Prelims Current Affairs (Science & Technology)

An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered grievance management application, developed by the Ministry of Defence with the help of IIT-Kanpur is launched.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has released the updated, Drone Rules, 2021 for public consultation. The Drone Rules, 2021 will replace the UAS Rules 2021 (released on 12 March 2021).

An 11-year-old boy is died of H5N1 avian influenza in Delhi. In January, bird flu was confirmed in several states with thousands of birds, being found dead.

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG), a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha.

Health authorities in Kerala have declared a state of alert in all districts after identifying 14 cases of Zika virus.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing to send a robotic arm outside the planet to the International Space Station (ISS).

Scientists at the DBT-Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar have reported for the first time a reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerantand salt-secreting true-mangrove species, Avicennia marina.

Ahmedabad-based ZydusCadila has applied to Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), the national drugs regulator, seeking emergency use authorisation (EUA) for ZyCov-D, its Covid-19 vaccine.

A unique scientific exercise serving the combined national objectives of reducing desertification and providing livelihood and multi-disciplinary rural industry support has been initiated by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

A team of international scientists, including those from India, confirms detecting collisions between black holes and neutron stars by analyzing gravitational waves created in January 2020.

India showed a significant improvement in the GCI ranking by reaching 37 places upward. It is ranked 10th in the 4th edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI).

Scientists have developed electrically configured nanochannels that can eliminate unwanted energy waste and promise wave-based computing.

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