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China developed world's first graphene electronic paper

Published on: 29-APR-2016
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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: 20 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: 29 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: 6 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: 10 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: 16 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: 4 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.

India, US signed MoU for setting up LIGO observatory in India

Published on: 01-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The MoU was signed between India’s Department of Atomic Energy and the US' National Science Foundation (NSF).

Asia's biggest telescope ARIES launched at Devasthal in Uttarakhand

Published on: 31-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel from Brussels, Belgium and is located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand.

IIT-Patna organised First International Symposium on 5G

Published on: 30-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Patna 5G Summit is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, Center for TeleInfrastruktur, Aalborg University (CTIF), Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and IEEE Kolkata Section.

China launched 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite

Published on: 30-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

China aims at creating Beidou network by 2020 for global navigation services. It will join the US Global Positioning System, Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites.

ISRO to launch 22 satellites in single mission

Published on: 30-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV C34 will carry India’s remote sensing satellite Cartosat 2C along with 21 other satellites to be injected into the orbit.

Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers

Published on: 28-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

As per their research, a compound called L-Menthol derived from Mentha plant, commonly known as mint, can also be used in anti-cancer drugs.

ISRO established GIRI Radar System at Tirupati

Published on: 25-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer or GIRI Radar System is a 30 MHz radar system that will be engaged in meteor and space weather research in a comprehensive way.

NRDC signed License Agreement with Kudos Laboratories for commercialization of anti-diabetic drug Ayush-82

Published on: 17-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The agreement will now allow Kudos Laboratories India to commercialize the drug under their trade name with due acknowledgement to CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH.

Malawi, UNICEF tested first UAV flights for early diagnosis of HIV in infants

Published on: 15-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Though drones were used in the past for surveillance and assessments of disaster, this is the first known use of UAVs in Africa for improvement of HIV services.

ExoMars 2016, an unmanned spacecraft to Mars, launched jointly by Europe and Russia

Published on: 14-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A key goal of the mission is to analyse methane, a gas which on Earth is created in large part by living microbes, and traces of which were observed by previous Mars missions.

ISRO launched Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F

Published on: 10-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The two solar arrays of IRNSS-1F consisting of Ultra Triple Junction solar cells generate about 1660 watts of electrical power.

Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for certain cancers

Published on: 05-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The study concluded that long-term aspirin use was associated with a modest but significantly reduced risk for overall cancer, especially gastrointestinal tract tumours.

ISRO successfully tested high-thrust Cryogenic Engine CE-20

Published on: 22-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The successful hotbed test lasted 640 seconds and paved the way for the first developmental flight of the GSLV Mark 3 in December 2016.

Japan launched astronomy satellite ASTRO-H

Published on: 20-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The high-energy astronomy mission seeks to study x-rays emanating mainly from black holes and galaxy clusters.

Indian-origin Ashutosh Tiwari-led Utah Engineers discovered 2D Semiconducting Material made of Tin Monoxide

Published on: 19-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The discovery is expected to lead to the development of computers and smartphones that are more than 100 times faster than regular devices.

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