Research: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Fitness trade-offs linked to population size in E. coli

Scientists at IISER, Pune, have discovered a link between population sizes of Escherichia coli bacteria with the fitness trade-off adopted by them. Escherichia coli Escherichia coli is a bacterial species commonly found in the gut of humans and several animals. It is a rod shaped, gram negative bacteria that are mostly harmless in nature. However, ..

Military Research & Development of Iran

Iran had one of the world’s strongest and most well-armed militaries in the world under the Shah of Persia. Funded by unlimited oil wealth, Iran shopped the top end of American and Western defense hardware. However, since the fall of Shah and the Persian revolution, Iran has been under sanctions for West, causing difficulties with ..

New membrane to separate Oil and Water developed by IIT Guwahati

A team of researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed two new and distinct membranes which can be used for separating oil and water. These membranes can operate even in harsh conditions. What has happened? A team of researchers from the Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati have developed new and improved membranes that can be used ..

Science and Engineering Research Board proposes a new scheme called Supra

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has proposed a new scheme called Supra with the sole objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact. The initiative is part of the PM Modi’s 100-day transformative ideas. The Supra (or Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement) scheme is designed to attract ..

Modern-Age Weapons under Development at DRDO

To develop modern weapons for the future, the Hyderabad-based Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) is working on new iterations of the weapons.? What is CHESS? The Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences is a DRDO unit.? It is involved in the development of modern military and sensor technology for stealth and ..