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Google to build world’s longest undersea cable to connect Latin America and the US

3 days ago
Google's undersea cable Firmina will run from the east coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional landings in Brazil, Praia Grande, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Low-cost sensor developed to detect COVID-19 in wastewater

3 days ago
The sensor was tested with the wastewater collected from a sewage treatment plant in Mumbai spiked with SARS-Cov-2 Ribonucleic Acid (RNA).

ISRO to help development projects in Northeast through space technology

Jun 10, 2021
The help will be provided by offering the optimum utilization of satellite imaging and other space technology for better accomplishments of infrastructural targets in the region.

‘I-Familia’: Interpol launches global database to identify missing persons

Jun 10, 2021
The International Criminal Police Organisation has applied cutting-edge scientific research and has used the DNA of the relatives to identify the missing individuals or unidentified human remains around the world.

Solar Eclipse 2021: Where, When and How to Watch Surya Grahan - Check Date, Time and Other Details Here

Jun 10, 2021
Solar Eclipse 2021 Today: Today i.e on 10th June, Surya Grahan June 2021 i.e. the first Annular Solar Eclipse will be visible in some parts of India during the evening hours. Know, where, when, and how to watch the 'ring of fire' Solar Eclipse in India Here.

Fastly Internet Outage: What caused major websites to crash on 8th June? – Explained

Jun 9, 2021
Several international websites around the world experienced a global internet outage for about half an hour on June 8, 2021. Read all you need to know.

Micro-animal survives 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

Jun 8, 2021
A microscopic animal reportedly came back to life after being frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia, informed Russian scientists on June 7, 2021. 

National Institute of Immunology receives trademark for India’s first indigenous tumor antigen SPAG9

Jun 8, 2021
SPAG9 antigen which has been developed by the National Institute of Immunology (NII) has received the ASPAGNIITM trademark.

AIIMS Delhi to screen children aged between 12-18 years for Covaxin trials

Jun 7, 2021
AIIMS Patna began a similar trial for children aged between 2 to 18 years on June 3rd. Initially,  15 children underwent the COVID-19 screening test for the COVAXIN trials, which includes an RT-PCT test, Antibody Test and General check before receiving their vaccine shots.

New COVID-19 variant B. detected in India

Jun 7, 2021
As per experts, the new variant is very similar to the Delta variant and can prove to be dangerous as it could induce body weight loss, viral replication in the respiratory tract lung lesion and cause severe lung pathology. 

NASA announces plans to launch two new missions to Venus, its first in decades

Jun 5, 2021
The two missions are dubbed as DAVINCI+ (short for Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) and VERITAS (an acronym for Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy).

New Zealand signs the Artemis Accords: All you need to know

Jun 4, 2021
New Zealand joins the growing list of nations who have signed the Artemis Accords namely the US, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, the Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Australia. Read all you need to know.

Canada allows mixing and matching of approved COVID-19 vaccines

Jun 3, 2021
The updated guidance by NACI is based on the emerging research from the United Kingdom and Spain that found matching and mixing Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines both safe and effective at preventing the virus.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches revamped health schemes on IT platform of NHA

Jun 2, 2021
The initiative will enable the smooth delivery of the healthcare services to the eligible beneficiaries under the health schemes by making the entire process paperless.

DRDO’s 2DG drug approved for emergency use as an adjunct therapy for COVID-19 patients

Jun 1, 2021
The DRDO has informed that anti-COVID drug 2DG can now be given to the COVID-19 patients under the care and prescription of the doctors.

Researchers identify new drug that prevents severe COVID-19 in mice

Jun 1, 2021
New study findings suggest that the diABZI drug activates the body's innate immune response, which is the first line of defence against invading pathogens.

World's first Nano Urea Liquid launched: What is Nano Urea, how much will it cost? Know all about it

May 31, 2021
The Nano Urea Liquid has been found to be effective and efficient for plant nutrition, which increases production with improved nutritional quality. 

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

May 28, 2021
SpaceX launched the Starlink 28 mission comprising another set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, marking the 13th Starlink launch of the year 2021. Read all you need to know about SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites.

COVID-19: Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI approval for clinical trials for monoclonal antibody therapy

May 27, 2021
Zydus Cadila is the only Indian company that has been able to develop a neutralizing monoclonal antibody-based cocktail to neutralize COVID-19. Read what is monoclonal antibody therapy?

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