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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Environment Ministry, Teri & UNEP Strategize the Roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the World [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs by highlighting importance of sustainable smart cities. By 2050, India’s population is expected to grow to 1.7 billion, adding further pressure on country’s u

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  • 2 ‘Catastrophic’ Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef During 2016 Heatwave [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered “catastrophic die-off” of coral during extended heatwave in 2016, threatening broader range of reef life than previously feared. Scientists have recorded worst mass coral bleaching event on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

    Image of Threats to Coral Reefs Climate Change

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

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  • 3 🌟 Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018 Approved (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Bills, Disaster Management ]

    Union Cabinet approved proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in Parliament on 13th June, 2018 after wide consultation w/leading Indian experts & international experts.

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 “Methanol Economy” NITI Aayog Working on Road Map on World Environment Day, 2018 (Important) [ Economy, Environment/Ecology ]

    NITI Aayog is working on roadmap for full-scale implementation of methanol economy in country in near future, which would curb pollution, & reduce India’s dependence on oil imports as well.

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Uses and Advantages of Methanol

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 ‘Auxiliary Production Unit & Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre’ Planned at Nawada, Faridabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Foundation of stone of “Auxiliary Production Unit & State-of-the-Art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre” was laid at village Nawada, Tigaon (Ballabhgarh), Faridabad, Haryana. This centre will reinforce capacity of Corporation, offer other rehabilitation services such as limbs fittin

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Scientists Discover a New Human Organ ‘Interstitium’ (Important) [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have discovered new organ ‘Interstitium’ in human body, discovery that could help scientists understand spread of cancer within body. Findings of study were published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal on 27th March, 2018.

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi- Danger of Filariasis & Encephalitis [ Health ]

    Inefficiency of civic agencies in keeping Delhi’s drains unclogged has left city in grip of mosquito menace with repellents failing to scare or kill them. These are Culex mosquitoes that don’t cause dengue or malaria.

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

    Image of Culex Mosquitoes Harming Delhi

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  • 2 Strange Antarctic Phenomenon Has Cold Water Floating on Warm [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Iceberg chunks breaking off floating ice shelves proves melting- considered main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. New research reveals disconcerting finding that is invisible to naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

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  • 3 Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone’S Magma Transition Zone [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Computer models helped researchers simulate conditions beneath Yellowstone, North America’s largest super volcano, allowing them to discover zone that controls movement of magma that flows out from Earth’s mantle during eruption.

    Image of Yellowstone's Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

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  • 4 UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles [ Environment/Ecology ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities & higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles & bags on their campuses.

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    Image of Beat Plastic Pollution

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    • Directive by commission come

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 Volcanic Thunder Recorded for the First Time [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When volcanoes erupt, they often do so thunderously. But until recently, scientists are unable to distinguish sounds of eruption from sounds of volcanic thunder. Only by cross checking map of volcanic lightning were they able to distinguish what on recording was volcanic thunder.

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  • 2 What is Nipah Virus? Know Its Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Prevention [ Health ]

    Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths of 8 people because of unidentified viral attack. Out of these, 3 were reported to be caused by Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode over last 2 weeks.

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala's coastal city Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s Coastal City Kozhikode

    Map of Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kerala’s coastal city Kozhikode

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Researchers have discovered & confirmed 840 small worlds in distant, hard-to-reach area beyond Neptune. This is single largest finding of planets ever made & increases number of distant planets around sun by 50%.

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

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  • 2 India’S Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long Hindon Elevated Road [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Primary objectivity of the road was to ease traffic movement from Ghaziabad to New Delhi & vice versa. Hindon Elevated Road Project is being India’s longest elevated road reducing hour-long journey to just 18 minutes.

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

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  • 3 What is Iridium Messaging? Network Gets Boost from SpaceX [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    10 more satellites for Iridium’s commercial communications network flew into orbit Friday aboard Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, raising total number of upgraded Iridium spacecraft launched to 50 & clearing way for lift-off of SpaceX supply ship Mond

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 World Bank Approves Rs. 6,000 Crore Atal Bhujal Yojana [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology ]

    World Bank has approved Water Resources & River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 cr. worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. Scheme will be implemented over period of 5 years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 w/assistance from World Bank.

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

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  • 2 DARKNESS: World’S Largest Superconducting Camera Can Spot Nearby Exoplanets [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have developed world’s largest superconducting camera that can spot planets around stars near our solar system. Distinguishing that planet’s light from its star can be problematic.

    Image of DARKNESS: World's Largest Superconducting Camera

    Image of DARKNESS: World’s Largest Superconducting Camera

    Image of DARKNESS: World’s Largest Superconducting Camera

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  • 3 🌟 DNA Computers Can Grow Itself- Store More and Be Faster Then Conventional Computers (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Scientists have designed new, super-fast computer made of DNA molecules that grows as it computes & can outperform all standard systems in solving practical problems. Researchers from University of Manchester showed feasibility of engineering universal turing machine (UTM) - comp

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  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union government exchanged MoU w/health ministers from 20 states, towards launch of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). Initiative will change landscape of healthcare in country.

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

    Image of 20 States Sign MoU for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

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  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 1 Zoological Society of London’S (EDGE):Genital-Breathing ’Punk Turtle’ Joins Endangered Species List [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Australian river turtle w/bright green ‘hair’, spikes under its chin & ability to breathe thru its genitals is featured on new list of endangered reptiles. Mary River turtle, native to Australian state of Queensland, is placed at 30th on Zoological Society of London’s Evolutionar

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  • 2 First AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Now Approved [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    FDA (Federal Drug Agency) permitted marketing of IDx-DR for detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults, 1st medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) in this setting. Clinical trial included 900 patients w/diabetes from 10 primary care sites across U. S.

    Image of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Image of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Image of Diabetic Retinopathy

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Launch Composite Water Management Index [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    NITI Aayog announced to launch Composite Water Management Index w/aim to achieve objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Composite Water Management Index will be useful tool to assess & improve performance in efficient management of water resources.

    Image of Water Management Index

    Image of Water Management Index

    Image of Water Management Index

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  • 2 Bengaluru Water Scarcity [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Bengaluru is one of 10 metropolitan cities besides Cape Town that is fast moving towards ‘Day Zero’ - situation when taps start running dry. Analysis by Down To Earth, magazine published by green think-tank Centre for Science & Environment, showed that at least 200 cities globall

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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Third Partners Meeting of the Global Peatlands Initiative: Brazzaville Declaration Signed (Imp.) [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Brazzaville declaration was singed to promote better management and conservation world’s largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin from unregulated land use and prevent its drainage and degradation.

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh to Bring Technology to Remote Corners [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Andhra Pradesh Government launched multi-utility vehicle NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels to bring technology to remote corners. It was launched at State Secretariat in capital Amaravathi by State’s Chief Minister.

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

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  • 2 Lyrid 2018 Meteor Shower on April 22 [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Lyrid 2018 meteor shower put on a good show this year due to dark, moonless skies during the peak. The Lyrids, which peak during late April, are one of the oldest known meteor showers. The Lyrid meteor shower indicates the start of the meteor shower calendar.

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

    Image of Meteor Shower Calendar For 2018

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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    The newly discovered ‘positive feedback loop’ results in deeper waters retaining their temperature, while hastening the process of glacial melt, which could have a negative effect on the world’s sea levels.

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Highlights:

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  • 2 IMD Forecasts a Normal Monsoon in 2018L Impact of El-Nino and IOD [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Rainfall would be 97 % of the 50-year average with a 56 % probability that rains would be normal to excess, the India Meteorological Department said in its first stage long range forecast.

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The Monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Normal monsoon could be a

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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Atomic clocks on 1st satellite IRNSS-1A of NAVIC is indigenously built satellite system. It will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. Minimum 4 working satellites were sufficient for proper functioning of navigation system.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1 BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

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