Classification of Corona Variants

Recently, India’s Health Ministry said that a new double mutant variant of the coronavirus had been detected in addition to many other strains or Variants of Concern (VOCs) found in 18 states in the country. Classification of Corona Variants Virus Variant: Variants of a virus have one or more mutations that differentiate it from the other variants that are in circulation. While most mutations are

Climate Change Causing Shift in Earth’s Axis

A study published in Geophysical Research Letters of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) says that due to the significant melting of glaciers because of global temperature rise, Earth’s axis of rotation has been moving more than usual since the 1990s. While this change is not expected to affect daily life, it can change the length of the day

Covid-19 and Neanderthal Genome

Evolutionary biologists from different countries have shown that the regions of host genomes that increase the risk of getting severely ill and protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus were inherited from Neanderthals. Neanderthals are an extinct species of hominids that were the closest relatives to modern human beings. Covid-19 and Neanderthal Genome Findings: A region on host chromosome 3 acts

Asian Development Outlook 2021

According to the report Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021, the second wave of Covid-19 can put India’s economic recovery at “risk”. ADO is a series of annual economic reports on the Developing Member Countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asian Development Outlook 2021 GDP Projections: For India: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will rebound strongly by 11% in Fiscal

Core Sector Output

The eight core sectors grew by 6.8% in March 2021 (the highest in 32 months), after a 3.8% dip in February, but the spike was largely due to the base effects from March 2020. During 2020-21 (April-March), output of the eight sectors contracted by 7% as against a positive growth of 0.4% in 2019-20. Core Sector Output About Eight Core

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