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ICMR validates, recommends indigenous COVID-19 tests to reduce dependency on other countries

Indigenous production of diagnostic kits will ensure uninterrupted availability and could be a game-changer in a country like India with a huge population.

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India to be self-reliant in production of RT-PCR, antibody test kits by May: Dr Harsh Vardhan

By producing its own testing kits, India will be able to meet its target of conducting one lakh tests per day by the end of next month.

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PM calls for revolutionising Indian science, technology and innovation at India Science Congress

The PM inaugurated the 107th session of the Indian Science Congress, which began at Bengaluru today.

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Recently-discovered star and its Jupiter-like exoplanets named after Indian scientists

IAU settled on 'Bibha' and 'Santamasa' at the end of the global 'NameExoWorlds' contest organised during its centenary celebrations.

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IISF 2019: Engineering model competition opened at IISF by Sci-Tech minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The models displayed at the event range from tech that make existing machines cheaper to finding ways to help disabled people.

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Chemicals from pharmas and personal care products are polluting the water in cities

Samples were collected from Brahmaputra before it entered the city and before it got mixed in the Bharalu.

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President of India awards 12 Indian scientists prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

The winners were awarded on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day and carries a cash component of Rs 5 lakh.

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India's monsoon rains are the product of weak El Nino and positive EQUINOO

There was speculation that 2019 monsoon could turn out like the summer monsoon of 2014 which was a drought year.

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ISRO's commercial wing New Space India Limited receives its first order

American firm Spaceflight has bought a payload slot on the first commercial launch of ISRO’s newest rocket

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Wetlands near urban areas of Kashmir are shrinking and deteriorating due to land-use

The wetland is a breeding ground for waterfowl species that migrate from Russia and Central Asia during winters.

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Keep track of Kala azar patients even if treatment is successful: says new study

They can develop a skin condition called post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis down the line.

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Researchers find diabetes drug can also prevent cardiovascular and kidney diseases

The drug reduced the possibility of development of kidney diseases by 15 percent and heart strokes by 12 percent.

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Indian youth now have a chance to officially name a star and its exoplanet

Member countries of IAU have been assigned one exoplanet and star it orbits for the naming process.

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Indian scientists find out molecular mechanism behind the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria

A protein molecule called MPT63 secreted by the bacteria maybe playing a role in the release process.

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Artifical intelligence helps to identify bat species that are suspected of carrying Nipah virus in Kerala

The analysis covered 523 bat species and 48 traits like diet, migration, geography, reproduction, environment.

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Bacterial spray might help us conserve decaying monuments, research says

A spray of organisms along with calcium carbonate can help preserve the exteriors of monuments.

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Indian astronomers have found evidence of a supernova explosion in space

The explosion should have resulted in a neutron star, pulsar or black hole but no they have no trace of it.

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New census method implemented to document elephant population in Kaziranga

Elephants get a unique ID based on their characteristic body feature like ear shape, tusk, tail length.

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IIT researchers develop method to enhance the efficiency of existing solar cells

The third generation of dye-sensitized solar cells are environmentally friendly and not too expensive.

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New vaccine against anthrax powers immune system to fight the toxin and its spores

The other vaccines available in the market are only useful if the spores germinate and release their toxins.