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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Wants Chandrayaan 2 to Land on Moon’S South Pole [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered into Moon’s orbit on 20 August 2019. The next target of ISRO is to make Chandrayaan 2 landing on the South Pole of the Moon. Chandrayaan 2 was launched on 22 July 201

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 National Genomic Grid to Be Set Up for India-Specific Cancer Research [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    In a significant development towards Health and Family Welfare so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced to set up a National Genomic Grid. The Gen

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 Lab Grown Meat Developed by IIT Guwahati Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed lab grown meat on August 25,2019. This meat will have the essential nutrients and is being considered as an important step towards cruelty-free food.

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  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 1 Ban on Single Use Plastic Materials by the Indian Railways [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    All regional offices have been asked by the Union Ministry of Railways to ensure complete removal of single-use plastics from all railways stations effective from 2 October 2019. The main aim is to shield the environment from menace of plastic. All plastic material with less than

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 India to Assist UAE in Launch of Its First Spacecraft “Hope Probe” [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Space and Technology, the UAE Space Agency and ISRO will work together to launch UAE’s first spacecraft “Hope Probe” by July 2020. The President of UAE announced the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission Project in 2014 itself. UAE

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Innovation for Clean Air Initiative Launched in Bengaluru [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    In a significant development towards Clean Air Initiative, India and UK have together launched a two year joint initiative at Bengaluru (Capital of Karnataka). The main aim is to provide a unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data thereby supp

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.

    This ISRO unit is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and ind

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  • 2 Ocean Energy Received Renewable Energy Status [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth, Geography ]

    The Ocean Energy has now been assigned Renewable Energy status by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Hereafter energy produced using various forms of ocean energy such as tidal, wave and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) will be considered as Renewable En

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • 2 Tamil Yeoman Tamil Nadu’S State Butterfly [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. Earlier this species was notified by an order on lines of the State Tree (Palm), Bird (Emerald Dove), Flower (Gloriosa) and Animal (Nilgiri Tahr). Cirrochroa thais is

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 New Lizard Species Named After Lord Indra [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new lizard species has been found in micro raptor stomach and it has been named after Lord Indra. This lizard represents a new species-Indrasaurus Wangi unlike any previously known. Microraptor is a genus of small, four-winged paravian dinosaurs who would normally eat fish, mam

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 New Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Identified [ Science/Technology ]

    A new species of duck-billed dinosaurs has been identified by the Scientists from US and Spain. This species is believed to have had roamed the Earth around 80 million years ago. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower jaw, shaped like two trowels lay si

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  • 2 Decline in Paddle Stubble Burning by 41% (Policies and Governance, Environment) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    As per the Union Minister there has been a reduction of 41 % in stubble burning cases in UP, Punjab, Haryana in 2018 as compared to 2016. Various government efforts were put in for consideration under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Depression Over Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep Area [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    A Low pressure zone was created over Southeast Arabian Sea and along the east central regions of the Arabian Sea. This included the adjoining areas of Lakshadweep. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning arou

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  • 2 Launch of ET Government Portal [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    The Vice President of India launched ET Government Portal. The adoption of digital technology shall improve the governance and timely delivery of services to citizens. The technology can help in reducing corruption thereby ensuring transparency and improving the delivery of servi

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 ( Questions 1 to 10) Part 1 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS exam 2019. Subscribe Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit -https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/ You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Do

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains GS Paper 3- 2018 (Questions 11 to 20) Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

    Please find below the most important paper discussion for the upcoming IAS Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete video. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the option “Download PDF”.

    Q 11. How are the principles foll

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Mangdecchu-Hyrdoelectric Power Plant in Bhutan [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Mangadecchu-Hydroelectric Power Plant project was inaugurated on 02 August 2019 in Bhutan by the Prime Minister of India. This hydroelectric plant is going to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This is a hydroelectric plant with a cost of around Rs. 4500 c

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tri-Netra Technology Trials Conducted [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    As per the railway Minister of India during the Question Hour Session of the Rajya Sabha the Indian Railways is conducting TRI-NETRA for detecting obstructions of track. The previous technologies developed first of all in 2002 - 03 could not prove to be successful in detecting th

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 Steps Being Taken to Control Spread of Fall Army Worm [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is taking several steps to control the spread of Fall Army Worm in the country. The term “armyworm” can be referred to several species with invasive behaviour on a massive scale at larval stage.

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  • 2 Chandryaan-2 Successfully Launched [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched by GSLV-MkIII-M1 on 22 July 2019 from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Due to a technical snag the previously the launch was aborted. This was India’s second mission after Chandrayaan-1 whi

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  • 3 CARE4U App Launched for Elderly People [ Science/Technology ]

    The students of IIT Kharagpur have developed an application called CARE4U that connect the caregiver to the elderly person. The app would further help in geriatric care. In case the elderly person falls down, the exact location can be tracked using this app. The caregiver is conn

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Two Exoplanets Found Orbiting Around 8-Billion-Year-Old Red Dwarf [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Astronomers at Calar Alto Observatory have found evidence of two potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting around The Teegarden’s Star. The instrument used for this purpose was Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Sp

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 Brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Designed [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully finished designing the brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is the largest radio telescope in the world. The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 Auto-Immune Diseases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    A condition in which one own immune system mistakenly attacks one’s body. The immune system acts as a guard against germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. In other words the immune system protects our body from disease causing organisms by releasing antibodies to counter it.

    I

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 The Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Papua New Guinea has the most active volcanoes in the South West Pacific. The Ulawun Volcano being one of the world’s most hazardous erupted on 26th June 2019. Earlier in the month of June 2019 two massive volcanic eruptions took place in Papua New Guinea

    A massive spewing lava h

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  • 2 The physical and chemical nature of ancient plasterwork decoded [ Science/Technology ]

    IIT Madras’s Researchers have uncovered the microstructure of the binding materials used in plasterwork during the Mughal period in between 13th to 16th century. Ornamentation done on interior or exterior wall structure or along ceilings and walls is known as Plasterwork.

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 India’S First Braille Laptop for Visually Impaired Developed [ Science/Technology, Computers & ICT ]

    IIT-Delhi has developed India’s first Braille laptop named ‘Dot Book’ for visually impaired persons. Laptop was developed on the basis of multiple user trials taking care of preferences and needs of the use community.

    This affordable device will help to provide equal opportuniti

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