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La Nina to boost South West Monsoon in 2020

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently stated that there is 50% of chances for the formation of La Nina in 2020. Highlights According to the researchers at the bureau, the La Nina if formed will boost the South West Monsoon. The Indian Meteorological Department expects an above average monsoon in India in 2020. The IMD ..

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Fugaku: World Fastest Supercomputer

A Japan based Supercomputer, Fugaku developed by Fujitsu and the Riken Research Institute has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world. Highlights The fugaku has gained the top spot after beating out its Chinese and US counterparts. Also, it is the first Japanese super computer to gain the top position after 9 years. This ..

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Cabinet approves a new In-Space Centre

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved space sector reforms that will boost the private participation. IN-SPACe Centre Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre has been newly created. The centre will provide level playing field for the private companies to use Indian Space infrastructure. Also, the Centre will guide the ..

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INST develops Nanotechnology based antiepileptic drug Rufinamide

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed a nano-technology based low cost antiepileptic drug Rufinamide. Highlights The drug developed is a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Several nanotechnology initiatives are being increased under the programme. The GoI allocated Rs 20,000 lakh crores for the ..

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New Biomolecules to fight Kala Azar Drug Resistance

A team of researchers from Department of Biotechnology, National Centre for Cell Science have found ways to combat drug resistance of Kala Azar disease. Miltefosine is the only drug available against Leishmaniasis or Kala Azar and is losing its effectiveness lately. What is the issue? The transporter proteins play a major role in carrying miltefosine ..

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