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Mud Crab Reovirus (MCRV)

Andhra Pradesh recently found that ‘Mud Crab Reovirus (MCRV)’ has been the reason for mass mortality of wild crab (Scylla serrata). Highlights Presence of MCRV in samples collected from Nagayalanka fields was confirmed by Joint research by Centre for Advanced Study in Marine Biology (Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu) and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). MSSRF ..

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Indian SARS – CoV – 2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

INSACOG is a multi-lab agency. It was established by the Government of India in 2020 to monitor the genomic variations of COVID-19. In the beginning, there were ten labs. The number has now increased largely. About INSACOG The labs identify and expand the genome sequences of COVID-19 virus. Through this they understand how the virus ..

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New Covid-19 variant ‘IHU’

Scientists in France have identified a new and more mutated strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing covid-19 disease. Highlights New virus was identified, when the world is still grappling with highly mutated strain of coronavirus, called Omicron. Omicron has already been leading to surge in covid-19 cases worldwide. First case with new variant was detected in ..

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ISRO: Missions planned for 2022

The Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan recently announced about plans for 2022. He also provided details about the missions accomplished in 2021. Missions planned for 2022 Earth Observation Satellites 4 and 6 are to be launched on PSLV. ISRO will also launch Aditya L1, Chandrayaan 3, XpoSat, Technology demonstration missions and IRNSS in ..

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Zero Tillage Technology

Zero tillage is an agricultural practice. It maintains permanent soil cover. It increases natural biological processes that occur in the soil. It improves sustained crop production and increases soil nutrition. There is no soil disturbance. What is Zero Tillage Technology? Tillage is land preparation. Tilling of land means agitating the soil particles by overturning, digging ..

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower

The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs in January every year. The radiant of the shower lies in the Bootes constellation. Cause of meteor showers The meteor showers are caused due to debris or trail of dust left by a comet. When the earth moves through the left-over dust particles, they catch fire. How do they fire ..

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