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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 India’S First Solar Storage Power Plant of India at Andaman- Important [ Sci-Tech ]

    First city-scale battery Solar Storage Power Plant of India is going to be setup at Andaman- well known for its fabulous beaches.NTPC, the largest power generation utility of India will construct two solar storage plants with total 25 mw (megawatt) capacity at Port Blair under th

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  • 2 🌟 Urja Ganga Launched in Varanasi - Important [ Sci-Tech ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He also launched other schemes worth of Rs 5000 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency. Gas pipeline would provide piped cooking fuel to residents of the eastern r

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  • 3 🌟 Porbandar-Wansjaliya, Okha-Kanalus Sections of Gujarat Become Green Train Corridors- Important [ Sci-Tech ]

    Union Ministry of Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors. All trains passing on these 175-km long lines are now equipped with bio-toilets making them waste discharge free zone as part of the Swachh

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  • 4 🌟 Rajasthan: First State to Adopt LED Street Lights in All ULBs- Important [ Sci-Tech ]

    Rajasthan is 1st state of India to adopt Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) of Central Government in all urban local bodies (ULB) of state. It will begin replacing around 5 lakh conventional street lights with LED street lights across the state.

    Location of Rajasthan

    Location of Rajasthan

    Location of Rajasthan

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  • 5 ISRO, NASA for 2021 NISAR Mission [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO and NASA have launched NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite by 2021. Satellite to be most expensive earth-imaging satellite costing around $1.5 billion. Aims to study global envi

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  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1 Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System Developed by All-Women Team of IIT Delhi Researchers [ Sci-Tech ]

    All-women team of researchers from IIT Delhi developed a new drug delivery platform based on nanoparticles with ability to boost the efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level and improve chances of recovery from cancer-related bacterial infections.

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

    Image of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery System

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  • 2 IISc Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Sensitive CO Sensor [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers developed a highly sensitive, low cost miniature nanometre-scale carbon monoxide (CO) sensor for pollution monitoring using novel fabrication technique not involving costly lithography technology.

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

    Image of Fabrication Process Flow

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  • 3 Maharashtra Government $270 Million from Green Climate Fund [ Env. ]

    Maharashtra Government is getting help of $270 million as Green Climate Fund (GCF) from 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG). Amount invested in state government’s integrated watershed program- Jalyukt Shivar Yojana to augmented ground water in drought affected areas.

    Image of $270 Million As Green Climate Fund

    Image of $270 Million As Green Climate Fund

    Image of $270 Million As Green Climate Fund

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 NSDC and Google India Launches Mobile App Development Program [ Sci-Tech ]

    The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India jointly launched Android Skill Development program for improving mobile developer ecosystem. NSDC’s partners will design and deliver 100-hour course outside the formal education system.

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

    Image of Average Retention Curve for Apps

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  • 2 India Ratifies 2nd Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol [ Env. ]

    India ratified second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to contain the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and deposited Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.

    Image of The Kyoto Protocol

    Image of The Kyoto Protocol

    Image of The Kyoto Protocol

    • India became 80th count

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  • 3 ISRO Developing Hyperspectral Imaging Earth Observation Satellite [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is launching a full-fledged Earth observation (EO) Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS). ISRO’s HySIS satellite can observe 55 spectral or colour bands from 630 km above ground.

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

    Image of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

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  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Bionic Leaf: Bacteria Can Convert Solar Energy to Liquid Fuel [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from Harvard University created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel. Work produces an “artificial leaf, ” using a catalyst to make sunlight split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with a bacterium engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus

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  • 2 Degradable, Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic: NGT Bans Use of Non-Biodegradable Plastic Bags [ Env. ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns in the entire national capital Delhi with a fine of Rs. 5, 000 on possession of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns

    Image of Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable Bags

    Image of Biodegradable Vs Nonbiodegradable Bags

    Image of Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable Bags

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Indian Global Positioning System [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 2 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Env. ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

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  • 3 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Env. ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Steps to Reduce Depletion of Groundwater Resources [ Env. ]

    The National Water Policy (2012) formulated advocates conservation, promotion and protection of water and highlights the need for augmenting the availability of water through rain water harvesting, direct use of rainfall and other management measures.

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

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  • 2 Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW [ Env. ]

    As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 KVPY-2017 Exams to Be Held on 5th November 2017

    The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) program started in 1999. Started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Last date for closing of online application for KVPY 2017 exam on 23rd august 2017.

    KVPY 2017 Exams to be Held on 5<sup>th</sup> November 2017

    KVPY 2017 Exams to be Held on 5th November 2017

    KVPY 2017 Exams to be Held on 5th November 2017

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  • 2 खोज ( Search in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    सरस्वती खोज: -भारतीय अंतरिक्ष वैज्ञानिकों के एक दल ने आकाशगंगाओं का एक बहुत बड़ा समूह (सुपरक्लस्टर) खोजा है जिसका आकार अरबों सूर्यों के बराबर है। इसका नाम सरस्वती रखा गया है। पुणे स्थित ’इंटर यूनिवर्सिटी (विश्वविद्यालय) सेंटर (केन्द्र) फॉर (का) एस्ट्रोनॉमी (खगोल) एंड (और) एस्ट्रो

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  • 3 Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution [ Env. ]

    Researchers from University of Hyderabad found that Castor bean plants prove useful in fighting soil pollution by absorbing toxic heavy metals from soil due to industrial pollution.

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Key Facts

    • Roots, leav

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  • 4 Aarambh Mobile App for Road Maintenance [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 5 Green Climate Fund: NABARD’S AMA with GCF [ Env. ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) becoming first Indian organisation to get Direct Access Entity status of the GCF providing first step to access GCF resources.

    Image shows GCF Architecture

    Image Shows GCF Architecture

    Image shows GCF Architecture

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Sagar Vani: Information Dissemination System for Coastal Community [ Env. ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched Sagar Vani, an integrated information dissemination system to serve coastal community, especially anglers with advisories and alerts towards safety at Sea. Developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

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  • 2 India Quake App for Earthquake Parameter Dissemination [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 3 Gelator to Remove Oil from Spills: IISER [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 4 What are Sprites (Spacecraft) and Breakthrough Starshot? [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 5 Ocean Observation Systems [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 6 Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing [ Sci-Tech ]

    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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  • 7 SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks: Harms of These Chemicals [ Env. ]

    According to SC directives, no firecrackers manufactured shall contain antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in any form whatsoever. The substances cause air and noise pollution. Court asked PESO to ensure compliance by manufacturers.

    SC Bans Antimony,Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

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