IISc: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IISc develops ICMR-approved mobile RT-PCR lab

Published: August 5, 2020

Karnataka has launched the first-ever ICMR-approved RT-PCR Lab in the country and it has been developed by the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It is known as Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting Lab (MITR), which is capable of testing 9000 samples in a month. Highlights The Medical Education Minister of the state has launched ..

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“Indian National Super Model” launched by DST

Published: May 31, 2020

On May 31, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model. The Model was launched to help monitor transmission of COVID-19 infection. Highlights The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) are to play crucial role ..

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DRDO’s New Bomb Detection Device

Published: March 3, 2020

The new explosives detection device, named Raider X, was unveiled at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection 2020 in Pune. Features of the Device: The Raider X can detect explosives from a stand-off distance of 2 metres. It can detect up to 20 explosives, including home-made ones. It can also detect bulk explosives that are ..

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RalDer-X: New Explosive Detection Device developed by DRDO and IISc Bangalore

Published: March 2, 2020

On March 1, 2020, at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection, a new Explosive Detection device called RalDer-X was launched. Highlights RalDer-X has the capacity to detect explosives that are in the pure form and also those that are added with contaminants. It is also capable of detecting explosives at a distance. The device is ..

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IISc ranked 16th in Times Higher Education Ranking

Published: February 19, 2020

On February 18, 2020, the Times Higher Education Ranking was released in London. The ranking was titled “The Emerging Economies University Ranking 2020”. Around 11 Indian Universities were included in the top 100. However, China had more Universities than India in the ranking. Around 30 Universities of China were in the top 100. Highlights The ..

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