Science and Technology

IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2020

PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND Z-SCAN…

Why in News? IIT Dhanbad and CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Kolkata) have developed the Z-scan method to monitor the…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, May 2020

Y2K BUG

Why in News? Y2K bug was recently mentioned by the Prime Minister while addressing the nation on Covid-19 related issues.…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2020

USE OF TB DRUGS…

Why in News? Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recently recommended to ban…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

SEISMIC NOISE

Why in News? Amid this coronavirus lockdown, British Geological Survey (BGS) scientists  have reported a change in the Earth’s seismic…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

EBOLA DEATH IN DEMOCRATIC…

Why in News? World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently recorded a…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 01.04.2020

1.SunRISE Mission. Why in the News? Recently, NASA announced the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) mission. For the mission,…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

Daily Current Affairs Quiz…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.03.2020

1. World Tuberculosis Day Context: Recently, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has observed on 24th March every year to raise public…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 18.03.2020

1.Superhydrophobic Coating Why in News? Recently, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, and Ohio State University has…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.03.2020

1. Hubballi-Ankola Railway Link Project Why in News? The controversial Hubballi-Ankola railway line project, which came up for discussion at…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Mar 2020

ROLE OF GLUCOSE IN…

Why in News? The recent study by researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (TIFR) has revealed that…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Mar 2020

NEW TEST WITH QUANTUM…

Why in News? Researchers from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) have devised a new test for fairness of quantum coin…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Mar 2020

PRESENCE OF COLISTIN-RESISTANT BACTERIA…

Why in News? Recently, a new study has found that the origin and spread of Colistin resistant bacteria in human…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 12.02.2020

1. The SuperCam on Mars 2020 Rover Why in News? NASA is planning to send a robot named SuperCamaboard the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Feb 2020

U.S. NOD FOR AIR…

Why in News? The US has approved the sale of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India at…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Feb 2020

INS KARANJ

Why in News? The third Scorpene class submarine ”Karanj” is about to be delivered to the Indian Navy by the…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Feb 2020

STUDY ON BATS AND…

Why in News? A research has been carried out by researchers from U.S, China on bats and humans (bat-hunters) of…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jan 2020

NAVIC IN MOBILES

Why in News? Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled mobile chipsets that are capable of supporting Indian regional satellite navigation system -…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Dec 2019

SOHO MISSION

Context: Scientists from Centre for Excellence in Space Sciences (CESSI), IISER Kolkata, have successfully predicted the shape of Sun’s corona…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Dec 2019

IBM’S WEATHER FORECAST SYSTEM…

Why in News? International technology company IBM plans to make a high-resolution weather forecast model that will also rely on…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Dec 2019

TORREFACTION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE…

Why in News? India is planning to make use of the Swedish torrefaction technology to reduce stubble burning issue. What…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-11-2019

1. Lokpal Why in News? New logo and motto for Lokpal has been introduced recently. About: A new motto, “Ma…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

ISRO’S NAVIC SET TO…

Why in News? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix Corporation Ltd. are poised to commercialise…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-10-2019

1.Air Independent Propulsion System Why in News? DRDO has developed the indigenous Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System. About: The Air…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

CONTROLLED HUMAN INFECTION MODEL…

Why in News? The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is close to finalising three projects involving Indian and European scientists to…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

PRECISION APPROACH RADARS (PARS)

Why in News? A contract for installation and commissioning of nine Precision Approach Radars (PARs) was concluded today between Ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-07-2019

TIGER CENSUS Context: Madhya Pradesh's Pench sanctuary, Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary rated top tiger reserves.  Global Tiger Day, often called International…

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