The system of healthcare and medical education in a billion plus country is poorly regulated, expensive, opaque and by govt. own admission considerably corrupt. The Medical Council of India (MCI) an apex body was temporarily suspended in 2010 due to a corruption scandal and its president arrested for corruption charges. It is a paradox that … Continued
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India will contest the ruling of World Trade Organisation (WTO) against India’s policy of local sourcing of components as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission. The verdict is seen as a setback for India’s Solar Mission aimed at ensuring energy security and its commitment to limit global warming. India had recently five times increased … Continued
Hanle village in Ladakh (near Pangong Tso lake, close to Line of Actual Control) has been short-listed as a prospective site by the $1.47 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory board. The project faced legal hurdles in Mauna Kea, Hawaii , which was the first choice for the project. The Hawaii Supreme Court had in December 2015 … Continued
A new drug for drug-resistant TB named Bedaquiline has been launched by the Health Minister, J.P. Nadda as a part of national program. The drug is a diarylquinoline that targets specifically Mycobacterial ATP synthase, an enzyme essential for supply of energy to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and most other mycobacteria which cause tuberculosis. It is introduced in … Continued
Go is a game played since ancient times in Korea, Japan and china. It is considered one of th most complex games and a game with possibility of infinite number of moves. Go involves two players alternately laying black and white stones on a chequered board like grid of 19 by 19 lines. The winner … Continued
ISRO successfully launched 6th dedicated navigational satellite IRNSS-1F from Shriharikota. Background: IRNSS when fully operational will provide accurate position information service to users and region extending up to 1500 km from the border. IRNSS will consist of 7 geostationary satellites. So far 6 satellites have already been launched.
Ray Tomlinson the US programmer died at the age of 71. He is credited with 2 contributions namely:First, invention of e-mail in 1971 and Secondly, choosing ‘@’ symbol to distinguish user from host website. All the best! PrepMate
India successfully test fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush missile. Facts about Dhanush Missile Indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The surface-to-surface missile is a naval variant of Prithvi missile. It has range of 350 km. It should be noted that Dhanush is one of the 5 missiles developed by the DRDO … Continued
China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer has emerged as the world’s most powerful supercomputer system for the sixth consecutive time. Key facts from the list The Chinese Supercomputer is capable of performing calculations with processing speed of 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s). It has held the title since June 2013. Supercomputer Titan of the US Department of Energy … Continued
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established the world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre near Pengong Lake at Changla in Ladakh. The centre dubbed as Extreme Altitude Research Centre is located at 17,600 feet above mean sea level. Key features The centre will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving endangered and rare … Continued