UPSC Exam 2020 – Science & Technology Important Topics Free PDF

UPSC Civil Services Examination – 2020 Science & Technology Important Topics General Studies Paper (Prelims and Mains) In General studies paper of UPSC Civil services Examination, Science & Technology  is one of the most important sections of the Prelims as well as mains exam. One can easily expect 20 – 25 questions from Science & … Read more UPSC Exam 2020 – Science & Technology Important Topics Free PDF

Insights IAS Insta PT 2020 Science and Technology Part 2 Free PDF

Now you have made up your mind to clear UPSC CSE and become IAS officer and looking for the books and study materials to achieve your goal. Well, you are on the right place. Now We are Sharing With You Insights IAS Insta PT 2020 Science and Technology Part 2 PDF for UPSC Exam 2020. Google’s … Read more Insights IAS Insta PT 2020 Science and Technology Part 2 Free PDF

Open API Service in Aarogya Setu

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Technology In News: The government has announced a new feature ‘Open API Service’ for Aarogya Setu app. Key takeaways  Through the new feature, organizations can take informed decisions regarding the presence of employees in office and the need to explore work from home. Thus, risk of contracting is reduced. Entities … Read more Open API Service in Aarogya Setu

ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS) – 2020 Mini Test – 1 S&T

Most Trusted UPSC PRELIMS TEST SERIES with Highest Hit Ratio that is followed by Top Rankers every year for UPSC Prelims Examination.  It has become synonymous to UPSC Preparation because of its affordability and vision of enabling an aspirant sitting at the remotest part of the country secure Rank in UPSC. Famous for its quality Questions and … Read more ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS) – 2020 Mini Test – 1 S&T

UK launches 3 million pounds Innovation Challenge Fund in India

On August 17, 2020, the United Kingdom launched 3 million pounds of Innovation Challenge Fund in India. The funds were launched to support Indian scientists in industries and academia to tackle COVID-19 and climate change. Highlights The funds invite innovators to connect to the Artificial Intelligence Clusters in Karnataka and future mobility cluster in Maharashtra. … Read more UK launches 3 million pounds Innovation Challenge Fund in India

USFDA clears simple Saliva test called “SALIVA DIRECT” to detect COVID-19

On August 16, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration authorised the emergency use of saliva based diagnostic test for COVID-19. This is to be a game changer as it provides the results rapidly. The testing method has been named “SALIVA DIRECT” Highlights Saliva Direct testing method is simpler and is less expensive as … Read more USFDA clears simple Saliva test called “SALIVA DIRECT” to detect COVID-19

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sarthak’ launched

Context: An Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was launched and re-christened as Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’  About OPV Sarthak  It is the 4th in the series of five OPVs.  It has been designed & built indigenously by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in line with the Prime Minister vision of ‘Make in India’ and … Read more Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sarthak’ launched

GoI allows sales of Electric Vehicles without BATTERIES

On August 12, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced that the Electric Vehicles shall be sold and registered without pre-fitted batteries. This will reduce cost of Electric Vehicles by 50%. Why is the step introduced? The step is being introduced by GoI as the batteries make the Electric Vehicles highly expensive than … Read more GoI allows sales of Electric Vehicles without BATTERIES

COVID-19: Israel shares high end technology with AIIMS

Israel recently shared its artificial intelligence (AI)-based technologies and high-end equipment with AIIMS, Delhi.  This is a part of India-Israel cooperation fight against COVID-19. Highlights These technologies include AI video-oriented and voice operated autonomous personal robot and mobile applications that can be installed on any mobile phones of COVID-19 staff. Also, Israel has provided a … Read more COVID-19: Israel shares high end technology with AIIMS

First Mobile RT-PCR lab of India developed by IISc launched in Karnataka

On August 5, 2020, the State Government of Karnataka launched India’s first mobile RT-PCR lab in Bengaluru. The lab was developed by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The lab has been named Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting (MITR) lab. It is capable of conducting 9000 tests per month. About the lab Apart from testing COVID-19, … Read more First Mobile RT-PCR lab of India developed by IISc launched in Karnataka

SpaceX with NASA crew is back home

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could help. … Read more SpaceX with NASA crew is back home

Guidelines for drone operating system: Key Facts

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) which is the Aviation security regulator in the country has issued guidelines for drone operating systems, which act like cockpits on the ground to remotely pilot the unmanned aerial vehicle. Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos Google’s … Read more Guidelines for drone operating system: Key Facts

Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

Barakah is the UAE first nuclear reactor. Barakah, means “blessing” in Arabic, it is the Arab regional first Nuclear power plant. Barakah was built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation at a cost of some $24.4 billion. Recently the power plant achieved its criticality; the first step towards power production. Criticality … Read more Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

ANITA – Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna

Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is a radio telescope instrument to detect ultra-high energy cosmic-ray neutrinos from a scientific balloon flying over the continent of Antarctica. It involves an array of radio antennas attached to a helium balloon which flies over the Antarctic ice sheet at 37,000 meters. At such a height, the antennas can … Read more ANITA – Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna

S&T Expected MCQs: UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020

Science and Technology Expected MCQs: UPSC IAS Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2020: Indian History Expected MCQs/Question Bank for General Studies Paper-1. MYUPSC.COM is dedicated to preparation of UPSC Civil Services and State PSC Prelims and Mains Examination 2020. We are providing here the best quality study material and Test Series for UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains Exam … Read more S&T Expected MCQs: UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020

PT 365 Vision IAS: Science and Technology for UPSC Prelims 2019

Join our Telegram Channel for Regular Updates IAS Prelims 2019: 2000 Solved MCQ for GS Paper IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Quiz-3 UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Quiz-2 IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Practice Test-1 Indian Geography Question Bank 1000+ History of India Question Bank Indian Polity Question Bank 10 Practice Set-IAS Prelims Exam 2019 GS Paper-I Indian … Read more PT 365 Vision IAS: Science and Technology for UPSC Prelims 2019

UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 and State PSC Exam Science-Technology Practice MCQ-1

Join our Telegram Channel for Regular Updates IAS Prelims 2019: 2000 Solved MCQ for GS Paper IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Quiz-3 UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Quiz-2 IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Practice Test-1 Indian Geography Question Bank 1000+ History of India Question Bank Indian Polity Question Bank 10 Practice Set-IAS Prelims Exam 2019 GS Paper-I Indian … Read more UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 and State PSC Exam Science-Technology Practice MCQ-1

RPSC RAS Mains Exam Test -3

Geography of Rajasthan History of Rajasthan Polity and Administration of Rajasthan Art and Culture of Rajasthan Paper – I General Knowledge and General Studies Unit-I Part A History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition and Heritage of Rajasthan Art-Culture-Heritage of Rajasthan for RAS/RTS Mains Exam Paper-I Study Notes-Download Ancient Medieval Modern History of Rajasthan for RAS Mains … Read more RPSC RAS Mains Exam Test -3

Petya Ransomware Attack

Key Features: Petya Ransomware was part of a new wave of cyber-attacks that had hit computer servers all across Europe, locking up computer data and crippling enterprise services in the corporate sector. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. When a … Read more Petya Ransomware Attack

NASA Developing First Asteroid Deflection Mission

Key Feature: NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will deflect a near-Earth asteroid, and help test   the systems that will allow mankind to protect the planet from potential cosmic body impacts in future. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — which is being designed and would be built and managed by the John Hopkins … Read more NASA Developing First Asteroid Deflection Mission

Two Stages to Orbit (TSTO) Space Transportation System

Key Features: Recently India became the fifth nation to successfully conduct the flight demonstration of a scaled down version of a winged-body reusable launch vehicle. It is a stepping stone towards fully reusable Two Stage to Orbit (TSTO) space transportation system. TSTO launch vehicle can launch payload to Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) with 15 times … Read more Two Stages to Orbit (TSTO) Space Transportation System

Electric Propulsion System

Recently, ISRO has planned to launch GSAT-20, based on electric propulsion technology which has helped in reducing the weight of the satellite to just 3.5 tonnes. Electric Propulsion System (EPS) can reduce the dependence on chemical propellant thereby increasing the payload capacity of the vehicle. Electric Propulsion system helps in orbit correction of a satellite. … Read more Electric Propulsion System

Green Propellants by ISRO

Key features: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing green propellants for future rockets, considering the harmful effects of exhausts released by rockets on the earth’s atmosphere. ISRO has developed eco-friendly solid propellant based on Glycidyl Azide Polymer (GAP) as fuel and Ammonium Di-Nitramide (ADN) as oxidizer at the laboratory level, which will eliminate … Read more Green Propellants by ISRO

Bacteria Wolbachia

Key Points Recently successful experiments were conducted in Australia, which demonstrated the positive correlation between presence of Wolbachia bacteria in mosquitoes and reduced spread of diseases such as Malaria and Dengue. Wolbachia bacteria are a tiny bacterium that is present in up to 60% of all species of insects, including several mosquito species. It is … Read more Bacteria Wolbachia

Thermal Battery Plant

India became home to the world‘s first-ever thermal battery plant which was inaugurated recently in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. It aims to create a new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications, while also maintaining a low carbon footprint, and being less dependent on external factors like weather. It will be owned by … Read more Thermal Battery Plant

Digital North East Vision 2022

Key Points Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently released The Digital North East Vision 2022 in Guwahati, Assam. The vision document emphasizes on leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of north east and enhance ease of living. It identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Promotion of Electronics … Read more Digital North East Vision 2022

Gaganyaan

India’s first manned space flight – Gaganyaan – is expected to send three persons into the space for seven days and the spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km. ISRO and Roscosmos (Russia’s federal space agency) have agreed to worked together for India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan. Key Points: … Read more Gaganyaan

The Ebola virus

Key Points: The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. In 2014, Ebola first outbreak had struck three West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) It is a rare and deadly … Read more The Ebola virus

MCR 1 Gene

Key Points: Mcr-1 gene seen in K. pneumoniae bacteria mobilized colistin resistance (mcr-1) gene that confers multidrug-resistance has now been reported in Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria This gene endows resistance against last hope antibiotic — colistin The mcr-1 gene is usually found in the plasmid (small DNA in the cytoplasm) Colistin, also known as polymyxin E, … Read more MCR 1 Gene

5G (Fifth Generation)

Key Points: TRAI gives nod for sale of 5G spectrum The government has set up a high level forum to evaluate road-maps and formulate a strategy to adopt 5G in the country by 2020. 5G is a wireless communication and next generation mobile networks technology after 4G LTE networks. The final standard for 5G will … Read more 5G (Fifth Generation)