Science & technology

BATTERIES FROM NUCLEAR WASTE

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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STORING SOLAR ENERGY

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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Muraingrass

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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MANNED SPACE MISSION

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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SAWANTWADI TOY

Context: Online Release of Picture Postcard on Sawantwadi Toy by India Post India Post celebrates 151 Years of Postcard in India. Sawantwadi toys – These are handmade toys made of wood in Sawantwadi a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. They are made from the wood of the Indian Coral …

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RAISE 2020

CONTEXT: RAISE 2020 – Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence. Representatives from the global AI industry to hold discussions at the Summit The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog will organize a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment …

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(O-SMART) SCHEME

Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology (O-SMART) SCHEME of the Ministry of Earth Sciences The objectives of O-SMART (Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology) scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India are To generate and regularly update information on Marine Living Resources and their relationship …

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