Yearly Archives: 2020


Compulsory use of nuclear power all over the world resulting in the unwanted and dangerous nuclear waste and estimated 34 million cubic metres of global nuclear waste will cost over $100 billion to manage and dispose. However, this waste can be put to useful applications in the form of nuclear …

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 was awarded to the great scientists of this century Albert Einstein” for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.” The law which became the basic tool to convert light energy into electricity. Solar energy …

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Indigenous mRNA vaccine

Context: Indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate supported by DBT gets Drug Controller nod to initiate Human clinical trials India’s first indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate has received approval from Indian Drug regulators to initiate Phase I/II human clinical trial. The novel mRNA vaccine candidate, HGCO19 has been developed by Gennova, Pune and …

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CONTEXT: A tough novel species of Muraingrass identified by scientists in the plateaus of Western Ghats of Goa. A new species of Indian Muraingrasses known for their ecological and economic importance, such as fodder, have been spotted by scientists in Goa in the Western Ghats, one of the four global …

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Aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain

CONTEXT: Aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain have led to increased incidents of high rainfall in the Himalayan foothills Scientists have found that aerosols like black carbon and dust, which makes the Indo-Gangetic Plain one of the most polluted regions of the world, have led to increased incidents of high rainfall events …

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CONTEXT: Recently NASA launched its first full-fledged human mission (CREW-1) using a privately owned spacecraft. About CREW-1 Mission: It is part of NASA’s first commercial human spacecraft system with a crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft called Resilience. It is the …

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CONTEXT Recently, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has digitally addressed the Inter-Ministerial Conference by Partners in Population and Development (PPD). PARTNERS IN POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT: It is an intergovernmental initiative created specifically for the purpose of expanding and improving South-South Cooperation in the fields of reproductive health, …

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CONTEXT: India ranked 10 in Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021. India, for the second time in a row, continued to remain in the top 10. Last year, India had been ranked at the ninth position. MAIN POINTS Published by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network …

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CONTEXT: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Emissions Gap Report 2020 has been published recently. The annual report from UNEP measures the gap between anticipated emissions and levels consistent with the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming this century to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C. ANALYSIS FOR THE YEAR …

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