SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Monthly Current Affairs March 2016 “SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY” key points to Remember.
NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts for 5-6 missions to Mars.
Delhi gov launched the first HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine in the state to prevent cervical cancers
American Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to earth after spending almost a year at International Space Station – 340 days
Union Tribal Affairs Minister JualOram launched revamped website – http://www.ncst.gov.inof National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
Indian Scientists developed a herbal drug for Dengue
Iran test fired several ballistic missiles in silos across the country as part of a military exercise.
Five health care ATMs have come up in four states – handled by a multipurpose public health worker (MPHW)
=>Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh under a health Ministry
China plans to land a probe on Mars in 2021 that coincide with the 100th anniversary of founding of the ruling communist Party of china
Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) launched its Sixth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1F by the PSLV C-32 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota
NASA’s new exploration InSight mission that will begin on May 5, 2018, with a landing scheduled for November 26
Ministry of Culture has initiated Project “Mausam” which is to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
=> To explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’ – collating archaeological and historical research
Plastic Decaying Bacteria discovered that can decompose Plastics, by the Japan researchers – Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6
Railways launched mobile app called Clean My Coach for all long-distance trains – SMS to 58888 by typing CLEAN < Space >< 10-digit PNR number>
Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system – Android N
Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Kurian Joseph asked the Telecos to not to exceed the call drops limit over 2%
Defence ministry will be introducing an interactive web portal Kendriya Sainik Board; itwill be under the Department of Ex-Serviceman Welfare
BSNL to offer free Wifi services at the Srinagar International Airport – for first 15minutes.
Europe and Russia launched an unmanned spacecraft named ExoMars 2016 to explore that if life once existed on the Red Planet
Haryana govt.’s building became the only building in India to have an Earthquake Warning System installed onsite
Wikimedia Sweden partnered with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden to develop the crowd-sourced speech engine in order to make more accessible to the visually impaired users
UNICEF launched the first test for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-drones with Malawi government – decreasing waiting period for HIV testing of infants
Webportal Launched for allocation and monitoring of Coal resourcesby State Distribution agencies.
Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed Drishti, an instrument that will provide real time visibility information to pilots.
=> Drishti was introduced first at the Indira Gandhi International Airport
Depot Online System of state run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been launched by the Union Government to carry transparency and minimize storage losses of food grains.
Health Ministry banned the repeat animal testing of new drugs which have been already tested in abroad.
Income Tax department got a new technology platform Income Tax Business ApplicationPermanent Account Number (ITBA-PAN) to check the duplication of PAN cards.
Gurgaon-based Baxi mobile app allowed its users to book rides on the app without using Internet.
ISRO established the Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
South Korea tops the world in high Internet speed – report by Akamei technologies
=> Sweden followed by Norway and India at 114th position.
Malaysia Prime Minister NajibRazak announced that Malaysia will set up its first countermessaging centre to fight IS in cyberworld
Country’s first cyber security public organisation launched by China – Org will focus on promoting self-discipline
China discovered New Lightweight, low cost batteries Aluminium-Graphite Dual-Ion Battery (AGDIB) to replace the Lithium ion batteries.
PM Narendra Modi launched KisanSuvidha mobile app to prove information such as weather, market prices, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and agriculture machinery.
Researchers have developed a new Gravity Map of Mars with three NASA spacecraft
ISRO set to launch 22 satellites in Single mission and create new history
India Govto adopt 112 as the national emergency number in place ofall numbers such as at present, a person dials 100, 101, 102 and 108.
India rankedthird in terms of Trojan infections – Symantec Report.
China launched its navigation satellite BeiDou(22nd) from Xichang Satellite launching centre.
Uber launched bike sharing service called uberMOTO in Guragon – charges Rs 3 per kilometre.
India’s media and entertainment industry will reach a net worth of 2.20 lakh crores by the year 2020 – FICCI-KPMG report.
Narendra Modi launched Asia’s Biggest telescope Aries(Aryabhatta Research Institute for Observational Sciences) in Nainital.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has launched two major Digital initiatives
=>GIS-enabled HMIS(Health Management Information System) application
=> The self-printing of e-CGHS card
Telangana Road Transport Authority’s Mobile App M-Wallet launched by IT minister KT Rama Rao and transport minister P.Mahender Reddy