Science

Surrogacy

About Surrogacy, sometime Known as gestational   carrier, is a women gave birth to a child on behalf of another couple(or) person In India surrogacy is regulated by the surrogacy regulation Act,2021 Surrogacy (Regulation Act,2021) Eligible Persons Legally married couples at least married for 5 years who proven infertility [men-26-55 …

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GSAT

GSAT-20 GSAT-20, also known as CMS-03 or GSAT-N2, is a high-throughput communication satellite jointly developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL). It is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2024 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, marking …

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Deepfake Technology

Deepfake Technology: A Powerful Tool with Both Benefits and Risks Deepfake technology, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” refers to synthetic media created using artificial intelligence to manipulate or generate visual and audio content. This powerful technology can be used to convincingly replace someone’s likeness with another, create realistic …

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Genetically Modified Insects

Today India’s bioeconomy contributes 2.6% to the GDP but it is envisioned to contribute about 5% by 2030. To achieve this growth, the sector needs Robust policies that create an ecosystem of innovation and industrial action Need for government funding for biotechnology in India Need for extended efforts to attract …

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Biofuels in India

Any hydrocarbon fuel that is produced from an organic matter within a short period of time is considered a biofuel. It may be solid, liquid or gaseous in nature. Solid: Wood, dried plant material, and manure Liquid: Bioethanol and Biodiesel Gaseous: Biogas Generations of biofuel First generation Sourced from food-based …

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Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), by the American Center for Disease Control (CDC) definition, are any fertility-related treatments in which eggs or embryos are manipulated. It involves procedure that involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilizing them with sperm in a laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos back into …

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WHO chief asks nations to unlock power of traditional medicine

Syllabus: science (medicine) Context Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aim: Unlocking the power of traditional medicine and providing evidence and action-based suggestions that could be interpreted into a global strategy. In modern times, the demand for natural and herbal-based pharmaceuticals and cosmetics underscores the enduring …

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GENE THERAPY AND CANCER CURE

Scientists in the United Kingdom testing a new form of cancer therapy, reported success in a teenaged girl, Alyssia, with a form of cancer called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. What happens in this form of cancer? In this form of blood cancer, the T-cells, which are a class of white …

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Meet the world’s fastest ant

It’s official: the Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres — nearly a metre — per second, researchers said on Thursday. Measured another way, the six-legged sprinter covers 108 times its own body length per second, a feat topped …

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