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Everything about GM crops!

What is genetic modification (GM) of crops and how is it done? GM is a technology that involves inserting DNA into the genome of an organism. To produce a GM plant, new DNA is transferred into plant cells. Usually, the cells are then grown in tissue culture where they develop into plants. The seeds produced… Continue reading Everything about GM crops!

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Role Of Technology In Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking

Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking Today, technology pervades every nook and cranny of our lives. In a report published in August 2017, nearly 50.7% of the population on Earth is connected to the internet! That is 3.82 billion people! Out of these, nearly 3.03 billion are present on one social media network or the other.  Facebook… Continue reading Role Of Technology In Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking

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What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

Both PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) are the satellite-launch vehicles (rockets) developed by ISRO. PSLV is designed mainly to deliver the “earth-observation” or “remote-sensing” satellites with lift-off mass of up to about 1750 Kg to Sun-Synchronous circular polar orbits of 600-900 Km altitude. The remote sensing satellites orbit the… Continue reading What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

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10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), the heaviest rocket ever made by India and capable of carrying large payloads, is set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. Here are a few facts you need to know about the rocket. 1. GSKV-Mk III is capable of… Continue reading 10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

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Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

1- The total installed capacity of the Plants will be 7000 MW. 2- India has current installed nuclear power capacity of 6780 MW from 22 operational plants. 3- Another 6700 MWs of nuclear power is expected to come onstream by 2021-22 through projects presently under construction. What is pressurised heavy water reactor? 1- PHWR uses… Continue reading Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

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Everything you need to know about the global ransomware attack

What is WannaCry? First and foremost, let’s clarify exactly what WannaCry is. This malware is a scary type of trojan virus called “ransomware.” As the name suggests, the virus in effect holds the infected computer hostage and demands that the victim pay a ransom in order to regain access to the files on his or… Continue reading Everything you need to know about the global ransomware attack

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Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP)

The road transport and highways minister, in May 2016, released the first draft of the proposed Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP). The programme proposes to offer tax benefits and discounts to people who junk old vehicles and replace them with new ones. Its primary intention is to reduce emissions and the priority is to… Continue reading Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP)

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China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

China recently launched the first-ever quantum satellite. The satellite is named “Micius“. Many countries are working on quantum communications, including fiber-optic quantum key distribution networks in the United States, Europe, and China. However, China is the first one to launch a satellite to develop the complex technology. The 500 kg satellite contains a quantum key… Continue reading China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite to develop hack-proof tech

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Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

As per the report ‘The Future of Internet in India’, compiled by Nasscom and Akamai Technologies, the number of Internet users in India is likely to more than double to 730 million by 2020. As of December 2015, there were about 330 million Internet users in the country. Highlights of the report: India, which has… Continue reading Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

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India’s eye in the sky

NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), India’s indigenous global navigation satellite system, is expected to become fully operational from this month. What is NAVIC? NAVIC is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland. What all services are provided? Its applications include:IRNSS… Continue reading India’s eye in the sky