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Robo Plant: Technology to interact with plants

The scientists from Singapore have developed a technology to interact with plants. The technology has been named as “Robo Plant”. About the Robo Plant Technology The technology helps to control the plants using smart phone applications. In future, this technology can be further used to enable farmers to detect diseases in plants. The plants can ..

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GOI launches three AYUSH based Researches

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of AYUSH launched three studies related to COVID-19. The researches will help in studying impacts of AYUSH based prophylactic interventions in preventing COVID-19. (Prophylactic means intended to prevent diseases). Task Force The interdisciplinary AYUSH R&D Task Force has framed a protocol for prophylactic studies. The task force consists of ..

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Fitness trade-offs linked to population size in E. coli

Scientists at IISER, Pune, have discovered a link between population sizes of Escherichia coli bacteria with the fitness trade-off adopted by them. Escherichia coli Escherichia coli is a bacterial species commonly found in the gut of humans and several animals. It is a rod shaped, gram negative bacteria that are mostly harmless in nature. However, ..

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) tops in Nature Ranking Index-2020

The CSIR of Delhi topped the National Ranking Index 2020 that ranks the scientific research institutes. CSIR was followed by IISc Bangalore. Highlights The Rankings were provided based on the numbers of research output. It is indicated by total citations in numbers. It also includes shares, that is the sharing percentage of an article. The ..

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India to set up Maritime Research Coordination Centre in Sri Lanka

On January 19, 2020, Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met Sri Lankan President Gotbaya Rajpaksa. He discussed setting up of maritime research coordination centre in the country. The establishment of research centre is important to learn maritime activities in the Indian Ocean Region. Highlights The Sri Lankan President and the Indian NSA discussed ..

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