Category: Science and Technology

NASA spacecraft successfully touches Bennu asteroid

  • In a first, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) spacecraft successfully touched an asteroid’s surface to collect dust and pebbles on October 20, 2020.

ICMR approves “COVIRAP” test developed by IIT Kharagpur

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research recently approved the covid-19 test called COVIRAP.It is a Diagnostic machine that was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. This kit gives close test results as produced by RT-PCR.

New organ in throat discovered

New organ in throat discovered
  • Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a new organ in the human throat during a research on prostate cancer.

ISRO all ready to open its facilities for private sector

ISRO Jitendra Singh
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office informed on October 11, 2020, that ISRO- Indian Space Research Organisation is all geared up to open its facilities for the private sector.

PARAM Siddhi-AI, India’s fastest AI SuperComputer to be commissioned soon

  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) commissioned the largest HPC-AI supercomputer. HPC-AI is High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
  • PARAM-Siddhi has put India among top countries in global AI supercomputing research and innovation. It will help in catalyzing partnerships with MSMEs, Start-ups, Academia and Industries.

New Disinfectant Sprays developed by IPFT

New Disinfectant Sprays
  • Two new technologies namely “Disinfectant spray for surface application” and “Disinfectant spray for Vegetables & fruits” have been developed by the Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) to remove pesticide residues left over on the surface.