IIT-Madras researchers design white light emitters for LED applications

Source: This post is based on the article “IIT-Madras researchers design white light emitters for LED applications” published in Down To Earth on 18th October 2021. What is the News? Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have successfully developed a white light emitter for use in LEDs. What is LED (Light-Emitting Diodes)?… Continue reading IIT-Madras researchers design white light emitters for LED applications

China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

Source: This post is based on the following articles  “China tested a ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says a report” published in The Hindu on 18th October 2021. “Explained: China’s hypersonic glide vehicle test” published in Indian Express on 18th October 2021. What is the News? China’s military has carried out its first-ever test of a… Continue reading China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

Why Nasa is launching robo archaeologist named Lucy

Source: This post is based on the article “Why Nasa is launching robo archaeologist named Lucy” published in “The Times of India”on 16th October 2021.  What is the News?  NASA is about to launch a probe toward clusters of asteroids along Jupiter’s orbital path. They are known as the Trojan swarms. It represents the final unexplored regions of asteroids in the solar system.  More about the news The spacecraft, a deep-space robotic archaeologist named Lucy will… Continue reading Why Nasa is launching robo archaeologist named Lucy

Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Source: This post is based on the article “Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab” published in Economic Times on 13th October 2021. What is the News? Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier telecom R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications has unveiled an indigenously developed Quantum Key… Continue reading Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings get geographical indication (GI) tags

Source: This post is based on the article “Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings get geographical indication (GI) tags” published in The Hindu on 9th October 2021. What is the News? Karuppur kalamkari paintings and the Kallakurichi wood carvings have received geographical indication (GI) tags. What are Karuppur kalamkari paintings? Karuppur Kalamkari paintings are done… Continue reading Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings get geographical indication (GI) tags

Why did the Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf break in 2017? NASA has an answer

Source: This post is based on the article “Why did the Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf break in 2017? NASA has an answer” published in Down To Earth on 13th October 2021. What is the News? According to a study, the A68 iceberg that split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf in 2017 was… Continue reading Why did the Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf break in 2017? NASA has an answer

Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Source: This post is based on the article “Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab” published in Economic Times on 11th October 2021. What is the News? The Government of India has asked the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) to begin developing 6G and other futuristic technologies to catch… Continue reading Telecom secretary asks C-DoT to work on 6G, launches Quantum Communication Lab

Expert panel okays use of Covaxin in 2-18 age group

Source: This post is based on the following articles “Expert panel okays use of Covaxin in 2-18 age group” published in Livemint on 13th October 2021. “Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets expert panel’s nod for children above 2 years” published in Business Standard on 13th October 2021. “Expert panel recommends approving Covaxin for kids” published in… Continue reading Expert panel okays use of Covaxin in 2-18 age group

Explained: How Jupiter Trojan asteroids will help NASA learn about evolution of solar system

What is the News? NASA is set to launch the ‘Lucy’ Mission in the next week. What is Mission Lucy? Mission Lucy is NASA’s first mission to explore the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. Named After: The mission is named after ‘Lucy’, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor who belonged to a species of hominins (which include humans and… Continue reading Explained: How Jupiter Trojan asteroids will help NASA learn about evolution of solar system

New toxic-free, superior multilayer technology that packages together electronic components can help country’s strategic sectors

What is the news?  CSIR– NIIST (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology), under the purview of “Advanced Manufacturing Techniques scheme” of Department of Science & Technology (DST) has indigenously developed toxic-free and superior multilayer series of LTCC tapes and HTCC substrates which are on par with international standards.  About the technology: LTCC tapes and HTCC substrates  These technologies package together electronic components like resistors,… Continue reading New toxic-free, superior multilayer technology that packages together electronic components can help country’s strategic sectors