Ethics, Science & Tech, Art & Culture
Hybrid propulsion system-The Hindu-22-09-2022
2022-09-22 17:03

Hybrid propulsion system-The Hindu-22-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Wednesday… Continue Reading

NEUROSAFE- The Hindu-20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:09

Gs -3 Science technology In background : It is a smart vaccine testing method that safekeep animals and humans while measuring neurovirulence. N… Continue Reading

Merge software- The Hindu-20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:06

Merge software- The Hindu-20-09-2022 Gs-3 Science Technology : Context : In news Prelim and Mains : Ethereum, the world’s second most valuab… Continue Reading

National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)-The Hindu-14-09-2022
2022-09-14 16:13

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Ivermectin and mupirocin have been added, while ranitidine and sucralfate have been dropped from the NLEM lis… Continue Reading

Shumang Leela-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 16:22

GS-1 ART AND CULTURE About: Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur and the roles of female artists are all played by male… Continue Reading

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 15:25

GS-2 GOVERNANCE What is Corporate Social Responsiblity ? Corporate social responsibility is a business model by which companies make a concer… Continue Reading

Conversion therapy-The Hindu-06-09-2022
2022-09-06 16:34

Conversion therapy-The Hindu-06-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of attempting to c… Continue Reading

Indian Astronomical observatory-The Hindu-05-09-2022
2022-09-05 15:58

Indian Astronomical observatory-The Hindu-05-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : The Himalayan Chandra Telescope at Hanle in Ladakh. PR… Continue Reading

Potassium Iodide/Anti-radiation pills-The Indian Express-01-09-2022
2022-09-01 17:27

Potassium Iodide/Anti-radiation pills-The Indian Express-01-09-2022 GS-3 Environment Context : With fears of a nuclear disaster at Ukraine’s Zap… Continue Reading

zombie ice-The Hindu-31-08-2022
2022-08-31 16:14

GS-3 SCIENCE TECH: CONTEXT: Prelim About Zombie ice Dead or Doomed ice not accumulating fresh snow. Zombie ice from massive greenland ic… Continue Reading

Vadakkunnathan temple- The Hindu-31-08-2022
2022-08-31 16:07

GS-1 ART & CULTURE TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE CONTEXT : A pookkalam (flower arrangement) was set up in front of the famed Vadakkunnathan temple in Thri… Continue Reading

5G Architecture-The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:49

5G Architecture-The Hindu-30-08-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY: CONTEXT: Reliance JIO is going to launch a 5G network in a few metro cities by diw… Continue Reading

Xylitol- The Telegraph India-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:52

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : IIT Guwahati has introduced a new method of formation of sugar from waste sugarcane waste called xylitol. … Continue Reading

Mandal Art-26-08-2022
2022-08-26 16:07

GS-1 Art and culture In detail : In the ancient Sanskrit language of Hinduism and Buddhism, mandala means “circle.” Traditionally, a mandal… Continue Reading

VLSRSAM- The Hindu-24-08-2022
2022-08-24 17:03

GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy successfully flight tested the indi… Continue Reading

Rabies Disease-The Hindu-22-08-2022
2022-08-22 17:03

Rabies-The Hindu-22-08-2022 Gs-3 Context : Rabies is a viral disease that causes encephalitis in humans and other mammals. Symptoms : F… Continue Reading

Megalodon-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:50

Megalodon-The Hindu-20-08-2022 GS-3 Context: one of the largest predators to have ever lived. In detail : Megalodon is one frightening-looking fis… Continue Reading

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:44

CONTEXT : Access to TKDL has been widened to users Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a pioneering initiative of India systematicall… Continue Reading

3D-printed cornea put to test in a rabbit-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:33

GS-3 SCIENCE TECH CONTEXT : 3Dprinted a cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit’s eye. In Detail : What do you mean by 3Dprinted a cornea?… Continue Reading

Dornier aircraft-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:34

Dornier aircraft-The Hindu-16-08-2022 GS-3 SECURITY : CONTEXT : India gifted Dornier aircraft to Sri Lanka in the presence of President Ranil Wic… Continue Reading

MIG21-The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:37

GS-3 CONTEXT : In a tragic accident, a MIG21 trainer jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan last Thursday killing both the pilo… Continue Reading

AlphaFold- The The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:34

GS-3 CONTEXT : DeepMind, a company based in London and owned by Google, announced this week that it had predicted the threedimensional structure… Continue Reading

Hybrid Electric Vehicles-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 17:12

GS-3 CONTEXT: Automakers Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, and Honda have launched hybrid electric vehicles in India, offering car buyers more choices in the na… Continue Reading

The private sector boost in India’s space industry-The Hindu-26-07-2022
2022-07-27 16:45

GS-3 Context : Principal Scientific Adviser Ajay Kumar Sood stated earlier this month that the government would soon come up with a new space policy… Continue Reading

Centre introduces Bill on Family Courts Act in LS-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 12:00

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill in order to give statutory cover to the Family Courts operating in Himac… Continue Reading

GYANVAPI MOSQUE-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:13

The Gyanvapi Mosque is located in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed by Aurangzeb in 1669 upon demolition of an older Shiva temple. Th… Continue Reading

Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:09

The Supreme Court on Monday extended the time for completion of the special audit of 25 years of accounts of Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple and its trus… Continue Reading

Quantum Computers-The Hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 12:20

Future quantum computers might be able to break the cryptographic keys that protect everything. Now, the National Institute of Standards and Technolog… Continue Reading

Cow urine-The Hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 10:50

In what appears to be the adoption of cow politics by a Congress government, the Bhupesh Baghelled administration in Chhattisgarh has approved the pro… Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

(Genomics for All)-The hindu-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 17:45

Genomics for All: International Open Science Genomics Projects and Capacity Building in the Developing World In-depth: Genomics is the study of … Continue Reading

How kala-azar was eliminated from a highly endemic district in Bihar - The Hindu -22/11/2020
2020-11-22 21:05

Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a tropical disease characterised by irregular fever, weight loss, anaemia and swelling of the spleen and l… Continue Reading

Make ethics code must for all news channels, NBA tells SC- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:38

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has told the Supreme Court to make its code of ethics against airing malicious, biased and regressive content … Continue Reading

Reducing India’s cancer burden - The Hindu - 14-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:29

As per the data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) National Cancer… Continue Reading

Science behind air-breathing scramjet engine - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:45

The DRDO conducted a flight test of the hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha’s coast. This HSTDV was able to fly at a hy… Continue Reading

NIMHANS develops new Indian Brain Templates - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:42

The brain size and shape differ across ages, and across regions and ethnicities, and even within a population. While some countries have their own … Continue Reading

National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:42

A report on the journey of the NSTEDB in catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship, and incubation was launched by the Secretary, Department of Science … Continue Reading

Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest star galaxies in the universe - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:25

The discovery was made by a team of astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune. … Continue Reading

Pulikkali- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:47

Pulikkali, or tiger dance will go online on the fourth day of Onam. Pulikkali: Pulikkali, or tiger dance, is a colourful part of Onam celebratio… Continue Reading

Indian telescopes - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:15

Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) It is an array of thirty fully steerable parabolic radio telescopes of 45 metre diameter, observing at metre… Continue Reading

Ethanol as a fuel - PIB - 23-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

NEWS: Utilization of excess sugarcane for ethanol production to improve the viability of the sugar industry. Details: The government has taken … Continue Reading

Sarabhai Crater- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:13

NEWS: Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter has captured the Moon images of “Sarabhai” Crater – ISRO About Sarabhai Crater: Named after eminent Indian sc… Continue Reading

E-Sanjeevani Tele-Medicine Platform-PIB - 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:39

E-Sanjeevani is a platform-independent, browser-based application facilitating both doctor-to-doctor and patient-to-doctor tele-consultations. NEWS… Continue Reading

Keep yourself healthy against Corona with Immunity Boosters
2020-08-04 09:23

Quick Tips: Have hot/warm water entire day .… Continue Reading

KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:24

Context: Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles. Details: *Union Minister of Environment, Fo… Continue Reading

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit to street vendors-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:05

Context:PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps. Details: *A mobile application of PM S… Continue Reading

Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:45

Context: Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO. Details: *Bharat Dynamics Limited signed Licence Agreeme… Continue Reading

DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:39

Context: DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H to meet the future defence technological requirements . Details: *Defence Research and Devel… Continue Reading

Skeletal remains of a child found at Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi excavation site-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:16

Context:child excavated as part of Keeladi’s 6th phase excavation. Details: *Skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic, traditional art of ‘talamaddale’ goes digital-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 10:33

Context:A performance of the variant of Yakshagana theatre was streamed live on social media. Details: *The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’… Continue Reading

Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon?-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 10:40

context: Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon? Details: *A vaccine could be a weakened biological or synthetic agent administered to humans… Continue Reading

Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India- THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 09:18

Context: Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India. Details: *The resurgence of chikungunya virus in India in 2005, the Indian su… Continue Reading

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce mortality, RECOVERY trial finds-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:30

Context: Participant enrolment to hydroxychloroquine arm was stopped with immediate effect. Details: *The RECOVERY trial, a large randomised con… Continue Reading

Prevalence of diabetes among women high in southern India-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:39

Details: The results were published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. In all, 254 districts have a “very high level” of diabete… Continue Reading

Now, more light on sun’s coronal heating puzzle-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:35

Details: NCRA scientists discovered tiny radio flashes: While we have not seen the magnetic explosions, these weak radio flashes that we have di… Continue Reading

mystery over birthplace of Purandara Dasa-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:42

Details: The late Patamakki Rathnakar, former MLA of Tirthahalli who had requested the State government to conduct research over the issue, had sai… Continue Reading

Russian team at Kudankulam to address problems in generator-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:13

Details: A seven-member Russian technocrat team reached the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site on Wednesday to inspect the ‘unusual vibrations… Continue Reading

Oxford vaccine fails to shield monkeys from virus-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:56

Details: Rajesh Gokhle, Faculty, National Institute of Immunology and former head of the CSIR-Insitute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, who has… Continue Reading

Virus diagnostic test may be delayed-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:42

Details: “We are testing two N gene regions, so we need to recalibrate the machine to test both of them independently as a common cut-off wasn’… Continue Reading

Band-like clouds seen over Sun’s neighbour-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:08

Details: They were found in the latest study of one of a pair of binary brown dwarfs. A group of international astrophysicists have identified c… Continue Reading

China launches new rocket, spacecraft-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitio… Continue Reading

DRDO develops UV disinfection tower for sanitising coronavirus-prone areas-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an ultra violet (UV) disinfection tower for rapid and chemical-free… Continue Reading

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 10:01

Details: This is the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trial at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility in Oxford, Britain, April 2, … Continue Reading

NIAB develops portable coronavirus detection kit-THE HINDU -03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:55

Details: The antibody is capable of binding with the spike protein found on the outer layer of the virus. An electrical signal is generated when th… Continue Reading

Govt. starts planning for Haridwar Kumbh Mela-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 10:31

Details: The Maha Kumbh Mela is organised once in 12 years, and the last time the event was held in 2010, about 10 million had reportedly congregat… Continue Reading

First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:42

Details: The merging entities were about 30 and 8 times the Sun’s mass: The event, dubbed GW190412, was detected nearly a year ago, and this i… Continue Reading

MGR Medical University makes ‘vaccine candidate’-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-04-24 11:26

Details: MGR Medical University has developed a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 through ‘reverse vaccinology’, the institution’s Vice-Ch… Continue Reading

The COVID-19 virus and its polyproteins-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:10

Details: Electron microscope image of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is rai… Continue Reading

Festivals, turbans are all part of an exhaustive cultural heritage list-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:00

Details: Manipur’s tradition of making rice beer, the practice of tying turbans in Rajasthan and several different dances, forms of music and fes… Continue Reading

New indigenous kit may soon accelerate testing-THE HIDNU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:12

Details: The Chitra GeneLAMP-N, made by scientists at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology , Thiruvananthapuram, h… Continue Reading

Survey of India maps add heft to Aarogya Setu app-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:24

Details: “The mobile application has been customised to collect COVID-19 specific geospatial datasets through community engagement to augment the… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: two vaccines enter human trials, 60 in pre-clinical stage-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:29

Details: The second is a messenger RNA vaccine developed by Moderna and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In RNA vaccines, the… Continue Reading

Study lists 69 existing drugs to target novel coronavirus-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:06

Details: Scientists have mapped out human proteins that interact with those of the virus In a breathtaking feat, nearly a hundred scientists fro… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: TCS uses AI for drug discovery-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:03

Details: The researchers have identified 31 candidate molecules to target the main protease which helps the virus replicate Using new methods, t… Continue Reading

The cost of a cure for COVID-19-THE HINDU -01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:57

Details: The idea is that without these incentives, companies would find it difficult to recoup their R&D costs given the small number of people su… Continue Reading

‘No evidence of an Indian strain yet’-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:05

Details: The NCBS was studying information on the sequences the ICMR had released. You can’t bottle up a virus like this and so, while we can’t… Continue Reading

Picking up the quantum technology baton-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-24 00:39

Details: Promising future: Beyond these applications, some of the deepest foundational questions in physics and computer science are being driv… Continue Reading

Defence Ministry places order for 16,479 LMG-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 11:23

Details: The Ministry of Defence on Thursday signed a Rs.880-crore contract with the Israeli Weapon Industries for 16,479 Light Machine Guns . “T… Continue Reading

The Sun brings out a fresh batch of sunspots-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:51

News: We are currently at the minimum of one such cycle. Amidst claims that the Sun would “go silent” and not give out sunspots for an extended… Continue Reading

A towering scientist and his love for Bengaluru-PIB-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:06

About: Raman Research Institute, set up by C.V. Raman, who passed away 45 years ago, remains testimony to his love for science and Bengaluru. Perch… Continue Reading

Unguarded X Hypothesis-INDIAN EXPRESS-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 14:07

Details: • Chromosomes- The human body is made up of cells, and in the centre of each cell is the nucleus. Chromosomes, which are located inside … Continue Reading

Presence of colistin-resistant bacteria of food origin in the gut is cause for worry-01/02/2020
2020-03-02 21:16

News: A small study involving 65 stool samples taken from patients from a single hospital in Chennai found 51% of them harbouring colistin-resistan… Continue Reading

Royal Bengal Tiger IUCN Status: Endangered- 02/03/2020
2020-10-05 07:37

Royal Bengal Tiger The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar and is the… Continue Reading

‘Alternative medicine systems must undergo rigorous testing’-THE HINDU -29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:21

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, an advisory was issued by the Ministry of AYUSH advocating homeopathic, Unani and ayurvedic medications f… Continue Reading

WHO raises the global risk of virus to ‘very high- THE HINDU- 29/02/2020
2020-03-01 06:18

The virus has now infected 83,000 globally, with cases being confirmed in around 50 countries. More than 2,800 deaths have been reported. Six count… Continue Reading

Limits of funding: on private sector research funding-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-02-24 21:30

Details: The architects of India believed that for India to prosper, investment in science and technology was essential. To provide wings to its fu… Continue Reading

Limits of funding: on private sector research funding-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-02-24 21:30

Details: The architects of India believed that for India to prosper, investment in science and technology was essential. To provide wings to its fu… Continue Reading

Govt. eyes public-private fund to give R&D a shot in the arm-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:23

Low expenditure on R&D: The total expenditure on R&D in India has tripled in the last decade in nominal terms. However, as a fraction of GDP, publi… Continue Reading

Bharat-Bangla tourism festival 2020 held in Agartala- THE HINDU - 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:06

The first-ever 2 days long Bharat-Bangla Paryatan Utsav 2020 (Tourism Festival) was held at Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala, Tripura from February 20-21,… Continue Reading

CURRENT AFFAIRS DIGEST: SCI AND TECH PART -1
2020-02-19 11:37

Below is attachment related to Current Affairs of Subject: SCIENCE AND TECH Month: June 2019 to December 2019.… Continue Reading

ISRO to launch 10 EO satellites to boost surveillance-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 11:29

ISRO aims to boost space surveillance in order to keep an eye on terror launchpads along the borders, check infiltration and keep an eye on China's na… Continue Reading

ISRO making preparations to launch GISAT-1 in March-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:42

News: It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times. All Indian EOs have been placed so far in a 600-odd-km … Continue Reading

Doctors remove large thyroid growths from Melghat tribals-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:38

News: Live relay of surgeries from a remote hospital organised for 100 London doctors An annual surgery camp held at a remote hospital in Chikha… Continue Reading

Starting May, ISRO to launch a string of ‘defence’ satellites-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:01

News: Launches of some earth observation satellites advanced. Starting May, the Indian Space Research Organisation plans to send up at least eig… Continue Reading

Ministry of Earth Sciences may go in for decadal forecast system-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:37

News: The Ministry of Earth Sciences is planning a ‘decadal forecast’ system along the lines of the United Kingdom’s Met Office to ensure bet… Continue Reading

Four Indian pilots begin astronaut training in Russia-THE HINDU-11-02-2020
2020-02-11 23:17

Abstract: The four Indian pilots chosen as candidate-astronauts on Monday began their 12-month training at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut … Continue Reading

How bats harbour several harmful viruses without falling sick- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:26

Context: Scientific study regarding bats immune system response to harmful viruses. Background: Bats serve as natural hosts for numerous viru… Continue Reading

West Bengal arsenic-resistant rice- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRE & MAINS
2020-02-09 17:22

Context: Development and commercialization of rice resistant to arsenic. Background: Arsenic poisoning: Arsenic is a naturally occurring t… Continue Reading

Tribal traditions should continue, says Tamilisai- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:48

Details: Medaram village in Telangana is hosting the Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara, which is essentially a tribal festival. The festival is being atte… Continue Reading

Centre persists with ‘toothless’ pharma codes- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:47

Context: In spite of a few instances of breach of the intentional Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Promoting Hones (UCPMP) by pharma companies, and t… Continue Reading

Sri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:58

News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Parliament about the formation of a trust to oversee the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, U… Continue Reading

Membrane-based Water Purification System--PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:00

Mains Paper 3: Science and Tech Prelims level : Membrane-based Water Purification System Mains level : Highlights about the system • The U… Continue Reading

Yellow Rust Disease-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:42

Mains Paper-III Prelims: Yellow Rust Disease Mains: Yellow Rust detected in wheat crops Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR)… Continue Reading

Use of chemicals to ripen fruits amounts to poisoning consumers- THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:21

Context: The Delhi High Court has observed that use of pesticides and chemicals to ripen fruits amounts to poisoning the consumer, while noting th… Continue Reading

Nagoba jatara-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:57

News: • Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Mandal Adilabad district, Telangana, India. • It is the se… Continue Reading

Polycrack--PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:50

News: • Indian Railways has commissioned the country’s first governmental waste to energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair workshop at Bhuba… Continue Reading

National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:42

Context: Cabinet approves official amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019. Details: The Union Cabinet has given its… Continue Reading

Surajkund Mela by HR-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:26

News: On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by t… Continue Reading

Oldest solid material ever found on the Earth-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:53

News: • Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material ever found on the Earth, in the form of stardust trapped inside a meteorite that cra… Continue Reading

Spitzer Space Telescope-ECONOMICS TIMES-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:45

News: • After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on 30t… Continue Reading

ISRO launched ‘SISDP’ project-PIB-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:42

News: • Union Minister of State for Department of Space inaugurated the ‘National Workshop on Space based Information Support for Decentralised… Continue Reading

Anthropological Survey of India- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:44

• As part of the commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has dedicated an entire issue of it… Continue Reading

BHARAT PARV- PIB
2020-01-28 09:09

News: • Bharat Parv, 2020 is being celebrated from 26th to 31st January, 2020 in front of Red Fort at Gyan Path and Red Fort grounds. Key hig… Continue Reading

Archaea- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-27 15:36

• New archaeon was discovered by Indian scientists in Sambhar Salt Lake of Rajasthan • Archaea are a primitive group of microorganisms that thriv… Continue Reading

NESYAMUN- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-27 15:31

• For the first time, scientists have reconstructed the voice of an ancient human being, that of a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy named Nesyamun (as p… Continue Reading

New marine species has been named- Ophichthus kailashchandrai
2020-01-27 12:39

• A new snake eel species residing in the Bay of Bengal has been discovered and documented this month (January) by the Estuarine Biology Regional Ce… Continue Reading

Thai Amavasi Festival
2020-01-27 12:10

• Thai Amavasai was observed throughout Tamil Nadu with devotion and traditional rites on January 24. About: • Thai Amavasai is the first N… Continue Reading

Jeff Bezos phone hack can be cause for alarm? - THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:40

The story so far: On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown pr… Continue Reading

Kangaroo mother care improves infant survival- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:19

News: The results recently published in The Lancet shows that kangaroo mother care improved survival by 30% and 25%, in babies till 28 days and six… Continue Reading

Treatment of Aggressive prostate cancer found- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:11

For the first time, the study sheds light into why the FDA-approved drugs against androgen signalling to treat prostate cancer can backfire after init… Continue Reading

Nilgiris: high pesticide levels in potato, carrot- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:02

A study of fruits and vegetables grown in the Nilgiris has found that some of the produce might be harbouring high levels of pesticide, beyond what is… Continue Reading

Why there are more men than women in the field of stem- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 11:41

In the United States while over 60% of BS, MS and PhD degrees in biological and chemical sciences are from women, only 25-30% of them do computer scie… Continue Reading

NMML to PM's Museum- THE HINDU- 19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:43

Nehru’s legacy is not so weak that it would be threatened by the celebration of Indian democracy The NMML is an autonomous body with the PM as it… Continue Reading

Indian cobra genome mapped-Editorial-The Hindu-12-01-2020
2020-01-12 20:52

Abstract: A consortium of scientists, including some from India, have mapped the genome of the Indian Cobra, among the most poisonous snakes in the… Continue Reading

Epiphany festival- INDIAN EXPRESS-09-01-2020
2020-01-09 13:06

Abstract: In Goa, the celebration is known by its Portuguese name ‘Festa dos Reis’, and in parts of Kerala by its Syriac name ‘Denha’. I… Continue Reading

New data relay satellites to keep Gaganyaan crew in touch with Earth-The Hindu-07-01-2020
2020-01-07 18:59

Abstract: India is planning to setup a new satellite series called THE INDIAN DRSS ( Data Relay satellite System). News: In the coming ye… Continue Reading

Global Drosophila Conference-THE HINDU-06-01-2020
2020-01-06 20:39

Context The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) is organizing the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conf… Continue Reading

Challakere to be ISRO’s astronaut training hub-THE HINDU-06-01-2020
2020-01-06 20:27

Context The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is to set up a world-class facility for the training of astronauts in Challakere in Chitradu… Continue Reading

Water-Wetting-THE HINDU-SCI-TECH-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:36

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have developed a new approach to anti-counterfeiting measures. Adding a layer of c… Continue Reading

The double burden of malnutrition: need for urgent policy action-THE HINDU-SCI-TECH-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:01

After years of slow and somewhat tentative action to acknowledge, understand and act on the challenge of undernutrition, India’s National Nutrition … Continue Reading

WHO prequalifies Serum’s low-cost pneumococcal vaccine--THE HINDU-SCI-TECH-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 10:55

Pneumococcal vaccine developed by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the third w… Continue Reading

Indian Science Congress (ISC)-The Hindu- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 19:04

Context Prime Minister inaugurated the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru. Details The objective of the ISC is to build … Continue Reading

Thoothukudi district for ISRO’s second launch port-AIR-02-01-2020
2020-01-02 20:38

The Tamil Nadu government has started acquiring 2,300 acres of land in Thoothukudi district for ISRO’s second launch port. Currently, satellites … Continue Reading

Dhanu jatra-All India Radio
2020-01-02 19:03

Dhanu jatra or Dhanu yatra is an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance celebrated in Bargarh, Odisha. Spread across a 8km radius area aro… Continue Reading

Year End Review: Department of Space-PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 10:54

Missions and Project Related Activities => ISRO has successfully accomplished 13 missions including 06 launch vehicle missions and 07 satellite mis… Continue Reading

ISRO to launch Satelltie Aditya to Study Sun- All India Radio-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 09:52

News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme of AIR, has said that ISRO is planning to launch a satellite called Aditya to s… Continue Reading

Shape of Sun’s corona accurately predicted- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-15
2019-12-29 22:02

Context • Scientists from Centre for Excellence in Space Sciences (CESSI), IISER Kolkata, have successfully predicted the shape of Sun’s coron… Continue Reading

Biomarkers for glioma brain tumour found in peripheral blood- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-15
2019-12-29 21:59

Context • Researchers from Chandigarh have identified gene biomarkers that can be used for early diagnosis of the brain tumour called glioblasto… Continue Reading

Tests for unmanned mission by 2020-end, says ISRO chief-The Hindu-29-12-2019-Page-8
2019-12-29 21:52

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) planning its first unmanned test mission of the Gaganyaan mission. Background: Gaganya… Continue Reading

No religion-linked party name allowed since 2005 -The Hindu (PG-09)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 20:10

Context: The Election Commission has told the Delhi High Court that in 2005 it took a policy decision not to register any political party having a… Continue Reading

Bamboo Chicken has lost authenticity-The Hindu (PG-08)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:51

The Konda Reddi's or Hill Reddi's are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states of Odisha, Tamil Nadu.… Continue Reading

Bhibha Constellation and Santamasa Planet
2019-12-21 19:48

NEWS A white yellow star in Sextans constellation and its Jupiter-like exoplanets, which were hitherto named HD 86081 and 86081b, will now have Ind… Continue Reading