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

  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 GOLD and ICON of NASA to Explore the Ionosphere [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA has announced two missions to explore the little-understood area of 96 km above Earth’s surface called Ionosphere. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission was launched in January 2018, and the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched

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  • 2 Pratyush, India’S Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The supercomputer has been named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning Sun.

    Image of Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled

    Image of Pratyush: India’s Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled

    Image of Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys- are Humans Next? Ethical Issues with Human Cloning [ Science/Technology ]

    For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique to create healthy monkeys- earlier the same technique was used to clone Dolly, the sheep. The creation of monkeys by cloning brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

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    Image of Ethics of Cloning

    Image of ethics of cloning

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  • 2 New Fossil Breaks Assumptions on How Human Race Spread- Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa [ Science/Technology ]

    Discovery of prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel and tools suggest that human ancestors left Africa far earlier than previously thought prompting scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate the planet.

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    Image of How Humans Spread from Africa

    Image of how humans spread from africa

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 MeitY Launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative to strengthen cybersecurity ecosystem in India in line with Government’s vision for a ‘Digital India’. It was launched in association with National e-Governance Division

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 CancerSEEK- Detection of Surgically Resectable Cancers with a Multi-Analyte Blood Rest [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A new blood test that can now detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. Cancer SEEK is the name of the blood test, which is used to detect the eight type of cancers in the early stage.

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    Image of Cancer Seek

    Image of cancer seek

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  • 2 What is Super Blue Moon? Observed on January 31 to Mark Last of Trilogy [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The January 31 full moon was special due to three reasons- it was last in a trilogy of “supermoons”, it is about 14 per cent brighter than usual and is the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon”, which happens every two and a half years, on average.

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    Image of Super Blue Blood Moon

    Image of Super blue blood moon

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 Indian Science Congress in Manipur University, Manipur [ Science/Technology, Important Days ]

    Manipur Central University, Imphal will host the prestigious 105th Indian Science Congress from March 18 to 22 this year. The five-day prestigious programme is likely to be attended by 5, 000 to 6, 000 delegates from various parts of India and abroad.

    Map of Manipur Central University location

    Map of Manipur Central University Location

    Map of Manipur Central University location

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  • 2 Use of Bio-Diesel in Railways .What are Bio-Diesel Grades: B5, B10, B20, B50, and B 100? [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Railways has tested the bio-diesel of different feed stock (Jatropha, Mahua, pongamia, waste cotton seed, Fish Oil, Soyabeen oil, Palm stearin etc. ) in the different blending ratio such as B5, B10, B20, B50 and B 100.

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    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered a new species of blind fish named ’Schisturalarketensis’ inside a cave in ‘East Jaintia Hills’ district of Meghalaya. Fish is named after Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

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    Image of Blind Fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

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  • 2 Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi: New Night Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists discovered new species of frog named Mewa Singh’s night frog (Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi) in Kozhikode’s Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala in Western Ghats in small stream running along the Peruvannamuzhi dam. It is latest contribution to spurt in amphibian discoveries

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 Photovoltaic Road Tested in China [ Science/Technology ]

    China successfully tested its first photovoltaic (solar) highway based on home-grown technology in country’s eastern Shandong province and became the second country in the world to construct a photovoltaic highway. The road provides wireless charging systems for electric vehicles

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  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Ash Content in Indian Coal? Difference Between Drift Theory & in-Situ Coal Seam (Important) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Geography ]

    Quality of Coal (ash content in the coal) is one of the important factors, which directly affects the power generation in the thermal power plant. Poor quality of coal or high ash content in coal reduces the efficiency of the steam power plant.

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    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 First Digital Online Oncology Tutorial [ Science/Technology, 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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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? [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin yellow feathers hybrid

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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

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  • 2 Excitonium is the Latest New State of Matter- What are Other States of Matter? [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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

    Table Contain Shows the 5G vs 4g

    Table Contain Shows the 5G vs 4g

    3G VS 4G VS 5G

    3G

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    5G

    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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