science and tech

  • India’s First Semiconductor Fab to Begin Production in 2026

    Context: The Union Cabinet approved incentives for Tata Group’s proposal to set up a semiconductor foundry with a cumulative investment of Rs 91,000 crore. Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (PSMC) of Taiwan would be the technology partner for the fab unit....

    Published On March 14th, 2024
  • What is Parthenogenesis and its Types

    Context: Researchers engineered fruit flies for asexual reproduction by manipulating specific genes, potentially challenging traditional pest control strategies by selecting facultatively parthenogenetic individuals, and limiting long-term effectiveness. What is Parthenogenesis? Parthenogenesis is an asexual reproduction method where an offspring is...

    Published On March 14th, 2024
  • Nuclear Waste, Types, Management and Indian Scenario

    Context: India's Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor marks a significant step in its nuclear program, emphasising the challenges of managing highly radioactive nuclear waste and the pursuit of energy independence through thorium utilisation. What is Nuclear Waste? Radioactive waste, or nuclear...

    Published On March 13th, 2024
  • Agni 5 Missiles with MIRV Technology, Types, Functions

    Context: India successfully tested an Agni missile capable of carrying multiple warheads meant to hit multiple targets simultaneously (Mission Divyastra). About Agni-5 Missiles Type: The Agni-5 missile is an advanced, long-range missile, surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Developed by: Defence Research and...

    Published On March 13th, 2024
  • Chandrayaan-4 Mission to be Launched in 2 Phases in 2028

    Chandrayaan-4 Mission To launch the Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX), also known as the Chandryaan-4 Mission, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed together. In 2026, the Indian Space Agency (ISRO) and...

    Published On March 11th, 2024
  • Cervical Cancer, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Vaccine

    Context: The interim Union Budget emphasises the vaccination of girls aged 9-14 against cervical cancer, showcasing India's efforts in promoting women's health. Cervical cancer is a significant global health issue, affecting women of all ages. It is essential to be...

    Published On March 9th, 2024
  • AI and Carbon Footprint, Innovative Solutions

    Context: AI has a large carbon footprint due to the energy needed to train and run complex models. AI's Role in Climate Change Dual Nature: AI has the potential to both combat and contribute to the climate crisis due to...

    Published On March 7th, 2024
  • Semiconductor Industry in India, Companies, Challenges

    The Semiconductor Industry in India is the backbone of modern technology, driving innovations in smartphones, computers, and countless other electronic devices. India, traditionally known for its software and IT services prowess has been steadily making strides in the semiconductor domain....

    Published On March 2nd, 2024
  • Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO Announces 4 Astronauts for Indias Space Mission

    India's Gaganyaan mission is a human spaceflight program that aims to launch three astronauts into a 400 km orbit for a three-day mission. The mission is expected to launch between 2024-2025. The mission will use a reconfigured LVM3 rocket, an...

    Published On February 28th, 2024
  • 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