Guidelines For Central Bank Digital Currencies

Guidelines For Central Bank Digital Currencies: G7 finance leaders have laid out guidelines for central bank digital currencies. Any digital currency issued by a central bank must “support and do no harm” to the bank’s ability to fulfil its mandate on monetary and financial stability, and must also meet rigorous standards. Currencies must be issued […]

Indigenous Technology To Convert High Ash Indian Coal To Methanol

Indigenous Technology To Convert High Ash Indian Coal To Methanol: India has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash Indian coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant in Hyderabad. This technology will help the country move towards the adoption of clean technology and promote the use of methanol as a transportation fuel […]

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Physicians at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by recognising and tapping into the brain circuits linked with depressive brain patterns. The physicians have tried to reset these patterns, which they have said is the equivalent of using a pacemaker for the […]

Guar Gum: Biodegradable Polymer

New Biodegradable Polymer: Scientists have developed a New biodegradable polymer, using Guar Gum, and Chitosan, which has high potential for packaging material. It is a guar gum-chitosan composite film which is a cross-linked polysaccharide developed with the help of solution casting method (a simple technique to make polymer films). It overcomes the challenges of polysaccharides. […]

Heli-Borne Survey For Water Management: Rajasthan

Heli-Borne Survey For Water Management: The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a Heli-Borne Survey Technology for water management in the arid areas of Rajasthan. Developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), it will provide information about level, quantity, quality and information of ground water. The NGRI is a […]

Science Technology And Innovation (STI) Hubs

Science Technology And Innovation (STI) Hubs: Union Minister of Science & Technology Jitendra Singh today said that the Government will be setting up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs in different parts of the country, exclusively for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). This will not only promote scientific talent but also contribute […]

RTS,S/AS01: First Anti-Malarial Vaccine

First Anti-Malarial Vaccine: In a historic move, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine. The WHO said that it was recommending the use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The WHO’s recommendation was based on […]