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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.

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 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.

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.

Do you know 127 year old Physics Riddle is solved? What was that Riddle?

Aug 22, 2019
Have you ever noticed that while rearing a boat, wave’s ripple out which is known as wake. According to science since 127 years, the long uniformity of waves forms v-shape at an angle of exactly 39 degrees. It does not affected by the size of the vessel, speed or motor’s power. But now, a physicist proved this theory with other angle. Let us understand the science behind it.

What are Tardigrades and are they really polluting Moon?

Aug 22, 2019
Have you ever listened word Tardigrade? What are Tardigrades? How they reach on Moon? Are they really polluting Moon? Where they live and can they survive in tough conditions? Let us find out answers of these questions!

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: History and Facts

Aug 21, 2019
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September every year to spread awareness about Alzheimer and Dementia disease. Do you know that in Alzheimer’s disease loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain occurs. Progressively brain disorder which slowly destroys memory and thinking skills etc. In older adults it is the most common cause of dementia. Let us read 10 important or essential facts about Alzheimer’s disease.

What is in the Union Budget 2019 for Electric Vehicles?

Jul 5, 2019
As we know that the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the Union Budget 2019 in the Parliament. She told in her speech that the Indian government continued to focus on promoting electric mobility in the country. Do you know about electric Vehicles and under which scheme electric vehicles are encouraged? What is in 2019 Union Budget about electric vehicles? Let us find out!

Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse 2019: 9 Interesting Facts

Jul 2, 2019
Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse occur when Moon blocks out the Sun and this is visible from the Earth's surface. On 2nd July, 2019, Total Solar Eclipse will be visible from Chile, Argentina and South Pacific Ocean. It will last up to4 minutes and 33 seconds. 9 interesting facts about Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse is given to make you understand better about Solar Eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse 2019: All you need to know about Surya Grahan

Jul 2, 2019
On 2nd July, 2019, Total Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan will be visible in Chile, Argentina and South pacific Ocean due to which day will become dark like night for around 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Do you know what is Total Solar Eclipse, types of Solar Eclipse and how it occurs?

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever): Key points to know

Jun 25, 2019
As we know that several children in Bihar died due to Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Chamki fever. This disease basically attacks the part of the brain. Let us find more about encephalitis and important facts related to Chamki fever.

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Jun 21, 2019
Encephalitis is also known as chamki fever, acute viral encephalitis or aseptic encephalitis. It is defined as inflammation in brain which can be swelling or irritation in the brain. Due to encephalitis more than 100 children died in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts of Bihar. It is a rare but serious disease and most of the casualties occurred are between 1-10 age group. There is lot more to read about Encephalitis (Chamki Fever), its causes, symptoms and treatment.

What is IMEI Number and how does it work?

Jun 21, 2019
IMEI or The International Mobile Equipment Identity is a device identification number mentioned below or above the battery of every mobile phone device for the identification of the particular mobile device. IMEI number is different in every mobile device. IMEI number explains the imofrmation related to manufacturung of the device.

How Facebook plans to make Libra a global currency?

Jun 19, 2019
On 18 June, 2019, Facebook announced to launch a new type of digital money, its long awaited crytocurrency plans "Project Libra". If this is successful then users will be able to do transactions at nearly zero fees and also will be able to use wide variety of other merchants like Uber, Spotify and MasterCard. In addition company also announced to launch a new digital wallet known as Calibra, a separate subsidiary which will be operated by the Facebook and provide users a way to store and spend Libra. Let us find out what is Libra, why it is called Libra, how it can be used, is it safe to use etc.

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