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  • Apr 9, 2018
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    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
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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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  • Apr 6, 2018
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    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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    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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    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
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    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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    ???? 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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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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.… (97 more words) …

  • Mar 29, 2018
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    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

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    Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “Meeting the government’s vision of 100 % electrification of public transport and 40 % of personal mobility by 2030 is a huge challenge”. It is expected that Indian passenger vehicles market would… (347 more words) …

  • Mar 26, 2018
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    About 330 million people in India has been facing severe droughts issues this year. The coal-fired power plants –the major source of electricity in India are at the same time facing huge deficits, resulting in energy crisis.

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  • Mar 21, 2018
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    The first Pelican Festival was hosted by Andhra Pradesh Tourism department at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh. Recently, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary was recognised as one of the largest pelicanry in the world.

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  • Mar 20, 2018
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    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its payload red Tesla Roadster into orbit finally landing into the ocean. Two of the Falcon Heavy’s rocket cores successfully touched down back on Earth after takeoff.

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    Country’s first ever chat-based job search mobile app ‘Empzilla’ has been launched to simplify the communication process between jobs seekers and recruiters. Overcomes existing limitations of employers and job seekers making selection process quick and cost effective.

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  • Mar 19, 2018
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    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.

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    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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    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… (234 more words) …

  • Mar 18, 2018
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    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.

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    ‘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, &… (964 more words) …

  • Mar 15, 2018
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    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… (268 more words) …

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    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.

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    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.

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  • Mar 12, 2018
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    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

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  • Mar 4, 2018
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    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… (440 more words) …

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    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.

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  • Mar 1, 2018
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    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… (382 more words) …

  • Feb 28, 2018
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    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 (NeGD) and… (199 more words) …

  • Feb 23, 2018
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    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… (280 more words) …

  • Feb 22, 2018
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    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… (471 more words) …

  • Feb 19, 2018
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    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… (475 more words) …

  • Feb 16, 2018
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    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.

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    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… (213 more words) …

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    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… (237 more words) …

  • Feb 15, 2018
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    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… (177 more words) …

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    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.

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  • Feb 14, 2018
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    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 -… (421 more words) …

  • Feb 12, 2018
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    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.

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  • Feb 11, 2018
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    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… (333 more words) …

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    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 across India.… (322 more words) …

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