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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 National Science Day Observed in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    In India February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day every year. It aims to impart scientific temper in minds of people of all age groups. Theme of year 2017 is “Science and Technology for especially abled persons”.

    National Science Day observed on 28 February

    National Science Day Observed on 28 February

    National Science Day observed on 28 February

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  • 2 Scientists Develop a New Flexible Material That Tougher Than Steel [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japanese scientists have develop a new flexible material that is tougher than steel. Newly discovered material is combining hydrogels with woven glass fibre fabric. It may have a wide range of potential applications.

    Newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel

    Newly Developed Fiber-reinforced Hydrogel

    Newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel

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  • 3 CBEC Launched a Mobile Application for Goods and Services Tax [ Sci-Tech ]

    Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC launched a Goods and Services Tax (GST) mobile application. It is for taxpayers to readily access a host of information related to new indirect tax regime. Application is aimed at improving ease of doing business and providing outstanding

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  • 4 Astronomers Discover 7 New Earth-Sized Exoplanets [ Sci-Tech ]

    Astronomers have discovered for first time seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life. Lead researcher Michael Gillon, with University of Liege in Belgium discovered that these exoplanets are orbiting a star 39 light years away.

    TRAPPIST-1 star, has seven Earth-size planets

    TRAPPIST-1 Star, Has Seven Earth-size Planets

    TRAPPIST-1 star, has seven Earth-size planets

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  • 5 Scientists Discover New Miniature Frog Species in India [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists have discovered seven new endemic species of Nyctibatrachus (night frogs). Four of these species are hardly 14 mm in length it is among the smallest ever described. Found through rainforests of Western Ghats in southern India.

    Seven new species discovered from the Western Ghats

    Seven New Species Discovered from the Western Ghats

    Seven new species discovered from the Western Ghats

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  • 6 Cloud Seeding Project for 2017 Monsoon, Has Been Approved by Maharashtra Government [ Env. ]

    Maharashtra Government has approved 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season. Aim is to produce sufficient rain during monsoon. It is coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. It will be the first controlled experiment.

    How Cloud seeding will work

    How Cloud Seeding Will Work

    How Cloud seeding will work

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  • 7 India State Forest Report 2015 [ Env. ]

    Forest Report is published by Forest Survey of India (FSI) on a biennial basis since 1987. Forest cover of country is mapped through indigenous RESOURCESAT -2 satellite data with a LISS III sensor. Report show increase of over 5, 000 square kilometer in total forest cover of Indi

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  • 8 India May Meet Its Energy Needs by 2030 [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s energy requirements could be met through Helium 3 mined from Moon. In this way India may be able to meet its energy requirements from resources through Moon by 2030. It is ISRO’s future programme plan. Other countries are also working on this project.

    India would meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

    India Would Meet Its Energy Requirements from Moon by 2030

    India would meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

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  • 9 Barren Island: House of India’S Active Volcano, Active Once Again [ Env. ]

    India’s has only one live volcano in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again. It is located 140 km north east of Port Blair in Barren Islands. Scientists recovered coal-like black pyroclastic material from area.

    Volcano in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is erupting once again

    Volcano in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is Erupting Once Again

    Volcano in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is erupting once again

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 ‘8th Continent’ Zealandia Discovered [ Sci-Tech ]

    A new discovered continent to east of Australia: Zealandia. Satellite maps made using Earth’s gravitational field clearly show that Zealandia is a coherent geographical feature stretching from near Australia’s northeastern coast.

    World's 8<sup>th</sup> Continent Has Been Discovered

    World’s 8th Continent Has Been Discovered

    World’s 8th Continent Has Been Discovered

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  • 2 ISRO Successfully Launched Record 104 Satellites Including Cartosat-2 in Single Mission [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s space agency ISRO launched a record 104 satellites from single rocket. Rocket was launch from Dhawan Space Centre from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India has become first country to successfully carry so many satellites in a single mission.

    India to launch PSLV 37 with 104 satellites

    India to Launch PSLV 37 with 104 Satellites

    India to launch PSLV 37 with 104 satellites

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  • 3 ‘Thubber’ for Use in Soft, Stretchable Electronics [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University have created a novel rubber material which has high thermal conductivity and elasticity. The material nicknamed as ‘Thubber’. It will be helpful in developing soft and stretchable machines and electronics.

    Navid left, Jonathan center, and Carmel right researchers

    Navid Left, Jonathan Center, and Carmel Right Researchers

    Navid left, Jonathan center, and Carmel right researchers

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  • 4 NASA’S Chandra Satellite Detects Distinct X-Ray Signal [ Sci-Tech ]

    US space agency NASA’s Chandra X - Ray Observatory detected a very strange and distinctive X - ray signal from Milky Way galaxy. This observation can help scientists in proving existence of dark matter in universe. Researchers observed extra photons with energy of about 3500 elec

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  • 5 Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology. It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G networks. It will pave transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second (gbps) with a single channel using

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  • 6 Atomic Clocks on Indigenous Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1A Develops Snag [ Sci-Tech ]

    Atomic clocks on first satellite IRNSS-1A of NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), has developed a technical snag. It is indigenously built satellite-based positioning system.

    Representational image

    Representational Image

    Representational image

    Highlights

    • One of three crucial rubidium timek

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  • 7 ज्ञान-विज्ञान (Science Article in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    पृथ्वी: - दुनियाभर के वैज्ञानिक पृथ्वी के निर्माण की प्रारंभिक प्रक्रिया के समय उसके स्वरूप और स्थितियों से पर्दा हटाने के लिए सदियों से शोध कार्यों में जुटे थे। कुछ दशक पहले यह पता चला कि पृथ्वी के आंतरिक हिस्से में लौह व निकिल बहुतायत मात्रा में है, पर इसका अल्प हिस्सा यानी ला

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  • 8 ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO has successfully ground tested Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III. The performance of the Cryogenic Upper Stage during the test was as predicted. It was tested for 50 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

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  • 9 Scientists Creates World’S First Stable Semi-Synthetic Organism [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), US have created world’s first stable semi-synthetic organism. It is a single-celled bacterium with an expanded genetic code. The semi-synthetic organism is the modified E. coli bacteria created by introducing DNA molecules.

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

    Single-celled Organism Can Hold on to the Synthetic

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre Launched in Bengaluru [ Sci-Tech ]

    Boeing has announced launch of Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) in Bangalore. It will undertake “high quality technology-driven work” and engage in the development of software tools for airlines and airports.

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

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  • 2 Japan Launches First-Ever Military Communications Satellite Kirameki-2 [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japanese defence ministry’s first communications satellite was successfully placed in orbit. it is as part of the country’s efforts to upgrade the Self-Defence Forces’ (SDF). Upgrade to communications network to better deal with security challenges.

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan Ministry’s First Communications Satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

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  • 3 Scientists Spot Sunspot with Centre Twice the Size of Earth [ Sci-Tech ]

    The giant sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of Earth has got some new details. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new light. New images of sunspot have allowed astronomers to study dark, twisted centre in a whole new li

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  • 4 2016 Was India’S Warmest Year Ever: India Meteorological Department [ Env. ]

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that 2016 was India’s warmest year ever recorded since the documenting of meteorological records began in 1901. Announcement was made in IMD’s Statement on Climate of India during 2016.

    Annual mean temperature averaged over country as a whole

    Annual Mean Temperature Averaged over Country as a Whole

    Annual mean temperature averaged over country as a whole

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  • 5 Silicon Identified as ‘Missing Element’ in Earth’S Core [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have claimed that Silicon is the ‘Missing Element’ in the Earth’s core. This discovery could help us to better understand how our world formed. Silicon likely makes up a significant proportion of Earth’s core after its major constituents

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  • 6 Union Commerce Ministry Launches SEZ India App [ Sci-Tech ]

    A mobile app called ‘SEZ India’ has been launched by the Commerce Ministry. Developers and units can now file all their transactions digitally through SEZ Online system and track the status through the SEZ India mobile app. This app launch comes right after the launch of Bhim ap

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  • 7 China to Set Up World’S Highest Altitude Telescopes in Tibet [ Sci-Tech ]

    China has started construction of the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet. The project will cost USD 18.8 million. The project was initiated by the Institute of High Energy Physics, National Astronomical Observatories, and Shanghai Institute of Micro

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  • 8 A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department [ Sci-Tech ]

    Aimed at benefiting tourists, Tamil Nadu government has launched a mobile application to provide information of famous destinations in the state. The application ‘Pinakin’ compatible for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded free of cost.

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu

    A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu

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  • 9 NGT Orders Inspection of Bio-Medical Waste Plants in Delhi [ Env. ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered inspection of plants which treat waste in the hospitals of the National Capital Delhi. It has ensured proper segregation, collection and disposal of such waste. The tribunal had earlier asked hospitals and clinics to ensure proper collect

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Europe’S First Underwater Museum Opens [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Museo Atlantico is the first of its kind in Europe and has been painstakingly put together by British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is Situated 14 metres underwater. It is featuring dozens of humanoid sculptures based on real people.

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

    Marine Life Swim, First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

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  • 2 Guided Pinaka Successfully Test-Fired [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit. The test-firing has met all mission objectives. It is successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket Converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

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  • 3 Newly Formed Fracture in Indian Ocean May Trigger Quakes in Future [ Env. ]

    Researchers have found a new fault in the Indian Ocean. A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region in 2012. Location of boundary is on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharto

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