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Kavli Prize 2024

Kavli Prize 2024: The winners of the 2024 Kavli Prize were announced on Wednesday. Eight winners were awarded for their contributions to astrophysics, neuroscience and nanoscience. It is awarded in honour of Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist Fred Kavli (1927-2013) The Kavli Prizes are awarded in three areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience — the largest, the […]


Nagastra: The army has got its first indigenous man-portable suicide drones that are designed to target enemy training camps, launch pads and infiltrators with precision, without endangering the lives of soldiers. The Indian army has integrated the Nagastra 1 loitering munition, designed by Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), as its first indigenous man-portable suicide drone. These […]

Ozone-Depleting Substances : New Study

Ozone-Depleting Substances: New Study A new study released June 11, 2024, has reported the first significant decrease in atmospheric concentrations of potent ozone-depleting substances (ODS) known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) are chemicals that cause the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer. This layer is crucial for protecting life on Earth by absorbing the […]

Satellite-Based Tolling System

Satellite-Based Tolling System: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the implementation of a satellite-based electronic toll collection system. The winning entity will have to develop a geo-referenced map and toll-charging software for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). A georeferenced digital map or image has been tied […]

Satnamis Protest : Chhattisgarh

Satnamis Protest : Chhattisgarh A large mob from the Satnami community in Chhattisgarh’s Baloda Bazar district attacked the Superintendence of Police (SP) office, over the alleged desecration of a ‘jaitkhamb’ (victory pillar, a sacred structure for the Satnami community). Satnami Community is the largest Scheduled Caste (SC) community, including peasants, artisans, and untouchables in Chhattisgarh. […]

Donanemab : New Alzheimer’s Drug

Donanemab : New Alzheimer’s Drug A new Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, has received support from an FDA advisory committee, moving closer to approval. Intended for early-stage Alzheimer’s, it shows significant slowing of cognitive decline. The drug works by targeting amyloid beta protein deposits in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory […]