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Trinity Challenge

Trinity Challenge: A project by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), has won the joint second prize in Trinity Challenge’s second competition, on tackling the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Trinity Challenge (TTC) is a charity supporting the creation of data-driven solutions to help protect against global health threats. It is […]

Capsaicin : Acute Poisoning

Capsaicin : Acute Poisoning Food safety authorities in Denmark have recalled three types of South Korean spicy instant noodles over possible risks of “acute poisoning” due to high Capsaicin levels. Capsaicin is a naturally-occurring botanical irritant in chili peppers, synthetically derived for pharmaceutical formulations. It is most abundantly found in the “placenta” (white membrane to […]

Human African Trypanosomiasis

Human African Trypanosomiasis: In a landmark achievement, Chad has become the first country in 2024 and the 51st globally to eliminate a neglected tropical disease (NTD) — the gambiense form of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is also known as sleeping sickness. It is caused by protozoan parasites transmitted by infected tsetse […]

SIPRI Report

SIPRI Report: A Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report was released that highlighted the increased risk and instability associated with the ongoing modernisation and expansion of nuclear arsenals worldwide. Key Highlights of the Report: All nine nuclear-armed states (USA, Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel) continued to modernise their nuclear […]

Bonn Climate Conference 2024

Bonn Climate Conference 2024: The recent climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, did not achieve significant progress in defining a new climate finance goal. Countries have yet to make concrete advancements on issues concerning the funding required to address the climate crisis. Climate Financing refers to large-scale investments required for actions to mitigate or adapt to […]