Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 News: Government of India has introduced “The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020” in the Lok Sabha. Facts: Aim: To regulate the assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics and the assisted reproductive technology banks, prevention of misuse, safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services. Key Provisions of the… Continue reading Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020

LISA Pathfinder will be a group of three spacecraft

LISA Pathfinder is testing the technologies needed, in space flights, for future space mission aiming at improving our knowledge of the universe by detecting gravitational waves for the very first time, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity in 1915. Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) scheduled to launch in 2034, will be a… Continue reading LISA Pathfinder will be a group of three spacecraft

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): a Digital security infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a technology for authenticating devices and users in the digital world. The basic idea behind PKI is to have one or more trusted parties digitally sign documents certifying that a particular cryptographic key belongs to a particular user or device. Nowadays most basic authentication involves a private key (also known as… Continue reading Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): a Digital security infrastructure

ISRO sets up Centre for Gaganyaan space mission

ISRO sets up Centre for Gaganyaan space mission SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY News: Gearing up for its maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’, ISRO unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre. Facts: Gearing up for its maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’, ISRO unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru at ISRO Headquarter campus. The human spaceflight programme… Continue reading ISRO sets up Centre for Gaganyaan space mission

Cybersecurity in India

CYBERSECURITY Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security. Currently, almost 70 categories of cybersecurity products have been identified. These include products used for data loss prevention, security analytics,… Continue reading Cybersecurity in India

Black Carbon: A threat for earth’s Ozone layer

Context: Black carbon (BC) is a new concern for the climate researchers. Aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of Black Carbon (BC) — a pollutant known to aggravate breathing disorders, upset the monsoon and quicken glacier melt and may be depleting the ozone layer. Explanation: The Ozone layer is a deep layer in earth’s atmosphere that… Continue reading Black Carbon: A threat for earth’s Ozone layer

Japanese Encephalitis: How to combat the deadly disease

Context: Japanese Encephalitis epidemics cases are reported from many parts of India however, it is highly endemic in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Introduction: Currently, the virus is spreading its deadly sting in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, where 70 children have lost their lives due to the infection. Doctors in endemic region in U.P. have found cases with… Continue reading Japanese Encephalitis: How to combat the deadly disease

Benchmark for science: Customized human embryos for a healthy life

Context: Genetically modified human embryos have been developed in the US and it is still in its initial stage which makes the scientist proceed with the utmost caution, paying the highest attention to ethical considerations. Data from gene trials should be open to the wider public for greater transparency and abundant caution. Explanation: For the… Continue reading Benchmark for science: Customized human embryos for a healthy life

Science enthusiasts stress need for scientific temper

Context: On Wednesday July 9, 2017, scientists, students, educators and science enthusiasts marched in 25 Indian cities, demanding better propagation of the scientific temper — a fundamental duty listed in Article 51A (h) of the Constitution. Introduction: Breakthrough Science Society organsied ‘India March for Science’, with the demand for inclusion of development of scientific temper… Continue reading Science enthusiasts stress need for scientific temper