Other Technological developments : news and updates


  • BARC Develops India’s First Ruthenium 106 Plaque For Effective Eye Cancer Treatment
    News: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC) Mumbai has developed an Eye Cancer therapy. It was the first indigenous Ruthenium 106 Plaque for the treatment of Ocular Tumors. Facts: Ruthenium-106: It is a radioactive form of the rare heavy metal ruthenium. It is a “platinum group” metal similar to platinum. How is it produced? It ...
  • Union Minister to launch “Khadi Prakritik Paint” developed by KVIC
    News: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways will be launching an innovative new called “Khadi Prakritik Paint”. Facts: Khadi Prakritik Paint: It has been conceptualized by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and later developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Jaipur (a KVIC unit). Key Characteristics: It is a first-of-its-kind eco-friendly, non-toxic paint ...
  • Swasth Vayu Non-invasive Ventilator receives regulator nod
    News: Swasth Vayu Ventilator has received the approval of the expert committee constituted by Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Facts: Swasth Vayu: It is a ‘Made in India’ non-invasive (involves use of masks or similar device) ventilator developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL),Bengaluru. Key ...
  • PM launches India’s first driverless metro train in Delhi
    Source: The Hindu News: The Prime Minister of India has flagged off the country’s first ‘driverless’ metro in Delhi. Facts: Delhi driverless Metro train: It will be rolled out on the 38-km Line 8 or Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro which has a 390-km-long network spread across the national capital and adjoining cities. Significance: After this ...
  • What is 3D Printing?
    Source: The Hindu News: L&T Construction has 3D printed a G+1 (Ground plus one) building for the first time in India at Kancheepuram, Chennai with indigenous concrete mixture.  Facts:  3D printing or additive manufacturing(AM) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.  What is the process of 3D Printing? The process starts ...
  • Indian Railways to use LIDAR Technique for ground survey
    Source: Click here News: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited is adopting Light Detection and Ranging Survey(LiDAR) technique for conducting ground survey for the proposed Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail(HSR) corridor. Facts: LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging): It is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges & ...
  • What is Havana Syndrome?
    Source: Click Here News: National Academies of Sciences(NAS) has found microwave radiation to be the cause for the “Havana syndrome”. Facts: Havana Syndrome: In 2016, US diplomats in Havana reported feeling ill after hearing strange sounds and experiencing odd physical sensations in their hotel rooms or homes.The symptoms included nausea, severe headaches, fatigue, dizziness, sleep problems, ...
  • China turns on ‘artificial sun’
    Source: Click here News: China has successfully powered up its artificial sun nuclear fusion reactor named “HL-2M Tokamak reactor”. Facts: HL-2M Tokamak reactor: It is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device that can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source. It uses a powerful magnetic field to fuse hot plasma and can ...
Print Friendly, PDF & Email