Science & Technology: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 NASA’S Parker Solar Probe Completes 1stVenus Flyby of Venus [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has successfully completed flyby of Venus at distance of abt 2,415 kms during its 1st gravity assist from planet. These gravity assists will help spacecraft tighten its orbit closer to Sun over course of mission.

    Spacecraft in future will be carrying 6

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  • 2 NASA to Launch Space Laser to Measure Earth’S Polar Ice [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    NASA is preparing to launch its $1 billion (abt Rs. 7,210 cr. ) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover true depth of melting of Earth’s ice sheets. Satellite mission, called ICESat-2 should provide more precise information on how these frozen surfaces are being affect

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Civil Aviation Ministry Releases Policy on Biometric Based Digital Processing of Pass. at Airports [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has released policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called Digi Yatra. Initiative seeks to promote paperless & hassle-free air travel.

    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

    Image of Civil Aviation Ministry Releases the Policy

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  • 2 Petroleum Minister Laun. SATAT Initiative to Promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an Alternative [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) aimed at providing sustainable alternative towards affordable transportation.

    • Initiative was launched with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs i. e. IOC, BPCL, and

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Foundation stone for 2nd Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited being set up at Baulsingha village, Bhatli Tehsil, Bargarh ditrict, Odisha was laid by Governor of Odisha.

    Map of Baulasingha village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

    Map of Baulasingha Village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

    Map of Baulasingha village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 Train 18 Nears Completion – How Indian Railways’ First Engine-Less Train is Being Made [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Train 18- India’s 1st engine-less train for inter-city travel established under the PM’s “Make in India” scheme will be able to reach speeds of 160 kmph & will boast of an underslung force system. It has cool high-class exterior & plush interiors that would offer an experience di

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  • Nov 2, 2018
  • 1 2 Unique Projects Including Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse Project [ Sci-Tech, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Science & Technology ministry inaugurated 2 projects at Sun Dial Park in New Delhi to re-convert wastewater to clean water & contribute in cleanliness drive of Swachh Bharat.

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

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  • 2 Cyclone-30: India’S Biggest Cyclotron Facility Becomes Operational [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    India’s biggest cyclotron facility named Cyclone-30 became operational at Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), which comes under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

    Image of India’s biggest cyclotron facility

    Image of India’s Biggest Cyclotron Facility

    Image of India’s biggest cyclotron facility

    Cyc

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  • Nov 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 28) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    India rises by 13 places in Travels & Tourism Competitive Index 2015 under NDA govt: After remaining stagnant for 7 years under UPA Govt, NDA Govt’s boost to tourism helps improve India’s rankings.

    Image of Competitive Index 2015 under NDA govt

    Image of Competitive Index 2015 under NDA Govt

    Image of Competitive Index 2015 under NDA govt

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  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 1 Finance Minister Launches Web Portal to Grant Loans to MSMEs Within Hour [ Sci-Tech, Eco. ]

    Union Finance Minister launched portal www. psbloansin59minutes. com to enable micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get in- principle approval of loans w/i hour w/o need for branch visit.

    Image of Business Loans

    Image of Business Loans

    Image of Business Loans

    • Web portal will enable in princ

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  • 2 PM Inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and Flags Off UDAN Flight Between Jharsuguda-Raipur Sector [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM inaugurated new airport in Jharsuguda – also known as powerhouse of Odisha. PM flagged off UDAN flight on Jharsuguda-Raipur sector. It is 1st airport in Odisha to provide necessary connectivity to Bhubaneswar, Raipur, & Ranchi under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) -UDAN (Ud

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  • 3 PM Modi Inaugurates Sikkim’S First-Ever Airport [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Geog. ]

    PM inaugurated Sikkim’s 1st-ever airport at Pakyong. Sikkim was only state in India remaining w/o functional airport. Pakyong airport is India’s 100th functional airport & one of country’s 5 highest airports.

    Map of airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

    Map of Airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

    Map of airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is an airport in Leh

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  • 4 Health Ministry Partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to Provide Technology Solution [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has exchanged MoUs w/Tata Trusts & Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening, & management program of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

    Image of Global NCD Targets

    Image of Global NCD Targets

    Image of Global NCD Targets

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  • 5 Successful Flight Test of Prahar [ Sci-Tech, Defense ]

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahar’. It can be launched from road mobile system, which can carry 6 missiles at time.

    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and DigiVaarta [ Sci-Tech, Computers ]

    Digi VAARTA (Vehicle to Accelerate Access and Reach to Transformational Action) is a platform designed to enable Financial and Social inclusion. It is a chat app that provides help to first time users in making a digital payment.

    Image of Digi vaarta chat

    Image of Digi Vaarta Chat

    Image of Digi vaarta chat

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 Finalization of National Artificial Intelligence Mission [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Schemes & Proj., Computers ]

    Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation was constituted on 24th August 2017. Task Force gave its report on 19th January 2018. NITI Aayog has identified 5 sectors that includes healthcare, agriculture, education, infrastructure, & transportat

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 18) [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Dr. Bhakti Yadav: Doctor Dadi - 91 years old Gynecologist who has been treating patients for free for the past 86 years. In 68 years of her career has delivered 1000’s of babies, without any fees in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

    • Physically very weak now due to old age but co

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018 [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Computers ]

    Union Cabinet approved National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) & re-designation of Telecom Commission as “Digital Communications Commission”. It replaces existing National Telecom Policy-2012 to cater to modern needs of digital communications sector of India.

    Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

    Cabinet Approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

    Image of Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 Mancheswar Campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) Bhubaneswar [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship inaugurated 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus, Bhubaneswar.

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus

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  • 2 Apsara – U Reactor Becomes Operational at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay has recommissioned India’s oldest nuclear research reactor named ‘Apsara’, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for repair. Refurbished version of this reactor is named as ‘Apsara-upgraded’ (Apsara-U) & has double capacity compared

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  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog, Intel & TIFR Collaborate to Set Up a Model Inter. Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Computers ]

    NITI Aayog, Intel, & Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) are collaborating to set up Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) in Bengaluru.

    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

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  • 2 Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Launches National Scholarship Portal App [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Scholarships ]

    Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has launched country’s 1st National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (NSP Mobile App) to provide smooth, accessible & hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor & weaker sections.

    Image of National Portal Opened

    Image of National Portal Opened

    Image of National Portal Opened

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj. ]

    CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) received order of more than Rs. 100 cr. for delivering critical composite airframe components to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for LCA-Tejas Full Operational Capability (FOC) standard aircraft.

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

    Image of CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas

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  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 Making of Green Propellant: Indian Space Research Organisation [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in development of environment-friendly propellant to power satellites & spacecraft. New propellant is blend based on hydroxyl ammonium nitrate (HAN).

    Image of A Greener Alternative

    Image of A Greener Alternative

    Image of A Greener Alternative

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  • Oct 8, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India Based Neutrino Observatory (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Space and ISRO ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu. Neutrinos hold key to several imp. & fundamental questions on origin of Universe & energy production in st

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  • 2 Observatory for Gravitational Waves Study [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Space and ISRO ]

    Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host India wing of ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.

    Image of LIGO interferometer

    Image of LIGO Interferometer

    Image of LIGO interferometer

    Background

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  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 International Team of Scientists Including 18 Indian Scientists Decode Complex.. (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Team of international researchers including 18 Indian scientists for 1st time has decoded wheat genome. In this research, DNA sequence of bread wheat was successfully ordered. It represents highest quality genome sequence generated to date for such wheat variety.

    Interl. Team of Scientists Including 18 Indian Scientists

    Interl. Team of Scientists Including 18 Indian Scientists

    Image of International Team of Scientists Including 18 Indian Scientists

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Umbrella Scheme “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Geog. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved implementation of umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling, and Science (O-SMART) ’ during 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20 at overall cost of Rs. 1623 cr.

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    Image of 0-SMART Benefits

    Image of 0-SMART Benefits

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  • 2 NCCCM: Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water [ Sci-Tech, Health, Env. ]

    National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), has developed visual detection kits for detection of Fluoride, Chromium (VI) & Iron. Technology is introduced in country thru. technology transfers to private entrepreneurs.

    Image of Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water

    Image of Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water

    Image of Technology for Detecting Contamination in Water

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  • 3 CSIR’S New Patented Clot Buster, PEGylated Streptokinase Set to Revolutionize Treatment of Strokes [ Sci-Tech ]

    New Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase - Novel Biological Entity developed by CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionize treatment of ischemic strokes.

    Image of CSIR’s New Patented Clot Buster

    Image of CSIR’s New Patented Clot Buster

    Image of CSIR’s New Patented Clot Buster

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov Jointly Launch ‘Innovate India Platform’ [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission & MyGov platform jointly launched ‘#InnovateIndia Platform’, collaboration b/w both platforms. #InnovateIndia was launched by R Ramanan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission & Arvind Gupta, CEO of MyGov.

    Image of objectives of AIM

    Image of Objectives of AIM

    Image of objectives of AIM

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Technology Challenge to Eliminate Human Entry into Septic Tanks [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched ‘Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems & Septic Tanks’ to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers & septic tanks.

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

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  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 1 Scientists Found 240-Million-Year-Old ‘Mother of All Lizards’ [ Sci-Tech ]

    Fossil hundreds of millions of years old was recently identified as “mother of all lizards”. Ancient lizard was direct ancestor of approx. 10,000 species alive today that have inhabited planet for more than 240 million years. Megachirella fossil was found in Alps in northern Ital

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