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Measles and Vaccine hesitancy

🕔18:02, 18.Sep 2019

The World Health Organization, in January 2019, included ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the 10 threats to global health this year as there was an increase of 30% in measles cases worldwide in 2018. The threat from vaccine hesitancy, which

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Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI

🕔17:59, 18.Sep 2019

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter successfully test-fired the indigenous Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Astra missile with a range of over 70 kilometers off Odisha coast as part of user trials. The Astra missile was test-fired under the

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Most Massive Neutron Star Found

🕔17:33, 17.Sep 2019

Astronomers at West Virginia University have found the most massive neutron star ever recorded, located about 4,600 light-years from Earth. The massive neutron star, which has been dubbed J0740+6620, is very dense, about 2.17 times the mass of the sun

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New Term ‘Yank’ Proposed

🕔17:31, 17.Sep 2019

Biologists and biomedical engineers are proposing to define the term “yank” for changes in force overtime, something that our muscles and nerves can feel and respond to. Their ideas were published on September 12 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System

🕔18:18, 14.Sep 2019

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi to deliver its Akash surface-to-air missile systems to seven more squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 5,357 crore

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Light Combat Aircraft Tejas

🕔18:11, 14.Sep 2019

The naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas made a successful short arrested landing on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), INS Hansa in Goa. This is a big step towards the aircraft getting operational on aircraft carrier

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Google Wants To Privilege Original News Reporting

🕔17:28, 14.Sep 2019

To recognize and reward original news reporting, which requires a high degree of skill compared to other inspired or follow up news, Google has brought in a set of changes to its algorithm that will benefit original reporters valuing their

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India joins the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub

🕔17:47, 13.Sep 2019

In News: Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Collaboration hub India has joined the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub as a new member. This was announced on September 12,2019 by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science &

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Salmonella

🕔17:32, 13.Sep 2019

About three lots of MDH sambar masala were recalled from retail stores in California this week after tests by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showed positive for salmonella. This is not the first time that the American

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Centre to bring ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in country  – Tobacco industry questions move, calls it ‘draconian’

🕔10:28, 13.Sep 2019

In News: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country. The law would make production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution or advertisements of e-cigarettes a cognizable offense. Anti-tobacco

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