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Molnupiravir: New drug to treat COVID-19

On October 1, 2021, Pharmaceutical company “Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics” announced the early results of Phase-3 trials of its anti-viral drug called molnupiravir. As per the results, Molnupiravir has reduced the chances of hospitalisation by half among COVID-19 patients with mild or moderate symptoms. Highlights Placebo trials comprised of testing a drug on thousands of ..

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What is Solar conjunction?

American Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently decided to stop sending active commands to its missions on the MARS for next few weeks till the time “Mars solar conjunction” remains in effect. What is Solar Conjunction? As per NASA, during the Mars solar conjunction period, Earth and the MARS will be on ..

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‘Bal Raksha Kit’- Things to Know

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the AYUSH ministry, has developed “Bal Raksha Kit” which is an immunity boosting kit. Key Points This kit was developed keeping the third wave of the coronavirus disease in mind. This is an immunity booting kit, to protect the children up to the age of 16 from covid-19 ..

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Facebook launches Creator education programme in India

Facebook launched the largest “creator education and enablement programme” in India on September 30, 2021. Key Points This programme will provide an opportunity to content creators, on its platform and Instagram, to learn, earn and grow their communities. While addressing the 2021 edition of ‘Creator Day India’, Instagram Head Adam Mosseri noted that India is ..

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NASA’s Lucy Mission- Key Facts

American Space Agency, NASA, is set to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Key Points Spacecraft will be launched from “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida” on October 16, 2021. This spacecraft would obtain new insights into the formation of solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The spacecraft has been named as ..

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