Science & technology Current Affairs - 2020

GoI: No plans to extend 21-days of Lock Down; Science behind 21-day Lock Down

On March 30, 2020, the Government of India clarified that it had no plans to extend the 21 day lock down that was begun on March 25, 2020. The announcement comes to clarify rumours and fake news about extension of 21 day lock down  Why the 21-days Lock Down? There are rich scientific data behind Read More…

IIIT Hyderabad create first ever Indian Brain Atlas

Researchers at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, have created the first-ever Indian Brain Atlas referred to as IBA 100. The research has been published in a peer-reviewed journal– Neurology India. The Indian human brain atlas construction was undertaken by team of IIITH researchers was led by Jayanthi Sivaswamy from Centre for Visual Information Read More…

India and China agree roadmap for addressing Trade Imbalance

The eleventh session of the China-India joint-group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science & Technology was held in New Delhi. The session was co-chaired by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu and China’s Minister of Commerce Mr. Zhong Shan. Key Outcomes of meeting Both countries reaffirmed and reiterated their commitments to promote balanced and Read More…

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada for cooperation in field of S&T

The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada for cooperation in field of Science & Technology. The MoU was concluded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. Salient features The MoU will provide mechanism and help to foster scientific cooperation between Research & Read More…

New species of tree frog named Ghatixalus magnus discovered in Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered a new species of tree frog named as Ghatixalus magnus in the Western Ghats in Kadalar High Ranges of Idukki district, Kerala. It was discovered by team of researchers comprising of Robin Abraham and batrachologis Anil Zachariah during their recent exploration in the Western Ghats. The discovery has been published in the Read More…