Lab-Grown Diamonds

Context: Finance Minister  highlighted the government’s emphasis on lab-grown diamonds during her Budget speech. She announced a reduction in customs duty on seeds used in the production of lab-grown diamonds and the provision of a grant to Indian Institutes of Technology to promote the development of lab-grown diamonds in India. Relevance: GS III: Science and […]

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Context: The recent World Health Organization (WHO) report said that Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) continue to disproportionately impact the most impoverished members of the international community. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What are Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)? The NTD Crisis Government’s efforts regarding NTD About the World Neglected Tropical Diseases […]

A New Urban India Will Be Created by 5G

Context: Relevance: GS Paper-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Mains Question Urban space organisation and the nature of production and communication could change as a result of 5G. Discuss (150 words) Important Takeaways: Future of Urbanization: The Technology: Way Forward Conclusion

Could AI Diffusion Affect Global Migration Patterns?

Context Relevance GS Paper-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Mains Question How would the rapid spread of artificial intelligence (AI) tools affect international migration patterns? Analyze (150 words)  Recent Pattern The USE of AI in Education How Will AI Affect the Demand for Migrant Workers? What precisely is artificial […]

What is the Green Comet?

Context: Appearing near Earth after nearly 50,000 years, and next estimated to come close to us after as many years, it might be possible to see a recently discovered green comet in the next week. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is the ‘green comet’? Is the green comet rare? […]

About FASTag

Context: Recently, NHAI said that the Total toll collection through FASTag on fee plazas, including state highway toll plazas, increased 46% to ₹50,855 crore in 2022. Total toll collection through FASTag on fee plazas, including state highway toll plazas, in 2021 was ₹34,778 crore.  Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About […]

What Are Solitary Waves?

Focus: GS III: Science and Technology Why in News?  Recently, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has found evidence of “solitary waves” in the weak magnetic field around Mars for the first time. What are Solitary Waves? Significance: About Mars

How AI Can Help Agriculture Overcome Its Biggest Challenges

Context The introduction of technology has led to a paradigm shift in how farmers cultivate their crops, advancing the agriculture sector. People must become more effective in boosting their productivity and farm yield as the world population continues to grow quickly and land becomes more scarce. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications […]

ISRO’s Venus Mission

Context: Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Venus mission, Shukrayaan I may be postponed to 2031. ISRO’s Venus mission was expected to be launched in December 2024. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology (Space Technology and advancements in Space Technology) Dimensions of the Article: About Venus Observations and explorations of Venus Early Exploration: Methods of Observation: Missions […]

Anti-Microbial Resistance

Context: Recently, a strand of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea outbreak has hit Kenya. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? What is Gonorrhea? Basis of Antimicrobial Resistance Multi drug resistance Concerns regarding Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Concerns regarding AMR in India Way forward -Source: The Hindu