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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 Lab Grown Meat Developed by IIT Guwahati Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed lab grown meat on August 25,2019. This meat will have the essential nutrients and is being considered as an important step towards cruelty-free food.

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 India to Assist UAE in Launch of Its First Spacecraft “Hope Probe” [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, the UAE Space Agency and ISRO will work together to launch UAE’s first spacecraft “Hope Probe” by July 2020. The President of UAE announced the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission Project in 2014 itself. UAE

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.

    This ISRO unit is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and ind

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 New Lizard Species Named After Lord Indra [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new lizard species has been found in micro raptor stomach and it has been named after Lord Indra. This lizard represents a new species-Indrasaurus Wangi unlike any previously known. Microraptor is a genus of small, four-winged paravian dinosaurs who would normally eat fish, mam

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 New Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Identified [ Science/Technology ]

    A new species of duck-billed dinosaurs has been identified by the Scientists from US and Spain. This species is believed to have had roamed the Earth around 80 million years ago. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower jaw, shaped like two trowels lay si

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Launch of ET Government Portal [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    The Vice President of India launched ET Government Portal. The adoption of digital technology shall improve the governance and timely delivery of services to citizens. The technology can help in reducing corruption thereby ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of servi

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 (Questions 11 to 20) Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

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    Q 11. How are the principles foll

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Mangdecchu-Hyrdoelectric Power Plant in Bhutan [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Mangadecchu-Hydroelectric Power Plant project was inaugurated on 02 August 2019 in Bhutan by the Prime Minister of India. This hydroelectric plant is going to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This is a hydroelectric plant with a cost of around Rs. 4500 c

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tri-Netra Technology Trials Conducted [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    As per the railway Minister of India during the Question Hour Session of the Rajya Sabha the Indian Railways is conducting TRI-NETRA for detecting obstructions of track. The previous technologies developed first of all in 2002 - 03 could not prove to be successful in detecting th

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 Chandryaan-2 Successfully Launched [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched by GSLV-MkIII-M1 on 22 July 2019 from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Due to a technical snag the previously the launch was aborted. This was India’s second mission after Chandrayaan-1 whi

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  • 2 CARE4U App Launched for Elderly People [ Science/Technology ]

    The students of IIT Kharagpur have developed an application called CARE4U that connect the caregiver to the elderly person. The app would further help in geriatric care. In case the elderly person falls down, the exact location can be tracked using this app. The caregiver is conn

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Two Exoplanets Found Orbiting Around 8-Billion-Year-Old Red Dwarf [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Astronomers at Calar Alto Observatory have found evidence of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting around The Teegarden’s Star. The instrument used for this purpose was Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Sp

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 Brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Designed [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully finished designing the brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is the largest radio telescope in the world. The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 Auto-Immune Diseases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A condition in which one own immune system mistakenly attacks one’s body. The immune system acts as a guard against germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. In other words the immune system protects our body from disease causing organisms by releasing antibodies to counter it.

    I

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 The physical and chemical nature of ancient plasterwork decoded [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras’s Researchers have uncovered the microstructure of the binding materials used in plasterwork during the Mughal period in between 13th to 16th century. Ornamentation done on interior or exterior wall structure or along ceilings and walls is known as Plasterwork.

    Monume

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 India’S First Braille Laptop for Visually Impaired Developed [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    IIT-Delhi has developed India’s first Braille laptop named ‘Dot Book’ for visually impaired persons. Laptop was developed on the basis of multiple user trials taking care of preferences and needs of the use community.

    This affordable device will help to provide equal opportuniti

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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 Famous Space Landers to Explore the Moon’S Mysteries [ Science/Technology ]

    Luna 9: -internal designation Ye-6 No. 13, was unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme. This was the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon and send images to Earth. This spacecraft was launched by the S. P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation on

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  • 2 North - East National Gas Grid [ Science/Technology ]

    To transport natural gas among north eastern states and West Bengal a 9000 crore rupees gas-grid project has been approved by the Union petroleum and Natural Gas minister in March 2019. There is an abundant amount of natural gas available in Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 Robots Can Check Pipelines for Leakage [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras has developed a robot to check pipelines for leaks and other faults named Endobot. This robot is to be marketed by an IIT Madras incubated startup, Salinas Integrity. According to Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation in IIT Madras since water pipes typically have an in

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  • 2 India’S Rare Life-Sized Stucco Sculpture Unearthed in Telangana [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian archaeologists unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet, Telangana. This is biggest stucco sculpture found in India till date. As per archaeologists, life-size figurine represents a Bodhisattva in Jathaka Chakra. It was cr

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 NASA’S Dragonfly to Explore Saturn’S Moon for Origins and Signs of Life [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics for Space Administration announced to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life in 2020 to explore the unique and richly organic World Titan. Mission aims to reveal clues to how life may have arisen

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  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 1 Launch of ‘Cloud-Proof’ Earth Observation Spy Satellite RISAT-2B [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched an earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B on 22 May 2019. This spy satellite can take high resolution images of the earth during day and night. The satellite can work under cloudy conditions to keep an eye on terror camps a

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 Kerala Assembly to Digitize All Its Records Under Its E-Vidhan Initiative [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Kerala Legislative Assembly recently announced initiative to digitize all its records and proceedings under its ambitious project called E-Vidhan which enables state legislature to go fully digital and completely paperless.

    Aim is to digitize and make their functioning paper

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  • 2 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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  • 3 First Plane to Fly Through Venus [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Science & Technology a Virginia-based Global Aerospace company is planning to build a plane that will fly through Venus’s atmosphere in 2021.

    Project would see the plane cruise through sulfurous skies of Venus for years, sampling the

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Units of Measurement of Kilogram,Kelvin,Mole and Ampere Redefined [ Science/Technology ]

    Representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world’s definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, which i

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