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£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing
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Science Innovations
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:34:13 IST

£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Quadram Institute are part of a national project to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves - using whole genome sequencing. The £20 million initiative will see the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists search for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save lives.The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium – comprised of the NHS, Public Health Agencies, Wellcome Sanger Institute, and numerous academic institutions including UEA – will deliver large scale, rapid sequencing of the cause of the disease and share intelligence with hospitals, regional NHS centres and the Government.It will enable clinicians and public health teams to rapidly investigate clusters of cases in hospital

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Science Innovations
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 04:09:06 IST

New symptom tracking app aims to slow spread of coronavirus

King's College London has launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily. Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited from the TwinsUK cohort study to trial the app, which tracks in real-time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is

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Science Innovations
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 03:50:10 IST
CCMB may soon come up with diagnostic kits for Covid-19

CCMB may soon come up with diagnostic kits for Covid-19

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) informs that it is working on the development of cost-effective and accurate diagnostic kits for wide distribution. “We are helping our incubating companies; they have come out with ideas and we are supporting them. We are testing and validating the diagnostic kits proposed by them. W

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Science Innovations
March 24, 2020 Tuesday 06:44:03 IST
New Deep Sea Animal With Plastic in Digestive System Named Eurythenes Plasticus

New Deep Sea Animal With Plastic in Digestive System Named Eurythenes Plasticus

Highlighting the need to contain the piling up of plastic even under the seas, a new deep sea animal discovered by scientists has been named Eurythenes Plasticus. The new species of amphipods found the deep sea had the presence of polyethylene terephthalate in its digestive system. The discovery was made by scientists in Marine Ecolog

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Technology Inceptions
March 23, 2020 Monday 10:49:03 IST
Scientists ready for field trials of pest-resistant cotton variety

Scientists ready for field trials of pest-resistant cotton variety

Whiteflies are one of the top ten devastating pests in the world that damage more than 2000 plant species and also function as vectors for some 200-plant viruses. Cotton is one of the worst hit crops by these, in 2015 two third of the cotton crop was destroyed by the pest in Punjab. In a move to fight against whiteflies National Botanical

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

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International Edu News
March 27, 2020 Friday 05:12:04 IST
UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak. A Downing Street spokesman told Reuters that Boris Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday - a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the

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International Edu News
March 27, 2020 Friday 01:07:33 IST
New mathematical model to track epidemics

New mathematical model to track epidemics

A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves the tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.The models currently used to track epidemics use data fr

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Education Information
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:29:31 IST
RE projects to get extension due to lockdown

RE projects to get extension due to lockdown

Anand Kumar, the secretary MNRE ( Ministry of New & Renewable Energy) , has stated in a tweet that all Renewable Energy projects under implementation will be given extension of time considering period of lock down and time required for remobilisation of work force.Indian Prime Minsiter, announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 da

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Education Information
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:26:26 IST
Rescheduling of holidays in EMRS/EMDBS due to COVID-19

Rescheduling of holidays in EMRS/EMDBS due to COVID-19

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has written to Tribal Development Departments of all States with Eklavya Model Residential Schools for rescheduling of Holidays in Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Eklavya Model Day Boarding Schools (EMDBS) funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In a letter written to Principal Secretary/Secretary-in-ch

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
March 17, 2020 Tuesday 10:53:51 IST
Making Space for Women

Making Space for Women

Christina Hammock Koch completed the longest she-trip in all

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Creative Living
January 01, 2020 Wednesday 04:30:46 IST
Mystic of Small Things

Mystic of Small Things

#St. Mariam Thresia: The Champion of Families

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table March 17, 2020 Tuesday 11:17:12 IST
Vacations - Time to Reboot

Vacations - Time to Reboot

The dreary drill of daily life, wares down everyone, regardless of what gender or age they are. The young and old crave that ultimate break from the mechanical monotony, and get a chance to replenish and re-energize their spirits. Everyone likes a good vacation. There is a popular phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Child