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Amazon completes its first drone delivery

Amazon has completed its first delivery by drone to a customer near Cambridge, England. The online giant wants to set this trend of automated shipments by air. The delivery process was carried out by a quadcopter drone delivering an Amazon Fire TV box along with a bag of popcorn to a customer near Cambridge. With ..

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Parliamentary Panel suggests to ban GM food crops

A Parliamentary Panel asked the government to put a halt on all field trials and demanded bar on Genetically Modified (GM) food crops. The committee sought probe into how permission was given to commercialize Bt. Brinjal seed when all evaluation tests were not carried out. The Panel criticized the government for not discussing the matter ..

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Indian Scientist Rao Papineni gets US Patent for Cancer Treatment

In a breakthrough innovation Rao Papineni, the nanotechnology scientist, in collaboration with his colleagues invented a cancer treatment system in which a nano-particle acts as a carrier of anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell, thus safeguarding the healthy cells around from the damage.  The patent is titled ‘High Capacity Non-Viral Vectors.’ ..

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Labeling GM Foods is Mandatory: Ministry of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has made it mandatory to label every package containing Genetically Modified (GM) food from January 1, 2013. The ministry published a gazette notification that every package containing the genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel the words ‘GM’. The ministry’s decision will affect the ..

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TGC sequences genomes of domesticated tomato & its wild ancestor

TGC: Tomato Genome Consortium TGC has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, ‘Solanum pimpinellifolium’. How this sequencing can benefit us? The genome sequencing will: Lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production Make it more potent to fight pests & pathogens, Increase its endurance to drought ..

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