Science & Technology: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Launches Samwad with Students [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1,2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space scien

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 ISRO’S GSLV-F11/Gsat-7A Mission Successful, Satellite Meant for Military Applications [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The “Indian Angry Bird”, a communications satellite, meant for the exclusive use of the Indian Air Force, took off from the Launchpad of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was placed in orbit.

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    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    Image Of Indian Angry Bird

    The Working of GSLV-7A

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  • 2 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

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    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

    Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 Pain-Free Alternative for Diabetics: No More Finger Pricking to Check Glucose! [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetics for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily – as per a study published in the Nature journal.

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    Image Of Fully Inkjet-Printed

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  • 2 🌟 NASA’S New Horizons Spacecraft is on Target for a Close Pass of Kuiper Belt [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    After a record-setting course-correction, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on target for a close pass of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, coming within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) at 12: 33 a. m. EST on Jan. 1.

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    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

    Image Of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

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  • 3 🌟 Promotion of Electric Mobility [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 by inserting the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2015 for amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVRs) to include specifications regarding manufacture, operation, registration, permit ex

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  • Mar 14, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of Space Technology Park and Museums [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The ISRO has plans to set up Space Galleries in various locations in India. The Gallery will consist of interactive methods/models describing the principles of Space science and technology.

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    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Image of ISRO Space Galleries

    Space Galleries

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 106th Session of Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Prime Minister delivered the inaugural address at the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress. Theme of the event this year - ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ Reflecting on the theme of the event this year the Prime Minister said that India’s true strength will be

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Efficient Transportation of Coal: Rapid Loading System and Other Projects [ Science/Technology, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to ensure faster evacuation of coal, Rapid Loading System (RLS) is being introduced in coal companies (like CIL, SCCL) at different loading points, where coal loading is more than 1 million tonne (MT) from any mine to minimize the loading time and enhance dispatch with

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  • 2 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab. [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister inaugurated the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar (January 3), an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country.

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    Map Of Jalandhar

    • The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 First of the Kind: “Drone Olympics” Event at Aero India - 2019 [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Raksha Mantri launched a newly designed web page for ‘Drone Olympics’, scheduled to be held at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The web page is open for registration of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India. It wi

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative: Gaganyaan Has Been Approved [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the Gaganyaan Programme with demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a maximum of seven days.

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    Image Of Going Into Flight Details

    Image Of Going Into Flight Details

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 Progress on Gorakhpur Atomic Power Plant [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Presently excavation is in progress in Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) Units -1 & 2 (2X700 MW) at an advanced stage. Orders have been placed for long delivery equipment like End shields and Steam Generators.

    Map Of Gorakhpur Haryana

    Map Of Gorakhpur Haryana

    Map Of Gorakhpur Haryana

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 RBI Appoints Nandan Nilekani as Chairman of Digital Payments Panel [ Science/Technology, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, as the chairman of a five-member high-level committee that will work towards deepening digital payments in India.

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    Image Of Payments India

    Image Of Payments India

    The five-member panel on d

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  • Feb 9, 2019
  • 1 Government Plans to Make All Meters Smart Prepaid in 3 Years [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central government planning to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, an official statement said. The Power Ministry has decided to make all meters smart prepaid in three years beginning April 1,2019.

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    Image Of Communication Hub

    Image Of Communication Hub

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Reusable Rocket Technology [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is working on reusable technology for reducing the cost of access to space including the development of a winged body unmanned reusable launch vehicle (RLV) for launching payloads into low earth orbits.

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    Image Of Launching Payloads Earth

    Image Of Launching Payloads Earth

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 CSIR to Establish a High-End Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Education, Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Research Laboratory CSIR-IMTECH (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology) announced a new partnership w/Merck, a leading German Science & Technology Company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandiga

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 Technology and Financial Innovation to Drive the Ganga Cleaning Mission [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Water Impact Summit-2018 was held in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) & Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies (cGanga).

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    Image of Ganga Cleaning Mission

    Image of Ganga Cleaning Mission

    Key Facts of Ganga Cleanin

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  • 2 🌟 What is Embryo Transfer Technology? What is Pashuhaat Portal? [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-Pashuhaat Portal is playing an important role in connecting farmers & breeders to trade in disease-free germplasm; an app is being created & integrated w/UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). Embryo Transfer Technology gives better exploitation of female ge

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 Interstellar Object Oumuamua May Be ‘Alien Probe’ [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua could be “light-sail” created by alien civilization. Unexplained trajectory of object as it travelled thru solar system could be result of it being accelerated by sunlight.

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    Image of Interstellar Object

    Image of Interstellar Object

    • Unclear whethe

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  • 2 🌟 Antarctica is Causing a Global Sea Level Rise [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Scientists are working for over 200 years continuously in Antarctica to find new organisms & data that could reveal Earth’s climate history & signs of climate changes. More than 40 other countries have joined agreement & then research station on continent has grown rapidly.

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    Image of Antarctic Sea Level Rise

    Image of Antarctic sea level rise

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  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 1 World’S Longest Bridge Connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai [ Science/Technology ]

    China inaugurated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, world’s longest sea bridge w/total length of 55 km. New sea bridge will connect east & west sides of Pearl River Delta of South China Sea, connecting 2 Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong & Macau with Zhuhai i. e. mainland

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 MIT Scientists Developed Extremely Micro Robots [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed micro-robot that can be used to monitor oil or gas pipeline or to diagnose disease in human body. Size of this robot is abt 10 micrometres. In addition, scientists have discovered way in which such robot

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 The Ethics of Gene Editing [ Science/Technology, Health, Ethics ]

    World Health Organization is creating working group to study gene editing & complex ethical, social & safety issues procedure raises. Gene-editing system called Crispr-Cas9 or Crispr is simple, cheap & effective.

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    Image of Gene Editing

    Image of Gene editing

    • Panel will help de

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1 PSLV-C43 Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite HysIS and 30 Foreign Satellites [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched country’s 1st advance earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) along w/30 other satellites from 8 countries.

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    Image of Sriharikota Map

    Image of Sriharikota map

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    Image of PSLV - C43

    Image of PSLV - C43

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  • 2 GSAT-11: India’S Heaviest Communication Satellite Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Indian Space Research & Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s heaviest & most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11 into space. It was launched on board of Ariane 5 VA-246 rocket from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana.

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    Image of The GSAT -11

    Image of The GSAT -11

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  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 1 Steel Plant in YSR Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Steel Ministry has reviewed preparation for establishing steel plant in YSR Kadapa dist. of Andhra Pradesh. This project was envisaged under Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.

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    Image Shown Map of The Kadapa

    Image shown Map of The Kadapa

    Draft Report on Steel Plant in YS

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  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 1 ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Now Turn Inanimate Objects into Complex Robots [ Science/Technology ]

    Researchers from Yale University have developed type of skin that allows users to turn inanimate objects into movable things & everyday objects into robots. This type of skin is developed in lab of Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio.

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    Image of Type of Skins

    Image of Type of Skins

    Robot

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  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 1 What is Block Chain? Reliance Receives India’S First LC Payment Via Block Chain [ Science/Technology, Economy, Computers & ICT ]

    HSBC Holdings has executed letter of credit (LC) payment using block chain for export by Reliance Industries to US-based Tricon Energy. Block chain technology offers way for untrusted parties to reach consensus on common digital history.

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    Image of Block Chain Technology

    Image of Block Chain Technology

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems [ Education, Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Union Cabinet has approved launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science & Technology for period of 5 years.

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    Image of The NM-ICPS

    Image of The NM-ICPS

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  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 1 DAC Approved Projects Worth Rs 9,100 Crores [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of equipment for Defence Forces worth Rs. 9,100 cr. Upgraded Akash Weapon System is operationally critical equipment that will provide protection to vital assets.

    This would include:

    Procurement of 2 Regiments of Akash Miss

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  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 1 MNRE Circulates Draft Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) incorporating various guidelines of Turbine Certification Scheme. It is prepared in consultation w/Chennai based National Institute of Wind Energy.

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    Image of Energy In India 2018

    Image of Energy In India 2018

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  • 2 100 Youth with Disabilities from 18 Countries Participating in ’Global IT Challenge -2018 [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Global IT Challenge for Youth w/Disabilities (GITC) 2018 held in New Delhi from 9th to 11th Nov. , 2018. It was co-hosted by Dept. of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (DEPwD) Ministry of Social Justice

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    Image of Disabled in India Data

    Image of disabled in India data

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 Crew of INS Arihant Complete Nuclear Triad [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    India’s 1st indigenous nuclear capable submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its 1st deterrence patrol. Development signifies that underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission w/live nuclear-tipped missiles.

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    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 Indian Navy’S Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) Capability [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Defense, Disaster Management ]

    Indian Navy has inducted its 1st Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) to rescue downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea. It will be based in Mumbai, Maharashtra & enhance Navy’s operational capabilities. 2nd DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam in 2019.

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    Image of Sought After

    Image of Sought After

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  • 2 🌟 CSIR Develops Affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”(Importamt) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    CSIR has developed affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”. Device will go long way in meeting requirements of potable water in rural & urban areas. Smaller unit of Oneer is particularly suitable for homes, street food vendors, & small establishments.

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    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

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  • Dec 16, 2018
  • 1 4th Edition of NITI Lecture Series to Be Held on 22nd Oct. 2018 [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    NITI Aayog is organizing 4th edition of NITI Lecture Series at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 22nd Oct. , 2018. PM will attend 4th edition of NITI Lecture series in which keynote address will be delivered by Jensen Huang, President & Co-Founder, NVIDIA Corporation.

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    Image of NITIL Lecture Series

    Image of NITIL Lecture Series

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  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 1 Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) Key for Implementation of Bharat Net Project [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Broadband Network Limited has played key role in leading successful implementation of BharatNet project for digitally connecting all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in country.

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    Image of Fibre Network

    Image of Fibre Network

    • Objective of project is to facilitate deliv

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  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 1 Institution’S Innovation Council (IIC)’Program of MHRD’S Innovation Cell [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Program of Ministry of HRD Innovation Cell was launched in New Delhi. HRD Ministry has established Innovation cell at AICTE w/purpose to systematically foster culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across country.

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  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 1 Power Minister Inaugurates INSPIRE 2018 [ Science/Technology ]

    2nd edition of International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2018) was launched in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) & World Bank.

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    Image of Efficiency In India

    Image of Efficiency In India

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  • Dec 10, 2018
  • 1 Inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    Ministry of road transport & highways has approved sale of quadricycles for personal use. Ministry notified insertion of ‘Quadricycle’ as ‘non-transport’ vehicle under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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    Image of Ready to Roll And Rock

    Image of Ready to Roll And Rock

    • Quadricycle –vehi

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  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 1 IAF Launches MedWatch Mobile Health App [ Science/Technology, Health, Defense, Computers & ICT ]

    Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘MedWatch’ mobile health app to provide health information to users, including first-aid & other health & nutritional topics. It was launched on 8th Oct on occasion of IAF’s 85th anniversary. It is 1st of its kind mobile health app built by any

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  • 2 🌟 Researchers Develop Web-Based Tool to Monitor Fake News on Social Media (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Web-based tool to monitor spread of fake news on social media platforms is developed by Researchers from University of Michigan in US. Tool uses Platform Health Metric called Iffy Quotient & will supposedly draw data from 2 external entities namely NewsWhip & Media Bias/Fact Chec

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  • 3 🌟 IIT Madras Develops India’S 1st Indigenous Microprocessor (Important) [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s 1st indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors & other components of microprocessor ecosystem.

    Imagr of Microprocessor

    Imagr of Microprocessor

    Imagr of Microprocessor

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian-Origin Sunita Williams to Fly NASA’S First Commercial Flight [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    NASA introduced to world crew of 9 astronauts who will fly on American-made spacecraft to International Space Station (ISS) from US soil for 1st time since space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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    Image of International Space Station

    Image of International Space Station

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  • 2 PM to Interact with IT & Electronic MfG. Professionals to Launch of “Main Nahin Hum” Portal & App [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Computers & ICT ]

    Government has launched ‘Main Nahin Hum’ portal for IT professionals. On this occasion PM will interact w/IT & electronic manufacturing professionals across India. Platform is developed by MyGov.

    Image of launch of CSR platform

    Image of Launch of CSR Platform

    Image of launch of CSR platform

    About ‘Main Nah

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  • Nov 30, 2018
  • 1 China Successfully Tests First Hypersonic Aircraft [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    China successfully tested its 1st cutting-edge hypersonic “waverider” flight vehicle (aircraft) Xingkong-2 (Starry Sky-2). Waverider is flight vehicle that flies in atmosphere & uses shockwaves generated by its own hypersonic flight w/air to glide at high speed.

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    Image of Hypersonic Supersonic Subsonic

    Image of hypersonic supersonic subsonic

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • 1 Thermal Battery Plant Unveiled in Andhra Pradesh [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    World’s first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. Plant aims to create new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications.

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    Image of Thermal Battery Plant Unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Thermal battery plant unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

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  • 2 India Becomes First South Asian Country to Get Access to US Cutting-Edge Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    United States has designated India as Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country that will allow country to buy highly advanced & cutting-edge sensitive technologies from America.

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    Image of India Becomes First South Asian Country

    Image of India becomes first South Asian country

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  • Nov 25, 2018
  • 1 World’S Fastest Man-Made Spinning Object Developed [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have developed world’s fastest rotor, which will help in studying quantum mechanics. Rotor can spin at more than 60 billion revolutions per minute, making it world’s fastest man-made object.

    It is more than 100,000 times faster than high-speed dental drill.

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    Image of World’s Fastest Man-made Spinning Object Developed

    Image of World’s fastest man-made spinning object developed

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  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 NASA’S Parker Solar Probe Completes 1stVenus Flyby of Venus [ Science/Technology, Space/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 [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/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 [ Science/Technology, 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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