Science & Technology: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Sep 19, 2017
  • [ ]

    डीप (गहरा) स्पेस (अंतरिक्ष) हैबिटैट (वास): -नासा के वैज्ञानिक एक ऐसे डीप स्पेस हैबिटैट (डीएसएच) का निर्माण कर रहें हैं, सिसके जरिये अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों को लंबे समय के लिए अंतरिक्ष में भेजना संभव हो सकता है। यह खगोलीय अन्वेषण… (3270 more words) …

  • Sep 21, 2017
  • [ ]

    Researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) - Bombay and Indore jointly developed a biosensor to detect kidney disorders in less than eight minutes measuring both the pH and urea concentration with a single drop of urine.

    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

    Image of Biosensor… (294 more words) …

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • [ ]

    Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) inaugurated Ocean Forecasting System for Indian Ocean countries Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES) at Port Moresby, Papua… (287 more words) …

  • Sep 19, 2017
  • [ ]

    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launching Deep Ocean Mission for research in ocean science and developing technology to harness ocean resources to Explore India’s 7, 500 km coastline and 2.4 million square km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ).… (281 more words) …

  • Sep 17, 2017
  • [ ]

    Earth-sized planets orbiting ultra-cool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star likely have great amounts of water and might be habitable as found by joint team of European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.

    Image of TRAPPIST-1 System

    Image of TRAPPIST-1 System

    Image of TRAPPIST-1 System

    • New study found… (197 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Breakthrough Listen project detected 15 fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a dwarf galaxy about 3 million light years away from earth with Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia.

    Image of Breakthrough Listen Project

    Image of Breakthrough Listen Project

    Image of Breakthrough Listen Project… (311 more words) …

  • [ ]

    The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued alert Locky ransomware that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them. Advanced malware uses cryptoviral extortion encrypting victim’s files, making them inaccessible.

    Image of Average Monthly Mbps of Attacks

    Image of Average Monthly Mbps of Attacks

    Image… (291 more words) …

  • Sep 11, 2017
  • [ ]

    The forty first flight of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C39), conducted on August 31st 2017 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, was unsuccessful. Now with satellite inside the heat shield resulted in the unsuccessful mission.

    PSLV-C39 Flight Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite

    PSLV-C39 Flight… (266 more words) …

  • Sep 2, 2017
  • [ ]

    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… (217 more words) …

  • Sep 8, 2017
  • [ ]

    Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth two kilometers below the surface ice sheets covering West-Antarctica. Found almost 100 volcanoes with the highest as tall as the Eiger stands at almost 4, 000 m in Switzerland.

    Image of Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

    Image of… (439 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • [ ]

    ISRO and NASA have launched NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite by 2021. Satellite to be most expensive earth-imaging satellite costing around $1.5 billion. Aims to study global… (243 more words) …

  • Sep 5, 2017
  • [ ]

    All-women team of researchers from IIT Delhi developed a new drug delivery platform based on nanoparticles with ability to boost the efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level and improve chances of recovery from cancer-related bacterial infections.

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based… (194 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers developed a highly sensitive, low cost miniature nanometre-scale carbon monoxide (CO) sensor for pollution monitoring using novel fabrication technique not involving costly lithography technology.

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow… (186 more words) …

  • Sep 4, 2017
  • [ ]

    The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India jointly launched Android Skill Development program for improving mobile developer ecosystem. NSDC’s partners will design and deliver 100-hour course outside the formal education system.

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps… (191 more words) …

  • [ ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is launching a full-fledged Earth observation (EO) Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS). ISRO’s HySIS satellite can observe 55 spectral or colour bands from 630 km above ground.

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

    Image of Hyperspectral… (198 more words) …

  • Sep 1, 2017
  • [ ]

    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 Km.

    Indian Global Positioning System

    Indian Global Positioning… (331 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2017
  • [ ]

    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: Driverless cars similar to pod… (357 more words) …

  • Aug 24, 2017
  • [ ]

    सरस्वती खोज: -भारतीय अंतरिक्ष वैज्ञानिकों के एक दल ने आकाशगंगाओं का एक बहुत बड़ा समूह (सुपरक्लस्टर) खोजा है जिसका आकार अरबों सूर्यों के बराबर है। इसका नाम सरस्वती रखा गया है। पुणे स्थित ’इंटर यूनिवर्सिटी (विश्वविद्यालय) सेंटर (केन्द्र) फॉर… (1244 more words) …

  • [ ]

    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… (102 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • [ ]

    Oregon Health and Science University scientists’ successfully edited genes of human embryos correcting defective DNA that can cause inherited diseases. They used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to alter single-cell human embryos allowing specific sections of DNA to be altered… (528 more words) …

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • [ ]

    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… (312 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • [ ]

    China was successfully in producing natural gas from methane hydrate in the South China Sea (SCS) - total of 309, 000 cubic meters of natural gas was produced from gas hydrate in 60 days. India also has rich deposits of… (202 more words) …

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • [ ]

    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… (232 more words) …

  • [ ]

    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… (293 more words) …

  • [ ]

    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… (209 more words) …

  • [ ]

    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… (161 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • [ ]

    During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. India is in top six space… (356 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Radiation in agriculture is used for developing improved varieties of seeds increasing the GDP of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is using radiation-induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding to develop several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice, and jute… (176 more words) …

  • [ ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’- mobile app for syncing Aadhaar data. Allows users to carry Aadhaar information including number, name, date of birth, gender, and address on smartphones.

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of… (424 more words) …

  • [ ]

    वजन: -अधिकतर लोगो के सामने केविन हाल सोचते थे के लोगो के मोटे होने के कारण एकदम सामन्य है। वे पूछते थे, मोटे लोग कम खाते और अधिक एक्सरसाइज (व्यायाम करना) क्यों नहीं करते हैं। भौतिकशास्त्री हाल जितनी कैलोरी… (1814 more words) …

  • [ ]

    What is NASA? : NASA stand for National Aeronautics and Space Administration It has been an independent agency of the executive branch of the United Nations Federal Government. It does the work of the space programme and it does its… (208 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Rustam-II is the two-tonner indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform, aka TAPAS 201 developed by defense and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).During the test, TAPAS 201 accomplished the main objectives flying, such as take-off, bank, level flight and landing among others.… (152 more words) …

  • [ ]

    The Brahmos missile jointly developed by India and Russia is the deadliest cruise missile in the world- supersonic speed with deadly accuracy and ability to hit targets 290 km away. Missile can be fired from a standoff range without the… (177 more words) …

  • [ ]

    First city-scale battery Solar Storage Power Plant of India is going to be setup at Andaman- well known for its fabulous beaches.NTPC, the largest power generation utility of India will construct two solar storage plants with total 25 mw (megawatt)… (398 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He also launched other schemes worth of Rs 5000 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency. Gas pipeline would provide piped cooking fuel to… (187 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
  • [ ]

    Union Ministry of Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors. All trains passing on these 175-km long lines are now equipped with bio-toilets making them waste discharge free zone as part… (258 more words) …

  • [ ]

    Rajasthan is 1st state of India to adopt Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of Central Government in all urban local bodies (ULB) of state. It will begin replacing around 5 lakh conventional street lights with LED street lights across… (255 more words) …