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

Superconductivity at Room Temperature

Published: June 21, 2019

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bangalore have reported observing superconductivity at room temperature, in a new composite material made of gold and silver. Superconductivity Superconductivity is defined as a phenomenon in which the electrical resistivity suddenly drops to zero at its transition temperature. The phenomenon was first discovered in 1911 in mercury (Hg). Electricity ..

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PCI urges media to do objective reporting on polls

Published: April 13, 2019

PCI (Press Council of India) have issued some guidelines for media to do objective reporting on election polls and warned it against the practice of paid news. As per the guidelines, newspapers are not expected to indulge in unhealthy election campaigns, reports about candidate or party during the election period. PCI has warned media to ..

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HRD Launches STARS scheme on National Science Day

Published: March 1, 2019

The Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day (28th February). STAR Scheme STARS is an acronym for Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund Science projects. The scheme will be implemented at the cost of Rs 250 crores. Under the scheme 500 science projects will ..

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NIRF Rankings 2018: IISc Overall Best, AIIMS Best Medical College

Published: April 4, 2018

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was adjudged as overall best Indian university in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 or NIRF-3 released by Ministry of Human Resource Development . This year it is third edition NIRF survey and was released as part of India Rankings 2018 for the Educational Institutions. Indian Institute of ..

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IISc scientists develop first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility

Published: February 23, 2018

Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru have indigenously developed country’s first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility. The facility was inaugurated at the IISc campus. It is first test loop technology coupled with solar heat source in world that will generate clean energy from power plants, including solar thermal. Key ..

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