Digital India Week 2022

Digital India Week 2022: The Prime Minister has inaugurated the Digital India Week 2022 under the Digital India Programme, with the aim to strengthen Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living. Theme: ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’. To transform the nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. During the programme, PM launched multiple […]

New Pathway To Regulate Nitrate Absorption In Plants

New Pathway To Regulate 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. The gene MADS27, which regulates nitrate absorption, root development and stress tolerance, is activated by the micro-RNA, miR444, […]

China’s New High-Tech Aircraft Carrier Fujian

China’s New High-Tech Aircraft Carrier Fujian: China unveiled its first indigenous aircraft carrier, the new-generation Fujian (Type 003). China now has the most number of aircraft carriers after the U.S. The Fujian has been named after China’s eastern coastal province which lies across from Taiwan. The Fujian joins two other carriers currently operated by China […]

PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM)

PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM): Besides placing three Singaporean satellites in precise orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also achieved the feat of successfully launching the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module or ‘POEM’. The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module is a platform that will help perform in-orbit experiments using the final, and otherwise discarded, stage of […]

PSLV-C53/DS-EO Mission

PSLV-C53/DS-EO Mission: ISRO undertook PSLV-C53/DS-EO mission on June 30, 2022 from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. PSLV-C53 is the second dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). It is designed to orbit DS-EO satellite along with two other co-passenger satellites from Singapore. This is the 55th mission of PSLV […]

CAPSTONE Mission

CAPSTONE Mission: NASA launched CAPSTONE, a microwave oven-sized CubeSat weighing just 55 pounds (25 kg). CAPSTONE, short for Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, is designed to test a unique, elliptical lunar orbit. The satellite, launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, is heading toward an […]

GEMCOVAC-19

GEMCOVAC-19: India’s first home-grown mRNA Covid-19 vaccine GEMCOVAC-19 developed at Pune’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals has got a ‘restricted emergency use’ nod for the 18-and-above age group. Most vaccines contain a weakened or dead bacteria or virus. However, scientists have developed a new type of vaccine that uses a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) rather than part […]