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 …

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 …

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RPSC RAS Mains Exam Test -3

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …