Science and Technology June 2021 Current Affairs

Science and Technology June 2021 – Here we cover the most important Science and Technology June 2021. We cover all the important Science and Technology News from June month.

We update the Science and Technology June 2021 article daily and the latest news appears at first. Our news sources are The Hindu, AIR, DD News, PIB, Indian Express, Business Line, and reputed and genuine sites.

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European Space Agency to Launch ‘EnVision’ Mission to Venus in 2030

European Space Agency (ESA), is now developing its own probe to study Venus, for a holistic view of the planet from its inner core to the upper atmosphere. The mission named “EnVision” and it will probably be launched to the planet in early 2030. European Space Agency (ESA) will undertake this mission with contributions from NASA.

EnVision probe of ESA will determine how and why Venus and Earth evolved so differently, even while being in the habitable zone to the Sun.

The spacecraft will carry a range of instruments to study Venus’s atmosphere and surface, monitor trace gases in the atmosphere and analyze its surface composition. NASA would provide a radar to image and map the surface.

European Space Agency Headquarters: Paris, France, European Space Agency Founded: 30 May 1975, Europe, European Space Agency CEO: Johann-Dietrich Worner

Asia’s first International Memory Studies Workshop has hosted by IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Centre for Memory Studies recently hosted virtually Asia’s first International Memory Studies Workshop.

Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS) is the first national network in this field in Asia under the aegis of the International Memory Studies Association, Amsterdam. INMS will launch in mid-June 2021 through a virtual event at IIT Madras.

The international Memory Studies Workshop also proved to be a promising platform that brought together academics from Kashmir, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jharkhand among others as well as from the University of Warwick and Leeds Beckett University, UK.

XraySetu Launched to Detect Covid in Rural Population via WhatsApp

‘XraySetu’ a new AI-driven platform has been developed by ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park). It helps in the early detection of COVID 19, with the help of Chest X-ray.

ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) is a not-for-profit foundation established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, with support from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), GOI, in collaboration with Bangalore based HealthTech startup Niramai and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

XraySetu will be helpful for the early detection of COVID especially in rural areas where other tests like RT-PCR and CT-Scans are not easily available. XraySetu will operate through WhatsApp and it will identify COVID-Positive patients even from low-resolution Chest X-Ray images sent over Whatsapp-based Chatbot.

IIT-Ropar Develops ‘AmbiTAG’ India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger

IIT Ropar has developed a first-of-its-kind IoT device, “AmbiTag” that records real-time ambient temperature during the transportation of perishable products, vaccines and even body organs and blood.

The recorded temperature helps to know whether a particular item transported from any other place is still usable or perished because of temperature variation. This information is particularly critical for vaccines including the Covid-19 vaccine.

AmbiTag can continuously records the temperature of its immediate surroundings “from -40 to +80 degrees in any time zone for a full 90 days on a single charge. Other similar devices can only record data for a duration of 30-60 days.

It has a USB like shape so the recorded data can be retrieved by connecting the USB with any computer. The device has been developed under Technology Innovation Hub – AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub) and its Startup ScratchNest. AWaDH is a Govt of India project.

IIT Guwahati researchers design “smart windows” to cut carbon emissions

Smart Window has been developed by the researchers of IIT Guwahati. It is material that can effectively control the amount of heat and light passing through it in response to an applied voltage.

The scientists claimed that the material can help in developing automatic climate control systems in buildings. Such materials can help develop efficient automatic climate control systems in buildings.

However, achieving such a target is made easier by innovation by Debabrata Sikdar, an assistant professor at IIT’s Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and his research student Ashish Kumar Chowdhary.

TCS opens its first European innovation center in Amsterdam, Netherland

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will bring universities, businesses, startups and government together at its latest innovation hub in Amsterdam to help use digital technology to solve sustainability challenges.

It will focus on sustainability challenges faced by organisations and becomes the first in a network of hubs, known as TCS Pace Ports, in Europe.

About 70 universities globally, more than 2,000 startups, and large tech companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, enterprise customers and governments are engaged with the TCS Pace Port network.

TCS CEO: Rajesh Gopinathan, TCS Founded: 1 April 1968, TCS Headquarters: Mumbai

Netherland capital : Amsterdam, Netherland currency: Euro

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