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Biosafety Labs

Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in collaboration with labour ministry governed ESIC medical college & hospital, Sanathnagar (Hyderabad) has developed India's first COVID-19 sample collection mobile lab named “Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab” Approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the lab was launched on Thursday by defence minister Rajnath Singh. The efforts of DRDO and ESIC in setting up of this bio-safety Le

Phased manufacturing policy that is hardly smart

Phased manufacturing policy that is hardly smart Context: Initiatives taken by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to provide impetus to domestic manufacturing in India. Mobile industry in India: India produced around 29 crore units of mobile phones for the year 2018-19; 94% of these were sold in the domestic market, with the remaining being exported. The mobile production has increased from $13.4 billion in 2016-17 to $31.7 billion in 2019-20.

ISRO & Related Space Agencies- Antrix, New Space India Limited & IN-SPACe

ISRO & Related Space Agencies- Antrix, New Space India Limited & IN-SPACe NSIL and ANTRIX NSIL’s main purpose is to market the technologies developed by ISRO and bring it more clients that need space-based services. That role, incidentally, was already being performed by Antrix Corporation, another PSU working under the Department of Space, and which still exists. The government has clarified the role of NSIL that it would have a demand-driven approach rather

TIHAN-IIT HYDERABAD

TIHAN-IIT HYDERABAD It is India’s first Testbed for Autonomous Navigation Systems (Terrestrial and Aerial).  Special Features of this Facility include, Test Tracks, Emulation of Real-World Scenarios, State of Art Simulation Technologies, Road Infrastructure, V2X Communication, Drone Runways and Landing Area and many more. Background: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), sanctioned IIT Hyderabad under the National Mission on Interdiscipli

HARVESTING WATER FROM AIR

HARVESTING WATER FROM AIR A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a method for harvesting water from humid air. About the Method This method involves spraying a sponge-like porous polymeric material on a normal printer paper. This method can also be used in underwater hulls of ships and submarines to prevent bio-fouling; and to prevent icing on aircraft windows. The method mainly uses the principle of hydrophobicity. The lotus

C32 LH2 PROPELLANT TANK

C32 LH2 PROPELLANT TANK: C32 LH2 is the largest-ever cryogenic propellant tank developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It is designed to increase the payload capability of ISRO’S GSLV Mk III from 4 tonnes to 6 tonnes. The aim is to create self-reliance with regards to carrying heavier communication satellites into space. About C32 LH2 Tank It is a cryogenic propellant tank made of aluminium alloy.  Currently, India is dependent on French Guiana to launch

DESALINATION PLANT IN MUMBAI

DESALINATION PLANTS Uddhav Thackeray cleared Mumbai’s first desalination plant. What is the Swiss Challenge method? The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to take the ‘Swiss Challenge Method’ for the project. Under this, a project can be awarded to a private player on an unsolicited proposal. The private firm which has first submitted a proposal can be approached directly for negotiations and if they do not agree, then other bidders are

Nuclear Race

Nuclear Race China is in the middle of significant modernisation and expansion of its nuclear weapon inventory, and India and Pakistan also appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, according to the Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Year Book 2021. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) This think tank is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, a

Deep Ocean Mission

Deep Ocean Mission The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending deep ocean mission, which among other things involves developing a submersible vehicle that will allow a crew to plunge 6,000 metres into the ocean and hunt the floor for precious metals. The Deep Ocean Mission was 2019 envisaged as a ? 8,000 crore mission. India has been allotted a site of 75,000 square kilometres in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for the expl

Everything about Neutrinos

Everything about Neutrinos Neutrinos was 1st proposed by Swiss scientist Wolfgang Pauli in 1930. It is the 2nd most widely occurring particle in the Universe, after Photons (the particle which makes up light). Neutrinos are so abundant among us that every second there are > 100 trillion of them passing right through each of us. Properties of Neutrinos They are subatomic part different from Neutrons. Leptons family. No c

Advanced Chaff Technology by DRDO for Naval Safety

Advanced Chaff Technology by DRDO for Naval Safety DRDO has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard the naval ships against enemy missile attacks. The successful development of Advanced Chaff Technology by DLJ is another step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.  Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The importance of this develo

Deep Ocean Mission and Sagar Nidhi

Deep Ocean Mission and Sagar Nidhi About Deep Ocean Mission The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending deep ocean mission, which among other things involves developing a submersible vehicle that will allow a crew to plunge 6,000 metres into the ocean and hunt the floor for precious metals. The Deep Ocean Mission was in 2019 envisaged as a Rs. 8,000 crore mission. India has been allotted a site of 75,000 square kilometres in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant The Union Ministry of Earth Science’s (MoES) autonomous National Institute of Ocean Technology is building an ocean thermal energy conversion facility. It is being established in Kavaratti, the capital of Lakshadweep. It can produce 65 kilowatts (kW). The project will run the low-temperature thermal desalination plant, which produces 1 lakh liters of drinkable water per day out of seawater. ??????? About Ocean Thermal Energy Conver

Him Drone-a-thon Program

Him Drone-a-thon Program The "Him Drone-a-thon" campaign has been started by the Indian Army in association with the Drone Federation of India. Aim: The program's goal is to stimulate the development of ground-breaking drone capabilities for fulfilling the needs of frontline troops by providing specific possibilities to the Indian drone ecosystem. The "Him Drone-a-thon" program is an ongoing connection between all stakeholders in India, including busines

First HFC Bus indigenously Developed in India

First HFC Bus Indigenously  Developed in India Recently, India's first hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) bus was introduced by the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology. A pilot facility for the synthesis of bisphenol-A, a crucial feedstock for the production of epoxy resins, polycarbonate, and other technical plastics, was also opened at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL). Key Highlights of this Innovation The Council of Scientific & Industrial Resea

BharOS Software

BharOS Software The BharOS was recently created by a startup. About BharOS: Although iOS and Android are two of the most well-known mobile operating systems, BharOS is a new Indian competitor in the space. BharOS, which is supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), aims to serve India's 100 crore or so mobile phone subscribers. Like Android or iOS, it is a native mobile operating system (OS). It emphasises security and privacy. A mobile operating syste

Extended Reality (XR) Startup Program

Extended Reality (XR) Startup Program A program to encourage and accelerate XR technology entrepreneurs across India was unveiled as a Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) effort in partnership with Meta. More about the News: The XR Programs and Research Fund of Meta, a two-year $50 million investment in programs and external research with industrial partners, human rights organizations, governments, nonprofits, and academic institutions, underwrites the XR St

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01 Feb,2024
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