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Important Newspaper Articles to Read

 

GS1 Social Issue

  • "2020 - Global Report on Food Crises The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration.

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GS3 S&T

  • CSIR scientists name new test after fictional sleuth, may cost Rs 500(Indian Express) Developed by a team led by two scientists, Dr Souvik Maiti and Dr Debojyoti Chakraborty, the test is based on a bacterial immune system protein called Cas9. It uses cutting-edge gene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 system. The team has repurposed it for diagnosis of COVID-19 genetic material.
  • "Exploring ‘Super-luminous supernovae exploded rapidly and decayed slowly’ (PIB)" Researchers at the Arayabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) Nainital an autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India found that SN 2010kd, a super-luminous supernova stands out with the amount of mass as well as Nickel ejected during explosion, which is much more than seen in case of normal core-collapse supernovae.