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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1Building Igloos on Moon- What is the Difference Between Lunar Soil and Earth Soil? [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    ISRO is doing experiment on probable structures for lunar habitation with academic institutions: Different options are being prepared about requirements & complexities of habitats.

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    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

    Image of Building Igloos on Moon

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana…

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

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  • 4Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Defense, ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New…

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  • 5Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c…

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  • 6Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Eco., Env., Agri. ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo…

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  • 7Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Env. ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “…

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  • 8Indian Railways Inducts 2 State-of-the-Art High Horse Power Locomotives Employing Insulated [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian Railways in collaboration with General Electric (GE) has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on state of art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. 700 locomotives will be 4500HP WDG4G and rest 300 locomotives will be of 6000HP.

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project - Multi-Institutional Effort (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    INO project is building excellent underground laboratory in India. Project includes 4 construction: 1. Construction of underground laboratory with facilities at Pottipuram in Tamil Nadu. 2. Construction of Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector for studying neutrinos.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

    Map of INO project Pottipuram (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu.

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  • May 24, 2018
  • 1 What is Supercritical CO2? Next Generation Clean Energy Technology (Important) [ Sci-Tech ]

    A supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility has been developed at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Technology has the potential to replace nuclear and thermal power plants. Loop technology reduces the water consumption, with less emissions of greenhous…

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 2) [ Sci-Tech ]

    TOPEX/Poseidon - Joint satellite mission launched by NASA and French space agency in year 1992 to map ocean surface topography, First satellite to precisely measure the rising sea levels. It mapped global currents for the first time and monitored effects of currents on global cli…

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 1) [ Sci-Tech ]

    Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of e-NAM Platform

    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of e-NAM Platform

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 3) [ Sci-Tech ]

    IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel Scientists at IIT Kharagpur come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set - 2) [ Sci-Tech ]

    IISc scientists develop first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility - Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have indigenously developed country’s first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility.

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology and Space Part 1 (Set -1) [ Sci-Tech ]

    MedWatch - Indian Air Force launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’, Comprises host of features that will provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel, It acts as a reminder for timely immunization for the children of all Air Warriors, enabling ‘Mis…

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  • 4India’S First AI Research Institute Opened in Mumbai [ Sci-Tech ]

    Wadhwani Artificial Intelligence is India’s first research institute dedicated to developing artificial intelligence solutions for social good in Mumbai. Focus to harness the power of AI to solve deep rooted problems in healthcare, education, agriculture, and infrastructure to ac…

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  • May 14, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Successful Launch of Chinese Remote Sensing Satellites of Yaogan-30 Project - 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.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions for AIIMS GK 2018 Part 2 (Set 1) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    MedWatch - Indian Air Force launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’, Comprises host of features that will provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel.

    • It acts as a reminder for timely immunization for the children of all Air Warriors, enabling ‘Mi…

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  • May 13, 2018
  • 1What is WP-29? What are CAFE Norms? National Automotive Policy Aims for Holistic Development [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Department of Heavy Industry is formulating National Automotive Policy for holistic development of automobile sector in India through a series of one to one stakeholder consultation.

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    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants since 1991

    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants since 1991

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1ISRO to Have Humans Working from ‘Igloos’ on the Moon [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    To extend space research, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on building igloo-like habitats on the lunar surface for potential future missions. ISRO plans to build igloos to protect astronauts working in space.

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    Image of ISRO to Have Humans Working From ‘Igloos’ On the Moon

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  • May 6, 2018
  • 1Weeds Threaten Gujarat’S Lion and Their Prey [ Env. ]

    Two shrubs lantana camara and cassia tora spreading in the Gir forest are threatening Asiatic lions but large number of herbivorous animals like deer on which these lions feed. Experts and forest department officials said that the spread of lantana camara (locally known as indrad…

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  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants- What is Fly Ash? (Important) [ Env. ]

    ASH TRACK Mobile App was launched by the Ministry of Power for better management of fly ash produced by thermal power plants. App provides an interface between fly ash producers (Thermal Power Plants) and potential ash users such as – road contractors, cement plants etc.

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1DRDO Tests Rustom-2 Drone [ Sci-Tech, Defense ]

    Rustome-2, also known as TAPAS-BH-201, is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tested at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

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    Image of Aeronautical Test Range challakere

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  • 2 What is Nagoya Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity and CITES? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Agri. ]

    The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in field of genetic and taxonomic studies, research, and training, conservation of India, including species and habitat assessments.

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    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1India Poised for a Leap in Electric Mobility [ Policy-Governance, Env., Speeches ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1What are Adverse Effects of Illegal Mining? Steps to Curb Illegal Mining and Theft in Coal Mines [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Steps to Curb Illegal Mining of Coal - 1. Dozing off and filling up of rat holes with stone and debris wherever possible. 2. Digging trenches to isolate illegal mining sites. 3. Erecting concrete walls on mouth of abandoned mines

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 What is Green Good Deeds Campaign? Clean Air Campaign to Control Delhi Pollution (Important) [ Env. ]

    After several poor air quality days during winter, the Centre and Delhi government initiated a two-week Clean Air Campaign in in Delhi from February 10 to February 23 not only as a symbolic exercise, but a serious effort to drastically bring down pollution.

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Sci-Tech, Space and ISRO ]

    The 41st flight of PSLV (PSLV-C39) that took place on August 31, 2017 with Indian Regional Navigational Satellite (IRNSS-1H weighing 1425 kg) could not reach the designated orbit, is considered as a failure.

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  • 2New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A simple DNA screening test called Sema4 Natalis to detect 193 childhood-onset diseases, including epilepsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cancer was developed by a US-based genomic testing company.

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

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  • 3Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists developed a new system to non-invasively identify the breast cancer patients who would respond to chemotherapy within two weeks of beginning treatment. The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breast…

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  • 4What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists based on 20 years of observations and data, have calculated that sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age, said the team of researchers from San Diego.

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    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 3) [ Env. ]

    Government forms committee to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton - Department of Biotechnology in Ministry of Science and Technology constituted Field Inspection and Scientific Evaluation Committee (FISEC).

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Env. ]

    SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017 - 2031 - Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project, For conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity,

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 1) [ Env. ]

    India awarded Certificate of Commendation by CITES for its effort to combat illegal wildlife Trade - By Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 3) [ Env. ]

    Solid Waste Management in India - Solid Waste Management term used to refer to the process of collecting and treating solid wastes. 📝 Changes to improve waste management in India: Behaviour modification among citizens and institutions, Municipal bodies should have an integrated s…

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 2) [ Env. ]

    📝 Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM - Models real time information on wind, temperature and humidity in digitized format. Objectives of Monsoon Mission: To setup state of the art dynamical modeling frame work for improving prediction skill of: Seasonal & extended range prediction system…

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 1) [ Env. ]

    Gobar Dhan Yojana Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel - Scheme to convert cattle dung into biogas & bio-fertilizers, One of many agricultural focused announcements made in budget 2018 – better hygiene & ODF.

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Prof. Yashpal - Indian scientist, educator and educationist, Known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, Chairman of UGC from 1986 to 1991, Made Marconi Fellow in 1980 for his work at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 1) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Metallic Hydrogen created - Made by applying almost five million atmospheres of pressure to liquid hydrogen, 1st time hydrogen existed in metallic state, Can act as superconductor and revolutionize rocketry.

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S…

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Numerous fully-solved NEST Physics questions with detailed illustrated explanations. Concise study notes focusing on aspects important for real exam.