Current-Affairs

Tumor Stem Cells multiply and Fuel Cancer

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

To promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state


Higher you live, faster you age

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

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

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

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


Banana genome sequenced

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


World’s reefs in rapid decline

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

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

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


UNESCO inscribes Western Ghats Mountain Chain on the List of World Heritage Sites

The Western Ghats are also considered to be one of the world's eight hottest hotspots of biological diversity.


Keeping metal surfaces ice, frost free

Harvard researchers have invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost — a discovery that will prove beneficial in refrigeration systems, wind turbines and the construction industry


Cancer treatment using Nano-Technology

Nano-particle carries anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell and protects the surrounding healthy cells


A wearable robot helps disabled people walk

Ekso is a wearable, battery-powered, exoskeleten made by Ekso Bionics that enables paraplegics to take a few steps again


Google creates Artificial Brain

Google has created an ‘artificial brain’ from 16,000 computer processors, with more than a billion connections that can detect faces and distinguish between humans and animals.


‘Green rust’ could scrape toxic metals

green rust is a highly reactive iron mineral which experts hope could be used to clean up metal pollution and even radioactive waste.


Cancer treatment using Nano-Technology

Nano-particle carries anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell and protects the surrounding healthy cells


New Technique for the Early Detection of Autism

A team of scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital invented an easy technique, that will help doctors to diagnoses autism in children in its early stages


Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development concluded in Rio de Janeiro

eight core issues in the course of summit, which comprises decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.


Real-time Train Running Information System

A joint team of Indian railways and IIT-Kanpur developed the real-time train running information system, a technology which will help a mobile user to get the information about the exact location of a train