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IIT Madras develops ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural farms

The students at the IIT Madras have developed a smart agricopter to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural fields and help identify crop health by using a imaging camera. The innovation will allow spraying pesticides 10 times faster and with 100% precision at the same cost as manual spraying. The current version of Project ..

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Union Cabinet approves Inter-Institutional Agreement between India and US for 3D bioprinting & regenerative medicine

The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA) between India and the USA in the areas of regenerative medicine and 3D bioprinting, new technologies, exchange of scientific ideas/information and technologies, and joint use of scientific infrastructure. The purpose of the Agreement is to contribute towards the development of research and ..

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International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD)

The International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD) is observed every year on 14th of July to recognize the importance of sharks play in the ecosystem. The 2019 theme “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean” . According to the latest report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Tunisia has become the ..

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West Bengal government observes first-ever Save Water Day on 12th July

The West Bengal government has observed the first-ever Save Water Day on 12th July 2019 across the state to spread the message of water conservation. From now onwards, the day will be observed in the state every year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water. The state government also organized the Padayatra ..

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Short Note : Plan Bee

To curb the rising menace of elephant deaths on its tracks due to ongoing trains, the Indian Railways has deployed an innovative method to move the elephants away from the railway tracks. What is Plan Bee? The Indian Railways is planning to use speakers to play the sound of bees which will scare the elephants ..

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Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal Campaign

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the Sanchay Jal, Behtar Kal  campaign for rainwater harvesting and water conservation. Features of the Campaign It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign on 1,592 “water-stressed” blocks in 257 districts. The campaign would be rolled out in 1,592 blocks, identified as “water-stressed” as per the Central Ground Water Board’s ..

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