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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

Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ is only too accurate

Among Indians, unlike other regressive trends, the emphasis on caste has not weakened even though more and more Indians today have received modern educations.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Apple & Samsung’s assembly partners pledge Rs 11,000 crore investment in India

Foxconn & Wistron are among firms picked to make smartphones under a new government plan that’s aimed at encouraging global companies to shift manufacturing beyond China.

Defence

Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

5th military-level LAC meeting on, India could press for Chinese troops’ return from Finger 4

India will ask for the Chinese troops to fall back behind Finger 8 at Pangong Tso. Since the last meeting, the status quo has remained on the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.