Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology   Context: Recently, the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology released a draft foresight paper on synthetic biology. Synthetic biology has multifarious applications of energy, agriculture and  Thus, there is always a perceived threat of components releasing into the open environment. Therefore, the document stresses […]

PSLV C52 mission

PSLV C52 mission Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian space scientists on the successful launch of PSLV C52 mission. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 injected Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04, into an intended sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km altitude […]

Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear Fusion Energy   Context: Scientists in the United Kingdom said they have achieved a new milestone in producing nuclear fusion energy,or imitating the way energy is produced in the Sun.   Background:   A team at the Joint European Torus (JET) facilitynear Oxford in central England generated […]

Geomagnetic Storm

Geomagnetic Storm   Context: Elon Musk’s Starlink has lost dozens of satellites that were caught in a geomagnetic storm a day after they were launched on February 3. Up to 40 of the 49 satellites were impacted, Starlink said, causing them to fall from orbit […]


Chandrayaan-3   Context:   India plans to execute the Chandrayaan-3 mission this August, Minister Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Though the government had stated that the mission was scheduled for 2022, this is the first time that a specific month has been […]

Param Pravega Supercomputer

Param Pravega Supercomputer   Context: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) has installed and commissioned Param Pravega, one of the most powerful supercomputers in India, and the largest in an Indian academic institution, under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The system is expected to power […]

Pegasus Spyware

Pegasus Spyware Context: The story so far: On January 28, the New York Times published an article extensively detailing how Pegasus, a spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group, has been used as a tool to firm up Israel’s interests across the globe. The investigative article […]

Chandrayaan – 3

Chandrayaan – 3 Context: New ISRO Chief had said that design changes on Chandrayaan-3 have been incorporated and testing has seen huge progress. The mission could be launched by the middle of next year. About Chandrayaan 3: Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 […]

Anti-Microbial Resistance:

Anti-Microbial Resistance: Context: Antimicrobial resistance is spreading rapidly worldwide, and has even been likened to the next pandemic – one that many people may not even be aware is happening. A recent survey has revealed that antimicrobial-resistant infections caused 12.7 lakh deaths and were associated […]