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Spice jet steps into medical device industry

Spice jet an airline which is known for its business diversification recently announced the launch of portable ventilators, oximeters which is up for sale on the company’s ecommerce portal. In Brief Unsurprisingly, Spice jet is widely known for bringing variation in its business. Before this the company had already entered into fashion retail, merchandise and ..

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ASTROSAT detected UV light from a galaxy, 9.3 billion light-years away

Pune based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics confirmed that the AstroSat satellite has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) ray from a galaxy that is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. What is ASTROSAT? Astrosat is the first multi-wavelength space telescope launched by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in 2015. It has a set ..

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Chandrayaan-2 completes a year around Moon in Lunar orbit since its establishment

The second lunar mission of India Chandrayaan-2, which was partly successful, has completed a whole year in the lunar orbit around the moon since its establishment in the Moon’s orbit on 20 August, last year. The lander Vikram made a failed attempt to smooth landing and deviated from its intended trajectory on 6th September 2019. ..

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‘eSanjeevani’: Union Government’s tele-communication service made 2 lakh tele-consultations

Union Government’s digital health service platform “eSanjeevani” recorded two lakh telecommunications. Tamil Nadu tops the list and followed by Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala. Key Highlights On 9th August, the Union Health Ministry had called for a review meeting to commemorate the completion of 1.5 lakh teleconsultation. Right after 10 days, the figure ..

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Highlights: Astronomers discover ‘Baby’ Galaxy 12 billion light years away

The astronomers have found a baby galaxy billions of light-years from the Earth that has been seen to be similar to our planet. This discovery is going to change the perception of the scientists regarding the formation of galaxies in the world. About the Baby Galaxy This galaxy is named as SPT0418-47 is located around ..

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New Test ‘N1-STOP-LAMP’ diagnoses SARS-CoV-2 virus in 20 minutes

In order to combat the menace of COVID 19 pandemic in the country, the researchers have developed a tool that can test the results of samples collected in as early as 20 minutes. This has been published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. Details of the Test The rapid molecular test, named as N1-STOP-LAMP, is ..

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