Science, Health and Technology Updates

City Gas Distribution Projects

PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Projects on November 22, 2018. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed people that the Government is working towards a gas-based economy.


NASA to send Manned Flight to Space Again

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has decided to send a manned flight to space for the first time in eight years. A test flight will be launched on January 7, 2019.


General Conference on Weights and Measures

The 26th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) was held in at Palais des Congrés, Versailles in France from November 13 to 16, 2018.  It comprises of 60 countries including India.


UN Awards India’s Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)

The United Nations Environment has awarded India’s Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) with the Asia Environment Enforcement Award, 2018. It is to recognise the work done in combating trans boundary environmental crime.


World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day was observed on November 19, 2018. The focus is to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.