Current Affairs

Large solar telescope operational

Thu 24 May 2012

A powerful solar telescope, Gregor telescope, billed as the largest in Europe opened recently on Spain's Canary Islands.


Bacteria that do not need food to live

Thu 24 May 2012

The hardy microbes, discovered when researchers drilled into a layer of soft red clay at the bottom of the Pacific Gyre, may have the world's slowest metabolism


Novel mutations associated with pancreatitis in Indians

Thu 24 May 2012

scientists have found novel mutations to be associated with chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)


Akash missile test fired successfully

Thu 24 May 2012

India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously-developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur


Israel to set up CoEs in India

Wed 23 May 2012

After two decades of diplomatic goodwill, India and Israel have mutually decided to help each other in agriculture and will set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for agriculture in several states of India


Top 10 new species list

Wed 23 May 2012

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of scientists from around the world announced their picks for the top 10 new species described in 2011


Dragon capsule to dock with the ISS

Thu 17 May 2012

Dragon will be able to bring cargo safely back to the earth as well.


A new service for shipping industry

Thu 17 May 2012

INCOIS scientists developed and released an “Ocean forecast system along the ship routes' a tailor-made service for navigational and operational safety of the shipping industry


Soyuz craft launched

Wed 16 May 2012

A three-man team on 15 May 2012 blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for a half-year stay at the International Space Station


World Wildlife Fund released its Report on Global Environment

Tue 15 May 2012

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in its report Living Planet Report 2012 released on 15 May 2012