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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 Olive Ridley Turtles [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Olive Ridley turtles are the migratory species that come to India for nesting during the winter season. They are famous for synchronized nesting in mass numbers and this kind of nesting is referred to as Arribadas. They are found in warm and tropical waters such as the Pacific Oc

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Global Bio-India Summit [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Global Bio-India Summit-2019 was organized in New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. This Summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and co-organized by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. Th

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  • Dec 20, 2019
  • 1 Ghoramara, Sunderbans Delta [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Ghoramara is island of Sundarbans Delta facing issues of rising sea level, flooding, high tide and submergence. People of this island are migrating to other islands like Ganga and Sagar islands. Ghoramara Island is located near the Sagar Island and it lies in the Sundarbans delta

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  • 2 Ken-Betwa Interlinking Project [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ken Betwa interlinking project is India’s first river interlinking project which transfers water from surplus area in Madhya Pradesh to water deficient areas in Uttar Pradesh. It will help the Bundelkhand region of UP and MP. In the first phase, the project involves the construct

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  • 3 Global Cooling Prize [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Geography ]

    Warming up of planet and climate change increases the demand for cooling air conditioners. 1.2 billion Room Air Conditioning units are present globally and it is likely to increase to 4.5 billion by 2050. Increase in the use of air conditioner will also increase the earth tempera

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Plastic Waste in Development of Roads [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Non-Biodegradable plastic waste is one of the biggest threats to the environment and human health. To tackle the challenges of plastic waste the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway converting plastic waste with the Bitumen to build green, all-weather sustainable roads and High

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  • 2 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 1 Avian Botulism [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Botulism is a bacterial disease that recently caused many deaths of migratory species at Sambhar Lake. More than 18,000 carcasses of birds were found in Lake. It is a bacterial disease which is caused by clostridium botulism bacteria. This disease mostly affects animals and human

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  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 1 Antimicrobial Resistance the World Health Organization [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    The World Health Organization celebrates World Antibiotic awareness week globally between 18 - 24 November every year globally to create awareness on the antibiotics. This year its focus was on preventing infections by sanitation, vaccination and safe sex. Antibiotic resistance o

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  • 2 Tuberculosis Global Tuberculosis Report-2019 [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Health Organization’s “Global Tuberculosis Report-2019” stated that the incidence of TB in India decreases from 27.4 lakh to 26.9 lakh from 2017 to 2018. Incidence of TB per lakh also decreases from 204 in 2017 to 199 in 2018. The rifampicin resistance has increased from 32

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  • 3 Cartosat-3 India’S Polar Satellite [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C47 along with Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial Nano satellites (United States) will be launched by ISRO on November 25,2019 into Sun’s-synchronous orbit. The satellite will be launched by PSLV-C47, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle into Sun

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  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 1 Sambhar Lake [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Sambhar Lake is India’s biggest inland salt water lake and UNESCO world heritage site located at Jaipur district in Rajasthan. It is protected under the Ramsar Convention which has a global recognition to conserve wetlands. It is host to lots of migratory birds mainly Flamingo’s.

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  • 2 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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  • Dec 9, 2019
  • 1 India’S Noise Regulation Rules [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Noise pollution is the propagation of noise with harmful impacts on the human activity or animal life occurring mainly due to human activities. Ambient noise levels have been increasing from various sources. like industrial activity, loudspeakers, music systems, noise from the ve

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  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 1 Single Use Plastics Rise of Plastic Consumption in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Single Use Plastics or Disposable plastics include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of the examples include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. The Prime Minister of India at the S

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  • 2 Tiger Conservation in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam and Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The number of tigers in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has increased by efforts taken by Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF). Nagarjuna-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also the largest tiger reserve and it spreads over five districts of Andhra Pradesh

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  • Nov 29, 2019
  • 1 Dhanush Artillery Guns [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Dhanush is the first indigenous long range artillery gun introduced in the Indian army on 4th November, 2019. It was manufactured by the Jabalpur based Gun Carriage Factory. Indian Army which began inducting the indigenously upgraded Dhanush artillery guns entire order of 114 gun

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  • Nov 28, 2019
  • 1 Wastelands the Land Resource Department [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Remote Sensing Centre prepared a wasteland Atlas being released by the Land Resource Department. Degraded forests, overgrazed pastures, drought-struck pastures, eroded valleys, hilly slopes, waterlogged marshy lands, barren land etc constitute to Wastelands.

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) [ Science/Technology, Railways ]

    Real Time Information System is a significant step of the Indian Railways that will help in monitoring precise speeds and movements of the trains throughout the journey right from the starting position to the destination. Nearly 500 passenger locomotives of the South Central Rail

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  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 1 Rise of Sea Level [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    Rise of Sea Level includes increase in the Global emissions which are leading to global warming and climate changes. Increase in the temperature would lead to increase in the volume of seawater and increase in the Global temperature would lead to melting of glaciers both are lead

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Created Havoc in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    People in Delhi NCR are facing one of the worst ever spells of air pollutions since the end of Diwali 2019. The burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh cause a lot of air pollution in Northern India and mostly in Delhi NCR. Some of the factors causing

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  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology Part 2 [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine.

    Needs and Its Significance to India

    • DRDO develope

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  • 2 Snow Leopard Survey [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature and natural resources (IUCN) reclassified the snow leopard from endangered to the vulnerable category in the IUCN red list on 14 September 2019. India is planning for the first time to survey on snow leopard population and its ge

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  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 1 Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology [ Science/Technology ]

    AIP is a marine propulsion technology which access non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. On 30th Oct 2019, DRDO tested a land based prototype of an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for submarine. The prototype operation at the naval materials rese

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  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 1 MoU Signed Between ISRO and DRDO to Provide Technologies for Human Space Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    In a significant development in the field of Space and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to provide technologies for development of human centric systems for Hum

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  • 2 Inauguration of 50 Kilowatt “Gandhi Solar Park” at UN Headquarters [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Prime Minister of India inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the Headquarters of United Nations (UN) on 24th September 2019. The solar park was inaugurated at UN Headquarters New York City during a special commemorative event that celebrated the 150th anniversary

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Su-30 MKI Successfully Tested Astra’ Air-to-Air Missile [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence and Technology, an indigenous air-to-air missile ‘ASTRA’ has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha on 16th September 2019. As a part of user trial, the beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 M

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  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 1 A New Species Cryodrakon Boreas Identified [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    A new species named Cryodrakon Boreas has been identified by the Paleontologists in Western Canada. This species is believed to have flown over the heads of dinosaurs. Paleontologists are the person who studies fossil animals and plants. The Cryodrakon boreas has a wingspan of 10

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  • 2 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1 Blackest of All Materials Created by MIT Engineers [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A material being claimed to be 10 times blacker than anything has been created by the Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The material has been created from a vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, or CNTs microscopic filaments of carbon that the team grew

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