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Japan conducted its first dedicated commercial satellite launch

Published on: 25-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Japanese H-IIA rocket launched the Canadian communication satellite Telstar 12V into the orbit, which was the first mission of Japan that carried a commercial satellite as its primary payload.

WHO launched World Antibiotic Awareness Week with the theme Antibiotics: handle with care

Published on: 18-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The aim of the campaign is to check growing antibiotic resistance across the world.

China’s Tianhe-2 retained its position as World’s most powerful Supercomputer

Published on: 18-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Tianhe-2 means Milky Way-2 and it led the list with a performance of 33.86 petaflop per seconds (quadrillions of calculations per second or Pflop/s) on the Linpack benchmark.

Kosmos 2510, the first satellite of EKS (Tundra) system, launched by Russia

Published on: 18-NOV-2015
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A Soyuz-2.1b rocket carried the Tundra satellite which is designed to restore Moscow's capability to detect, track and identify worldwide missile launches from space.

Sameer Panda-led Indian team won NASA award for Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative technology

Published on: 13-NOV-2015
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They won the award for the Mild Run Flat Tyre based on BPPC technology in the Create the Future Design Contest- 2015 conducted by NASA Tech Brief.

India's GSAT-15 communication satellite launched successfully

Published on: 13-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The launch took place from Kourou in French Guyana in South America and GSAT-15 is the 10th communication satellite.

Civil communications satellite ChinaSat 2C launched by China

Published on: 04-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The telecommunication satellite has been developed by China Academy of Space Technology and is owned by China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd

C-DOT’s GyanSetu bagged Recognition of Excellence award at ITU World Telecom Event, Budapest

Published on: 03-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

C-DOT’s GyanSetu overcomes the limiting factors of rural masses and facilitates for connecting them to internet in local language.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2015 released by WHO

Published on: 30-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The 2015 edition focuses on whether 2015 global TB targets set in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were achieved worldwide and at regional and country levels.

Bengaluru-based Saankhya Labs developed ‘Pruthvi’ chip to power White-Fi devices

Published on: 28-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Pruthvi-based White-Fi devices will be used by Microsoft to extend the reach of internet services in remote areas of the country.

Russia to launch manned moon missions by 2029

Published on: 28-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

As per the announcement, the spaceship is expected to make its first test flight in 2021 and will carry out its first unmanned mission to the moon in 2025.

China launched third mapping satellite of Tianhui-1 series

Published on: 27-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The satellite will offer a boost to country's ability to carry out scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.

Indian Railways developed warning system for unmanned level crossings

Published on: 26-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The specifications of the system have been finalised by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), the research wing of Indian Railways.

Sweet banana species, Musa Indandamanensis, discovered in tropical rain forest of Andaman Islands

Published on: 14-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The fruit pulp of the species is orange in colour, which is distinctive from the white and yellow colour of regular bananas.

NASA released Plan outlining Next Steps in the Journey to Mars with an aim to establish colonies by 2030s

Published on: 12-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The plan under which, Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, will act as stepping stones to Mars.

British researchers developed mobile app ASCmeI.T to help people with autism

Published on: 09-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

ASCmeI.T is a simple yet highly effective way to enable people with autism to get their voices heard and to allow the creativity of a previously neglected group to be realised.

USFDA approved Keytruda drug to treat advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Published on: 09-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Non-small cell lung cancer or NSCLC is the most prevalent and deadliest of all the forms of lung cancer that accounts for 19 per cent of cancer related deaths worldwide.

WHO removed all limitations on eligibility for Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV infected people

Published on: 01-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This change in the Global HIV policy could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030.

China launched 20th satellite for its BeiDou Navigation System

Published on: 01-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System is a Chinese satellite navigation system. The BeiDou project was formally launched in 1994.

DNA sequencing-based blood test to diagnose Ebola and other pathogens developed

Published on: 30-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The study combined nanopore sequencing with metagenomic analysis for detection of pathogens in complex clinical samples in the setting of human infections.

CCMB scientists developed nano-particle-based drug delivery method to fight fungal keratitis

Published on: 30-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Farming community is the worst affected by the disease as the fungi Fusarium makes sugarcane and paddy leaves as their habitat.

Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars: NASA

Published on: 29-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet using an imaging spectrometer on MRO.

India’s 1st dedicated satellite for astronomy research ASTROSAT launched

Published on: 28-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The successful launch of 1513-kg ASTROSAT makes India a member of elite group of nations having their own space observatory after the US, Japan, Russia and Europe.

Researchers developed SafePay prototype system to prevent mass credit card fraud

Published on: 23-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This novel technique works by transforming disposable credit card information to electrical current and driving a magnetic card chip to simulate the behavior of a physical magnetic card.

NASA developing space shotgun as part of its Asteroid Redirect Mission

Published on: 22-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Asteroid Redirect Mission or ARM is NASA’s first ever robotic mission aimed at redirecting asteroids into a stable orbit around the moon.

Four new isotopes discovered by researchers at Manipal University

Published on: 21-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

H. M. Devaraja from the Manipal Centre of Natural Sciences at Manipal University claimed to have discovered four new atomic nuclei in a paper published in the journal Physics Letters B.

Indian Railways developed prototype of Hybrid Vacuum Toilet

Published on: 19-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 224 people agreed

It is hybrid because the design is based on both vacuum toilets and biotoilets.

Three Gulbarga varsity researchers derived soluble melanin from a micro organism

Published on: 18-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A team of scientists from Gulbarga University derived the soluble melanin from a new micro organism Tyrosinase from Actino bacterium.

Disney Researchers invented ways to network VLC devices using IoT technology

Published on: 18-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

To prove this, they successfully experimented with Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.

GSLV-D6 successfully launched GSAT-6 communication satellite

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The launch vehicle introduced 2117 kg GSAT-6, an advanced communication satellite into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

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