China produces gas from flammable ice under South China Sea

Why in news ? China has successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as flammable ice, in an experimental project in the South China Sea. What is flammable ice ? Also called methane hydrate or Methane clathrates or gas hydrate, is a solid  in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar… Read More China produces gas from flammable ice under South China Sea

India among top nations with potential for digital payments

In News India has emerged strong, exhibiting a high potential in terms of digital payments and has been categorised under the break out segment among 60 countries, according to the Digital Evolution Index 2017. Break out segment : Refers to countries that have relatively lower absolute levels of digital advancement, yet remain poised for growth… Read More India among top nations with potential for digital payments

Muntra, country’s first unmanned tank, rolls out from the Chennai lab

In News  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an unmanned, remotely operated tank which has three variants surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats named as Muntra. About the vehicle Muntra-S is the country’s first tracked unmanned ground vehicle developed for unmanned surveillance missions while Muntra-M is for… Read More Muntra, country’s first unmanned tank, rolls out from the Chennai lab

Ministry of Health releases Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care

In news Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care (FPC) for improving newborn health. Details of the guidelines The guidelines will serve as a guiding document for those intending to introduce FPC in their facility as an integral part of facility based newborn care.… Read More Ministry of Health releases Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care

NASA scientists to chase solar eclipse using special research jets

In News Scientists are planning to chase the shadow of the Moon using NASA’s research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse in the US, in order to capture the clearest ever images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Taking observations from twin telescopes mounted on the noses of the planes will capture the clearest images… Read More NASA scientists to chase solar eclipse using special research jets