Day: August 26, 2020

Libyan Crisis

Rival authorities have backed a ceasefire in Libya, raising the prospect of a de-escalation in the country’s long-running conflict. What is the conflict? Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) has been …

Bondas

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached the Bondas, a tribal community residing in the hill ranges of Malkangiri district in Odisha. Four members of the community have tested positive for COVID-19. Who are …

Cholinesterase Inhibitors

German doctors have said that medical examinations indicated that Russia opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who is in a Berlin hospital after collapsing on a plane in Russia recently, had …

Longest river ropeway of India

India’s longest passenger ropeway across a river was unveiled in Guwahati almost a year after it was completed. The Assam government has inaugurated the 1.8-km ropeway across the Brahmaputra …

DNA Bill

In a draft report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology has flagged concerns that the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 that proposes DNA sampling and profiling …

Asteroid 2018VP1

On November 2 this year, an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth could come very close to the planet, according to the Centre for Near Objects …

Saliva Tests for COVID-19

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new method of testing for Covid-19 — processing saliva samples — and termed it “ground-breaking”. Like RT-PCR, a saliva …