Category Archives: Current Affairs

Science & Technology Current Affairs March-April 2015


1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach.   NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life in Laboratory NASA scientists studying

Science & Technology Current Affairs Jan-Feb 2015

Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK In a procedure described as a milestone in neonatal care, a six-day-old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart stopped beating. Teixobactin discovery: Scientists create first new antibiotic in 30 years A new antibiotic

Science & Technology Current Affairs Dec- 2014

DNA ( Credit: John Sedivy/Brown University)

1. New Method to Convert CO2 to a Valuable Organic Compound LSU researchers are contributing to ongoing work aimed at reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released in the environment. The research team, led by Andrew Maverick, Philip & Foymae West Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and acting associate dean in the LSU College of Science,

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


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

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


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


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