Installation of Doppler Radars by IMD

Context The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will install seven new doppler radars in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, this year. Key Details about Doppler Radars Doppler radars of varying frequencies — S-band,…

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What is gain-of-function research?

Context With the re-emergence of the lab-leak origin theory for the SARS-CoV-2, questions are also being raised on what gain-of-function research is, and whether the benefits of conducting such research outweigh the…

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UNESCO Science Report

Context Recently UNESCO Science Report has been released where it stated that, India’s investment in research remains unsatisfactory. About UNESCO Science Report The gross domestic expenditure on research (GERD) has…

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Shenzhou-12 Manned Mission By China

Context China has successfully launched the Shenzhou-12 – its first manned mission in five years – further accelerating its space programme to rival the United States. About Shenzhou-12 The Shenzhou-12…

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World’s first wooden satellite to be launched from New Zealand

Context The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to put the world’s first wooden satellite, WISA Woodsat, on Earth’s orbit by the end of this year. About world’s first wooden satellite…

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Aduhelm (aducanumab) first Alzheimer’s drug

Context Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new drug ‘Aduhelm’ (aducanumab) for Alzheimer’s disease. Aduhelm (aducanumab) It is a monoclonal antibody that is designed to reduce the presence of amyloid…

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SPAG9 Tumor Antigen received ASPAGNII Trademark

Context Recently, the National Institute of Immunology (NII) has received a trademark for India’s First Indigenous Tumor Antigen SPAG9. About SPAG9 India’s first indigenous tumor antigen SPAG9 was discovered by…

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