Extent of Data BreachThe data breach at 19 Indian banks that has led to more than 32 lakh debit cards being blocked or recalled is a wake-up call for the banking industry. While the actual number of complaints received so far, 641, and the sum of money that appears to have been fraudulently withdrawn, Rs.1.3... Continued.
They are a huge clump of matter composed of gas, dust and fragments of planets, in orbit around a star. Researchers reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters that they may have found the oldest such disk around a red dwarf star, called AWI0005x3s, which may be at least 45 million years old. So far, astronomers... Continued.
Japan’s state-of-the-art Magnetic levitation technology (Maglev) train has clocked a new world speed record smashing through the 603 kilometre per hour mark in a test run. The new record has surpassed its previous record of 581 kilometre per hour which was set in 2003. Japan has launched its first bullet train named Shinkansen in 1964.... Continued.
A cheap and easy method to make synthetic bone material has been shown to stimulate new bone growth when implanted in the spines of rats and a monkey’s skull, researchers said.Human trials using the biomaterial, called Hyper-Elastic Bone [HB], could begin in the next five years, according to the research team from a University. The... Continued.
E-paper is a technology that mimics the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. The “paper” is similar to the Kindle tablet. It isn’t lit up like a standard display, but rather reflects the external light which illuminates it. Therefore, it works very well where there is bright light, such as out in the sun, in... Continued.
Low ratio of blocks allotted to private explorers vis a vis state entities The Centre has decided to reserve for private explorers just 20 blocks out of a total 100 blocks to be allotted under the new mineral exploration policy. The remaining 80 blocks are to be allotted to government and public sector entities, with... Continued.
E-cigarettes officially banned but its wide availability became a cause of concern for Karnataka govt. The rise of e-cigarettes, is worrying the State Government’s High Powered Committee on Tobacco Control, as it learns of the trend among school children of its rampant use. Concerns about rising trend of E-cigarettes Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child... Continued.
About GM Mustard (DMH-11)Mustard, a self-pollinating crop, is difficult to hybridize, that is, cross-pollinate. Researchers at the Delhi University have genetically modified an Indian mustard (Varuna), and an East European mustard line in order to cross-pollinate them. They have sought permission to commercially release the resultant hybrid named DMH-11, and to use the two GM... Continued.
SC’s direction to the CentreThe Supreme Court stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop for 10 days and asked the Centre to seek public opinion on such seeds before releasing them for cultivation, even as the government approval is awaited. Govt. assured that no commercial release of the seeds would be done... Continued.
Hyperelastic Bone or HB is a breakthrough in reconstructive surgery. It is a new synthetic material that can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace lost bone matter altogether. Surgeons currently replace shattered or missing bones with a number of things. Present Options with... Continued.