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Current Affairs [October2011]
Trigger that causes brain tumour identifiedBiomedical scientists have found the trigger that causes brain tumour reports suggest. They
have identified a new biochemical mechanism that triggers brain tumour and allow them to
survive and grow rapidly. This finding will help the scientist to evolve new and effective
treatment for the dangerous tumours. The team that made the discovery was led by the
University Hospital of Heidelberg.
During the discovery scientist found that kynurenine plays the major role in supporting the
brain tumour growth and consequently suppressing anti tumour immune system.
Scientist say that Kynurenine is a by product of metabolism made up of amino acid
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Current Affairs [September 2012]
Current Affairs [February 2010]
- Infosys Ltd made some news by announcing the 'Cloud Ecosystm Hub’ platform which will allow large companies to manage all their IT resources and supplementary cloud services from a single platform. They are charged fee on a usage basis.
The medical and health science fraternity watched in excitement a noble Bluetooth technology enabled instrument was unveiled in Texas. Called the Diabetois, this instrument is capable of transferring glucose level readings from any ordinary gluco-meter into a special Android application. Then, the readings can be easily analyzed using the app, and can be mailed to a doctor as well. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of deaths in the world, and this invention will surely interest patients of Diabetes.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook issued an apology to the customers of the newly launched iPhone 5. Customers have been reporting frustrations with the erroneous operation of the new Maps service. In a startling statement, Tim Cook directed users towards services from rivals, notably Google's Maps service. Cook also convinced Apple customers that the company was desperately trying to the set the issues right.
- A court in the United States gave some respite to Korean electronics manufacturing heavyweight Samsung by ordering a lower court to reconsider the sales ban slapped on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 after arch rival Apple Inc. won a patent dispute against them.
The Guinness World Record for the lowest roadworthy car was made by ‘Mirai’, which translates into ‘future’ in Japanese. Faculty and students from Automobile Engineering Course of Okayama Sanyo High School created ‘Mirai’, which measures just 17.79 inches in height.
Investors had to rethink their estimates about RIM’s prospects in the highly competitive smartphones’ market with RIM recording highly stable financial position and quarterly results better than anticipations. The company is now expected to invest heavily in producing and marketing the next line of smartphones.
Our Milky Way in Midst of life crisis
Planetary scientist say that our Milky way is in its mid life crisis as a result of which it will slow down its process of production of stars in the next billion years. As per the aeronautics the galaxies are classified under two categories namely- energetic blue galaxies and the lethargic red galaxies. The blue galaxies produce stars at a massive rate while the other one are slowly dying. But a team of scientist from the Swinburne University of Technology says that our Milky Way falls into neither of the two categories. It is in fact a green valley galaxy that lays half way between the blue galaxy and the red galaxy.
This is the first time ever that scientists have compared both the galaxies with our Milky Way as the Astrophysical Journal reported. Though we are in our own galaxy and to determine its state was a tough job to accomplish was reported by the Astrophysical Journal.
Indian communication satellite GSAT-8 successfully launched
India’s communication satellite GSAT-8 was launched successfully. The satellite was launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite was launched to enable powerful services direct to our home. The satellite weighs 3100kg and is one the heaviest and high powered satellite developed by the Indian Scientist at the Bangalore- headquarters ISRO. The ISRO team that launched the satellite showed extreme pleasure at the successful launch of the satellite.
“I am extremely delighted and happy to announce that ISRO successfully launched the satellite and we are happy to confirm that we have taken the charge of the satellite immediately after its injection into the orbit” ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said.
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Current Affairs [February 2010]
Current Affairs [January 2010]
- USA Space agency NASA launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to discover the causes of extreme solar activity such as sun spots and solar winds & flares.
- ‘GANGES’- Global Advisory Network Group on environmental sciences. It was created by Govt for environment research work.
- Agni-III ballistic missile with a range of 3500 Km was successfully launched from Wheeler Island, Orissa.
- Ht Cotton – Herbicide Tolerant Cotton. The variety of Ht Cotton in MON 1445. The variety can withstand herbicides (weed killers) for better productivity and is under trail.
- Cervical cancer is caused by HPV- Human Papilloma Virus.
- South Korea has world’s highest average connection speed at 14.6 Mbpd in Internet links. Japan has 2nd highest average speed.
- Scientist deciphered the genetic blueprint of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Titu.
- 97th Indian Science Congress held at Tiruvananthapuram in Jan 2010. The theme of this year congress was ‘ Science & Technology of 21st Century- National Perspective’.
- The longest annular solar eclipse on the third millennium occur on 15 Jan 2010. The next annular solar eclipse will be visible in year 3043. Annular eclipse is occurred when the sun is visible like a ring of fire, with the moon darkening its centre. The last annular solar eclipse visible from India was occurred in 1976. In July 2010 also, a total solar eclipse will be occurred.
- There are three strains of wild Polio virus namely P1, P2 & P3. Type 2 wild Polio virus (P2) was eliminated from the world in 1999.
- First public hearing on the introduction of Bt Brinjal (First Genetically Modified Food Crop in India) was held in Kolkatta. Seven such public hearing are being organized by Centre for Environment Education, for opinion of public in respect of introduction of Bt Brinjal. 2nd hearing was held at Hyderabad.
- 50th anniversary of creation of LASER is being celebrated in 2010. Theodore Maiman constructed the first LASER in May 1960. LASER stands for Light Amplification for Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Charles H Townes was father of MASER.
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