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World AIDS Day 2019: Origin and Evolution of AIDS

Nov 30, 2019
We all know that AIDS is a disease whose cure has not yet been discovered. It damages the cells of the human system. Therefore, World AIDS Day is observed every year on 1 December to raise awareness, educate and develop understanding of HIV as a global public health problem. Have you ever thought about the origin of AIDS? First time when and where it emerged? Let us find out!

Hypothermia: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment

Nov 21, 2019
Do you know about Hypothermia? How is it caused? What are the risk factors? How is it treated and prevented? Let us find out!

List of all Successful Moon Missions on dark side of the Moon

Nov 1, 2019
Till date there are 20 moon missions have been launched successfully on the dark side of the moon by the 3 countries. Indian could have been the 4th country if Chandrayaan-2 did not fail partially. The first successful moon was Luna 2 which was launched by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on 12 September 1959. While the first successful manned mission (Apollo 11) was launched by the USA on 16 July 1969. Read this article to know the full details of all the successful moon missions.

What is Dengue and how is it caused?

Oct 30, 2019
Dengue is a viral disease that is caused by mosquito. It can lead to flu-like illness like high fever with headache, severe muscle and joint pain. In recent decades, the incidence of dengue has increased. Mainly, it occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Let us read about Dengue fever, its symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

Why do we have Goosebumps?

Oct 22, 2019
When we feel cold, when we fear something or when we see a horror film on Television then suddenly goosebumps appear on our hand, isn’t it! Have you ever thought why it happens, why do we have goosebumps, is there any scientific reason behind it? Let us find out!

Green Crackers: Meaning, Composition and Facts

Oct 21, 2019
Firecrackers are enjoyed by most of the children in the Diwali festival. And every time it is seen that due to crackers air pollution increases and affects health. CSIR came up with the solution and developed green crackers which are better than previous sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks. Let us read more about green crackers, how they will help in combating air pollution, composition of green crackers, etc.

List of top 5 Indigenously developed Weapons/Systems of India

Oct 17, 2019
India was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014 to 2018 but later on Saudi Arabia became the number 1 arm importer in the world. But still India imports a lot of weapons for its military requirements. Government of India is striving to boost manufacturing of weapons in India through Make in India initiative. India has developed many weapons Indigenously which includes Tejas aircraft, Arjun Tank and AKASH Missile etc.

What is e-Cigarette and why is it banned in India?

Oct 7, 2019
e-Cigarette (electronic cigarette) is a device that looks like an ordinary cigarette. The exterior of the e-cigarette is made similar to cigarettes and cigars. An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device that converts the nicotine solution into a mist that can be inhaled into the lungs. E-cigarette does not contain tobacco.

What are Asteroids and how are they formed?

Oct 4, 2019
On 3rd October, 2019 asteroid 2019 SP3 zoomed past Earth around 12 noon and is closer than the moon. NASA classified it as Near-Earth Object because it is very close to the Earth. Let us tell you that on 22nd September 2019, the 2019 SP3 was first detected. Do you know what are asteroids, how they are formed? Where they are present in space? What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet? Let us find out!

Full Moon or Harvest Moon 13 September, 2019: All you need to know

Sep 12, 2019
Full Moon of September is known as Harvest Moon or Full Corn Moon by the early North American farmers. On 13 September, 2019 i.e. Friday is coinciding with a Full Moon after 13 years. What is Full-Moon, Why it is called Harvest Moon? Let us find out!

Chandrayaan-1 vs Chandrayaan-2: All you need to know

Sep 9, 2019
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July, 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. On 2 September, 2019 it was supposed to land on the surface of the moon but unfortunately before 2.1 km landing ISRO had lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 Lander. ISRO is trying to restore the contact with the Vikram Lander. What are the goals and objectives of Chandrayaan-2? When Chandrayaan-1 was launched? Let us see comparison between Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 India’s Lunar mission.

Chandrayaan-2, ISRO re-establishing communication link with Vikram Lander: All you need to know

Sep 9, 2019
Chandrayaan-2 is India's second moon mission which was unfortunately partially successful but still ISRO is trying to re-establish contact with the Vikram Lander. Let us read more about Chandrayaan-2 mission and what happened during the process of landing?

Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander: Why is landing focus on Moon’s South Pole?

Sep 9, 2019
India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft on moon’s South Pole seems failed on 7th September,2019. Initially, landing was smooth but later on the trajectory diverged from the planned path. Suddenly, the mission control room felt silent as communication from the lander was lost just above 2.1 kilometres away from the surface of the moon. Let us read more about it.

15 Unknown and Interesting facts about NASA

Sep 4, 2019
NASA is known as National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The main function of NASA is to provide unique scientific and technological achievements in human spaceflight, space science and several other space applications that have a huge impact on our nation and the world. Let us read some unknown and interesting facts about NASA.

Apache Helicopters in India: Function and its Significance

Sep 3, 2019
As we know that 8 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters that are US made were inducted into the IAF on 3 September, 2019. The ceremony took place at Pathankot Air Force Station and the Chief Guest was Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa. Let us read more about Apache helicopters, their function and significance.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission: Why are we going to the Moon?

Sep 1, 2019
The Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram, which houses the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan, has separated from the orbiter on 2 September 2019 and is now on its way to the Moon.India will be 4th country who landed on the surface of the Moon.

Synthetic Biology: Biosafety and Biosecurity

Aug 27, 2019
Do you know about Synthetic Biology and how biosafety and biosecurity is related to it? Let us find out!

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

Aug 24, 2019
Nuclear power is the 5th largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. Up to march 2018, India has 7 nuclear power plants and there 22 nuclear reactors are in operation in the country. India has total installed nuclear capacity of 6,780 MW.

What is “AMBIS” System and how will it help in nabbing the criminals?

Aug 23, 2019
The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) is the new innovation in the way of storing data like fingerprints, photographs, and retinal scans of all criminals. This system will help the police in nabbing the culprits in speedy way. Maharashtra became the first state in the country which adopt the AMBIS system.

Indian Railways eco-friendly initiative: All you need to know

Aug 23, 2019
Do you know that Indian Railways is going to take an eco-friendly initiative and that is to ban single-use plastic materials on Railway premises including trains from 2nd October? Let us read more about this.

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