Category: Science & Tech

India’s genetically modified crop area fifth largest in world

    CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM SCIENCE & TECH SECTION News in Focus According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), India has the world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops, at 11.4 million hectares (mh) in 2017. Important highlights of the report: The country with the highest area […]

Agni-5 Ballistic Missile

    CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM SCIENCE & TECH SECTION News in Focus India has successfully tested Agni-V, validating the long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile’s reliability. This was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful. Agni-V, with […]

What is GLONASS?

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM SCIENCE & TECH SECTION News in Focus Russia has successfully launched a Glonass-M positioning satellite using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from Plesetsk space center. With this launch, there are now 26 Glonass satellites in orbit. What is GLONASS? GLONASS was developed by the Soviet Union as an experimental military communications system during […]

Nipah virus in Kerala

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM SCIENCE & TECH SECTION News in Focus Kerala Government has decided to lift high alert issued in the wake of outbreak of deadly Nipah virus in May 2018 in northern Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of state that has so far claimed 17 lives. The outbreak of virus has been brought under control […]

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