Oxytocin: Should it be banned?

What Is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone. It can cause a wide variety of physical and psychological effects and is commonly used to facilitate childbirth. Decision of government From 1st July 2018, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), … Continued

Nipah virus

According to WHO, the Nipah virus infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, that is, a disease transmitted from animals to humans. The virus belongs to a new genus termed Henipavirus (subfamily Paramyxovirinae). Which animals can spread the disease? The natural host of the virus are fruit bats belonging to the family Pteropodidae. In 2004, humans … Continued

All you need to know about Mission Shakti

What is Mission Shakti? On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex. This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit. The test was … Continued

EMISAT

The rocket, PSLV-C45, in its 47th mission, injected the 436 kg EMISAT, aimed at electromagnetic measurement, alongwith 28 co-passenger satellites belonging to Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US, into their designated orbits. What is EMISAT? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s first electronic surveillance satellite, EMISAT. EMISAT has been launched at height … Continued

Zika outbreak in Jaipur: How it spreads and harms?

In what is India’s first large outbreak of the Zika virus, more than 130 cases were detected in Jaipur in October, 2018. What is Zika? Zika is a viral infection (family: Flaviviridae) which occurs through the bite of several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti. The virus was first isolated from a … Continued

New malware: Reaper and Saposhi

Cybersecurity agencies have detected new malwares called Reaper and Saposhi respectively. They are capable of taking over , devices and turn them into ‘bots’. These bots can be used for unwanted purposes, including a Distributed Denial Of Service attack. Such attack can cripple entire even large networks. Saposhi can take over over millions of devices at … Continued

Block Chain Technology

Under this system, a transaction is stored online as a ‘block’. When the transaction is verified, it gets added to a chain of blocks. The transaction is considered complete only when it is verified by a certain number of computers on a network. New transactions add to the existing block chain in a chronological manner. … Continued

India joins Europe’s Copernicus project

India joins Europe’s Copernicus project India has joined Europe’s mega global arrangement of sharing data from Earth observation satellites, called Copernicus. What is the agreement? Data from a band of Indian remote sensing satellites will be available to the European Copernicus programme while designated Indian institutional users will in return get to access free data … Continued

A new way to measure Kilogram

A new way to measure Kilogram From 2019 onwards, the kilogram will get more accurate. The new artefacts ought to derive from the constants of nature that are all interdependent. The kilogram was the only one among the units still pegged to a real object. What Was the Earlier Measure of Kilogram? For 125 years, … Continued

The future of 5G networks may be in place by 2020

The future of 5G networks may be in place by 2020 5G in 2020 Government of India is aiming to commercially introduce 5G services in the country by the end of 2020, almost in line with rest of the world. 5G is the next generation of mobile Internet connectivity that would offer much faster and … Continued



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