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Indian Scientists develop Carbon-based Wrapper for preserving Fruits

Indian researchers led by Dr. P. S Vijayakumar from Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali have developed a composite paper made of carbon (graphene oxide) loaded with preservatives that can be used as wrappers to help extend shelf life of fruits.


India's First Earthquake Early Warning Mobile App

India's first early warning mobile application which can alert users before an earthquake was recently launched in Uttarakhand.


Indian Scientists Develop Self-Healing Materials

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, teaming up with IIT Kharagpur, have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair themselves from mechanical damages without need for any external intervention.


AIM, NITI Aayog, AWS Announce New Initiatives To Boost Innovation

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, and Amazon Web Services have announced new initiatives to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in India. This will be done by empowering school students ...

Fly Ash

  • Recently, two people died and four were missing after a dyke of a fly ash pond of Reliance’s Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project in Singrauli breached , causing spillage on several acres of agricultural fields.

Genome India Project

On 7th February, 2020, the government gave clearance to an ambitious gene-mapping project- Genome India Project (GIP), which has been described as the “first scratching of the surface of the vast genetic diversity of India”.


National Mission On Quantum Technologies & Applications

The government in its budget-2020 has announced a National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) for developing quantum computing linked technologies in the country.


Polycrack Technology

On 23rd January, 2020, Indian Railways commissioned the country's first governmental waste to energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop at Bhubaneswar, Odisha under the East Coast Railway zone.


From Cloud Computing To Edge Computing

According to a research, by 2025, companies will generate and process more than 75% of their data outside of traditional centralised data centres- that is, at the “edge” of the cloud.


Guidelines For Evaluation Of Nanopharmaceuticals In India

Recently, the Ministry Science & Technology released Guidelines for Evaluation of Nanopharmaceuticals in India, in New Delhi.


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