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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Alternative Fuels in India- What are the Advantages of Methanol as Fuel? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

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    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Fund will promote gen

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 First NIC-CERT Launched by MeitY to Prevent, Predict Cyberattacks on Government Utilities [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities.

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    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    Image of Cyberattacks in India

    NIC-CERT

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  • 2 What is Meteor Shower? What are Other Meteor Showers? [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Rocks and dust particles from space close to Earth’s atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those entering and blazing through the atmosphere are called meteors. Geminid Meteor Shower in 2017 was observed on December 13.

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    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor Shower

    What Causes a Me

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  • 3 Excitonium is the Latest New State of Matter- What are Other States of Matter? [ Science/Technology ]

    Physicists from University of Illinois discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was theorized almost 50 years ago. Term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin.

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    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

    Image of Excitonium Latest New State of Matter

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  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 1 Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA satellites have been observing new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely seen rapid geological processes, which could model the mysterious terrain of Mars.

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    Map of Hunga Tonga

    Map of Hunga Tonga

    New volcan

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 Rajasthan First State with Hindi E-Mail IDs [ Science/Technology ]

    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 📹 Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.

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    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 2 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ Environment/Ecology ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Econo

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 BrahMos Test Success Means India Can Take Out Target in Minutes: 10 Facts [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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    Image of BrahMos Test Success

    Image of BrahMos Test Success

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 COP 23 / CMP 13 - Bonn, Germany Highlights (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body for Paris Agreement.

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  • 2 🌟 Mission Electrification and Railway Green Initiatives - Focus of IREEE 2017 (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

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    Electrification of Railways Chart

    Electrification of railways chart

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is UNs District Energy in Cities? EESL Launches $454 Million (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

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    Image of District Energy in Cities

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 What are Hackathons and an Appathons?- GCCS 2017 [ Science/Technology ]

    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.

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    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

    Image of India Smart Grid Week 2017

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 Mission Innovation Smart Grids for Renewable Energy [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

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    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 INS Sarvekshak to Carry Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy in Dar-Es-Salaam [ Science/Technology ]

    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

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    Map of Pemba Channel

    Map of Pemba Channel

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog and AQI - (Part 2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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  • 2 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Household Air: Choose cleaner fuels -not kerosene, wood or coal. Support bottled gas, biogas, solar, or electrification. Choose cookstoves that reduce particulate emissions.

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  • 3 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People: Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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    Lancet Commissio

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 What are Various BS Fuels? BS -VI Auto Fuel to Be Introduced Early in NCT Delhi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    To satisfy India’s commitment at COP 21 for reducing vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency – (reducing the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment), India is following regulatory pathway for fuel quality and vehicle emissions standards termed as Bharat Stage (B

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  • 2 Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT) Discuss Building Trust in Digital Economy [ Science/Technology ]

    First ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Open Conference was held in India in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. Indian Compute Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) received the host country award from the APCERT, handed over by Japan CERT (JPCERT).

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    Image of Circles of Trust

    Image of Circles of Trust

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  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 1 What is Majuli Island? Controlling Erosion of Majuli Island-Floating B4 Boat Labs [ Environment/Ecology ]

    To safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island- world’s largest riverine island using government is conducting research on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River.

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    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

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  • 2 India’S First Electric Bus Service Launched in Himachal Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India’s first electric bus service launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot and first in world at an altitude of 13, 000 feet.

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    • Electric bus will ply between Manali an

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  • Nov 12, 2017
  • 1 SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project for conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

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    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 Government Notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 prohibiting range of activities in wetlands replacing earlier 2010 rules.

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change Notified New Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

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  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 1 India Hosts Global Wildlife Programme to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Environment/Ecology ]

    To address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa, India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

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    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 2) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Computers – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 1) [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no choice

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