Science and Technology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Scientists develop “Catch and Kill” air filter that kills COVID-19

The scientists at the University of Houston have developed “Catch and Kill” air filter. The filter is capable of killing COVID-19 virus that has the potential to stay alive in air for 3 hours. About the filter The filter in the device is 200 degrees Celsius hot in working condition. The temperature has been set ..

High Level Industry Consultation organized to formulate STIP 2020

The Confederation of India Industry and Science Policy Forum are to organize a high-level industry consultation to formulate Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020. Highlights The STIP, 2020 was flagged off by the Department of Science and Technology in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. The formulation of STIP 2020 was to be organized in ..

GoI launches “Accelerate Vigyan” scheme

On July 1, 2020, an inter-ministerial scheme called “Accelerate Vigyan” was launched by SERB operating under Government of India. The scheme is to provide an integrated platform for Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), workshops and capacity building programmes. Highlights The primary objective of the scheme is to give thrust on encouraging high-end scientific research ..

Official Logo launched to celebrate Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST

The Secretary of Department of Science and Technology launched the official logo to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST. Highlights The DST was established in May 3, 1971. The department is observing a Golden Jubilee Commemoration year between the period May 3, 1971 and May 2, 2021. About DST The DST operates under ..

Fugaku: World Fastest Supercomputer

A Japan based Supercomputer, Fugaku developed by Fujitsu and the Riken Research Institute has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world. Highlights The fugaku has gained the top spot after beating out its Chinese and US counterparts. Also, it is the first Japanese super computer to gain the top position after 9 years. This ..