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  • Jan 21, 2021
  • 1 AIM-ICREST [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    AIM-ICREST

    • NITI AAyog՚s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched AIM ICREST.
    • It is an Incubator capabilities enhancement program for a robust ecosystem focused on creating high performing startups.
    • It is a first of its kind initiative for advancing innovation at scale in India.

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  • 2 Indigenous Air Unique-Quality Monitoring Photonic System Developed [ Science/Technology, Economy ]

    Indigenous Air Unique-Quality Monitoring Photonic System Developed

    • Air Unique-quality Monitoring (AUM) Photonic system has been indigenously developed.
    • Its prime objective is real time remote monitoring of air quality.

    The system has been developed by

    • Director of Gayatri Vidya Parish…

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  • 3 Student Entrepreneurship Program 2.0 [ Education, Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Student Entrepreneurship Program 2.0

    • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with Dell Technologies has launched Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2.0 for young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs.
    • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has been launched by NITI Aayog.
    • SEP 2.0 will all…

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  • 4 Ministry of Defenses Push to Atmanirbhar Bharat Initiative [ Science/Technology, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Defense՚s Push to Atmanirbhar Bharat Initiative

    • Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defense has prepared a list of 101 items.
    • There will be an embargo on import of these items beyond the timeline indicated against them.
    • This is a big step towards self-reliance in…

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  • 5 Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (EVIN) [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN)

    • eVIN is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country.
    • It is being implemented under National Health Mission by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    • eVIN aims to provi…

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  • 6 INST Scientists Develop Simple Economical Nonsurgical Prevention of Cataract [ Science/Technology, Economy ]

    INST Scientists Develop Simple Economical Nonsurgical Prevention of Cataract

    • A team of scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) has developed nanorods from the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Aspirin.
    • Aspirin is a popular medication used to re…

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  • 7 Researchers Develop Thin Lightweight Solar Cells [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Researchers Develop Thin Lightweight Solar Cells

    • New generation of thin, lightweight, and flexible solar cells have been devised by researchers using inkjet printing.
    • The cells are scalable and can capture energy from light.
    • They offer an alternative way to power novel electronic de…

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  • 8 AI GPT 3 [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    AI GPT 3

    • A new technology has been developed in Artificial Intelligence known as GPT-3.
    • it՚s an AI that is better at creating content that has a language structure (human or machine language) than anything that has come before it.
    • GPT-3 has been created by Open AI; a research busine…

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  • Dec 19, 2020
  • 1 New Influenza Virus Isolated in Pigs in China [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    New Influenza Virus Isolated in Pigs in China

    • A new re-assorted influenza virus has been identified by scientists from pigs in China.
    • The virus has pandemic potential.
    • The study has been published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , a US journal.
    • The study was bas…

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  • 2 Accelerate Vigyan Scheme [ Science/Technology, Economy ]

    Accelerate Vigyan Scheme

    • The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) have launched a scheme called Accelerate Vigyan (AV) to strengthen scientific research mechanisms in the country.
    • The objective of the scheme is to give more thrust on encouraging high-end scientific researc…

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  • 3 Railway BHEL Tie up for Solar Power Generation [ Science/Technology, Railways ]

    Railway BHEL Tie up for Solar Power Generation

    • BHEL commissions solar PV plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh for Indian Railways.
    • The capacity of plant is 1.7 MW.
    • The power will be directly fed to traction system of Indian railways by the plant.

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  • 4 Human Cell Membrane on a Chip Can Fast Track COVID-19 Drug Testing [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Human Cell Membrane on a Chip Can Fast Track COVID-19 Drug Testing

    • Researchers are on their toes to find out cure for novel coronavirus COVID-19.
    • A group of scientists have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that can keep track of how infectious agents and cells interact.

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  • 5 First Machine to Automate Manual Processes of Molecular Diagnostic Tests [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First Machine to Automate Manual Processes of Molecular Diagnostic Tests

    • Mylab Discovery Solutions has launched a machine to automate the manual processes of molecular diagnostic tests including RT-PCR tests for COVID-19.
    • Mylab Discovery Solutions is Pune based.
    • The company has not …

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  • 6 IIT Alumni Council CSIR IGIB to Jointly Conduct COVID-19 Research Patient Data Analysis [ Science/Technology, Economy, Health ]

    IIT Alumni Council CSIR IGIB to Jointly Conduct COVID-19 Research Patient Data Analysis

    • The IIT Alumni Council has signed an agreement with the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) to jointly conduct research on COVID-19 and patient data analysis.
    • For this…

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  • 7 Odisha Uses Satellite Technology to Prevent Encroachment of Govt Land [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/ISRO ]

    Odisha Uses Satellite Technology to Prevent Encroachment of Govt Land

    • The Odisha Chief Minister used BLUIS (Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System) .
    • The system will help in preventing encroachments of government lands with the help of satellites.
    • BLUIS is a web and mobile based s…

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  • 8 COVID-19 Researchers Develop Portable Battery Operated Ventilator [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    COVID-19 Researchers Develop Portable Battery Operated Ventilator

    • Researchers develop portable, battery-operated ventilator.
    • The device called Air Bridge works as a bridge for a few hours to a few days before conventional ventilation is provided.
    • The demand for ventilators across th…

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  • Dec 19, 2020
  • 1 First Real Time Digital Platform to Monitor Rice Fields Can Bolster Food Security [ Science/Technology, Economy, Down-to-Earth ]

    First Real Time Digital Platform to Monitor Rice Fields Can Bolster Food Security

    • The world may soon get its first real-time paddy-field monitoring platform.
    • It will give information on
      • The quantity of rice planted
      • The harvest achieved
    • Researchers from Sydney University are building t…

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  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 1 INST Synthesizes Compound That Can Inhibit Breast, Lung and Liver Cancer [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    INST Synthesizes Compound That Can Inhibit Breast, Lung and Liver Cancer

    • The researchers at Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) , Mohali have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound.
    • It can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells, thereby opening up n…

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  • 2 Battery Swapping Facility Quick Interchange Service Inaugurated in Chandigarh [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Battery Swapping Facility Quick Interchange Service Inaugurated in Chandigarh

    • Battery Swapping Facility QIS (Quick Interchange Service) has been inaugurated at Chandigarh.
    • Indian Oil and M/s Sun Mobility have signed a non-binding strategic cooperation document to explore the establ…

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  • 3 Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System

    • Indian navy has inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called ‘Maareech’ .
    • Maareech has been designed and developed indigenously by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) .
    • It is capable of detecting, loc…

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  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 1 Space X Begins Taxi Service to Space (DTE 16-30 June 2020) [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth, Space/ISRO ]

    Space X Begins Taxi Service to Space (DTE 16 - 30 June 2020)

    • A new era of space exploration.
    • Space X belongs to Elon Musk.
    • On May 31 two NASA astronauts landed at the International Space Station.

    Overview

    • First time a private company had launched humans to space.
    • Inside a bullet shaped…

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  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1 India – Warming Soon! Major Developments! (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    India – Warming Soon!

    Major Developments!

    • Excess rainfall in central India.
    • Frequent urban floods are the new normal.
    • Locust attacks a perennial problem.
    • Deficit rainfall in several southern states.
    • Central states have received excess or large excess rainfall.
    • Cyclone Nisarga formed in …

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  • 2 Cash on Delivery: DBT (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    • Direct benefit transfer system employed by India.
    • Over 12 million tonnes of foodgrain has been supplied to 810 million people in the past three months through the PDS as part of DBT.
    • To help people tide over the ongoing health and economic crises.
    • At present 427 schemes across the c…

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  • Nov 7, 2020
  • 1 Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

    • Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project.
    • It is Asia՚s largest power project.
    • The project will make the entire region a major hub for pure and clean energy in this decade.

    Overview

    • The…

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  • 2 INST Scientists Formulate Nanoparticle to Reduce Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    INST Scientists Formulate Nanoparticle to Reduce Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and technology (INST) , Mohali have formulated nanoparticles with chitosan.
    • On loading these nanoparticles with zinc gluconate, severity of rheumatoid art…

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  • Nov 6, 2020
  • 1 Biomass Gasifier (16-31 July 2020) [ Science/Technology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Biomass Gasifier

    • Biomass gasifier power plant at the Chanpatia, West Champaran in Bihar is a unit of Husk Power ensures steady supply – biomass (25kW after sunset) + solar power (40kW)
    • Husk Power has been operating since 2007 and has a network of 85 mini-grids across the country an…

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  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 1 COVID & Related Facts (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Science/Technology, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Drug – Reality Check!

    • A brutal fight to corner the successful outcome of research.
    • Use of money power to grab the first rights to promising vaccines and therapies.
    • Drug firms are leading the race for COVID-19 drugs,
    • The vaccine works or not only will the future tell.
    • The hype has help…

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  • 2 Racism & Its Genetics (DTE 1-15 July 2019) [ Science/Technology, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Racism & Its Genetics

    HERC2 Genes and OCA2

    • Associated with the light skin, eyes and hair in Europeans.
    • According to Science Journal study report these two genes arose in Africa.
    • Developing skin colour is a biological process.
    • People in Africa have almost every skin colour on the plane…

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  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 1 Largest Solar Power Plant of Navy Commissioned [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Largest Solar Power Plant of Navy Commissioned

    • A 3 MW Solar Power Plant at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala has been commissioned.
    • It is in line with Government of India initiative of ‘National Solar Mission.’
    • National Solar Mission aims to achieve 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

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  • 2 Human Genome Project (DTE 16-30 June 2020) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    • An international scientific research project.
    • Successful completion in the year 2003.
    • Sequencing the entire human genome of 3.3 billion base pairs.
    • A genome is an organism՚s complete set of Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA) .
      • Includes all of its genes.
      • Each genome contains all of the inf…

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