Category Archives: Current Affairs

Science & Technology Current Affairs Nov- 2014

Wind Energy

1. New method found to turn sawdust into petrol Your car may soon run on sawdust. Researchers have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for petrol. Scientists at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium used a new chemical process to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. Cellulose is present in all non-edible

Science & Technology Current Affairs Oct- 2014

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1. India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Nirbhay cruise missile India on 17 October 2014 successfully test fired its first long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay with a strike range of over 1000 km from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Orissa. 2. ISRO successfully launched third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C Indian Space Research Organization

Science & Technology Current Affairs Sept- 2014

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1. WHO recommended Ebola survivors’ blood to treat EVD The World Health Organization, WHO, has given countries hit by Ebola outbreak the go-ahead to use the blood of Ebola survivors in combating the highly infectious and deadly virus. There is no cure for Ebola, and the virus has killed more than 2,000 people in the

Science & Technology Current Affairs Aug- 2014

Ice

1. Indian neuroscientist Partha Mitra awarded research grant to map the human brain Partha Mitra, an Indian neuroscientist in the US has been awarded a prestigious grant under President Barack Obama’s initiative to map the human brain on 19 August 2014. Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) is an Initiative by the US government

Science & Technology Current Affairs July- 2014

Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2

1. NASA Launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Satellite The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, or OCO-2, is an Earth satellite mission designed to study the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide globally and provide scientists with a better idea of how carbon is contributing to climate change. The mission launched July 2, 2014, from Vandenberg Air Force

Science & Technology Current Affairs June- 2014

PSLV C23

1. PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota Indian Space Research Organisation declared the launch of PSLV C23, carrying five foreign satellites, a success. PSLV-C23 injected SPOT-7, a French earth observing satellite, and four other foreign satellites, including two from Canada and one each from Germany and Singapore, into the desired orbits. This

Science & Technology Current Affairs May- 2014

E-Fan Technology Demonstrator (2)

1. World’s first electric aircraft completed its first flight The World’s first Electric plane named E-Fan on 9 May 2014 successfully completed its first flight. The first flight was carried in Bordeaux, France. 2. Inmarsat plans Wi-Fi connectivity in Aeroplanes over Europe UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat has announced a nine-figure investment to boost broadband

Science & Technology Current Affairs April-2014

Heartbleed

1. Heartbleed: A new internet security threat Heartbleed bug poses the biggest threat to your bank security yet by allowing hackers to snatch credit card details online. it was discovered that a bug had crept into OpenSSL that could allow intruders to read encrypted data contained in memory, such as passwords or credit cards. The

Science & Technology Current Affairs March-2014

Virus

1. 30,000 year-old giant virus found in Siberia A new type of giant virus called “Pithovirus” has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia. Buried underground, this giant virus, which is harmless to humans and animals, has survived being frozen for more than 30,000 years. Although its size and amphora shape are

Science & Technology Current Affairs Feb-2014

Paper Test

Science & Technology Current Affairs Feb-2014 1. Low-cost paper test to diagnose cancer MIT engineer Sangeeta Bhatia and co- workers have developed a simple, cheap, paper test that could improve diagnosis rates and help people get treated earlier. The diagnostic, which works much like a pregnancy test, could reveal within minutes, based on a urine