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

  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Aadhaar Payment App Launched by IDFC Bank [ Sci-Tech ]

    IDFC Bank launched biometric-based Aadhaar pay App on March 2017. IDFC Bank has become the first bank to launch the Aadhar Pay. The shopkeeper and the only Aadhaar number need to carry by the consumer to the bank.

    Image of the Aadhaar Payment App

    Image of the Aadhaar Payment App

    Image of the Aadhaar Payment App

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  • 2 EU Successfully Launches 5th Satellite of Copernicus Observation Program [ Sci-Tech ]

    EU launched the fifth satellite of the Copernicus observation program. It is multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to provide speedy images of land, oceans, and waterways. Satellite will cut the time of imaging the earth by half. The program is aimed at improving the life of EU c

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  • 3 NASA to Develop Giant Magnetic Shield Around Mars for Human Colonisation [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) hosted a community workshop at their headquarters in Washington, DC where the exploration of Mars by human astronauts was discussed. NASA is planning on making the planet a more habitable place for human colonisation.

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Hubble Space Telescope Discovers Massive Galaxy [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies 13.4 billion of light-years away. Hubble telescope situated of the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster in the westernmost region.

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

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  • 2 INS Viraat, Oldest Aircraft Carries Decommissioned [ Sci-Tech ]

    The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service, INS Viraat, will be decommissioned after serving the India Navy for approximately 30 years. The decommissioning ceremony will be attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries.

    INS Viraat, oldest aircraft carrier

    INS Viraat, Oldest Aircraft Carrier

    INS Viraat, oldest aircraft carrier

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  • 3 Canadian Bacteria-Like Fossils May Be Oldest Evidence of Life Yet [ Sci-Tech ]

    Microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old found by researcher. It was primordial microbes as per recent study. That set in motion the evolutionary march toward complex life. Researchers reported that these may be the oldest fossils ever discovered. Remains of bacteria thriv

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  • 4 India’S First Integrated Heliport Inaugurated in Delhi [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated country’s first integrated heliport at North Delhi. Heliport has been developed by Pawan Hans; it is a state-owned helicopter service company. Facility has been successfully tested.

    Integrated heliport, Delhi India

    Integrated Heliport, Delhi India

    Integrated heliport, Delhi India

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  • 5 National Science Day Observed in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    In India February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day every year. It aims to impart scientific temper in minds of people of all age groups. Theme of year 2017 is “Science and Technology for especially abled persons”.

    National Science Day observed on 28 February

    National Science Day Observed on 28 February

    National Science Day observed on 28 February

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  • 6 Scientists Develop a New Flexible Material That Tougher Than Steel [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japanese scientists have develop a new flexible material that is tougher than steel. Newly discovered material is combining hydrogels with woven glass fibre fabric. It may have a wide range of potential applications.

    Newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel

    Newly Developed Fiber-reinforced Hydrogel

    Newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel

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  • 7 CBEC Launched a Mobile Application for Goods and Services Tax [ Sci-Tech ]

    Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC launched a Goods and Services Tax (GST) mobile application. It is for taxpayers to readily access a host of information related to new indirect tax regime. Application is aimed at improving ease of doing business and providing outstanding

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  • 8 Astronomers Discover 7 New Earth-Sized Exoplanets [ Sci-Tech ]

    Astronomers have discovered for first time seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life. Lead researcher Michael Gillon, with University of Liege in Belgium discovered that these exoplanets are orbiting a star 39 light years away.

    TRAPPIST-1 star, has seven Earth-size planets

    TRAPPIST-1 Star, Has Seven Earth-size Planets

    TRAPPIST-1 star, has seven Earth-size planets

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  • 9 Scientists Discover New Miniature Frog Species in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have discovered seven new endemic species of Nyctibatrachus (night frogs). Four of these species are hardly 14 mm in length it is among the smallest ever described. Found through rainforests of Western Ghats in southern India.

    Seven new species discovered from the Western Ghats

    Seven New Species Discovered from the Western Ghats

    Seven new species discovered from the Western Ghats

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India May Meet Its Energy Needs by 2030 [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s energy requirements could be met through Helium 3 mined from Moon. In this way India may be able to meet its energy requirements from resources through Moon by 2030. It is ISRO’s future programme plan. Other countries are also working on this project.

    India would meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

    India Would Meet Its Energy Requirements from Moon by 2030

    India would meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

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  • 2 ‘8th Continent’ Zealandia Discovered [ Sci-Tech ]

    A new discovered continent to east of Australia: Zealandia. Satellite maps made using Earth’s gravitational field clearly show that Zealandia is a coherent geographical feature stretching from near Australia’s northeastern coast.

    World's 8<sup>th</sup> Continent Has Been Discovered

    World’s 8th Continent Has Been Discovered

    World’s 8th Continent Has Been Discovered

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  • 3 ISRO Successfully Launched Record 104 Satellites Including Cartosat-2 in Single Mission [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s space agency ISRO launched a record 104 satellites from single rocket. Rocket was launch from Dhawan Space Centre from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India has become first country to successfully carry so many satellites in a single mission.

    India to launch PSLV 37 with 104 satellites

    India to Launch PSLV 37 with 104 Satellites

    India to launch PSLV 37 with 104 satellites

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  • 4 ‘Thubber’ for Use in Soft, Stretchable Electronics [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University have created a novel rubber material which has high thermal conductivity and elasticity. The material nicknamed as ‘Thubber’. It will be helpful in developing soft and stretchable machines and electronics.

    Navid left, Jonathan center, and Carmel right researchers

    Navid Left, Jonathan Center, and Carmel Right Researchers

    Navid left, Jonathan center, and Carmel right researchers

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  • 5 NASA’S Chandra Satellite Detects Distinct X-Ray Signal [ Sci-Tech ]

    US space agency NASA’s Chandra X - Ray Observatory detected a very strange and distinctive X - ray signal from Milky Way galaxy. This observation can help scientists in proving existence of dark matter in universe. Researchers observed extra photons with energy of about 3500 elec

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  • 6 Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology. It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G networks. It will pave transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second (gbps) with a single channel using

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  • 7 Atomic Clocks on Indigenous Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1A Develops Snag [ Sci-Tech ]

    Atomic clocks on first satellite IRNSS-1A of NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), has developed a technical snag. It is indigenously built satellite-based positioning system.

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    Representational Image

    Representational image

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  • 8 ज्ञान-विज्ञान (Science Article in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    पृथ्वी: - दुनियाभर के वैज्ञानिक पृथ्वी के निर्माण की प्रारंभिक प्रक्रिया के समय उसके स्वरूप और स्थितियों से पर्दा हटाने के लिए सदियों से शोध कार्यों में जुटे थे। कुछ दशक पहले यह पता चला कि पृथ्वी के आंतरिक हिस्से में लौह व निकिल बहुतायत मात्रा में है, पर इसका अल्प हिस्सा यानी ला

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  • 9 ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO has successfully ground tested Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III. The performance of the Cryogenic Upper Stage during the test was as predicted. It was tested for 50 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Scientists Creates World’S First Stable Semi-Synthetic Organism [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), US have created world’s first stable semi-synthetic organism. It is a single-celled bacterium with an expanded genetic code. The semi-synthetic organism is the modified E. coli bacteria created by introducing DNA molecules.

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

    Single-celled Organism Can Hold on to the Synthetic

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

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  • 2 Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre Launched in Bengaluru [ Sci-Tech ]

    Boeing has announced launch of Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) in Bangalore. It will undertake “high quality technology-driven work” and engage in the development of software tools for airlines and airports.

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

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  • 3 Japan Launches First-Ever Military Communications Satellite Kirameki-2 [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japanese defence ministry’s first communications satellite was successfully placed in orbit. it is as part of the country’s efforts to upgrade the Self-Defence Forces’ (SDF). Upgrade to communications network to better deal with security challenges.

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan Ministry’s First Communications Satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

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  • 4 Scientists Spot Sunspot with Centre Twice the Size of Earth [ Sci-Tech ]

    The giant sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of Earth has got some new details. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new light. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new li

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  • 5 Silicon Identified as ‘Missing Element’ in Earth’S Core [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have claimed that Silicon is the ‘Missing Element’ in the Earth’s core. This discovery could help us to better understand how our world formed. Silicon likely makes up a significant proportion of Earth’s core after its major constituents

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  • 6 Union Commerce Ministry Launches SEZ India App [ Sci-Tech ]

    A mobile app called ‘SEZ India’ has been launched by the Commerce Ministry. Developers and units can now file all their transactions digitally through SEZ Online system and track the status through the SEZ India mobile app. This app launch comes right after the launch of Bhim ap

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  • 7 China to Set Up World’S Highest Altitude Telescopes in Tibet [ Sci-Tech ]

    China has started construction of the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet. The project will cost USD 18.8 million. The project was initiated by the Institute of High Energy Physics, National Astronomical Observatories, and Shanghai Institute of Micro

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  • 8 A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department [ Sci-Tech ]

    Aimed at benefiting tourists, Tamil Nadu government has launched a mobile application to provide information of famous destinations in the state. The application ‘Pinakin’ compatible for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded free of cost.

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

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  • 9 Europe’S First Underwater Museum Opens [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Museo Atlantico is the first of its kind in Europe and has been painstakingly put together by British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is Situated 14 metres underwater. It is featuring dozens of humanoid sculptures based on real people.

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

    Marine Life Swim, First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

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