Science Related Current Affairs: In this chapter, information has been given about the latest current affairs based on India and the world in the month from the point of view of upcoming competitive examinations.
|17 January 2024 | Science Current Affairs
India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 started on 17 January. The objective of which is to promote scientific temper, acknowledge achievements and spread awareness among the Indian population.
|11 September 2023 | Science Current Affairs
With an aim to highlight the scientific and technological connect of laboratories at various levels of the society, CSIR launched a unique One Week One Lab (OWOL) programme.
|19 December 2019 | Science Current Affairs
A white-yellow dwarf star in the constellation Sextans and its Jupiter-like exoplanet with the hitherto named HD 86081 have been named Indian by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) through a global competition named "NameExoWorlds".
|11 December 2019 | Science Current Affairs
Vishal Sikka, former CEO of India's Infosys, has been named among the world's leading experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning by US-based technology company Oracle.
|9 December 2019 | Science Current Affairs
America's space agency NASA has decided to build a hotel in space, which will be known as "Robot Hotel". NASA is also attaching a 'Robot Hotel' to the Robotic Tool Stowage (RTTS) in space with its next launch.
|22 November 2019 | Science Current Affairs
Scientists from the American space agency NASA have confirmed the presence of water vapor on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. According to NASA, Jupiter's moon has an ocean of liquid water under a mile-thick layer of ice.
|23 October 2019 | Science Current Affairs
The male white bellbird (Procaenius albus) is the loudest bird in the world, hitting 125.4 decibels, which is a very loud rock concert. The study was published in the journal Current Biology. And its mating calls are about three times louder than those of the screaming pheas (Lipigus vociferans) – the last loudest bird singer.
|1 October 2019 | Science Current Affairs
Murdhanya, a minor planet located between the planets Mars and Jupiter, has been named after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. Pandit Jasraj is the first Indian artist to be honored with this honour. This planet was discovered by the space scientists of NASA Astronomer 13 years ago.
|13 May 2018 | Science Current Affairs
Scientists have discovered world’s second oldest grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes) from Champua Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha’s Kendujhar district. It is an estimated 4,240 million years old, making it world’s second oldest rock ever to be discovered. It is oldest magmatic zircon on earth.
|5 November 2017 | Science Current Affairs
An indigenously developed light weight 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb -- Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) -- was dropped from an Indian Air Force aircraft. SAAW will be soon inducted into the armed forces.
|27 August 2016 | Science Current Affairs
United States President Barack Obama on 27 August 2016 expanded Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.
|16 August 2016 | Science Current Affairs
China on 16 August 2016 launched the world's first quantum satellite named Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite. The satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the remote northwestern province of Gansu.
|6 August 2016 | Science Current Affairs
China on 6 August 2016 successfully launched its first satellite for mobile telecommunication, Tiantong-01. Tiantong-01 satellite was launched from southwestern China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, with the Long March-3B carrier rocket. More geostationary satellites will be sent into orbit for the system.
|2 August 2016 | Science Current Affairs
American researchers have developed a mechanism to convert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into carbon monoxide (CO) that can be recycled into usable fuel. The mechanism is based on the photosynthesis process that trees uses to convert CO2 into sugars.
|21 July 2016 | Science Current Affairs
Brazilian researchers on 21 July 2016 announced that they have found another species of mosquito, which is able to transmit the Zika virus to humans. The scientists found the presence of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito infected by the Zika virus in three out of 80 groups of mosquitoes analysed up until now.
|4 July 2016 | Science Current Affairs
Juno spacecraft of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 4 July 2016 successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit. Confirmation of a successful orbit insertion was received from Juno tracking data monitored at the navigation facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
|15 May 2016 | Science Current Affairs
India successfully test fired an indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin. It was launched from the complex of Abdul Kalam Island (formerly known as Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast. The advanced version of low altitude supersonic ballistic interceptor missile was fired at a ballistic missile, a modified version of Prithvi weapon system. It was test fired to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode.
|5 April 2016 | Science Current Affairs
The world’s first public dengue vaccination programme was launched in the Philippines as nurses began injecting the first batch of a million children with a French drug to combat the sometimes deadly disease. Hundreds of fourth-graders at a public school in metropolitan Manila’s Marikina city were given the first of three shots of Dengvaxia.
|14 March 2016 | Science Current Affairs
India successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile. It was launched from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) on the Odisha coast.
|3 February 2016 | Science Current Affairs
Scientists at a lab in Hyderabad said that they have developed the world’s first vaccine against the Zika Virus. As per media reports, the Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech International Limited has said that it has patented the Zika vaccine.
|20 January 2016 | Science Current Affairs
PSLV-C31, successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) today morning (January 20, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty second consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the eleventh in its ‘XL’ configuration.
|26 November 2015 | Science Current Affairs
India successfully test fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur in Balasore district on the Odisha coast. Having a strike range of 350 km, the test was part of a user trial by the army.
|9 November 2015 | Science Current Affairs
India successfully test fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 km. The army's strategic forces command fired the missile as part of a user trial from the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast.
|20 August 2015 | Science Current Affairs
India will launch communication satellite GSat-6 on August 27, the space agency said.The satellite will be launched with the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) heavier rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV).According to ISRO, the GSLV rocket carrying the GSat-6 communication satellite weighing over 2,100 kg will blast off at 4.52 p.m. on August 27.
|7 August 2015 | Science Current Affairs
A global satellite for earth observation and disaster risk reduction -- GlobalSat for DRR -- proposed under the UN framework is to be dedicated to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as a tribute to the vision of the celebrated rocket scientist and former Indian president who died 27 July. This has been stated by Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS (CANada-EUrope-US-ASia) Organization on Space Technologies for Societal Applications headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
|7 June 2015 | Science Current Affairs
A senior ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) official said that India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) “Mangalyaan” is all set to enter into an autonomous phase as the sun will snap communication between earth and the MOM satellite. ISRO is calling it the “blackout phase”.
|5 May 2015 | Science Current Affairs
Indian Army is all set to induct almost entirely the indigenous AWS or Akash Weapon System, after a long wait of 32 years. This missile system creates a proven shield up to a maximum of 25 kms and 20 kms altitude from possible aerial missile threats released from unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, helicopters, and fighter planes. Defence Research Development Laboratory developed this surface-to-air short ranged defence system and is capable of launching missile from the information obtained from radar system.
|16 April 2015 | Science Current Affairs
India successfully test fired a 3,000 km range nuclear-capable ballistic missile named Agni-III from Inner Wheeler Island launch complex, off the course of Bhadrak district’s Dhamra, in Odisha. Sources say that the missile, which weighs 48 tonnes, is 16 meters long and can carry warheads up to a maximum of 1.5 tonnes.
|25 March 2015 | Science Current Affairs
With Mangalyaan, India’s celebrated indigenous Mars Orbiter Mission, completing six months yesterday in the red planet’s orbit, Indian Space and Research Organisation has released six pictures of Mars taken by the MOM. Out of the six photos, three are of a large martian canyon called Valles of Marineris.
|18 March 2015 | Science Current Affairs
Supreme Court Bench in a watershed judgement has termed reservation for jat community by including them in the Other Backward Classes category in 9 regions (including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan’s Dholpur and Bharatpur districts, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, and Bihar) as unconstitutional.