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Kerosene-free Delhi Scheme launched by Delhi state govt

The Delhi govt has taken an initiative to make the national capital Kerosene free, the Delhi Government. It has unveiled Kerosene-free Delhi scheme in the capital. Under this scheme, the Delhi govt will distribute gas stoves and LPG cylinders free of cost to over 3.50 lakh households. The state government will spend Rs 108 crore on ..

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U.S. approves “Truvada”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration showed green signal to an anti-HIV drug, Truvada, by pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences. It can now be used as prophylactic drug. However, many people are skeptic with the decision, particularly AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).    What is Truvada? Tenofovir/emtricitabine, trademark Truvada by Gilead Sciences. Truvada is an anti-HIV drug. It ..

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India violated WTO norms: United States

The U.S. administration accused India of infringing WTO norms by allowing Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma to produce a generic version of cancer drug Nexavar. The administration has called India’s move an ‘egregious’ violation of WTO norms. For a quick recall, India for the first time India had introduced a law allowing Natco Pharma to produce and ..

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R N Choubey: New head of DGH

Government appoints Rajiv Nayan Choubey, a senior bureaucrat,1981batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, as Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). He will be the first bureaucrat to head the highly technical arm of the Oil Ministry, which has been blemished in controversies for the past few years. Earlier, Mr.Choubey has served as Development ..

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DNA Building Blocks could be built in Space

National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded researchers have discovered proof that a few building blocks of DNA, found in meteorites were probably shaped in space This research supports the theory that a kit of ready-made parts created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts assisted the origin of life The finding ..

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