CURRENT AFAIRS


Need for digitizing land records in India

08 August 2018

The Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has often pointed out that a modern market economy requires a strong system of property rights. India is a mess on this front. Land titles are presumptive rather than conclusive.


Decoding the DNA Bill

09 August 2018

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 has been introduced in India’s Parliament, with a view to creating a national DNA database for use by the police in solving crimes and identifying missing persons.


Indian telescope spots distant galaxy

10 August 2018

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years.


Department of Telecom approves the principles of net neutrality

11 August 2018

The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body in the Department of Telecom has recently approved the principles of net neutrality recommended by TRAI last year.


ISRO set to launch its TV channel

13 August 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have a year-long Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebration starting in August 2019 to honour the visionary scientist and its legendary founding father.


Gaganyaan: Indian into space by 2022

17 August 2018

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing that an Indian astronaut would go into space by 2022, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has finally got a definitive timeline for a project it has been working on for the last 15 years.


Government released 'Digital North East: Vision 2022'

18 August 2018

Recently government released 'Digital North East: Vision 2022', that aims to leverage digital technologies to transform lives of people of the northeastern states and enhance the ease of living.


Chandrayaan-1 data confirms Presence of Ice on Moon: NASA

22 August 2018

NASA Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft that was launched by India 10 years ago.


ISRO telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas

25 August 2018

In a major effort to improve emergency medical support to soldiers posted in high-altitude areas, especially Siachen, the Integrated Defence Staff of the Defence Ministry and the ISRO signed a MoU to set up telemedicine nodes in critical places across the country.


New copters to enable tech transfer

27 August 2018

The defence ministry is shortly expected to release project-specific implementation guidelines for the 111 naval utility helicopters to be procured under the strategic partnership(SP) model. However , foreign companies say there is still some clarity required on crucial legal, liability and technology transfer issues.


Jatropha powers India's first biofuel flight

28 August 2018

A blend of oil from jatropha seeds and aviation turbine fuel propelled the country’s first ever bio jet fuel-powered flight between Dehradun and Delhi. The 43-minute flight was operated by SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, with 20 officials and five crew members on board.


Manned space mission before 75th I-Day: ISRO chief

29 August 2018

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled the details of the Gaganyaan mission for manned space flight before 2022. It will be the India's first human space flight programme.


Sea Food waste prevents steel corrosion:

02 September 2018

Mild steel used in a wide range of industries easily develops rust and the corrosion causes huge economic loss every year.


Google announces new AI Technology to fight online child sexual abuse

05 September 2018

Technology giant Google announced that it is employing a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse. The tool uses deep neural networks for image processing to help discover and detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.


India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials:

12 September 2018

Once ready, it will be India’s first, a force multiplier and cruise the country into a global elite club.


ISRO launches two U.K. satellites

17 September 2018

PSLV-C42 lifted off carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom – NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.


Celestial misfit

19 September 2018

In the year, 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) voted to remove Pluto’s planetary status.


Implication of data mirroring

21 September 2018

Data is the new oil and a driver of growth and change. India is a supposed to become data rich before becoming economically rich. This digital growth is being pushed by large foreign digital companies. They are largely fuelled by the data of their users. The visits of the prime minister and Union information technology minister to Silicon Valley over the past few years as part of the Digital India campaign.


India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

22 September 2018

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahaar’. It was launched from mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore off Odisha Coast.


Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS)

23 September 2018

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, has discovered “superEarth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar systems at least 49 light-years away, marking the satellite’s first discovery since its April launch.


MAVEN Spacecraft

24 September 2018

MAVEN completed its primary mission in November 2015 and has been operating in an extended mission since that time, continuing its investigation of Mars’ upper atmosphere and exploring additional opportunities for science that the new relay orbit will bring.


India Conducts Successful interceptor missile test at night

25 September 2018

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast on Sunday night, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence.


Successful Flight Test of Astra BVR Air-to-Air Missile

27 September 2018

Astra, the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), was successfully test fired by the IAF from Su-30 aircraft.