Science and Technolgy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
CSIR and CNRS, France inks MoU for Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research
Published: December 18, 2019
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to establish a framework for cooperation between two institutes towards promotion and support of scientific and technological research. Highlights of MoU The MoU was signed with a view of potentially beneficial ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Topics: CNRS • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research • CSIR • CSIR-IICT • India-France • MOU • National Centre for Scientific Research • Science and Technolgy • Scientific and Technological Research
Floating B4 boat labs to study the Brahmaputra River
Published: September 21, 2017
The Union Government is planning to safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island — world’s largest riverine island using research carried out on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River. The purpose of project is to study changes caused by dams, climate change, human interventions and eventual effects on river eco-system. It will constantly ..
Molten Jet Stream discovered deep inside Earth’s core
Published: December 21, 2016
Scientists for the first time have discovered the so-called molten jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core using latest data obtained from three European satellites called Swarm. The three satellites were launched in 2013 with the goal of studying Earth’s magnetic field. The latest satellite data that helps create an sharpest ‘x-ray’ view of ..
Israeli scientists create world's first water-wave laser
Published: December 2, 2016
Scientists from Israel have created the world’s first ‘water-wave laser’ that emits a beam through the interaction of light and water waves. The study conducted by team of researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology led by Professor Tal Carmon. Significance of this research A typical laser can be created when the electrons in atoms become ..
Microsoft launches India's first Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Delhi
Published: October 28, 2016
Technology giant Microsoft has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi. It is first-of-its-kind Cybersecurity Centre in India and overall 7th in the world including in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Singapore, Berlin and Washington DC. Key Facts The CSEC will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper Cybersecurity collaborations with public and private ..