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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 Famous Space Landers to Explore the Moon’S Mysteries [ Science/Technology ]

    Luna 9: -internal designation Ye-6 No. 13, was unmanned space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme. This was the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon and send images to Earth. This spacecraft was launched by the S. P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation on

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 Robots Can Check Pipelines for Leakage [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras has developed a robot to check pipelines for leaks and other faults named Endobot. This robot is to be marketed by an IIT Madras incubated startup, Salinas Integrity. According to Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation in IIT Madras since water pipes typically have an in

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  • 2 India’S Rare Life-Sized Stucco Sculpture Unearthed in Telangana [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian archaeologists unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet, Telangana. This is biggest stucco sculpture found in India till date. As per archaeologists, life-size figurine represents a Bodhisattva in Jathaka Chakra. It was cr

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  • 3 Air Conditioning is the World’S Next Big Threat [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Air conditioning has played a significant role in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades by letting people work even in extreme hot conditions. According to the International Energy Agency because of the combination of population growth, rising incomes,

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 NASA’S Dragonfly to Explore Saturn’S Moon for Origins and Signs of Life [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics for Space Administration announced to launch Dragonfly drone helicopter to Saturn’s largest moon Titan in search of building blocks of life in 2020 to explore the unique and richly organic World Titan. Mission aims to reveal clues to how life may have arisen

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  • 2 International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Across the Country [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 celebrations focuses on biodiv

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  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 1 Launch of ‘Cloud-Proof’ Earth Observation Spy Satellite RISAT-2B [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched an earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B on 22 May 2019. This spy satellite can take high resolution images of the earth during day and night. The satellite can work under cloudy conditions to keep an eye on terror camps a

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 Kerala Assembly to Digitize All Its Records Under Its E-Vidhan Initiative [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Kerala Legislative Assembly recently announced initiative to digitize all its records and proceedings under its ambitious project called E-Vidhan which enables state legislature to go fully digital and completely paperless.

    Aim is to digitize and make their functioning paper

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  • 2 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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  • 3 Stubble Burning Issue & Supreme Court’S Observations [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, like paddy, wheat, etc. , after harvesting is known as Stubble burning. The practice was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use.

    Farmers in the neighboring states Har

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  • 4 First Plane to Fly Through Venus [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Science & Technology a Virginia-based Global Aerospace company is planning to build a plane that will fly through Venus’s atmosphere in 2021.

    Project would see the plane cruise through sulfurous skies of Venus for years, sampling the

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Six U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Be Set Up in India [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In order to boost the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation at the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security an agreement was signed between India and US. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary of India and the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and interna

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  • 2 Units of Measurement of Kilogram,Kelvin,Mole and Ampere Redefined [ Science/Technology ]

    Representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world’s definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, which i

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  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 1 Superconductivity Discovered to Conduct Electricity Perfectly at the Highest Temperature [ Science/Technology ]

    The Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US studied a class of materials with superconductivity observed at temperatures of about minus 23 degrees Celsius. This record was 50 degrees more than the previous confirmed record. Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly

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  • 2 Novel Molecule Identified to Control Hyper Inflammation [ Science/Technology ]

    A novel small protein has been identified that can effectively control inflammation leading to better treatment outcomes by IIT Kanpur researchers. Inflammation control by molecules that are undergoing clinical trials may not be optimal due to inherent drawbacks.

    The work was do

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Bihar Encephalitis Outbreak [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district has killed more than 60 children below age of 10. Nearly 150 children have died and many more are still under critical condition in a recent outbreak of AES locally known as Chamki Bukhaar.

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  • 2 VELA-Launched as the Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy. It was launched, on 06 May 2019. This event reaffirms the steps taken by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in the ongoing ‘Make in India’ programme, which is be

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Radio Rib Antenna of RITSAT-2B [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit on 22.05. 2019 at 2: 20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed in 7 mi

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  • 2 Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    An awareness campaign named ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ was launched ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22. This campaign was displayed at major airports across India.

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  • 3 The Teenage Climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish school girl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change. She has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian Lawmakers.

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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  • 2 The GOI & IIT-Delhi to Set Up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies.

    This includes implementation of susta

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  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1 Scientists Looking to Successfully Levitate Objects with Light [ Science/Technology ]

    By creating nanoscale patterns on the object’s surface Scientists have designed a way to levitate and propel objects. This work is a step towards developing a spacecraft that could reach the nearest planet outside of solar system in 20 years, powered and accelerated only by light

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  • 2 Cosmic Ray Lab Reveals High Voltages in Thunderstorm with ‘Muon’ Telescope [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cosmic Ray Laboratory (CRL) of the Tata Institute Fundamental Research (TIFR), located at the Melkavvatti road junction nearby Ooty (Tamil Nadu), made the announcement of its phenomenal discovery on production of unimaginably high voltage in a thunderstorm.

    Muons recharged p

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 Oil Discovery in Krishna Godavari Basin Reported by Vedanta [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Multiple reservoir zones were discovered in the well H2 within the Mesozoic sequence between the depths of 3,310 metres to 4,026 metres with hydrocarbon indications during drilling and downhole logging. The oil and gas operations of Vedanta’s comprise the assets of Cairn India wh

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  • 2 In the Wayanad District of Kerala 5 Cases of Monkey Fever Have Been Confirmed [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Karnataka is reeling under an outbreak of monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD). Authorities are taking measures, including vaccination to combat disease and spread of it in the state. Among 10 suspected cases of monkey fever reported, 5 of them were confirmed to be of as

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  • 3 Vernal Equinox [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun the corresponding instant of time is commonly known as an Equinox. Some of The equinoxes and solstices are caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit. At the equinox, the sun crosses the

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  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1 Mytilopsis [ Science/Technology ]

    Mytilopsis leucophaeata is a genus of small freshwater false mussels in the family. A family of small freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve molluscs constitutes Dreissenidae. They attach themselves to stones or to any other hard surface using a byssus.

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  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 1 Remote Surgery Conducted by the Chinese Surgeons Using 5G Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a remarkable development in the field of medical science the Doctors in China have conducted 5G Surgery in the Shennongjia forestry district branch of Taihe Hospital. This remote surgery was also broadcasted exclusively to an expert team in Taihe Hospital in the city of Shiyan

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  • Jul 5, 2019
  • 1 Kumbh Sanitation Plan [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kumbh Mela of 2019 succeeded in a big way to send out a message of sanitation to the society. Kumbh Mela is being held in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj from January 15 to March 4. Nearly lakhs of pilgrims attend this fair over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bat

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