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Annular Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan 2021: 9 Interesting Facts

Jun 10, 2021
On 10 June, 2021 (Thursday) "ring of fire" Annular Solar Eclipse will be visible in several parts of the world. In India, the entire country will not be able to witness the celestial phenomenon but it will only be seen in some parts of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Check details and some interesting facts about Surya Grahan here.      

"Ring of Fire" Annular Solar Eclipse 2021: Date, Time and Key Facts about Surya Grahan

Jun 10, 2021
"Ring of Fire" Annular Solar Eclipse 2021: On 10 June 2021, the rare celestial event of Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan will be visible in some parts of India. Know about the Time, Schedule, where it will be visible, and how to watch this majestic phenomenon.        

What is China's Artificial Sun? All about EAST, the nuclear fusion reactor and its new record

Jun 3, 2021
China had activated its “artificial sun,” that is, a nuclear fusion reactor in December 2020. It would grant the country with fuel for years to come. Recently, EAST has set a new record in performing the fusion reaction for the longest time till now.  Read all about the reactor, the fusion reaction and the challenges of Artificial Sun here

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/ World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: History and Significance

May 18, 2021
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: It is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). The day is observed on 18 May and provides an opportunity to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. An effective and safe preventive HIV vaccine will help to end the HIV pandemic. Let us study in detail about the day, AIDS, HIV vaccine, etc.    

World Hypertension Day 2021: Current Theme, Significance, Signs and Risks of Hypertension

May 17, 2021
World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2021: It is observed on 17 May every year. Let us read about the history of World Hypertension Day, its 2021 theme, hypertension disease, its causes, symptoms, and prevention.  

World Thalassaemia Day 2021: Current Theme, Objective and Significance

May 7, 2021
World Thalassaemia Day 2021: It is observed on 8 May to raise awareness about thalassaemia disease, its preventive measures and to avoid transmission among the people throughout the world. Let us read in detail about World Thalassaemia Day, 2021 theme, Thalassaemia disease, symptoms and preventions.

What is Loon Internet Balloon?

Dec 7, 2020
Loon’s internet-beaming balloon has recently set a new flight duration record.  It made the longest balloon flight in the Stratosphere for 312 days. Know all about Loon, how it works, what are its features here

What is Cryogenic Technology? Know about ISRO's biggest cryogenic propellant tank from HAL

Dec 1, 2020
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has delivered the biggest cryogenic propellant tank (C32 LH2) made by it to the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO. Take a look at what is cryogenic technology, its history, how it came to India, its fundamentals here

Science & Tech Weekly Brief: Check out the top 5 events of past week here

Nov 27, 2020
Science and Technology Weekly Brief provides you with all the major updates of the past one week in the field of Science and Tech from an exam point of view.  Check out the latest events, know all major details in this field below. 

World Alzheimer's Day 2020: Current Theme, History and Facts

Sep 21, 2020
World Alzheimer's Day 2020: It is observed on 21 September to spread awareness about Alzheimer's and Dementia disease. Do you know that in Alzheimer’s disease loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain occurs?  Let us read 10 important or essential facts about Alzheimer’s disease.

National Dengue Day: Dengue Fever, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

May 16, 2020
National Dengue Day: It is observed on 16 May in India to create awareness about dengue, how is it caused, preventive measures and methods to control the disease in the country. Let us study in detail about Dengue and some facts related to it.  

Haemophilia Disease: What is it, how is it caused, symptoms and treatment?

Apr 17, 2020
World Haemophilia Day 2020: Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly. Several factors are responsible for it. World Haemophilia Day is celebrated on 17 April across the globe to make people aware of the Haemophilia disease and its treatment. How haemophilia disease can be cured, its symptoms and causes. Let us find out!  

What is the difference between Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases?

Mar 25, 2020
As we know COVID-19 cases in India and in the whole world are rising. On 25 March 2020, cases of COVID-19 rise to 562. Do you know COVID-19 is a communicable or non-communicable disease? What is a communicable and non-communicable disease? Let us have a look in detail!

What is ‘Meghalayan Age’ in Earth’s history?

Mar 24, 2020
Do you know that scientists have discovered a new age in the history of the Earth and named it after the name of India's Meghalaya? This has been called as ‘Meghalayan Age’. Let us study through this article what is the Meghalayan Age, how it has been calculated, etc.

What is Pasteurised milk? Is there any difference between Pasteurised and Homogenised milk?

Mar 24, 2020
The milk that we get from the nearby shops in the packet is known as pasteurised milk. But do you know what is pasteurisation, homogenisation, how pasteurised milk is prepared, is it beneficial for health or not etc. Let us have a look!

Influenza (Flu) Viruses: Types, Symptoms, Naming and Vaccine

Mar 24, 2020
Influenza or flu is caused by influenza viruses. It is a contagious respiratory illness and may lead to mild to severe illness. Let us read in detail about Influenza (flu), types of influenza viruses and symptoms.

What is Space Station and how many Space Stations are present in space?

Mar 20, 2020
The space station is a spacecraft, which support a human crew to stay in space for a long time. Would you like to know how space station work and at present how many space stations are there in the Earth's orbit? Readout this article.  

Reasons behind the earthy odour of soil after first rain

Mar 20, 2020
Have you ever noticed the earthy odour or smell that comes from the soil after the first rain? The smell makes us poetic and gives the experience of fresh soil. Is there any scientific reason behind the smell? Let us find out!  

What is Mobile Wallet and how does it work?

Mar 20, 2020
In an age of smartphones, mostly there is an app for everything. "Mobile Wallet" technology is becoming popular every day. Do you know about the mobile wallet, how is it work, its advantages and disadvantages. Let us have a look!    

Why Gold does not rust?

Mar 19, 2020
We know that gold has been used in India since ancient times. Its accuracy is measured in the carat. People use it in the form of jewellery, coins, etc. You may have noticed that gold does not rust like other metals but why? Let us find out!

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