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IITM hosts India’s first Hyperloop Pod Competition-What is Hyperloop Pod?

For the first time in India IIT Madras is to host Hyperloop pod competition in July 2020. India has taken a few steps in bringing the environment friendly Hyperloop pod transport in the country. Highlights The Hyperloop Pod Transportation Project was approved by the Maharashtra Government to build the first Hyperloop line between Pune and ..

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National Centre for Cell Science: The Cellular Mechanism of Huntington Disease discovered

On March 20, 2020, the National Centre for Cell Science have found that the pathogenic protein called the Huntingtin Protein causes decrease in overall protein production. What is Huntington Disease? The disease is a genetic disorder that declines cognitive abilities, impairs coordination of balance and movement, memory lapses, mood swings and personality changes. The disease ..

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IMD: El Nino to be neutral; Normal Monsoon rains for India

On March 19, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department announced that the El Nino Weather Phenomenon is to remain neutral this year between May and July. This will bring in normal rains to India during South West Monsoon. The Indian Monsoon is greatly affected by the El Nino and La Nina Weather Phenomenon. The neutral event ..

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NAVIC Messaging System for Fisheries Department

On March 17, 2020, the Department of Space reported at the Parliament that ISRO has designed NAVIC messaging system and receiver. The system is currently used by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information system (INCOIS) Highlights The system is used to broadcast emergency warning messages in cases such as tsunami, cyclone, high waves. The ..

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Starch-Based “Hemostat” developed at Institute of Nano Science to stop blood loss

Scientists at the INST (Institute of Nano Science and Technology), that operates under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed starch based ‘Hemostat’. Starch Based Hemostat The starch-based ‘hemostat’ are developed to stop rapid blood loss during accidents, as it physically absorbs excess fluid and concentrates the natural clotting factors in blood. The product possesses increased ..

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