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Drought Tolerant Crop

Drought Tolerant Crop: A study has noted that a common weed named “Portulaca oleracea”, commonly known as purslane, offers important clues about creating drought-tolerant crops in a world beset by climate change. Yale University scientists integrated two metabolic pathways to produce a novel type of photosynthesis that enables the weed to withstand drought while remaining […]

India’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) Bus

India’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) Bus: The Union Minister of State of Science & Technology launched India’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) Bus. A hydrogen fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts hydrogen into electrical energy. Fuel cells work in a similar manner to conventional batteries found in electric vehicles, but they do […]

CPEC Authority

CPEC Authority: China gave nod to Pakistan’s decision to scrap the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority amid reports of growing rift between the all-weather friends over the slow pace of the USD 60 billion project. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority was established through an ordinance in 2019. It was aimed at accelerating the pace […]

Second Phase Of Grameen Udyami Project

Second Phase Of Grameen Udyami Project: National Skill Development Corporation, NSDC in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society launched the second phase of Grameen Udyami Project to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth. Grameen Udyami is a unique multiskilling project, funded by NSDC that aims to train […]

Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition: Right to Information (RTI) responses received by the Internet Freedom Foundation reveal that the Delhi Police treats matches of above 80% similarity generated by its facial recognition technology (FRT) system as positive results. Facial recognition is an algorithm-based technology which creates a digital map of the face by identifying and mapping an individual’s […]

Forever Chemicals

Forever Chemicals: A recent study published in Environment Science and Technology has found that rainwater from many places across the globe is contaminated with “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” (PFAs), which are called “forever chemicals” because of their tendency to stick around in the atmosphere, rainwater and soil for long periods of time. PFAs are man-made […]