Life science and Science &Techonology

Cultured meat and cellular agriculture:

Date: July 11, 2019

Cultured meat is meat produced by in vitro cultivation of animal cells, instead of from slaughtered animals. It is a form of cellular agriculture.Cultured meat is produced using many of the same tissue engineering techniques traditionally used in regenerative medicine.
Cultured meat involves applying the practices of tissue engineering to the production of muscle for consumption as food. S...

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Insects: role and importance

Date: February 13, 2019

Why in News:-

Recently study on, ‘Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers’, is published in Biological Conservation journal. Researchers discovered that over 40 per cent of insect species could go extinct in the next few decades — this extinction rate is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds...

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Summit Supercomputer: US Reclaims Title Of Fastest Supercomputer In The World

Date: June 20, 2018

Though China still has more supercomputers on the Top 500 list, the USA takes the crown of "world's fastest supercomputer" from China after IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled "Summit."

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WHO validated elimination trachoma in Nepal: first country in South-East Asia

Date: May 24, 2018

 Nepal has become the first country in south-east Asia to eliminate trachoma, world's leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin validated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the Himalayan nation in the 1980s. The Government of Nepal started efforts to eliminate the disease in 2002 with the establish...

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India 145th among 195 countries in Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index: Lancet Report

Date: May 23, 2018

India is ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index in the year 2016.The index was released as part of Global Burden of Disease study released by Lancet, one of the world’ oldest and best known peer-reviewed general medical journal.

In this report India lags behind neighbours China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan but i...

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Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection: Complete information- Outbreak in India Kills at Least 10

Date: May 22, 2018

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10 people in India have died from a rare virus known as Nipah virus, according to news reports.The deaths occurred in Kerala, a state in southern India.

What is it- 

Nipah virus infection is an emerging disease that was first identified in 1999 during an outbreak among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore, accord...

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Date: May 19, 2018

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5 G Technology: Global status and India's step towards it

Date: March 16, 2018

World is expected to adopt 5G commercial services by 2020. So Indian government is taking various measures for the sooner deployment of the technology.

5G technology: What is it?
It promises ultra-reliable, very fast speeds and high bandwidth mobile connectivity, which provides peak speeds of 20 times, compared with 4G. It is expected to provide 10-plus Gbps speeds...

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India’s Atomic Energy Programme: Evaluation of past 70 years

Date: August 18, 2017

India entered the atomic age, more correctly the nuclear age, on 4th August 1956 when Apsara, India’s first nuclear reactor, went into operation. This reactor was designed and built by India with the nuclear fuel supplied from the United Kingdom under a lease agreement. Our second reactor for research purposes, CIRUS, was built with cooperation with Canada and...

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Hepatitis: know about it & Governmental efforts for its Control and Management

Date: August 03, 2017

Hepatitis - an inflammatory disease of the liver is caused due to viral infection. In 2015, it led to nearly 1.34 million deaths worldwide (almost equivalent to that caused by tuberculosis); most of the viral hepatitis deaths being due to chronic liver disease/primary liver cancer (mortality due to cirrhosis - 720,000; hepatocellular carcinoma - 470,000). Over time,...

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Plastic Converted In to Petrol

Date: August 02, 2017

Plastic can be converted into petrol, diesel and other hydrocarbons. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad has developed a catalyst that can be used for conversion of waste plastics to fuel oils. CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL (India) Ltd. has developed a process by which waste polyethylene and polypropylene type plastics c...

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Date: July 20, 2017

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Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor

Date: June 28, 2017

Government’s announcement for the plan of construction of ten new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MWe capacity vindicates the confidence in the indigenous PHWR technology which has been built over a period of nearly four decades. The performance of the present sixteen indigenously built PHWRs is demonstrated by an average capacity factor of abou...

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PSLV-C38 Successfully Launches 31 Satellites in a Single Flight

Date: June 23, 2017

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C38 successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty ninth consecutively successful mission of PSLV.

PSLV-C38 lifted off at 0929 hrs (9:29 am) IST, as planned, from the First Launch Pad. After a flight of about 16 ...

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‘Deep Ocean Mission’:Ministry of Earth Sciences

Date: May 31, 2017

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field. Shri M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences announced today. Secretary was speaking through video conference in the workshop arranged by National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula. Shri M S Nagar, ...

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Green Pathway to Development

Date: May 13, 2017

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated several measures in past three years towards achieving sustainable development through green pathway.


Adhering to the objectives of the National Forrest Policy the MoEFFC has set out the road map to increase the forest cover to 33 percent of the geographical area. Green India Mission aims to refo...

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Health Ministry launches ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’

Date: April 29, 2017

“As soon as a person is tested and found to be positive, he will be provided with ART irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.” This was stated by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda at the launch of the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’, here today. “This will be for all men, women, adolescents...

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Date: April 25, 2017

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RTS,S/AS01; World's first licensed malaria vaccine

Date: April 25, 2017

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on April 24, 2017, that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will partner with WHO in the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) that will make the RTS,S vaccine available in selected areas of the three countries, beginning in 2018. 

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RIPEX 2017

Date: April 19, 2017

ISRO in collaboration with Drishti, is conducting a experiment on the factors responsible for the formation of rip currents along Goa’s coastline, thereby improving public safety. This is the first study of its kind being carried out in India by ISRO which is named as RIPEX 2017. The study is being conducted by a team of scientists at Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO Ahmedabad.

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Neglected tropical disease

Date: April 17, 2017

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. They mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic anim...

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Date: March 20, 2017

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Challenges to protect Forests in India

Date: March 20, 2017

India is one of the mega diversity countries in the world with different types of forests. Officially 20 per cent of geographical area in the country is under forest cover. The National Forest Policy (1988) aims to increase the forest cover to one third.

According to India State Forest Report released in 2015, the forest cover has increased by 5081 square kilometres between 2013 - 2015,...

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Natural swings partly responsible for Arctic sea ice loss

Date: March 17, 2017

Rapid loss of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is partly driven by natural swings, not just global warming triggered by human activities, says a study.

A shift in wind patterns is responsible for about 60 per cent of sea ice loss in the Arctic Ocean since 1979, the researchers found.

Some of this shift is related to climate change, but the study showed that 30-50 per cent ...

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Sickle-Cell Anaemia:First Time cured by Gene Therapy

Date: March 07, 2017

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents.The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin (hemoglobin S) found in red blood cells. This leads to a rigid, sickle-like shape under certain circumstances.Problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around ...

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Date: March 01, 2017

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Solar Energy meaning,significance & India's potential

Date: February 27, 2017

Solar energy is the energy that is in sunlight. It has been used for thousands of years in many different ways by people all over the world. As well as its traditional human uses in heating, cooking, and drying, it is used today to make electricity where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote places and in space. It is becoming cheaper to make electricity from solar energy and in ma...

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Solar Eclipse Today : All You Need To Know About The 'Ring Of Fire'

Date: February 26, 2017

During solar eclipse moon blocks the sun, leaving only its outer edges visible from earth.
February 26th 2017, will bear witness a rare solar eclipse. The solar eclipse will be the annular eclipse, during which the moon will get in between the Earth and sun, and a part of the sun's surface will be visible around the moon - resembling a ring. As a result, the event has been named the "Ring ...

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Astronomers find 7 Earth-size planets where life may be possible

Date: February 23, 2017

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday showed.
The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius.

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‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit and ‘SAATHIYA SALAH’ Mobile App for Adolescents

Date: February 22, 2017

 The Health Ministry on Monday launched 'Saathiya Resource Kits' aimed at improving knowledge on adolescent health issues among teenagers.The 'Saathiya Resource Kits' is a nationwide programme under which 1.6 lakh boys and girls will work as peer educators to adolescents and respond to their queries on key health issues including mental and physical changes, nutrition and addiction.The Uni...

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Combatting Non-communicable Diseases

Date: February 21, 2017

Our country is afflicted with the dual burden of disease – non-communicable diseases (NCDs) posing a major public health challenge. On one end are the nutritional deficiencies/infectious diseases associated with poverty, deprivation and poor environmental conditions; while on the other are the NCDs caused due to dietary excesses/imbalances and metabolic disturbances.Text Box: Proportional...

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Zealandia: Probably 8th Continent

Date: February 20, 2017

A group of geologists believes New Zealand and several surrounding islands, including New Caledonia, should be reclassified as part of an eighth continent called Zealandia, rather than be grouped with Australia in the Australasia region.As the islands are connected by submerged continental crust, which is separate and distinct from Australia and Antarctica, the geologists argue that they should...

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ISRO scripts history, launches 104 satellites in a mission

Date: February 15, 2017

Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) on Wednesday successfully placed a record 104 satellites, including the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series, into the polar sun synchronous orbit.

The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 ton tore into the morning skies at 9.28 a.m. with a deep throated growl breaking free of the eart...

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National Workshop on Training on Autism Certification tools held from 9-11th February, 2017; Know about Autism

Date: February 15, 2017

“2nd three-day Workshop for Training Master Trainers in Autism Tools-INCLEN & ISAA” was organized by the National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities, a statutory body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with C...

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Heavy Water Reactors : what are & Status in India

Date: February 08, 2017

Threat of climate change and importance of sustainable development has brought nuclear power in sharper focus in recent times. Growth of nuclear power worldwide, however, requires satisfactory technological response to challenges of very high level of safety and security assurance (as dictated by very large increase in number of reactors), ability to perform with lower level of technological in...

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World's smallest pacemaker unveiled

Date: February 07, 2017

The world’s smallest pacemaker, which is about as big as a large vitamin capsule and provides the most advanced pacing technology, has been successfully implanted in a patient in the US. The pacemaker is for patients with bradycardia, a condition characterised by a slow heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute. It is known as Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS).

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Aditya ferry: A clean energy based initiative

Date: February 07, 2017

Vaikom, the land of Satyagraha is situated in the northwest of Kottayam district in Kerala created history again on 12th January 2017. The first solar-powered ferry in India named as Aditya started service between Vaikom and Thavanakkadavu, connecting Kottayam and Alappuzha districts. This Solar powered boat was built with the financial aid in the form of subsidy from the Union Ministry of New ...

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Rheumatoid arthritis:An autoimmune disorder

Date: January 27, 2017

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system - which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses - mistakenly attacks the joints.

This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis is...

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Date: November 16, 2016

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Reserchers developed sugarcane waste yields carbon for use in batteries

Date: September 23, 2016

Scientists used a low power microwave system to convert sugarcane bagasse into anode-grade porous, conducting, activated carbon material for use in Li-ion batteries. 

They had carried out initial carbonisation overnight at room temperature by mixing bagasse with concentrated sulphuric acid. The acid treatment had dissolved most of the inorganic impurities present in bagasse except ...

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PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

Date: June 22, 2016

In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty fifth consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the fourteenth in its 'XL' configuration. The total weight of all the 20 satellites ...

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India successfully launches reusable launch vehicle from Sriharikota

Date: May 22, 2016

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully test launched the first 'Made in India' space shuttle — called the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) — early on Monday morning from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The test launch is considered a significant step in India's space endeavour. It's especially important because in 2011, the U.S.'s Nasa abandoned its resuable spa...

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A Rare Celestial Crossing: Mercury Will Transit the Sun on May 9

Date: May 04, 2016

On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our solar system will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next two occasions will be in 2019 and 2032.

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New Approach Towards TB Control

Date: May 03, 2016

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), prevention and control of Tuberculosis is addressed in a comprehensive manner. RNTCP is being implemented in the country under the umbrella of the National Health Mission (NHM). Strengthening of primary and secondary healthcare systems is a part of NHM and benefits the prevention and control of Tuberculosis. RNTCP strategy is mu...

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Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan 2.0

Date: April 22, 2016

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. This programme has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

The objectives of 'e-Kranti' are as follows:

i. To redefine NeGP with transformational and outco...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belgian PM jointly launches Asia's biggest telescope ARIES at Nainital

Date: March 31, 2016

India’s largest ground-based optical telescope, in Devasthal in Uttarakhand, switched on March 30 by the prime ministers of India and Belgium from Brussels, during Narendra Modi’s day-long visit to the country. The telescope is the product of an Indo-Belgian collaborative effort, assisted by the Russian Academy of Sciences, that was kicked off in 2007. It is going to be operated by ...

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‘Ayush-82’:Anti-Diabetic Drug to be commercialised

Date: March 16, 2016

The National Research Development Corporation(NRDC) of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology signed a License Agreement with Kudos Laboratories India for commercialization of Ayush-82, an ayurvedic formulation for prevention and management of Diabetes.
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Government of India banned manufacture and sale of 344 FDC drugs

Date: March 15, 2016

The government of India has prohibited manufacture, sale and distribution of 344 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs that are likely to involve risk to human beings (when safer alternatives to the said drugs were available). It has issued a gazette notification to this effect on March 10.

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Foundation stone of country's first Octomax unit laid at Mathura

Date: March 08, 2016

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today laid the foundation stone of country's first-of-its-kind Octomax unit at the Mathura refinery that will help in the production of high-octane gasoline.

Octomax, a"novel technology" developed in-house by Research and Development CentreofIndian Oil, involves conversion of cracked C4 streams to high-octane gasoline blending stock for production of Eu...

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28 February: National Science Day

Date: February 28, 2016

National Science Day is celebrated all over India with enthusiasm on 28th February every year in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928.Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in the year 1930.

The day is commemorated to uph...

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Date: February 03, 2016

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WHO declares Zika virus as International public health Emergency

Date: February 02, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. It was announced after WHO’s emergency meeting of independent experts headed by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. The meeting was convened in Geneva, Switzerland to assess the outbreak of the virus which is linked to birth defects in the A...

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ISRO launched IRNSS 1E / PSLV C31

Date: January 20, 2016

ISRO on Wednesday launched 'IRNSS-1E' satellite from Sriharikota.IRNSS-1E is the fifth navigation satellite in the IRNSS space segment.

It carries two types of payloads -- navigation and ranging payload.

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Cabinet approves India joining the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems

Date: January 13, 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for India becoming a member country of the International Energy Agency - Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) by signing the Implementing Agreement (IA). The nodal agency for the membership would be Earth System Science Organisation - National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.


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SpaceX lands rocket after satellite launch: first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically

Date: December 22, 2015

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring towards the orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-storey leftover booster back on Earth safely.

It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and represented a tremendous success for SpaceX. ...

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ISRO successfully launches 6 Singapore Satellites

Date: December 17, 2015

 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully placed six commercial satellites from Singapore in their dedicated orbits by  using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C29) from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. interestingly this successful launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relat...

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Tianhe-2: World’s powerful Supercomputer

Date: November 18, 2015

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has maintained its position as the world's most powerful system for the sixth consecutive time, according to a biannual Top500 list of supercomputers. 

Tianhe-2 or Milky Way 2, with a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s), was developed by China's National University of Defence Technology and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center...

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India sets up world’s highest terrestrial research centre

Date: October 05, 2015

 DRDO sets up world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre in Ladakh

Creating yet another centre of excellence, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established the world’s highest terrestrial centre at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh, which will serve as a natural cold...

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Dengue Fever:Cause,Symptom and Cure

Date: September 19, 2015

Dengue Fever

Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever.

An estimated 390 dengue infections occur worldwide each ye...

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Global Sattelite to be named after Kalam

Date: August 08, 2015

GlobalSat for DRR to be named after A P J Abdul Kalam

“GlobalSat for DRR”, a global satellite for earth observation and disaster risk reduction, will be named after Indian Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam as a tribute to the vision of the celebrated rocket scientist who died July 27.The concept was ini...

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New Technique to forecast flu outbreaks in subtropical climates

Date: August 02, 2015

Scientists can forecast flu outbreaks in subtropical climates

Just like weather forecasting, scientists can now predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks in subtropical climates, where flu seasons can occur at different times and more than once during a year.

Since the 2013-2014 season, ...

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SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) Lamp

Date: August 01, 2015

 SALt : Lamp that runs for 8 hours on water and salt

A new cost effective lamp that burns for eight hours at a time, running on nothing but a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt has been developed by a start-up in the Philippines.SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) runs on a glass of wate...

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World Hepatitis Day: 28 July

Date: July 28, 2015

World Hepatitis Day: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

The World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 to spread awareness about viral hepatitis, that causes acute and chronic disease and kills around 1.4 million people every year.  It is being observed since 2010 and is one of the 8 offici...

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Peter Higgs receives Copley Medal

Date: July 27, 2015

Peter Higgs receives world’s oldest scientific prize

Nobel prize winner Peter Higgs has joined the ranks of Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein by winning the world’s oldest scientific prize, the Royal Society’s Copley Medal, for his pioneering work on the theory of the Higgs boson, which was...

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World's 1st malaria vaccine gets regulatory nod

Date: July 27, 2015

World's first malaria vaccine gets regulatory nod from EMA 

The world's first malaria vaccine cleared one of the final hurdles as it received a positive scientific opinion from European regulators and now awaits approval from the WHO before it could be administered within the next few years across Africa...

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GAGAN: Satellite-Based Navigation System Launched

Date: July 14, 2015

 GAGAN, aviation navigation system launched

ISRO has launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system on 13 July 2015. GAGAN is a satellite-based air navigation system which will make airline operations more efficient and in turn it will reduce costs also. Also it will reduce workloads for ...

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Successfull launche of PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites

Date: July 12, 2015

History created as ISRO rocket PSLV C28/ DMC3 is successfully launched into space

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C28) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.58pm. Less than 20 minutes later, the rocket placed in the designated orbits three identical DMC3 optical earth observa...

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Russia launches supply ship Soyuz-U rocket to International Space Station

Date: July 05, 2015

A Russian booster rocket today successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off flawlessly from Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, placing the Progress M-28M ship into a designated orbit, safely en route to the station...

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Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

Date: July 02, 2015

Elimination mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis by Cuba

Cuba became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.This is a major victory in fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important ste...

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MERS Virus

Date: June 07, 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS):All About the Latest Deadly Viral Outbreak

South Korean health officials reported 14 more cases of the deadly Mers virus 06/06/15, bringing the total in the country’s outbreak to 64, and said a fifth person infected with the virus had died.South Korea’s outb...

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05 June: World Environment Day

Date: June 06, 2015

"Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care": Theme of World Environment Day 

World Environment Day (WED) is observed on 05 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is organised the United Nations Environment Progra...

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Genome Sequencing of Basil (Tulsi)

Date: June 03, 2015

Scientists sequence ‘tulsi’ genome

CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow, has published whole genome sequence of Ocimum sanctum, the wonder plant ‘Holy basil’ or ‘Tulsi’.Holy Basil is rich in organic compounds such as phenylpropanoi...

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Cyber Security Task Force Launched by NASSCOM

Date: May 29, 2015

Cyber Security Task Force

Software lobby National Software and Services Company( Nasscom ) along with Date Security Council of India( DSCI ) formed a new body called Cyber Security Task Force led by NIIT Ltd chairman Rajendra Pawar which will study cybersecurity threats, recommend how to tackle them and explo...

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The MESSENGER Spacecraft Has Crashed Into Mercury

Date: May 02, 2015

Messenger crashes into Mercury

Scientists say a final farewell to the space probe, MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) as it crashes into Mercury. This probe was launched in 2006 Read More

National Supercomputing Mission

Date: April 29, 2015

CCEA approves Rs.4,500 crore National Supercomputing Mission

There are just Nine (9) supercomputers from India that figured in the list of top 500 supercomputers according to the 44th edition of TOP 500 list, released in November 2014 (released twice-yearly), of the world’s most powerful supercompu...

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Magnetic levitation technology (Maglev) train

Date: April 23, 2015

Japan's maglev train sets world record: 603 kph

A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour) on an experimental track in Yamanashi , setting a decisive new world record. Central Japan Railway Company owns this fastest passenger train and is planning to have a train in ser...

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World Hemophilia Day 2015

Date: April 18, 2015

World Hemophilia Day 2015 : Building a family of support


 The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is providing global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inher...

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4538 Vishyanand: A Minor planet named after Viswanathan Anand

Date: April 04, 2015

Viswanathan Anand is now a planet

A Minor planet was named after India’s  first grandmaster and five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand. The minor planet which was previously identified as planet 4538,now the planet will be called as 4538 Vishyanand. It is located between the Mars an...

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World TB Day

Date: March 24, 2015

24th March: World Tuberculosis Day

The Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year at international level on 24th of March. It is celebrated to raise the awareness about the epidemic disease of tuberculosis as well as get their efforts in order to totally eradicate this disease. As around 1.7 million of th...

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First indigenously developed and manufactured vaccine against Rotavirus

Date: March 09, 2015

PM launched first indigenously developed  vaccine against Rotavirus

The Prime Minister, launched the first indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine: 'Rotavac.' The indigenously developed vaccine will boost efforts to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea. It is claimed to be ...

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Shale Gas: Energy Security in India

Date: March 05, 2015


In order to explore the shale gas and oil potential in the country, the Government of India has notified the Policy Guidelines for Exploration and Exploitation of Shale gas and Oil by National Oil Companies. At present, the exploration of shale gas and oil is ...

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Drug-resistant Malaria

Date: February 22, 2015

Drug-resistant malaria found at Indo-Myanmar Border


The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal of the Oxford University have have detected drug-resistant malaria at the Indo- Myanmar border. It has found that this diesese is at the verge of entering India. Experts said...

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Categories of swine Flu

Date: February 13, 2015

Recently, Centre has given guidelines for the States  for combating the H1N1 outbreak. For this purpose Swine flu is categorised in three groups,these are-

1- Category A- There is no requirement for testing H1N1 in thie category. Patients with mild fever, cough and sore throat, body ache, headache, nausea and diarrhoea will be put in Category A and can be...

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National De-worming Initiative

Date: February 10, 2015

National Deworming Day

On the eve of the National Deworming Day  is celebrated on 10th February and on this occasion Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda launched the National De-worming initiative.

After getting the ‘Polio-free’ status, India now wants to tar...

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TPIVF (Three Parent In-Vitro Fertilization): Babies with three parents

Date: February 03, 2015

TPIVF (Three Parent In-Vitro Fertilization): Babies with three parents

Background: The process is a further progressive step in the modern day technology IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) and is referred as TPIVF (Three Parent In-Vitro Fertilization). The principle need of the technique was the diseases which ...

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Award for Mangalyaan

Date: January 17, 2015

US space society award for ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation has been conferred 'Space Pioneer Award' by the National Space Society (NSS) of the United States for successfully sending MoM to Martian atmosphere in its very first attempt.

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Date: December 20, 2014


The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched the first test flight of its rocket – the GSLV Mark. III – on 18/12/2014, conducting a suborbital flight that also demonstrated a prototype crew capsule (CARE) for India’s proposed manned missions. Liftoff from the Satish Dhawan...

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