Category Archives: Science Technology

Science & Technology Series-1/30 for IAS-2017: Chandrayan-1 rediscovered

NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found India’s lost Chandrayan-1 orbiting moon.

Facts about Chandrayan-1:

  1. Launched on 22nd October, 2008 on PSLV-XL-C11 rocket.
  2. ISRO lost communication with Chandrayan-1 on August 29.2009.
  3. It operated for only 312 days, against the targeted

Union Cabinet approved the National Health Policy 2017

The new policy will replace the 2002 Health Policy, which was preceded by the first National Health Policy of independent India in 1983.

The policy proposes that the government undertake an increase in health expenditure as a percentage of GDP …

Drug Price control in India

Friends lets clear your concept about DPCO

If the Government keeps a close watch over diesel prices, air fares and even mobile phone tariffs, why doesn’t it do something about the spiralling prices of medicines? If that’s your question, it …

US Backs India for Nuclear Club Entry

As China claimed support from “several members” to block India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, USA has come forward to back India’s bid to join the exclusive club of nuclear trading nations.

China made it clear that it will …

Eatables like bread, buns, etc. contain Class 2B carcinogenic compound

According to a study of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 84% of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both. Potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, …

Meldonium and athlete – sports disgraced

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that the use of the now-banned drug meldonium has been “excessive and inappropriate” in 2015 and has been used by generally healthy athletes. On March 7, 2016, former world …

January 2016 warmest on record: NOAA

According to the latest report released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), January, 2016, is the warmest since record keeping began in 1880. January month’s record continues a nine-month streak of record high monthly temperatures.

Important findings:

India ratifies Convention of Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, 1997

India ratified the Convention of Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, 1997, marking an important step in addressing matters related to civil nuclear liabilities.

India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Vienna, Austria, Rajiva Misra, handed over the Instrument of Ratification to …

Bt cotton

Bt cotton is a Genetically Modified organism cotton variety, which is produced by inserting Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) bacteria by the process of Genetic Engineering.
Bt cotton has several advantages over non Bt cotton. The important advantages of Bt cotton are …

Zika crisis growing in Brazil

Zika crisis growing in Brazil

Health officials battling the Zika virus in Brazil say as many as 100,000 people could have been infected in one city alone- Recife.

The virus, which has no symptoms 80% of the time, is blamed …

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