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

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Atomic clocks on 1st satellite IRNSS-1A of NAVIC is indigenously built satellite system. It will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. Minimum 4 working satellites were sufficient for proper functioning of navigation system.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award in Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) pavilion at 105th Indian Science Congress has been adjudged as Best Design Pavilion. The NHAI had put up an exhibition stall to showcase its projects and other initiatives like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. What are the New Findings about Jupiter? - The gas giant’s atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. They run deeper into the atmosphere and have lon

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  • 2 Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists during Rice University and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have detected a process to make atomically prosaic gallium that shows guarantee for nanoscale electronics.

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    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

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  • 3 How is Gold Used in NASA Telescopes: Oscars Statuettes and NASA Now Use Same Gold Coating [ Science/Technology, Awards ]

    NASA telescopes and Oscars trophies have gold coating is made by the same company- Epner Technology uses gold electroplating for NASA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Aadhaar Data Breach- Aadhaar Security [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    A recent report revealed that access to any Aadhaar holder’s details could be gained, through a mere payment of Rs. 500, via an anonymous service on WhatsApp. As per the report, the payment allowed the person to be designated as an ‘agent’, which in turn granted him access to the

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  • 2 Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon for Audi Lunar Quattro [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon to support a mission by ’PTScientists’ in 2019. The project will last for about 11 days because of massive change in temperature on the moon. Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner.

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

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  • 3 National Science Day 2018 (28th Feb) [ Science/Technology, Important Days ]

    National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist CV Raman and to spread the message about the importance of science in daily life of individuals. On 28 February 1928, Raman led experiments at the IACS with coll

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Info. & Broadcasting Establishes a Dedicated Web-Portal for Promotion of Audio Visual [ Science/Technology ]

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will establish dedicated web portal to spread information on filming locations & production facilities available in India. Film Facilitation Office is in process of establishing dedicated web portal that will disseminate information on fil

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 National Technology Day: Technology is Destiny, but Technology Must Also Be Equity [ Science/Technology, Speeches ]

    Emphasising that technology is destiny, President has said, technology must be equity & its fruits must be accessible to all. Following are Key Points of His Speech - Finances & resources must be available to all technologists who wish to turn entrepreneurs & to migrate from lab

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    On 29th March 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-6A communication satellite using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). Satellite is equipped w/S & C band transponders & has mission life of about ten years.

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog and Google Sign SoI to Help Grow AI Ecosystem in India [ Science/Technology ]

    NITI Aayog & Google signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to enhance growth in artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML) ecosystem in India. SoI was signed on 7th May, 2018. SoI was signed by Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog & Rajan Anandan, Vice President of Google India & So

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 Summary of ISRO Missions to Moon & Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    ISRO is preparing for Chandrayaan-2 in succession to its successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 in 2008. ISRO is all set to land its 1st lunar rover on moon by end of March 2018. CHANDRAYAAN-1: Launched from Sriharikota off East coast of India at estimated cost of USD 83 million.

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 E-Vidhan Mission Mode Project to Make Functioning of State Legislatures Paperless (Important) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs inaugurated new office of Central Project Monitoring Unit for e-Vidhan project of Government at Parliament House Annexe. It was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation as pa

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  • 2 EPFO Introduces ‘View Pension Passbook’ Service for the Pensioners Through Umang App [ Science/Technology ]

    Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) started ‘View Pension Passbook’ service for pensioners thru Umang App. Shareholders will be able to see their passbook details on applying app, so that they will know balance. Umang app was launched by govt. in 2017.

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    Image of Employment Provident Fund Organization

    Image of Employment Provident Fund Organization

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1 Stephen Hawking Dies at 76 [ Science/Technology, Personalities ]

    Scientist and author Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. His family confirmed that he had died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, Britain. What were Discoveries of Stephen Hawking? - In 1970, Hawking realised the mathematical approaches he developed with mathematician Roger Penro

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  • 2 Solar Storm Could Strike Earth! What is Solar Storm? [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    A huge solar storm was heading towards Earth, which could strike earth on March 15, 2018. What Destructions Could Be Caused By The Solar Storm? - The storm is expected to: Knockout satellites, Disrupt power supplies.

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    Image of Solar Storm

    Image of Solar Storm

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 Sach-Gaurav: India’S First Cloned Assamese Buffalo Created by Central Institute [ Science/Technology ]

    The Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) has claimed that India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo male calf named Sach-Gaurav was born in in Hisar, Haryana. It was born to Murrah buffalo, at Hi Tech Sach Dairy Farm, 100 kms from cloning laboratory, making it first buf

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star located 260 million light years away. Named K2 - 229b, the planet is almost 20 per cent larger than Earth but has a mass which is over two-and-a-half times greater.

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

    Image of Hot, Metallic Earth-Sized Planet Discovered

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 Aviation Multi-Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    An aviation multi-skill development centre (MSDC) was opened in Chandigarh. It is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI), first-of-its-kind centre would cost Rs. 5.2 crore.

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    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

    Pilot Outlook by Region Map

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • 2 ISRO–BHEL Tie Up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO has entered into Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) to transfer technology for manufacture of space-grade Li-Ion cells. Key Facts of Tie-Up: TTA was signed at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead Acid Battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

    Image of Lead acid battery & Nickel Metal Hydride Battery

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 21) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Appointments ]

    Evaluation study on ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’: NITI Aayog conducted an evaluation study on ’ Nai Roshni ’ - the scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015 - 16. Main objective of the study: To assess impact of the scheme on minority women, To identify policy/programme

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 20) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - Chaired by the Union Minister for Rural Development. Launched for sustainable development of rural areas.

    • An autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

    • Works as a nodal agency

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 Words, What is (ISLR & TC) ? [ Science/Technology ]

    1st Indian Sign Language Dictionary was launched by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment in Delhi. Dictionary contains 3, 000 words. There are 50, 71, 007 deaf people & 19, 98, 535 with speech disability in India.

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

    Image of Alphabetic Chart Indian Sign Language

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Stem Cell Treatment for More Than 80 Disorders (Important) [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Stem cells can be used to replace lost or damaged cells that our bodies can’t replace naturally. Cells provide renewable resource for studying normal development & disease & for testing drugs & other therapies.

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    Image of Types of Stem Cells

    Image of Types of Stem Cells

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  • Jun 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

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    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1 Building Igloos on Moon- What is the Difference Between Lunar Soil and Earth Soil? [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is doing experiment on probable structures for lunar habitation with academic institutions: Different options are being prepared about requirements & complexities of habitats.

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    • Scientists have designed 5 p

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