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In a major relief to lakhs of cardiac patients, the government has cut prices of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85 percent. The National Pharmac
India has emerged as a "key player" in a growing global commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication after it scripted history by
Yojana Gist: December 2016 Science for Development Preface: Every issue of Yojana deals with a single topic comprehensively sharing views from wide ra
Solid-waste management is a major challenge in urban areas throughout the world. Without an effective and efficient solid-waste management program, th
The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention r
Once in space, the biggest threat to astronauts and spacecrafts is space debris. Space debris, also known as space junk or space waste, are potentiall
Biotechnology derived medicinal products are presently the best characterized biologics with considerable production and clinical experience, and have
Biosimilars are capturing big pharma's attention. The opportunities for biosimilars are huge for both manufacturers and consumers. The upside of biosi
Like technology, gardening sector is also changing. People are now switching to soil less gardening technique, popularly known as Hydroponics. Hydropo
Context “Health & Nutrition” has been a critical issue in India since its independence. The critical problem malnutrition in India gets only aggravate
Twenty first century has been the century of Internet and “Internet” is a Buzzword among all human beings of all age groups across the globe. The inte
An enlightened solution to prevent water scarcity in trans-Himalayan mountain desert like Ladakh by developing conical ice mounds that behave like min
Cloud seeding is an artificial way to create rainfall. It is done either by using artillery to fire shells containing rain-inducing chemicals such as
Designer babies - genetically modified for beauty, intelligence or to be free of disease - have long been a topic of science fiction. Rapid progress i
Brain fingerprinting is a controversial technique that is advocated as a way to identify a terrorist or other dangerous person by measuring the "brain
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their development of molecular
Nanotechnology is one of the hottest scientific discoveries of the present times. This is because nanotechnology presents a lot of promise that all ot
Nanotechnology is having an impact on several aspects of the food industry, from how food is grown to how it is packaged. Companies are developing nan
There's an unprecedented multidisciplinary convergence of scientists dedicated to the study of a world so small, we can't see it -- even with a light
Nanotechnology — the science of the extremely small — holds enormous potential for healthcare, from delivering drugs more effectively, diagnosing dise
Radioactive waste, arising from civilian nuclear activities as well as from defence-related nuclear-weapon activities, poses a formidable problem for
The new Bay Area research collaboration, called the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, is the first scientific investment by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Face
ITER-International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. In souther
Vectors are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans. Many of these vectors are bloodsucking in
As the technology gets cheaper, the driverless car future will increasingly become a reality. An autonomous car is a vehicle that is capable of sensin
The development of a drug that can be consumed by humans to cure a disease goes through several stages of animal and human testing before it is commer
Renting a womb will soon be a crime in India with the Cabinet approving a law banning commercial surrogacy and permitting only altruistic surrogacy in
In landmark improvements over the existing mental health law, the new Mental Healthcare Bill imposes a blanket ban on the use of electric shocks for t
China has successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite which can provide ‘hack-proof’ communications at speeds faster than light between
Technology is unendingly developing, and the introduction of new devices acts as a touchstone to the landing of a totally new technological worldview.
Darknets are small niches of the “Deep Web,” which is itself a catch-all term for the assorted Net-connected stuff that isn’t discoverable by the majo
The terms GIS (which most commonly is an acronym for Geographic Information Systems) and geospatial are often used interchangeably. There are differen
What is BITCOIN It is a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify th
Everybody from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have touted chatbots as the next big thing
According to a study, 1.5 lakh people in India are awaiting a kidney transplant; however only 3000 of them are able to receive a transplant. And 90% o
‘Vermin’ means wild animals which are believed to be harmful to crops, farm animals, game or which carry diseases. Section 11 of the Wildlife (Protect
E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet.
After the successful deployment of the swadeshi Global Positioning System through NAVIC or Navigation with Indian Constellation, ISRO is again reachin
According to the draft, it will be mandatory to take permission from a government authority before acquiring, disseminating, publishing or distributin
In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval to conduct experi
A team of scientists at Delhi University led by former vice-chancellor Deepak Pental has bred DMH-11 (Dhara Mustard Hybrid), a genetically modified (G
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object
Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and a
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resem
A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor that creates more fissile material than it consumes. It requires an initial charge of fissile material, such as
India's nuclear program was conceived in the pre-independence era by a small group of influential scientists, notably Homi Bhabha, who grasped the sig
IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India. It is designed to provide accurate position information service
The use of Bt cotton in India has grown exponentially since its introduction. Recently India has become the number one global exporter of cotton and t
The fight between Apple and the FBI over the security protections on the San Bernadino iPhone has been fierce from a long time. FBI filed a motion to
Net Neutrality means treating all information flow on the internet equally without discrimination say between data packets that facilitate VoIP (voice
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
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history - an inward voyage of discovery rather than an outward exploration
Science, technology and innovation can exist separately on their own in disconnected spaces. But, it is their integration that leads to new value crea
Despite being a developing economy with its attendant problems, India has effectively developed space technology and has applied it successfully for i
Optical fiber is a very thin strand of glass or plastic capable of transmitting light from one point to another. Optical fiber can also be called an o
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the field within computer science that seeks to explain and to emulate, through mechanical or computational processes,
A new campaign launched by Facebook to provide free basic internet facility ignited the debate on net neutrality and Data colonialism. Free Basic main
Stem cell research is often in the news both for its involvement in scientific breakthrough and the controversy surrounding its use. Stem cell therapi
North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb, a weapon more powerful than the nuclear bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and H
A supercomputer is one which has high computational capability, several processors and a large amount of memory. Supercomputers are used in scenarios
India is focusing on solar energy to reduce the impact of climate change. Indian Prime Minister hlaunched a global solar alliance with 121 countries,
The National TB Control Programme was stated in 1962 with the aim to detect cases earliest and treat them. In the district, the programme is implement
The technologically complex cryogenic propulsion system is the zealously guarded preserve of only a handful of advanced space-faring countries which a
Mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart diseases combined.Despite high prevalence of mental disorders (58.2 to 73 per thousand po
Giving a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme, the Centre has taken a slew of decisions in a span of six months to boost “cl
Social media is not only reducing social barriers by connecting people on strength of human values but also stopping governments from committing error
Centre has recently released a draft encryption policy which was modified and later withdrawn. There are many things to learn from this incident. The
Significance With successful launch of Astrosat, India becomes the first country in the developing world to have its very own telescope in space. Till
The government may soon issue restrictions on prescription and sale of commonly used antibiotics in an attempt to avoid development of drug resistance
Judicial activism means that instead of judicial restraint, the Supreme Court and other lower courts become activists and com...
Rights and Duties are inseparable. They are two sides of a same coin. So as we have Fundamental Rights that we can enjoy ther...
Part III and IV of the Constitution have been together described as “Conscience of the Constitution”. But the fundamental que...
Frontline Gist: Issue April 14, 2017 How the poor die The national health policy’s professed commitment to strengthening the ...
An analysis of the debt and deficit of states based on the budget estimates of 2016–17 shows that almost half of them have a ...
India’s leading corporates have too much debt on their balance sheets; this keeps them from making fresh investment. Banks ar...
Yojana Gist: Issue March 2017 Budget 2017-18 Preface: Every issue of Yojana deals with a single topic comprehensively sharing...
On the surface, India's economy looks solid heading into 2016, with third quarter 2015 growth up 7.4% over third quarter 2014...
Frontline Gist: Issue February 17, 2017 Message from The Marina The unprecedented youth protest in Tamil Nadu demanding revoc...
The human development concept was developed by economist Mahbub ul Haq. At the World Bank in the 1970s, and later as minister...
The Revolt of 1857 is one of the most important chapters in the history of India’s struggle for freedom. There is a lack of c...
Global terrorism is one of the biggest threats of 21st century. Terrorism is defined as “calculated use of violence of threat...
Women were traditionally at a disadvantage in most societies especially by the end of 17th century. The advent of Industrial ...
The Concept In broad terms civil society is commonly defined as the area outside family, market and state, encompassing a spe...
National Consciousness was an outcome of the overall impact of British rule and its exploitative policies. The British coloni...
Indian Navy recently successfully test fired BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship. This variant of Long ...
The Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen molecules in water plumes rising from the stripe fractures in Enceladus’ icy surfa...
Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), the ad industry’s self-regulatory body, has released a set of guidelines for c...
India and Israel have inked defence deals worth over $2 billion for advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) syst...
Facebook and Mozilla have teamed up with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, academic institutions, non-profits, and other orga...
German scientists created an array consisting of 149 industrial-grade film projector spotlights, in the hope that intense lig...
Information & Broadcasting Ministry has launched an Online Film Certification System or E-Cinepramaan. About E-Cinepramaan: U...
The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill-2014, which criminalises discrimination against HIV-positive people and those ...
Scientists have developed a new wireless Internet based on infrared rays that is reportedly 100 times faster than existing Wi...
The GRAPES-3 experiment at TIFR’s Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu is getting upgraded. The telescope made n...