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Punjab close to BharatNet phase 2 work completion, other states lagging

BharatNet phase 2Approx Read Time: 3 min BharatNet phase 2 In News: Punjab became the first state to connect all of its gram panchayats (GPs) under the BharatNet scheme for rural broadband internet connectivity.However, many states continue to struggle to complete the work on BharatNet phase-II. Background on BharatNet phase-II: Phase-II delays:Under BharatNet phase two, the government aimed to provide last mile optical fibre connectivity to the remaining 1.5 lakh gram panchayats (GPs).However,…

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How cops took cue from West, used new tech in riots conspiracy probe

New Tech in ProbeApprox Read Time: 3 min In News: The chargesheet on Delhi riots was recently filed by the Delhi Police.Due to the sensitivity and complexity of the cases, Delhi Police has used high-end technology, advanced techniques, and scientific tools, in the process of filing the chargesheet. New Tech in Probe Technologies used by Delhi Police: Internet Protocol Details Records (IPDR) analysis: The Delhi Police conducted an Internet Protocol Details…

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What is Solar Cycle 25, recently announced by NASA and NOAA scientists?

Solar Cycle 25Approx Read Time: 4 min In News: Scientists from NASA have announced their predictions about the new solar cycle, called Solar Cycle 25, which they believe has begun. News Summary: The Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel, an international group of experts co-sponsored by NASA, announced that solar minimum occurred in December 2019, marking the start of a new solar cycle.Because our Sun is so variable, it can take months after the fact…

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World Ozone Day 2020: 35 Years of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

World Ozone DayApprox Read Time: 5 min World Ozone Day In News: Recently, World Ozone Day was observed on 16th September. It is celebrated to spread awareness among people about the depletion of the Ozone Layer and to search for possible solutions to preserve it.In December, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.This was done to commemorate the date,…

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Astronomers find potential signs of alien life on inhospitable venus

Alien LifeApprox Read Time: 3 min In News: In the clouds of planet Venus, scientists claimed to have detected a gas called phosphine that potentially indicates microbial life may inhabit that planet.However, there is a long way before actually establishing any real signs of life, include the correctness of phosphine detection itself. About: Phosphine Alien Life Phosphine (PH3) is a pyramidal molecule comprising three hydrogen atoms joined to a single phosphorus atom.In the…

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India tests scramjet tech for hypersonic missiles, is 4th in club

Hypersonic MissilesApprox Read Time: 3 min Hypersonic Missiles In News: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), powered by a scramjet engine.The HSTDV tests the indigenously developed hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology.This makes India only the fourth country in the world after the US, China and Russia to develop and test the technology, that will lead to the development of missiles that will travel at…

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From billions of years ago, lesson on black holes

Black HolesApprox Read Time: 3 min Black Holes In News: Recently, astronomers have reported that they have detected the loudest, most massive collision, between a pair of black holes till now.This led to the discovery of a black hole, which is the oldest ever detected black hole till now. The discovered black hole was born from a merger of two black holes.One black hole with 85 times the mass of the sun, and a…

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Global team of scientists discovers one of the earliest galaxies using India’s AstroSat.

India's AstroSat.Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  AstroSat. In News: A global team led by scientists of the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has discovered one of the earliest galaxies in extreme ultraviolet light.The team comprises scientists from India, Switzerland, France, USA, Japan and Netherlands.The study was and was published on August 24 in Nature Astronomy. News Summary: AstroSat has detected extreme UV light from a galaxy called AUDFs01 which is 9.3…

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