Norovirus

Norovirus #GS-02 Healthcare, #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Norovirus Norovirus is highly contagious and can cause inflammation in the stomach lining and the intestines resulting in vomiting and diarrhoea similar to rotavirus. A person can develop symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed […]

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic #GS-03 Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology For Prelims Biodegradable Plastic A product is biodegradable when it can be decomposed by biological organisms such as bacteria, fungi, algae, etc in a favourable environment. Plastics developed form biomass (plants) such as corn, sugarcane, vegetable […]

AK-203 Assault Rifles

AK-203 assault rifles #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims AK 203 The AK-203 is a Russian made gas-operated, magazine-fed, select fire assault rifle designed to chamber the 7.62×39mm cartridge. The AK-203 was developed in the 2010s by Kalashnikov Concern in Russia and is one of […]

Shukrayaan

Shukrayaan #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Shukrayaan Shukrayaan is ISRO’s mission to Venus with an aim to study Venus’ atmosphere, which is toxic and corrosive in nature as clouds of sulfuric acid cover the planet. The orbiter, is expected to have a science payload […]

Black Box

Black Box #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Black Box Officially called the Flight Data Recorder, the Black Box is an instrument which records all the activities in an aeroplane during its flight. An aeroplane generally contains two black boxes which are kept at the […]

Generative AI

Generative AI #GS-03 Science and Technology, Cyber Security For Prelims Generative AI Generative AI utilises machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new forms of media, such as text, audio, video, and animation. Generative AI works by training a model on a large dataset and […]

Towards making India an uplinking hub

Towards making India an uplinking hub #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules, 2021 It provides for the creation of a three-level grievance redressal mechanism; self-regulation by broadcasters, self-regulation by the self-regulating bodies of the broadcasters, and oversight by an Inter-Departmental […]

National Green Hydrogen Mission

National Green Hydrogen Mission #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Green Hydrogen Hydrogen gas can be created by using electrolytic division of water. Electrolysers use an electric current to split water into its basic components of hydrogen and oxygen, which emits zero-carbon dioxide. When the […]