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The Kerala Agriculture University has developed a micronutrient formulation to deal with micronutrient deficiencies among the crops. The Sampoorna KAU Multimix was developed in light of the recent reduction in top soil quality as a consequence of heavy rain and floods over the past two years. the formulation is crop specific and can be used ..
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu. The machines will serve as a “third umpire” in situations when medical reports and blood tests reveal contradictory results. Its objective is ..
Topics: Biochemistry • Biotechnology • Branches of biology • Dengue fever • Flu pandemic • Laboratory techniques • Molecular biology • Natural sciences • Polymerase chain reaction • Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction • Swine influenza • Transcription
The Nobel Prize 2019 for Chemistry has jointly been awarded to three scientists – John D. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino – for the development of lithium-ion batteries that we use in everyday life from mobile phones to electric vehicles.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of 347 scientists has won the 2020 ‘Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics’ for the first image of a super-massive black hole. The $3 million prize is also known as the ‘Oscars of Science’. The team produced the world’s first-ever image of a black hole circled by a flame-orange halo ..
Topics: Anton Zensus • Astronomy • Black hole • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics • EHT • Event Horizon Telescope • Galaxies • M87 • Messier 87 • Natural sciences • Physical sciences • Supermassive black hole
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences (SACON) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The purpose of the center is to explore the impact of chemical contaminants on individual species of birds and, where possible, link them ..
Topics: Climate change in India • Ecotoxicology • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry • Mass spectrometry • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change • Natural sciences • Salim Ali • Science • Scientific method