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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 Largest Volcanic Region on Earth Under Antarctica [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth two kilometers below the surface ice sheets covering West-Antarctica. Found almost 100 volcanoes with the highest as tall as the Eiger stands at almost 4, 000 m in Switzerland.

    Image of Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

    Image of Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

    Image of Landsat Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) Project

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 2 Major Afforestation Schemes of Environment Ministry (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    To achieve targets of National Forest Policy to maintain 33 % forest and tree cover the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has 2 major afforestation or tree plantation schemes: National Afforestation Programme (NAP) scheme and National Mission for a Green

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  • 2 🌟 Flood Forecasting and Management (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    For flood forecasting Central Water Commission (CWC) uses manual as well as telemetry data. Installation of automatic data acquisition systems and satellite based data transmission system (telemetry) taken up by CWC during IX Plan.

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    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

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  • 3 🌟 Editing the Genes of Human Embryos: Moral Issues (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    Oregon Health and Science University scientists’ successfully edited genes of human embryos correcting defective DNA that can cause inherited diseases. They used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to alter single-cell human embryos allowing specific sections of DNA to be a

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  • 4 🌟 Distribution of Methane Hydrate- Methane Hydrate Under South China Sea Exploited (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    China was successfully in producing natural gas from methane hydrate in the South China Sea (SCS) - total of 309, 000 cubic meters of natural gas was produced from gas hydrate in 60 days. India also has rich deposits of methane hydrates.

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

    Image Shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in Orange Color

    Image shows Occurrences of Methane Hydrates in orange color

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  • 5 🌟 2014-2017 Achievements in Space Sector (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. India is in top six space faring nat

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  • 6 🌟 Food and Seed Irradiations (Important) [ Science/Technology ]

    Radiation in agriculture is used for developing improved varieties of seeds increasing the GDP of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is using radiation-induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding to develop several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice, and jute fo

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  • 7 🌟 Fact Box: First National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare unveiled India’s first National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22) with elimination deadline set at 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline.

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

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  • 8 🌟 Aadhaar Privacy Issues (Important): mAadhaar App for Aadhaar Data- UIDAI [ Science/Technology ]

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’- mobile app for syncing Aadhaar data. Allows users to carry Aadhaar information including number, name, date of birth, gender, and address on smartphones.

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

    Image of 12 Digit Aadhaar Number

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  • 9 🌟 NASA and Venus – Important Information [ Science/Technology ]

    What is NASA? : NASA stand for National Aeronautics and Space Administration It has been an independent agency of the executive branch of the United Nations Federal Government. It does the work of the space programme and it does its research on aeronautics and aerospace research

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 2 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Pollution- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 3 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 4 🌟 Rustom-II, India’S Combat-Capable, Drone Successfully Completes Maiden Test Flight- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Rustam-II is the two-tonner indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform, aka TAPAS 201 developed by defense and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).During the test, TAPAS 201 accomplished the main objectives flying, such as take-off, bank, level flight and landing

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  • 5 🌟 India, Russia Agree to Double the Range of BrahMos Missile- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    The Brahmos missile jointly developed by India and Russia is the deadliest cruise missile in the world- supersonic speed with deadly accuracy and ability to hit targets 290 km away. Missile can be fired from a standoff range without the Indian forces coming under enemy fire.

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  • 6 🌟 India’S First Solar Storage Power Plant of India at Andaman- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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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  • 7 🌟 Urja Ganga Launched in Varanasi - Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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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  • 8 🌟 Porbandar-Wansjaliya, Okha-Kanalus Sections of Gujarat Become Green Train Corridors- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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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  • 9 🌟 Rajasthan: First State to Adopt LED Street Lights in All ULBs- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    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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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 ISRO, NASA for 2021 NISAR Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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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