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

  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Lego Program and Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for Lego (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    2017 Nobel Prize for Physics paper (discover paper) has 39 Indian authors and scientists. The contributions came from nine institutions- CMI Chennai, ICTS-TIFR Bengaluru, IISER-Kolkata, IISER-Trivandrum, IIT Gandhinagar, IPR Gandhinagar, IUCAA Pune, RRCAT Indore, and TIFR Mumbai

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  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1 Bakhshali Manuscript: How Old is Zero? 500 Years Older Than Previously Believed [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists traced the origins to zero considered as greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics to an ancient Indian text- Bakhshali manuscript. Bakhshali manuscript was housed in the UK since 1902.

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    Image of Bakhshali Manuscript

    Image of Bakhshali Manuscript

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 Cassini- Huygens Space Probe Orbiting Saturn Now Retired [ Science/Technology ]

    The Cassini space probe was deliberately disposed of via a controlled fall into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017, ending its nearly two-decade-long mission. Method of disposal chosen to prevent biological contamination of Saturn’s moons now thought to offer potentially h

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  • 2 Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets Behind the Moon [ Science/Technology ]

    In September 2017, moon will shortly block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury in the sky in an event called a lunar occultation. Occultation occurs when moon passes in front of a celestial object.

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    Image of Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets Behind the Moon

    Image of Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets behind the Moon

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 What are Biosensors? Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders Developed by IITs [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

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  • Sep 20, 2017
  • 1 ICOSIS Unveils Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique [ Science/Technology ]

    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 Mor

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  • Sep 19, 2017
  • 1 Deep Ocean Mission of India [ Science/Technology ]

    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).

    Map of International Seabed Authority

    Map of International Seabed Authority

    Map of International Seabed Authority

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Have Water [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of TRAPPIST-1 System

    Image of TRAPPIST-1 System

    • New study found that hydrogen floating

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  • 2 🌟 Breakthrough Listen Project (Important): Dwarf Galaxy Send 15 Radio Bursts (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Breakthrough Listen Project

    Image of Breakthrough Listen Project

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  • 3 🌟 Locky Ransomware and Xafecopy [ Science/Technology ]

    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 of Average Monthly Mbps of Attacks

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  • Sep 11, 2017
  • 1 PSLV-C39 Flight Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite Unsuccessful [ Science/Technology ]

    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 Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite

    PSLV-C39 Flight Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 Largest Volcanic Region on Earth Under Antarctica [ Science/Technology ]

    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 Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

    Image of Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Editing the Genes of Human Embryos: Moral Issues (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    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 a

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  • 2 🌟 Distribution of Methane Hydrate- Methane Hydrate Under South China Sea Exploited (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    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 methane hydrates.

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

    Image Shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in Orange Color

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

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  • 3 🌟 2014-2017 Achievements in Space Sector (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    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 faring nat

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  • 4 🌟 Food and Seed Irradiations (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    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 fo

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  • 5 🌟 Aadhaar Privacy Issues (Important): mAadhaar App for Aadhaar Data- UIDAI [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

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  • 6 🌟 NASA and Venus – Important Information [ Science/Technology ]

    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 research on aeronautics and aerospace research

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  • 7 🌟 Rustom-II, India’S Combat-Capable, Drone Successfully Completes Maiden Test Flight- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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

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  • 8 🌟 India, Russia Agree to Double the Range of BrahMos Missile- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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 Indian forces coming under enemy fire.

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  • 9 🌟 India’S First Solar Storage Power Plant of India at Andaman- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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) capacity at Port Blair under th

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Urja Ganga Launched in Varanasi - Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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 residents of the eastern r

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  • 2 🌟 Porbandar-Wansjaliya, Okha-Kanalus Sections of Gujarat Become Green Train Corridors- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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 of the Swachh

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  • 3 🌟 Rajasthan: First State to Adopt LED Street Lights in All ULBs- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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 the state.

    Location of Rajasthan

    Location of Rajasthan

    Location of Rajasthan

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  • 4 ISRO, NASA for 2021 NISAR Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    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 envi

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  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1 Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System Developed by All-Women Team of IIT Delhi Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

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  • 2 IISc Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Sensitive CO Sensor [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 NSDC and Google India Launches Mobile App Development Program [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

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  • 2 ISRO Developing Hyperspectral Imaging Earth Observation Satellite [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

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    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

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  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Bionic Leaf: Bacteria Can Convert Solar Energy to Liquid Fuel [ Science/Technology ]

    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 convert carbon dioxide plus

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