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jelly fish under water

Scientists accidentally discover first animal that doesn’t need oxygen to survive

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered a jellyfish-like parasite that doesn’t need oxygen because it doesn’t breathe. Its life is entirely free of dependency on oxygen.
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IndiGen project — how mapping of genomes could transform India’s healthcare

As part of the project, CSIR announced sequencing of 1,008 genomes. The initiative aims to complete sequencing of at least 10,000 genomes over the next 3 years.
A surgery in session

For the first time, India has a genome database. But are we ready to use it?

In India, where caste, sex, religion and colour-based discrimination is so common, genetic discrimination can be another ticking bomb.
File photo of Union minister Harsh Vardhan

In a first, CSIR scientists map genes of over 1,000 Indians across 55 ethnic groups

The genetic data bank of Indian population may help develop personalised treatments and reveal the cause of diseases that are still not understood.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

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India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.