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

  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Science/Technology, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Science/Technology, Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “

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  • 4 Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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    Image of Gauge Power Load Class Subtype

    Image of Gauge Power Load Class Subtype

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO Project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Supercritical CO2? Next Generation Clean Energy Technology (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    A supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility has been developed at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Technology has the potential to replace nuclear and thermal power plants. Loop technology reduces the water consumption, with less emissions of greenhous

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Science/Technology ]

    TOPEX/Poseidon - Joint satellite mission launched by NASA and French space agency in year 1992 to map ocean surface topography, First satellite to precisely measure the rising sea levels. It mapped global currents for the first time and monitored effects of currents on global cli

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Science/Technology ]

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform

    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of e-NAM Platform

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel Scientists at IIT Kharagpur come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 2) [ Science/Technology ]

    IISc scientists develop first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility - Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have indigenously developed country’s first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set -1) [ Science/Technology ]

    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 ‘Mis

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  • 4 India’S First AI Research Institute Opened in Mumbai [ Science/Technology ]

    Wadhwani Artificial Intelligence is India’s first research institute dedicated to developing artificial intelligence solutions for social good in Mumbai. Focus to harness the power of AI to solve deep rooted problems in healthcare, education, agriculture, and infrastructure to ac

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  • 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 [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

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

    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 [ Science/Technology, 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 [ Science/Technology, Space/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 [ Science/Technology, 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 [ Science/Technology, 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 [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/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) [ Education, Science/Technology, 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

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Science/Technology, Space/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

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

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  • 2 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology, Space/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.

    Image of The Hindu, based on Census 2011

    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 [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    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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