Science & Technology: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2021 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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    • Jul 16, 2020
    •  JNCASR Develops Anti-Microbial Coating [ Science & Technology ]

      JNCASR Develops Anti-Microbial Coating

      • A one-step curable anti-microbial coating has been developed at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) , Bengaluru.
      • A range of microbes including SARS-CoV-2 can be killed when this coating is applied on different sur…

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    • May 12, 2020
    •  Robotic Surgery Facility and Ring Timings for Mobiles, Landlines Fixed by TRAI [ Science & Technology, Economics ]

      Dedicated to the country by the Union Minister of Health. Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) - First Central Government hospital to start this facility for poor patients for free.

      Key Points

      • Advantage of providing minimally invasive surgery.
      • Reduces significantly the morbidity and mortality …

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    • May 5, 2020
    •  107th Indian Science Congress [ Science & Technology ]

      The 107th Indian science Congress was held on January 3 - 7,2020 at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) , Bengaluru. The theme of 107th ISC is “Science and Technology: Rural Development” . The summit witnessed participation of academians, policymakers, scientists, polic…

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    • Apr 24, 2020
    •  Arab Spring 2.0 [ Science & Technology, Economics ]

      Recent protests in Algeria and Sudan. Protesters and militaries are at a stand-off. A possibility that protests could move to other Arab countries as well.

      Arab Spring

      • Refers to a series of uprisings in the countries of the Arab region in 2011.
      • Protests in Tunisia in late 2010.
      • Sprea…

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    • Apr 20, 2020
    •  India in US’s STA-1 List-Import of Dual-Use Tech and Strategic Trade Authorization [ Science & Technology ]

      High-technology dual exports to India has been eased by the US after 1 12 years of negotiations. India has been granted exemption under the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 list.

      India-US Defense Ties

      • The civil nuclear deal was signed between the two countries in 2008.
      • Gaining access…

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    • Apr 11, 2020
    •  New Bacteria Will Help Fight Climate Change and IIT to Set up Research Centre in Data Science [ Science & Technology, Environment, Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      A new species of soil bacteria that is capable of breaking down organic matter has been discovered by researchers at Cornell University.

      • The bacteria can degrade even cancer causing chemicals that are released on burning of coal, gas, oil and refuse.

      Overview

      • Bacterium Paraburkholde…

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    • Mar 19, 2020
    •  BOLD-QIT, INS Arihant and Digital Sky Platform [ Science & Technology ]

      BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) . Under CIBMS (Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system) . On India-Bangladesh border in Assam will be launched soon. Project to install technical systems under the CIBMS.

      • Enables Border Security Force …

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    •  Liquid Water Lake in Mars and Unnati: Primary Objectives [ Science & Technology ]

      Expected to facilitate a better understanding on the likely presence of life on Mars. A lake stretching for 20-km. An 11-member Italian team of researchers surveyed the Planum Australe region, or the southern polar plains of Mars. Use of Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ion…

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    • Mar 17, 2020
    •  Research on CMB Radiation and National Supercomputing Mission [ Science & Technology ]

      Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation in Timbaktu village. Weak electromagnetic radiation from the early universe. This radiation comes from the objects that are observed in the universe, like stars or galaxies, it comes from things that are not formed yet.

      Research Signific…

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    • Mar 16, 2020
    •  Achievements of Indians and Indigenisation of Technology [ Science & Technology ]

      Exoplanets are the celestial bodies orbiting stars outside the solar system in clearly defined elliptical paths. Habitability of exo-planets- Mainly based on its distance from its star (the planet should be neither too hot nor too cold) . Indian Scientists have been trying since …

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