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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 Upgrading of Aerospace Technology, ISRO’S Successful Experimental Missions [ Science/Technology, Space/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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    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

    Image of Upgrading of Aerospace Technology

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  • 2 New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Science/Technology, 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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  • 3 Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Science/Technology, 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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  • 4 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/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.

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

    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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    📝 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) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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.

    NCERT Lectures Study Material for Competitive Exams-Updated for 2018 -

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Education, Science/Technology, 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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    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    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.

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

    TRAPPIST-1 System Image

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  • 2 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    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 touch around 10 million units annuall

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Water Crisis in India- is India Heading to ‘Day Zero’? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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.

    Map of 54% of India's Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells Are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1 Pelican Bird Festival at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology, Culture ]

    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.

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1 SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    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.

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

    SpaceX Launches Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

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  • 2 First Chat Based Job Search App ‘Empzilla’ [ All Upd. ]

    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.

    Image of The Hindu, based on Census 2011

    Image of The Hindu, Based on Census 2011

    Image of The Hindu, based on Census 2011

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 IREDA and RUMSL Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. 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 [ Science/Technology, Space/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. [ Environment/Ecology ]

    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 [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    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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    Image of Pratyush: India’s Fastest Supercomputer Unveiled

    Image of Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled

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

    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.

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    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 [ Science/Technology ]

    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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    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 [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

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