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Adjournment Motion

December 31, 2012

The primary object of an adjournment motion is to draw the attention of Lok Sabha to a recent matter of urgent public importance having serious consequences and in regard to which a motion or a resolution with proper notice will be too late. Houses in which adjournment motion is...

Alan Turing

December 23, 2012

Alan Turing (b. 23 June 1912 –, d. 7 June 1954), was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He is known for formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer. Turing...

Asteroid Mining–Problems and Opportunities

November 24, 2012

Asteroid mining refers to exploiting raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets such as Near-Earth objects (NEO). The raw material such as Iron, Nickle etc. can be possibility used in space construction and Hydrogen and Oxygen can be possibly used to sustain lives of prospective astronauts on site....

Artificial Meat

November 12, 2012

World’s first hamburger made with a synthetic meat protein derived from bovine stem cells will be publicly consumed in later 2012 after being prepared by a celebrity chef. Scientists at Maastricht University have produced sausage by March 2012 and will plan to produce hamburger by September 2012. Here are...

Anil Kakodkar Committee in Railway Safety Recommendations

November 12, 2012

The High level safety review committee constituted for the ministry of Railways has recommended many measures to prevent rail accidents. The committee headed by Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Atomic Energy Commission chairman and former managing director of Delhi Metro Rail corporation E Sreedharan one of its advisors, has given...

Archipelagic Waters

October 7, 2012

UNCLOS III, which is the latest version of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) covers all the vital issues regarding the maritime boundaries. This convention introduced a number of provisions and covered the most significant issues such as setting limits, navigation, archipelagic status and transit...

Antimatter

October 2, 2012

The term Antimatter has been much talked about during CERN Experiment on Higgs Boson. Antimatter is material composed of antiparticles, which possess the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but have opposite charge and quantum  spin. Antiparticles bind with each other to form antimatter in the same way...

Arribadas

October 2, 2012

Olive Ridley turtles are best known for their behavior of synchronized nesting in mass numbers, termed arribadas. The winter season is the mating and breeding season of these turtles. So accordingly, the fishing activities inside the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary and 20 kms off the shore are banned from November...

African Grand Free Trade Area

September 27, 2012

African Grand Free Trade Area is a planned Cape-to-Cairo free trade zone that will encompass 26 countries, 525 million people and $1 trillion in output. If it comes to reality, it will be one of the largest free trade areas in the developing world. The 26-nation free trade area...

AVAHAN Project

September 27, 2012

Avahan is an India AIDS Initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A recent joint study carried by the IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation), University of Washington, University of Hong Kong and the PHFI (Public Health Foundation of India) discovered that “Avahan” productively slackened the...

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