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NEOWISE Comet to be visible to naked eye from today: All you need to know!

14 hrs ago
The NEOWISE Comet will be most clearly visible across the Northern Hemisphere including India around July 22-23, when the comet will be closest to Earth.

Google to invest USD 4 billion in Reliance Jio?

14 hrs ago
If the Google deal pulls through, the tech giant will join Facebook and the long list of private equity firms, which invested in Jio Platforms over the past three months.  

Bharat Biotech starts first phase of human trials of Covaxin

17 hrs ago
The trials will have a considerable sample size of 1,500 people. The locations for the trials include Kanpur, Patna, Chennai, New Delhi, Gorakhpur, Goa, Rohtak, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, and Vishakhapatnam.

Russian COVID Vaccine: Russia becomes first nation to complete clinical trials of Coronavirus vaccine

1 day ago
Russian COVID Vaccine: COVID Vaccine Update: The results of the human trials showed that the group of volunteers are developing an immunity to COVID-19. 

Govt launches AI-based ASEEM digital platform

Jul 10, 2020
Through ASEEM, agencies, employers, and job aggregators who are looking for a skilled workforce in the specific sectors will have the required details at their fingertips.

UAE to become first Arab nation send probe to Mars

Jul 10, 2020
UAE’s Hazza al-Mansouri had become the first Emirati to travel to space and visit the International Space Station. 

Scientists discover protective gene for Alzheimer, develop drug testing platform

Jul 10, 2020
The researchers found proof of the existence of a naturally functioning Alzheimer’s suppressor gene (BACE2 gene). It was acting in a similar way to tumour suppressor genes in cancer.

ISRO to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite onboard PSLV in August 2020

Jul 10, 2020
The Amazonia-1 satellite which PSLV will launch will help in monitoring and observing the deforestation of the Amazon region.

Odisha govt launches Bhubaneshwar Land Use Intelligence System

Jul 9, 2020
BLUIS- Bhubaneshwar Land Use Intelligence System is a web and the mobile-based solution which will help in the monitoring of government land in Bhubaneshwar.

Registration for human trials of Indian vaccine for COVID-19 begins from July 7

Jul 7, 2020
The two Indian vaccine candidates, namely COVAXIN and ZyCov-D will now be tested on 1,125 healthy volunteers in the two phases of the trials.

Is Coronavirus Airborne?: Scientists claim COVID-19 can spread through Air; Know what you can do to avoid it: Check Details

Jul 6, 2020
Coronavirus is Airborne: As per scientists, COVID-19 spreads through droplets expelled in air when a person sneezes, coughs or speaks. Know how Coronavirus originated and how you an avoid it if its airborne. 

PM Modi launches Atmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

Jul 6, 2020
Atmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge aims at encouraging tech & startup communities to create world-class 'Made in India' Apps. Under the challenge, innovators are invited to develop apps in eight categories.

Elyments: Vice President launches first Indian social media super app

Jul 6, 2020
Elyments app has been created with the user’s privacy as a priority. The team members of the app stressed that the user’s data is stored in India and will not be shared with the third party without the user’s explicit consent.

ISRO's Mars Orbiter captures image of largest moon of Mars

Jul 4, 2020
Phobos, the mysterious moon of Mars is believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites. 

COVID-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DGCI approval for human clinical trials

Jul 3, 2020
The approval for the human trial was given after Zydus Cadila had submitted data of the clinical trials on animals to the DGCI. In the data, the vaccine candidate was found to be successful with respect to safety and immunity.

SERB launches ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme to strengthen scientific research

Jul 2, 2020
The primary objective of the 'Accelerate Vigyan' scheme will be to encourage high-end scientific research and to prepare scientific manpower that can lead to research careers and knowledge-based economy.

India’s first human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will not be affected by COVID-19 pandemic: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Jitendra Singh assured that the launch of ‘Gaganyaan’ will take place as planned before the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence in 2022.

India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok, WeChat, Cam Scanner: See full list of banned apps here

Jun 29, 2020
India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, security of state and public order.

Health Ministry recommends the use of Dexamethasone drug for treating COVID-19 patients

Jun 29, 2020
The Oxford University on June 17 had announced that Dexamethasone reduced deaths by one third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in other patients who have been receiving oxygen only.

NASA names its headquarters after Mary.W.Jackson, agency’s first African-American female engineer

Jun 27, 2020
Mary.W.Jackson was an aerospace engineer and a mathematician who was part of a group of very important women who had NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space.

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