Science Affairs

Largest map of universe

25/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Astronomers have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. These quasars are so f ...

Indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

22/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science |Read more

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet has ...

National surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseases

18/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Diaseases |Read more

The national surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseases in India, one of the largest fish disease surveillance programme implemented in the co ...

A way to use water to convert methane into methanol

10/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

Scientists have developed a one-step process that uses water to convert methane to methanol. This new way to turn methane into methanol using only wat ...

South Asia Satellite

7/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfe ...

Banganapalle mango

6/5/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR |Read more

Banganapalle mango has received the geographical indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the owner of the variety that originates in its Kurnool di ...

Carbon nanotube (CNT)

27/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Researchers have developed thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness about 50 times highe ...

BrahMos missile

23/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Indian Navy recently successfully test fired BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was ...

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

16/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen molecules in water plumes rising from the stripe fractures in Enceladus’ icy surface. The presence of hydro ...

ASCI lays down rules on celebrity endorsements

16/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), the ad industry’s self-regulatory body, has released a set of guidelines for celebrity endorsements tha ...

Medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems

9/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India and Israel have inked defence deals worth over $2 billion for advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems. As part of the deal, ...

Global initiative launched to fight fake news

5/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Facebook and Mozilla have teamed up with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, academic institutions, non-profits, and other organizations to launch a $14 ...

Scientists switch on the world’s largest ‘artificial sun’

29/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

German scientists created an array consisting of 149 industrial-grade film projector spotlights, in the hope that intense light sources can be used to ...

E-Cinepramaan

28/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Information & Broadcasting Ministry has launched an Online Film Certification System or E-Cinepramaan. About E-Cinepramaan: Under the new system, for ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill-2014

24/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Diaseases |Read more

The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill-2014, which criminalises discrimination against HIV-positive people and those living with them, was pas ...

Wireless network faster than Wi-Fi

22/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Scientists have developed a new wireless Internet based on infrared rays that is reportedly 100 times faster than existing Wi-Fi networks. A light-bas ...

GRAPES-3 experiment

21/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The GRAPES-3 experiment at TIFR’s Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu is getting upgraded. The telescope made news last year when it det ...

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on computing ability

16/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The ability to use computers remains low in the country, in spite of campaigns for digitalisation, an analysis of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) ...

Brahmos missile

14/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg, from a test range along the ...

Time crystals

14/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

According to recently conducted new experiments, a bizarre new state of matter known as a time crystal seems to suspend the laws of thermodynamics alm ...

Chandrayaan-1

12/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India's first lunar probe - the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft - which was considered lost , is still orbiting the Moon, Nasa scientists have found by using ...

DRDO Hands Over its Developed Products to Indian Army

4/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over three of its products for induction into the Indian Army. The products are namely ...

Spitzer Space Telescope

24/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly ...

Project Loon

23/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Researchers at Google have moved a step closer to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide Internet connectivity to billions of people around ...

‘Thubber’

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

Engineers have developed a thermally conductive, stretchable rubber (dubbed “thubber”) that could open new doors in the pursuit of flexible electronic ...

IAF inducts indigenous early warning system NETRA

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

The IAF has formally inducted the first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System Netra. About airborne early warning and control s ...

Cloud Seeding Programme

19/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Climate |Read more

Maharashtra Government has approved Rs. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season to produce sufficient rain. Under this programme, ...

GraphAir Technology

19/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Graphene is normally grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures ...

ISRO launches 104 satellites in one go

18/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched a record 104 satellites into space on a single rocket from Sriharikota in Andh ...

Wheat Rust

8/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust; the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the ...

Single-dose Zika vaccine

7/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

A new Zika vaccine candidate has potential to protect against the virus with a single dose and is the first to show long-lasting protection in animals ...

CRISPR Variant Produces Tuberculosis-Resistant Cows

3/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

A team of researchers from China has successfully utilized an innovative form of the genome-editing technique CRISPR to insert a new gene into the cow ...

Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign

1/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

A nationwide Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign was launched on January 30, which is also marked as Anti-Leprosy Day. About this campaign: Early detect ...

World’s first stable semi-synthetic organism

30/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Life's genetic code has only ever contained four natural bases which have simply been rearranged to create bacteria and butterflies, penguins and peop ...

GSLV Mk III rocket

29/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

ISRO has successfully tested its indigenously developed cryogenic for its landmark ‘GSLV Mk III’ rocket, scheduled for launch within the first quarter ...

A sunspot with centre twice the size of Earth

26/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed otherwise invisible details of Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted cent ...

India and the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

25/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

This report advocates spurring AI-based innovation and establishing AI-ready infrastructure as prerequisites for preparing India’s jobs and skills mar ...

India becomes Associate member of CERN

18/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science |Read more

India has officially become an Associate member of CERN with the Indian government completing its internal approval procedures in respect of the agree ...

Measles-rubella vaccine

14/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Measles-rubella vaccine (MR) vaccine is all set to be introduced from February, 2017 in five states and Union territories as a part of the basket of p ...

NASA’s missions to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system

13/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA announced two new missions set to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system: asteroid 16 Psyche and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids. Lucy laun ...

Mesentery

6/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity |Read more

Irish scientists have recently identified a new human organ that has existed in the digestive system for hundreds of years. Named as the mesentery, th ...

G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)

5/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers have shown that the regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) by new drugs can be simpler than generally thought — it can be media ...

World’s most heat resistant material

27/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

Researchers have discovered that tantalum carbide and hafnium carbide materials can withstand scorching temperatures of nearly 4000 degrees Celsius. B ...

China launches satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

24/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

China has launched a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite to understand climate change. The 620-kg satellite TanSat was put into orbit by Long M ...

Bismuth becomes a superconductor

12/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

Physicists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, have found that the metal bismuth becomes a superconductor at a temperature ...

Japan launches 'space junk' collector

11/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Japan launched a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS), carrying a 'space junk' collector. The cargo ship is also carrying other ...

World’s first water-wave laser

3/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

Researchers have developed the world’s first water-wave laser, demonstrating that lasers can be created by interactions between light and water waves. ...

Mitochondrial gene therapy (MGT)

1/12/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

An independent panel of British scientists and experts has formally given nod to introduce so-called three-parent baby fertility treatments or mitocho ...

Modern RFID Access Control System

28/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

Paradip Port has introduced the modern Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of ...

NeHA

27/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

In last decade, internet has revolutionized the world where we can search, navigate, buy, communicate and entertain ourselves, but health-services in ...

Scientists fix fractures with 3D-printed synthetic bone

27/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Scientists have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personaliz ...

TRI-NETRA

26/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

TRI-NETRA system will be used on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imagin ...

Scientists tweak photosynthesis to up crop yield

24/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Scientists have successfully tweaked the process of photosynthesis to make it more efficient and increase plant productivity by raising the level of t ...

European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)

22/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science |Read more

India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory ...

China launches world’s longest quantum communication line

22/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

China launched a 712-km quantum communication line, stated to be the world’s longest secure telecommunications network, which boasts of ultra-high sec ...

NASA launches ‘next generation’ weather satellite

21/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA has successfully launched the first in a series of highly advanced weather satellites that will lead to more accurate and timely forecasts, watch ...

Rustom – II

19/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Defence Research and Development Organization or DRDO successfully carried out the maiden flight of indigenous unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) Rust ...

Geographical indicators

18/11/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR |Read more

In 2016, more than 26 items has got the tag of geographical indicators in India. Some of items which got the GI tag were: Sangli raisins, Banaras meta ...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

7/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have completed the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) after more than 20 y ...

Fast reactor research project

3/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science |Read more

Russia has invited India to join in developing nuclear reactors and participate in its fast reactor research project. The multipurpose fast research r ...

Biotech- KISAN

29/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers, especially women farmers. Cash crops and horticulture can be a major source of income but the ...

Bitcoins

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is set to freeze about 500 Bitcoins in the accounts of traffickers, the first ever seizure of the virtual, unregulated ...

Chandrayaan-2 mission

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Indian Space Research Organization started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the critical Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2, at its new site a ...

Protein-rich rice developed

22/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV),Chattisgarh have developed a protein-enriched rice variety. They had worked for seven yea ...

Mining Surveillance System

17/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Union Government has launched the Mining Surveillance System (MSS) in New Delhi . MSS is a satellite-based monitoring system which aims to establish a ...

Self-powered UV photo detector charges energy storage devices

17/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have developed a cost-effective, high-performance, self-powered UV photodetector t ...

Human hair used to produce cheaper cathodes for solar cells

15/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata have used human hair to produce cost-effective, metal-free ca ...

Electric bandage

14/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

US space agency NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds. Th ...

Supreme Court stays commercial release of GM mustard

12/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The Supreme Court stayed the commercial release of the genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard till October 17, on a petition that this could hav ...

GSAT-18

11/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Marking another success for the space agency, ISRO’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 has successfully been launched from Arianespace’s European ...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

9/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to three European molecular scientists who developed the world's smallest machines. The prize went ...

Noble Prize in Physics

8/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

The 2016 Nobel prize in physics has gone to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for their work on exotic states of matter. Their wor ...

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory Project in India

8/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Maharashtra State Cabinet has decided to hand over 40.68 hectare government land to the Atomic Energy Department to build the Laser Interferometer Gra ...

Polymetallic Nodules (PMS)

7/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of contract with and International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules (PMS). ...

Noble Prize in Medicine

7/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries on how cells recycle their cont ...

Airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS)

2/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Internal Security |Read more

The DRDO has fitted its own airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS) on a modified Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft imported from Brazil. With thi ...

SCATSAT-1

27/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

ISRO has successfully launched PSLV’s longest flight SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather studies. The 320-tonne rocket, carrying eight satellites, blasted ...

Cassini spacecraft

20/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

After studying Saturn, its rings and moons for more than 12 years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage This histor ...

E-Nivaran

14/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

CBDT(Central Board of Direct taxes) has launched the ambitious ’e-nivaran’ facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances. About e-nivaran In ...

Gymnothorax indicus

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

Scientists have discovered a new species of eel, a snake-like fish, from the northern Bay of Bengal along the West Bengal coast. The species Gymnothor ...

Magnetars

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Astronomers have found evidence of a magnetar - magnetised neutron star - that spins much slower than the slowest of its kind known until now, which s ...

Chandrayaan

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

With Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F05) mission’s recent success, ISRO has signalled the country’s readiness for Chandrayaan II missio ...

OSIRIS-REx Mission

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA has launched a spacecraft to an asteroid Bennu in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's format ...

INSAT-3DR

10/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-F05 rocket successfully placed INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite in the intended orbit. The satellite ...

Scramjet engine

30/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted from ...

NASA's Juno space probe

30/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently successfully completed the first of its 36 orbits of Jupiter. At the closest point in its orbit around the gas giant, ...

Scientists develop new laser from jellyfish proteins

26/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Fluorescent proteins from jellyfish that were grown in bacteria have been used to create a laser for the first time. The breakthrough represents a maj ...

State of ICT(Information and Communications Technology) in Asia and the Pacific Report, 2016

22/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released its report named ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific ...

‘TARANG’ ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

In a bid to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country, the government has launched the ‘TARANG’ Mobile App, ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ ...

U.S. set to hand over Internet’s naming system to ICANN

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The US government's 20-year role in governing a crucial part of the internet is about to end. Starting October 1, the US will no longer have power ove ...

The Future of internet in India

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The Future of internet in India report is released by National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) with the aim to understand the i ...

China launches World's first Quantum Communication Satellite

19/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

China has successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite dubbed as Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite. The satellite was ...

GM mustard trials

18/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the environment ministry to reveal safety data regarding trials of genetically modified (GM) mus ...

Nuclear suppliers’ insurance policy unveiled

16/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science |Read more

The country’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ insurance policy was unveiled by India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP). New India Assurance Co(NIA) and INIP will ...

Deep Brain Stimulator

15/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram have agreed to join ha ...

Endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals

10/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

A research team of IISc, Bengaluru revealed that endosulfan breaks in DNA strands and disturbs the damage response mechanism found in cells, which lea ...

Maglev trains

8/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Indian Railways plans to introduce Maglev trains that can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour. After receiving a proposal from a foreign investor ...

Doppler Weather radar (DWR)

7/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Disasters |Read more

In a bid to improve weather forecasting services, Indian Space Research Organisation has commissioned a C- band Polarimetric Doppler weather radar (C- ...

Nano – DLD( Nanoscale deterministic lateral displacement)

6/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

IBM has developed lab-on a-chip technology called nanoscale deterministic lateral displacement (nano-DLD) to be used to carry out test for prostate ca ...

Human Genetic Editing

5/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Chinese scientists will perform the world’s first genetic editing trial on humans , in an attempt to find a cure for lung cancer. A group of oncologis ...

INSPIRE Renamed as MANAK

31/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) is now as MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) ...

Tribunal rules against govt for cancelling Devas contract with Antrix

29/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India lost the arbitration case in a Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal based in the Hague over its space marketing PSU Antrix Corp annulli ...

Solar Power Tree

25/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Renewable Energy |Read more

The Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a 'Solar Power Tree', an innovative way to generate electricity using solar power in a limited ...

NASA Juno Spacecraft Sends First Photos of Jupite

16/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The first ever spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter has sent back images from its pioneering journey. A newly released image shows Jupiter as well as three ...

Peru declares Zika emergency across half the country

16/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Peru has declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus ...

NASA’s Dawn mission

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA approved an extension of Dawn's mission at Ceres, taking advantage of the probe's capabilities to continue making discoveries about the nature of ...

Maltitol

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

A team of scientists from Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has come up with a new bone reconstruction method similar to sutures. For thi ...

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

11/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

According to a research report of NASSCOM, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market in India is expected to triple to about $1 billion by 2020. About S ...

International Solar Alliance Cell and World Bank Signs Declaration for Promoting Solar Energy

3/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Energy |Read more

In a significant push for solar power, the World Bank has signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to mobilize $1 trillion in i ...

Virtual Network Operators (VNOs)

2/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Telecom Commission has cleared a proposal to allow licensing of virtual network operators (VNOs). VNOs are new telecom service provider that would wor ...

NASA tests deep space rocket booster

1/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA performed its second and last test-fire of a rocket booster for the Space Launch System (SLS), a powerful engine that may launch astronauts to Ma ...

Impact of LED on human health

25/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

According to a report released by the American Medical Association, excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LED) can adversely impact h ...

PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

24/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

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 ...

International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

20/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by s ...

Ministry of Earth Sciences Signs contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA)

19/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (I ...

LIGO Does It Again: A Second Robust Binary Black Hole Coalescence Observed

18/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The two LIGO gravitational wave detectors in Hanford Washington and Livingston Louisiana have caught a second robust signal from two black holes in th ...

Rotavirus Vaccine

17/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Union health ministry has launched indigenous vaccine Rotavac to prevent diarrhea. This vaccine is launched under universal immunization programme. Th ...

Four New Elements Are Added To The Periodic Table

16/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

Names for four new elements, formerly known by their respective atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118, have been proposed by the International Union of ...

CO2 turned into stone

13/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Climate |Read more

Researchers have developed a way to capture and store carbon dioxide by turning it into stone. This technique could provide a safer, faster way to seq ...

THOR ("Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality")

9/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

It is world’s first 3D printed aircraft ,developed by AIRBUS Features Miniplane Windowless Weight -21kilos(46 pounds), Length –less than 4m(13 feet) p ...

'Einstein ring'

4/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

A rare object called an Einstein Ring has been discovered by a team in the Stellar Populations group at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) ...

CRISPR

3/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

An article published in 2012, revealed a simple method allowing scientists to tinker, at will, with the genomes of animals and plants. It threw open t ...

India successfully launches reusable launch vehicle RLV-TD

25/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India has successfully launched the first technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites ...

‘Qora’

24/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

The government has launched an indigenously developed “affordable” faecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’. This innovative medical device has be ...

INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO launched

19/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The government has launched ePACE, INFRACON and an updated version of INAMPRO, three innovative IT initiatives of the Ministry of Road Transport & Hig ...

Helium microscope

18/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

The World-first scanning helium microscope has been built by Australian researchers. This discovery “open doors” for many new discoveries by allowing ...

New IPR (Intellectual Property Rights ) policy

16/5/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR |Read more

The government has announced a new intellectual property policy, speeding up the online registration of patents and trademarks. The new policy seeks t ...

Syncytin-1

16/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

More than 25 million years ago, a virus infected primates and left some genetic material behind. Many such viral genes were passed on to future genera ...

Smart Paper

15/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Scientists have created smart paper with sensing capabilities that can respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world. The method relies ...

Supreme Court quashes TRAI’s call drop rules

14/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The Supreme Court has provided massive relief to the telecom service providers by quashing Telecom Consumers Protection (Ninth Amendment) Regulations, ...

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing

11/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The UK’s first baby resulting from an embryo that was screened using next-generation DNA sequencing has been born in Oxford. This method uses a revolu ...

The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016

10/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

To regulate the acquisition, dissemination, publication and distribution of geospatial information of India which is likely to affect the security, so ...

Alloxan

7/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Alloxan, a chemical allegedly used in the manufacture of refined flour, faced the prospect of limitations on its use after a litigant approached the M ...

Solar flares

3/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

There were some disturbances in Swedish airport last year due to earth's magnetic field near the area. These disturbances in the magnetic field were c ...

IRNSS or NAVIC

1/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The seventh satellite to make up the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), called the IRNSS-1G, has been launched into space via the Po ...

Panama disease stalks banana cultivation in Kerala

26/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

The Panama disease caused by a soil-borne fungus is threatening banana crops across Kerala It is posing a potential crisis for farmers, even as global ...

Silica aerogel

24/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India's premier rocket lab recently manufactured the world's lightest material cal ...

ISBN Portal

20/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Union government has launched a portal for registration and allotment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN) . The ISBN portal is a part of cent ...

Problem With Polio vaccine

19/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

The World Health Organization has given countries two weeks to replace a problem polio vaccine blamed for some outbreaks of the crippling disease. The ...

Government Launches Intellectual Property Information Portal

15/4/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR |Read more

The government has launched a portal which will act as a single window interface for information on intellectual property and provide guidance on leve ...

Quantum spin liquid

13/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

An international team of scientists has successfully detected a mysterious new state of matter that causes electrons, thought to be nature’s indivisib ...

New Computer Related Invention(CRI) guidelines

10/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

With an aim to foster uniformity in the field of patents on computer related inventions, Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade ma ...

Anti-Lock Braking System

1/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

The government has made compulsory that all models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system ( ...

High Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

29/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

An unusually high incidence of the chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common to four regions in Goa, Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Some survey ...

3D printing could help fix damaged cartilage in knees

25/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers have found a way to produce cartilage tissue by 3-D bioprinting, an ink containing human cells, and they have successfully tested it in an ...

ExoMars

17/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander are successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome( in Kazakhstan). The ExoMars project will be ...

Desensitisation

14/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Desensitisation ‘Desensitisation’ of the immune system, is a new method that has the potential to save many lives and could mean a crucial difference ...

Bacteria found to eat PET plastics could help do the recycling

13/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Ideonella sakaiensis, A bacterium species capable of breaking down plastic has been identified by the scientists. The bacterium seems to feed exclusiv ...

ISRO successfuly launches PSLV-C32 carrying IRNSS-1F

12/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

What is IRNSS? Indian Regional Navigation Spacecraft System (IRNSS) is the Indian navigation system which envisages establishment of regional navigati ...

Measures to control global warming other than Reduction in Carbon Emission

11/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Climate |Read more

The Paris Conference last year primarily discussed plans to reduce carbon emissions, which is understandable as this is the most immediate item for ac ...

Meta Skin

10/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Lowa State University engineers have developed a new flexible, stretchable and tunable "meta-skin" that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cl ...

Meldonium

9/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Sports |Read more

Former world number one female tennis player Maria Sharapova from Russia has failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. She has been tested positive ...

ISRO successfully test cryogenic engine of GSLV Mark 3 rocket

23/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted hotbed test of the indigenously developed high-thrust cryogenic engine (CE20) ...

2D Material For P-Type Semiconductor

21/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new 2D semiconducting material that could open the door to faster computers and smartphones that also c ...

Hadesarchaea Microbe

19/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity |Read more

A new species of microorganism has been discovered, and it lives several kilometres underneath the surface at 70 degrees Celsius. The new species – Ha ...

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

18/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

South Korea is pushing for deployment on its soil of a US high-altitude air defense system(THAAD) as North Korean missile threats expand. Seoul’s incr ...

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) West Antarctic Radiation Experiment - AWARE

17/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Climate |Read more

West Antarctica is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, and this warming is closely connected with global sea level rise. West Antarctic ...

Wild Pigs Declared Vermin In Uttarakhand For A Year

15/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Animal Rights |Read more

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) notified wild pig as vermin for a period of one year in Uttarakhand. This exercise of ...

Gravitational Waves

15/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The detection of ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, here on Earth marks a watershed moment for astronomy and for science as a whole. ...

Plan To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

14/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Government has launched a plan to eliminate malaria by 2030. According to the National Malaria Strategic Plan, the government gives special attention ...

Stem Cell Therapy In India

12/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Haematopoietic “stem” cells are a special type of cells present in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones. These cells have the potential to de ...

GM mustard

8/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee(GEAC) has deferred granting commercial approval to a genetically-modified mustard. The Genetic Engineering ...

GI tag for Basmati rice of 7 states approved

8/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has cleared the application of Geographical indication (GI) for Basmati rice according to the geographica ...

Weapons To Fight Zika Virus

6/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

According to WHO(World Health Organization),the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is ...

Bharat Net Project

5/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The BharatNet project, earlier known as National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN), was initiated in 2011 and has already missed several deadlines. The pro ...

Scientists Find Evidence For Ninth Planet In Solar System

1/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Astronomers have found evidence for a planet which is 10 times more massive than Earth in the far outer solar system. They started to call it Planet 9 ...

Green Cement

26/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Environment |Read more

Cement is a major part of today’s construction industry which demands solutions that consider both economical and ecological aspects. Cement manufactu ...

Superbug And Quantum Dot

25/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Quantum dot could be a new way to tackle so-called superbugs. The quantum dots were successful in killing 92 percent of drug-resistant lab-grown bacte ...

IRNSS-1E(Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System)

23/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched IRNSS-1E, the fifth of the seven-satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) into ...

Zinnia Flower

22/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed in International Space Station, marking a first in space. The zinnia flower has a reputation for being one of the ...

Netflix In India

17/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

Netflix is the world’s top video streaming service that allows users to watch content on screens ranging from a smartphones to a smart television. It ...

World Development Report (WDR): Digital Dividends

16/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

According to World Development Report: Digital Dividends , there is very fast development in digital technologies, but Digital dividends– the broader ...

PMO Sets Up Panel To Fast-Track Bullet Trains

14/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

The Prime Minister’s Office has constituted a committee under Arvind Panagariya, vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, to fast track the Mumbai-Ahmedabad H ...

Digital Transformation And Challenges

12/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Digital transformation (DT) is the use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises. There is a growing global community of ...

Li- Fi

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Li-Fi, or light fidelity, invented by German physicist and professor Harald Haas, is a wireless technology that makes use of visible light in place of ...

Direct Shift From BS-IV To Bs-VI Emission Norms

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Pollution |Read more

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to jump from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms directly. The Indian government will skip BS-V emis ...

Zika Virus

5/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

First case of Zika virus is reported in Puerto Rico. It is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to a number of birth def ...

Reforms In Satellite Communication: Need Of Digital India

5/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

To achieve the dream of digital India, we have to deliver connectivity and broadband to the remote and difficult-to-access parts of the country, such ...

Spacex Falcon 9

30/12/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

SpaceX, the company run and founded by Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, has successfully completed a vertical take-off and vertical landing (VTVL) with ...

Anti Dengue Vaccine

13/12/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

At a time when India is struggling with rising number of dengue cases with each passing year, the Mexican government has approved the world's firs ...

World’s First Biologically Powered Chip Created

12/12/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

For the first time, scientists have developed an electronic chip made of both biological and solid-state components. It could lead to a new generation ...

Proton Therapy

4/12/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Proton therapy has shown its many qualities and has become a really favorable treatment option for patients with certain types of cancer, showing cons ...

LRSAM Successfully Flight-Tested

28/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM), jointly designed and developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and DRDO, has been successfully tested from a ...

Anti-Submarine Warship Kadmatt

27/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

INS Kadmatt is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata ...

N-capable Prithvi II Missile

27/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, aspart of a user tria ...

Dhanush ballistic missile

25/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship INS Subhadra off the Odish ...

Zero TB Cities project

24/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

This project was formed in 2014 with the aims to bring the global tuberculosis epidemic to an end by fighting the disease at the community level in hi ...

Regenerating bones through Nanoparticles

23/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

A recent study by scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru suggests that ‘3D scaffolds’ of graphene composites can ...

Campaign to free Haryana from TB

22/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

According to recent report, India is at rank one in term of total number of deaths due to TB. This disease causes the highest numbers of death in worl ...

India’s Supersonic interceptor missile AAD

22/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The interceptor, known as ...

Tianhe-2 - Most Powerful Supercomputer

18/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

In TOP 500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer or Milky Way 2 has maintained its position as ...

Aditya mission

18/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch its Aditya-1 satellite for the Sun in three years, he satellite was originally planned ...

Largest Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Samarth

11/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Coast Guard’s latestandlargest offshore patrol vessel, Samarthhas been commissioned atVasco Da Gama,Goa. It is thefirst in a series of six 105m ...

Army Cloud, Data Centre & Digi-Locker for the Indian Army

9/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar recently inaugurated the Central Data Centre, Army Cloud and Digi-Locker for the Indian Army. Such initiati ...

3-D printing method to make embryonic stem cells

7/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and Drexel University in Philadelphia developed a method to 3D-print the “building blocks ...

BrahMos missile test-fired from INS Kochi

1/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, with a strike-range of over 290 kilometres, was test-fired from the navy's newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi s ...

BeiDou Navigation System (BDS)

5/10/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

BeiDou Navigation System (BDS) was in news recently as china has launched 20th new generation satellite into space as part of the system. With the lau ...

ASTROSAT-Indian Space Observatory

30/9/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Astrosat is launched by Indian Space Research Orgnaisation (ISRO)from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Prades ...

Mars Orbiter Mission completes one year

24/9/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

MOM was in news recently as the spacecraft has successfully completed one year around the Red planet. During the entire one year, the spacecraft had a ...

SWARUPA, THE CLONED CALF

6/9/2015 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

With the demand for milk in India projected to reach 200 million tons (MT) by 2021-22, the country's premier dairy research institute is looking a ...

Sehat - Telemedicine initiative

3/9/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Sehat is short form of Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine. Sehat is a pan-India health initiative in line with its Digital India vision laun ...

GSAT-6

1/9/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India successfully launched its communication satellite GSAT-6 onboard the GSLV-D6 rocket having an indigenous cryogenic engine. This is the second ti ...

GSLV-D6

30/8/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

GSLV: Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle rocket Launched from: Sriharikota Satellite launched: GSAT-6 the military satellite In August 2013, India launched ...

Digital India Project

7/7/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The Digital India Project, a pet scheme of the Modi government, aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and tr ...

Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan

1/7/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched the Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan. It is a countrywide campaign to create mass awarenes ...

Net Neutrality

15/4/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Net neutrality implies equal access to all websites for all. Any priority given to an application or company on payment basis is seen as violating the ...

Airborne Warning & Control System

1/4/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

Moving towards the target of having at least 12 aircraft-mounted radars for early warning against incoming enemy missiles and aircraft, the Ministry o ...

Four Warships

9/1/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence |Read more

India is on its way to indigenously build four warships, which will be the biggest-ever made in the country other than the under-construction 40,000 t ...

Teixobactin

9/1/2015 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common bacter ...

Reusable Launch Vehicle

4/1/2015 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Indian Space Research Organization will fly a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) this March as a technology demonstration. This will be the first step ...

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