S&T

Zika

Zika virus Disease is mosquito-borne virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which also transmit three other vector-borne diseases Chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever. The virus belongs to family Flaviviridae and Genus Flavivirus. It was first identified in 1947 in Zika Forest, Uganda from where it derives its name. Now it is emerging disease currently being reported by 86 …

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Blockchain technology

Blockchain Technology: It is a decentralised digital ledger that records transactions on thousands of computers globally in such a way that the registered transactions cannot be altered retrospectively. It is a secured way of conducting online transactions and its use removes the characteristic of infinite reproducibility from a digital asset. In case of cross border …

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Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

Developed by DRDO SAAW is long-range lightweight high precision-guided anti-airfield weapon. SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kilogram class smart weapon.  It is designed for deep penetration with high degree of precision and is armed with high-explosive warhead, which is usually very difficult to achieve operationally with simple gravity bombs. It is a light …

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Agni V

It is an intercontinental ballistic missile It is three-stage solid propellant nuclear-capable missile It is a surface-to-surface missile Developed by DRDO Range : 5500-5800km Engine : 3 stage solid fuel Capable of carrying nuclear warheads of over one tonne It carries Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRV) payloads. A single MIRV equipped missile that can …

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Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus that causes a disease. It is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Its symptoms are characterised by abrupt fever and severe joint pain, often in hands and feet, and may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash.   There is no specific antiviral drug treatment for chikungunya. …

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Agni I

Short range Nuclear capable Surface-to-surface Ballistic It is first missile of the Agni series launched in 1983. Developed by DRDO + DRDL (Defence Research Development Laboratory) + BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad) It weighs 12 tonnes and is 15-metre-long. It is designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne. It is single stage …

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