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No evidence of increased risk of blood clots from vaccine: AstraZeneca

Mar 14, 2021
The European Medicines Agency defended AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, saying that the preliminary probe showed that the batch of AstraZeneca vaccines used in Austria was likely not to blame for the nurse's death.

WHO grants emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 13, 2021
Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine to be listed by WHO. 

ISRO-NASA develops radar for joint earth observation satellite mission

Mar 9, 2021
NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) is a joint collaboration between both the space agencies for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation. 

Indian scientists develop low-cost spectrograph that can locate faint light from distant celestial objects

Mar 4, 2021
The spectrograph can detect faint light from distant quasars and galaxies, regions around supermassive black-holes and cosmic explosions.

India Telecom 2021 organised for convergence of technologies, telecom buyers from over 45 countries attend

Mar 4, 2021
India Telecom 2021 provided an ideal platform for the convergence of various technologies and business exchange. Indian companies along with providing state-of-the-art telecom products and services are open to partner and provide skill development training to overseas buyers.

Phase 3 clinical trial of COVAXIN shows 81 per cent efficacy: Bharat Biotech

Mar 4, 2021
The phase 3 clinical trial was jointly initiated by ICMR and Bharat Biotech International Limited in mid-November 2020. The trial has been conducted on a total of 25,800 individuals across 21 sites.

Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launches ‘Sugamya Bharat App’ to enhance accessibility for differently-abled

Mar 3, 2021
The Sugamya Bharat App will enable people with disabilities as well as the elderly in registering accessibility-related problems in modes of transport, in buildings, or in any infrastructure by uploading the pictures on it.

Scientists of National Rice Research Institute develops device for pest management

Mar 2, 2021
The Alternate Energy Light Trap device will help the farmers in identifying the insect types that usually lurk in the fields and will also manage them.

Fossils of Dinosaurs from 140 million years ago discovered in Argentina 

Mar 2, 2021
Researchers stated that the fossils represent a dinosaur species called Ninjatitan that lived 140 million years ago. They identified Ninjatitan as a titanosaur, the oldest-known member of the dinosaur group. 

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurates second edition of Global-Bio India 2021

Mar 2, 2021
Global-Bio India aims at facilitating the recognition of India as an emerging Innovation Hub and the bio-manufacturing hub globally.

ISRO launches Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites

Feb 28, 2021
ISRO launched PSLV C51 carrying Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil and 18 other satellites of USA and India from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

MoU signed between MCA and CBIC for data exchange

Feb 26, 2021
The memorandum will facilitate the exchange of information and data between CBIC and MCA on an automatic and regular basis.

Government launches National Urban Digital Mission

Feb 25, 2021
National Urban Digital Mission will enable towns and cities across the country to benefit from the diverse and holistic forms of support, in accordance with their needs and local challenges.

Mumbai Undersea Tunnel: All You need to know

Feb 25, 2021
The undersea tunnels will be built as a part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project which comprises the land-filled roads on the areas that are reclaimed from the sea, tunnels, bridges.

JNCASR Scientists develop potential drug candidate for Alzheimer’s treatment

Feb 24, 2021
The molecule TGR63 could be a potential drug candidate to halt or cure the leading cause of dementia (70-80%) worldwide.

EAM S Jaishankar launches BRICS 2021 Website

Feb 23, 2021
The website will be maintaining a dynamic and updated information repository and will display all the relevant information for BRICS.

Launch of Chandrayaan-3 delayed further to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 22, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic has affected several projects of ISRO including Gaganyaan, the first manned mission of India, and Chandrayaan-3, which was earlier scheduled to be launched in 2020.

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars in historic mission, sends back first images

Feb 19, 2021
Perseverance rover has become NASA's fifth rover to touch down on Mars after Sojourner, twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity and Curiosity. 

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launches software for 5 surveys

Feb 18, 2021
With the use of Information Technology, 30 to 40% of the time will be saved while conducting these surveys and an IT partner will also be roped in for the purpose.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches e-Chhawani portal

Feb 16, 2021
The portal will offer services to more than 20 lakh citizens who have been living in 62 Cantonments Boards across the country.

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