Science Affairs

Astra Missile

18/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) — Astra — underwent a series of successful trials for four days over the Ba ...

Nag missile successfully Test Fired

12/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India's indigenously developed third generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) Nag has been successfully flight tested by premier defence research or ...

TRAI recommends delicensing of some spectrum for M2M services

10/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

In order to facilitate the smooth roll-out of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications utilising licence exempt airwaves, sectoral regulator Telecom Re ...

Study harmful effects of RO water: PPCB to varsity

8/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Hydrology

To check the wastage of water in reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers which further puts burden on the sewerage treatment plants in the state, the Pun ...

Hortinet

4/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Hortinet is an integrated traceability system developed by APEDA(Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) for providing ...

IRNSS-1H

3/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

India’s attempt to launch its eighth regional navigation satellite has failed. The satellite IRNSS-1H didn’t come out of the heat shield as it should ...

Gobindobhog rice gets geographical indication status

29/8/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

Gobindobhog rice,a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal, has got the geographical indication (GI) status. About Gobindobhog rice: This vari ...

Varshadhare

23/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Water

Karnataka has launched the much-touted cloud seeding project- named Varshadhare. What is cloud seeding? It is a process of intervening chemically to i ...

Blockchain technology

20/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Mastercard is working on a network that can incorporate the benefits of blockchain technology while meeting the requirements of a globally distributed ...

Generic Medicine

14/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

There is continuous fall in the price of generic medicine which is affecting the profitability of major generic manufacturers. This may seem like good ...

Joint Project between NASA and ISRO

10/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021. ISRO and NASA have a framework agreement ...

Private Investment in Missile technology

9/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Sy ...

Digital Evolution Index

5/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

According to Digital evolution index, India has emerged strong, exhibiting a high potential in terms of digital payments and has been categorised unde ...

DNA Fingerprinting Bill

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Law Commission of India released a revised draft of the Bill that is now called The DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017 with some ver ...

Artificial intelligence (AI)

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

There is a possible threat that artificial intelligence (AI) might one day pose to the human race. With the help of artificial intelligence, computers ...

Flexible bio-glue for wound healing developed

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Scientists have developed a super strong, flexible adhesive material inspired by the glue secreted by slugs that sticks to biological tissues – even w ...

Ban on use of Liquid Nitrogen

1/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The Haryana government had recently banned the use of liquid nitrogen. The Haryana food and drugs administration department issued an order under sect ...

MiG-35

26/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

MiG corporation has started actively promoting the aircraft in India and other parts of the world. What is MiG-35? Russia’s newest war planet MiG-35 i ...

GM mustard policy

20/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The government has informed the Supreme Court that a policy decision on the commercial release of the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop is yet to ...

A looming threat of MDR-TB

19/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

About 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine Indian cities have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. 9% of them with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-T ...

Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)

15/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has signed an Institutional agreement ...

India declares itself free from Bird Flu

10/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

India has declared itself free from Bird Flu (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – H5N1 and H5N8). The move will help it resume export of poultry produ ...

MERIT app and e-bidding portal

9/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Ministry of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines has launched the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income ...

Rukmini

8/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Navy has been keeping a close tab on Chinese submarines entering the area through its very own military satellite GSAT-7, also known as Ruk ...

Drug-resistant TB higher among children

8/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

According to a report by FIND(Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics x), Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected. This ...

National Biopharma Mission

2/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

In order to accelerate discovery research to early development for biopharmaceutical, ministry of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, ...

Cartosat-2 satellite

28/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota i ...

Exoplanets

24/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

NASA’s Kepler mission team has released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system — that had been detected by the spa ...

BIO International Convention

23/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) BIO 2017 was held in the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego. India is also participating in this s ...

Kangra first ever district to geo-tag all assets under MGNREGA

18/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Kangra has become the first district in the country to geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh ...

Nag Missile

18/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag was successfully flight tested in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. About Nag missile: The Nag missile is indigenously ...

India has second highest number of obese children in world

16/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

According to a new study published in “New England Journal of Medicine”, India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after Chin ...

WHO revises antibiotics protocol

13/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced the model list of essential medicines for 2017, which includes new plans and advice for antibiotics ...

Nanoparticles

12/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) have developed a novel way to treat fungal keratitis. Tre ...

Oxytocin

11/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Oxytocin is banned by the Drug Controller from retail market. Now Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSA) is planning to restrict manufactur ...

DigiYatra

11/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with Digital India mission to transform the nation into a digitally ...

ISRO launches India’s heaviest rocket

8/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) has launched one of its heaviest communication satellites, the GSAT-19. The launch vehicle, GSLV MK III-D1, becam ...

Prithvi-II missile

3/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India has successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial b ...

Indian researchers develop 3D bio printed cartilage

1/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Indian researchers have been able to achieve a measure of success in developing cartilages that are molecularly similar to the ones seen in human knee ...

Zika Virus

31/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The Union Health Ministry has confirmed that three cases of Zika were reported from Ahmedabad in January. About ZIKA virus Zika virus is a member of t ...

Akash missiles

30/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The Defence Ministry has decided to cancel the Army’s global contest for Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SR-SAM) systems and instead procure two a ...

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

26/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Around the world, nearly 1.6 billion people are affected by a group of diseases which is called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). About Neglected tr ...

Largest map of universe

25/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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 | Diseases

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

Anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)

17/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

India has rolled out anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children agai ...

Ebola

16/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The World Health Organization has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. More than 11,000 people died in the Eb ...

Multidrug-resistant TB will rise in India

14/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Lancet Infectious Disease journal has forecast an increase in drug-resistant tuberculosis cases in the four high-burden countries, including India, an ...

A way to use water to convert methane into methanol

10/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Chemistry

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

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

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

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

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

Swine flu

19/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Indian medical association (IMA) has issued an advisory to its members across Maharashtra this year because of over 100 deaths due to swine flu (H1N1 ...

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

16/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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

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

HIV+ kids to get special consideration under RTE

2/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The Supreme Court asked all states to give special consideration to children affected with HIV or living with HIV. The order came on the heels of a pe ...

Why TB is still with us

1/4/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

TB so far has killed an estimated 4,80,000 Indians each year — more than 1,400 every day, almost one Indian per minute. Analysis: The toll hasn’t reac ...

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

29/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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 | Diseases

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

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

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

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

Time crystals

14/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Chemistry

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 ...

Brahmos missile

14/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

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 ...

Chandrayaan-1

12/3/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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

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 ...

IAF inducts indigenous early warning system NETRA

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

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

‘Thubber’

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Physics

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

GraphAir Technology

19/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

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

Cloud Seeding Programme

19/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Climate

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

ISRO launches 104 satellites in one go

18/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

20/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The three day International Conference on Brucellosis, is organized by the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Indian Council for Agricu ...

Rustom – II

19/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Defence

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

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 ...

India’s fight against child pneumonia, diarrhoea epidemics

15/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published annually by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

7/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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 ...

Chandrayaan-2 mission

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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 ...

Bitcoins

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Financial System

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

H5 Avian Influenza

25/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Centre formed a three-member committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu situation even as over 40 avian deaths have been reported in the nati ...

Protein-rich rice developed

22/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Scrub Typhus

28/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

There is rise in number of cases of Scrub Typhus in Himachal Pradesh. Scrub typhus - a mite-borne disease, has claimed 20 lives and affected over 700 ...

SCATSAT-1

27/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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 ...

India Declares itself Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

18/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influ ...

Chikungunya

15/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Chikungunya outbreak in New Delhi is sending alarms of caution in the national capital. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that affects mainly adul ...

E-Nivaran

14/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

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

Magnetars

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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 ...

Gymnothorax indicus

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research

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 ...

OSIRIS-REx Mission

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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 ...

Chandrayaan

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

INSAT-3DR

10/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

Leprosy Case Detection Campaign

9/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Diseases

In a bid to eradicate Leprosy from India, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in ...

Zika alert in India

7/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Indian Medical Association has issued a Zika alert in India asking physicians and the public to be vigilant and not ignore chikungunya-like symptoms w ...

Scramjet engine

30/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FMD(Foot & mouth disease) Mukta Bharat

11/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Agriculture ministry has conceived a ‘FMD Mukta Bharat‘ (FMD Free India) programme to cover all the states which have not yet been covered under the s ...

Endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals

10/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

CHARGE syndrome

28/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Scientists from the Delhi-based CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology created a possibility to solve the problem of children born with CH ...

Solar Power Tree

25/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Renewable Energy

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

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

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 ...

Maltitol

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

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 ...

NASA’s Dawn mission

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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 ...

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

11/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Rise of Anti biotic resistance

31/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

A new superbug carrying mcr -1 gene is found in USA which is resistant to an antibiotic drug called colistin . Collistin is considered as a last resor ...

Potassium Bromate

27/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed that many bread, burger and pizza samples contained potassium bromated(Kb ...

India successfully launches reusable launch vehicle RLV-TD

25/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Risk of Chewless Tobacco

20/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Delhi government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including "guktha, pan masala, khaini an ...

ISBN Portal

20/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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 ( ...

India lags in Innovation

31/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

A recent survey conducted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a US based think tank, ranked India at the bottom of a list ...

High Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

29/3/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Economy

13/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research

Topic Map What is news (or concern): PM emphasis on integration of blue economy What is Blue Economy: Blue Economy is integration of Ocean Economy dev ...

Stem Cell Therapy In India

12/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N-capable Prithvi II Missile

27/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence

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 ...

Anti-Submarine Warship Kadmatt

27/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence

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 ...

Dhanush ballistic missile

25/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence

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

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

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

India’s Supersonic interceptor missile AAD

22/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Defence

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

Campaign to free Haryana from TB

22/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Health

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 ...

Tianhe-2 - Most Powerful Supercomputer

18/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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