Embryo Transfer Technology and Bovine Breeding

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Department of Animal husbandry,...

Kudankulam Synchronised with Southern Grid

The 1000 MW second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was test synchronised with the southern power grid, marking generation of electricity from...

AYUSH-QOL-2C To Reduce Side Effects

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed an anti-diabetic drug AYUSH-82. License has been granted to eight firms through National Research...

NASA Launches Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx

NASA launched a space probe called OSIRIS-REx to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the...

Scientists Discovered New Species of Amoeba

Scientists have discovered a new species of amoeba. Thecamoebians are among the 30-45 lineages of amoebae known to exist worldwide. During their evolution, they have...

Weather Satellite Fengyun 4 Launched

China has successfully launched a new generation weather satellite Fengyun-4. The satellite is the first of China’s second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have...

MAVEN Spacecraft Collision with Phobos Avoided

NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft was forced to perform a manoeuvre to avoid a head on collision with Mars' moon Phobos. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile...

New Method of Microbial Energy Production

Researchers have discovered a new method of microbial energy production, called "flavin-based electron bifurcation" (FBEB). This newly found method is actually an ancient form of energy...

‘Hall of Nuclear Power’ Inaugurated

The Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the “Hall of Nuclear Power”. This is Northern India’s first permanent exhibition...

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times...

China Launches Space Station Tiangong 2

China has launched its second space station Tiangong 2. The Tiangong 2 was carried into space by Long March 7 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite...

Resupply Mission to Space Station Launched

Aerospace company Orbital ATK launched its sixth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by Antares rocket. The two-stage booster, powered by new engines...

‘SpaceShipTwo’ Successfully Test Flown

Virgin Galactic has successfully test-flown its new spaceship, two years after a pilot was killed in one of its flight tests. The flight, which took...

‘Frozen Fossil Fuel’ and ‘Combustible Ice’ in News

Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and...

NASA Imaged the Edge of the Sun

NASA scientists have for the first time imaged the edge of the Sun, enabling them to describe the mysterious origins of solar wind. The details...

New Irrigation Map of India Developed

Indian scientists from the Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat has developed the high-resolution maps of irrigated areas of India from 2000-2015. This...

India Develops Thermal Imaging Device

A team of scientists from IIT-Bombay has developed India’s first infrared sensors for thermal imaging. Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects...

International Space Station Gets Two New Members

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station where they will continue...

Actual Operational Satellites of India

The currently operational 42 satellites are being utilised to meet the requirements of resources monitoring, infrastructure planning, enabling weather forecasting, disaster management support, location...

First Indigenously Developed Jet Engine Launched

Intech DMLS Limited has launched the country's first indigenously developed jet engine series. With this India has become the first country in Asia and only...

North Korea Launched New Satellite

North Korea’s launched newest satellite using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles. It now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD,...

Super Earth Found Near Sun

Scientists have discovered a new ‘super Earth’ planet with a mass around 5.4 times that of the Earth, orbiting a very bright star near...

Developments in Science and Technology Sector

Major developments/ achievements/ Main highlights of the activities of Department of Science and Technology(DST), Ministry of Science & Technology during the Year 2016 are...

Scientists Develops Solar-Powered Water Purifier

Scientists at the University at Buffalo in the USA have developed a small-scale  solar-powered purifier, which could provide a highly efficient and inexpensive way to...

World’s First Hybrid Aeroboat Launched

The world’s first hybrid “aeroboat” capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand has been launched recently in Moscow, Russia. It has been built by...

Sending of Ecosystems From Earth to Moon

China has recently declared a plan to send mini-ecosystems to the Moon in 2018. Chongqing University in China has developed a 3-kilogramme mini-ecosystem that will be sent...

High Altitude Cloud Physics Observatory

A high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats, the region which is gateway for the monsoon of...

Scientists Produced 3D Images of Lungs

Current Affairs: Scientists have successfully produced 3D images showing oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in the lungs. Every time we breathe, oxygen and carbon dioxide...

Guardian of Genome Stability ‘Histone 1’

Histone H1 is one of the five main histone protein families which are components of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Though highly conserved, it is...

First Recycled Rocket Successfully Launched

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida in the first successful launch...

‘1000 Genomes Project’: Full Details Explained

The 1000 Genomes Project (abbreviated as 1KGP), launched in January 2008, was an international research effort to establish by far the most detailed catalogue...

Technology to Track Global Fishing Launched

Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled a free technology that allows users to spy on global fishing practices in a bid to curb illegal activity in the...

Juno Spacecraft Lost Its Computer

NASA's Juno spacecraft has lost its main computer and science instruments shortly before it was due to make an orbital pass near Jupiter. The glitch...

Scientists Create Electronic Plants

Researchers in Sweden have created (Electronic Plants) analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. They have used the vascular system of living roses...

Scientists Detect Hydrogen Bonds First Time

Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using...

The ‘Ksheer Tester’ Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the occasion of the 64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Central Electronics...

Chromium Contamination of Water

BARC has developed a simple, user friendly, quick and cost effective kit for onsite determination of Cr(VI), which meets IS10500 as well as EPA...

GSAT 15 Satellite Launched

GSAT 15, India’s latest communications satellite, was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle on November 11, 2015. The 3164 kg GSAT-15...

Reusable Launch Vehicle of India: Latest Information

On May 23, 2016, India became the fifth nation to successfully conduct the flight demonstration of a scaled down version of a winged-body reusable...

Gran Telescopio Canarias in News

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GranTeCan or GTC), also known as the Great Canary Telescope is a 10.4 m (410 in) reflecting telescope located at...

Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy in News

Aalto University researchers have developed a measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy (SDAM) to understand and characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials. This...

World’s Thinnest Photo Detector Developed

The world's thinnest photodetector has been developed. This is a device that converts light into an electric current. This 2D technology uses molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)...

Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer...

Google’s AlphaGo Wins Three-Match Series

Google’s AlphaGo AI has proved that machines are now smarter than man — when it comes to games of strategy. AlphaGo defeated high-profile Go player...

China Tests ‘Lunar Palace’

Lunar Palace 1 or Moon Palace 1 or Yuegong-1, is a Chinese research facility for developing a moon base. It is an environmentally closed...

Satellite Galaxy of Milky Way Discovered

An international team led by researchers from Tohoku University has found an extremely faint dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The team's discovery is...

Capability of India to Launch Heavy Payloads

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has the capability of launching  1700 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (600 km) and has proven its...

ISS Cargo Ship Burns in Atmosphere

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after lauching. The cargo ship’s loss occurred some 190...

Scientists Creates Nano Size Diode

Scientists at University of Barcelona have led a project to create a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly...

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Planet

Astronomers have discovered an atmosphere around the super-Earth planet GJ 1132b. This marks the first detection of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet other than...

Genetically Engineered Mouse Created

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine. The mice they created had higher...

Nasa Releases Latest Pics of Pluto

Current Affairs: Nasa has released enhanced colour mosaics of Pluto that combines some of the sharpest views of the mysterious landscape. The pictures are part...

Indian Neutrino Observatory: Latest Developments

The Government intends to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in West Bodi Hills, Theni District of Tamil Nadu. The project is awaiting...

Purple Rocks on Mars Revealed

NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the purple rocks on the surface of the Red planet Mars. The photos were taken near the base of...

Protein That Boosts Rice Yield Identified

In collaboration with researchers at Nanjing Agricultural University, Dr Tony Miller from the John Innes Centre has developed rice crops with an improved ability...

Ring-Skimming Mission at Planet Saturn

NASA’s Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet’s rings. Cassini got a gravitational assist from Saturn’s big moon Titan. That...

Scientists Create Artificial Mouse ‘Embryo’

Scientists from University of Cambridge have succesfully created a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells -- the body's 'master...

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission and WHO Collaboration

The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) is set to become the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Safety of Medicines and Vaccines in the South-East Asia...

Green Propellants in India

ISRO is developing green propellants for use in future rocket & satellite propulsion systems. All space faring nations have been investigating green propulsion systems...

Nocturnal Character of Animals Decoded

Scientists have explained why some animals sleep at night and are active during the day, while others do the reverse. Researchers examined the day/night patterns...

Scientific Study on Ayurveda Prakriti

A genome-wide study indicated certain correlation between Ayurvedic prakriti classifications with genomic diversity. A study on the subject has been done by the Centre...

Aerosol Monitoring System Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the new user-friendly website of IMD and dedicated to the nation...

IRNSS Fully Functional in 2016

According to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran, all seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), will be in orbit by March...

Nasa Plans to Exit International Space Station

The U.S. space agency NASA will move up to the cislunar space — the area of space surrounding the moon — for an ambitious...

Technology Transfer Agreement on Nitrogen Steel

Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, a premier research laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) signed...

NASA Horizons Mission Flying into Deep Space

Following its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons mission will fly deeper into space towards an ancient object considered to be one...

GSLV Mk III Rocket and Its Launch in India

The first developmental flight (GSLV MkIII-D1) of India's heavy lift launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted on June 05, 2017 from Satish Dhawan...

Plastic Converted To Petrol Diesel

Plastic can be converted into petrol, diesel and other hydrocarbons. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad has developed a catalyst that can be...

World’s First Prototype Exascale Supercomputer

China has started to build a new-generation supercomputer that is expected to be 10 times faster than the current world champion. This year, China is...

‘Project Loon’ By Google

Project Loon is a research and development project being developed by Google X with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote...

‘Origami Organs’: Future of Regenerative Medicine

Scientists are making use of discarded animal organs by turning them into origami. A team of researchers at Northwestern University created the paper cranes...

ISRO Geo-Tagging Indian Post Offices

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a software solution to geo-tag all Post Offices in the country. Geo-tag is a civilian application developed by...

Sun Produces ‘Superflares’

According to latest research, the Sun is capable of producing monstrous eruptions or ‘superflares’ that can not only break down radio communication and power...

Goat With Superfine Wool Cloned

The world's first cloned goat bearing superfine cashmere wool was born in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The goat was born and will be...

Construction New Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 10 indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in fleet mode. The...

USA Experimental X-37B Plane Returns

The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed in Florida after completing two years of secret mission. The unmanned Boeing-built space plane X-37B, blasted off in...

Satellite RESOURCESAT-2A Launched by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation launches Remote Sensing satellite, RESOURCESAT-2A, using its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The spacecraft mass is around 1,200 kilogram with...

Vaccine Developed To Fight Ebola

The Ebola virus is likely to be eradicated once for all as a new vaccine developed against the disease by Public Health Agency of...

Orbital ATK’s 7th Cargo Flight to Space Station Launched

The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft...

WB-57F Research Jet Planes of NASA

There is a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. It will last less than two and half minutes. The team of NASA-funded scientists in...

Super Fast Camera Developed

Scientists have developed a super-fast camera that can film at a rate of five trillion images per second, fast enough to visualise the movement...

Spectacular Phenomena in Universe Discovered

Astronomers, using data from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), have discovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe — a supermassive...

Black Holes Found in Tiny Galaxies

Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes. They have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, VUCD3 and M59cO, with supermassive black holes. The...

Scientists Calculates Plastic Produced Till Date

Recently, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia, the University of California, Santa Barbara and Sea Education Association, launched the first global...

NASA Launches World’s Smallest Satellite

NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Indian Tamil Nadu student Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President...

Electro-Magnetic Interference Test Facility Inaugurated

Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha inaugurated the Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) –...

Mexico Approves First Dengue Vaccine

First Dengue Vaccine: Mexican has approved the first dengue vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus. Mosquitoes transmit the dengue virus....

New Human Genome Editing System Discovered

Scientists has now identified a different CRISPR system with the potential for even simpler and more precise genome engineering. CRISPR sequences were first described in...

Large Asteroid Passes Near to Earth

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up...

Winter Fog Experiment in News

Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets suspended in the air or near the Earth’s surface. The presence of heavy and...

Venus Like Planet Discovered

Astronomers, using NASA’s Kepler space telescope, have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star that is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and...

NASA ‘Europa Clipper’ Mission in News

NASA’s ‘Europa Clipper’ set to launch in the 2020s will probe the habitability of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. When the mission was still in the...

Know About Fast Breeder Reactors in India

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past...

Achievements in Science and Technology

Science and Technology Initiatives by Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during 2016: Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was dedicated...

Surveillance System to Check Illegal Mining

The mines ministry  launched a satellite-based illegal mining detection system, which will receive tip offs in the form of pictures taken from a mobile...

Planet Named ‘Bernardbowen’ in Solar System

A minor planet in the Solar System is officially known as Bernardbowen after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the...

Giant Cluster of Galaxies Discovered

Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe. The galaxy cluster, located 8.5 billion light-years away, was...

Scientists Grow Human Stem Cells in Pigs

Scientists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos. The approach involves generating stem cells from a patient’s skin, growing the desired new...

European Extremely Telescope: World’s Largest

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world's largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope now under construction. Part of the European Southern...

First Identical Twin Puppies Born

For the first time, scientists have confirmed the birth of rare identical twin puppies born to an Irish wolfhound in South Africa. The puppies were...