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Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

ISRO launches Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano-satellites from Sriharikota

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Out of the 30 co-passenger nano-satellites, 29 belong to foreign customers from 14 countries. The lone domestic nano-satellite from an educational institution in Kanyakumari district.

Now Indian women can protect their profile pictures on Facebook with these new tools

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

By triggering the Photo Guard, one can prevent the downloading, sharing, or sending of the photo in a Facebook message.

NASA tests ROSA on Space Station for first time

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

NASA engineers remotely attached the ROSA to the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2. ROSA will remain be attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days.

China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

China has unveiled the world's first ‘railless train’ that runs on a virtual track making use of a sensor technology instead of metal railway tracks.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

China launches 1st X-ray Space Telescope to study black holes

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) was carried into orbit by Long March-4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gobi Desert.

Toyota to develop a new system that could predict heart attack

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Scientists in collaboration with Toyota are developing a new system that would be able to predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack.

Astronomers discover a giant planet hotter than most stars

Jun 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kelt-9b planet was discovered in 2014 when astronomers spotted the shadow as it crossed the face of its host star 650 light years away.

ISRO launches India's heaviest satellite using launch vehicle GSLV Mark III D1

Jun 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

GSAT-19, the communication satellite of ISRO, will have several features include fibre optic gyro, miniaturised heat pipe & Ku-band TTC transponder among others.

LIGO makes third gravitational wave detection

Jun 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This time, the detection has revealed not merely a black hole merger, but also the alignment of the spins of the black holes.

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

Jun 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Japan has launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the U S operated Global Positioning System (GPS).

NASA renames Solar Probe Mission to honour pioneering physicist Eugene Parker

Jun 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft, NASA's first mission to a star which will be launched in 2018, is now named as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018

May 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

India was the first country in the world to have been given the Pioneer Area for exploration of deep-sea mineral viz. Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 1987.

IIT Kharagpur develops new tech to make cheaper, pollution-free biofuel

May 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This soil-to-soil manufacturing technology of biofuel was developed at the P K Sinha Centre for bio-energy at IIT Kharagpur

NASA develops technology to help drones land safely during emergency

May 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

After eight test flights, the technology has successfully spotted safer landing zones like swamps or drainage ditches to crash.

India's own global positioning system NavIC to be operational from 2018

May 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Indian system is expected to be significantly more accurate than the GPS powered by American satellites. The American GPS with 24 satellites in a constellation has wider reach and covers the entire world, while NavIC with seven satellites covers only India and its surroundings.

ISRO set to launch India’s heaviest rocket ‘Fat Boy’

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

ISRO is set to launch India’s heaviest rocket, ‘fat boy’, which will be capable of carrying the heaviest satellites and even manned missions to space.

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile

May 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The telescope is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence.

NASA's Juno Mission reveals Jupiter's deep secrets

May 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Juno captured the images which portray Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.

Indian researchers find a new way to kill tuberculosis bacteria

May 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The result was published recently in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Dust Bag to be sold at an auction

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The moon dust bag will be up for auction along with a signed photograph of Armstrong’s companion Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and other noteworthy objects.

Hyperloop India to participate in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition II

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Indian team named Hyperloop India will be developing OrcaPod at an estimated expense of Rs 75 lakh.

World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 completes successful test flight

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

On 10 May 2017, the behemoth flew for a total of 180 minutes to test its handling, improved landing technology, among other things. It was only the third flight of the Airlander 10.

ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth-imaging satellite NISAR

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The aim of the mission is to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions for Mars exploration.

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

New technique to help deaf-blind 'watch' TV

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The technique was developed under "PervasiveSUB Project" that was financed by "PervasiveSUB Project"

IIT Delhi scientists develop cheapest respiratory filter

May 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The product will soon be available in Indian and global markets under the brand name Nasofilters by Nanoclean Global Pvt Ltd, a company formed by the innovators.

Researchers discover first Human Antibodies to fight Ebola viruses

May 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kartik Chandran, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, helped identify the antibodies.

India’s first smart grid to generate power from renewable energy sources

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

An Indian institute has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which would generate power from renewable sources of energy like wind and vegetable waste.

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