Category: SciTech

Study flags problems in availability and prices of anti-cancer drugs

Study flags problems in availability and prices of anti-cancer drugs Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: A new study has shown that availability of essential drugs for treatment of childhood cancers was well below the World Health Organisation (WHO)-prescribed standards in both public and private sector pharmacies even in the national capital, Delhi. The survey looked into

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Scientists identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Male infertility in India is very high. It is generally due to low production and motility of sperm, abnormal shape of sperm or complete absence of it. Now a group of Indian scientists have found underlying genetic factors for infertility among Indian men. They hope this knowledge could help them

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Scientists solve genetic puzzle surrounding Mundas

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Genetic studies, in recent years, have traced the origins of majority of population groups in the Indian sub-continent to two ancestral populations– Ancestral North Indian and Ancestral South Indian. At the same time, it is seen that sizeable population group of Mundas in central and northeast India shares genetic ancestry

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PSLV-C43 lifts off with HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: Indian Space agency ISRO’s Polar Satellite Vehicle (PSLV), in its 45th flight PSLV-C43, blasted off here today (29 November 2018) carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS along with 30 more satellites from eight other countries. The 28-hour countdown for the launch began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday and the rocket blasted off

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Dal Lake in Srinagar has bacteria that can degrade pesticides

Rayies Altaf Srinagar: The Dal Lake and other wetlands of Kashmir are famous for their natural beauty and play a key environmental role. Now scientists have found that this eco-system also has certain bacteria that have a natural capacity to degrade pesticide residues, may be useful for bioremediation of degrading water bodies. Researchers have reported

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Cutting on rock salt, fluoride toothpastes can help tackle anaemia: study

Sarah Iqbal Bengaluru: For several decades, India has been trying to reduce the health burden due to anaemia. This condition is known to be a result of insufficient red blood cell and low haemoglobin production in the body and is linked with iron deficiency. Now scientists say that the problem is more layered than it appears and cannot

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ISRO and the Modi Government’s resolve to send an Indian into space by 2022

Lalit Shastri Experts connected with ISRO do not have even an iota of doubt about the capabilities of Indian scientists who have a proven record of trailblazing success and achievements when it comes to the Indian space programme. In his address to the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence

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CSIR’s new patented Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase will revolutionize treatment of Strokes

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase – a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionize the treatment of ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a

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What prevents ISRO to seek Cabinet approval for more Apex scale posts

Newsroom24x7 Network What prevents ISRO from seeking a Cabinet sanction for a number of Apex scale posts and promoting all their Center Directors to that scale and then making a fair and equal selection for the post of Chairman? Accelerated pushes are taken care of in the Merit Promotion Scheme in place which rewards outstanding

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Decline of ISRO

Lalit Shastri Considering the achievement made by India in the field of Space technology, the best approach for the country is to allow only Indian registered satellite system ie., satellites that are coordinated internationally through the Union Government to operate over India. By adopting such approach, Government requirements for critical sectors like the armed forces

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What ails ISRO?

Newsroom24x7 Diary   We are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society – Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Recently Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had a success

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Process is on to offer Ka-band services without auction: Is it a backdoor deal?

Lalit Shastri A few weeks ago an innocuous notice appeared on the ISRO/Department of Space Website. The notice referred to an application dated 1 July 2016 filed by one Jupiter Satellite India Limited for securing an Indian orbital slot at 104 degrees East longitude to provide Ka-band services for broadband beams covering the Indian mainland

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Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Dr. Aditi Jain New Delhi: Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come to full circle and the challenge ahead is to produce enough food for burgeoning population but in a sustainable manner. Scientists are now on look for alternatives to fertilizers which

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Science academies back neutrino lab project in Tamil Nadu

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), an ambitious mega science project, has been at the centre of a controversy in Tamil Nadu with some political groups raising questions about environment clearance granted for setting up the underground facility in Bodi West Hills in Theni district. Now three national science academies have assured that the

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