Science Current Affairs - 2020

What is “Ball Tampering” that is being considered by ICC recently?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering to legalize ball tampering. Context of the News The ICC is considering to use an artificial substance under the supervision of umpires to polish cricket balls as applying saliva risks the spread of COVID-19. The use of artificial substance has been banned in cricket. What is ball tampering? Read More…

February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is being observed by the United Nations on February 11 every year since 2015. The Organization passed a resolution to observe the day in order to recognize the role played by girls and women in science and technology. Highlights The day is being celebrated in collaboration Read More…

Department of Biotechnology held International Summit on Women in STEM

On January 25, 2020, the Department of Biotechnology held an International Summit on Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) on the following theme Theme: Visualizing the Future: New Skylines The summit aimed to increase the participation of women in STEM field. Highlights The summit show cased the success of several women in the Read More…

Project Gandhi Encyclopedia approved by GoI

The Ministry of Culture on December 10, 2019 approved Rs 2.95 crores financial assistance for the development of Gandhi Paedia. The project is to be implemented by National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata. Highlights The GoI is developing “Gandhi Encyclopedia” in order to spread awareness in the country. The aim is to promote Gandhian philosophy Read More…

ICRISAT-led team identifies Climate-Resilient Genes in Chickpea

Recently, an international collaboration of 20 research organizations led by Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) identified climate resilient genes in chickpea. They cracked genetic code to develop climate resilient chickpea with genes for heat tolerance and genes for drought tolerance. Key Findings Scientists study based on complete genome sequencing of Read More…