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

  • May 14, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project - 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.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 1) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    MedWatch - Indian Air Force launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’, Comprises host of features that will provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel.

    • It acts as a reminder for timely immunization for the children of all Air Warriors, enabling ‘Mi

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 ISRO to Have Humans Working from ‘Igloos’ on the Moon [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    To extend space research, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on building igloo-like habitats on the lunar surface for potential future missions. ISRO plans to build igloos to protect astronauts working in space.

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    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 DRDO Tests Rustom-2 Drone [ Sci-Tech, Defense ]

    Rustome-2, also known as TAPAS-BH-201, is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tested at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

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    Image of Aeronautical Test Range Challakere

    Image of Aeronautical Test Range challakere

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The 41st flight of PSLV (PSLV-C39) that took place on August 31, 2017 with Indian Regional Navigational Satellite (IRNSS-1H weighing 1425 kg) could not reach the designated orbit, is considered as a failure.

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    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

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  • 2 New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A simple DNA screening test called Sema4 Natalis to detect 193 childhood-onset diseases, including epilepsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cancer was developed by a US-based genomic testing company.

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

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  • 3 Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists developed a new system to non-invasively identify the breast cancer patients who would respond to chemotherapy within two weeks of beginning treatment. The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breast

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  • 4 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists based on 20 years of observations and data, have calculated that sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age, said the team of researchers from San Diego.

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    Image of 400 Years of Sunspot Observations

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Prof. Yashpal - Indian scientist, educator and educationist, Known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, Chairman of UGC from 1986 to 1991, Made Marconi Fellow in 1980 for his work at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 1) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Metallic Hydrogen created - Made by applying almost five million atmospheres of pressure to liquid hydrogen, 1st time hydrogen existed in metallic state, Can act as superconductor and revolutionize rocketry.

    NCERT Lectures Study Material for Competitive Exams-Updated for 2018 -

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

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    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

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  • 2 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “Meeting the government’s vision of 100 % electrification of public transport and 40 % of personal mobility by 2030 is a huge challenge”. It is expected that Indian passenger vehicles market would touch around 10 million units annuall

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  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1 SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its payload red Tesla Roadster into orbit finally landing into the ocean. Two of the Falcon Heavy’s rocket cores successfully touched down back on Earth after takeoff.

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

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  • 2 First Chat Based Job Search App ‘Empzilla’ [ All Upd. ]

    Country’s first ever chat-based job search mobile app ‘Empzilla’ has been launched to simplify the communication process between jobs seekers and recruiters. Overcomes existing limitations of employers and job seekers making selection process quick and cost effective.

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    Image of The Hindu, Based on Census 2011

    Image of The Hindu, based on Census 2011

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 IREDA and RUMSL Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of Two Large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 GOLD and ICON of NASA to Explore the Ionosphere [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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 [ Sci-Tech, Computers ]

    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 12, 2018
  • 1 विज्ञान और विश्वास (Science and Faith - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना: - विज्ञान की अवधारणा मानव को एक बेहतर जीवन के लिए अग्रसर करती है। आग जलाने और पहिए के आविष्कार से मानव ने विज्ञान के ककहरे को सीखा, चाहे अनजाने में ही। तब से वर्तमान तक मानव विज्ञान के सिद्धांतों को आत्मसात कर रहा है। लेकिन कई बार विश्वास के चश्मे से विज्ञान पर संदेह

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

    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

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  • 2 New Fossil Breaks Assumptions on How Human Race Spread- Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 MeitY Launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech, 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

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  • 2 What is Super Blue Moon? Observed on January 31 to Mark Last of Trilogy [ Sci-Tech, Space and 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

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 Indian Science Congress in Manipur University, Manipur [ Sci-Tech, 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? [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    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

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Geog. ]

    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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