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

    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

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  • 2 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Env. ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

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  • 3 Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways [ Env. ]

    The railway is one of the most fundamental (apart from roads) means of transportation. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Hg, Fe, Co, Cr, Mo) contents were established in soil and plant samples collected in different areas of the railway junction. T

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  • 4 Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 5 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Env. ]

    For security, 202 stations identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance. Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environmen

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  • 2 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Env. ]

    The Government of India undertook study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Monsoon is the manifestation of seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Vertical moist stability is the key parameter in the variation of monthly convection over o

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  • 3 Digitization of Museum Collections and Impressions of Inscriptions on Paper [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 4 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

    Dr

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  • 5 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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  • 6 Lebong Omani Music Unique to Tripura – Special Focus Art & Culture [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 2 Antibiotics Resistance:Antibiotics in Animal Feed-Overuse of Antibiotics for Growth Promotion [ Env. ]

    US-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP), found samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab found resistant to a range of critical antibiotics.

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image Shows the Examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 Flexible and Strong Artificial Silk Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 5 Difference Between Biomethane and Fossil Fuel-India’S First Bio-CNG Bus Developed by Tata Motors [ Env. ]

    India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organized by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

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  • Aug 2, 2017
  • 1 Underwater Abandoned Nets (Ghost Nets) Off Kerala Coast Major Threat to Marine Ecosystem [ Env. ]

    Ghost nets have become greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. Ghost nets have destroyed or threatened underwater reefs required for flourishing fish stock by ‘stifling cover’. Globally, an estimated 10 % reduction in fish catch is blamed on ghost nets.

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

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  • 2 Environment Ministry Approves Projects in 3 States Under NAFCC [ Env. ]

    Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The projects would be funded under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

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

    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 Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel Won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation [ Env. ]

    Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for 2017 for introducing eco-friendly and cost saving dual fuel 1400 HP Diesel engines on DEMU trains.

    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

    • Major landm

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  • 3 ISRO’S GSAT-17 Launched Successfully from French Guiana [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 4 Amazon Ask for Drone Technology Patent in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    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

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  • 5 Kerala Government Adopts ’Green Protocol’ for Nature-Friendly Weddings [ Env. ]

    Kerala State government has taken big step in the direction of pollution free environment by adopting Green Protocol to make the weddings more nature-friendly. The protocol is adopted under anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission of Kerala government.

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on Disposable Glasses and Plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

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  • 6 IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 7 Arun Jaitley Inaugurats Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka [ Sci-Tech ]

    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 [ Sci-Tech ]

    ’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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  • 2 जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 (GSLV Mark-3 in Hindi ) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना: -अंतरिक्ष असीम है। अनंत संभावनाएँ हैं। भारत ने स्वतंत्रता के बाद से अंतरिक्ष के क्षेत्र में कदम रखना शुरू किया। आज हम अंतरिक्ष के विस्तार में अपने भविष्य को तलाश रहे हैं। 5 जून को भारत अपना अब तक का सबसे वजनी यानी 640 टन के रॉकेट (अग्नि बाण) जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 का प्रक्

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  • 3 अंतरिक्ष ( Space in hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    नया देश: - अंतरिक्ष में नया देश बसाने की तैयार हो रही है। ऐसा देश, जहां कोई धर्म या जाति नहीं होगी। एस्गार्डिया नामक इस देश के संविधान पर तो काम बाकी है। पर इसका अंतरिम प्रमुख तय हो गया है। रूसी अंतरिक्षयात्री व अरबपति इगोर अशरबेयली इसके हेड (प्रमुख) ऑफ (का) नेशन (राष्ट्र) होंगे

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