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Scientists Found Life Harbouring Gas on Venus

Recently, a team of experts while observing the Venus found that the atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas. Phosphine gas is associated with the living organisms which on Earth. The team used telescopes in Hawaii and Chile’s Atacama Desert in order to observe upper cloud deck of Venus which is around 60 km ..

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IPFT develops new Disinfectant Sprays

Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) has developed two new technologies namely “Disinfectant spray for surface application” and “Disinfectant spray for Vegetables & fruits” at a time when Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of damage globally. Disinfectant spray for surface application It contains ‘botanical anti-microbial substance’ which can be an effective formulation to prevent ..

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What is ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service?

Recently, ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service completed about 3 lakh tele-consultation (online cosultations) . eSanjeevani is the platform of the Union Health Ministry that provides tele-consultations. There are two components of  teleconsultation services- eSanjeevani and eSanjeevaniOPD. About eSanjeevani The eSanjeevani is a telemedicine service which is implemented under Ayushman Bharat health initiative for doctor-to-doctor interaction. It aims ..

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The Portable Optical Cavity Sterilization Unit

Scientists have developed a portable sterilisation unit using a new technology called the hybrid sterilization system. It can decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for combating COVID 19, easily and rapidly, allowing them to be used multiple times. Key Facts It can be used by health professionals and other COVID warriors for whom PPEs are ..

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Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline ‘KIRAN’

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will launch the 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline “KIRAN” on September 7, 2020. Key Facts The helpline number is 1800-500-0019. Helpline has been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. It will provide relief and support to ..

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