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Science and Technology Current Affairs

Science and Technology Current Affairs 2019

Science and Technology Current Affairs Highlights

  • China launched its First Satellite for Space-based Broadband Services
  • InSight lander places its first instrument (SEIS) on Mars
  • Military Communication Satellite GSAT-7A successfully launched by ISRO
  • Foundation Stone of Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) laid in J&K
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu
  • GSAT-11: India’s heaviest satellite launched from French Guyana
  • ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS, 30 foreign satellites into orbit
  • Mohammed VI-B: Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite
  • ISRO successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-29
  • Twitter launches #PowerOf18 campaign to boost youth engagement for 2019 polls
  • Indian Health Fund: 4 innovators selected for early detection of TB, malaria by Tata Trust and The Global Fund
  • SpiNNaker: Largest brain-mimicking supercomputer switched on
  • IIT-Madras develops portable cold storage device
  • NDMC launches QR-enabled fridge magnets for digital payment of bills
  • Shakti: IIT Madras develops India’s first indigenous microprocessor
  • NASA retires Kepler space telescope
  • 27th Fusion Energy Conference held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Ask Disha: IRCTC launches AI chatbot to answer user queries
  • ISRO signs MoU with Central University of Jammu for setting up of Space Science Centre
  • Scientists develop world’s first bio electronic medicine
  • Scientists develop tiny spheres to trap water contaminants developed
  • Gaganyaan: ISRO, ROSCOSMOS to work together for first Indian manned mission
  • Parker Solar Probe completes first Venus flyby: NASA
  • Scientists for first time grow miniature human oesophagus in lab
  • India’s first Coal-gasification fertilizer plant to come up in Talcher, Odisha
  • ISRO setting up third launch pad at Sriharikota for Gaganyaan mission
  • India’s first indigenously developed Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor to achieve criticality in 2019
  • Cyclone-30: India’s biggest cyclotron facility becomes operational
  • Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen-powered train

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Science and Technology Current Affairs
: Space News

    • Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will most likely launch Chandrayaan-2, the country’s second mission to the Moon in the month of February 2019
    • China’s Chang’e 4 probe spacecraft has become the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon
    • China launched its First Satellite for Space-based Broadband Services
    • InSight lander places its first instrument (SEIS) on Mars
    • Military Communication Satellite GSAT-7A successfully launched by ISRO
    • The New Horizon Spacecraft has flown past Ultima Thule, a trans-Neptunian object located in the Kuiper belt. This marks a new beginning in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt region.
    • NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-REx arrives at its targeted asteroid Bennu after 2-year journey
    • SpaceX successfully launches 64 small satellites using reusable Falcon 9 rocket
    • ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS, 30 foreign satellites into orbit
    • Mohammed VI-B: Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite
    • NASA retires Kepler space telescope
    • ISRO setting up third launch pad at Sriharikota for Gaganyaan mission
    • ISRO launches two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using PSLV-C42
    • Japan to conduct world’s first test of space elevator
    • Gaofen 11: China launches high-resolution Earth observation satellite
    • ISRO successfully conducts ground test of high thrust version of Vikas Engine

Science and Technology Current Affairs: Technology

  • PSLV successfully launched 31 satellites in a single flight
  • India, US working together to develop vaccines
  • India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer dedicated to nation
  • ISRO released first image taken by Cartosat-2 series satellite
  • Germany scientists developed ultra-thin electronic skin tattoos
  • 2 NASA astronauts successfully conduct first spacewalk of year
  • Scientists discover Gen-next smart solar windows
  • Chinese scientists cloned monkeys for first time successfully
  • First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test

Science and Technology Current Affairs: Computer Science News

  • India successfully test-fired Nuclear-Capable Agni-IV Missile
  • Three astronauts return from International Space Station
  • Genetically Modified plant that cleans indoor air
  • CMRL to launch mobile app to book a ride
  • Blind amphibian is named after US President Donald Trump
  • Japanese scientists detected the evidence of water in 17 asteroids
  • NASAs first flight to the moon marks its 50th anniversary
  • BORI launched an e library of 1000 rare books in Pune

Science and Technology Current Affairs: Electronics News

  • India-Sri Lanka: Cabinet approves MoU between for promoting cooperation in IT and Electronics
  • Researchers develop world’s smallest nanoscale diode
  • Indian origin scientist Ashutosh Tiwari discovers fast SnO conductor to replace silicon
  • Xiaomi ties up with Foxconn to set up facility in Andhra Pradesh through ‘Make in India’ intiative
  • First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to ‘Gaganyaan’
  • ISRO soon to launch TV Channel to promote scientific temperament among students
  • Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with sizable display and battery
  • India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

Science and Technology Current Affairs: Defence and Combat

  • Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) inaugrated in Gurugram
  • ‘Hand-in-Hand’ counter-terrorism military exercises concluded
  • Indra Navy-18 Joint Exercise concluded between India and Russia
  • Fact Sheet: Indian Navy’s IFC-IOR
  • 47th Anniversary of Vijay Diwas celebrated
  • Four Indian PSUs feature in world’s top 100 arms producers: SIPRI Report
  • Supreme Court gives Clean Chit to NDA Government over Rafale Deal
  • HAL developed Light Utility Helicopter achieves important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude

Scienceand Technology Current Affairs: Health and Medicine

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) opened in Jhajjar, Haryana
  • India declared free from Trachoma bacterial infection of eye
  • Peru approves medicinal use of marijuana
  • Union Cabinet approves establishment of new AIIMS at Gorakhpur
  • Indigenously developed fecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’ launched
  • President presents National Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nursing personnel
  • SC approves holding of MBBS, BDS entrance through NEET
  • Rakesh K. Jain selected for 2015 National Medal of Science

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The Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs

  • Gene-Editing Allowed Same-Sex Mouse Parents To Give Birth
  • Scientists Discovered The Largest Animal On Earth – A 26,000-Pound Dinosaur
  • Australian Scientists Identified The World’s Oldest Known Animal
  • Archaeologists Found The Oldest Known Human Drawing
  • A 228 Million-Year-Old Fossil Confirmed Turtles Lived Without Shells In The Past
  • Palaeogeneticists Uncovered The Remains Of An Ancient Hybrid Human
  • The Italian Space Agency Detected Liquid Water On Mars
  • Scientists Uncovered The First Ever Fossilized Snake Embryo In 105 Million Year Old Amber
  • Scientists Pinpointed A Ghost Particle’s Origins
  • Astronomers Found The Brightest Object From The Universe’s Infancy
  • The Curiosity Rover Uncovered Ancient Components Necessary For Life On Mars
  • Scientists Discovered 13 Billion Year Old Oxygen, Which May Reveal The Oldest Stars In The Universe
  • Scientists May Have Figured Out How To Transfer Memories In Snails
  • Scientists Erased Damage Caused By Alzheimer’s Disease In A Human Brain Cell
  • Scientists Harvested Vegetables In A Greenhouse In Antarctica
  • A Stem Cell Transplant Successfully Cured Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Researchers Reversed The Aging Process In Mice
  • Scientists Discovered A Warm-Blooded Fish
  • Scientists May Have Discovered An Entirely New Organ
  • Archaeologists Uncovered Evidence That Thriving Communities Lived In Deserted Parts Of The Amazon
  • MIT Scientists Created A Robotic Fish That Can Help Study And Monitor Ocean Life
  • An Innovative Stem Cell Treatment Helps “Re-Boot” Blood And Bone Marrow For MS Patients
  • Scientists Restored The Sight Of Two Blind Patients – Which Could Mean An Eventual Cure For Blindness
  • Male Birth Control Could Be Available Soon
  • Scientists Determined The Origin Of Sickle Cell Anemia

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Upcoming Technology Breakthroughs and Future Scientific Inventions 2019

  • Quantum Computers
  • Self-healing Materials
  • DNA Storage
  • Reversing Paralysis
  • AI Integrated Surveillance Systems (CCTV Security Cameras)
  • Flying cars

Science Technology GK Questions and Answers

Question1. In which decade was the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) founded?

  1. 1850s
  2. 1880s
  3. 1930s
  4. 1950s

Answer: Option 2

Question2. What is part of a database that holds only one type of information?

  1. Report
  2. Field
  3. Record
  4. File

Answer: Option 2

Question3. ‘OS’ computer abbreviation usually means?

  1. Order of Significance
  2. Open Software
  3. Operating System
  4. Optical Sensor

Answer: Option 3

Question4. In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur?

  1. 1850s
  2. 1860s
  3. 1870s
  4. 1900s

Answer: Option 4

Question5. ‘.MOV’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

  1. Image file
  2. Animation/movie file
  3. Audio file
  4. MS Office document

Answer: Option 2

Question6. In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?

  1. 1950s
  2. 1960s
  3. 1970s
  4. 1980s

Answer: Option 3

Question7. Most modern TV’s draw power even if turned off. The circuit the power is used in does what function?

  1. Sound
  2. Remote control
  3. Color balance
  4. High voltage

Answer: Option 2

Question8. Which is a type of Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory?

  1. Flash
  2. Flange
  3. Fury
  4. FRAM

Answer: Option 1

Question9. The purpose of choke in tube light is?

  1. To decrease the current
  2. To increase the current
  3. To decrease the voltage momentarily
  4. To increase the voltage momentarily

Answer: Option 4

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Question10. ‘.MPG’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

  1. WordPerfect Document file
  2. MS Office document
  3. Animation/movie file
  4. Image file

Answer: Option 3

Question11. Who is largely responsible for breaking the German Enigma codes, created a test that provided a foundation for artificial intelligence?

  1. Alan Turing
  2. Jeff Bezos
  3. George Boole
  4. Charles Babbage

Answer: Option 1

Question12. Who developed Yahoo?

  1. Dennis Ritchie & Ken Thompson
  2. David Filo & Jerry Yang
  3. Vint Cerf & Robert Kahn
  4. Steve Case & Jeff Bezos

Answer: Option 2

Question13. Made from a variety of materials, such as carbon, which inhibits the flow of current…?

  1. Choke
  2. Inductor
  3. Resistor
  4. Capacitor

Answer: Option 3

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Question14. The most common format for a home video recorder is VHS. VHS stands for…?

  1. Video Home System
  2. Very high speed
  3. Video horizontal standard
  4. Voltage house standard

Answer: Option 1

Question15. What does VVVF stand for?

  1. Variant Voltage Vile Frequency
  2. Variable Velocity Variable Fun
  3. Very Vicious Frequency
  4. Variable Voltage Variable Frequency

Answer: Option 4

Question16. What frequency range is the High Frequency band?

  1. 100 kHz
  2. 1 GHz
  3. 30 to 300 MHz
  4. 3 to 30 MHz

Answer: Option 4

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Question17. The first step to getting output from a laser is to excite an active medium. What is this process called?

  1. Pumping
  2. Exciting
  3. Priming
  4. Raising

Answer: Option 1

Question18. What is the relationship between resistivity r and conductivity s?

  1. R = s2
  2. R = s
  3. R > s
  4. R = 1/s

Answer: Option 4

Question19. Which motor is NOT suitable for use as a DC machine?

  1. Permanent magnet motor
  2. Series motor
  3. Squirrel cage motor
  4. Synchronous motor

Answer: Option 3

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Question20. A given signal’s second harmonic is twice the given signal’s __________ frequency…?

  1. Fourier
  2. Foundation
  3. Fundamental
  4. Field

Answer: Option 3

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