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  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 1 Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project [ Sci-Tech ]

    China launched remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite launch centre in the southwest Sichuan province. This launch was the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project. The launch is the 260th mission of the Long March rocket family.

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    Launches Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project

    Launches remote sensing satellites of Yaogan-30 project

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177 (Important) [ Env., Ranks & Indices ]

    The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings, released on the sidelines of World Economic Forum meet in Davos saw India slip to bottom five in a list of 180 countries. India was placed at 177 position.

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    Image of India Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177

    Image of India slips to bottom of green ranking at 177

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 What is the FAME India Scheme? [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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    Image of FAME India Scheme

    Image of FAME India scheme

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Monsoon Mission [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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    Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM

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  • 2 Inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project was officially launched on 27th Dec 2017 for providing affordable high-speed internet service to every household in the state at a nominal rate. Fibre Grid project also termed as Triple Play2 Services envisages to provide internet, television and

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) [ Env. ]

    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

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    Image of Solar Power Projects

    Image of solar power projects

    Several Solar E

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  • Jan 21, 2018
  • 1 What Makes Golden-Crowned Manakin Special? Scientists Discover First Hybrid Bird [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have discovered the first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest - a golden-crowned manakin with yellow feathers. Such hybrid species among vertebrates are exceedingly rare.

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    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin Yellow Feathers Hybrid

    Image of Golden-Crowned Manakin yellow feathers hybrid

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  • Jan 15, 2018
  • 1 Philippines: Lava Flows from Mount Mayon Volcano [ Env. ]

    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mount Mayon volcano to a three on a scale of five. It indicates an improved tendency toward a risky explosion. Lava flowed less than half a mile down a gulley from the crater. Ash clouds appeared mid-sl

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  • Jan 10, 2018
  • 1 Schaller’S Wood Scorpion: New Species Discovered in Tripura [ Env. ]

    Scientists discovered Schaller’s wood scorpion (Liocheles schalleri) at Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura and named it in honour of wildlife biologist George Schaller who studied wildlife across the world, including the snow leopards of the Himalayas and Central India’s tigers.

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 Exoplanets Discovered Through AI [ Sci-Tech ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of two new exoplanets, Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g using a deep learning neural network — an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that mimics the workings of a human brain. This was first time AI was used for

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Alternative Fuels in India- What are the Advantages of Methanol as Fuel? (Important) [ Env. ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Fund will promote gen

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 First NIC-CERT Launched by MeitY to Prevent, Predict Cyberattacks on Government Utilities [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities.

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    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    Image of Cyberattacks in India

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  • 2 What is Meteor Shower? What are Other Meteor Showers? [ Env. ]

    Rocks and dust particles from space close to Earth’s atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those entering and blazing through the atmosphere are called meteors. Geminid Meteor Shower in 2017 was observed on December 13.

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    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor Shower

    What Causes a Me

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  • 3 Excitonium is the Latest New State of Matter- What are Other States of Matter? [ Sci-Tech ]

    Physicists from University of Illinois discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was theorized almost 50 years ago. Term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin.

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    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on Mars [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA satellites have been observing new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely seen rapid geological processes, which could model the mysterious terrain of Mars.

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    Map of Hunga Tonga

    Map of Hunga Tonga

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 Rajasthan First State with Hindi E-Mail IDs [ Sci-Tech ]

    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 📹 Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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    Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Env. ]

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.

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    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 2 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ Env. ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ Env. ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Econo

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Env. ]

    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 COP 23 / CMP 13 - Bonn, Germany Highlights (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body for Paris Agreement.

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  • 2 🌟 Mission Electrification and Railway Green Initiatives - Focus of IREEE 2017 (Important) [ Env. ]

    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

    Electrification of railways chart

    Electrification of Railways Chart

    Electrification of railways chart

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is UNs District Energy in Cities? EESL Launches $454 Million (Important) [ Env. ]

    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

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    Image of District Energy in Cities

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 What are Hackathons and an Appathons?- GCCS 2017 [ Sci-Tech ]

    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.

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    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 Mission Innovation Smart Grids for Renewable Energy [ Env. ]

    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

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    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 INS Sarvekshak to Carry Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy in Dar-Es-Salaam [ Sci-Tech ]

    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog and AQI - (Part 2) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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  • 2 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 3) [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Household Air: Choose cleaner fuels -not kerosene, wood or coal. Support bottled gas, biogas, solar, or electrification. Choose cookstoves that reduce particulate emissions.

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    Lancet Commission on Poll

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