Science & Technology: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 Indian Navy maritime exercise ‘Konkan 16’ starts with Royal Navy [ Sci-Tech ]

    An Indian Navy destroyer and a Royal Navy frigate (British Navy) began the ninth edition of annual Konkan-13 exercise off India’s western coast, with the focus on asymmetric operations, anti-air warfare and boarding, search and seizure of ships. Successive editions of KONKAN exer

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  • 2 Global Startup Program ‘Launchpad’ by Amazon [ Sci-Tech ]

    Amazon Launchpad will provide an exceptional opportunity for Indian Startups to get access to big consumer markets nationally and internationally. Through this program small entrepreneurs and innovators can leverage Amazon’s online platform to increase scale of their businesses a

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  • 3 Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space lab last month. These vegetables were grown using the “Veggie” plant growth system on the International Space Station (ISS), and were harves

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  • 4 App Launched to Promote Breastfeeding, Stanpan Suraksha [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on “inappropriate” promotion of baby food items. Undermining of the breastfeeding practice are avoided in the country mainly due to cultural barriers

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 Falling Energy Levels in Galaxies Mean the Universe is Slowly Dying [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia used seven of the world’s most powerful telescopes to observe galaxies at 21 different wavelengths of light, from the far ultraviolet to the far infrared - the most comprehensive a

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  • 2 The Future Ambulance: Meet the Air Mule [ Sci-Tech ]

    Israeli company Tactical Robotics, a subsidiary of UrbanAero, has developed a vehicle that can take off, fly and land without a pilot to save lives. While the AirMule was first designed for military purposes, the creators soon realized it would have many civilian applications.

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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Big Shares in Mars One Invested by Swiss Finance Company [ Sci-Tech ]

    The shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed to a takeover bid of the Mars One space organization. Hopefully, the move will forward the company’s big plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

    Going to the Red Planet is an expensive business, an

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Hoist Tricolor on Moon by ISRO and Team Indus: Unmanned Spacecraft to Moon by 2018 [ Sci-Tech ]

    The fledgling Team Indus will tie up with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the aim of hoisting India’s flag through an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface on January 26, 2018, the 69th Republic Day.

    Indian Flag on the moon by 2018

    Indian Flag on the Moon by 2018

    Indian Flag on the moon by 2018

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  • 2 Team India Wins Silver at the 13th World Robot Olympiad [ Sci-Tech ]

    Outshining over 450 teams, team “High Voltage” from India (Gurugram) won silver in the Regular Junior High category in the 13th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) that concluded at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. International championship, jointly organized by National Council of Scie

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  • 3 Three-Parent Babies Mitochondrial Gene Therapy Allowed by UK Scientists [ Sci-Tech ]

    The first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people. Child born using a controversial “three-parent” baby technique in Mexico. Two women, one man and a baby.

    Mitochondrial gene therapy: Two women, one man and a baby

    Mitochondrial Gene Therapy: Two Women, One Man and a Baby

    Mitochondrial gene therapy: Two women, one man and a baby

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  • Dec 1, 2016
  • 1 Over $100 Billion Spend on Wind Power by China [ Sci-Tech ]

    China will spend more than USD 100 billion on wind power in the next four years as part of its efforts to reduce dependence on coal for its massive energy needs. A total of 700 billion Yuan (USD 102 billion) will spent on wind power during the 2016-2020 period by China.

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  • 2 India Unveils the World’S Largest Solar Power Plant [ Sci-Tech ]

    Gautam Adani unveils world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Solar Alliance initiative at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the country appears to be on schedule to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels to power homes an

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  • Nov 29, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Digital Village [ Sci-Tech ]

    Akodara, India’s first ‘digital village’ is located in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district. Situated 90 km from Ahmedabad, the village has been functioning neither normally despite the chaos demonetization has brought to the rest of the country, as shops nor citizens of the village de

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  • Nov 27, 2016
  • 1 Birth Control Injections Introduced in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    The problem of unwanted pregnancy, can now be controlled by free of cost Contraceptive Injections to the women available in government hospitals. Uttarakhand state has registered more women using contraceptives vs-a-vs men as per latest data of national family health survey-IV.

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  • 2 ISRO Seeks Proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 to Expand Inter-Planetary Research [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO aims to configure objectives and scientific experiments of MoM-with final formulations. To expand inter-planetary research, ISRO is seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2.

    Government is seeking for proposals for a second Mars mission

    Government is Seeking for Proposals for a Second Mars Mission

    Government is seeking for proposals for a second Mars mission

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  • Nov 26, 2016
  • 1 INS Arihant Successfully Tested Nuclear-Capable K-4 Ballistic Missile [ Sci-Tech ]

    The test-launch of an indigenously developed, nuclear capable K-4 ballistic missile from a submerged platform in the Bay of Bengal is roaring success, within India’s Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO).

    India tests most ambitious nuclear missile

    India Tests Most Ambitious Nuclear Missile

    India tests most ambitious nuclear missile

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  • Nov 25, 2016
  • 1 China Successfully Launched Fourth Data Satellite [ Sci-Tech ]

    China successfully launched Long March 3C rocket carrying the country’s fourth Tianlian - 1 data tracking and relay communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the SW Sichuan in China.

    China successfully launches its fourth data satellite

    China Successfully Launches Its Fourth Data Satellite

    China successfully launches its fourth data satellite

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  • 2 NPCI’S UPI Comes in Focus While Demonetization Puts on [ Sci-Tech ]

    With the introduction of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) this year, National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) struck a right cord in fulfilling dream of digital India. As UPI is making its way to market, many analysts have started comparing it with digital wallets. The growing

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 Renowned Scientist MGK Menon Passes Away [ Sci-Tech ]

    Renowned physicist Dr. Menon played a prominent role in the development of science and technology in the country over the last 50 years, is no more amidst us. He was Scientist, Science & Technology policy-maker, scholar, parliamentarian, Cabinet Minister. He has been described as

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  • Nov 21, 2016
  • 1 Google Arts & Culture Uncover Virtual Exhibition on Iconic Indian Women [ Sci-Tech ]

    Technology giant Google through its cultural arm Google Arts & Culture, has uncovered a virtual collection of artworks and exhibitions on the life of Indian women in history spanning 2,500 years and from 26 cultural institutions across the country. Luisella Mazza is Head of Opera

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  • 2 Twin Trial of Prithvi-II Missile Successfull [ Sci-Tech ]

    India test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Along with Prithvi-II, the two other tests missiles are:

    • Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor capable of destroying incoming enemy missi

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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 Scientists Improve Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have improved the photosynthesis process in the plants to produce faster-growing crops. Genetic modification was used to increase the amount of sunlight crop plants can channel into food production.

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

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  • 2 Tamil Nadu Gets World’S First Salt-Tolerant Plant Garden [ Sci-Tech ]

    The world’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants) was inaugurated at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim through video-conferencing inaugurated the first of its kind garden in the world.

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  • Nov 18, 2016
  • 1 Drug Capsule Delivering 2 Week Medication - MIT Researchers [ Sci-Tech ]

    MIT scientists developed a new drug capsule that can stay in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its payload. The capsule, could be a powerful weapon in fighting malaria, HIV and other diseases where successful treatment depends on repeated

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  • 2 Google Cloud to Bring G Suite to Indian Enterprises, New Vodafone Ties Up [ Sci-Tech ]

    Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Google Cloud to offer G Suite. Vodafone will support enterprises with boarding, activation, migration, and support through a dedicated Cloud support team.

    Vodafone Ties Up with Google Cloud to Bring G Suite

    Vodafone Ties Up with Google Cloud to Bring G Suite

    Vodafone Ties Up with Google Cloud to Bring G Suite

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  • Nov 17, 2016
  • 1 Microsoft Contributes to Open Ecosystem Joins Linux and Welcomes Google [ Sci-Tech ]

    During its annual Connect Developer event, Microsoft unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services.

    Microsoft embraces Linux and enables developers to write cloud, mobil

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  • 2 NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is on Verge of Becoming Oldest Woman in Space [ Sci-Tech ]

    Whitson will be 56 when she rockets off the planet Thursday, and she will celebrate her 57th birthday in February on the International Space Station becoming the oldest woman in space.

    • Launch from Kazakhstan with two younger men.
    • Ride the Soyuz rocket with Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas

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  • Nov 15, 2016
  • 1 2016 Will Be Hottest Year on Record [ Sci-Tech ]

    2016 was warmest year on record globally according to WMO’s ‘Status of the Global Climate in 2016’ report. WMO is the United Nation’s authoritative voice on Weather, Climate and Water.

    Image of 2016 will be hottest year on record

    Image of 2016 Will Be Hottest Year on Record

    Image of 2016 will be hottest year on record

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  • 2 Mobile Wallets [ Sci-Tech ]

    Mobile wallets are digital versions of traditional wallets carried in their pocket. Among variations, some can hold digital information about credit and debit cards for making payments, store coupons, loyalty programs points, and specific information about personal identity and m

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  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 1 Why ATM’s are Facing the Crowd [ Sci-Tech ]

    Generally, one ATM has three or four Cash cartridge or cassettes, which identify particular currency notes through pointers. Usually Rs 100, 500 and 1,000 notes were filled in appropriate combination depending on the area (usually two cassettes 100 + one cassette 500 + one casset

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