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

  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 First Digital Online Oncology Tutorial [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    The first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry was launched as part of a national program to be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.

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    Image of Oncology in India Stats

    Image of oncology in India stats

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  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 1 Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project [ Sci-Tech ]

    China launched remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite launch centre in the southwest Sichuan province. This launch was the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project. The launch is the 260th mission of the Long March rocket family.

    Launches remote sensing satellites of Yaogan-30 project

    Launches Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project

    Launches remote sensing satellites of Yaogan-30 project

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 What is the FAME India Scheme? [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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    Image of FAME India Scheme

    Image of FAME India scheme

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 Inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project was officially launched on 27th Dec 2017 for providing affordable high-speed internet service to every household in the state at a nominal rate. Fibre Grid project also termed as Triple Play2 Services envisages to provide internet, television and

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  • Jan 21, 2018
  • 1 What Makes Golden-Crowned Manakin Special? Scientists Discover First Hybrid Bird [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have discovered the first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest - a golden-crowned manakin with yellow feathers. Such hybrid species among vertebrates are exceedingly rare.

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    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin Yellow Feathers Hybrid

    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin yellow feathers hybrid

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 Exoplanets Discovered Through AI [ Sci-Tech ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of two new exoplanets, Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g using a deep learning neural network — an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that mimics the workings of a human brain. This was first time AI was used for

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 First NIC-CERT Launched by MeitY to Prevent, Predict Cyberattacks on Government Utilities [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities.

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    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    NIC-CERT

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  • 2 Excitonium is the Latest New State of Matter- What are Other States of Matter? [ Sci-Tech ]

    Physicists from University of Illinois discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was theorized almost 50 years ago. Term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin.

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    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on Mars [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA satellites have been observing new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely seen rapid geological processes, which could model the mysterious terrain of Mars.

     Map of Hunga Tonga

    Map of Hunga Tonga

    Map of Hunga Tonga

    New volcan

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 Rajasthan First State with Hindi E-Mail IDs [ Sci-Tech ]

    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 What are Hackathons and an Appathons?- GCCS 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.

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    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 INS Sarvekshak to Carry Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy in Dar-Es-Salaam [ Sci-Tech ]

    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

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    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT) Discuss Building Trust in Digital Economy [ Sci-Tech ]

    First ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Open Conference was held in India in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. Indian Compute Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) received the host country award from the APCERT, handed over by Japan CERT (JPCERT).

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    Image of Circles of Trust

    Image of Circles of Trust

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 2) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 1) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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  • Nov 1, 2017
  • 1 India Joins 5G Ecosystem and First Ever India Mobile Congress 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    More than 100 leading global companies are expected to participate in India’s first ever Mobile Congress 2017 organized from 27thSeptember to 29th September 2017. Led by Department of Telecom as the nodal ministry

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    Table Contain Shows the 5G vs 4g

    3G VS 4G VS 5G

    3G

    4G

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    Deployment

    2004 - 05

    2006 - 10

    BY2020

    Bandwidth

    2mbps

    200mbps

    > 1gbps

    Technology

    Broadband with/CDMA/IP technology

    Unified IP and seamless combination of LAN/WAN/WLAN/PAN

    4G + WWWW

    Service

    Integrated high-quality audio, video and data

    Dynamic information access, variable

    Dynamic information access, variable devices with all capabilities

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  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Lego Program and Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for Lego (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • Oct 5, 2017
  • 1 नीली मछली चुनौती खेल (Blue Whale Challenge Game - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मोबाइल (गतिशील) पर खेले जाने वाले ’ब्लू व्हेल चैलेंज गेम’ से दुनिया भर में दहशत है। इस गेम के भंवर में बच्चे फंस रहे हैं और समाज ही नहीं सरकारें और अदालते भी इस गेम के दुष्प्रभावों से चिंतित है। मद्रास हाईकोर्ट (उच्च न्यायालय) ने इसका तोड़ निकालने व इस पर रोक लगाने

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  • Oct 3, 2017
  • 1 खोज (Discovery - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    जीरो की खोज: -हम सभी जानते हैं कि ’जीरो’ की खोज भारत ने की थी। अब इस पर पश्चिम ने भी मुहर लगा दी है। जीरो के इस्तेमाल के बारे में पहली बार कार्बन डेटिंग के जरिए पता लगाया गया है। ऑक्सफोर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी ने एक भारतीय किताब में दर्ज कार्बन डेटिंग से साबित किया है कि तीसरी या चौथी सद

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  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1 Bakhshali Manuscript: How Old is Zero? 500 Years Older Than Previously Believed [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

    • Bakhshal

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 Cassini- Huygens Space Probe Orbiting Saturn Now Retired [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 अंतरिक्ष और खोज (Space and Discovery - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 के लिहाज से भी अहम पड़ाव साबित हो सकता है। फिलहाल नासा क

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  • 2 Deep Ocean Mission of India [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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) [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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.

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    Image of Average Monthly Mbps of Attacks

    Image of Average Monthly Mbps of Attacks

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