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News Today : August 12, 2011

Cells that Can Destroy Leukemia developed by US Scientists U.S. scientists developed cells that can destroy leukemia in three weeks That could lead to new and effective treatments for deadly blood cancer A new engineering technique involving leukemia patients treated with their own T cells T cells: A type of white blood cells that were ..

News Today : August 5, 2011

NASA discovers First Evidence of Water on Mars NASA Scientists claimed to have discovered the first substantiation of flowing water on Mars Evidence collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter the first discovery of active liquid water in the ground on the red planet The orbiter circling Mars since 2006, monitored several instances of what seemed ..

News Today June 13, 2011

NDT collection declines by 48 percent For the first 2 months of this fiscal The Gross Direct Tax (GDT) collection was up by 37 % The Net Direct Tax (NDT) collection declined by 48% in the same time period. As per the data released by the Finance Ministry, the decline in the NDT was due ..

What is CERN in LHC?

CERN is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory which is situated in the north West suburbs of Geneva on the Franco Swiss Border.It was established in 1954 and its main function is to provide the infrastructure needed for high energy physics research including particle accelerators. CERN is also birth place of World Wide Web as ..

News Today: Science, Technology & Environment: 27.6.09

June 19, 2009 : Current carbon dioxide levels highest in past 2.1 mn yearsJune 21, 2009: Duty cuts sought on cancer, AIDS medicinesJune 23, 2009 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures never-before-seen images of SaturnJune 23, 2009 : Ashoka education foundation world’s first international environment OlympiadJune 27, 2009 : Dutch firm launches pain-free cancer treatment in India ..

Geography Compendium

MonsoonNacreNebular HypothesisNew Moore IslandOcean CurrentsNational Diet of JapanCortes Generales (Spain)People’s Daily (China)QuartziteGneissSchists Monsoon Monsoons are caused by the larger amplitude of the seasonal cycle of land temperature compared to that of nearby oceans. This differential warming happens because heat in the ocean is mixed vertically through a “mixed layer” that may be fifty meters deep, ..

Quick Fact Sheet : Gold

1. Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and atomic number 792. Gold has traditionally found use because of its good resistance to oxidative corrosion.3. It is attacked by aqua regia* (a mixture of acids), forming chloroauric acid and by alkaline solutions of cyanide but not by single acids.4. * Aqua ..

Quick News Today for Exams : 2008 Award List

Awards & Prizes 20081. IIFA best film Award: Chak de India 2. IIFA Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema : Shyam Benegal 3. IIFA Outstanding contribution to International Cinema : AR Rahman 4. IIFA Best Actor : Shahrukh Khan 5. IIFA Best Actress : Kareena Kapoor (Jab we Met) 6. United Nations Public Service Award : ..