African elephants surveyed using AI

6 January 2021. Introduction: A new approach for surveying African elephants using satellite imagery and Artfitial Intelligence has been Developed by an International team of researchers led by University of Oxford. Highlights : The method uses satellite orbiting in space that is capable of capturing more than five thousand square kilometres of images. The captured […]

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Bird Flu Outbreak in India.

6 January 2021. Introduction: A bird flu alert has been sounded in states, including Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat. The State wise infection scenario in India: Kerala  As many as 12,000 ducks have died and about 40,000 birds have been culled in the region where bird flu was reported. Madhya Pradesh. An […]

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DRDO Biodigester MKII technology in metro rail.

Introduction:  The Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),wherein the DRDO will render technical support for the implementation of its advanced biodigester Mk-II technology, for the treatment of human waste (night soil) in the metro rail network. Highlights: DRDO’s biodigester is an indigenous, green […]

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Statement on Climate of India during 2020.

5 January 2021. Introduction:  The Climate Research and Services (CRS)of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Statement on Climate of India during 2020. The year 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901. Highlights: . The average Land Surface Air Temperature over India in 2020 was 0.29 […]

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Floating Solar Energy Project.

5 January 2021 Introduction: The world’s largest floating 600 MW solar energy project is to be constructed on Narmada river”s Omkareshwar Dam in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh . Highlights: It will begin power generation by year 2022-23. The estimated investment in this project stands at Rs 3,000 crore. The project will have  600 MW […]

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40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antartica.

                                      4 January 2021 Introduction: India launched the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica. This marks four decades of country‚Äôs scientific endeavour to the Southern continent. Highlights: The expedition has been launched by the Ministry of Earth Science. Ice class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovin has been deployed for the expedition. The expedition commenced from Mamugao Port […]

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