Science and Technology

Pulse Polio Programme | PIB Summary

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2017 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Pulse Polio | Highlights Tomorrow, on the National Immunization Day, around 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio …

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Health Ministry to launch programme for five non-communicable diseases | PIB Summary

Health Ministry to launch population based prevention, screening and control programme for five non-communicable diseases Introduction On February 4th coinciding with World Cancer Day, Union Health and Family Welfare Minster is expected to launch the concerned programme. Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) which are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases …

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Non-Communicable Diseases

The world is battling with various non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are directly or indirectly linked with climate, sanitation, poverty and other basic health indicators. Non-Communicable Diseases | Cause of concern While mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and …

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is essential to almost every computer function, from web search to video games, and tasks such as filtering spam email, focusing cameras, translating documents and giving voice commands to smartphones. Artificial Intelligence’s development and application has been ongoing for several decades and the impact of early systems raises many questions on its full-scale …

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World's Largest Solar Plant | Kamuthi

World’s Largest Solar Plant at a single location in Kamuthi [Tamil Nadu; India] (privately owned by Adani Power) has successfully been commissioned. With this commissioning, India is expected to become the world’s 3rd biggest solar market after China and the US from next year and the new plant has pushed its total installed solar capacity to cross the …

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ICANN – All you need to know

Hyderabad hosted the 57th meet of ICANN recently where the issues of independence and transparency in operations of the internet was discussed. In September, the US relinquished its control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and transferred it to the ICANN, in what appears to be an ‘unprecedented surrender of government control’. Let us …

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MTCR, NSG, Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangement

MTCR: What is the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)? Established in April 1987, it is a voluntary association of 34 countries — 35, once India is formally included — and four “unilateral adherents” that follow its rules: Israel, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia. The group aims to slow the spread of missiles and other unmanned delivery technology …

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