Tag Science & Tech

Log4j

• A new vulnerability named Log4Shell is being touted as one of the worst cybersecurity flaws to have been discovered. The vulnerability is based on an open-source logging library used in most applications by enterprises and even government agencies. •…

James Webb Space Telescope

• NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was launched, opening a new era of astronomy. • The telescope is an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Functions of JWST • Webb will gaze…

Magnetar

• An international group of researchers has succeeded in measuring for the first time the characteristics of a flare on a distant magnetar. • The team includes astronomers from Norway, Spain and the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES),…

Faster Drying of Rubber

• The Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) under the Rubber Board has developed a method to dry sheet rubber in 24 hours in place of the traditional method that takes four to five days. The significance • Rubber plantations…

IXPE mission

• NASA launched a new mission named Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer or IXPE. About: • Onboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, it was sent to its orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. IXPE observatory is a joint effort of…

DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize

• Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, has been awarded the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from developing countries for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. About: •…

Drone Schools

• Gwalior Drone Mela was organised jointly by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Gwalior. About: • Minister…

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

• Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology felicitated the winners of the ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge – Innovate Solutions for #AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ during AzadiKa Digital Mahotsav celebrations. About: • On August 18, 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology…