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Science and Technology Crux from the Hindu


Dear Aspirants,

Thank you for appreciating and liking our efforts to help the civil services aspirants community.

We have been receiving a number of requests from our followers to provide a gist of the news and updates in the field of Science and Technology. Thus, Aspirant Forum is proud to release the first issue of the quarterly science and tech magazine called- Science and Technology Crux.

Please feel free to comment and suggest any changes that you may like to see in the magazine for the coming editions.

We wish our aspirants all the best for their preparations and studies.

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Team Aspirant Forum

Science and Technology Crux from the Hindu


Dear Aspirants,

Thank you for appreciating and liking our efforts to help the civil services aspirants community.

We have been receiving a number of requests from our followers to provide a gist of the news and updates in the field of Science and Technology. Thus, Aspirant Forum is proud to release the first issue of the quarterly science and tech magazine called- Science and Technology Crux.

Please feel free to comment and suggest any changes that you may like to see in the magazine for the coming editions.

We wish our aspirants all the best for their preparations and studies.

Click the following links to see and download the science and technology crux:

Keep following

Team Aspirant Forum

FIBRE-OPTICS AND COMMUNICATIONS [Part-I]



Fiber Optics

With the technological advancement of the world towards progress and modernisation, there is a strong need of fast and uninterrupted communication. Thin hair-like optical fibres are continuously playing an extraordinary role in the growth of world-wide communication. They are spreading like neurons over the whole planet connecting people to communicate among each other within seconds irrespective of the distance between them and making life easier and faster.

WHY ARE OPTICAL FIBRES SO GOOD FOR COMMUNICATIONS? Read More…

Current Events Chronology: Science and Technology Compilation Jan-July 2014


Dear friends,

The importance of current affairs has increased in the recent years. As a result, we spend a lot of time reading and researching the newpapers and magazines. We have compiled important news and current events for the months of January to mid-July, to help the fellow aspirants prepare for the exams.

This is the Science and Technology section of the news and events for the months of January to mid-July 2014. We will update and cover the coming months soon.

Hope it will be helpful for the fellow aspirants in their jouney to the UPSC.

Thank you for your support and appreaciation.

All the material related to the current events have been placed, in a revised form in a chronological order. This will help you know about the events in a systematic order.

Here is a sample of events that the file would cover: Read More…

An essay on Role of IT and BT


There exists an unexplored potential of integration between the Information Technology and the Biotechnology (BT). While the IT sector has largely developed due to the initiatives of the private sector; the growth of the Biotechnology sector has mainly been due to the efforts of the government.

However, the field of BT has not proved to be as rewarding as IT. There is a general lack of industries to absorb the scholars coming with a background in BT. As a result the field has declined in popularity and research. Read More…

Danger from Zoonotic Diseases


Infectious diseases take the life of thousands world-over, every year, particularly in the developing countries. Researchers have found that three diseases have been creating a havoc in the developing world. These are- Anthrax, Brucellosis and Bovine Tuberculosis. Other such diseases are- Taemoa Solium Cycticercosis, Cystic Echinococcosis, Leishmaniasis rabies, and Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT or Sleeping sickness). Read More…

HIV salvage therapy


HIV: the Disease, Invincible

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes the condition of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has been a global menace for quite some time now. The main challenge faced by the scientists in checking the spread and threats, posed by this disease, is that the virus could not be successfully checked from spreading itself. No course of medicine has been able to restrict and counteract the growth of the virus. That is why, there has been much global concern regarding the HIV/AIDS.

The life Cycle of HIV can be as short as about 1.5 days from viral entry into a cell, through replication, assembly, and release of additional viruses, to infection of other cells. HIV lacks proofreading enzymes to correct errors made when it converts its RNA into DNA via reverse transcription. Its short life-cycle and high error rate causes the virus to mutate very rapidly, resulting in a high genetic variability of HIV. As the virus mutates, many of the cells develop an ability to resist the human immune system and anti-viral drugs. This makes the development of the antivirus for HIV difficult. Read More…