What is Xenotransplantation?

Xenotransplantation: In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life in the US. Xenotransplantation involves the transplantation of nonhuman tissues or organs into human recipients. This is the first successful transplant of a pig’s heart into a human being. However, it’s too soon to […]

Gateway To Hell: Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s Gateway To Hell: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov recently ordered officials to find a method of finally extinguishing the ‘Gateway to Hell’ in the country. Turkmenistan’s Gateway to hell, also known as The Darvaza Crater, is 225 feet wide and 99 feet deep. It has a diameter of 70 metres, across an area of 5.5 […]

Four New Supercomputers in National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

What Is National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)? Under the National Super-Computer Mission (NSM), four new Supercomputers have been installed since July 2021 at IIT-Hyderabad, NABI- Mohali, CDAC-Bengaluru and IIT Kanpur. NSM provides access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities to around 75 institutions and more than thousands of active researchers, academicians working through Nation Knowledge Network (NKN). […]

OSIRIS-REx Mission: NASA

What Is The OSIRIS-REx Mission? OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample. It will arrive home in 2023, ejecting a capsule full of samples that may help eager scientists decipher the origin of Earth’s water and life. The debris NASA’s asteroid-touching spacecraft collected could help us learn about the origins of our solar system. On […]

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR)

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to get all children care institutions (CCIs) registered under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015. Citing that it was mandatory for all CCIs to comply with the JJ Act, the NCPCR has […]

African Swine Fever in Thailand

African Swine Fever: Thailand has detected African Swine Fever in a surface swab sample collected at a slaughterhouse. It is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that infects and leads to an acute form of hemorrhagic fever in domestic and wild pigs. Other manifestations of the disease include high fever, depression, anorexia, loss of […]