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Special e-content for the Divyang released

Union education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, approved guidelines to develop e-content for children with disabilities with the objectives of promoting inclusive education. PM eVidya programme PM e-Vidya programme was launched by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17, 2020 as a COVID-19 relief measures. Under the programme, expert committee has made detailed recommendations on creating ..

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CRISIL cuts India’s GDP forecast to 9.5% from 11%

Ratings agency, CRISIL, has cut India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast from 11 percent to 9.5 percent for fiscal year 2021-2022. Highlights Downward forecast reflects that second covid-19 has hit two engines of growth private consumption and investment. It has thrown Indian economy to most severe contraction since Independence. Pinpricked Growth report As per ..

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First CAR-T Cell Therapy Conducted

Clinical trials of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy was conducted globally. Therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment. It has shown promising results on end stage patients, especially in patients of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Highlights CAR-T technology has a remarkable therapeutic potential for cancer patients. This technology is not available in India, ..

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MIT generates Electricity from Carbon Nanotubes

MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using carbon nanotubes. A new material made up of carbon nanotubes have potential to generate electricity by collecting energy from its environment. How electricity is generated? These micro carbon particles can create current by interacting with liquid around them. Liquid, an organic solvent, attracts electrons ..

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Maldives’ Foreign Minister elected as UNGA President

Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, was elected as new President of UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Points Abdulla Shahid won against Afghanistan’s former foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul with three-fourth majority. He fetched 143 votes while Rassoul got 48 votes out of 191 votes polled. Maldives will occupy office of President of UNGA for the ..

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