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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 MoU for Joint Collaboration on Cancer Research Signed Between DBT and DAE [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supporting a joint collaborative research programmes in area of Cancer was signed by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Atmoic Energy.

    The DAE is represented by its Tata Memoria

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 Auto-Immune Diseases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A condition in which one own immune system mistakenly attacks one’s body. The immune system acts as a guard against germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. In other words the immune system protects our body from disease causing organisms by releasing antibodies to counter it.

    I

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 The Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Papua New Guinea has the most active volcanoes in the South West Pacific. The Ulawun Volcano being one of the world’s most hazardous erupted on 26th June 2019. Earlier in the month of June 2019 two massive volcanic eruptions took place in Papua New Guinea

    A massive spewing lava h

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  • 2 The physical and chemical nature of ancient plasterwork decoded [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras’s Researchers have uncovered the microstructure of the binding materials used in plasterwork during the Mughal period in between 13th to 16th century. Ornamentation done on interior or exterior wall structure or along ceilings and walls is known as Plasterwork.

    Monume

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 Plastic Cleaning Mushrooms [ Environment/Ecology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology, the Scientists have developed such mushrooms that can eat plastics. These mushrooms are capable of living without oxygen and can flourish even at the bottom of a landfill for instance.

    These mushrooms could be used to

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  • 2 India’S First Braille Laptop for Visually Impaired Developed [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    IIT-Delhi has developed India’s first Braille laptop named ‘Dot Book’ for visually impaired persons. Laptop was developed on the basis of multiple user trials taking care of preferences and needs of the use community.

    This affordable device will help to provide equal opportuniti

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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 Famous Space Landers to Explore the Moon’S Mysteries [ Science/Technology ]

    Luna 9: -internal designation Ye-6 No. 13, was unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme. This was the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon and send images to Earth. This spacecraft was launched by the S. P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation on

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  • 2 North - East National Gas Grid [ Science/Technology ]

    To transport natural gas among north eastern states and West Bengal a 9000 crore rupees gas-grid project has been approved by the Union petroleum and Natural Gas minister in March 2019. There is an abundant amount of natural gas available in Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 Robots Can Check Pipelines for Leakage [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras has developed a robot to check pipelines for leaks and other faults named Endobot. This robot is to be marketed by an IIT Madras incubated startup, Salinas Integrity. According to Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation in IIT Madras since water pipes typically have an in

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  • 2 India’S Rare Life-Sized Stucco Sculpture Unearthed in Telangana [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian archaeologists unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet, Telangana. This is biggest stucco sculpture found in India till date. As per archaeologists, life-size figurine represents a Bodhisattva in Jathaka Chakra. It was cr

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  • 3 Air Conditioning is the World’S Next Big Threat [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Air conditioning has played a significant role in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades by letting people work even in extreme hot conditions. According to the International Energy Agency because of the combination of population growth, rising incomes,

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 NASA’S Dragonfly to Explore Saturn’S Moon for Origins and Signs of Life [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics for Space Administration announced to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life in 2020 to explore the unique and richly organic World Titan. Mission aims to reveal clues to how life may have arisen

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  • 2 International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Across the Country [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 celebrations focuses on biodiv

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  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 1 Launch of ‘Cloud-Proof’ Earth Observation Spy Satellite RISAT-2B [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched an earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B on 22 May 2019. This spy satellite can take high resolution images of the earth during day and night. The satellite can work under cloudy conditions to keep an eye on terror camps a

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 Kerala Assembly to Digitize All Its Records Under Its E-Vidhan Initiative [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Kerala Legislative Assembly recently announced initiative to digitize all its records and proceedings under its ambitious project called E-Vidhan which enables state legislature to go fully digital and completely paperless.

    Aim is to digitize and make their functioning paper

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  • 2 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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  • 3 Stubble Burning Issue & Supreme Court’S Observations [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, like paddy, wheat, etc. , after harvesting is known as Stubble burning. The practice was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use.

    Farmers in the neighboring states Har

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  • 4 First Plane to Fly Through Venus [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Science & Technology a Virginia-based Global Aerospace company is planning to build a plane that will fly through Venus’s atmosphere in 2021.

    Project would see the plane cruise through sulfurous skies of Venus for years, sampling the

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  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1 Union Cabinet Clears New Initiative to Control FMD & Brucellosis [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Cabinet approved new initiative which will help in controlling Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers including improvement in the health of animals.

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Six U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Be Set Up in India [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In order to boost the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation at the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security an agreement was signed between India and US. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary of India and the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and interna

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  • 2 Units of Measurement of Kilogram,Kelvin,Mole and Ampere Redefined [ Science/Technology ]

    Representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world’s definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, which i

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  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 1 Superconductivity Discovered to Conduct Electricity Perfectly at the Highest Temperature [ Science/Technology ]

    The Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US studied a class of materials with superconductivity observed at temperatures of about minus 23 degrees Celsius. This record was 50 degrees more than the previous confirmed record. Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly

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  • 2 Novel Molecule Identified to Control Hyper Inflammation [ Science/Technology ]

    A novel small protein has been identified that can effectively control inflammation leading to better treatment outcomes by IIT Kanpur researchers. Inflammation control by molecules that are undergoing clinical trials may not be optimal due to inherent drawbacks.

    The work was do

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Bihar Encephalitis Outbreak [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district has killed more than 60 children below age of 10. Nearly 150 children have died and many more are still under critical condition in a recent outbreak of AES locally known as Chamki Bukhaar.

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  • 2 VELA-Launched as the Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy. It was launched, on 06 May 2019. This event reaffirms the steps taken by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in the ongoing ‘Make in India’ programme, which is be

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Radio Rib Antenna of RITSAT-2B [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit on 22.05. 2019 at 2: 20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed in 7 mi

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  • 2 Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    An awareness campaign named ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ was launched ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22. This campaign was displayed at major airports across India.

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  • 3 The Teenage Climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish school girl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change. She has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian Lawmakers.

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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  • 2 The GOI & IIT-Delhi to Set Up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies.

    This includes implementation of susta

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