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Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern States of India

Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern States of India Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern states of India Recently there has been an outbreak of African swine fever in the North-Eastern states of India. In a few days, this disease has engulfed Mizoram and Meghalaya. African swine fever is a disease related to …

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Permission to Test Covaxinin Children

Permission to Test Covaxinin Children Permission to test Covaxinin children Recently the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Bharat Biotech to test Covaxin for children. Presently testing of Covaxin was permitted for use in people over 18 years of age. After getting permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), Bharat Biotech …

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OSIRIS-RExSpacecraft Departs from the Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-RExSpacecraft Departs from the Bennu Asteroid OSIRIS-RExSpacecraft departs from the Bennu asteroid NASA’s OSIRIS-RExSpacecraft has begun its two-year-long journey back to Earth on 11 May, departing from an asteroid named Benue. NASA’s OSIRIS-RExSpacecraft has collected rock samples from the surface of the Benue asteroid. This will help in tracing the origin of the solar system. …

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Debris of ‘Long March-5B Y2 rocket’ fell in the Indian Ocean

Debris of ‘Long March-5B Y2 rocket’ fell in the Indian Ocean Debris of ‘Long March-5B Y2 rocket’ fell in the Indian Ocean The debris of the last phase of China’s ‘Long March-5B Y2 rocket’ has dropped near the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Recently, China sent some components of its under-construction ‘space station’ from this …

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Third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting Concluded

Third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting Concluded Third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting concluded Recently, the third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting was held in which India has participated. The Ministry of Earth Sciences gave this information and said that this meeting has been represented by the union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Key Facts: During this meeting, India …

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Low frequency radio signal in the atmosphere of Venus

Low frequency radio signal in the atmosphere of Venus Low frequency radio signal in the atmosphere of Venus Recently, the US Space Agency NASA has detected low-frequency radio signals in the atmosphere of Venus. Key Points: These radio signals have been recorded by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe during regular flight to the planet. This is …

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‘Uranium-214’ element discovered

‘Uranium-214’ element discovered ‘Uranium-214’ element discovered Recently, Chinese scientists have discovered a new type of Uranium. Key Points: It is the lightest uranium ever. This discovery may help scientists learn more about alpha particles, which decay and are differ from some radioactive elements. This uranium, called ‘Uranium-214’ discovered by scientists, has 30 neutrons more than …

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Positron: antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron

Positron: antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron Positron: antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron Recently the Raman Research Institute (RRI) has succeeded in solving the mystery of the positron (antimatter counterpart of the electron) and “positron excision phenomena”. It may be noted that RRI is an autonomous body of the Department …

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World Health Organization gave ‘oxygen concentrator’ to India

World Health Organization gave ‘oxygen concentrator’ to India World Health Organization gave ‘oxygen concentrator’ to India Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced 4,000 ‘oxygen concentrators’ to India due to increase in cases of corona virus infection and lack of oxygen. Key Facts: The ‘oxygen concentrator’ is an oxygen-producing medical device; it collects oxygen …

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Air-to-air missile Python-5 successful tested

Air-to-air missile Python-5 successful tested Air-to-air missile Python-5 successful tested India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was successfully tested on April 27, Subsequently, the Defense Research and Development Organization successfully tested a series of Derby missiles and Python-5 missiles in Goa. After this, India has successfully added the 5th generation Python-5 air-to-air missile to its …

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Interrelationship between CT value of RT-PCR report and COVID-19 infection

Interrelationship between CT value of RT-PCR report and COVID-19 infection Interrelationship between CT value of RT-PCR report and COVID-19 infection Some experts suggest that if the CT value of the COVID -19 RT-PCR report is high, it means that the amount of infection in the infected person is low. In the report, the decrease of …

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Serological survey results of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Serological survey results of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Serological survey results of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Recently a pan-India serological survey was conducted by the Serological survey results of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and another laboratory based at the Institute of Genomics and …

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COVIRAP Test Kit

COVIRAP Test Kit COVIRAP Test Kit Recently Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur has successfully commercialized its flagship product COVIRAPrelated to the investigation of corona infection. Through commercialization, this fully indigenously developed product will be available at an affordable price in the international market including the Indian market. Key Facts: It should be noted that …

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India developed Air Independent Propulsion technology

India developed Air Independent Propulsion technology India developed Air Independent Propulsion technology Recently the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has succeeded in developing the technology of Air Independent Propulsion. After this test, Indian submarines at sea will prove to be more deadly for the enemy and they will also be out of reach of …

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DHRUVMK-III: Advanced Light Helicopter joins Indian Navy

DHRUVMK-III: Advanced Light Helicopter joins Indian Navy DHRUVMK-III: Advanced Light Helicopter joins Indian Navy Recently, the first ‘DHRUVMK-III’ aircraft of the ‘Advanced Light Helicopter’ (ALH) series manufactured by India in the Indian Navy’s 323rd Air Squadron was included in the Indian Navy’s fleet. Key points: The indigenously designed and developed advanced light helicopter ‘DHRUV’ weighs …

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India’s first disc-foot bat (Eudiscopusdenticulus)

India’s first disc-foot bat (Eudiscopusdenticulus) India’s first disc-foot bat (Eudiscopusdenticulus) Recently, a team of scientists have discovered a disc-shaped sticky-footed bats species in Meghalaya. They are specialized bamboo-dwelling bat species, the scientific name of this species is Eudiscopusdenticulus. Disc-foot bat has been discovered in Lailad near Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary. Key Points: With this discovery, the …

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Support Center for Solar Mission – Aditya-L1

Support Center for Solar Mission – Aditya-L1 Support Center for Solar Mission – Aditya-L1 Recently, Aryabhata Research Institute for observational Sciences (ARIES) has been assigned the responsibility of meeting the requirement of a ground support center to monitor and coordinate the work on various payloads of the Aditya-L1 mission. Key Points: The Aditya L-1 will …

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is ‘go’ for historic first flight

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is ‘go’ for historic first flight NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is ‘go’ for historic first flight Recently NASA announced that its Ingenuity helicopter has been successfully launched on the surface of Mars, making it the first rotorcraft to land on a planet other than Earth. According to NASA, the Ingenuity Mars …

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Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer”

Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer” Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer” Recently the Union Minister of Education unveiled NanoSniffer. It is the World’s first a Micro-sensor based explosive trace detector (ETD). Significance: Nanosnifer technology has been developed by Incubated Startup Nanosniff Technologies of IIT Bombay. NanoSnifer is 100% ‘Made in India product’ …

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The National Supercomputing Mission

The National Supercomputing Mission The National Supercomputing Mission Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a report that India is emerging as a leader in high power computing with the National Super Computing Mission (NSM) at a very fast pace. Key Points: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the National Supercomputing …

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Indian astronomers discovered another hot star

Indian astronomers discovered another hot star Indian astronomers discovered another hot star Indian astronomers have recently detected one of the hottest stars and stars based on a supernova explosion. A team of astrophysicists from the Aryabhatta Observational Science Research Institute (Arius), an autonomous institute based in the Department of Science and Technology, along with international …

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Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard naval ships from missile attack

Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard naval ships from missile attack Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard naval ships from missile attack Recently, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed an advanced chaff technology to protect naval ships to avoid enemies’ missile attacks. This advanced chaff technology has been developed under the ‘AatmNirbhar Bharat’ mission. …

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Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Indo-US Science and Technology Forum The US-Indian Artificial Intelligence Initiative has recently been launched by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). It may be noted that this initiative focuses on the cooperation of Artificial Intelligence in the important areas which are included in the priorities of the two countries. …

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Italy has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement.

Italy has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement. Italy has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement. Italy has signed an agreement with India on 17 March 2021, under this agreement; Italy wants to join International Solar Alliance. Along with this, Ajay Mathur has been appointed …

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The discovery of AEG12 Mosquito Protein

The discovery of AEG12 Mosquito Protein The discovery of AEG12 Mosquito Protein Recently, researchers from the US National Institutes of Health discovered a mosquito protein called ‘AEG12’. The mosquito protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika and weakly inhibits coronaviruses, according to scientists at the …

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