Science & Technology

IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.05.2020

1.Diamer-Bhasha Dam Why in News? Pakistan has recently signed a contract with a joint venture of a China Power (Chinese…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 14.05.2020

1.Gandhi Peace Prize Why in News? Government extends last date for receipt of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 12.05.2020

1.BiPAP Non-Invasive Ventilator Why in News? CSIR - National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Bangalore, a constituent lab of CSIR has developed…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 11.05.2020

1.Olive Ridley Turtles Why in News? Recently, the Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 09.05.2020

1.Kailash – Mansarovar Yatra Route from Dharchula to Lipulekh Why in News? The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has completed the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 08.05.2020

1.Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Why in News? Recently, the number of treatments for non-Covid procedures by both…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 07.05.2020

1.Long March 5B' Rocket Context: The China has recently launched the Long March 5B’ rocket and prototype spacecraft. It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 02.05.2020

 1.Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai Why in News? Recently, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai of Tamil Nadu, Chak-Hao, the black…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 01.05.2020

1. Aero India Why in News? The Ministry of Defence has recently announced that the 13th edition of Aero India…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 30.04.2020

1.Exemptions to the farming community Why in News? To ensure that there is no shortage of food grains in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 29.04.2020

1.Chakmas and Hajongs Why in News? Recently, the Rights and Risks Analysis Group has sought Indian Prime Minister’s intervention in…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 27.04.2020

1.Credit Risk Funds Why in News? Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has recently decided to close its six credit risk funds.…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 24.04.2020

1.Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Context: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is recently seen in news About CRPF: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 22.04.2020

1.Civil Services Day Why in News? Recently, the Civil Services Day is celebrated on April 21 by the Government of…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 21.04.2020

1.Bangalore Blue Grapes Context: Due to the Covid-19 lockdown has impacted the sale of Bangalore Blue variety of grapes. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 20.04.2020

1.World Heritage Day Why in News? Recently, the International Day for Monuments and Sites or the World Heritage Day is…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.04.2020

1.Greenland and Antarctica is Melting Faster Why in News? Recently, the climate change in Greenland and Antarctica to melt 6…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 17.04.2020

1.Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Why in News? Studies have pointed out that, after leaving the ICU, people may suffer from what…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.04.2020

1.Targeted Long Term Repo Operations Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently introduced the Targeted Long Term…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 15.04.2020

1. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Context: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recently recommended that all…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 11.04.2020

1. TRIFED Why in News? TRIFED in collaboration with UNICEF & WHO launched digital campaign through webinar for SHGs to…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 10.04.2020

1.Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Context: The OPCW has recently said that the Syrian air force carried…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 09.04.2020

1.Essential Commodities Act 1955 Why in News? Recently, Union Home Secretary wrote to all chief secretary to ensure the availability…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 08.04.2020

1.Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Why in News? Recently, the Supreme Court extended by three months the tenure…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 07.04.2020

1. Artemis Base camp Why in News? Recently, NASA unveils plan for Artemis ‘base camp’ on the moon beyond 2024.…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 06.04.2020

1.JEEVAN - Low Cost Ventilator Context: The Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator, Jeevan, at its Kapurthala Rail Coach…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.04.2020

1.Exercise NCC Yogdan Why in the News? Recently, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 03.04.2020

1.AarogyaSetu App Why in News? Recently, The Government of India launched a mobile app developed in public-private partnership to bring…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 31.03.2020

1.PM-CARES Fund Why in the News? The government has set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 30.03.2020

1.Himalayan Ibex Why in News? A recent study by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has proved that…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 28.03.2020

1. Lockdown: Arr-Rinam Context: Arr-Rinam is the equivalent of a lockdown imposed by consensus for 48 hours whenever an epidemic…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Mar 2020

NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING MISSION

Why in News? In an attempt to boost the country’s computing power, the National Super Computing Mission is steered jointly…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 26.03.2020

1. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Context: The Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) has recently allowed Defence veterans with lifestyle…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 24.03.2020

1.Government Raises Excise Duty Cap on Fuel Why in News? The government has raised the cap on special additional excise…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 21.03.2020

1. India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Why in News? India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was recently established under…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 20.03.2020

1. Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana Context: Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana was recently announced by the Rajasthan Government on…

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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

Prelim Snippets – 16.03.2020

1.Krishna Raja Sagar Dam Why in News? A rapid decline in the water level of the Krishna Raja Sagar has…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 13.03.2020

1.ARI-516-Hybrid Variety of Grapes Why in News? Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), an autonomous institute of the Department of…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 12.03.2020

1.White Giraffe Why in News? Two extremely rare white giraffes in northeast Kenya has been killed by the poachers, leaving…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 10.03.2020

1.KIRAN-Women Scientist Scheme Why in News? The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI has…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 09.03.2020

1.North East Venture Fund Why in News? Union Minister Jitendra Singh have recently informed Rajya Sabha that the North East…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 05.03.2020

1.Apex body on River Linking Why in News? The Central government is working on the establishment of an exclusive body…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 29.02.2020

1. Pigmentary Disorders Why in News? A Rs. 3.6 crore grant has been given to promote research on pigmentary disorders.…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 28.02.2020

1. Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Portal Why in News? Recently, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries has…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.02.2020

1.Structure of SARS-CoV-19 Key Protein Mapped Why in News? Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the National…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 24.02.2020

1.Pakke Tiger Reserve Why in News? A new highway project has been cleared through in Pakke Tiger Reserve, which is…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 22.02.2020

1.In-flight Wi-Fi Why in News? In-flight connectivity on Indian airlines could soon be a reality as domestic carrier Vistara gears…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.02.2020

1.Hope Spacecraft Why in News? The UAE is on the verge of making history after turning its dream of becoming…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.02.2020

1.  Radio Tagging Indian pangolins Why in News? Scientists have, for the first time, radio-tagged the Indian pangolin, an endangered…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 15.02.2020

1.BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2020 Why in News? The Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the Field Training…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 11.02.2020

1. Solar Orbiter to map Sun’s Poles Why in News? NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are gearing up…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 08.02.2020

1. Cancer-Mutated Genes Why in News? Recently, the scientists have completed Pan-Cancer Project, to map gene mutations that drive cancer’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 05.02.2020

1. YUVIKA Programme Why in News? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the "Young Scientist Programme 2020" for…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.02.2020

1. Flame-Throated Bulbul Why in News? Recently, the flame-throated bulbul has been chosen as the mascot of the 36th National…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 01.02.2020

1.Misery Index Why in News? Recently, the Opposition party has demand on ‘Misery Index’ to measure Indian Economy. About Misery…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets – 29.01.2020

1.Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) Why in News? Recently, ISF has asked the government to make labour codes a reality and…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 28.01.2020

1. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Context: Recently Our Honourable Lok Sabha Speaker has mentioned about the Inter-parliamentary Union, while he spoke…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-20.01.2020

1. India to invite Pakistan for SCO summit in Delhi Why in News? India said that it will invite the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-13.01.2020

1.H9N2 virus Why in News? Indian scientists have detected the country’s first case of infection with a rare variant of…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-10.01.2020

1. Video Based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) Context: Recently, the RBI has amended the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms allowing…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jan 2020

Prelim-Snippets-08.01.2020

1.Drosophila Why in News? Pune is set to host the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5)…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-06.01.2020

1. Savitribai Phule Why in News? The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently paid tributes to Savitribai Phule on her 189th…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jan 2020

SATCOM TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYED FOR…

Why in News? The Rajasthan government has started using satellite communication technology in a big way to enhance the learning…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 02-01-2020

1.Millimeter’ Spectrum Why in News? The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plans to auction the 24.75 – 27.25 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 31-12-2019

1. Sun’s Corona Why in News? Solar physicists from Centre for Excellence in Space Sciences (CESSI), IISER Kolkata, have succeeded…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 30-12-2019

1.Iran, China and Russia’s Joint Naval Drill in Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman Why in News? Iran, China and…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 28-12-2019

1. National Anthem Why in News? On December 27, 1911, the National Anthem was first sung at the Calcutta session…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Dec 2019

GROWING CANCER BURDEN ACROSS…

Why in News? A study tracing the growing burden of cancer in India states that most of the increase in…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-12-2019

1.  Railway unveils a new signalling system Why in news? Modernization of the signalling system in the Indian railways. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-12-2019

1. CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) Why in News? Recently, European Space Agency has postponed the launch of CHEOPS. Objectives of…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-12-2019

1. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Why in News? Recently, Google has written to US Federal Reserve about UPI which is…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-12-2019

1.India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre Why in News? India and Sweden sign Memorandum for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre. Highlights: The India-Sweden…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-12-2019

1.Hornbill Festival Why in News? The 20th Edition of Hornbill Festival began at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland recently. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-11-2019

1.NATO Why in News? The U.S. is about to cut its contribution to NATO’s operating budget and Germany is increasing…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-11-2019

Trachischium Apteii Why in News? A New Snake Species named ‘Trachischium apteii’ was recently discovered for the first time in…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Nov 2019

QUANTUM COMPUTING

Why in News? Recently quantum processor of Google solved a problem in just 3 minutes. About: It describes the point…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Nov 2019

SPACE INTERNET

Why in News? The SpaceX, the world’s leading private company in space technology, last week fired a spray of 60…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-11-2019

1.Cartosat-3 Why in News? ISRO has announced that Cartosat-3 will be flown on the PSLV-C47 vehicle, subject to weather conditions.…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-11-2019

1.Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Why in News? Victoria Memorial Hall will host an exhibition on the worst blot of the British…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-11-2019

1.K4 Missile Why in News? India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile developed by DRDO for Arihant Class…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

INDIA IS HOME TO…

Why in News? The Ninth Edition of the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas was released on the occasion of…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 14-11-2019

1.CPI Inflation Why in News? Retail inflation rose to a sixteen-month high of 4.62 per cent in October due to…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

PARLIAMENTARY PANEL EXPRESSES CONCERN…

Why in News? The committee was constituted to examine an expanded role for the Department of Atomic Energy, through the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

PNEUMONIA AND DIARRHOEA IN…

Why in News? The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) has recently released ‘The 10th Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report’ at…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

CLOUD SEEDING TECHNOLOGY

Why in News? Haryana Dy. CM has written to PM Modi, requesting him to “undertake cloud seeding plan to combat…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

CHINA PROPOSES TO TREAT…

Why in News? The recent announcement of China that a new drug meant to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease, will be available to…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-11-2019

1.Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation. (PRAGATI) Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-11-2019

1.Gaofen-7 Why in News? China has launched a new Earth observation satellite- Gaofen-7. About: China launched a new high-resolution remote…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-11-2019

1.Glyphosate Why in News? German pharma company Bayer is facing thousands of lawsuits over one of its products. A Reuters report said…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-11-2019

1.Mitochondrial DNA Why in News? A recent paper in the prestigious journal Nature claims to show that modern humans originated…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-10-2019

1.HunarHaat Why in News? Minister for Minority Affairs has decided to organise about 100 ‘HunarHaat’ in the next five years…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

TECHSAGAR

Context: National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office in partnership with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has launched national repository of…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-10-2019

1.National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Why in News? National Tiger Conservation Authority has red-flagged Madhya Pradesh government's move to increase…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Oct 2019

ASBESTOS IN BABY POWDER

What to Study? Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after tiny amounts of asbestos…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-10-2019

1.Plethora 2 (PLT 2) Why in News? Researchers from IISER have discovered a protein that regenerates primary and lateral roots…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Oct 2019

MALARIA PARASITE JUMPED FROM…

Why in News? Experts have found that African great apes were the original host to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum –…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Oct 2019

NPL SYNTHESISES NOVEL SECURITY…

Why in News? National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) has recently synthesised a novel security ink that emits intense red colour when…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL…

Why in News? Two diagnostic kits developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

HOW OXYGEN LEVELS AFFECT…

Why in News? The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists, William G. Kaelin Jr. from…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-10-2019

1.Booker Prize Why in News? The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other byBernardine Evaristo have jointly won this…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-10-2019

1.LOTUS-HR Why in News? India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the LOTUS-HR in Delhi. LOTUS-HR: The project was…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

GOLDEN RATIO

Why in News? The golden ratio can be defined in terms of a line, divided into two unequal segments in…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

ELASTOCALORIC EFFECT

Why in News? When rubbers bands are twisted and untwisted, it produces a cooling effect. This is called the “elastocaloric”…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

IONOSPHERIC CONNECTION EXPLORER

Why in News? NASA has launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. Ionospheric Connection…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Why in News? Rattled by the high number of children dying due to acute encephalitis syndrome, the Union Health ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

A NEW TECHNIQUE TO…

Why in News? Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, have developed a new method that promises to protect…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

NOBEL PRIZE 2019 FOR…

Why in News? The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been announced and the awardees were as John B Goodenough,…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

GEOTAIL

Why in News? Recently on board with Chandrayaan-2 mission, an instrument called CLASS, designed to detect signatures of elements in…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

NOBEL PRIZE

Why in News? The Nobel Foundation has recently started announcing the winners of “Nobel Prize” in various fields and winners…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

MOSAIC MISSION

Why in News? A native of Kerala, the 32-year-old polar researcher will be the only Indian among 300 scientists from…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

PLANET NINE

Why in News? Hidden in the outer Solar System lurks a presence, believed to be a gigantic planet orbiting the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-10-2019

1.Goa Maritime Conclave Why in News? The Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2019 was inaugurated by the National Security Advisor,Ajit Kumar Doval,…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S ORBITER CLASS DETECTS…

Why in News? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload CLASS has detected charged particles on…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

ELEPHANT ENDOTHELIOTROPIC HERPESVIRUS

Why in News? Since the middle of August, a rare disease has killed five elephants in Odisha. The disease is…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-10-2019

1.Vayoshreshtha Samman Award Why in News? President of India conferred the “Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019” on the eminent senior citizens and institutions…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Oct 2019

MONSOON MISSION COUPLED FORECAST…

Why in News? The new monsoon model, called the Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), deployed by the IMD under the National…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Oct 2019

THE GANDHIAN CHALLENGE

Why in News? On the 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, AIM, NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 01-10-2019

1.International Astronomical Union (IAU) Why in News? The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid, discovered in 2006, after…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-09-2019

1.GALO Why in News? Members of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh can recall the name of their ancestor from…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

HOW GRAVITY DISTORTS OUR…

Context: A new visualisation of a black hole, released by NASA, illustrates how its gravity distorts our view by warping…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

PROJECT NETRA

Why in news? ISRO has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-09-2019

1.National Film Archive of India (NFAI) Why in News: NFAI acquires rare footage of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and times. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S VIKRAM LANDER HAD…

Why in News? S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially said moon lander Vikram had a…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-09-2019

1.Boiga thackerayi Why in News? A team of biodiversity researchers have discovered a new species of cat snake in Maharashtra’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Sep 2019

RADIOACTIVE CESIUM TECHNOLOGY FOR…

Why in News? Indian scientists have now developed a method to measure the rate of soil erosion and associated decrease…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Sep 2019

FIRST INDIGENOUS FUEL CELL…

Why in News? The First Indigenous Fuel Cell System launched on the Foundation Day of CSIR. Highlights: This fuel cell…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

DRUG RANITIDINE FOUND TO…

Context- The Ranitidine drug has been found to have levels of a carcinogen above the US FDA prescri Background Ranitidine…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

METHANE-POWERED ROCKET ENGINE

Why in News? ISRO is planning to develop methane-powered rocket engines. LOX Methane Engines: The space agency is developing two…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-09-2019

1.New Species of Frog: Microhyla eos Why in News? A team of scientists from the University of Delhi and Zoological…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-09-2019

1.Vaccine Hesitancy Why in News? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared vaccine hesitancy one of the ten biggest threats…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

TRANSGENIC MOSQUITOES TRANSFER GENES…

Why in news? Genes from genetically-modified Aedes aegypti mosquito were found to have been transferred to naturally-occurring A. aegypti mosquito…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

MEASLES VIRUS IN CONGO

Why in News? Over 3,000 people have been killed by a deadly Measles virus in DR Congo this year What…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

PARAQUAT HERBICIDE

Why in News? The use of herbicide Paraquat killed around 170 people in the last two years in Odisha’s Burla…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-09-2019

1.Bhumisparsha Mudra: Why in News? A 12th-century bronze idol of Buddha in a Bhumisparsha Mudra which was stolen from Nalanda…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO)

Why in News? ISRO’S attempts to figure out what happened to Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram will get a boost when NASA’s Lunar…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 17-09-2019

1.Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Why in News: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) joined hands with the US Consulate in…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Sep 2019

IIT MADRAS FINDS AN…

Why in News? Recently the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has published the work of the team from the…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 14-09-2019

1.Counter Magnet Areas Context: The National Capital Region Planning Board has approved the proposal of Government of Punjab to consider…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

WATER FOUND FOR FIRST…

Why in News? Astronomers have for the first-time discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet with Earth-like temperatures that…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

SALMONELLA

Context: At least three lots of MDH sambar masala were recalled from retail stores in California this week after tests…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-09-2019

1.India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) Why in News? Starting with an open data platform for the 100 cities of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

CENTRE TO BRING ORDINANCE…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet is likely to approve an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-09-2019

1.Cryodrakon Boreas Why in News? Paleontologists have identified a new reptile species, named it Cryodrakon boreas, and declared that it…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

ERADICATING MALARIA BY 2050

Why in News? A report in The Lancet concludes that it is possible to eradicate malaria as early as 2050…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-09-2019

1.In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Why in News: Setting a record of sorts, a 74-year-old woman delivered twins after five decades…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

CLASSIFICATION OF INFLUENZA AS…

Why in News? On September 3, India was again declared free of the H5N1 virus, which causes avian influenza or…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

ISRO’S VIKRAM LANDER IS…

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram just moments before it was to land…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

INDIA DECLARED AVIAN INFLUENZA…

Context- OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health declared the country free of the virus, the Centre’s Animal Husbandry Department informed the…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

GENOME SEQUENCING OF BACTERIA…

Why in News? Scientists in Kerala have completed the whole genome sequencing of a Rare Bacterium capable of producing antifungal…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

ASTEROID IMPACT DEFLECTION ASSESSMENT…

Why in News? During September 11-13, asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from around the world will gather in Rome to…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-09-2019

1.Gaja Bandhu Scheme of Odisha Context: Odisha Govt is contemplating ‘Gaja Bandhu’ initiative to curb elephant deaths. About: With rising…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

E-CIGARETTE BAN & THE…

Why in News? One of the three 100-day goals the health ministry has set for itself, The Prohibition of E-cigarettes…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-08-2019

1.Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) Context: BPR&D observed its 49th Foundation Day on August 28, 2019. About BPR&D:…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-08-2019

1. Sex Reassignment Surgery Context: Tamil Nadu has banned sex reassignment surgeries in children About: Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS), also…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

MARS SOLAR CONJUNCTION

Why in News? For more than a week, the daily communication between Earth and Mars will go silent. Mars Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

XDR-TB

Why in News? XDR-TB, an abbreviation for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), is a form of TB which is resistant to…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

Why in News? Using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as a sort of time machine, researchers plan to investigate how…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

RICE FORTIFICATION

Why in News? The NITI Aayog seeks creation of roadmap by Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-08-2019

SAN-SADHAN HACKATHON Context: The government calls for applications for its latest Initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission called the ‘San-Sadhan’…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 PLACED IN LUNAR…

Context: India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone on its journey towards the Moon, having entered a lunar orbit, almost…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

NASA’S PARKER SOLAR PROBE

Why in news? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed a year in service. Aim of the mission: The mission’s central aim…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-08-2019

BIOSIMILAR MEDICINES Context: Dr Reddy's launched Roche's biosimilar Avastin in India for treatment of various types of cancers. About Biosimilar…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-08-2019

NAVROZ Context:Parsi New Year or Navroz will be celebrated across the world on August 17 to mark the beginning of…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-08-2019

SWACHH SURVEKSHAN GRAMEEN 2019 (SSG 2019) Context: Focus of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s ODF+ phase on basic solid, liquid waste management…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS LUNAR…

Why in News? Chandrayaan-2 has successfully carried out the significant process of trans-lunar injection, moving from earth`s orbit towards the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

IRON ION BATTERY

Why in News? For the first time, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has fabricated a rechargeable iron ion battery…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS (DEWs)

Context- Directed energy weapons or DEWs are among the next bunch of military technologies that the Defence Research and Development…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

LUNAR LIBRARY

Why in News? On February 21, an Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for ‘the beginning’) began its journey to…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

GENOME INDIA INITIATIVE

Why in News? The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-08-2019

PATTAMADAI SILK MAT Context: The Geographical Indications Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Pathamadai Silk Mat About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN…

Why in News? A one-day Workshop on ‘Role of Technology in Reuniting Missing Children & Trafficked Persons’ was jointly organised…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

NEW ISRO SYSTEM TO…

Why in News? To get accurate data about the movement of space debris to avoid collision with its satellites, ISRO…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

DRDO SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT-TESTS QRSAM

Why in News? Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Aug 2019

TechEx 2019

Why in News? Union Human Resource Development Minister, inaugurated theTechEx – technology exhibition at IIT Delhi TechEx: TechEx was organized…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-08-2019

INSTITUTE OF EMINENCE Context: University Grants Commission (UGC) recommends 20 institutions for Institutes of Eminence The IITs Madras and Kharagpur,…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 01-08-2019

PRO-ACTIVE GOVERNANCE AND TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION. (PRAGATI) Context: The Prime Minister chaired his thirtieth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

SEED BANKERS FOR CONSERVING…

Why in News? Till date 1597 plants varieties have been registered with Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Right Authority…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

TUBERCULOSIS VACCINES

Context: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines. Stats: As…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

MICRODOTS

Why in News? The government has come out with draft rules to make microdots mandatory in vehicles. This move will…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

PREDICTING POLLUTION LEVELS USING…

Context: Researchers from China and the U.S. have been successful in predicting air pollution levels in northern Indian States nearly…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jul 2019

RADIATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SEWAGE…

Why in news? Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in collaboration with Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Ahmedabad has set up a…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jun 2019

HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR VEHICLE…

Why in News? The DRDO has conducted the maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along…

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