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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Technology Challenge to Eliminate Human Entry into Septic Tanks [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched ‘Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems & Septic Tanks’ to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers & septic tanks.

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

    Image of Government Launches Technology Challenge

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  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 1 Scientists Found 240-Million-Year-Old ‘Mother of All Lizards’ [ Sci-Tech ]

    Fossil hundreds of millions of years old was recently identified as “mother of all lizards”. Ancient lizard was direct ancestor of approx. 10,000 species alive today that have inhabited planet for more than 240 million years. Megachirella fossil was found in Alps in northern Ital

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  • 2 CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN) [ Sci-Tech ]

    CIMON robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida to become 1stpersonal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space. CIMON will launch to International Space Station atop SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and will return to Earth on 13th Dec 2018.

    CIMON, AI-based space assistant for Germany’s DLR Space Adm.

    CIMON, AI-based Space Assistant for Germany’s DLR Space Adm.

    Image of CIMON, AI-based space assistant for Germany’s DLR Space Adm.

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  • 3 🌟 Complex Organics Bubble Up from Ocean-World Enceladus (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Geog. ]

    Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveal complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, strengthening idea that this ocean world hosts conditions suitable for life.

    Img of Complex Organics Bubble up from Ocean-World Enceladus

    Img of Complex Organics Bubble up from Ocean-World Enceladus

    Img of Complex Organics Bubble up from Ocean-World Enceladus

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  • 4 Scientists Just Found the Cause of Earth’S First Global Warming That Triggered Mass Extinctions [ Sci-Tech, Geog. ]

    When some of 1st worm-like creatures evolved at bottom of sea, they triggered wave of global warming that would lead to mass extinction. Based on limited fossil evidence available, that in following 100 million years mass extinctions would repeatedly strike Earth & its primitive

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  • 5 The Oldest Color Ever Discovered is 1.1 Billion Years Old [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists discovered oldest colours in geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath Sahara desert in Africa. Pigments taken from marine black shales of Taoudeni Basin in Mauritania, West Africa, were more than half billion years

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  • Sep 14, 2018
  • 1 Einstein’S Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-Star Systems [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was proven to work even in 3-star systems. Study conducted by scientists proved that legendary scientist was correct about gravity even in most extreme scales.

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-star Systems

    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proved in 3-star Systems

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  • 2 Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar, Driving Licence as ID Proof from Govt’S DigiLocker [ Sci-Tech, Computers, Railways ]

    Railways will accept soft copies of Aadhar & driving license provided they are in your DigiLocker, digital storage service operated by govt. that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on cloud.

    Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar & Driving Licence

    Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar & Driving Licence

    Image of Indian Railways to Accept Digital Aadhaar, Driving Licence as ID Proof

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  • 3 🌟 What is Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon, and Full Wolf Moon? (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Rare celestial event took place on 27th July when moon was visible to naked human eye in reddish colour. Scientists say this will be longest lunar eclipse of century & they have named this as ‘blood moon’.

    Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon & Full Wolf Moon

    Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon & Full Wolf Moon

    Image of Blood Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Supermoon, and Full Wolf Moon

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  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1 M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’S Smallest [ Sci-Tech, Computers ]

    Michigan Micro Mote, or M3, has been released & claimed to be smallest in world. What is M3 Computer? - Designed for Internet of Things (IoT) it measures 1 cubic mm. It packs sensors & other features into single package.

    Image of M3 Computer Claims to Be the World's Smallest

    Image of M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

    Image of M3 Computer Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

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  • Sep 9, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd to Implement Fertilizer Subsidy Disbursement [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Agri. ]

    NITI Aayog & Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) have signed Statement of Intent (SOI) to work together towards implementing Proof-of-Concept (“PoC”) application using Blockchain Technology for fertiliser subsidy management on 30th June, 2018.

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

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  • 2 Do It Yourself (DIY): Notifiability Check for Mergers & Acquisitions Under Competition Act, 2002 [ Sci-Tech, Eco. ]

    Competition Commission of India (CCI) launched Online Guidance System for determining notifiability of merger & acquisitions (combinations) in terms of Competition Act. Guidance System is named as “Do It Yourself (DIY): Notifiability check for mergers & acquisitions under Competi

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  • 3 Election Commission of India Launches Mobile App “cVigil” to Enable Citizens [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Chief Election Commissioner launched an Android-based mobile application named ‘cVigil’ for citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections. The app will help voters to share malpractice proof with the authorities.

    Image of features of Mobile App “cVigil”

    Image of Features of Mobile App “cVigil”

    Image of features of Mobile App “cVigil”

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 Union Minister of Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation Launches Mobile App ‘Reunite’ [ Sci-Tech ]

    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation launched mobile application ‘ReUnite’ to track & trace missing & abandoned children. App is developed jointly by NGO ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ & IT major Capgemini.

    Image of Union Minister of Commerce & Industry

    Image of Union Minister of Commerce & Industry

    Image of Union Minister of Commerce & Industry

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 NIWE Has Installed a Remote Sensing Instrument – LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has installed remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off Gujarat Coast. IREDA is non-banking financial institution under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Ministry Labour & Employment has developed Shram Suvidha Portal in central sphere to create conducive environment for industrial development. The Unified Shram Suvidha Portal is developed to facilitate reporting of Inspections, and submission of Returns.

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

    Image of Shram Suvidha Portal for Industrial Compliance

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  • 2 Where are EVMs Made? New EVM Production Facility Inaugurated at Bharat Electronics [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) empowers world’s largest democracy, India, by providing Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for various kinds of election. It has got 2 units, Control Unit (CU) & Ballot Unit (BU).

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

    Image of Indian Electronic Voting Machine

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  • 3 सौर चरखा लक्ष्य प्रक्षेपण किया जाएगा (Solar Charkha Mission Will Be Launched - in Hindi) (Part 11) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    सौर चरखा मिशन (लक्ष्य) लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा- सूक्ष्म लघू और मध्यम उध्यम मंत्रालय एमएसएमई का सौर चरखा मिशन, 27जून 2018 को राष्ट्रपति, राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा नई दिल्ली में लॉन्च (प्रक्षेपण) किया जाएगा। मिशन (लक्ष्य) में 50 क्लस्टर (समूह) शामिल होंगे और प्रत्येक क्लस्टर

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  • 4 सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार(National Award - Best Work SHGs - Hindi)(Part 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार- श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह ने दीनदयाल अंत्योदय योजना-राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण आजीविका मिशन (लक्ष्य) (DAY-NRLM) के तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले स्वयं सहायता समूहों को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार दिए। यह समुदाय संस्थानों के उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन के लि

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  • 5 Invasive Species: Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France [ Env. ]

    For two decades, sizable, squishy invaders are permeate French ecosystems & preying on small, soil-dwelling creatures. Invaders are giant hammerhead flatworms - brightly colored specimens.

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

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  • 6 K2-236b: Indian Scientists Discover Planet 600 Light Years Away [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Team of scientists from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, discovered sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size exoplanet, which is about 27 times mass of Earth & 6 times radius of Earth.

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    Image of Planet 600 Light Years Away

    Image of Planet 600 light years away

    • Exoplanet

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 🌟 CSIR Lab to Give Technology for India’S First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech ]

    Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) & RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd signed MoU for transfer of technology for India’s 1st Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project on 10th June, 2018.

    Image of India’s First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project

    Image of India’s First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project

    Image of India’s First Indigenous Lithium Ion Battery Project

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  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 1 IRCTC Introduces Bagasse Based Food Packaging to Commemorate World Environment Day 2018 [ Env., Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways PSU IRCTC introduced bagasse based food packaging to commemorate World Environment Day 2018. Details regarding Bagasse based food packing by IRCTC. This initiative comes as a part of the Railways’ drive to go green as it also aims at boosting the nation’s sug

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Environment Ministry, Teri & UNEP Strategize the Roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the World [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs by highlighting importance of sustainable smart cities. By 2050, India’s population is expected to grow to 1.7 billion, adding further pressure on country’s u

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  • 2 ‘Catastrophic’ Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef During 2016 Heatwave [ Env. ]

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered “catastrophic die-off” of coral during extended heatwave in 2016, threatening broader range of reef life than previously feared. Scientists have recorded worst mass coral bleaching event on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

    Image of Threats to Coral Reefs Climate Change

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

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  • 3 🌟 Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018 Approved (Important) [ Env., Bills, Disaster Management ]

    Union Cabinet approved proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in Parliament on 13th June, 2018 after wide consultation w/leading Indian experts & international experts.

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 “Methanol Economy” NITI Aayog Working on Road Map on World Environment Day, 2018 (Important) [ Eco., Env. ]

    NITI Aayog is working on roadmap for full-scale implementation of methanol economy in country in near future, which would curb pollution, & reduce India’s dependence on oil imports as well.

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Uses and Advantages of Methanol

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Scientists Discover a New Human Organ ‘Interstitium’ (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists have discovered new organ ‘Interstitium’ in human body, discovery that could help scientists understand spread of cancer within body. Findings of study were published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal on 27th March, 2018.

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

    Image of Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Strange Antarctic Phenomenon Has Cold Water Floating on Warm [ Sci-Tech, Geog. ]

    Iceberg chunks breaking off floating ice shelves proves melting- considered main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. New research reveals disconcerting finding that is invisible to naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

    Image of Strange Antarctic Phenomenon

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  • 2 Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone’S Magma Transition Zone [ Sci-Tech, Geog. ]

    Computer models helped researchers simulate conditions beneath Yellowstone, North America’s largest super volcano, allowing them to discover zone that controls movement of magma that flows out from Earth’s mantle during eruption.

    Image of Yellowstone's Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

    Image of Yellowstone’s Magma Transition Zone

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  • 3 UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles [ Env. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities & higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles & bags on their campuses.

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    Image of Beat Plastic Pollution

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    • Directive by commission come

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 Volcanic Thunder Recorded for the First Time [ Sci-Tech, Geog. ]

    When volcanoes erupt, they often do so thunderously. But until recently, scientists are unable to distinguish sounds of eruption from sounds of volcanic thunder. Only by cross checking map of volcanic lightning were they able to distinguish what on recording was volcanic thunder.

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Researchers have discovered & confirmed 840 small worlds in distant, hard-to-reach area beyond Neptune. This is single largest finding of planets ever made & increases number of distant planets around sun by 50%.

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

    Image of Newly Discovered 840 Small Planets

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  • 2 India’S Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long Hindon Elevated Road [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    Primary objectivity of the road was to ease traffic movement from Ghaziabad to New Delhi & vice versa. Hindon Elevated Road Project is being India’s longest elevated road reducing hour-long journey to just 18 minutes.

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 Km Long

    Image of India’s Longest Elevated 10.3 km Long

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  • 3 What is Iridium Messaging? Network Gets Boost from SpaceX [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    10 more satellites for Iridium’s commercial communications network flew into orbit Friday aboard Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, raising total number of upgraded Iridium spacecraft launched to 50 & clearing way for lift-off of SpaceX supply ship Mond

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 World Bank Approves Rs. 6,000 Crore Atal Bhujal Yojana [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env. ]

    World Bank has approved Water Resources & River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 cr. worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. Scheme will be implemented over period of 5 years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 w/assistance from World Bank.

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    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

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  • 2 DARKNESS: World’S Largest Superconducting Camera Can Spot Nearby Exoplanets [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have developed world’s largest superconducting camera that can spot planets around stars near our solar system. Distinguishing that planet’s light from its star can be problematic.

    Image of DARKNESS: World's Largest Superconducting Camera

    Image of DARKNESS: World’s Largest Superconducting Camera

    Image of DARKNESS: World’s Largest Superconducting Camera

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  • 3 🌟 DNA Computers Can Grow Itself- Store More and Be Faster Then Conventional Computers (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Computers ]

    Scientists have designed new, super-fast computer made of DNA molecules that grows as it computes & can outperform all standard systems in solving practical problems. Researchers from University of Manchester showed feasibility of engineering universal turing machine (UTM) - comp

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