Science & Technology Current Affairs Summary: Dec 2017 – May 2018

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Scientists have discovered world’s second oldest grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes) from Champua from Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha’s Kendujhar district. It is an estimated 4,240 million years old, making it world’s second oldest rock ever to be discovered. It is oldest magmatic zircon on earth.   The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi has installed Massive Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) lab on campus for Continue Reading

Nipah Virus: About, Symptoms, Prevention

Nipah Virus - Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Spread, India

Recently, there has been NEWS about Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala. There has been as many as 12 deaths and more than 90 people have reportedly been quarantined after showing Nipah symptoms. Precautionary advisory has been issued in other states like Maharashtra. What is Nipah Virus Nipah Virus is an emerging infectious disease that broke out in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 and 1999. The infection gets its name from the Continue Reading

WannaCry Ransomware: All you need to need to Know

WannaCry Ransomware has been in NEWS since May 12, 2017 infecting more than 2,00,000 computers in more than 150 countries. WannaCry spread using a flaw in older Microsoft Windows systems and wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefónica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service(NHS). What is Ransomware ? There are many types of malware that affect a computer, ranging from those that steal your information to those that just Continue Reading

Science and Technology Current Affairs Summary: Dec 2016 – March 2017

SCIENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS Scientists from Ireland have claimed discovery of a new human organ named the mesentery that exists in the digestive system. It will be human body’s 79th organ. Mesentery connects the intestine to the abdomen.  The organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures. India formally became an associate member of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) with the government completing the internal approval procedures Continue Reading

Ligo India Project

Ligo India LIGO India is a planned advanced gravitational-wave observatory to be located in India as part of the worldwide network. The project has been named as IndiGO or the Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations.  LIGO operates three gravitational-wave (GW) detectors: Two are at Hanford in the state of Washington One is at Livingston in Louisiana LIGO-India project aims to move one Advanced LIGO detector from Hanford to India.  The project would Continue Reading