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INSPIRE Awards conferred to 53,021 students across India

Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has recently provided financial aid to around 53,000 students under the INSPIRE Scheme. What is INSPIRE Scheme? The Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme has been implemented by Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) to encourage people aging 10 to 32 ..

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Sova virus in India

CERT-In has given advisory on SOVA virus – a novel mobile banking “Trojan” virus that is currently targeting Indian customers. Key features Sova virus is capable of stealthily encrypting an android phone for ransom. It can add false overlays to a range of apps and mimic over 200 banking and payment applications to con the ..

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Hughes-ISRO satellite internet service

Hughes Communications India (HCI) and ISRO has jointly launched India’s first high-throughput satellite (HTS) broadband service. Key facts HCI – a joint venture company of US-based Hughes Network Systems and Indian telecom operator Bharati Airtel – launched the first high throughput satellite broadband internet service in India. This service would provide satellite internet to remote ..

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MeitY Startup Hub and Meta launch XR startup program

The XR Startup Program was jointly launched by MeitY Startup Hub and Meta to create the next generation startups focusing on Extended Reality Technologies. Key facts The XR Startup Program is an accelerator program aimed at supporting and accelerating extended reality (XR) startups in India. This newly launched initiative would focus on skilling and building ..

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National List of Essential Medicines

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently released the revised National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022. Key facts The revised National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022 has deleted 26 drugs, which include common gastrointestinal medicines ranitidine and sucralfate. 384 drugs are currently part of the National List of Essential Medicines 2022, with the addition of ..

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What is ‘Human Organ Transportation Drone’?

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari recently inaugurated the country’s first prototype drone for transporting human organs to facilitate quick transplantation in hospitals. Key Points With this innovation, it will take much less time to transport the transplanted organs from airport to hospital.  At present, this facility has been started by MGM ..

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