Elon Musk’s Boring Company

Elon Musk’s underground transit venture, The Boring Company, showcased the functioning of its first underground tunnel. What is the solution given by Musk? The 2-mile (3.2 km) tunnel is the first step towards developing a high-speed subterranean network for vehicles below the congested streets of Los Angeles, United States. The tunnel is an initial proof-of-concept … Continued

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

List of High Courts in India

There are 25 high courts in India. The Calcutta High Court is the oldest high court in the country, established on 2 July 1862. The latest to be established is Andhra Pradesh High Court. It was established on 1st January 2019. It was established under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. This act was passed to facilitate partition … Continued

S-400 missile systems agreement

India and Russia signed a $5.43 bn deal for five S-400 Triumf missile systems. Deliveries will begin in 24 months, which is end 2020. The deal was signed during October 2018 visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India. The deal has once again made Russia India’s biggest defence partner. The two countries have also … Continued

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