science and tech

  • Garbhini-GA2 AI Model, Significance, Technological Advancement

    Context: Indian scientists developed first India-specific Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to determine the age of a foetus in a pregnant woman. About Garbini-GA2 AI Model About: Garbhini-GA2 is an innovative AI model, crafted uniquely for the Indian population to accurately...

    Published On February 27th, 2024
  • Bitcoin Halving and Working of Cryptocurrencies

    Context: Crypto traders and Bitcoin miners are preparing for ‘Bitcoin halving’. What Is Bitcoin? What is It?: Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists only in electronic form, unlike physical currencies such as dollars or euros. Introduced by: Satoshi Nakamoto,...

    Published On February 27th, 2024
  • Guinea Worm Disease, Causes, Symptoms and Global Efforts

    Guinea worm disease (GWD), scientifically known as Dracunculiasis, stands as a testament to the persistence of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the modern world. Despite advances in medicine and public health, this parasitic infection continues to afflict vulnerable populations, particularly...

    Published On February 24th, 2024
  • Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO Successfully Launched TV-D1 Test Flight

    India's Gaganyaan Mission achieved a milestone with the successful launch of its test vehicle, TV-D1, on October 21, 2023, at 10:00 AM from Sriharikota. Despite delays and technical issues, the mission marks a significant step in India's progress towards human...

    Published On February 22nd, 2024
  • ODYSSEUS Spacecraft, Robotic Lunar Lander, Launched By Intuitive Machines

    Context: Recently the US-based company Intuitive Machines launched its robotic lunar lander, Odysseus, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida About the Lander Odysseus, launched by Intuitive Machines, is a lunar lander on the IM-1 mission under NASA's CLPS initiative....

    Published On February 21st, 2024
  • Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), Stages, Missions and Significance

    The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) is a space launch vehicle developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for launching satellites and other objects into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits. GSLV is capable of carrying heavier payloads into orbit...

    Published On February 19th, 2024
  • Difference Between AI and Machine Learning

    In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) stand as two fundamental pillars, driving innovation and transformation across various industries. While often used interchangeably, it's crucial to recognize the nuanced differences between these concepts to...

    Published On February 16th, 2024
  • James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Objectives, Features and Significance

    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Launched on December 25, 2021, from South America's coast, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope enters a solar orbit 1.6 million km from Earth, four times farther than the moon. Over a two-week journey, it maintains...

    Published On February 14th, 2024
  • CRISPR-Gene Editing, Key Components, Applications, Challenges

    Context: Casgevy and Lyfgenia (two cell-based gene therapies) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sickle cell anaemia treatment and beta-thalassemia utilising the CRISPR/Cas 9 genome editing technology. About CRISPR-Gene Editing Basis for this technology: Clustered...

    Published On February 10th, 2024
  • CAR -T Cell Therapy, How Will CAR-T Cell Therapy Make Patients Cancer Free?

    Context: India's first patient(Dr. (Col) V.K Gupta) to receive indigenous CAR-T cell therapy is now cancer-free. About Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cell Therapy CAR T-cell therapy is a form of cancer treatment that modifies T cells, a critical component...

    Published On February 8th, 2024