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World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

The baby was born using the new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his parents, and a small amount of genetic code from a donor.

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ISRO signs MoU with Telangana to provide digital classes

As per the MoU, the ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) will work with the state government to disseminate educational content using satellite technology.

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NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Using ultraviolet images taken by Hubble, a space telescope that was launched in 1990, the potential plumes were seen around the southern edge of Europa and appear as dark fingers or patches of possible absorption.

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Scientists use stem cells to successfully grow human lungs in a dish

The researchers used stem cells taken from actual adult human lungs to coat tiny sticky hydrogel beads. The beads eventually grew and self-assembled to envelope the hydrogel beads, which were all placed inside linked wells. The resulting structure produced evenly distributed three-dimensional patterns consistent with actual air sacs like those in human lungs.

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HRD Minister inaugurates Super Computer PARAM-ISHAN at IIT Guwahati

The supercomputer has a power of 250 teraflops and a 300 terabyte capacity and can be used in areas like computational chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, civil engineering structures, etc.

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China and Russia conduct naval exercises Joint Sea-2016 to improve security

Compared with previous years, the 2016 drill focused more on confrontational capacity such as surface warships, submarines and land-based defences. Use of an advanced command system made communication between the two navies smoother.

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India-Afghanistan inked agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

The two nations signed the extradition treaty, agreement on cooperation in civil and commercial matters and the MoU on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

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Civil Aviation Ministry prohibits use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone on board aircraft

The decision came in the wake of several incidents of battery of the phone getting exploded.

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Dharmendra Pradhan launches Gas4India campaign to promote use of natural gas

Dharmendra Pradhan also launched the website, Twitter handle, Facebook page and theme song of the campaign. Public and private sector companies working in the sector have joined hands to promote the natural gas sector.

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Jan Shikshan Sansthan conferred with 2016 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy

The JSS bagged the prestigious international award for its initiatives in applying new technology in literacy. Innovations such as Braille applications and the Talking Pen used by the JSS impressed UNESCO.

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Union Government approves use of chilli-based PAVA shells as alternative to pellet guns

PAVA shells, a chilli-based ammunition, is less lethal and immobilises the target temporarily.

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TVSN Prasad Committee submitted its report on use of Pellet Guns

TVSN Prasad committee was formed by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs in July 2016 to suggest alternatives to pellet guns, which was used in Kashmir to disperse crowd.

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Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil

His appointment came following the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the office through the Senators' voting. Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Brazilian Senate

61 senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove Rousseff from the presidency for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

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India, US signed LEMOA

The agreement does not allow each nation to set up bases on the other, but to use bases and equipment only for operating together when they choose to.

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Unified Payments Interface introduced by banks

UPI, a product of NPCI, will help move India towards a cashless economy and will allow account holders across banks to send and receive money from their smartphones using virtual payments address without entering bank account details.

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Andhra Pradesh launches DNA Index System to tackle crime

The system uses the latest DNA technology tool, known as RapidHIT DNA System, developed by IntegenX of United States. With this, Andhra Pradesh became the first state in the country to do so.

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Intel unveils Project Alloy device to create merged reality

Alloy is a headset that uses the RealSense technology enabling people to use their hands to interact with elements of the virtual world. There is no need for cables to connect to the computer.

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India’s first bio-CNG plant inaugurated in Pune

The technology involves treating the waste with a special bacterial solution, after which the gas so generated is cleaned and compressed for use in vehicles. It was set up as a Proof of Concept (PoC) which can be replicated elsewhere.

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Scientists developed mechanism to recycle CO2 into usable fuel

The researchers used a metal compound called tungsten diselenide, which was fashioned into nanosized flakes to maximize the surface area and to expose its reactive edges.

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TVSN Prasad committee formed for exploring possible alternatives to Pellet Guns

The committee was constituted to rethink on the use of pellet guns after its use by CRPF for crowd control in Kashmir was blamed for causing fatal injuries to protestors.

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IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model

The dynamical model is also known as the Coupled Forecast System. It collates data on local as well as global weather patterns to simulate a forecast for a specific duration.

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World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed with theme Elimination

The theme for the 2016 focuses on elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The theme can be easily adapted for local use to achieve elimination, greater awareness, increased diagnosis and key interventions including universal vaccination, blood and injection safety etc.

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Chennai's Advay Ramesh wins Google Community Impact Award from Asia

Ramesh's device named FishErmen Lifeline Terminal (FELT) hand-held terminal uses the Standard Position Services (SPS), an open service without encryption provided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, to enhance fishermen's safety and productivity at the sea.

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Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner named UNESCO Artist for Peace

UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to promote the message and UNESCO programs.

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India, ADB sign 100 Million US dollar loan agreement for Cauvery Delta project in Tamil Nadu

The financing will be used to strengthen embankments of six major irrigation water channels in the Vennar system and rehabilitate 13 irrigation pumping schemes.

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Zydus, Medicines Patent Pool inks agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir tablets

Under the pact they will be manufacturing global pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets used for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

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NASA extends New Horizons mission to Kuiper Belt

The New Horizons will explore 2014 MU69, which is an ancient object considered one of the early building blocks of the solar system. 2014 MU69 was discovered on 26 June 2014 using the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Indigenously built LCA Tejas inducted in IAF

The LCA Tejas is a supersonic, single-seat, single-engine multirole light fighter aircraft that uses fourth generation technologies and was do developed by ADA and HAL.

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Suzuki Motors appoints Toshihiro Suzuki as CEO

The appointment of Toshihiro Suzuki came after Osamu Suzuki announced that he will decline the CEO position to take responsibility for the automaker's use of incorrect testing methods when calculating vehicle mileage.

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