All important Science and Tech Current Affairs January 2018 to December 2018

In this article, we have updated all-important Science and Tech Current Affairs in 2018  between January 2018 to December 2018 on monthly basis.  The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • Six new antibodies developed
  • NASA probe to reach asteroid Bennu
  • Osiris-Rex arrives at Bennu
  • Biggest US ‘rideshare’ mission
  • India’s heaviest communication satellite launched
  • Four new gravitational waves detected
  • First ever womb transplant from dead donor
  • Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ auctioned
  • Probe to explore dark side of Moon
  • ‘Sun in a box’ system
  • New method to predict solar storms
  • Evidence of water discovered on Bennu
  • Voyager 2 reached
  • Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
  • Juno set to reach on Jupiter
  • Gsat-7A successful
  • Most-distant object ever discovered
  • Evidence of water discovered in 17 asteroids
  • Most influential teens of 2018
  • China’s first satellite for broadband
  • Agni-IV test-fired successfully
  • Adolescent star discovered
  • SpaceX deploys GPS satellite into orbit
  • Scientists ‘sew’ with just sound waves
  • GM plants can remove cancer-causing pollutants
  • Gaganyaan approved

November 2018

  • Solar eruptions may not be slinky shaped
  • Dawn mission ends
  • High exposure to RFR
  • Indian, US satellites find black hole
  • India’s first LC payment via blockchain
  • NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests
  • Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
  • World’s largest brain-like supercomputer switched on
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’
  • Global proposals on Venus mission
  • ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover’s landing spot revealed
  • India to launch GSAT-29
  • Ice Age asteroid crater discovered
  • SpaceX to launch 1st satellite from India
  • GSAT-29 placed in orbit
  • SpaceX gets nod to put 12,000 satellites
  • Kepler put to rest
  • Definition of kilogram changed
  • NASA selects landing site
  • Rare gamma-ray burst
  • ISS microbes
  • Smart vaccine for goat plague
  • New method to remove mercury from water
  • TRAPPIST-1 system
  • First-ever study on cannabis
  • World’s first genetically edited babies
  • CubeSat success paves way for smaller space probes
  • ISRO to launch HysIS satellite

October 2018

  • ‘Martian dirt’ may unveil how to grow space food
  • Parker completes first Venus flyby
  • First evidence of Moon outside solar system
  • Night trial of Prithvi-II
  • Voyager 2 nearing interstellar space
  • SpaceX successfully lands rocket
  • GSLV MK-III cryo engine tested
  • Spacecraft send to Mercury
  • China to launch artificial moon
  • Flesh-eating fish identified
  • World’s largest amphibious plane
  • New ceramic composite material for solar energy
  • 3D printing for artificial blood vessels
  • New gamma-ray constellations named
  • Parker records images of Earth
  • First indigenously Sukhoi-30 MKI
  • CSIR develops Less Polluting Firecrackers
  • Hubble space telescope returns
  • Signs of supermassive black hole mergers found

September 2018

  • Solar eruptions may not be slinky shaped
  • The new method to forecast geo storms developed
  • Water worlds could support life
  • AI-based system help predict the earthquake
  • Third FOXSI mission
  • India And France To Collaborate On Human Space Mission ‘Gaganyaan’
  • IAF ready for space challenge
  • 5G networks may be in place by 2020
  • India’s DRDO Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Surface to surface short-range missile Prahaar test fired successfully
  • NASA balloon mission to improve weather forecasting
  • India conducts successful interceptor missile test
  • Blockchain technology to track drug supply chain in India

August 2018

  • Bacteria too can become extinct
  • Move Hack launched
  • Supersonic interceptor missile successfully test fired
  • Naval version of Tejas tests
  • First manned US space launch since 2011
  • SKA’s ‘nervous system’
  • NASA’s Curiosity rover anniversary
  • Most lithium-rich giant star discovered
  • Gender gap in Internet
  • Partial Solar Eclipse on 11 August 2018
  • Parker launch delayed
  • New patented Clot buster
  • First mission to touch the Sun
  • Lander to be named ‘Vikram’
  • Humanoid robots introduced
  • A Study by robotic floats
  • SAAW Successful Tested
  • Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’
  • India’s future astronauts’ training centre
  • Presence of ice on Moon
  • InSight spacecraft crosses halfway mark to Mars
  • Laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice
  • First images captured of asteroid Bennu
  • Spitzer telescope completes 15 years in space

July 2018

  • Aadhaar VID now operational
  • GNFC, NITI Aayog join hands on Blockchain
  • India’s most potent missile
  • Century’s longest total lunar eclipse to be seen
  • Earth’s first animals caused global warming
  • AI robot reaches the space station
  • First biofortified sorghum.
  • Flight tests for Crew Escape System
  • First confirmed the image of the planet being formed
  • Bacteria-powered solar cell
  • Cheetah 3 robot
  • A rare celestial event
  • Gravity theory passes the extreme test
  • ‘Sausage’ galaxy reshaped Milky Way
  • Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel
  • Net neutrality recommendations approved
  • India’s first internet calling
  • Heat-resistant film for ISRO space missions
  • Ghost Particle origin traced
  • Vikas Engine successfully tested
  • Volcano spots on moon Io
  • BrahMos successfully tested
  • China to launch satellites for low-orbit communications
  • ‘Scientific validation’ to Ayurveda
  • New ‘Meghalayan age’ discovered
  • Trai report on download speed
  • The magnetised wire can detect cancer early
  • Data Transfer Project
  • Satellite to search missing matter
  • Park Nanoscience Lab
  • Parachutes for Orion spacecraft
  • TESS begins operations

June 2018

  • Gravitational wave signalled the birth of the black hole
  • Successfully test-fires Agni-5
  • New material help to regenerate enamel
  • India in e-waste generation
  • New clues of life found on Mars
  • An effective tool to check IP abuse
  • World’s first psychopath AI
  • India in the league of Exoplanet
  • NASA flies unmanned aircraft
  • Pinaka turns into the guided missile
  • Found ‘functional cure’ for HIV
  • World’s most powerful supercomputer unveiled
  • Supermassive blackhole Spotted
  • India’s largest national data centre to come up
  • Indian scientists discover ‘sub-Saturn planet
  • First satellite to collect space junk
  • World’s smallest computer

May 2018

  • New materials for sustainable developed
  • New water-based battery
  • Insight spacecraft launched
  • BrahMos to attain 76% localisation
  • New antibodies for Ebola vaccine
  • Scientists decode the Sun’s death
  • New magnetic process in space
  • SpaceX postpones first commercial launch
  • Nanofertilisers for enhancing zinc
  • Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR
  • LISA can detect binaries from Milky Way’s globular clusters
  • New evidence of water plumes on Europa
  • Bitcoin to use 0.5% of world’s electricity by year-end
  • First stars formed 250 million years after Big Bang
  • Centre unveils e SIM norms
  • First ever Railways to use AI
  • AI in armed forces
  • Successfully test-fires BrahMos missile
  • Nipah virus infection
  • Brahmos test-fired for 2nd day
  • Astrosat accomplishes X-ray polarisation
  • Twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites
  • The Union reports
  • Cloud-enabled Data Centre
  • India among most targeted for phishing
  • New element with magnetic properties
  • AI can detect skin cancer
  • Velocity MR Study on Aadhar

April 2018

  • Satellites for Iridium launched
  • Contact with GSAT-6A satellite lost
  • Aadhaar gets Virtual ID
  • Test launch of Mars landing parachute
  • India bans antibody detection test kits
  • Mission Micro-11
  • Parker Solar Probe
  • INRSS-1I put into orbit
  • Final orbit raising of IRNSS-1I
  • DARPAN-PLI App launched
  • World’s largest superconducting camera

 


March 2018

  • Successful Test of NAG
  • Super-Earth exoplanets
  • NASA reveals future missions to Moon
  • Search for interstellar water
  • AI-powered ‘Watson Assistant
  • Brahmos Test fired successfully
  • Govt starts creating IST
  • Hot Earth-sized exoplanet spoted
  • GSAT-6A in orbit
  • SIH-2018

February 2018

  • Sanskrit name for Airbus
  • Agni-I successfully test-fires
  • New alien species invasions rising globally
  • Mid-course missile interceptor.
  • Graphene radiation detector
  • In major breakthrough in retinal neurons
  • Juno probe completes orbit of Jupiter
  • App to monitor fly ash launched
  • Astrosat accomplishes X-ray polarisation
  • Neptune’s mysterious shrinking storm
  • Asteroid ‘time capsules
  • Agni-II missile test fired.
  • Night trial
  • World’s first state-backed digital currency
  • India 7th most targeted nation
  • SARAS test flown successfully
  • ‘Ultramassive’ black holes discovered
  • Next generation technology loop to generate clean energy
  • ‘Dhanush’ missile successfully test-fired
  • SpaceX launches imaging satellite
  • 5G trial in India successfully
  • Rustom-2 test successfully
  • CSIR signs MoU with IORA
  • Water distributed across lunar surface
  • Clues to alien life on Mars

January 2018

  • First time microbes in space
  • Eco-friendly method for raw biomass
  • First Blue Moon in 150 years
  • India’s first multi-petaflops supercomputer
  • Scientists trace origins of early life
  • Zuma spacecraft launched
  • The man who decoded our DNA
  • New catalyst can create fuels from shale gas
  • India to launch its 100th satellite.
  • UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’
  • Multiple-burn tech.
  • PSLV-C40 successfully places 31 satellites
  • Stem cells convert to nerve cells
  • Five new exoplanets
  • UIDAI to introduce facial authentication
  • Cartosat-2 becomes operational
  • Maharashtra unveils public cloud policy
  • World’s biggest flooded cave.
  • India successfully test-fires Agni
  • Indigenous malaria vaccine failed
  • Commercialise use of ISRO’s lithium-ion battery
  • Last satellite launched by a foreign rocket
  • Super blue moon to reveal evolution of moon’s surface
  • New cyber security business
  • Scientists clone monkeys
  • GOLD mission continues.
  • UIDAI allows face recognition
  • Karanj launched

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