Current Affairs

Tumor Stem Cells multiply and Fuel Cancer

Fri 03 Aug 2012

Stem cells in healthy tissues are known for their ability to produce any kind of cell


World Bank approved 1100 Crore Rupees Loan for Himachal Pradesh

Mon 30 Jul 2012

To promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state


Higher you live, faster you age

Wed 25 Jul 2012

The world’s most accurate atomic clock has clearly proved the nearly 100-year-old theory by Albert Einstein that time is a relative concept and the higher you live above sea level the faster you should age.


Russia’s Soyuz-FG Carrier rocket set Five Satellites into Orbit

Tue 24 Jul 2012

The rocket will put the Russian satellites Canopus-B and MKA-PN1, a Belarusian BKA satellite, the Canadian ADS-1B and German TET-1 into orbit.


Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions increased by Three Percent in 2011

Fri 20 Jul 2012

The three percent increase in CO2 took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes


Glaciers in the Himalayas are shrinking rapidly, says study

Wed 18 Jul 2012

The annual rate of shrinkage is 48.2 metres in terms of length and 0.57 % in terms of area


Banana genome sequenced

Thu 12 Jul 2012

The completion of the genome sequence was important for India, the world's largest producer of bananas


World’s reefs in rapid decline

Thu 12 Jul 2012

The consensus statement at the International Coral Reef Symposium, being held in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, stressed that the livelihoods of millions of people were at risk.


Karakoram Glaciers remained Impervious of Global Warming

Tue 10 Jul 2012

The study found that the glacier saw an increase in ice thickness of 0.11 (plus or minus 0.22) metres of water equivalent per year between 1999 and 2008


Higgs boson announcement

Wed 04 Jul 2012

CERN physicists hail evidence of game-changing discovery of subatomic particle