Page-2 of Current Affairs - October, 2011

Discovery of DNA components in meteorites

In this update are talking about the carbonaceous chondrites and ureilite. Carbonaceous chondrites or C chondrites are meterorites of 7 known and many unknown groups. Ureilite is a rare type of stony meteorite that has a unique mineralogical composition very ..

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Potential of Gold in treatment of Cancer

At present, one isotope gold Au-198, (half-life 2.7 days) is used in some cancer treatments and for treating other diseases. Recently, an international team, led by University of Western Australia and Griffith University, has described how using two imaging techniques ..

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Operation Shady RAT

Recently, biggest ever series of cyber attacks uncovered to date, in which hackers were found to have broken into networks of the Indian government, United Nations and US defence companies, with security experts pointing to China as the culprit. This ..

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Oxygen in Orion constellation

Recently, the European Space Agency’s Herschel telescope has found the first confirmed evidence of oxygen molecules in space. The Oxygen molecules have been found in the star forming region of the Orion constellation. Oxygen gas was discovered in the 1770s, ..

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SEBI (Alternative Investment Fund) Regulations

Investment products other than the traditional investments in stocks, bonds, cash, or property are called Alternative Investments. There is no proper definition of AI but it includes commodities, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and financial derivatives as well as ..

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Highlights of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council report

Country’s growth pegged at 8.2 percent for 2011-12 Inflation to ease to 6.5 percent only by the end of this fiscal Important role for fiscal policy to contain demand pressure RBI will follow tight monetary policy till inflation shows definite ..

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