science and tech

  • Warfare in Cyberspace, Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

    Context: Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan released India’s first joint doctrine for cyberspace operations during a meeting of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. About Cyberspace Warfare Cyberspace warfare: It involves cyber-attacks by state or non-state actors that pose...

    Published On June 20th, 2024
  • H5N1 Virus, Impact, Reasons Behind Spread of H5N1 in India

    Context: Since 2020, a highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N1, has been affecting birds worldwide, with more than 80 countries reporting infections as of December 2023. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 strain has been affecting cattle across several States in...

    Published On June 20th, 2024
  • Elimination Of Tuberculosis (TB), Cure, Vaccine, Global Findings

    Context: India's ambitious target to significantly lower TB morbidity and mortality and aim for its elimination by 2025 has stalled. Truenat is a rapid molecular test developed in India for diagnosing pulmonary, extrapulmonary, and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. More In News The...

    Published On June 15th, 2024
  • UN Year of Quantum Science and Technology

    Context: The United Nations will declare the year 2025 as the ‘International Year of Quantum Science and Technology’. Quantum Technology It utilises principles from Quantum mechanics to understand fundamental particles like atoms and subatomic particles. Exploits unique behaviours such as...

    Published On June 13th, 2024
  • Atomic Clocks in India, Types, Working Mechanism

    Context: A recent study published in Nature introduced a portable optical atomic clock using molecular iodine as the frequency standard that can be used onboard ships. What are Atomic Clocks? An atomic clock is a highly precise timekeeping instrument that...

    Published On June 13th, 2024
  • Aditya-L1 Mission, Objectives, Launch Date and Time

    Context: Recently Aditya-L1 (India's first solar mission) equipped with remote sensing payloads, captured images of the Sun. More in News Images captured by Aditya-L1 reveal the Sun's dynamic activities including a solar storm that occurred in May. Notable solar flares...

    Published On June 11th, 2024
  • Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI), Advantages and Potential Impact

    Context: A team at the University of Hong Kong, led by Ed Wu, has developed a low-cost MRI scanner that could significantly improve access to this crucial diagnostic tool, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. About the Discovery of low-cost...

    Published On June 11th, 2024
  • First human death from H5N2 Bird Flu: Reasons and Diagnosis

    Context: In Mexico, a 59-year-old man died recently from H5N2, which is a type of bird flu. The recent human case in Mexico is under investigation, as the man had no reported contact with poultry. This raises the possibility that...

    Published On June 8th, 2024
  • China’s Chang’e-6 far side of the Moon probe begins Journey Back

    Context: China’s Chang’e- 6 probe has lifted off from the far side of the moon to start its journey back towards Earth. Chang’e 6 Mission of China Chang’e 6 Mission was followed by the success of Chang’e-5. Chang'e-6 will collect...

    Published On June 6th, 2024
  • Agnikul Cosmos Successfully Launched Agnibaan Rocket

    In a groundbreaking achievement for the Indian space industry, startup Agnikul Cosmos has successfully launched its first sub-orbital test vehicle, Agnibaan SOrTeD (Sub-Orbital Technology Demonstrator), powered by the world's first single-piece 3D-printed rocket engine. This historic event took place on...

    Published On June 5th, 2024