Current Affairs - November, 2011
“Rann Utsav”: Desert festival from December 15, 2011 The Rann Utsav, a grand fiesta in the white desert of Kutch in Gujarat, will be held this year from December 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012. The festival, a tourist’s delight, is a brainchild of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat government arranges it with an ..
The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was organized on September 18, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California Emmy Awards are known as: OSCARs of the small Screen The awards ceremony was to honour the best in primetime television programming from 1 June 2010 to 31 May 2011 The best drama ..
It has been generally assumed that neutrinos travel at the speed of light. According to the theory of relativity, if neutrinos are massless, they must travel at the speed of light. However, if they carry a mass, they cannot reach the speed of light. There have been various theories regarding the speed of Neutrinos. It ..
Topics: Dark matter • Elementary particles • Faster-than-light • Leptons • Massless particle • Neutrino • OPERA experiment • Particle physics • Physical sciences • Physics • Physics beyond the Standard Model • Special relativity
Recently, it was published in the media that Dipak Ghosh, emeritus UGC fellow, who had embedded a solid-state nuclear track detector 70cm underground beside the Faculty Club at Jadavpur University, recorded abnormal fluctuations in radon gas emission from below. This was followed by Earthquakes in Sikkim and other parts of India. Its worth note that ..
Topics: Building biology • Carcinogens • Chemistry • Decay chain • Earthquake prediction • Health effects of radon • Natural sciences • Naturally occurring radioactive material • Noble gas • Physical sciences • Radon • Soil contamination
Squalamine is a Wonder drug from a compound found Shark Fishes. Its a strong naturally derived broad-spectrum antibiotic that is predominantly derived from the livers of dogfish and other shark species and can be helpful in Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis. As per a research team led by Michael Zasloff at Georgetown University , Ssqualamine, already ..
Topics: Antiviral drug • Antivirals • Dengue fever • Hepatitis • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Michael Zasloff • RTT • Vaccine-preventable diseases • Virus
Scientists have discovered a tiny angiosperm plant which bows down and sows its own seeds. The dainty, inch-high plant with pinkand-white flowers was found growing in the backyard of a local plant collector in rural north-eastern Bahia, Brazil, one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas. The name of the plant (Spigelia genuflexa) has been ..