses and Misuses: Regulation of Manufacture, Sale and Import of Oxytocin [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    To check misuse of Oxytocin, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted manufacture of Oxytocin formulation for domestic use to public sector and banned import of Oxytocin & its formulations.

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    Image of Oxytocin

    Image of Oxytocin

    • Govt. regulations w/regard to manufac

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 GOBAR-DHAN: Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN to Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To make farmers more self-reliant, central scheme ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) ’ is launched at National level by Union Ministry for Drinking Water & Sanitation & State Govt. of Haryana.

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 MNRE Issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 14th May 2018 issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi. Scheme for new hybrid projects under policy is expected shortly. It aims to reduce variability in renewable power generation & achieve better grid stability.

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

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  • 2 Summary of ISRO Missions to Moon & Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    ISRO is preparing for Chandrayaan-2 in succession to its successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 in 2008. ISRO is all set to land its 1st lunar rover on moon by end of March 2018. CHANDRAYAAN-1: Launched from Sriharikota off East coast of India at estimated cost of USD 83 million.

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