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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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China launches second Shijian-16 series satellite

The Shijian-16 satellite will be used for space environment measurements, radiation and its effect as well as technology testing.

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CSIR-CIMFR inked MoU for coal quality analysis with coal supplying companies

The CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledge base support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector.

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Expanded Panama Canal reopens after 9 years of work

The first ship to cross the canal using the third set of locks was a modern New Panamax vessel, the Chinese-owned container ship Cosco Shipping Panama.

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First

On this day, Punjab Frontier of Border Security Force organised a Cycle Rally with an aim to spread the message of utmost dedication to national Security & awareness against drugs.

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Union Cabinet approves largest-ever Spectrum Auction

It will put up 700 MHz band, which is used for offering high-speed broadband services, for sale for the first time at a reserve price of 11485 crore rupees per MHz pan-India.

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What, Why and How of IoT technology

With this technology, each and every device that we use in daily life (including refrigerators, cars and even tooth brush) can be made intelligent and smart by using device specific operating systems and connectivity to the Internet.

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Kuumbi Cave: Bone artefacts used by Early Humans discovered in the Cave

Kuumbi Cave is one of a group of caves that underlie a flight of marine terraces in Pleistocene limestone in eastern Zanzibar.

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केंद्र सरकार ने खाद्य पदार्थों में पोटेशियम ब्रोमेट के उपयोग पर रोक लगायी

गैर सरकारी संगठन सेंटर फॉर साइंस एंड एनवायरनमेंट (सीएसई) ने एक स्टडी में ब्रेड में पोटेशियम ब्रोमेट और पोटेशियम आयोडेट पाये जाने की बात उठाई थी.

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Union Government bans use of Potassium Bromate as food additive

In May 2016, FSSAI in its recommendation asked health ministry to remove potassium bromate from the list of permissible food additives.

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State Bank of India floats IT Innovation Start-up Fund to assist start-ups in fintech space

The traditional banks around the world are opening up to work with fintech firms which are disrupting business models by using technology to deliver services at lower cost.

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NASA spots Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer

The observation that occurred over Aliso Canyon, near Porter Ranch, California is a breakthrough as it provides an ability to eventually measure emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.

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Review meeting of Indo-EU ‘Water4crops’ project held

Water4Crops stands for “integrating bio-treated wastewater reuse and valorization with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in Europe and India”.

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Maharashtra Government decides to use plastic waste in building roads

The decision is aimed at improving the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reducing soil pollution caused by plastic.

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Underwater Robots to be used to Study Indian monsoon: Scientists

As part of the initiative seven underwater robots will be released from an Indian ship in the third week of June 2016 by Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba

US citizens traveling to Havana can now do so without exchanging dollars, at a 10-percent fee, into the Cuban peso if they are using the Stonegate cards.

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Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants, Ranjit Sub-1 & Bahadur Sub-1, for submerged areas

These new rice variants are improvement forms of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the Barak valley have been using for years.

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