Science and Technology

SpaceX announced First All-Civilian Mission to Space

SpaceX announced First All-Civilian Mission to Space: The SpaceX of Elon Musk has recently announced to launch its first all civilian mission to the space. 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 Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Highlights The SpaceX is planning …

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New Protein based Biosensors created for Quick COVID-19 test

New Protein based Biosensors created for Quick COVID-19 test: Recently, a team of researchers led by David Baker, who is the professor of biochemistry and director of the Institute for Protein Design at UW Medicine, have created a new protein-based biosensor that will detect the Coronavirus. Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe …

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Hubble Space Telescope of NASA finds the ‘Lost Galaxy’

Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA captured the images of the NGC 4535 which is also known as the “Lost Galaxy”.  The image highlights that the young and hot stars that hang out are the bright blue spots. On the other hand, older and cooler stars are highlighted by the bright shades nearer to …

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Science & Technology: Current Affairs Important MCQ for UPSC PSC & all other Competitive Exams

Science & Technology: Current Affairs Important MCQ for UPSC PSC & all other Competitive Exams: The first stage of the Civil Services exam is the Prelims. In IAS prelims, questions are of objective type (MCQ) which also carry negative marks for wrong answers. We have compiled a list of UPSC MCQs to give aspirants an …

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Science and Technology For Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examinations

Science and Technology For Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examinations: “Science and Technology” is an extremely important section as per recent examination pattern of Civil Service and other Public Service Examinations’. This book has been developed in line with past examination trends where emphasis has been put on conceptual understanding of past discoveries to recent …

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UPSC Mains Science and Technology Practice Questions

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Q1. Despite the importance of Vitamins in human metabolism, they are not synthesized in the human body but are obtained from external sources. Discuss the role of various vitamins in human metabolism. Q2. Experiments of Miller and Urey demonstrated the origin of life on earth in a similar condition that prevailed on …

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Science and Technology Question Bank for Civil Services Preliminary Examination

The recently concluded UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination – 2020 has prominently made it clear that candidates should study a topic from multiple dimensions with their own intellectual investment during the process of exam preparation. Keeping this fact in mind, in this book we are providing questions and detailed Solution to each question which will …

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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 & …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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