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What is the difference between Covishield and Covaxin? Know all about the vaccines against COVID-19 approved in India

May 25, 2021
In India, the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive has already begun and several people are still unaware of how two vaccines namely Covaxin and Covishield are different from each other. How do these vaccines work? Let us find out!

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/ World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: History and Significance

May 18, 2021
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: It is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). The day is observed on 18 May and provides an opportunity to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. An effective and safe preventive HIV vaccine will help to end the HIV pandemic. Let us study in detail about the day, AIDS, HIV vaccine, etc.    

World Hypertension Day 2021: Current Theme, Significance, Signs and Risks of Hypertension

May 17, 2021
World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2021: It is observed on 17 May every year. Let us read about the history of World Hypertension Day, its 2021 theme, hypertension disease, its causes, symptoms, and prevention.  

World Thalassaemia Day 2021: Current Theme, Objective and Significance

May 7, 2021
World Thalassaemia Day 2021: It is observed on 8 May to raise awareness about thalassaemia disease, its preventive measures and to avoid transmission among the people throughout the world. Let us read in detail about World Thalassaemia Day, 2021 theme, Thalassaemia disease, symptoms and preventions.

Eudiscopus denticulus: All you need to know about India's first disk-footed bat reported in Meghalaya

Apr 22, 2021
India's first bat species with disk-shaped sticky feet has been discovered in the Indian state of Meghalaya. With this, India's bat tally touched 130, out of which 66 are found in Meghalaya itself. 

What is the difference between Animal and Plant Cells?

Apr 15, 2021
As we know that plants and animals are made up of millions of cells and these cells have some similarities and differences. Let us have a look at some differences and similarities between plant and animal cells.

Genome Mapping and the first project in Indian Ocean

Mar 17, 2021
Scientists and Researchers from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has initiated a project for mapping the genetic diversity of organisms and the effect of micronutrients and trace metals on them in the Indian Ocean. Let us read about it in detail.

Key Facts about Vaccination, Immunisation and how vaccines work?

Mar 16, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines brought the world together and India emerged as a leader in the vaccination drive against the pandemic. Let us read about vaccination, immunisation, its importance and how do they work?

World Cancer Day 2021: What are Blood Cancers, Types, Symptoms, Treatment and data in India?

Feb 4, 2021
World Cancer Day 2021: It is observed on 4 February every year and this year the theme is "I Am and I Will". Several types of cancer occur in the world. In this article, we are providing a piece of information regarding blood cancer, its causes, symptoms, treatment, etc.

Lumpy Skin Disease: Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Jan 19, 2021
Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been reported in various Indian states like Assam, Odisha, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. Let us study LSD in detail, its transmission, symptoms, treatment, prevention, etc.

Trans Fatty Acids: Definition, Usage, Harmful effects, and Key Facts

Jan 7, 2021
According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 5.4 lakh deaths take place every year worldwide due to the intake of trans fatty acids. Let us study in detail Trans Fatty Acids (TFA) or Trans Fats.

What is the difference between Autotrophic and Heterotrophic modes of nutrition?

Dec 31, 2020
All living organisms need energy to perform various life processes and the source of energy for all living organisms is food. It is available from different sources. There are two types of modes of nutrition Autotrophic and Heterotrophic. Let us study the difference between them.

What are Genetically Modified Pigs?

Dec 28, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs. Let us read more about it.

Shigella infection in Kerala: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Dec 23, 2020
Recently an emergency meeting has been conveyed by the Health officials in Kozhikode district and kicked in preventive measures after 6 cases of Shigella infection and nearly 2 dozen suspected cases were detected. What is Shigella infection, how is it caused, its preventive measures, treatment, etc? Let us find out!

Mucormycosis, a rare Fungal Infection linked to COVID-19: Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment

Dec 22, 2020
Mucormycosis is an unusual type of fungal infection identified in patients recovering from COVID-19. Let us read in detail about Mucormycosis, its symptoms, types, and treatment, etc.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: All you need to know

Dec 21, 2020
Recently, several online surveys have been conducted regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among the general population. Let us read more about vaccine hesitancy. What does it mean, reasons for vaccine hesitancy, etc?

Science and Tech Weekly Brief: Important updates from December 12- 18, 2020

Dec 18, 2020
Take a look at the detailed list of major events in Science and Technology that have occurred in the past one week that is from December 12-18, 2020. Know all about ISRO’S 42nd Communication Satellite, and a new kind of Plasmodium causing deadly malaria here

What is Plasmodium Ovale Malaria?

Dec 15, 2020
Recently in the news that Plasmodium Ovale which is not a very common type of malaria has been identified in a soldier in Kerala. What is Plasmodium Ovale? Let us study in detail including various kinds of malarial parasites.

What is the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?

Dec 1, 2020
Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are two types of nuclear reactions. Fission means to split and fusion means to combine. Therefore in fission reaction, a heavy nucleus of an atom is bombarded so that it splits and in fusion reaction two lighter nuclei are heated at high temperature so that they combine to form a heavy nucleus. Let us read in detail about nuclear fission and fusion.

What is rare Bolivian 'Chapare' virus from Arenavirus family?

Nov 20, 2020
As per the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a rare Bolivian 'Chapare' virus from Arenavirus family is fatal and can be transferred between humans through bodily fluids. 

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