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Union Government directs car makers to declare emission details of every vehicle

The ministry has notified the amendment of Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act. It is used to provide the initial certification of compliance with pollution and safety standards at the time of sale to buyers.

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Scientists at Delhi produce electricity from water without using energy

Nanoparous magnesium ferrite was used to split water into hydronium (H3O) and hydroxide (OH) ions. Silver and Zinc were used as electrodes to make a cell that produces electricity.

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BRICS summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration

PM Modi used the forum to attack Pakistan by describing it as the mother ship of terrorism that poses threat to prosperity and development of the region.

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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem

The action came after UNESCO approved a draft resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries, which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex, which is also the holiest site in Judaism.

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Researchers at IISER used human hair to produce cathodes for solar cells

This is the first time where a bio-waste-derived electrode has been used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

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NASA develops electroactive bandages for wound healing

The bandage could be used by military personnel wounded in the field, patients who have undergone surgery or who have suffered a serious wound and astronauts in space.

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HIMANSH, India’s remote and high-altitude station opened in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

The researchers will use the station as a base for undertaking surveys using Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

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Pakistan passes long-awaited anti-honour killing and anti-rape legislations

The Anti-Rape Bill passed by the parliament calls for punishing rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases.

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Indian-origin Kiara Nirghin wins Google Science Fair prize 2016

She won this grand prize of 50000 US dollars scholarship for using orange peel to develop a cheaper super-absorbent material that helps soil retain water.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 September 2016 brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like World Maritime Day, World’s first baby born using new three person fertility technique and 5th Asian Beach Games among others.

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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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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.

Recommended for : Mitochondrial Transfer , John Zhang , DNA , Leigh Syndrome

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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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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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.

Recommended for : Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis , 3D-Lungs , Organoids , UCLA

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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