Current Affairs - Science & Technology

Philippines: First Country to approve Golden Rice for Planting

The Philippines has become the first country in the world to approve commercial cultivation of vitamin A-rich Golden Rice.


Indian Scientists Develop Self-Healing Materials

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, teaming up with IIT Kharagpur, have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair themselves from mechanical damages without need for any external intervention.


UK registers Norovirus Outbreak

There is a Norovirus outbreak in the United Kingdom - a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea also called "winter vomiting bug".


Monkey B Virus: First Death in China & there is no Vaccine for it

China has reported its first death by viral infection called the Monkey B virus after a veterinarian infected, after he dissected two dead monkeys.


‘WHO’ issues new Recommendations on Human Genome Editing

The World Health Organization has issued new recommendations on human genome editing.


Indian Scientists unfold the Puzzle of - How BR Regulates Cotyledon Unfolding

The scientists from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal have identified a protein ‘BBX32’ that plays a critical role in plant growth regulation. About ‘BBX32’ Control the Timing ...

Genome of Avicennia marina – a Salt tolerant Mangrove Species - Decoded

Indian scientists have for the first time achieved to bring out reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerant and salt-secreting true-mangrove species, Avicennia marina.About Avicennia marina Avicennia marina is ...

dbGENVOC: World’s First Database of Genomic Variants of Oral Cancer

DBT-National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani an Autonomous Institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India has created a database of genomic variations in oral cancer; the ...

'Nesher Ramla Homo' : New Kind of Early Humans

Israeli scientists have discovered a new kind of early human after studying pieces of fossilized bone dug up at a site used by a cement plant in central Israel.The fragments ...

China’s Dragon Man

Researchers from China have after studying an ancient human skull (Harbin cranium), described its linkages to be a new human species called the “Dragaon Man” or Homo longi.The name “Dragon ...

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