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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 IREDA and RUMSL Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of Two Large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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  • 2 January 2018 Was Driest January in India Since 1901 [ Env. ]

    The month of January was the driest in the country since record keeping began in 1901. Just 2.2mm of average rain was recorded across India till January 24. India Meteorological Department (IMD) data spanning the past 117 years reveals that so far driest January was in 2007, when

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  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Gobar Dhan Yojana: Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government launched ‘Gobar Dhan Scheme’ to convert cattle dung into biogas and bio-fertilizers with aim to benefit farmers and help villages sustain hygienic living conditions.

    The Gobar Dhan scheme is one of many agricultural focused announcements made in the budget this ye

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  • 2 🌟 What is Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers? Gigantic Project (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env., Committees & Bodies ]

    ‘Linking of rivers’ aims at transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Based on National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD, & GR) in Aug

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 GOLD and ICON of NASA to Explore the Ionosphere [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    NASA has announced two missions to explore the little-understood area of 96 km above Earth’s surface called Ionosphere. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission was launched in January 2018, and the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched

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  • 2 Vulnerable Odisha Tribe First to Benefit from Forest Act. [ Env. ]

    Mankidia, one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha, were denied habitat rights inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) under the historic ‘Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act’, 2006.

    Map of Simlipal National Park

    Map of Simlipal National Park

    Map of Simlipal National Park

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  • 3 Pratyush, India’S Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled [ Sci-Tech, Computers ]

    India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The supercomputer has been named as ‘Pratyush’ meaning Sun.

    Image of Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled

    Image of Pratyush: India’s Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled

    Image of Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled

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  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 1 विज्ञान और विश्वास (Science and Faith - in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना: - विज्ञान की अवधारणा मानव को एक बेहतर जीवन के लिए अग्रसर करती है। आग जलाने और पहिए के आविष्कार से मानव ने विज्ञान के ककहरे को सीखा, चाहे अनजाने में ही। तब से वर्तमान तक मानव विज्ञान के सिद्धांतों को आत्मसात कर रहा है। लेकिन कई बार विश्वास के चश्मे से विज्ञान पर संदेह

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys- are Humans Next? Ethical Issues with Human Cloning [ Sci-Tech ]

    For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique to create healthy monkeys- earlier the same technique was used to clone Dolly, the sheep. The creation of monkeys by cloning brings science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

    Image of ethics of cloning

    Image of Ethics of Cloning

    Image of ethics of cloning

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  • 2 New Fossil Breaks Assumptions on How Human Race Spread- Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa [ Sci-Tech ]

    Discovery of prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel and tools suggest that human ancestors left Africa far earlier than previously thought prompting scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate the planet.

    Image of how humans spread from africa

    Image of How Humans Spread from Africa

    Image of how humans spread from africa

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 What is CVI? Rough Sea Eroding Coastal Villages in South Gujarat [ Env., Geog. ]

    Gujarat’s 1, 617 km coastline the longest in the country is the lifeline and is being chewed away across large swaths by the Arabian sea. The tides and currents are becoming high, thus reaching the villages on the banks of Arabian Sea.

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

    Image of Gujarat Coast Eroding Away Land

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 MeitY Launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative to strengthen cybersecurity ecosystem in India in line with Government’s vision for a ‘Digital India’. It was launched in association with National e-Governance Division

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  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 1 Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav: Saksham-2018 [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Saksham-2018. Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Saksham 2018 campaign aims at raising awareness amongst the citizens, on the need for cons

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Single Database for Ground Water (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Hydrology Project is an on-going pan India project being implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR with the World Bank assistance. The project envisages to cover the entire country as the earlier hydrology projects covered only 13 States.

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 What is DHARMA? International Dam Safety Conference to Be Held at Thiruvananthapuram [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams.

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef Causing Sea Turtles to Be Born Female (Important) [ Env. ]

    Rising temperatures in Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef are causing the vast majority of Green Turtles born to be female. Why Sea Turtles are Born Female? - The gender of green turtles is determined by temperature.

    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

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  • 2 CancerSEEK- Detection of Surgically Resectable Cancers with a Multi-Analyte Blood Rest [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A new blood test that can now detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. Cancer SEEK is the name of the blood test, which is used to detect the eight type of cancers in the early stage.

    Image of cancer seek

    Image of Cancer Seek

    Image of cancer seek

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  • 3 What is Super Blue Moon? Observed on January 31 to Mark Last of Trilogy [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The January 31 full moon was special due to three reasons- it was last in a trilogy of “supermoons”, it is about 14 per cent brighter than usual and is the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon”, which happens every two and a half years, on average.

    Image of Super blue blood moon

    Image of Super Blue Blood Moon

    Image of Super blue blood moon

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 Indian Science Congress in Manipur University, Manipur [ Sci-Tech, Important Days ]

    Manipur Central University, Imphal will host the prestigious 105th Indian Science Congress from March 18 to 22 this year. The five-day prestigious programme is likely to be attended by 5, 000 to 6, 000 delegates from various parts of India and abroad.

    Map of Manipur Central University location

    Map of Manipur Central University Location

    Map of Manipur Central University location

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  • 2 Use of Bio-Diesel in Railways .What are Bio-Diesel Grades: B5, B10, B20, B50, and B 100? [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Indian Railways has tested the bio-diesel of different feed stock (Jatropha, Mahua, pongamia, waste cotton seed, Fish Oil, Soyabeen oil, Palm stearin etc. ) in the different blending ratio such as B5, B10, B20, B50 and B 100.

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Effect Climate on Rainfall Distribution Pattern of India. is It Due to Global Warming? (Important) [ Env., Geog. ]

    Government has undertaken many research studies to analyze the impact of global warming and climate change on rainfall pattern in India using observed rainfall data from more than 3000 rain-gauge stations spread over the country for 115 years (1901 - 2015).

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

    Map of Climate Change on Rainfall Pattern in India

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

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  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 1 Swachh Survekshan 2018: [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government announced the launch of cleanliness survey for the year 2018 as part of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Survekshan 2018. Will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population.

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Scientists discovered a new species of blind fish named ’Schisturalarketensis’ inside a cave in ‘East Jaintia Hills’ district of Meghalaya. Fish is named after Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of Blind Fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

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  • 2 Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi: New Night Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists discovered new species of frog named Mewa Singh’s night frog (Nyctibatrachusmewasinghi) in Kozhikode’s Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala in Western Ghats in small stream running along the Peruvannamuzhi dam. It is latest contribution to spurt in amphibian discoveries

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 Photovoltaic Road Tested in China [ Sci-Tech ]

    China successfully tested its first photovoltaic (solar) highway based on home-grown technology in country’s eastern Shandong province and became the second country in the world to construct a photovoltaic highway. The road provides wireless charging systems for electric vehicles

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  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Ash Content in Indian Coal? Difference Between Drift Theory & in-Situ Coal Seam (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Geog. ]

    Quality of Coal (ash content in the coal) is one of the important factors, which directly affects the power generation in the thermal power plant. Poor quality of coal or high ash content in coal reduces the efficiency of the steam power plant.

    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

    Image of Drift Theory & In-situ Coal

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 First Digital Online Oncology Tutorial [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    The first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry was launched as part of a national program to be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.

    Image of oncology in India stats

    Image of Oncology in India Stats

    Image of oncology in India stats

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 Sabarimala Temple Cleanliness (PPP CSR Cleanliness Initiative) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    In 2015, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited joined hands with the organizers of the Sabarimala pilgrimage to support an initiative to clean up waste accumulated during the pilgrimage period.

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

    Image of Cleaning of Sabrimala Temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

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  • 2 What is Bombogenesis? [ Env., Geog. ]

    Bombogenesis is a popular term that describes a mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies. It means rapidly deepening extra tropical cyclonic low-pressure area. Other names for Bombogenesis: Explosive cyclogenesis.

    Image of Bombogenesis

    Image of Bombogenesis

    Image of Bombogenesis

    • Weather bomb

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  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 1 What is Blue Flag Certification? Launch of Blue Flag Pilot Project for Beach Clean-Up [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched pilot project ‘Blue Flag’ to develop and enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches. Increase upkeep and basic amenities at beaches.

    Image of Blue Flag Certification

    Image of Blue Flag Certification

    Image of Blue Flag Certification

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