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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Six U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Be Set Up in India [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In order to boost the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation at the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security an agreement was signed between India and US. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary of India and the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and interna

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  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 1 Superconductivity Discovered to Conduct Electricity Perfectly at the Highest Temperature [ Science/Technology ]

    The Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US studied a class of materials with superconductivity observed at temperatures of about minus 23 degrees Celsius. This record was 50 degrees more than the previous confirmed record. Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly

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  • 2 Novel Molecule Identified to Control Hyper Inflammation [ Science/Technology ]

    A novel small protein has been identified that can effectively control inflammation leading to better treatment outcomes by IIT Kanpur researchers. Inflammation control by molecules that are undergoing clinical trials may not be optimal due to inherent drawbacks.

    The work was do

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Bihar Encephalitis Outbreak [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district has killed more than 60 children below age of 10. Nearly 150 children have died and many more are still under critical condition in a recent outbreak of AES locally known as Chamki Bukhaar.

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  • 2 VELA-Launched as the Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy. It was launched, on 06 May 2019. This event reaffirms the steps taken by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in the ongoing ‘Make in India’ programme, which is be

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Radio Rib Antenna of RITSAT-2B [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit on 22.05. 2019 at 2: 20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed in 7 mi

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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  • 2 The GOI & IIT-Delhi to Set Up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies.

    This includes implementation of susta

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  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1 Scientists Looking to Successfully Levitate Objects with Light [ Science/Technology ]

    By creating nanoscale patterns on the object’s surface Scientists have designed a way to levitate and propel objects. This work is a step towards developing a spacecraft that could reach the nearest planet outside of solar system in 20 years, powered and accelerated only by light

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  • 2 Cosmic Ray Lab Reveals High Voltages in Thunderstorm with ‘Muon’ Telescope [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cosmic Ray Laboratory (CRL) of the Tata Institute Fundamental Research (TIFR), located at the Melkavvatti road junction nearby Ooty (Tamil Nadu), made the announcement of its phenomenal discovery on production of unimaginably high voltage in a thunderstorm.

    Muons recharged p

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 Oil Discovery in Krishna Godavari Basin Reported by Vedanta [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Multiple reservoir zones were discovered in the well H2 within the Mesozoic sequence between the depths of 3,310 metres to 4,026 metres with hydrocarbon indications during drilling and downhole logging. The oil and gas operations of Vedanta’s comprise the assets of Cairn India wh

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  • 2 Vernal Equinox [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun the corresponding instant of time is commonly known as an Equinox. Some of The equinoxes and solstices are caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit. At the equinox, the sun crosses the

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  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1 Mytilopsis [ Science/Technology ]

    Mytilopsis leucophaeata is a genus of small freshwater false mussels in the family. A family of small freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve molluscs constitutes Dreissenidae. They attach themselves to stones or to any other hard surface using a byssus.

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  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 1 Remote Surgery Conducted by the Chinese Surgeons Using 5G Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a remarkable development in the field of medical science the Doctors in China have conducted 5G Surgery in the Shennongjia forestry district branch of Taihe Hospital. This remote surgery was also broadcasted exclusively to an expert team in Taihe Hospital in the city of Shiyan

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  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 1 Event Horizon Telescope [ Science/Technology ]

    It is a large Telescope array consisting of a global network of radio Telescopes. It combines data from several very long baseline interferometry stations around the Earth. The Event Horizon Telescope project is an international collaboration launched in 2009 after a long period

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  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 1 Electricity Production Using Falling Snow [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Device has been designed as only a first of its kind 3D Printed Device that can produce electricity from falling snow by the researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) .

    The device is called snow based triboelectric Nano-generator or snow TENG. It generates char

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  • 2 Artificial Atoms Created for Quantum Computing [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photon, to develop all-optical quantum computing. An artificial atom is an object with discrete energy levels for electrons. Semiconductor quantum dot is example of this.

    Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor particles

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  • Jun 26, 2019
  • 1 World’S First 3D Printed Heart Unveiled by Israeli Scientists [ Science/Technology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue. Scientists are hopeful that very soon they would be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans along with the patches to regenerate

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  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 1 Cassini-Space Research Mission Of NASA Reveals Lakes of Liquid Methane On Saturn’s Moon [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Cassini - Space research mission is a joint space project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites.

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  • 2 First Earth Sized Alien World Discovered by NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program. This satellite has been designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

    This Earth Sized Alien World has b

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  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 1 Lithium-Ion Batteries Recycling Process Improved by the Researchers [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    Introduction: A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery, first proposed by chemist M Stanley Whittingham at Exxon in the 1970s. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for

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  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 1 Deepest Radio Images of the Sun Captured by the Indian Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, the Scientists at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics have captured deepest radio images of the Sun recently revealing magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona which are the energy source for the

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 16, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Science and Technology 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 4) [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Coffee Board Activates Blockchain Based Marketplace in India [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    Commerce Secretary on 28th March launched blockchain based coffee e-marketplace at New Delhi. This pilot project will help integrate farmers w/markets in a transparent manner & lead to realisation of fair price for the coffee producer & the blockchain also reduce number of layers

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  • May 13, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Yuvika – Young Scientist Programme [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    ISRO launched a special programme called “Young Scientist Programme” for school children from this year aimed to transmit basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the youngers with the intent of arousing their interest in the areas of Space A

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 India’S Communication Satellite GSAT-31 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours. The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 2: 31 am (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-31 and Saudi Geostati

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Scientists from National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Capture Deepest Radio Images of Sun [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    A team of scientists at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics has lead an international group of researchers to get information of some mysteries. The magnetic fields in the sun’s atmosphere are the energy source for massive explosions & they are not easy to measure.

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