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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

The disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has caused more than three deaths in the United States of America. The Department of Health has issued advisories to the people. What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern Equine Encephalitis caused by EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis). The EEE virus infection can result in ..

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India joins Australia Group export control regime

India was admitted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group, an informal bloc (group) of countries that keeps a tight control over exports of substances used in making of chemical weapons. Significance The inclusion will help to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation, though it is not signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ..

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International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in collaboration with Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) had organised the 69th meeting of the International Society on Brucellosis and International Conference on Brucellosis, 2016 in New Delhi. Key facts The conference is the result of Department of Biotechnology’s network programme on Brucellosis launched in 2012 to address the disease ..

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