Havisure

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Deccan Herald  Context: Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL), a subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and a leading biopharmaceutical company in India, has launched India’s first indigenously developed Hepatitis A vaccine called ‘Havisure’. This vaccine is expected to play a crucial role in preventing Hepatitis A, a highly …

Fixed-dose combination

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Print Context: India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has given conditional approval for the continued manufacture and sale of five fixed-dose combination (FDC) medicines. The FDC drugs in question are part of the 344 drug combinations banned by the government in 2016.  

Operation Amrith (AMRITH – Antimicrobial Resistance Intervention For Total Health)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The Kerala Drug Control Department has initiated Operation Amrith (Antimicrobial Resistance Intervention For Total Health) to curb the overuse of antibiotics in the state. Pharmacies are required to maintain accurate records of antibiotic sales, display posters stating ‘antibiotics not sold without doctor’s prescription,’ and comply with prescription …

Direct-to-cell

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: SpaceX successfully launched the first set of Starlink satellites equipped with direct-to-cell capabilities.  Top of Form   About Direct to cell: Direct-to-cell refers to a technology that enables communication signals, such as text messages, voice, and data, to be transmitted directly from space-based satellites to mobile …

Kill switch

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WION  Context: Scientists from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in, California, have made a significant breakthrough by discovering a ‘kill switch’ that triggers the death of cancer cells. The researchers identified a protein on a receptor, known as CD95 receptors or Fas, which can be designed to induce …

GPS anklets

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: In a first for India, a prisoner in Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has been released on bail with a condition to wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device. The GPS tracker, a small wearable device, is affixed …

Kavach

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The collision between two passenger trains in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh could have been prevented with the use of Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), specifically the indigenous TCAS system called ‘Kavach.’ Kavach is a cab signalling train control system designed to prevent collisions and overspeeding.   …

Nanozyme can degrade pollutants in wastewater

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a novel enzyme mimic called NanoPtA, with significant potential applications in wastewater treatment and healthcare. In this study, the IISc team synthesized NanoPtA, a platinum-containing nanozyme that can be converted into a powder for industrial use. NanoPtA exhibits …

Genetic engineering to control Mosquitoes

  Source: TH   Context: Genetic engineering is being used to upgrade mosquito control efforts due to the ongoing threat of mosquito-borne diseases. Recent advancements in genome sequencing technology have provided researchers with access to mosquito genomes, particularly Anopheles stephensi, a major malaria vector mosquito. Genetic manipulation, including gene-drive technology, is employed to control mosquito …

Higgs boson decay

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology   Source: TH  Context: Physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle-smasher at CERN, reported that they had detected a Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson particle and a photon which is a very rare decay process.    About Higgs Boson: The Higgs boson is a …

Clinical trial

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology – Health   Source: TH  Context: The speedy approval of Covid-19 vaccines during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic highlighted the importance of clinical trials.   What is a Clinical Trial?  A clinical trial is a research study conducted on human participants to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and/or effectiveness of an intervention such as …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Call for a legally-binding treaty to protect Earth’s orbit

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology: Space Awareness Source: DTE, Business Standard Context: Scientists have called for a legally binding treaty to ensure Earth’s orbit isn’t irreparably harmed by the future expansion of the global space industry.   About Space debris: Space debris includes non-functional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris, and fragmentation …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 10 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 9 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …