NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2024

  • WORLD CYBERCRIME INDEX

    World Cybercrime Index was released by University of Oxford and UNSW Canberra

  • IISC NOVEL HYDROGEL

    IISc researchers design novel hydrogel to remove microplastics from water

  • GLOBAL HEPATITIS REPORT 2024

    Global Hepatitis Report 2024 released by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • PETER HIGGS

    Physicist Peter Higgs passes away

  • INDIA ACHIEVES KALA-AZAR ELIMINATION TARGET

    India has successfully eliminated visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) according to data from the National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control (NCVBDC). The initial target set for elimination by 2010 was extended to 2023 due to persistent challenges

  • CDP-SURAKSHA

    The Government of India has come up with a new platform – CDP-SURAKSHA – to disburse subsidies to horticulture farmers under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP).

  • BBMP’S NEWBORN SCREENING INITIATIVE

    The BBMP’s referral hospitals in Bengaluru are now providing newborn screening for the detection of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) for the first time

  • TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

    On April 8, a total solar eclipse crossed North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada

  • EXPERIMENTAL LICENCE MODULE FOR 100 5G LABS

    Union government launched one of the “Experimental Licence module for 100 5G Labs” during a 5G workshop at IIT Madras.

  • S.A.R.A.H.

    World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of S.A.R.A.H., a digital health promoter prototype.

  • AGNI PRIME

    India test-fires Agni-Prime ballistic missile

  • MYCGHS APP

    The Union Health Ministry has recently launched the myCGHS iOS app

  • WHITE RABBIT

    CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, recently launched White Rabbit Collaboration

  • SKOCH ESG AWARD 2024

    REC Limited, a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, receives the SKOCH ESG Award 2024 in Renewable Energy Financing.

  • MEGHAYAN 2024

    METOC (Meteorological and Oceanographic) seminar ‘Meghayan-24’ was conducted on occasion of World Meteorological Day

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2024

  • KRISHI INTEGRATED COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE (ICCC)

    Agriculture Minister inaugurated the ICCC as a tech-driven solution to advance agricultural practices through informed decision-making

  • SIGNALS TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION AND ADAPTATION GROUP (STEAG)

    The Indian Army has initiated a significant development in its technological capabilities by establishing the Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG)

  • MUMPS

    A resurgence of mumps in Kerala has raised public health concerns due to its spread to other states, complications like meningoencephalitis, and lack of vaccination in the national schedule. Controlling the outbreak involves public awareness, enhancing immunization coverage, and strict isolation protocols, while advocating for MMR vaccine inclusion and aligning strategies with WHO guidelines for effective control.

  • STATIO SHIV SHAKTI

    The landing site of India’s Chandrayaan 3’s moon lander, named Shiv Shakti, received international recognition from the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature

  • BHASHANET PORTAL

    National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is set to unveil the BhashaNet portal at the upcoming Universal Acceptance (UA) Day.

  • SMALL-SCALE LNG (SSLNG)

    First SSLNG plant of India commissioned at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh

  • NATIONAL DEEP TECH POLICY

    A national deep tech policy is nearing finalization in India, aimed at providing a comprehensive framework for high-end technology startups

  • DIGITAL CRIMINAL CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CCMS)

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah virtually inaugurated the digital Criminal Case Management System (CCMS) of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and e-inaugurated NIA’s new branch offices in Jammu and Kochi, along with a residential complex in Raipur.

  • NATIONAL MISSION FOR EDIBLE OILS – OIL PALM (NMEO-OP)

    Prime Minister recently inaugurated the first Oil Palm Processing Mill under Mission Palm Oil in Arunachal Pradesh

  • E- VEHICLE POLICY

    The Union Government has approved an E-Vehicle policy to promote India as a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles (EVs), with the aim of attracting investments from global EV manufacturers

  • DR. PUNEETH RAJKUMAR HEART HEALTH SCHEME (HRUDAYA JYOTI)

    Hrudaya Jyoti scheme for cardiac healthcare launched in State

  • MISSION DIVYASTRA

    India successfully tested an Agni missile equipped with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology, capable of carrying multiple warheads to hit various targets simultaneously. Named Mission Divyastra, the test aimed at strengthening India’s nuclear deterrence against China. The Agni-5 missile, developed by DRDO over a decade, has a range of 5,500 to 5,800 kilometers, making it an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). India’s move towards the nuclear triad, along with the MIRV technology, enhances its strategic capabilities Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology ensures that a single missile can deploy multiple war heads at different locations

  • INSAT-3DS

    ISRO’s meteorological satellite, INSAT-3DS, has commenced earth imaging operations

  • BRAIN HEALTH CLINICS

    Karnataka state health department launched 33 brain health clinics across the state to improve care for people with neurological disorders under the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (KaBHI), supported by Nimhans

  • FIFTH GENERATION FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

    Cabinet Committee on Security cleared the design and manufacture of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

  • NET GAIN IN NUCLEAR FUSION – LLNL LAB

    California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has observed “net energy gain” in fusion experiments

  • INDIA AI MISSION

    NEWS – Union Cabinet approves India AI Mission HIGHLIGHT Computing capacity, or compute, is among the most important elements of building a large AI system apart from algorithmic innovation and datasets Under the India AI Mission, the government will look to establish a computing capacity of more than 10,000 GPUs Benefit – develop foundational models […]

  • UNDERWATER METRO LINE

    The metro covers a 520 m river stretch in just 45 seconds

  • ‘NITI FOR STATES’ PLATFORM

    ‘NITI For States’ Platform launched

  • CBTC-ENABLED DRIVERLESS METRO TRAIN

    The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) received the first set of six train coaches, which are part of the Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) system

  • INS JATAYU

    Naval Detachment Minicoy will be commissioned as INS Jatayu, an upgraded naval base

  • ADITI SCHEME

    ADITI scheme launched

  • OCEAN COLOUR MONITOR (OCM-3) AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH (AOD) PRODUCT

    ISRO has developed and validated an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM-3) Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) product

  • JUICE JACKING

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a cautionary message to mobile phone users advising them against charging their devices using public ports. The warning comes amidst growing concerns over the security risks posed by a cyberattack known as “juice jacking.”

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2024

  • HYDROGEN FUEL CELL FERRY

    India’s indigenous hydrogen fuel cell ferry inaugrated

  • ASTRONAUTS FOR GAGANYAAN

    Group Captain Prasanth Balakrishnan Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap, and Wing Commander Shubhanshu Shukla are India’s astronauts-designate for Gaganyaan, India’s first crewed space mission

  • ‘10,000 GENOME’ PROJECT

    Department of Biotechnology announced the completion of the Genome India Project — the largest initiative to conduct sequencing of 10,000 genomes of the Indian population

  • BIRD FLU

    Deadly bird flu hits Antarctica for first time, threatening penguins

  • HOMOSEP ATOM

    India’s first septic tank/manhole cleaning robot, Homosep Atom launched

  • INVESTOR INFORMATION AND ANALYTICS PLATFORM

    Investor Information and Analytics Platform inaugurated

  • HANOOMAN

    In collaboration with the BharatGPT ecosystem led by IIT Bombay, Seetha Mahalaxmi Healthcare (SML) has introduced ‘Hanooman,’ a suite of Indic large language models trained across 22 Indian languages.

  • INDIA’S LONGEST CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE

    Prime Minister inaugurated Sudarshan Setu/Signature Bridge, India’s longest cable-stayed bridge, in the Gulf of Kutch

  • ANTI-HYDROGEN EXPERIMENT: GRAVITY, INTERFEROMETRY, SPECTROSCOPY (AEGIS)

    In a first, an international team of physicists from the Anti-hydrogen Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy (AEgIS) collaboration has achieved a breakthrough by demonstrating the laser cooling of Positronium.

  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING PORTALS

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched four new portals

  • ODYSSEUS

    US made spacecraft landed on the Moon, which also marks the arrival of private space companies on the lunar surface

  • INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE

    Malta becomes 119th member of International Solar Alliance

  • NOTIFIABLE DISEASE IN KARNATAKA

    Karnataka government recently classified snakebite cases and deaths caused due to snake bites to be a ‘notifiable disease’ in a bid to keep an exact track of the number of such cases in the state

  • INSAT-3DS

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new-generation meteorological satellite, INSAT-3DS

  • EV CHARGING STATIONS IN KARNATAKA

    According to report by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Karnataka has most EV charging stations in India

  • HEALTHY INDIAN PROJECT (THIP)

    Healthy Indian Project (THIP), a health information platform in India, is included as a member of the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Safety Net (VSN)

  • ALASKAPOX

    First death due Alaskapox recorded in Alaska

  • SWATI PORTAL

    Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India launched “Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)” Portal.

  • SOLAR-POWERED HIGH-ALTITUDE PSEUDO SATELLITE VEHICLE

    National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in Bengaluru completed the first test of a solar-powered high-altitude pseudo satellite vehicle

  • FAIR PRICE SHOPS ON OPEN NETWORK DIGITAL COMMERCE (ONDC)

    Centre has onboarded 11 fair price shops on the state-run e-commerce portal Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC)

  • JIGARTHANDA

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has successfully established and tested India’s first Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel Test Facility

  • INS SANDHAYAK

    Indian Navy commissioned its latest survey vessel, Sandhayak, at Naval Dockyard in Vizag

  • ITERATIVE EVOLUTION

    Flightless Aldabra rail went extinct over 130,000 years ago, but the species then reappeared via iterative evolution

  • BHARAT 5G PORTAL

    Bharat 5G Portal launched

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2024

  • WESTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS

    International Health Regulations National Focal Point (IHR NFP) in Argentina alerted the World Health Organization of a human case of Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEEV) infection

  • ARMADO

    The new Mahindra Armado recently made its first appearance at the Republic Day Parade

  • 9TH INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL (IISF)

    9th India International Science Festival (IISF) held in Haryana

  • ELECTION SEIZURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Election Commission of India (ECI) has conducted a training programme in virtual mode on the recently introduced Election Seizure Management System (ESMS) for the officers concerned from Andhra Pradesh

  • AIRBUS A350-900

    Air India launched its maiden scheduled commercial flight of the Airbus A350-900 from Bengaluru to Mumbai

  • HAVISURE VACCINE

    Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL) a wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launched India’s first indigenously developed Hepatitis A vaccine ‘Havisure’ in Hyderabad

  • GAMBUSIA FISH

    The recent use of Mosquitofish has led these fishes becoming invasive in India

  • PRADHAN MANTRI SURYODAYA YOJANA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana’, a government scheme under which one crore households will get rooftop solar power systems

  • SIGHT

    MNRE launches SIGHT scheme to incentivise production of green hydrogen

  • TAMILNADU TB WALK-IN CENTRE

    Tamilnadu to adopt an idea — “Walk-in Centre – One Stop TB Solution”

  • ‘ONE VEHICLE, ONE FASTAG’ INITIATIVE

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched the ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ initiative

  • ASTRA MISSILE

    Astra Missiles for supply to the Indian Air Force (IAF) flagged off

  • AKASH NG

    DRDO conducts successful flight-test of New Generation AKASH missile off Odisha coast

  • DARK SKY RESERVE

    Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has been designated as Dark Sky Park fifth in Asia, protecting the night sky and preventing light pollution

  • UGRAM

    Defence Research and Development Organisation recently launched an indigenous assault rifle named ‘Ugram’

  • DRISHTI 10 ‘STARLINER’

    First indigenously manufactured Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for the Navy flagged off

  • WHO ICD11 CLASSIFICATION

    The data and terminology relating to diseases based on Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani systems will now be included in the WHOs ICD11 classification

  • IAF C-130

    In a first, a C-130 Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force made a night landing at the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Kargil close to the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan along with a team of Garud special forces

  • REJUPAVE TECHNOLOGY

    Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has utilised road construction technology i.e. Rejupave technology to build high-altitude bituminous road sections at the Sela tunnel and LGG-Damteng-Yangste (LDY) road near the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh

  • FUNCTIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR

    Researchers recently created the world’s first functional semiconductor made from graphene

  • PRITHVI VIGYAN (PRITHVI) SCHEME

    PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI) scheme cleared by Union government

  • CLIMATE-SCIENCE PACKAGE

    Union Cabinet cleared a nearly Rs 5,000-crore climate-science package

  • SQUARE KILOMETER ARRAY

    Government of India has accorded its approval for India’s participation in the international mega science project, Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

  • KOCHI-LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS SUBMARINE OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTION (KLI-SOFC)

    Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI-SOFC) launched

  • SIMPLIFIED CERTIFICATION SCHEME

    Union expands Simplified Certification Scheme to include 37 more products

  • XPOSAT

    ISRO launches XPoSat

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2023

  • ZERO-CLICK EXPLOIT

    The Washington Post and Amnesty International report claims that Pegasus spyware targeted journalists in India

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2023

  • HAL Prachand

    The Indian Army successfully carried out the inaugural firing of light combat helicopter (LCH) Prachand.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2023

  • FSSAI on QR Codes

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended inclusion of QR Codes on food products for accessibility by visually impaired individuals.

  • MODERATO application

    Moderato technology to be inaugurated in Bangalore

  • Project Udbhav

    Defence Minister  launched the  ‘Project Udbhav’

  • Cheetah and Chetak helicopters

    The Army will start phasing out Cheetah and Chetak helicopters from 2027 on completion of their total technical life and to induct the indigenous light utility helicopters (LUHs) to replace them

  • Little Ice Age

    A research was carried out in the Western Ghats region to analyze the fluctuations in rainfall patterns that occurred during the Little Ice Age

  • Star rating programme for solar PV modules

    India Launches Star Ratings Of Solar Panels

  • Regional Rapid Transit System

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh

  • Lymphatic filariasis

    Lao PDR becomes second country in 2023 after Bangladesh to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

  • City Gas Distribution Network

    The Karnataka Cabinet cleared the implementation of the State Policy for the Development of City Gas Distribution Network

  • AI-based lung cancer screening

    State Health Department will start Artificial Intelligence (AI) based lung cancer screening for patients in 19 district hospitals in Karnataka.

  • National Turmeric Board

    Government of India notifies constitution of National Turmeric Board in Telangana

  • LCA Tejas

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the first LCA Tejas twin seater to the Indian Air Force

  • 5-in-one vaccine

    In a first in the country, BBMP to administer 5-in-one vaccine to stray dogs

  • C-295

    India’s first C-295 aircraft, formally inducted into IAF

  • Nobel 2023

    The 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and American physician-scientist Drew Weissman.

  • PM-KUSUM

    Bescom and KREDL float tender for solarisation of agriculture feeders under PM Kusum Yojana

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2023

  • OSIRIS-REx(Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer)

    OSIRIS-REx that carried sample from asteroid Bennu, made a successful return to Earth after seven years  it was launched.

  • ‘Cybersphere Centre for Excellence’

    Bengaluru to soon have Cybersphere Center for Excellence to contain cybercrime

  • Disease X

    Global health specialists have issued a warning, suggesting Disease X could become next Pandemic

  • Vanadium

    Rare metal vanadium was found at off coast​​ of Gujarat

  • Kisan Rin Portal

    Indian government launched the Kisan Rin Portal with the weather portal WIND

  • Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar

    Centre floats new science awards to recognise scientists on the lines of civilian awards

  • Standard Clubs

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) establishes Standard Clubs for students across nation

  • Skill India Digital (SID) Platform

    Government launched Skill India Digital platform for transforming India’s skill, education, entrepreneurship landscape

  • Samudrayaan Mission 2023

    India is now preparing for a ground-breaking journey to explore 6-kilometre deep ocean waters with its ‘Samudrayaan’ mission.

  • Tele-MANAS

    Government helpline Tele MANAS records highest number of calls seeking assistance with sleep disturbance

  • Nipah virus

    A fresh case of Nipah virus was confirmed in Kozhikode, where two people were killed by the brain-damaging virus recently

  • Project Madhunetri

    Project Madhunetri’ was inaugurated in Bengaluru

  • Gujarat Declaration

    Global Summit 2023 released ‘Gujarat Declaration’ underlining outcome of the first WHO Traditional Medicine

  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

    The presence of a leucistic sambar has been documented in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Aditya L-1 mission

    ISRO successfully launched ADITYA L1

  • Stem cell therapy

    The Delhi High Court permitted two children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to undergo stem cell therapy for treatment of their condition

  • Dementia

    The Karnataka State Health Department, in association with NIMHANS and Dementia India Alliance (DIA), is set to launch a ‘Karnataka State Dementia Action Plan’.

  • Pavagada solar park

    Pavagada solar park to be expanded with additional 3k MW project

  • Agricultural Centres

    ICAR-IIHR innovations uplifted the farming community

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2023

  • Chandra’s Surface Thermo physical Experiment (ChaSTE)

    ISRO releases graph of temperature variation of topsoil in lunar South Pole by ChaSTE

  • Tidal Disruption Event (TDE)

    TDE is a phenomenon in astronomy that occurs when a star passes too close to a supermassive black hole or a massive stellar-mass black hole. The intense gravitational forces from the black hole cause tidal forces that can tear the star apart. This process is also known as “tidal disruption.”

  • TransLunar Injection

    Chandrayaan-3 has entered the moon’s sphere of influence with the performance of  the Trans Lunar Injection (TLI)

  • Jaldost Mk-2

    Trials for Jaldost Mk-2 completed

  • ‘Semicon India 2023’

    Semicon 2023 held

  • Akira Ransomware

    The Computer Emergency Response Team of India issued an alert for “Akira.”

  • PSLV-C56

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s DS-SAR and six other satellites.

  • Prototype electric bus

    Karnataka transport minister launched first electric bus prototype in Bengaluru

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2023

  • Fast radio bursts

    An international team of astronomers has published results of exhaustive study on repeating Fast radio bursts(FRB) from a distant galaxy

  • Solar Cities

    It was informed in Rajya Sabha about Bidar and Hospet being identified for development as solar cities in Karnataka

  • National Conclave on Standards & Regulations for Technical Textiles

    Ministry of Textiles, under its flagship scheme National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), organized the 6th National Conclave on Standards & Regulations in association with FICCI and BIS, emphasizing on importance of Standards, Quality regulations & Rationalization of HSN codes for Technical Textiles in India

  • Controlled human infection studies

    India has taken its first step to introduce controlled human infection studies (CHIS) that is used in many countries for vaccine and treatment development.

  • Hygroelectricity

    Hygroelectricity as new tech for producing electricity developed

  • Lightning

    States such as Bihar and West Bengal have been demanding that lightning deaths be covered as a natural disaster.

  • SOLAR MAXIMUM

    Sun to reach solar maximum by 2025, likely to cause complete global internet outrage

  • SAGAR SAMPARK

    ‘SAGAR SAMPARK’ Differential Global Navigation Satellite System to Strengthen Maritime sector

  • National Research Foundation

    The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill in Parliament, placing once again the debate on science and technology funding in the spotlight.

  • Measles and Rubella

    Measles and rubella cases reported in Karnataka increased by nearly seven times between 2021-22 and 2022-23, data prepared by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • Rafale-Marine fighters

    Indian Navy to get 26 Rafale-M fighters and three attack submarines from France

  • Gravity Hole

    Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science may have uncovered the cause of the mysterious “gravity hole” in the Indian Ocean.

  • Hydrogen fuel-cell buses

    Delhi to host test run of hydrogen fuel-cell buses later this year.

  • Dark patterns

    The Department of Consumer Affairs and the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) recently held a joint consultation with stakeholders on the menace of ‘dark patterns’ with ASCI has come up with guidelines for the same .

  • Trin Trin

    Trin Trin is all set to be taken a notch higher with the Karnataka Government embarking on a project to revamp it with technological interventions.

  • Smart bandage

    A study was published in Science Advances that offered to help accelerate healing in such cases –using a wearable, wireless, mechanically flexible device called “smart bandage”.

  • Bharath 6G Alliance

    Indian government has launched the Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA)

  • Leptospirosis

    There is a need for understanding disease called leptospirosis that surges during the monsoon

  • National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission

    National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission launched

  • Artemis Accords

    India signs Artemis Accords

  • Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)

    India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) was
    one of the world’s six large telescopes that played a key role in finding the first direct evidence for the relentless vibrations of the fabric of the universe, caused by ultra-low frequency gravitational waves

  • Mudhol hound

    Mudhol hound, the majestic hunting dog breed from Karnataka, has entered the elite league of native breeds recognised by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), that documents all the animal and bird breeds in the country.

  • Central Equipment Identity Register

    The Central Government has introduced a new Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) service to report phone thefts.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2023

  • Euclid Telescope

    European Space Agency (ESA) plans to survey billions of galaxies using the Euclid Space Telescope, which to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida

  • Joha Rice

    Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology explored the nutraceutical properties of aromatic Joha rice

  • Chiral Bose-liquid state

    Researchers Discover New State Of Matter called Chiral-Bose Liquid State

  • Fibonacci spirals

    According to study, Fibonacci spirals are so common in plants helps in dating back the plant evolution.

  • Chandrayaan-2

    India’s third moon exploration mission, slated for a mid-July launch, will share the names associated with the 2019 Chandrayaan-2 lunar adventure.

  • GE Aerospace’s F414 engines

    GE Aerospace, HAL sign MoU to coproduce LCA-Mk-II -Tejas “F414 engines” jet engines in India

  • Laboratory-grown diamond

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted, 7.5-carat eco-friendly laboratory-grown diamond to the U.S. First Lady Jill Biden.

  • GEMCOVAC-OM

    Drug Control General of India granted Emergency Use Authorization for GEMCOVAC-OM

  • INS Kirpan (P44)

    India gifted the indigenously-built in-service missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam to enhance its naval capabilities.

  • Armado

    Mahindra Defence begins deliveries of ‘Armado’ for Indian armed forces .

  • TAPAS UAV

    TAPAS UAV achieves major milestone off Karwar coast

  • Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

    Generic drugs for diabetes, gastric issues, cardiovascular ailments see high demand in Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra

  • SMOPS-2023

    The two day International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations (SMOPS-2023) concluded in Bengaluru.

  • Transgenic crops

    Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana, have deferred a proposal, approved by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), to test a new kind of transgenic cotton.

  • Poshan Tracker app

    Poshan app helps migrant workers access Anganwadi services during relocation.

  • INS Trishul

    INS Trishul left from Durban after three days of community activities in South Africa.

  • Varunastra

    In a significant development for the Indian Navy the indigenously developed Varunastra a ship-launched anti-submarine heavy weight torpedo (HWT) was successfully test fired

  • Agni Prime

    India successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable Agni-Prime ballistic missiles from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odissa.

  • MAHIR

    Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR) launched to leverage Emerging Technologies in Power Sector.

  • AI FOR COTTON CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

    A new initiative plans to combine data from satellite images and artificial intelligence (AI) to keep track of cotton certification in India.

  • Kavach system

    The death of passengers in the ghastly train accident at Bahanaga Bazaar railway station in the Balasore district of Odisha has brought into sharp focus the safety mechanisms needed to prevent such tragedies.

  • Centralised Laboratory Network (CLN)

    India has joined the Centralised Laboratory Network (CLN), which has 15 partner facilities in 13 countries that works to test vaccines which can be used during pandemics and epidemic disease outbreak

  • Agni-1

    A successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha

  • New exoplanet

    A new Jupiter-size exoplanet with the highest density known till this date and mass 13 times than that of Jupiter, has been discovered by an international team of scientists at the Exoplanet Research Group of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.

  • The Gaganyaan Recovery Training Plan

    In an important step towards realising India’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission to put an Indian in space, the Indian Navy and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the Gaganyaan Recovery Training Plan at the Water Survival Training Facility (WSTF) at INS Garuda, Kochi.

  • Thermal desalination system

    As a possible solution to increase the availability of clean, potable water, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers have developed a novel thermal desalination system which can work using solar energy.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2023

  • NVS-01

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully placed NVS-01, a second-generation navigation satellite, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR in Sriharikota.

  • Supercomputers

    India is set to dramatically scale up its supercomputing prowess and install an 18-petaflop system over the course of this year.

  • AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’

    The AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, installed at C-DAC, Pune has been ranked 75th in the world. It was declared so in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. It puts India on top of AI Supercomputing nations worldwide. The system is installed under National Program on AI by Government of India

  • New metric- the root mean square (rms) granulation contrast

    Scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have proposed a new metric, which can help quantify image quality of the Sun taken from ground-based telescopes.

  • ‘Riverine based tourism Circuit’

    An  MoU for ‘Riverine based tourism Circuit’ being developed over river Brahmaputra will be signed between Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL), Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ATDC) and Directorate of Inland Water Transport (DIWT) Assam in Guwahati

  • Sanchar Saathi Portal

    The  Sanchar Saathi portal was launched by the Department of Telecom to help People to block ,track their lost or stolen mobile phones and check the genuineness of a used device before buying them across India.

  • ‘Low-Cost Finance for New and Emerging Energy Technologies’

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will be conducting an event ‘Low-Cost Finance for New and Emerging Energy on the side-lines of the 3rd Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting.

  • SAKSHAM

    The Union Health Secretary launched the SAKSHAM (Stimulating Advanced Knowledge for Sustainable Health Management), a Learning Management Information System (LMIS) of MoHFW.

  • Space science and Technology Awareness Training (START)

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced a new introductory-level online training programme called space science and technology awareness training (START).

  • ‘M.V. MSS Galena’

    Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Shantanu Thakur flagged off the vessel ‘M.V. MSS Galena’ from V.O. Chidambaranar Port, as the Direct Shipping Service between Tuticorin to Maldives.

  • Project sanjay

    The Indian Army is working on “digitalization and automation” of its information and data sharing, not only to keep them secure but also make them work fast too.

  • Trash to Treasure Hackathon

    Driven by the message of Mission LiFE and circular economy goals, the Central Pollution Control Board is organizing an online ‘Waste to Wealth Ideation Hackathon’ for undergraduate and above students on 14th May, 2023

  • HAL signs MoU with IICA

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer better training in leadership and governance to officers.

  • Neurotoxins

    11 people died due to a gas leak in the Giaspura area of Ludhiana, Punjab, while four people fell ill and were hospitalised. Any definitive reasons for the leak are not known so far. A  magisterial inquiry into the incident has been initiated. According  to the air quality sensors used by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, high levels of Hydrogen Sulphide gas, a kind of neurotoxin, have been detected and it is being ascertained how this gas might have led to the incident.

  • Text -to-speech (TTS) synthesis system

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are planning to release a text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis system aimed at making India’s digital ambitions more inclusive by the end of 2023.

  • New low-cost star sensor

    A new low-cost star sensor developed by astronomers from off-the-shelf components was recently launched by ISRO on board PSLV C-55.

  • Geomagnetic pearl oscillations

    Researchers have traced a very significant increase in special continuous oscillations with pearl-type structures called Geomagnetic Pc1 pearl oscillations on the surface of the Earth in the recovery phase of geomagnetic storms.

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  • The nuclear liability law

    The issues regarding India’s nuclear liability law continue to hold up the more than a decade-old plan to build six nuclear power reactors in Maharashtra’s Jaitapur, the world’s biggest nuclear power generation site under consideration at present.

  • Genome India Project

    The  exercise to sequence 10,000 Indian human genomes and create a database under the Centre-backed Genome India Project is about two-thirds complete. About 7,000 Indian genomes have already been sequenced of which 3,000 are available for public access to researchers.

  • The EU’s new crypto-legislation

    The European Parliament, the legislative body of the 27-country block European Union, has approved the world’s first set of comprehensive rules to bring largely unregulated crypto currency markets under the ambit of regulation by government authorities. The regulation, called the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA), will come into force after formal approval by member states.

  • LockBit ransomware

     In  a first, reports emerged that LockBit ransom ware was found to be targeting Mac devices. Cybercriminals have developed new ransom ware encryptors designed to target macOS devices, making this the first major ransomware operation to specifically target Apple computers. The new encryptors target both older Macs and newer ones running on Apple Silicon.

  • Kochi Water Metro

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kochi Water Metro — a first of its kind public boat service in India integrated with a metro rail network.

  • National Quantum Mission

    National Quantum Mission received cabinet approval at a total cost of Rs. 6003.65 crores, to scale up scientific and industrial R&D, for accelerating Quantum Technology-led economic growth and leverage India into a leading nation in the area

  • PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-2 (POEM-2)

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the first time used the fourth stage of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle as an orbital platform with deployed solar panels to carry out experiments using seven Indian payloads embedded in it.

  • cVIGIL app

    The cVigil app has recorded 3,147 complaints in Karnataka on model code of conduct violations, of which 2,643 complaints have been found to be genuine.

  • Virginia Norwood

    Virginia Norwood, an aerospace pioneer who invented the scanner that has been used to map and study the earth from space for more than 50 years, has passed away.

  • Zojila tunnel

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inspected the under-construction Zojila tunnel, which will establish all-weather connectivity between the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • NISAR

    A forthcoming satellite, NISAR, jointly developed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the U.S. will map the most earthquake-prone regions in the Himalayas with unprecedented regularity.

  • Large Hadron Collider

    ‘Ghostly’ neutrinos spotted inside the world’s largest particle accelerator for the first time.

  • Exercise Cope India 23

    Exercise Cope India 23, a bilateral Air Exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) is being held at Air Force Stations(Base) Arjan Singh (Panagarh), Kalaikunda and Agra.

  • State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22

    Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana, front-runners in State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22.

  • Cyber insurance

    As there is an increased cyberattacks targeted small businesses and start-ups , it resulted in a need of establishing  cyber insurance from cyberattacks.

  • Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO)

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Florida, carrying a new NASA device that can track air pollution over North America.

  • Indian Space Policy 2023

    The government  approved the Indian Space Policy 2023 that seeks to institutionalise the private sector participation in the space sector, with ISRO focusing on research and development of advanced space technologies.

  • Rare earth elements

    Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute has found large deposits of 15 rare earth elements (REE) in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.

  • Reusable Launch Vehicle Mission

    Indian Space Research Organisation and its partners successfully demonstrated a precise landing experiment for a Reusable Launch Vehicle at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, Karnataka.

  • Plant fungus

    The first case of a plant fungus called Chondrostereum purpureum infecting human beings has been reported from Kolkata.

  • Marburg virus

    Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania reported outbreaks of Marburg virus disease (MVD), the first-ever outbreak of the disease in these countries.

  • Piezoelectric effect

    For the first time, scientists have reported evidence of the piezoelectric effect in liquids. The effect has been known for 143 years and in this time has been observed only in solids.

  • EOS-06 satellite

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released images of Earth captured by the EOS-06 satellite.

  • Drugs for rare diseases

    All drugs and food for special medical purposes imported for personal use for treatment of all rare diseases listed under the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021 are now fully exempted from basic customs duty, the Union government declared through a general exemption notification.

  • Defence Contract

    To boost ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence, Ministry of Defence signed three contracts  two with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Ghaziabad and one with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) – at a total cost nearly Rs 5,400 crore, to bolster the defence capabilities of the country.

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  • Biotransformation technology

    A U.K.-based start-up, based at Imperial College in London, claims to have developed a technology that could alter the state of plastics and make them biodegradable

  • National Rabies Control Programme

    The Central Government has launched the National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP) for prevention and control of Rabies.

  • OneWeb India-2

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India’s largest Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3) rocket/OneWeb India-2 Mission with 36 satellites onboard from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

  • World Tuberculosis Day

    On World TB Day 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will addressed the One World TB Summit ,presenting the number of initiatives.

  • TB in Karnataka

    Tuberculosis prevalence to notification ratio in Karnataka is far higher than national average.

  • Green Tug Transition Programme(GTTP)

    India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) Inaugurated at Gurugram,Haryana.

  • Waste-to-energy plants

    The Kerala government recently announced the State’s first waste-to-energy project in Kozhikode called as Project Kozhikode.

  • Background radiation

    A recent study conducted by scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) found that certain areas in Kerala are experiencing nearly three times more background radiation than previously assumed.

  • YUVIKA

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organising a young scientist programme, Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to students of Class IX.

  • New varieties of grapes

    The University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, and ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes based in Pune, Maharashtra, have developed new varieties ‘Manjira Kishmish’, ‘Manjira Midika’ and ‘Manjira Shama’.

  • President’s Colour Award

    President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Colour to INS Dronacharya, Indian Navy’s gunnery school at Fort Kochi.

  • IN-SPACe

    The Department of Space’s Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) announced a seed fund scheme aimed at promoting space technology in the country.

  • Infrastructure Finance Company

    State-owned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has received Infrastructure Finance Company status from the Reserve Bank of India.

  • SIPRI Report

    According to SIPRI report India remains world’s largest importer of arms. 

  • Project Greensand

    Project Greensand is the “world first” Injection of  CO2 in Depleted Oil Field in Denmark  North Sea.

  • Rudraprayag

    According to ISRO, Rudraprayag and Tehri districts in Uttarakhand have the highest landslide density and landslide risk exposure in the country.

  • NISAR

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) satellite from the U.S. space agency.

  • Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM)

    The Indian Navy carried out a successful test-firing of a Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from frontline warship INS Visakhapatnam.

  • Railways- ISRO

    Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), has collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for live tracking to help Railways run trains efficiently.

  • Nano DAP

    Cooperative organisation IFFCO, introduced nano liquid urea, reported that the government has approved the launch of its nano DAP fertiliser in the market.

  • Bio-computers

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) recently outlined a plan for a potentially revolutionary new area of research called “organoid intelligence”, that  aims to create “bio-computers”.

  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE) in building an energy-efficient economy, launched the Star-rated appliances program and also hailed the completion of a decade of PAT Scheme.

  • Proton beam therapy

    Proton beam therapy is becoming popular among cancer treatment, but out of reach for many cancer patients.

  • CE-20

    ISRO has successfully conducted the flight acceptance hot test of the CE-20 cryogenic engine for Chandrayaan 3 .

  • Sickle cell anaemia

    A start-up incubated by the Society for Innovation and Development at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has developed SickleCert, India’s first indigenous diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

  • E-waste rules

    The Government has taken steps to formalise the e-waste recycling sector of the country, through introduction of E-Waste (Management) Rules 2022.

  • Renewable energy

    Karnataka is currently the State with the best equipped power systems to transition its electricity system from being fossil-powered to renewable energy sources, reported by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Ember

  • Solar radiation modification

    IISc gets grants to study impact of solar radiation modification as proposed intervention to climate change.

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  • Cyberattacks

    A ransomware gang, BlackCat, breached the parent company of Solar Industries Limited, one of the Ministry of Defence’s ammunition and explosives manufacturers, and extracted over 2 Terabyte of data.

  • Suraksha

    The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), in collaboration with the State government will launch “Surveillance system to track suicide and self-harm (Suraksha).

  • Aubrite meteorite

    Second aubrite meteorite found in India in 170 years at Gujarat

  • Vertiplane X3

    Vertiplane X3 testing results successful

  • ‘SPY’ BALLOON

    U.S. shot down a Chinese ‘spy’ balloon, days after the surveillance device was first spotted over American airspace captured global attention.

  • River Cities Alliance (RCA)

    DHARA which stands for Driving Holistic Action for Urban Rivers, the annual meeting of the members of the River Cities Alliance held in Pune

  • Global Biofuel Alliance

    Brazil, India, and the United States, as leading biofuel producers and consumers, will work together towards the development of a Global Biofuels Alliance along with other interested countries.

  • microLED technology

    Apple’s shift to microLED display technology is reportedly under process and considered as the next big transition in display technology.

  • Lymphatic Filariasis

    Karnataka has started mass drug administration for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, following the launch of a nationwide Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign aimed at ending disease transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)

  • Lithium deposits

    The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has established “inferred” lithium resources of 5.9 million tonnes in Salal-Haimana area of Reasi District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Small Satellite Launch Vehicle-D2

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will undertake the second development flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) from Sriharikota.

  • Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P)

    India’s G-20 presidency is an opportunity for New Delhi to negotiate a deal for itself while also shaping international cooperation on just energy transitions

  • CAR T-cell therapy

    A new development front on treatment of cancer, holding the attention of many researchers worldwide, is the CAR T-cell therapy.

  • Pavagada solar park

    The foreign representatives of G-20 Energy Transition Working Group visited the solar park near Tirumani in Pavagada Taluk.

  • Voice deep fake

    Several users of the social media platform , used “speech synthesis” and “voice cloning” service provider, ElevenLabs, to make voice deepfakes of celebrities resulted in racist, abusive, and violent audio comments.

  • INS Vikrant

    In a major milestone, the naval variant of the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) landed on the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s helicopter factory ,the country’s largest chopper manufacturing facility in Tumakuru district of Karnataka.

  • Indian Energy Week

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India Energy Week in Bengaluru

  • Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)

    US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are scheduled to meet at the White House along with their respective high-powered delegations for the inaugural iCET dialogue

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  • Aditya-L1

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the Aditya-L1 mission by mid of this year.

  • ‘BharOS Service’

    IIT Madras-incubated Firm develops Indigenous Atmanirbhar Mobile Operating System

  • INS Vagir

    The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vagir at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

  • Ayushman Bharat School Health and Wellness Programme

    After Three years of programme , Ayushman Bharat School Health and Wellness Programme has less than 50% uptake

  • RO units in Karnataka

    IISc team reported  RO units in Karnataka villages waste more water and pollute source

  • Neeravari Dasahaka

    Chief Minister of Karnataka announced the next 10 years will be declared as Neeravari Dasahaka (irrigation decade), special impetus would be given to major projects for irrigation

  • Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

    Astronomers from McGill University in Canada and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru have used data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune to detect a radio signal originating from atomic hydrogen in an extremely distant galaxy.

  • Shukrayaan I

    ISRO likely to push Venus mission ‘Shukrayaan I’ to 2031 as organisation was yet to receive approval from the Union government

  • MV Ganga Vilas

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s longest river cruise  MV Ganga Vilas  and the tent city at Varanasi.

  • Prithvi II

    India carries out successful test launch of Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha

  • Black Buck

    A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has highlighted on how the blackbuck has survived in India by facing of natural and human-induced challenges

  • National Health Authority

    National Health Authority (NHA) introduces new system to measure and grade performance of hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY scheme

  • Sir Creek

    For the first time, India is constructing “permanent vertical bunkers” to station BSF troops at Sir Creek and ‘Harami Nalla’ marshy area along the India-Pakistan International Border in Gujarat

  • e-NAM

    e-NAM initiative of Ministry of Agriculture won Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Award 2022

  • ‘ಹ್ಯೂಮನ್‌ ಕಾಂಪೋಸ್ಟಿಂಗ್‌‘

    ಮಾನವ ದೇಹವನ್ನು ಗೊಬ್ಬರವನ್ನಾಗಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸುವ ‘ಹಸಿರು ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆ‘ಗೆ ಅಮೆರಿಕ ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್‌ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಈ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ‘ಹ್ಯೂಮನ್‌ ಕಾಂಪೋಸ್ಟಿಂಗ್‌‘ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

  • ಇಸ್ರೋ-ಮೈಕ್ರೋಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಒಪ್ಪಂದ

    ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್‌ಅಪ್‌ಗಳ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಉತ್ತೇಜನ ನೀಡಲು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (ISRO) ಮತ್ತು ಮೈಕ್ರೋಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಒಪ್ಪಂದಕ್ಕೆ (MoU) ಸಹಿ ಹಾಕಿವೆ

  • National Green Hydrogen Mission

    The Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of Rs19,744 crore, aimed at making the country a global hub to produce, utilise and export green hydrogen and its derivatives.

  • ‘Star party’ destination

    Talacauvery in Kodagu district of Karnataka, source of the Cauvery river, has emerged as South India’s Hanle, as astronomers have been hosting “star parties”.

  • Wildlife forensic lab

    Karnataka is set to get its first wildlife forensic sciences laboratory in Bengaluru.

  • Vehicle Scrappage Policy

    The State government has issued an order for implementation of the Registered Vehicle Scrappage Policy of Karnataka -2022, envisaged to phase out old vehicles registered in Karnataka.

  • Deepfakes

    Nation-state actors with geopolitical aspirations, ideological believers, violent extremists, and economically motivated enterprises can manipulate social media narratives with easy and unprecedented reach and scale. The disinformation threat has a new tool in the form of deepfakes.

  • Avocado

    Scientists at the Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES) in Kodagu have developed a new variety called ‘Arka Coorg Ravi’, that will further improve coffee-based avocado cultivation in the district.

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  • Butterflies Evolution

    Scientists of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bengaluru have discovered secrets of a long evolutionary game

  • AI for Bacterial pathogens

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have worked with a combination of Raman spectroscopy and AI for quicker identification of bacterial pathogens in different types of clinical samples

  • Asian Development Bank

    India and  Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $125 million loan to improve Urban Services in Tamil Nadu

  • Create in India

    The task force has proposed a national AVGC-Extended Reality Mission with a budget outlay to be created for the integrated promotion and growth of the gaming, animation and VFX sector.

  • Re-entries of satellites

    More than 140 experts and dignitaries have signed an open letter published by the Outer Space Institute (OSI) for both national and multilateral efforts to restrict uncontrolled re-entries to earth

  • MIM-104 Patriot

    The United States is planning to send the Patriot surface-to-air missile defense system to Ukraine to protect electricity infrastructure.

  • Black Carbon

    ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme reported that long-term measurements of black carbon over the Indian region from regional network of aerosol observatories clearly shows a decreasing trend in the past decade.

  • Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP)

    India’s opposition to the use of Chinese contractors in the projects is cause of concern in India-Nepal power trade

  • INS Mormugao

    INS Mormugao ship was commissioned on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.

  • ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’(ONDC)

    Recently, as a true start up, ONDC began operations by working in a co-working space. Inauguration of ONDC’s official workplace is a milestone in the e-Commerce.

  • BH series

    The High Court of Karnataka directed the State government to register the non-transport vehicles of the eligible employees of private companies in Bharat (BH) series as per the law amended by the Central government in August 2021.

  • Youth Co:Lab

    Atal Innovation Mission and UNDP India launch 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs

  • Gaganyaan

    NASA keen on sharing its expertise with ISRO for Gaganyaan with bi-annual meet between the two space agencies

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

    BIS issues standards for organizations publishing consumer reviews. The standard prescribes specific responsibilities for the review author and the review administrator

  • Carboplatin

    The results of the study by the Tata Memorial Centre show that a carboplatin, increased the cure rate of breast cancer

  • Zika Virus

    Raichur district has become the first confirmed Zika virus case in the state

  • Badri cow

    Uttarakhand is planning for  genetic enhancement for Badri cow to increase the productivity ,its  milk production capacity is quite less as it gives one to three litres of milk a day.

  • Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI)

    The Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI) would be replicated at the national level as country does not have a model for brain health initiatives.

  • INNOVATION EXPERIENCE MUSEUM

    The Karnataka government will set up a Tech and Innovation Museum on the sprawling factory campus of the erstwhile NGEF (New Government Electric Factory) in Bengaluru.

  • SpIN

    The ISRO has signed an MoU with Social Alpha, a multistage innovation curationand venture development platform for science and technology start-ups, to launch SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN)

  • Energy-efficient computing platform

    Researchers at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, have developed a highly energy-efficient computing platform which offers promise in building next-generation electronic devices.

  • Ransomware attacks

    e-services at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were crippled by being suspected to be a ransomware attack. The Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations have registered a case and launched investigations, while cyber security experts are employing software tools for data recovery.

  • Agnikul

     Chennai-based space tech startup Agnikul Cosmos has launched India’s first private launchpad and mission control centre at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.

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  • SARAS 3

     SARAS 3, a radio telescope designed and built at the Raman Research Institute (RRI) floating in Karnataka waters throws light on nature of early stars and galaxies

  • Vikram-S (rocket)

    India’s first private rocket- Vikram-S lifts of from ISRO spaceport

  • Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology

    The Commission will soon launch ‘Shabd Shala’, a website which will invite suggestions for translation of words that are recent additions to the English language and are used widely in India.

  • Solar Energy Corporation of India

    Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) participates in COP 27, Egypt

  • Lumpy skin disease

    (LSD) claiming the lives cattle in Karnataka, a startup incubated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has stepped in to create awareness and stop the spread of the disease.

  • Raman Research Institute

    The Raman Research Institute (RRI) will be celebrating its Platinum Jubilee Year

  • Web 3.0 and Web 5.0

    Technology firms like Tech Mahindra, Microsoft and Coinbase deliberated on new age technologies such as Web 3 and Web 5 at the Global Investors Meet in Bengaluru.

  • 5G Services in India

    5G telephony services were launched in select cities by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

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  • ISRO to boost NavIC

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on a series of improvements to the NavIC, or India’s equivalent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), so that more people are motivated to install it and use it. Plans are also afoot to make its reach global rather than circumscribe it to India and a limited territory

  • India’s first flex fuel station

    Jamkhandi in Bagalkot district, will get a ‘flex fuel’ station that will be India’s first, according to the company that is setting it up.

  • Antitrust penalty

    The India’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google for “abusing” its dominant position on its Android mobile app store, the second such penalty for the tech giant within days

  • Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme

    Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF).  

  • ISRO’s heaviest rocket

    The heaviest rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation, the LVM3-M2 OneWeb India-1, with 36 satellites on board took off from the second launch pad (SLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre

  • ‘Invisible’ disease

    The threat to India’s pride, sandalwood, is increasing as the deadly sandalwood spike disease (SSD), which hitherto was confined mainly to forest areas, has started spreading to private fields where the cultivation of this aromatic tree has been taken up on a commercial basis.

  • ISRO conference on ‘ancient science’

    The Indian Space Research Organisation, along with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), is set to organise a two-day conference themed ‘Akash Tatva’ (the element Akash) in Dehradun

  • Digital health IDs in Karnataka

    The health department is planning to issue Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) IDs for the entire population in the next few months. Though the IDs are optional as of now, the department believes it will become universal soon, and can lead to major changes in disease surveillance and policy making. However, health and data activists are skeptical.

  • Gambia child deaths and cough syrups

    Gambia’s Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said that the number of child deaths likely linked to contaminated cough syrups made by an Indian manufacturer

  • Brightest flash

    Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever seen, from an event that occurred 2.4 billion light years from Earth and was likely triggered by the formation of a black hole the coming years.

  • ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘One Nation, One Fertiliser’ . The prime minister also inaugurated the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute

  • Digital banks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 75 digital banking units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation via video conferencing.

  • m-rna vaccines

    Co-founders of BioNTech, the German firm that partnered with Pfizer to manufacture a revolutionary mRNA Covid vaccine, said they had made breakthroughs that fuelled their optimism for cancer vaccines in the coming years.

  • Air ambulance

    AI and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) a not-for-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has embarked on two air mobility projects which could transform healthcare in Karnataka .

  • Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV)

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV), which will one day replace operational systems like the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

  • G. N. Ramachandran

    Oct 8, 2022 marked the 100th birth anniversary of a great Indian physicist G. N. Ramachandran, who is in the same league as physicists C.V. Raman, M.N. Saha and S.N. Bose.

  • Dedicated satellites for the agricultural sector

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed dedicated ‘Bharat Krishi Satellite’ programme for supporting the country’s agriculture sector

  • Breast cancer incidence

    Incidence of breast cancer in Bengaluru, which was the third highest in the country after Hyderabad and Chennai till last year, jumped to the second highest at 40.5 per lakh (age-adjusted rate — AAR) this year. The highest incidence is in Chennai at 42.2 per lakh.

  • Tele-Manas

    The Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (Tele-MANAS) initiative, which is based on Karnataka’s initiative of the same name, was launched during the 26th Convocation of National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) by Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers.

  • The Indian-made LCH ‘Prachand’

    The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) ‘Prachand’, meaning fierce was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at the Jodhpur airbase.

  • Ayushman Digital Mission

    From a mere 124 verified healthcare professionals in its Health Professionals Registry (HPR) under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in July, Karnataka now stands first in the country with 25,511 professionals registered in its HPR.

  • Chandrayaan-2

    Scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have mapped out the global distribution of sodium on the Moon’s surface. They used the CLASS instrument (Chandrayaan-2 large area soft X-ray spectrometer) carried by the second Indian Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2.

  • Jupiter

    Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is making its closest approach to Earth in 59 years. This rare event last occurred in 1963.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2022

  • Hybrid propulsion system

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, that it has successfully demonstrated a hybrid propulsion system that uses a solid fuel and liquid oxidiser.

  • NASA’s InSight lander

    Why in news? InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from the impact of four meteorites and calculated the location of the craters they left.
    Highlights:
    • Mars, by virtue of its tenuous atmosphere and proximity to our solar system’s asteroid belt, is far more vulnerable than Earth to being struck by space rocks – one of the many differences between the two planetary neighbours.
    • Scientists are now gaining a fuller understanding of this Martian trait, with help from NASA’s robotic InSight lander.
    • Researchers described how InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from the impact of four meteorites and then calculated the location of the craters they left – the first such measurements anywhere other than Earth.
    • The researchers used observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in space to confirm the crater locations.
    • The space rocks InSight tracked – one landing in 2020 and the other three in 2021 – were relatively modest in size, estimated to weigh up to about 440 pounds (200 kg), with diameters of up to about 20 inches (50 cm) and leaving craters of up to about 24 feet (7.2 meters) wide. They landed between 53 miles (85 km) and 180 miles (290 km) from InSight’s location. One exploded into at least three pieces that each gouged their own craters.
    How is this detection useful?
    • We can connect a known source type, location and size to what the seismic signal looks like.
    • We can apply this information to better understand InSight’s entire catalog of seismic events, and use the results on other planets and moons, too.
    The three-legged InSight –
    • Its name is short for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – landed in 2018 in a vast and relatively flat plain just north of the Martian equator called Elysium Planitia.
    • The scientific goals set for InSight ahead of the mission were to investigate the internal structure and processes of Mars, as well as studying seismic activity and meteorite impacts.
    • InSight’s seismometer instrument established that Mars is seismically active, detecting more than 1,300 marsquakes. In research published last year, seismic waves detected by InSight helped decipher the internal structure of Mars, including the first estimates of the size of its large liquid metal core, thickness of its crust, and nature of its mantle.

  • Lumpy skin disease

    The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease. This means cattle cannot be moved out of the place they are being raised or transported to marketplaces.

  • Scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem

    The Union Cabinet approved modifications in the scheme for development of the semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem, with a uniform fiscal support of 50% project cost for all technology nodes for setting up of semiconductor fabrication units.

  • The National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)

    The National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), 2022, was released, with 384 drugs in it across 27 categories. While 34 new drugs are on the list, 26 drugs from the earlier NLEM including common gastrointestinal medicines Ranitidine and Sucralfate, have been dropped.

  • Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

    President Droupadi Murmu virtually launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi

  • Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0) and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app

    The Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app were launched

  • Novel virus-like particle

    An IISc team has developed and tested a novel virus-like particle (VLP) – a non-infectious Nano scale molecule that resembles and behaves like the virus but does not contain its native genetic material – in a study published in  Microbiology Spectrum.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2022

  • ‘One Nation One Fertilizer’ policy

    In an order on August 24, the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers issued a memo announcing the implementation of the “One Nation One Fertiliser” scheme under which a single brand and logo for fertilisers will have to be used by all manufacturers under the Centre’s fertiliser subsidy scheme newly renamed as a Prime Minister’s scheme- “Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna” (PMBJP).

  • PIN code

    on August 15, 1972, that the Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in India. Hence the pin code of India turns 50 this august

  • Carbon Zero Challenge

    The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ annual Carbon Zero Challenge 2022 competition will focus on sustainability innovations and eco ventures.

  • AK-203 rifles

    The manufacture of the AK-203 assault rifles by the Indo-Russian joint venture at Amethi, Uttar Pradesh is set to begin by year-end and the manufacturing equipment required for it will be dispatched from Russia shortly.

  • ‘Forever chemicals’

    Chemists in the United States and China said they had finally found a breakthrough method to degrade the polluting compounds, referred to as PFAS, using relatively low temperatures and common reagents.

  • Indigenous defence equipment

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 16 handed over several indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Army which includes Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), new generation anti-personnel mine ‘Nipun’, rugged and automatic communication system with enhanced capabilities, upgraded sights system for tanks, advanced thermal imagers and state-of-the art high mobility infantry protected vehicles and assault boats.

  • The Manthan platform

    Government unveiled the manthan platform to drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes to implement technology-based social impact innovations and solutions in the country.

  • Indigenous ATAGS

    In a first, an indigenous artillery gun, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), will be used along with the usual 25-Pounders for the 21-gun salute during the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort this year.

  • ISRO launch of SSLV

    On August 7, ISRO was ready for the first developmental flight of the SSLV-D1/EOS-2 mission. The launch took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) D1/EOS-2 mission, was carrying two satellites — the Earth Observation Satellite-2 (EOS-2) which weighed about 135 kg and AzadiSAT which weighed about eight kg.

  • Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle

      In a major breakthrough, two institutes of Agri research body ICAR have developed an indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle which has spread across many States in the last few months.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2022

  • FIRST LAB MODULE FOR SPACE STATION

    China successfully launched the first lab module for its under-construction space station, the latest step in the country’s ambitious programme to complete it by year’s end.

  • FIBERISATION

    India is preparing to auction off about 72 Ghz of airwaves to rollout 5G services in the country. However, the infrastructure needed for such a rollout requires existing radio towers to be connected via optical-fibre cables. The work of connecting the towers could prove to be a huge challenge for the country.

  • BIOLUMINESCENCE

    Adequate nutrients brought by substantial rain and a high abundance of the plankton, called diatom Thalassiosira sp. triggered the (bioluminescent) bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, says a study done by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR).

  • URANIUM FOUND BEYOND PERMISSABLE LIMITS

    The occurrence of uranium in groundwater beyond the permissible limits was observed in around 409 samples against 14,377 samples analysed in 18 states, the Jal Shakti Ministry said.

  • INS SINDHUDHVAJ

    The Navy’s Kilo-class submarine, INS Sindhudhvaj, was decommissioned from service at Visakhapatnam after 35 years in service. With this, the Navy now has 15 conventional submarines in service.

  • AI-BASED MANDARIN TRANSLATION

    Indian soldiers patrolling on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), when they come face to face with Chinese soldiers, will soon be able to understand Mandarin and reply back instantly, with the help of a 600gm Artificial Intelligence-based device developed by an Indian start-up.

  • DARK MATTER

    The latest news in the field of dark matter is a dark matter detector experiment named LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) in South Dakota in the U.S.

  • JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE

    The first image from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured.

  • SOUTH INDIA’S FIRST NANO UREA PLANT

    Foundation for the South India’s first IFFCO nano urea (liquid) manufacturing will be laid at Naganayakanahalli near Devanahalli

  • ARYABHAT-1

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a design framework to build next-generation analog computing chipsets that could be faster and require less power than the digital chips found in most electronic devices.  

  • SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IS BANNED

    Single-use plastic (SUP) products are banned in the whole country from July 1st.

  • NITRATE ABSORPTION IN PLANTS

    Researchers led by those from the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru (NCBS-TIFR), have found a new pathway that regulates nitrate absorption in plants.

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIGITAL MISSION (ADBM)

    Karnataka, which ranked low at 14th in India in the number of Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHAs), has set up an ambitious target of creating the unique health identity cards for the entire population in the next six months.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2022

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT-AROGYA KARNATAKA

    Karnataka has recorded the highest ever pre-authorisations (1.55 lakh) under the Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka, its flagship health insurance scheme, in May this year.

  • MISSILE INTERCEPTION TEST

    China says it has successfully conducted a midcourse missile interception test, a move that could advance its ability to withstand foreign intervention as it presses its territorial claims.

  • ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER MK-III

    The Indian Coast Guard Region (East) inducted the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III, indigenously developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in Chennai

  • KSEB AIMS AT LOW-COST POWER GENERATION

    Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty has said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is trying to generate power at a low cost.

  • PRITHVI-II MISSILE

    India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user training trial from a test range off the Odisha coast.

  • ANCOVAX

    The Agriculture Ministry unveiled India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals.

  • PM INAUGURATES BIOTECH STARTUP EXPO-2022

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup expo 2022 at Pragati Maidan.

  • ‘S2G BUY DAY’

    Tamil Nadu Start-up and Innovation Mission, popularly known as TANSIM among entrepreneurs, has launched an initiative called ‘S2G Buy Day’ to link start-ups and the government.

  • DRONES MAY REPLACE WEATHER BALLOONS

    India is set to deploy drones to gather atmospheric data that is currently collated by sending sensors through weather balloons released from at least 55 locations across the country twice every day.

  • NISAR PAYLOAD INTEGRATION

    The payload integration of NISAR has been completed at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory and will be shipped to ISRO by 2023.

  • SUPER-EARTHS

    The James Webb Space Telescope will begin with in-depth scientific observations. Among the investigations that are planned for the telescope’s first year are two exoplanets classified as “super-Earths”: the lava covered 55 Cancri e and the atmosphere-less LHS 3844 b.

  • NEPTUNE IS BLUER THAN URANUS

     New research led by Professor Patric Irwin at the Department of Physics, University Oxford, suggests that a hazy layer that exists on both planets is behind the different shades of blue.

  • ASTRA MK1

     In a major boost to the domestic defence manufacturing capacity, the government has placed an order for a Rs 3,000-crore Astra MK1 missile designed and manufactured indigenously.

  • MONKEY POX

    The Union health ministry released detailed guidelines on surveillance, identification, confirmation, and treatment of the viral infection in the country

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2022

  • CRIMEAN-CONGO HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Iraq

  • WEST NILE FEVER

    One fatality reported in Kerala due to West Nile fever

  • NATIONAL FACILITY FOR GENE FUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

    National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease (NFGFHD) was inaugurated in Pune recently

  • BIORRAP

    BioRRAP Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups launched

  • VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK

    The government issued a stark warning to virtual private network (VPN) service providers to adhere to the cybersecurity rules released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) or wrap up operations in the country

  • NATIONAL POLICY ON BIOFUELS

    The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018, to advance the date by which fuel companies have to increase the percentage of ethanol in petrol to 20%, from 2030 to 2025

  • COVID ACQUIRED HEPATITIS

    A study in Madhya Pradesh has revealed 37 (about 8%) of 475 children who tested COVID-19 positive from April to July in 2021 developed COVID-acquired hepatitis

  • INDIAN SARS-COV-2 GENOMICS CONSORTIUM

    Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) to be extended to India’s neighbouring countries

  • HS200 SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER

    The Indian Space Research Organization successfully completed the static test of a human-rated solid rocket booster (HS200) for the Gaganyaan program at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

  • OPEN NETWORK FOR DIGITAL COMMERCE

    Pilot phase of the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) was launched

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2022

  • SEMICON INDIA 2022

    Prime Minister inaugurated the first ever Semicon India-2022 in Bengaluru

  • SHIGELLA INFECTION

    Shigella bacterial infection has been reported in Kerala’s Kozhikode after a gap of around a-year-and-a-half as three children from the district were found to have its symptoms

  • HEPATITIS B

    A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B

  • SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is hoping to have all three development flights planned for its ‘baby rocket’ — the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) — in 2022 itself

  • MALARIA IN KARNATAKA

    NEWS Karnataka has been elevated from Category II (pre-elimination phase) to Category I (elimination phase) by Union Health Ministry DETAILS Karnataka has received national recognition and appreciation for its efforts to eliminate malaria in the past six years, between 2015 and 2021, as part of the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India (NFMEI) initiative. […]

  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES

    US conducted an open-air study of genetically engineered mosquitoes which shows promising results

  • PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

    Ajay Kumar Sood, an eminent physicist has been appointed as the central government’s principal scientific advisor

  • INS VAGSHEER

    The sixth and last of the French Scorpene-class submarines, INS Vagsheer, was launched into water at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai

  • BATTERY SWAPPING

    NITI Aayog has prepared draft battery swapping policy

  • SAANS CAMPAIGN

    Karnataka government launched ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ (SAANS), a campaign to ensure greater awareness and early detection of pneumonia in children under five

  • KARNATAKA DATA CENTRE POLICY 2022

    The State Cabinet approved the Karnataka Data Centre Policy 2022 with a focus on creating demand and value for data centres, by providing a robust and well-connected ecosystem for the growth of data centres in the State

  • DATA SECURITY COUNCIL OF INDIA (DSCI) REPORT ON CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY

    Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has prepared a report to ensure a safe and vibrant cyberspace for India focussing on areas like large scale digitisation of public services, State-level cyber security etc

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT – HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES

    4th Anniversary celebrations of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres was recently observed

  • UNIFORM CODE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MARKETING PRACTICES

    The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) recently published the draft Uniform Code for Medical Device Marketing Practices (UCMDMP)

  • WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY

    World Chagas Day is observed annually on the 14th of April

  • E-DETAILED ACCIDENT REPORT

    The Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has developed the  portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report) to speed up accident compensation claims

  • KARNATAKA BRAIN HEALTH INITIATIVE

    Robin Uthappa has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Karnataka Brain Health Initiative

  • INDIA’S SOLAR POLICY

    A report prepared by JMK Research and Analytics and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says India will likely miss its 2022 target of installing 100GW of solar power capacity

  • COLOR BLINDNESS

    The Supreme Court has directed the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) not to exclude candidates suffering from colour blindness from its courses on film making and editing and asked it to make changes to its curriculum instead

  • RICE FORTIFICATION

    The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to distribute fortified rice under government programmes

  • ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

    Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023

  • MEMU TRAINS

    South Western Railway introduced the first MEMU train service between Bengaluru and Tumakuru

  • DENGUE

    The number of dengue cases are increasing since January in Karnataka.

  • NIPAH VIRUS

    Scientists at Pune’s Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Virology were able to detect the presence of IgG antibodies against Nipah virus infection (NiV) in 51 bats that were captured from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

  • MISSION INTEGRATED BIO-REFINERIES

    Government of India launched Mission Integrated Bio-refineries

  • DENTAL FLUROSIS

    Students at a government higher primary school in southern Bengaluru showed signs of dental fluorosis during a recent screening, indicating high fluoride content in their drinking water

  • NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

    NEWS Google Pay has recently launched a new feature in India, ‘Tap to pay for UPI’, in collaboration with Pine Labs. The feature makes use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology DETAILS WHAT IS NFC AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Short-range wireless connectivity technology Allows NFC-enabled devices to communicate with each other and transfer information […]

  • FOURNIER’S GANGRENE

    First cases of Fournier’s gangrene reported in India

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022

  • PACER SCHEME

    Polar Science and Cryosphere (PACER) scheme has been approved for continuation by the Union Cabinet from 2021 to 2026

  • MICRO-PLASTICS

    NEWS In a recent study, Micro-plastics was discovered from Human Blood WHAT ARE MICROPLASTICS? Tiny bits of various types of plastic found in the environment Name is used to differentiate them from “macroplastics” such as bottles and bags made of plastic No universal agreement on the size that fits this bill — the U.S. NOAA […]

  • ALOPECIA AREATA

    ‘Alopecia Areata’ disease has been recently in discussion

  • GSAT 7B SATELLITE

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals for GSAT 7B satellite, along with equipment like Night Sight (image intensifier), 4X4 light vehicles, and Air Defence Fire Control Radar (light).

  • GSLV-F10/EOS-03 MISSION

    ISRO said GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission has failed

  • BIHAR – DYNAMIC MAPS

    Bihar is the first state to implement dynamic map to track land ownerships

  • DISHAANK

    Dishaank is an application developed by Karnataka to ensure easy access to land records

  • OCEAN GLIDER

    NEWS India has plans to introduce eight deep ocean to strengthen the capacity of observations in the Indian Ocean as part of its ‘Deep Ocean Mission’. DETAILS WHAT ARE OCEAN GLIDERS Autonomous, unmanned underwater vehicle used for ocean science Require little or no human assistance while traveling Uniquely suited for collecting data in remote locations, […]

  • GREEN HYDROGEN

    World’s most advanced technology-developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Toyota Mirai was recently launched

  • INDIA-JAPAN ACT EAST FORUM

    India and Japan held the sixth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) recently

  • NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY/NATIONAL IMMUNISATION DAY

    National Vaccination/Immunisation Day is observed every year on March 16 to convey the significance of vaccination as well as its role in public health

  • NATIONAL POLICY FOR MEDICAL DEVICES, 2022

    The government of India is proposing National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices

  • SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

    ISRO successfully completed the ground test of the solid-fuel based booster stage (SS1) of its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), completing the ground testing of all three stages of the launch vehicle

  • MANPADS

    United States President approved a arms package for Ukraine, which would include U.S. made Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS).

  • MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO

    Karnataka’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has declined by nine points from 92 per lakh live births in 2016-2018 to 83 in 2017-2019, during the pre-COVID-19 period

  • SMART GRID

    Union Ministry of Power has launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park

  • POUSHTIKA KARNATAKA

    The Food and Civil Supplies Department will start the distribution of fortified rice from April 1 in 14 districts of the state under ‘Poushtika Karnataka’ (Nutrition Karnataka) programme to eradicate malnutrition

  • WHO GLOBAL CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

    Cabinet approves establishment of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

  • MISSION INDRADHANUSH

    As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 , Odisha has the highest coverage of full immunization in the country, with 90.5 percent coverage

  • CHACE-2

    New data from Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) mass spectrometer on Chandrayaan-2 show the distribution of Argon-40 gas in the lunar ‘exosphere’, beyond the areas this was known to exist

  • PARAM GANGA

    The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has now deployed “PARAM Ganga”, a supercomputer at IIT Roorkee, with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops

  • COSMOS

    Foundation stone for the Cosmology Education and Research Training Centre called “COSMOS”, featuring a high-tech planetarium, on the University of Mysore’s Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar campus was recently unveiled

  • SCADA

    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to ensure flow of equal quantity of water into the canals to ensure proper irrigation in dependent fields to be extended to other parts of the country. It is at present in place at canal gates of projects under Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Limited (KBJNL)

  • KAVACH

    Kavach, an indigenously developed Automatic Train Protection System showcased on South Central Railway Friday, is earmarked for aggressive rollout on 2,000 km in 2022-23, according the Budget proposals

  • SOLAR FUEL FOR FLIGHTS

    Swiss Air Lines, the subsidiary of Lufthansa, plans to become the world’s first airline to use solar fuel

  • PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) ACT 1994

    NEWS Only the appropriate authorities notified by the State Government can initiate criminal prosecution against health facilities for violation of provisions of the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994, ruled the Karnataka High Court. THE CASE AND RULING HC passed the order while quashing a criminal proceeding initiated against Dhondiba Anna […]

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022

  • PULSE POLIO PROGRAMME

    Karnataka launched Pulse Polio – 2022 campaign, as part of a nationwide drive

  • NATIONAL POLICY GUIDELINES ON BIO-MEDICAL INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Government of India launched National Policy Guidelines on Bio-Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently

  • NATIONAL WASH CONCLAVE-2022

    NEWS National WASH Conclave-2022 was organized recently DETAILS WHO ORGANIZED – National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) COLLOBARATIONS – Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, UNICEF, WaterAid and other development partners THEME – “WASH Forward: Advancing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Panchayats” CONCLAVE OBJECTIVES Bringing Government and WASH sector players […]

  • ALCYONEUS GALAXY

    Alcyoneus Galaxy was discovered using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope and the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) network

  • AYUSH START-UP CHALLENGE

    The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with Startup India has launched the ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge’ to encourage start-ups and individuals working on innovations in the field of Ayurveda and alternative healing

  • KISAN DRONES

    Recently, Prime Minister flagged off 100 kisan drones in different cities and towns of India, in order to help farmers in spraying pesticides in their farms

  • WILD POLIO VIRUS

    Health authorities in Malawi, Africa have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was confirmed in a 3-year-old girl in the capital, Lilongwe.

  • NON-STRUCTURAL 1 PROTEIN

    National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad developed Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide (FTO) electrode fabricated with reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) for as an electrochemical based immunosensor for the rapid, sensitive and specific detection of the Non-Structural 1 (NS1) secretory protein, which is suitable biomarker for Japanese encephalitis virus found circulating in the blood and has been reported to elicit an immune response.

  • WATER TAXI

    India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra recently, that connects the Navi Mumbai area to mainland Mumbai

  • INDIAN NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

    Tamil Nadu has made it clear to the Supreme Court that it does not want the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) to be set up in a sensitive ecological zone in the Western Ghats at a great cost to wildlife and biodiversity, and by ignoring the local opposition to the project.

  • COCHLEAR IMPLANT SCHEME

    Karnataka Health Department has relaunched its cochlear implant programme that had come to a standstill since 2018-2019.

  • NEW GEOSPATIAL DATA GUIDELINES

    India plans to prepare digital maps of all its 6,00,000 villages and pan-India 3D maps will be prepared for 100 cities, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology said at an event to mark a year of the updated geospatial policy guidelines. It will help SVAMITVA scheme

  • LASSA FEVER

    One of the three persons diagnosed with Lassa fever in the UK has died as per recent reports.

  • EOS-4

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully launched its earth observation satellite EOS-4 and two co-passenger technology demonstrator and scientific satellites from the first launch pad at the country’s only spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh recently

  • CAPACITY BUILDING COMMISSION

    Capacity Building Commission (CBC) and Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India jointly called for a virtual session involving S&T departments and councils of all states to discuss the need for working knowledge of new-age technologies, process improvements, reskilling or upskilling and human resource development.

  • GEOMAGNETIC STORM

    Elon Musk’s Starlink has lost dozens of satellites that were caught in a geomagnetic storm a day after they were launched

  • NUCLEAR FUSION

    Recently, A team at the Joint European Torus (JET) facility near Oxford in central England generated 59 megajoules of sustained energy during an experiment in December, more than doubling a 1997 record

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2022

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    Modalities to deepen cooperation in “Deep Ocean Mission” was recently discussed

  • DESIGN LINKED INCENTIVE (DLI) SCHEME

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has invited applications from 100 domestic companies, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as startups for incentives under the design linked incentive (DLI) scheme.

  • INDIA EDTECH CONSORTIUM

    Edtech sector companies have formed a collective — India EdTech Consortium — under the aegis of the industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

  • SOLAR-POWERED EV CHARGING

    The Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), recently conducted a pilot project on the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) corporate office premises to demonstrate the use of clean energy to power EVs. It has said Solar-powered EV charging reduces carbon footprint.

  • GREEN ENERGY CORRIDOR PHASE-II

    Cabinet approves Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II

  • INTERNET OF THINGS

    • Telecommunication Engineering Centre(TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things(IoT)’ Internet of Things is the inter-linking of digital devices, machines, people and other objects with each other through wireless networks.

  • ARTICLE 20 OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

    The Kalaburagi bench of the high court has said that drawing of the blood sample of an accused to determine the paternity of the child is neither self-incrimination nor violative of Article 20 (3) of the Constitution.

  • POWERGRID

    POWERGRID celebrated anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency on 31 December

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2021

  • E-RUPI

    Governance department has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and State Bank of India (SBI) for enabling and implementing ‘e-RUPI’

  • FLEX-FUEL VEHICLES

    Minister for Road Transport and Highways asked automobile manufacturers to manufacture flex-fuel vehicles complying with BS-6 norms within six months.

  • PHISHING

    Phishing attacks on central ministry officials get sharper, targeted

  • NATIONAL DOPE TESTING LABORATORY (NDTL)

    The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) has regained the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accreditation.

  • PARVOVIRUS

    Nearly 2,000 pet and stray dogs in Amravati city were affected by canine parvovirus virus

  • ADVERSE EVENTS FOLLOWING IMMUNISATION (AEFI)

    Karnataka recorded a sudden rise in the number of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI).

  • COMPARING INDIA – EU DATA REGULATION

    The Joint Committee of Parliament recommendations on the Personal Data Protection Bill are in some aspects very similar to global standards such as European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, but differs in aspects such as jail terms

  • JAITAPUR NUCLEAR REACTORS

    The centre has given “in-principle’’ approval for setting up of six nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra

  • NASA’S IXPE MISSION

    NASA launched a new mission named Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer or IXPE.

  • ‘CERTIFICATION COURSE ON HOME ENERGY AUDIT’ INITIATIVE

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) virtually launched “Certification Course on Home Energy Audit (HEA)”

  • LASER COMMUNICATIONS RELAY DEMONSTRATION

    NASA launched its new Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) — the agency’s first-ever laser communications system — from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2021

  • PM WANI

    Light-touch regulation of PM-WANI framework will encourage entrepreneurs to set up public wifi hotspots and generate additional revenue

  • THALASSAEMIA

    Shortage of drug, Desferal 500 mg  hits thalassaemia patients in Karnataka

  • VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

    Bengaluru has reported fewer cases of Vector Borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya this year compared to last year

  • NaVIC

    The Vice President,addressing scientists and staff of the U R Rao Satellite Centre  suggested to ISRO to give a thrust to the indigenously-developed regional navigation satellite system, NaVIC for global use.

  • IMPORTANT SCIENCE SCHEMES

    Prime minister discussed important schemes that inspired children to dream of future with S&T at an event

  • 41ST SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA

    India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica 

  • STEM CELL THERAPY

    Stem cells from late kannada actor Puneeth’s eyes to help many regain vision. corneal epithelial stem cells are being cultured to treat people who may lose vision due to eye injuries such as cracker burns, chemical and acid injuries.

  • PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE PROGRAMME

    Under the universal immunisation programme, the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) programme was launched in the Bengaluru  on the occasion of ‘World Pneumonia Day’.

  • LEONIDS METEOR SHOWER

    The annual Leonids Meteor Shower has begun

  • MOLNUPIRAVIR

    UK drug regulator announced that it has approved the first oral antiviral for treatment of Covid-19. The drug, molnupiravir, has been developed by Merck and Ridgeback

  • SWARNAJAYANTI FELLOWSHIPS

    Three Bengaluru scientists have been awarded Swarnajayanti fellowships for their innovative research ideas and their potential to create an impact on research and development in different disciplines.

  • DYSLEXIA

    Ashoka University hosted a virtual conference titled ‘The Dyslexic Mind: Thinking Differently about Higher Education’

  • INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RESILIENT ISLAND STATES

    Initiative called IRIS or Infrastructure for Resilient Island States, was formally launched by Prime Minister recently

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2021

  • ENTEROTOXEMIA

    Enterotoxemia caused the death of 35 sheep in Shivamogga district recently

  • PEGASUS ISSUE

    SC sets up committee to examine Pegasus allegations

  • ZIKA VIRUS

    Union Health Ministry has rushed a high level multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh where a case of Zika Virus Disease case has been reported.

  • CASHEW MULTIPLE ROOTING FOR SENILE PLANTATION

    The technology Cashew Multiple Rooting for Senile plantation was developed by local farmer of Kerala is gaining popularity

  • NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL PRICING AUTHORITY

    Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said it has fixed the ceiling prices for 12 anti-diabetic generic medicines, including glimepiride tablets, glucose injection and intermediate acting insulin solution.

  • KOCHI OPEN MOBILITY NETWORK

    Kerala wins award for city with most sustainable transport system

  • E-CIGARETTES

    An analysis has found that e-cigarette use — even on a daily basis — did not help smokers successfully stay off cigarettes.

  • PYGMY HOGS

    Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has achieved success in improving the numbers of Pygmy hogs. This breakthrough is done through captive genetic inbreeding of endangered species

  • BIO-ENZYMES

    Punjab farmers are creating bio-enzymes from kinnow fruit wastes

  • NEBRA SKY DISC

    The British Museum in London will display an ancient object called the Nebra Sky Disc, which is thought to be the world’s oldest concrete depiction of stars.

  • MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

    The government has notified new rules under which the gestational limit for termination of a pregnancy has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women under newly amended Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021

  • MYPARKINGS APP

    • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched MyParkings app for region of Delhi. It is created by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation with the purpose to digitize all authorized parking under SDMC municipal limits.

  • KATOL METEORITE

    Based on research over KATOL meteorite researchers have unravelled the composition expected to be present in the Earth’s lower mantle which is at about 660 km deep.

  • RTS.S

    World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AUSHADI PARIYOJANA

    Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has completed the target of opening of 8,300 Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) for the FY 2021-22 before end of September, 2021.

  • PSYCHE MISSION

    NASA, is set to send its “Psyche Mission” to visit a giant asteroid called Psyche, which could be the frozen remains of molten core of a bygone world.

  • DRDO DARE TO DREAM 2.0 AWARDS

    Defence Minister felicitated the winners of ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest organised by Defence Research & Development Organisation

  • ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SEISMOLOGY’ GROUP

    The Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research -National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI) has launched an ‘Environmental Seismology’ group to develop a ‘Landslide and Flood Early Warning System’ for the Himalayan region based on real-time monitoring with dense seismological networks, coupled with satellite data, numerical modelling and geomorphic analysis.

  • DIGI-SAKSHAM

    Ministry of Labour and Employment launched DigiSaksham – a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital  skills  that are required in an increasingly technology driven era.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2021

  • MALARIA DRUG-RESISTANCE

    Instances of drug resistant malaria are increasing in India

  • PRAGATI

    Prime Minister  chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting

  • LANDSAT 9

    NASA launched LANDSAT-9.It will help monitor climate change

  • INDIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    The 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA), the PSU under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy was held recently

  • NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

    17th Foundation Day celebrations of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was recently celebrated

  • जनCARE

    Aim is to Identify 75 innovations in Telemedicine, AI, Digital Health & BIG Data by Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

  • STEMI

    STEMI( ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is Heart attack management system in Semi-urban and Rural areas conceptualized by Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

  • AKASH PRIME MISSILE

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested a new version of the Akash surface-to-air missile Akash Prime from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.

  • XENON1T

    With advanced technologies and newer experiments, and researchers of  XENON1T have made the first putative direct detection of dark energy.

  • NON-GM RICE VARIETIES

    The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed the country’s first-ever non-GM (genetically modified) herbicide-tolerant rice varieties

  • INTERACTIVE DIGITAL AIRSPACE MAP

    Ministry of Civil Aviation released an “interactive digital airspace map” for flying drones, that demarcates areas into different zones for flying drones across India.

  • COVISHIELD

    Italy has recognised Covishield vaccine against the Coronavirus

  • ROAD CAVE-IN

    Delhi records an unprecedented rainfall this season and an increase in incidents of road cave-ins across the city.

  • MATTHEW HENSON

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named a Lunar crater at the south pole of the moon after the Arctic explorer Matthew Henson

  • DELIRIUM

    According to a study, published in the journal BMJ Open, out of 150 patients hospitalised for Covid in the United States in the initial phase of the pandemic, 73 per cent had delirium.

  • TRANS FAT

    As per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) study, India is all set and is on the right track to become industrial trans fat-free by 2022

  • ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

    World Alzheimer Day was observed across the world on September 21 with the objective of raising awareness of the disease, common symptoms and risk factors.

  • MISSION SHOONYA

    NITI Aayog, with RMI and RMI India’s support, launched Shoonya—an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.

  • UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE (UPI) AND PAYNOW

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India have announced their intent to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022.

  • QR CODE FOR WASTE COLLECTION

    Greater Noida Authority has planned to introduce innovative ways for door-to-door waste collection efficiently. Innovative methods comprise of high-tech features such as pasting QR codes outside houses, installation of GPC & CCTV on vehicles carrying garbage.

  • EV CARS LEGISLATION – UK

    British government has announced to introduce legislation in 2021, under which all the newly built homes and offices will require to feature electric vehicle chargers in England.

  • PRECISION-GUIDED STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE

    Teachnique that alters genes linked to male fertility—creating sterile offspring—and female flight in Aedes aegypti

  • MRSAM SYSTEM

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force (IAF)

  • KYC-VS

    KYC-VS is a new application programming interface (API) launched on the CoWIN platform. The new feature will enable entities to check an individual’s status of vaccination through CoWIN.

  • NIPAH VIRUS

    Kerala reports mortality due to Nipah.

  • AMAZON KISAN STORE

    Amazon India announced the launch of Kisan Store.

  • BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS

    Amidst reports of rising numbers of “breakthrough infections”, India SARS-CoV-2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG) said these numbers are on expected lines but did not officially quantify the extent of such infections.

  • “UBREATHE LIFE”

    scientists of Indian Institutes of Technology, Ropar and Kanpur and Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University have developed a living-plant based air purifier “Ubreathe Life” that amplifies the air purification process in the indoor spaces. These indoor spaces can either be hospitals, schools, offices and Homes.

  • TB/SARS COV-2 CO-INFECTION

    Karnataka is the first State in the country to start a door-to-door survey to detect TB among COVID-19-recovered individuals and their household contacts

  • INDIAN ROYAL JELLY

    Indian Royal Jelly has been found to surpass top-quality sellers, including those produced in Thailand and Taiwan.

  • TOY TRAINS

    The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has launched a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train Safari on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Route.

  • WEST NILE VIRUS

    Russia issued a warning about the possibility of rise in cases of West Nile Virus  infections this autumn because mild temperatures and heavy precipitation are the favourable circumstances for mosquitos carrying the virus.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2021

  • PASHMINA SHWALS

    A new initiative to revive pashmina shawls has been revived

  • E-GOPALA

    Web version of e-GOPALA application was launched recently

  • AYUSH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

    Union AYUSH Ministry launched a Y-Break App to boost its activities

  • BH SERIES

    Government of India has introduced a new registration mark under the Bharat Series (BH-Series) for new vehicles

  • QSIM

    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the India’s first ‘Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit’.

  • STOP TB PARTNERSHIP

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, took charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board

  • LIBERALIZED DRONE RULES 2021

    Union ministry of civil aviation released LIBERALIZED DRONE RULES 2021. It seeks to simplify present rules.

  • ARMY-2021

    India pitched its indigenously built fighter aircrafts at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2021’ in Moscow.

  • S-400 AIR DEFENCE

    The S-400 air defence systems deal, for which deliveries are scheduled to begin in a few months, was on schedule said Russia

  • YUKTDHARA

    The government launched a new geospatial planning portal called ‘Yuktdhara’ under Bhuvan

  • KRIVAK CLASS STEALTH FRIGATES

    The first of two additional Krivak class stealth frigates being built by Russia is expected to be delivered to India in the middle of 2023

  • INDIA’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR PLANT

    The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited on August 21, 2021, commissioned India’s largest floating solar PV project of 25MW on the reservoir of its Simhadri thermal station in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS-NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – COVID 19

    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behaviours factors.

  • NUCLEAR FUSION

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced that an experiment carried out in its National Ignition Facility has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion research

  • WATER MOLECULES ON MOON

    Chandrayaan-2 orbiter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has detected water molecules on Moon’s surface

  • GHAZNAVI

    Pakistan  successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres

  • ISRO EOS-3

    ISRO EOS 3 satellite that was launched failed in third stage.

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    Union Government has informed Parliament that it has approved Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) for 5 years during the period 2021-2026.

  • DECENTRALIZED BIOMEDICAL WASTE INCINERATOR

    Principal Scientific Adviser, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, virtually inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar in Bihar.

  • ARYAN VALLEY

    Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned a 40-kilometre transmission line successfully in Aryan Valley (Kargil district) of Ladakh

  • INDIA’S LIGHTEST METRO TRAIN

    According to Titagarh Wagons Ltd, its plant in Italy has rolled out first train for Pune Metro coach, which will be Lightest train in India

  • NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    112th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was recently celebrated

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2021

  • 3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL

    What is in news : India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting, jointly organised by Iceland and Japan and virtually hosted by Japan, for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic Details : India provided details about NISAR at the meet NISAR FULL FORM NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar BY NASA & ISRO […]

  • 3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL

    India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting, jointly organised by Iceland and Japan and virtually hosted by Japan, for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic

  • COVID BEEP

    Country’s first cost effective indigenously made wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the patients who are suffering from COVID-19

  • SPACE ACTIVITIES BILL

    Government informed Parliament Space Activities Bill is under active consideration of the Government which will include aspects pertaining to regulation and promotion of private players in space sector.

  • HEPATITIS -C DRUG

    World’s first affordable as well as effective new drug for hepatitis C has been registered by Malaysia.

  • BIPYRAZOLE ORGANIC CRYSTALS

    Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, teaming up with IIT Kharagpur, have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair themselves from mechanical damages without need for any external intervention.

  • NAUKA

    Nauka meaning “science” in Russian is biggest space lab launched by Russia

  • AMLEX

    “AMLEX” an oxygen rationing device, the first of its kind in India, have been developed by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. This device can reduce oxygen wastage by regulating the oxygen flow from the cylinder by a patient.

  • ICMR SERO SURVEY

    The latest serological survey conducted nationwide by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that up to two-thirds of the country’s population who are above the age of six have already been infected with the Coronavirus.

  • PEGAUSUS

    A global collaborative investigative project has discovered Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to target thousands of people across the world.

  • ACUTE ENCEPHALITIS SYNDROME

    The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has provided tap water supply to more than 97 lakh households in five JE-AES (Japanese Encephalitis-Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) affected states.

  • DTP VACCINE

    Global and regional estimates of Covid-19’s impact on routine childhood immunisation indicates unparalleled disruptions in delivery of vaccines against measles (MCV1) and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (DTP3) — with 2020’s coverage likely falling in some regions to levels not seen in over a decade

  • GREEN HYDROGEN MOBILITY PROJECT

    Recently, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Renewable Energy Ltd (REL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Territory of Ladakh to set up the country’s first Green Hydrogen Mobility project.

  • GAGANYAAN

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan programme.

  • LIVERPOOL

    The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.

  • DIGITAL INDIA

    6 years of Digital India campaign was celebrated recently. Digital India was an initiative taken by the Government of India for providing high-speed internet networks to rural areas.

  • KUNDANKULALAM POWER PLANT

    Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.

  • FATF GREY LIST

    As per the officials of FATF, the review of India’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing regime has been postponed for the second time on account of the pandemic and is expected to take place by next year.

  • HAYABUSA-2

    NASA, has received its first sample of asteroid Ryugu that returned to Earth in December 2020 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

  • INSPIRE PROGRAMME

    A nano biomaterial with a stable link between two molecules or a hormone nanoconjugate called hydroxyapatite-Parathyroid synthesized by Inspire Faculty fellow Dr. Geetanjali Tomar from Savitribai Phule Pune University may soon help tissue regeneration.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2021

  • ATMA-NIRBHAR KRISHI APP

    The Atmanirbhar Krishi app was created to equip farmers with actionable agricultural insights and early weather alerts. Data related to soil type, soil health, moisture, weather, and water table were aggregated and analysed to generate personalized insights related to crop selection, fertilizers requirements, and water needs for each farmer at the farm-holding level.

  • AGNI PRIME

    A new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-P (Prime) was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently.

  • GOA – FIRST RABIES FREE STATE

    Goa has become the first Rabies-free state of India. According to Chief Minister , state has not reported a single rabies case in last three years.

  • TWITTER’S FLEET FEATURE

    Twitter Inc announced  that it is going to shut down its Fleets feature.

  • DOPPLER RADAR

    Recently, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will install seven new doppler radars in Maharashtra, including Mumbai in 2021.

  • MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND COVID

    An experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail, REGEN-COV2, has been found to be a life-saving treatment for some of the most severely affected Covid-19 patients, results of a clinical trial in the UK have shown.

  • SOLAR THERMAL FORWARD OSMOSIS

    Narippaiyur, a village in Ramanathapuram District, a drought prone area situated in the South-East corner of Tamil Nadu will benefit from 20,000 litres per day of fresh water produced from sea water – thanks to the solar thermal Forward Osmosis (FO) sea water desalination system installed in the place.

  • ICMED 13485 SCHEME

    Indian Certification of Medical Devices Plus (ICMED) Scheme.

  • WOMEN IN SCIENCE

    The involvement of women as science leaders seem to be increasing as the percentage of them leading research projects has increased, said a report released by the Department of Science and Technology.

  • CRYO-EM

    Cryogenic electron microscopy is an electron microscopy technique applied on samples cooled to cryogenic temperatures and embedded in an environment of vitreous water. An aqueous sample solution is applied to a grid-mesh and plunge-frozen in liquid ethane or a mixture of liquid ethane and propane.

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending deep ocean mission, which among other things involves developing a submersible vehicle that will allow a crew to plunge 6,000 metres into the ocean and hunt the floor for precious metals.

  • ISRO VENTILATORS

    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed three types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.

  • H10N3 BIRD FLU

    A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3

  • CHINA’S ‘ARTIFICIAL SUN’ EAST

    An advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device by The Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, China.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2021

  • THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIARIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021

    The guidelines, announced in February, had asked all social media platforms to set up a grievances redressal and compliance mechanism, which included appointing a resident grievance officer, chief compliance officer and a nodal contact person.

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