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  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 1 Earth’S Oldest Rock Found on Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have discovered Earth’s oldest rock in a lunar sample returned from the Moon by the Apollo 14 astronauts. Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) in the US found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet which jettiso

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  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 New Centers for Artificial Intelligence in Higher Educational Institutions [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    In view of increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology across the world, following have set up centers for Artificial Intelligence. The Acts and Statutes governing these Institutions allow them to have academic and research collaboration with Institutions and Univer

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 IIT Madras Scientists Create ‘Space Fuel’ [ Science/Technology ]

    The IIT Madras scientists have created a particular kind of fuel, called as the ‘space fuel’ by simulating interstellar conditions in the lab. This method of fuel creation may be used to convert atmospheric CO2 into a next-generation energy source on Earth.

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  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 1 Women Science Congress Inaugurated - Indian Science Congress, 2019 [ Education, Science/Technology, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Minister of Textiles & Industry inaugurated the Women’s Science Congress as a part of the on-going Indian Science Congress, 2019 at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar. While inaugurating the Congress, the Minister said that science is gender-neutral.

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 Technology Mission Centre on Solar Energy & Water Treatment in Chennai [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change, will be launching three important centre’s set up by Department of Science and Technology (DST), nucleated at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) on 25th January 2019 at I

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  • 2 PSLV-C44 Successfully Launches Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully injected Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits. The PSLV-C44 lifted off at 23: 37 Hrs (IST) on January 24,2019 from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Telecommunications [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Six-fold increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services in the country – from Rs. 9,900 crores between 2009 - 14, to Rs. 60,000 crores (actual + planned) between 2014 - 19.

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Launches Samwad with Students [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1,2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India in activities concerning space scien

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

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  • 2 ISRO’S GSLV-F11/Gsat-7A Mission Successful, Satellite Meant for Military Applications [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The “Indian Angry Bird”, a communications satellite, meant for the exclusive use of the Indian Air Force, took off from the Launchpad of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was placed in orbit.

    The Working of GSLV-7A

    • The GSAT

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Promotion of Electric Mobility [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 by inserting the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2015 for amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVRs) to include specifications regarding manufacture, operation, registration, permit ex

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  • 2 🌟 NASA’S New Horizons Spacecraft is on Target for a Close Pass of Kuiper Belt [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    After a record-setting course-correction, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on target for a close pass of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, coming within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) at 12: 33 a. m. EST on Jan. 1.

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  • 3 Pain-Free Alternative for Diabetics: No More Finger Pricking to Check Glucose! [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetics for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily – as per a study published in the Nature journal.

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  • Mar 14, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of Space Technology Park and Museums [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The ISRO has plans to set up Space Galleries in various locations in India. The Gallery will consist of interactive methods/models describing the principles of Space science and technology.

    Space Galleries

    • The Space G

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 106th Session of Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Prime Minister delivered the inaugural address at the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress. Theme of the event this year - ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ Reflecting on the theme of the event this year the Prime Minister said that India’s true strength will be

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab. [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister inaugurated the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar (January 3), an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country.

    • The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and T

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  • 2 Efficient Transportation of Coal: Rapid Loading System and Other Projects [ Science/Technology, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to ensure faster evacuation of coal, Rapid Loading System (RLS) is being introduced in coal companies (like CIL, SCCL) at different loading points, where coal loading is more than 1 million tonne (MT) from any mine to minimize the loading time and enhance dispatch with a

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 First of the Kind: “Drone Olympics” Event at Aero India - 2019 [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Raksha Mantri launched a newly designed web page for ‘Drone Olympics’, scheduled to be held at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The web page is open for registration of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India. It wi

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative: Gaganyaan Has Been Approved [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the Gaganyaan Programme with demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a maximum of seven days.

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 Progress on Gorakhpur Atomic Power Plant [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Presently excavation is in progress in Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) Units -1 & 2 (2X700 MW) at an advanced stage. Orders have been placed for long delivery equipment like End shields and Steam Generators.

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 RBI Appoints Nandan Nilekani as Chairman of Digital Payments Panel [ Science/Technology, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, as the chairman of a five-member high-level committee that will work towards deepening digital payments in India.

    The five-member panel on deepe

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  • Feb 9, 2019
  • 1 Government Plans to Make All Meters Smart Prepaid in 3 Years [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central government planning to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, an official statement said. The Power Ministry has decided to make all meters smart prepaid in three years beginning April 1,2019.

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Reusable Rocket Technology [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    ISRO is working on reusable technology for reducing the cost of access to space including the development of a winged body unmanned reusable launch vehicle (RLV) for launching payloads into low earth orbits.

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 CSIR to Establish a High-End Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Education, Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Research Laboratory CSIR-IMTECH (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology) announced a new partnership w/Merck, a leading German Science & Technology Company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandiga

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Embryo Transfer Technology? What is Pashuhaat Portal? [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-Pashuhaat Portal is playing an important role in connecting farmers & breeders to trade in disease-free germplasm; an app is being created & integrated w/UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). Embryo Transfer Technology gives better exploitation of female ge

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  • 2 Technology and Financial Innovation to Drive the Ganga Cleaning Mission [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Water Impact Summit-2018 was held in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) & Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies (cGanga).

    Key Facts of Ganga Cleaning Mi

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Antarctica is Causing a Global Sea Level Rise [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Scientists are working for over 200 years continuously in Antarctica to find new organisms & data that could reveal Earth’s climate history & signs of climate changes. More than 40 other countries have joined agreement & then research station on continent has grown rapidly.

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  • 2 Interstellar Object Oumuamua May Be ‘Alien Probe’ [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua could be “light-sail” created by alien civilization. Unexplained trajectory of object as it travelled thru solar system could be result of it being accelerated by sunlight.

    • Unclear whether

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  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 1 World’S Longest Bridge Connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai [ Science/Technology ]

    China inaugurated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, world’s longest sea bridge w/total length of 55 km. New sea bridge will connect east & west sides of Pearl River Delta of South China Sea, connecting 2 Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong & Macau with Zhuhai i. e. mainland

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 MIT Scientists Developed Extremely Micro Robots [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed micro-robot that can be used to monitor oil or gas pipeline or to diagnose disease in human body. Size of this robot is abt 10 micrometres. In addition, scientists have discovered way in which such robot

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