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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 India to Assist UAE in Launch of Its First Spacecraft “Hope Probe” [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, the UAE Space Agency and ISRO will work together to launch UAE’s first spacecraft “Hope Probe” by July 2020. The President of UAE announced the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission Project in 2014 itself. UAE

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.

    This ISRO unit is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and ind

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 New Lizard Species Named After Lord Indra [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new lizard species has been found in micro raptor stomach and it has been named after Lord Indra. This lizard represents a new species-Indrasaurus Wangi unlike any previously known. Microraptor is a genus of small, four-winged paravian dinosaurs who would normally eat fish, mam

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 New Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Identified [ Science/Technology ]

    A new species of duck-billed dinosaurs has been identified by the Scientists from US and Spain. This species is believed to have had roamed the Earth around 80 million years ago. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower jaw, shaped like two trowels lay si

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Launch of ET Government Portal [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    The Vice President of India launched ET Government Portal. The adoption of digital technology shall improve the governance and timely delivery of services to citizens. The technology can help in reducing corruption thereby ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of servi

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO h

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 (Questions 11 to 20) Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Download PDF”.

    Q 11. How are the principles foll

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Mangdecchu-Hyrdoelectric Power Plant in Bhutan [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Mangadecchu-Hydroelectric Power Plant project was inaugurated on 02 August 2019 in Bhutan by the Prime Minister of India. This hydroelectric plant is going to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This is a hydroelectric plant with a cost of around Rs. 4500 c

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tri-Netra Technology Trials Conducted [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    As per the railway Minister of India during the Question Hour Session of the Rajya Sabha the Indian Railways is conducting TRI-NETRA for detecting obstructions of track. The previous technologies developed first of all in 2002 - 03 could not prove to be successful in detecting th

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 CARE4U App Launched for Elderly People [ Science/Technology ]

    The students of IIT Kharagpur have developed an application called CARE4U that connect the caregiver to the elderly person. The app would further help in geriatric care. In case the elderly person falls down, the exact location can be tracked using this app. The caregiver is conn

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  • 2 Chandryaan-2 Successfully Launched [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched by GSLV-MkIII-M1 on 22 July 2019 from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Due to a technical snag the previously the launch was aborted. This was India’s second mission after Chandrayaan-1 whi

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Two Exoplanets Found Orbiting Around 8-Billion-Year-Old Red Dwarf [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Astronomers at Calar Alto Observatory have found evidence of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting around The Teegarden’s Star. The instrument used for this purpose was Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Sp

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 Brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Designed [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully finished designing the brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is the largest radio telescope in the world. The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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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 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.

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 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 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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  • 2 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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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 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 cre

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  • 2 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 2 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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  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 2 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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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 2 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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  • 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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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 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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  • 2 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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  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1 Cosmic Ray Lab Reveals High Voltages in Thunderstorm with ‘Muon’ Telescope [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cosmic Ray Laboratory (CRL) of the Tata Institute Fundamental Research (TIFR), located at the Melkavvatti road junction nearby Ooty (Tamil Nadu), made the announcement of its phenomenal discovery on production of unimaginably high voltage in a thunderstorm.

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  • 2 Scientists Looking to Successfully Levitate Objects with Light [ Science/Technology ]

    By creating nanoscale patterns on the object’s surface Scientists have designed a way to levitate and propel objects. This work is a step towards developing a spacecraft that could reach the nearest planet outside of solar system in 20 years, powered and accelerated only by light

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 Vernal Equinox [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun the corresponding instant of time is commonly known as an Equinox. Some of The equinoxes and solstices are caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit. At the equinox, the sun crosses the

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  • 2 Oil Discovery in Krishna Godavari Basin Reported by Vedanta [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Multiple reservoir zones were discovered in the well H2 within the Mesozoic sequence between the depths of 3,310 metres to 4,026 metres with hydrocarbon indications during drilling and downhole logging. The oil and gas operations of Vedanta’s comprise the assets of Cairn India wh

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  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1 Mytilopsis [ Science/Technology ]

    Mytilopsis leucophaeata is a genus of small freshwater false mussels in the family. A family of small freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve molluscs constitutes Dreissenidae. They attach themselves to stones or to any other hard surface using a byssus.

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  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 1 Remote Surgery Conducted by the Chinese Surgeons Using 5G Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a remarkable development in the field of medical science the Doctors in China have conducted 5G Surgery in the Shennongjia forestry district branch of Taihe Hospital. This remote surgery was also broadcasted exclusively to an expert team in Taihe Hospital in the city of Shiyan

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  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 1 Event Horizon Telescope [ Science/Technology ]

    It is a large Telescope array consisting of a global network of radio Telescopes. It combines data from several very long baseline interferometry stations around the Earth. The Event Horizon Telescope project is an international collaboration launched in 2009 after a long period

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  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 1 Artificial Atoms Created for Quantum Computing [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photon, to develop all-optical quantum computing. An artificial atom is an object with discrete energy levels for electrons. Semiconductor quantum dot is example of this.

    Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor particles

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  • 2 Electricity Production Using Falling Snow [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Device has been designed as only a first of its kind 3D Printed Device that can produce electricity from falling snow by the researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) .

    The device is called snow based triboelectric Nano-generator or snow TENG. It generates char

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  • Jun 26, 2019
  • 1 World’S First 3D Printed Heart Unveiled by Israeli Scientists [ Science/Technology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue. Scientists are hopeful that very soon they would be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans along with the patches to regenerate

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  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 1 First Earth Sized Alien World Discovered by NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program. This satellite has been designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

    This Earth Sized Alien World has b

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  • 2 Cassini-Space Research Mission Of NASA Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn’s Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Cassini - Space research mission is a joint space project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites.

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  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 1 Lithium-Ion Batteries Recycling Process Improved by the Researchers [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Introduction: A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery, first proposed by chemist M Stanley Whittingham at Exxon in the 1970s. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for

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  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 1 Deepest Radio Images of the Sun Captured by the Indian Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, the Scientists at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics have captured deepest radio images of the Sun recently revealing magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona which are the energy source for the

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Science/Technology ]

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Science/Technology ]

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  • May 16, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 4) [ Science/Technology ]

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  • May 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Coffee Board Activates Blockchain Based Marketplace in India [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Commerce Secretary on 28th March launched blockchain based coffee e-marketplace at New Delhi. This pilot project will help integrate farmers w/markets in a transparent manner & lead to realisation of fair price for the coffee producer & the blockchain also reduce number of layers

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  • May 13, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Yuvika – Young Scientist Programme [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    ISRO launched a special programme called “Young Scientist Programme” for school children from this year aimed to transmit basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the youngers with the intent of arousing their interest in the areas of Space A

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 India’S Communication Satellite GSAT-31 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours. The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 2: 31 am (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-31 and Saudi Geostat

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Scientists from National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Capture Deepest Radio Images of Sun [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    A team of scientists at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics has lead an international group of researchers to get information of some mysteries. The magnetic fields in the sun’s atmosphere are the energy source for massive explosions & they are not easy to measure.

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