Science & Technology - Current Affairs for May, 2015

Science & Technology Current Affairs for May, 2015

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▼ HP forest department sets up tracking system to keep check on forest fires   [05-17-15]

The system was launched with an aim to preserve the precious forest fire incidents during summer season. In case of any fire incident, the forest officials will immediately receive SMS on their mobiles.

▼ CSIR-IIP formulates energy efficient synthesis strategies for nano catalysts   [05-17-15]

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) using an environmentally benign green process with economic efficiency, has developed a nano catalyst which directly converts benzene to phenol in presence of air in a continuous process with very high selectivity.

▼ Astra, BVR air to air missile developed by ISRO successfully test fired from Odisha coast   [05-17-15]

Astra is India’s first beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is capable of engaging its target at ranges of 37 km or beyond. It has operational range of 60km. The all-weather missile has been indigenously designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

▼ Record breaking energy generated in LHC collider   [05-17-15]

Scientists at Cern in Switzerland achieved test collisions between protons - the ‘hearts’ of atoms - at 13 tera-electron volts (TeV) for the first time.

▼ ASTROSTAT, first dedicated Indian astronomy satellite assembled   [05-17-15]

It is significant to note that ASTROSAT is the first mission to be operated as a space observatory by ISRO. The satellite is planned to be launched during the second half of 2015 by PSLV C-34 to a 650 km near equatorial orbit around the Earth.

▼ New Catfish species discovered in Manipur   [05-17-15]

Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) discovered a new species of catfish named Glyptothorax senapatiensis in the Chindwin river drainage in Senapati district of Manipur.

▼ Kavaratti, fourth ship of Project 28 launched   [05-17-15]

The four ships of Project-28 built by GRSE, Kolkata have been designed indigenously by the Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi and bear testimony to the acclaimed legacy of Naval Designers. Kavaratti will also be packed with an array of state of art weapons and sensors, including a Medium Range Gun (from M/s Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd), Torpedo Tube Launchers as well as Rocket Launchers (from M/s Larsen &Tubro), Close-In Weapon System (from M/s Gun and Shell Factory) and Chaff System (from M/s Machine Tool Prototype Factory).

▼ Japanese scientists discover new state of matter   [05-14-15]

The research provides important clues about how the interplay between the electronic structure of the molecules and their spacing within the lattice can strengthen interactions between electrons that cause superconductivity.

▼ Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches laser technology based data collection system   [05-14-15]

The outcome of integrated data collection system will assist in developing an accurate and scientific maintenance planning mechanism, finalizing road safety measures and development of the National Highways network in India. The data collected will be stored and managed through a web based application, which will be hosted in the public domain. The application, when fully developed, can also be accessed by smart phones. Information collected from this project will be useful for Transport Ministry, Finance Ministry, NHAI, State PWDs, Police departments, funding agencies, developers and citizens. The software will be equipped to interface with the indigenous Bhuvan satellite images. The survey vehicle is equipped with three cameras including pavement view, 15 advanced Lasers and GPS connected to Gagan satellite.

▼ Government to expand the reach of radio through conversion of medium wave into FM towers   [05-14-15]

By FM people can access radio on mobile phones and car’s stereos. Mr. Rathore said his ministry has set a target of covering 67 percent of the country by FM radio in the next 2 and a half years from 45 percent at present.

▼ Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in 2017-2018   [05-14-15]

Chandrayaan-2 is planned to be launched during 2017- 2018 timeframe by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

▼ Surface to air missile Akash inducted into armed forces on May 5th, 2015   [05-13-15]

Akash Missile is able to target a multitude of aerial threats of upto a range of 25 km. Akash has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and is being built by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). It was originally planned as part of the five missiles under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme initiated in 1984.

▼ Rajasthan opens cow refinery   [05-13-15]

For the research on cow products, a scientific approach will be adopted for Indian traditional system of medicine. The refinery will prepare cow-urine extract for use in the formulation of various products.

▼ Haryana launches 7 IT based e-services   [05-13-15]

The services includes e-Stamping; Jeevan Pramaan; Revised State Portal; Aadhaar-enabled biometric Attendance System; Mobile app; and Aadhaar-linked registration of birth.

▼ NASA spacecraft Messenger crashed into Mercury   [05-13-15]

Its demise was confirmed by flight controllers when it failed to emerge from the far sight. Messenger was launched in 2004 and was only expected to orbit Mercury for a year.

▼ Dr. A Kumar wins Whitley award 2015 for creating communication system regarding man-elephant conflict   [05-13-15]

Dr. Ananda has developed an Elephant Information Network (EIN) which acts as an early warning mechanism to alert people when elephants are nearby, minimise negative human-elephant interactions, and increase people's tolerance towards elephants.