GKToday Archives: August, 2017

Biotech Kisan And Cattle Genomics: Impacts for Farmers’ Lives

Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics are the most recent farmer-centric initiatives that the Ministry of Science and Technology has taken up. These are the two developmental programs by the Government that are aimed at bringing direct and positive changes in ..

Launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H unsuccessful: ISRO

The launch of IRSO’s eight navigation satellite IRNSS-1H onbaord of PSLV-C39 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh was unsuccessful. The heat shield did not separate as a result of which satellite did not complete the 4th stage. The IRNSS-1H was being sent ..


India, Switzerland ink two MoUs in the field of Railways

India and Switzerland have signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for exchanging technical cooperation in the field of Railways. They were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard in ..


EU, India agrees to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation

India and European Union (EU) have agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combat threat of terrorism and check terror financing. Both sides deliberated extensively on combating terror financing and challenges posed by violent extremism and ..


US approves first gene therapy for cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved first gene therapy, a treatment that uses patient’s own immune cells to fight acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The approval will usher new approach to treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases. ..


UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31-08-2017

Critically discuss India’s preparedness to tackle the threats posed by ransomware and state-sponsored cyber attacks. Google It Category – GS-III: basics of cyber security Despite of increased output and productivity, there is a demand –supply gap in the oilseeds in India, ..