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Exoplanet LHS 475 b

Context The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on January 11 announced that the James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its ...
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Halteria plankton

Context Plankton of the genus Halteria, recently researchers claim to have found, can each consume 10,000 to a million virus ...
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Mantle plume found on Mars

Context Scientists have often considered Mars to be a dead planet due to the lack of the geological activity that ...
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Context Researchers in India are working on developing an affordable treatment for a rare and incurable genetic disorder called Duchenne ...
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Subarachnoid Lymphatic-Like Membrane (SLYM)

Context A new study has shown the existence of a fourth meningeal layer, called the subarachnoid lymphatic-like membrane (SLYM) in mouse and ...
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DUSP6 molecule

Context The researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, US, have shown that blocking a key molecule, called DUSP6, in ...
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Voice Technology to combat cyber-fraud

Voice Technology to combat cyber-fraud Context With cyber frauds in India on the rise, voice biometrics technology can help financial ...
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Naegleria fowleri the brain-eating amoeba

Context South Korea recently reported its first case of infection from Naegleria fowleri or “brain-eating amoeba”. What is Naegleria fowleri? Naegleria is ...
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T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: T-ALL

Context Recently, a child was diagnosed with a kind of blood cancer known as T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL). About ...
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Strep A bacterial infection

Context At least six children have died of a common bacterial infection, Strep A also called as invasive Group A ...
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Launch Vehicle Mark-III

Launch Vehicle Mark-III Context The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully tested the indigenously developed cryogenic engine that will ...
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Vikram-S India’s 1st privately developed rocket

Context Skyroot to launch India's 1st privately developed rocket Vikram-S. About Vikram-S /Mission Prarambh The homegrown Vikram-S rocket will launch ...
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What are coronal holes?

What are coronal holes? Context Captured by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, recently shared an image of the sun seemingly ...
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Partial solar eclipse in India 2022

Context People in India will be able to see a partial solar eclipse on 25.10.2022. What is a solar eclipse? Occurs ...
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NavIC navigation system

Context The Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to enable support for its NavIC navigation system in new devices sold in the ...
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