ISRO set to launch its TV channel (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III; Science & Technology)

Space agency to promote scientific temper in country The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have an year-long Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebration starting in August 2019 to honour the visionary scientist and its legendary founding father. ISRO’s tribute to Sarabhai In a few months’ time, it plans to roll out a dedicated ISRO TV channel

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How mosquito vs mosquito can fight dengue (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Science & Technology)

TWO YEARS ago, the head of India’s top medical research organisation had said India was looking at newer strategies to combat dengue . Dr Soumya Swaminathan, then director-general of the Indian Council for Medical Research and now Deputy Director-General (Programmes), World Health Organization, had cited ongoing research on a bacterium called wolbachia that, if introduced

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Research, training needed: Why snakebites remain a burden for India (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Science & Technology)

WHO has called for a global effort against ‘envenoming’. Some 50,000 die in India each year due to lack of trained doctors and difficulties in supply of anti-snake venom Two months ago, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva adopted a resolution “to accelerate and coordinate global efforts to control snakebite

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Lifestyle diseases in India (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Science & Technology)

What are Lifestyle Diseases? A disease associated with the way a person or group of people lives. Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.

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