New Zealand’s Bill On Tobacco Endgame

New Zealand’s Bill On Tobacco Endgame: To fulfil its plan to be smokefree by 2025, the New Zealand Parliament recently tabled the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill. Emulating New Zealand, Malaysia is also considering a ban on smoking and the sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to people born after […]

India Has Signed Bilateral Air Service Agreement With 116 Countries

India Has Signed Bilateral Air Service Agreement With 116 Countries: India has signed a bilateral air service agreement with 116 countries including neighbouring Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan along with the US, UK, UAE etc Airline can operate to/from a point in India: Any designated foreign airline can operate to/from a point in India if it […]

AlphaFold

AlphaFold: DeepMind, a company owned by Google, announced this week that it had predicted the three-dimensional structures of more than 200 million proteins using AlphaFold. AlphaFold is an AI-based protein structure prediction tool. It used processes based on “training, learning, retraining and relearning” to predict the structures of the entire 214 million unique protein sequences […]

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS)

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS): RDSS is a reform-based and result-linked scheme to improve the financial sustainability and operational efficiencies of DISCOMs. This is done by financial assistance for the modernization of distribution infrastructure e.g., Smart Prepaid Meters. This is aimed to: Reduce AT&C loss by 12-15% Reduce financial deficit (average cost of supply-average revenue […]