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India's first HPV vaccine against cervical cancer Launched

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has launched the first indigenously developed human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)-- “CERVAVAC," against the cervical cancer in women. The launch took place on January 24, 2023, on the occasion of India's National Girl Child Day. Cervical cancer ...

INS Vagir submarine commissioned into Navy

INS Vagir has been commissioned into the Indian Navy. Built by the Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai with technology transfer from France, INS Vagir is the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines.   The commissioning of INS Vagir comes against the backd ...

NOTAM System Glitch Ground US Flights

Last week America's airspace shut down for several hours following a technical glitch in a computer system used to send alerts to pilots. Grounding of flights was caused by a relatively obscure system called Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM), a vital air safety tool. The Federal Aviation Adminis ...

Theme for National Science Day 2023

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has released the theme of National Science Day 2023. This year the theme is Global Science for Global Wellbeing. This year’s theme highlights India’s emerging global role and rising visibility in the international arena. The theme is ...

PM to inaugurate 108th Indian Science Congress on Jan 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and witness the entire inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3.  The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.” Th ...

‘India’s CO2 market can achieve emission cut without hitting growth’

‘India’s CO2 market can achieve emission cut without hitting growth’ “It would be a remarkable step for India. It will help achieve, if run efficiently, very big reductions in emissions. And this will be achieved without unduly compromising economic growth which is very cr ...

What can India's nuclear-capable missile Agni-V do? 5 facts

What can India's nuclear-capable missile Agni-V do? 5 facts Find out five facts about the long-range, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missiles that were successfully test-fired on December 15. India successfully test-launched the nuclear-capable Agni-V missile that ...

Satvik food, prana-based solutions among topics to be researched by edu ministry

Satvik food, prana-based solutions among topics to be researched by edu ministry The Indian Knowledge System division was established by the ministry as an innovation cell at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 2020 to promote interdisciplinary research on aspects of indigeno ...

US achieves nuclear fusion breakthrough, boosts clean energy hopes | Decoded

US achieves nuclear fusion breakthrough, boosts clean energy hopes | Decoded The US Department of Energy will announce that scientists have made a breakthrough on fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars and could provide a cheap source of electricity. The Department of Energy is plan ...

Musk's company Neuralink aims to soon test brain implant in people

Musk's company Neuralink aims to soon test brain implant in people Neuralink is one of many groups working on linking brains to computers, efforts aimed at helping treat brain disorders, overcoming brain injuries and other applications. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink co ...

India's new space warriors

India's new space warriors The successful launch of a rocket built by a start-up run by two young ex-IITians is the forerunner to the private sector becoming a major player in the country’s space ambitions Pawan Chandana looked tense as he sat glued to the computer monitor at the mis ...

Govt likely to introduce new draft of data protection bill today

Govt likely to introduce new draft of data protection bill today The new bill proposes to set up an appellate body known as the Data Protection Board, instead of the Data Protection Authority, as first reported by HT in August The union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY ...

Europe’s energy crunch will trigger years of shortages and blackouts

Europe’s energy crunch will trigger years of shortages and blackouts Much deeper costs will be borne by the world’s poorest countries, which have been shut out of the natural gas market by Europe’s suddenly ravenous demand. Bills will be high, but Europe will survive the wint ...

Use of new technologies for terror activities a challenge: India at UN meet

Use of new technologies for terror activities a challenge: India at UN meet External affairs minister S Jaishankar highlighted the challenges faced by governments and regulatory bodies because of the “very nature of some of these technologies and the nascent regulatory environment.” ...

India to raise climate finance issue at COP27

India to raise climate finance issue at COP27 Having updated its nationally determined contribution in August, India is likely to raise the issue of climate finance at the COP27 in November to support deployment of renewable energy projects on a large scale. Having updated its nationally deter ...

China launches first solar observatory to unravel the mystery of Sun’s eruptions

Kuafu-1 Satellite: China has launched a brand-new observatory that will look into the Sun after successfully integrating its still-under-construction Space Station and approved the next stage of its lunar missions. Key Points: The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) was launched ...

DRDO successfully tests of Very Short Range Air Defence System

Very Short-Range Air Defence System Missiles: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) recently conducted two successful test flights of very short-range Air Defence System missiles (VSHORADS). Key Highlights: The missiles were launched from the ground-based portable launcher. ...

President of India Inaugurates Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing Facility of HAL

HAL'S Integrated Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility: President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the Integrated Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Key Points She also laid the foundation stone for the zonal institute o ...

China create world’s first cloned wild Arctic wolf ‘Maya’

Cloned Arctic Wolf: For the first time in the world, Scientists in China have successfully cloned a wild Arctic Wolf. Key Points: The Arctic Wolf also called polar or white wolf  was successfully cloned by a Beijing-based gene company to save the imperiled species from extinction. Th ...

Indian Army installs satellite-based internet at Siachen

Satellite-Based Internet at Siachen: The Indian Army recently activated a satellite-based Internet service on the Siachen Glacier. Key Points: The Satellite-based Internet service was activated on the Siachen Glacier at 19,061 feet, the World's Highest Battlefield. The installation ha ...

ISRO and Hughes launch India's first commercial satellite broadband service

India’s first HTS: Hughes Communications India (HCI) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) officially launched its first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) broadband internet service in the country. Key Points: The HCI, which is a subsidiary of US-based glob ...

MeitY Startup Hub and Meta launch XR Startup Program to create next Generation Startups in Extended Reality Technologies

XR Startup Program: MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) and Meta collectively jointly launched the ‘XR Startup Program’ to support and accelerate XR technology startups in India. Key Points: The MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of MeitY, is a national platform focused on promoting technolog ...

India's First 'Night Sky Sanctuary' To Be Set Up In Hanle, Ladakh

Dark Sky Reserve: In a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) recently announced the setting up of India’s first Dark Sky Reserve Ladakh. Key Points: The proposed Dark Sky Reserve will be located at Hanle in Ladakh as a part of C ...

India's first vaccine against cervical cancer launched

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): India’s 1st indigenous cervical cancer vaccine called the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) was launched on 1st September 2022. Key Points: This vaccine was launched by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technolog ...

Newly identified gene 'CSA6' could be clue to treatment of fungal infection in immuno-compromised patients

CSA6: Scientists from Bengaluru’s Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adva Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India and Christophe d’Enfert’s group at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France have recently identified the gene called "CSA6" in . Key Details: ...

New long-fingered bat species discovered in India, Sri Lanka

Miniopterus Phillipsi: In a breakthrough discovery, a team of international researchers have recently discovered a new species of Bat has been discovered in India and Sri Lanka. Key Points: The recently discovered species of bat have a distinct physical characteristic including long fingers ...

Researchers restore human sight with collagen molecules from pig skin

Corneas Bioengineered from Pig Collagen: Researchers and entrepreneurs in Sweden have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig's skin, which resembles the human cornea. Key Highlights: In a pilot testing, the implant was used to successfully restore the vision of 20 people ...

World's highest railway bridge 'Golden joint' launched on Chenab in J&K

Chenab Bridge gets Golden Joint: On August 13, 2022, the Chenab Railway bridge's "Golden Joint" which was decked with the national flag to celebrate the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” was officially launched. Note: The term 'golden joint' was coined by civil engineers ...

ISRO successfully completes Gaganyaan LEM static test

Low Altitude Escape Motor (LEM): In another important milestone in the Gaganyaan project, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently carried out the test-firing of the Low Altitude Escape Motor (LEM) of Crew Escape System successfully. Key Points: The test firing of LEM was carried ...

CSIR gets its first woman director general

Dr N Kalaiselvi: Senior electrochemical scientist Dr. Nallathamby Kalaiselvi recently became the first woman to be appointed Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Key Points: Established in 1942, CSIR is a consortium of 38 research institutes across t ...

          
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