Science & Technology: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Indian Global Positioning System [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) deployed an indigenous regional positioning system- “Navigation with Indian Constellation” (NavIC). Consists of seven satellites providing Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services in Indian mainland and surrounding region up to 1500

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads. Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) based mapping for making road inventories and condition survey.

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

    Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 India Quake App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination [ Science/Technology ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched India Quake application developed by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) for automatic dissemination of earthquake parameter (location, time, and magnitude) after the occurrence of earthquakes.

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

    Key Features of India Quake App

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  • 2 Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills: IISER [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram developed hydrophobic and oleilophilic gelator that can take up oil on contact. It is a cost effective method to recover marine oil spills.

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

    Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills IISER

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  • 3 What are Sprites (Spacecraft) and Breakthrough Starshot? [ Science/Technology ]

    Breakthrough Starshot is a research and engineering project by Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of light sail spacecraft, named StarChip. They are capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.37 light-years away, at speeds between

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  • 4 Ocean Observation Systems [ Science/Technology ]

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences implements Ocean Observations System programs since 1996 to acquire real-time, time series data on surface meteorological and upper oceanographic parameters from the Indian seas including from the Indian Ocean Region.

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

    Image of Ocean Observation Systems

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  • 5 Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing [ Science/Technology ]

    CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL Ltd. developed a process to convert waste polyethylene and polypropylene into petrol and diesel. One kilogram of waste polyethylene and polypropylene can be converted to either about 600 - 650 ml of pet

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog Clears Six Proposals for High-Tech Public Transport [ Science/Technology ]

    The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has approved six public transport proposals conditional on trial runs and safety measures before commercial operations.

    National Institution for Transforming India

    National Institution for Transforming India

    National Institution for Transforming India

    Metrino

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  • 2 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Science/Technology ]

    Government of India approved the establishment of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) at village Jasaur Kheri & Kheri Jasaur, near Bahadurgarh, District Jhajjar, Haryana. GCNEP sixth R&D unit under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Location of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

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  • 3 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Science/Technology ]

    High altitude cloud physics observatory was established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats- gateway for the monsoon of India to observe cloud and rain processes over that region with state of the art instruments.

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Science/Technology ]

    Museum collections are being digitized under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Digitization of Museum Collections with Government so far providing financial assistance to 18 museums.

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    Digitization of Museum Collections

    • Scheme aims to

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  • 2 Scientists Develop Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    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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  • 3 Lebong Omani Music Unique to Tripura – Special Focus Art & Culture [ Science/Technology ]

    Tripura the third smallest country of India has a tropical monsoon climate so it is mostly surrounded with tall green grass and Angiospermae across year. So, creative and fun-loving local peoples have found an entertaining and eco-friendly way to clear their exasperating pests.

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Fast Breeder Reactors now In Indian Power Plants: Everything You Should Know About Reactors [ Science/Technology ]

    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) carrying out a R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past 30 years. A test Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), is in operation from 1985 onwards which has provided valuable feedback. Based on this 500MWe Protot

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 Flexible and Strong Artificial Silk Developed [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists from the University of Cambridge developed super-stretchy and strong artificial (synthetic) spider silk, almost entirely composed of water. The synthetic spider silk mimics properties of spider silk, one of strongest natural materials. It has range of applications from

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  • 2 School of International Biodesign Develops SOHUM:Indigenous Low-Cost Hearing Screening Device [ Science/Technology ]

    School of International Biodesign (SIB) startup Sohum Innovation Labs India Pvt. Ltd. developed SOHUM, an indigenously developed low-cost hearing screening device for newborns. The Sohum aims to make this battery-operated non-invasive screening device available across the country

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  • 3 3D Printing- 3D-Printed Soft Silicone Heart [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart resembling and functioning like human organ. Not exact replica but can still save lives and serve as an artificial heart while waiting for heart transplant.

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image Shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

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  • 4 ISRO Earns 6.1 Million Euros from 29 Nanosatellite Launches on June 23 [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organization’s (Isro+) commercial arm Antrix earned 6.1 million euros from the launch of 29 Nano satellites from 14 + countries on June 23, adding to the 157 million euros it earned from foreign launches in the last four years. While the space agency has

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 What is Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) - in News- Found in UP Assembly [ Science/Technology ]

    Dangerous plastic explosive preferred by militants as it cannot be easily detected owing to its colorless crystals. PETN can be kept hidden in a sealed container or an electrical equipment surpassing security checks.

    Image of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

    Image of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

    Image of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

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  • 2 ISRO’S GSAT-17 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Science/Technology ]

    Latest communication satellite GSAT-17. Heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana (Flight VA238), 3, 477 kg Launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

    Image of satellite GSAT-17

    Image of Satellite GSAT-17

    Image of satellite GSAT-17

    • Carries payloads in No

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  • 3 Amazon Ask for Drone Technology Patent in India [ Science/Technology ]

    Amazon has asked for patent in India for drones, or unscrewed autonomous vehicles (UAV) to deliver ordered books with extra anti-hacking protection according to the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Amazon's Proposed Parachute Delivery

    Amazon’s Proposed Parachute Delivery

    Amazon’s Proposed Parachute Delivery

    H

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  • 4 IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists at IIT Kharagpur has come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. The technology is in the process of being patented.

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

    Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

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  • 5 Arun Jaitley Inaugurats Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka [ Science/Technology ]

    The newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated at Chitradurga in Karnataka.

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

    Location of Chitradurga in Karnataka

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 MERIT App,Merit Order Stack and E-Bidding Portal for Utilization of Domestic Coal [ Science/Technology ]

    ’MERIT app or Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency and the e-bidding portal provide e-Bidding solution to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for procurement of power by transferring their domestic coal under the scheme o

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Rooftop Solar to Become Norm by 2040: Niti Aayog [ Science/Technology ]

    Rooftop solar to be norm in the country by 2040, according to Niti Aayog’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP). Increased electricity share may not be viable to tap rooftop solar for homes.

    • Share of solar and wind is expected to be 14 - 18 per cent: 9 - 11 per cent in electricity

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  • 2 Opportunity Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    Opportunity Mars rover of NASA has found the edge of a crater on the red planet which could be lake of liquid water. It has founded rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater which were either transported by a flood or by wind.

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

    Rover Mark Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 10 Satellites Launches by SpaceX from California [ Science/Technology ]

    A SpaceX launched 10 communications satellites into orbit from California just after two days of successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket was launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles by low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight ti

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  • 2 ISRO Launch 31 Satellites with PSLV Rocket [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successful launched the Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites of other countries by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The weight of the Cartosat-2 series is 712 kg.

    • In 30 co-passenger satellites 29 satellites are

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Father of India’S Nuclear Fusion Predhiman Krishan Kaw Passed Away [ Science/Technology ]

    Padma Shri Prof Predhiman Krishan Kaw father of India’s nuclear fusion reactor program is passed away at the age of 69 years due to Parkinson’s disease in Ahmadabad, he is the founder of Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) at Gandhinagar in 1986 and also has served as director of

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  • 2 World’S First Train That Runs on Virtual Tracks Launched by China [ Science/Technology ]

    China has launched world’s first train which will run on the virtual track by using sensor technology. The train has rubber wheels and plastic core. This train is developed on new technology which has been copyrighted by China Rail Corporation.

    Image of World’s First Train that runs on Virtual Tracks

    Image of World’s First Train That Runs on Virtual Tracks

    Image of World’s First Train that runs on Virtual Tracks

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