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Scientists discover a new property of Light based on Angular Momentum

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

They found that each photon (a particle of visible light) can have half-integer values of angular momentum, which causes them to be confined to fewer than three dimensions.

Qora, indigenous faecal incontinence management device, launched

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Faecal incontinence is a medical condition marked by inability to control one’s bowel movements.

India's first reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The RLV-TD that can put satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, was carried up on a solid rocket motor (SRM).

HIFiRE hypersonic superjet technology successfully tested in Australia

Published on: 21-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As part of the test, scramjet attached to a rocket booster was successfully sent to an altitude of 278 km at Mach 7.5 (seven times the speed of sound).

UTMB scientists genetically engineered world’s first Zika virus infectious cDNA clone

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The clone is expected to speed up many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and therapeutic development.

World’s first robot lawyer ROSS hired by US law firm BakerHostetler

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

ROSS has been built by ROSS Intelligence and is built upon IBM cognitive computer Watson. With the support of Watson’s, lawyers can ask ROSS their research question.

Australian researchers built world’s first scanning helium microscope

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The microscope would enable scientists to study human, animal and plant samples, as well as pharmaceutical drugs and computer chips in their true state.

China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The satellite was placed in the sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) by using the Long March 2-D rocket.

 

Tips to prepare for current affairs and general awareness questions

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Aspirants should make it a habit of reading newspaper on a daily basis as it will keep them updated about the trending topics happening across the globe.

Jewish roots of India’s Bene Israel community confirmed: Study

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Through the study of DNA, genetic evidences were provided by scientists about the Jewish roots in the Bene Israel community and the research team determined the genetic history of worldwide Jewish diaspora.

Malaria Vaccine PfSPZ study results show protection for more than 1 year: Researchers

Published on: 11-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The PfSPZ vaccine developed and produced by US-based pharmaceutical company Sanaria in 2013 contains thousands of live, but weakened P. falciparum sporozoites.

Flying Observatory SOFIA detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The last measurement of the atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere was diagnosed by Viking and Mariner missions of the 1970s.

SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite

Published on: 08-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The satellite was place into its intended preliminary geostationary transfer orbit by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket which was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US.

Scientists developed world's smallest engine

Published on: 04-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The engine is just a few billionths of a metre in size and uses light to power itself.

Astronomers discovered 3 Earth like planets using TRAPPIST telescope

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

They found that the dim and cool star faded slightly at regular intervals which indicated that several objects were passing between the star and the Earth.

China developed world's first graphene electronic paper

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

It will be a huge breakthrough that will catapult the material to a new level. It was developed  by The Guangzhou OED Technologies in partnership with a company in Chongqing.

ISRO’s seventh navigational satellite IRNSS 1G launched

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

With this launch, India successfully joined the elite group of countries that have their own navigation system technology to cater to the mammoth navigational needs.

ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material ‘Silica Aerogel’ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

It has an excellent thermal resistance and if it is used as filler in soldiers' uniforms it can save many lives at the Siachen glacier.

Scientists discovered traces of Iron Isotopes of Supernova on Moon

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Earlier, a unique iron isotope, 60Fe, was found in deep-sea crusts and ocean sediments from the Pacific Ocean. At present, the scientists detected the same kind of isotope 60Fe, with high concentrations on the moon as well.

Supercomputer 'Param Kanchenjunga' unveiled at Sikkim NIT

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

It has been jointly developed by Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the NIT Sikkim at an expense of around three crore rupees.

Chinese researchers introduced Graphene to develop all-weather solar cell

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This highly efficient dye-sensitised solar cell coated with a very thin film of graphene was developed by a team from the Ocean University of China and Yunan Normal University.

Scientists discovered way to forecast earthquakes

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

So far, scientists believed that larger earthquakes are unlikely to occur following tremors or earthquakes below a Richter scale of 2 that are caused by small vibrations or slow fault movements.

SpaceX successfully landed its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

Published on: 09-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

This was the first time that the company succeeded in landing the rocket in Ocean. The feat was achieved after the company failed to do so in its four previous attempts.

25 Ministries/Departments of Union Government signed MoU on IMPRINT initiative

Published on: 08-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The MoU seeks to achieve coordination, prioritization and synergy among all the schemes/projects/programs of the various ministries and departments.

NASA astronomers discovered Supermassive Black Hole weighing 17 billion Suns

Published on: 08-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

It was discovered in the center of a galaxy in a sparsely populated area of the universe and it may indicate that these monster objects may be more common than once thought.

Low cost and environment-friendly solar lighting device, Solar Jyoti, launched

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The Micro Solar Dome captures sunlight through a transparent semi-spherical upper dome and concentrates it inside a dark room.

China launched SJ-10 retrievable space science probe

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The satellite was launched with an aim to help scientists in their study of microgravity and space life science.

Researchers developed world’s smallest diode

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The researchers constructed a molecular rectifier by intercalating specific, small molecules into designed DNA strands.

Indian scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology for water purification

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The green technology is the first of its kind with potential to act as a biodegradable and green material for water-softening applications

Planet KELT-4Ab with triple-star system found

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The team described how they came to see that a binary system once thought to be a single star, was actually a pair of stars orbiting one another, and how that led to the revelation of the triple-star system.

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