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What is Ozone Pollution and how it affects health?

2 days ago
We all know that ozone protects us from UV rays coming from the sun. Then what is ozone pollution, how it is harmful to health and the environment? Let us study in detail about ozone pollution.

What is HSTDV technology and why does it matter for India?

Sep 8, 2020
HSTDV technology: On 7 September, 2020, DRDO successfully flight tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Launch at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha. Let us read more about HSTDV technology and its importance.

9 Important Facts about Trans Fats or Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs)

Sep 2, 2020
The Government will soon finalise a proposed regulation limit of Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs) or trans fats in food products because their higher consumption may put people at a fatal risk of COVID-19. Let us have a look at some important facts related to Trans Fats or Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs).

What would happen if nucleus is removed from the cell?

Aug 26, 2020
The basic and fundamental unit of life is Cell. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. Cell consists of several parts and each has a different function. The nucleus is one of them. What is a nucleus, its function in the cell, and what would happen if nucleus is removed from the cell? Let us find out!

Chandrayaan-2, India's second Moon mission: All you need to know

Aug 21, 2020
Chandrayaan-2, India's second moon mission completed one year in an orbit around the moon. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota India on 22 July, 2019. On 20 August, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. Let us read in detail about the Chandrayaan-2 mission.        

What is COVID-19 D614G Strain and Where it is found?

Aug 18, 2020
Recently Malaysia detected a ten times deadlier new COVID-19 strain known as D614G as per the country's Health Ministry. What is a mutation, Why the strain named as D614G, how much is it dangerous? Let us find out!

First Indian start-up firm Skyroot Aerospace to test fire rocket engine 'Raman': All you need to know

Aug 17, 2020
Skyroot Aerospace is an Indian startup that has become the first in the country to test-fire a homegrown upper-stage rocket engine. The company is looking forward to a maiden launch by December 2021 if all goes well with the assistance and guidance of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Treatment and more

Aug 12, 2020
As we know that Actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer and taken a short break from work for medical treatment. Do you know about lung cancer, its causes, symptoms, stages, treatment, etc? Let us find out!

Tick-Borne Virus: All you need to know

Aug 7, 2020
A disease has been reported in China known as Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) which is caused by the tick-borne virus. It has infected at least 60 people and killed 7. What is a tick-borne disease, its symptoms, precautions, how is it spread? Let us find out!  

Which Fighter jet is better between Rafale and Chengdu J-20 of China?

Jul 31, 2020
France has finally sent 5 Rafale jets to India. Now a debate has started that which country has the best fighter aircraft in the Asian continent. In this article, we will compare  Rafale and  Chengdu J-20 of China.

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Current Theme, History, Significance and Key Facts

Jul 28, 2020
World Hepatitis Day 2020: It is observed on 28 July to spread awareness about viral hepatitis which is an inflammation of the liver that causes various problems like liver cancer. Let us read in detail about World Hepatitis Day, 2020 theme, history, significance, and some facts about the Hepatitis disease.   i  

World's first COVID-19 vaccine: All you need to know about Russia's Successful clinical trials

Jul 13, 2020
The world's first COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial is successfully completed by Russia's Sechenov University. Let us read in detail about the vaccine and the trials.

10 Facts about Asia's largest solar power plant

Jul 10, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Asia's largest solar power plant in MP's Rewa on 10 July, 2020. The ceremony of inauguration took place through video conferencing. Let us have a look at 10 facts about Asia's largest solar power plant.

What is the difference between LTE and VoLTE?

Jul 10, 2020
LTE is called 'Long Term Evolution'. Airtel launched the first LTE network service in India in 2012. Generally, LTE is also called 4G. VoLTE stands for 'Voice over Long Term Evolution'. It also supports 4G networks. In VoLTE, you can enjoy data connectivity while calling. Reliance Jio had started this VoLTE service in India.

National Doctor’s Day 2020: Theme, History and Objectives

Jul 1, 2020
National Doctor's Day 2020: It is celebrated on 1st July to acknowledge the contributions of doctor's humane service to mankind. Why is National Doctor's Day celebrated on 1st July? Let us have a look at history, significance and theme of 2020.   legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

World Asteroid Day 2020: History, Significance, Tunguska event and Key Facts

Jun 30, 2020
World Asteroid Day 2020: It is celebrated on 30 June to spread awareness in public about the asteroid impact hazard. What are asteroids and Tunguska event? Let us have a look at the history and significance of the day.     

India's First Plasma Bank: All you need to know

Jun 29, 2020
To fight with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced to launch India's first Plasma Bank in a city. Let us read in detail about it!

What is Second wave of COVID-19?

Jun 29, 2020
As we know that various countries in the world are fighting with COVID-19 pandemic including India. About 120,000 Americans have lost lives from the novel coronavirus and around 504,410 have died so far in the world. But there are worrisome as COVID-19 recent reported cases are increases in some countries again. Is this a 'second wave' of COVID-19?   What is the second wave of COVID-19? Let us have a look!

What is the science behind social distancing?

Jun 25, 2020
During the time of COVID-19, "social distancing" and "quarantine" terms became familiar. Everyone wants to know will social distancing may slow the spread of COVID-19 and how much social distancing is important? What is the science behind social distancing? Let us find out!  

Annular Solar Eclipse 2020: Date, Schedule, Timings in India and Key Facts to know about Surya Grahan

Jun 21, 2020
Annular Solar Eclipse 2020: This is the first Solar Eclipse of the year and is known as Annular Solar Eclipse. On 21 June, 2020, India is going to witness the deepest Annular Solar Eclipse. Do you know about the timings, schedule of Solar Eclipse, types of Solar Eclipse etc? Let us have a look!        

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