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Coloured Capsicums can control diabetes, obesity: Study

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Yellow and red capsicums were more effective than green capsicum due to the presence of oligomerised anthocyanins. They were better inhibitors than pro-anthocyanins found in green capsicum.

Researchers developed smart phone-based Digital Diffraction Diagnosis System to diagnose cancer

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) of USA developed a smart phone-based device, called as D3 (Digital Diffraction Diagnosis) System, which performs rapid and accurate molecular diagnosis of cancerous tumors.

Stanford Researchers created a Smartphone Battery that charges in only one minute

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The battery invented is the first high-performance aluminum battery which is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive.

AIIMS study found Ashwagandha powder, Sidh Makardhwaj are effective in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) powder is derived from a plant and Sidh Makardhwaj is a formulation of herbal and mineral ingredients.

Steel Companies partnered with Union Ministry of Steel to set up Steel Research & Technology Mission

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The mission aims at increasing investment on R&D in the steel sector from the present level of 0.2-0.3 to the international benchmark of 1-2 percent of the industry turnover.

Port Blair Magnetic Observatory inaugurated to monitor seismic activities

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

It is a part of network of observatories called as Multi-Parametric Geophysical Observatories (MPGO), established by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG).

ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1-D Navigational Satellite

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 76 people agreed

The satellite is the fourth of the seven satellites constituting the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS). The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the National Super Computing Mission

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The mission aims to develop High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities indigenously and setting up a supercomputing grid connecting academic and Research and Development institutions across the county.

Researchers at York University provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

John Parsley from the University of York while examining the interaction of an ultra-intense laser with a plasma target found that interfering plasma generates a series of pressure pulses, that is, sounds.

NASA's Curiosity rover discovered biologically useful Nitrogen on Mars

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The discovery adds to the evidence that suggests ancient Mars was habitable for life. The findings were made by a team of NASA scientists using the SAM instrument suited on the rover.

Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on 18 March 2015.

Solar powered plane Solar Impulse-2 took off to round-the-world odyssey from Abu Dhabi

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Solar Impulse-2 is expected to spend the next five months in its journey navigating the world in the hands of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

Researchers from Australia unveiled world's first 3D printed jet engine

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

It was developed by a team of researchers from Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing of Monash University in partnership with Amaero Engineering Company.

Scientists discovered quasar SDSS J0 100+2802 with central black hole mass of 12 billion solar mass

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The findings were published in the journal Nature on 26 February 2015 and Prof. Xue-Bing Wu at Peking University is the lead author of the study.

WHO approved ReEBOV Antigen rapid test kit to identify Ebola-infected patients

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 82 people agreed

The key feature of the rapid test kit is that it can correctly distinguish Ebola infected patients from non-Ebola infected patients within 15 minutes

Researchers combined solar telescope with Laser Frequency Comb to search for Earth-like planets

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The study was led by Rafael Probst, a doctoral candidate at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany.

Researchers found new 3D vaccine for cancer and infectious diseases

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 69 people agreed

The vaccine is able to self-assemble into a 3D structure and manipulate immune cells, teaching them to attack cancer as well as infectious disease.

Earth's inner core has an inner core of its own: Study

Published on: 11-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The findings of the study titled Equatorial anisotropy in the inner part of Earth’s inner core from autocorrelation of earthquake coda were published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare triple-moon conjunction

Published on: 10-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The three largest moons of Jupiter namely Europa, Callisto, and Io were captured by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 while racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet. This was a rare occurrence, as the event occurs once or twice in a decade.

British House of Commons voted to allow creation of babies with DNA from three people

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

The controversial mitochondria donation procedure includes receiving of a small amount of healthy so-called Mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) from woman donor into the usual nuclear DNA from its mother and father.

India successfully test-fired canister-based ICBM Agni-5 missile

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 234 people agreed

India test-fired the maiden canister-based most potent missile Agni-V with a strike range over 5000 kilometers. It is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of over one tonne.

Churches in England opposed Mitochondria Donation Technique to produce babies

Published on: 31-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The British government was urged to block the technique of creation of babies from three people by Churches of England. The technique involves addition of a donor woman's mitochondria to another woman's egg.

Doctors sucessfully performed the first organ transplant on a newborn baby in Britain

Published on: 21-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

News of the operation has been revealed in an article in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood in the third week of January 2015. This case has set a milestone in the care of newborns in the Britain.

Scientists discovered hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

A team of researchers led by Gregory Lanzaro have discovered a super mosquito hybrid in the West African country of Mali that is resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets.

Chinese scientists published first genetic map of Tibetan Highland Barley

Published on: 14-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The research by Chinese scientists assembled 3.89 billion of the estimated 4.5 billion base pairs of the chemicals that make up DNA in the barley genome, and included 39197 protein coding genes.

Teixobactin, a new antibiotic discovered

Published on: 09-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Scientists from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts discovered a new antibiotic named Teixobactin capable of fighting infections that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year.

NASA Kepler Space Telescope made 1000th Exoplanet Discovery

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Using Kepler data, scientists reached this millenary milestone after validating that eight more candidates spotted by the planet-hunting telescope are, in fact, planets.

Whole plant therapy can beat malaria parasites' drug resistance: Study

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Researcher said that the new treatment is based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemesia annua, from which the current pharmaceutical drug artemisinin (AN) is extracted.

Union Cabinet approved to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory in TN

Published on: 06-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in Tamil Nadu.

Project LettuceOnMars: To grow lettuce on Mars in 2018

Published on: 05-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Scientists at University of Southampton has planned to grow first life on Mars under project Lettuce on Mars.

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