Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMosquitoes

Topic: Mosquitoes

On World Mosquito Day, here are five ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes

Repellent sprays, racquets and roll ons — several new-age solutions have emerged to protect oneself from mosquitoes.

UK biotech firm’s 750 mn GM mosquitoes will mate with females off Florida, sow a deadly gene

Only females of mosquitoes bite and transmit diseases to humans. The female offspring of Oxitec’s genetically modified mosquitoes won't be able to survive.

Infecting mosquitoes with bacterium Wolbachia cuts dengue spread by 77%, new study claims

Wolbachia trial carried out in Indonesia by scientists from World Mosquito Program of Monash University, Australia, & Universitas Gadjah Mada follows a decade of research.

New microbe offers big malaria hope — it saves humans and doesn’t kill mosquitoes either

A study conducted by researchers from Kenya, UK and South Africa claims the microbe offers mosquitoes 100% immunity from getting infected with malaria.

GM mosquito experiment to reduce dengue-causing species in Brazil fails

A British company had released genetically-modified mosquitoes to cut the population of Aedes aegypti, but Yale researchers say they've bounced back.

Dehradun battles dengue outbreak as cases spike from 712 to 1,788 in past 10 days

Uttarakhand, which has seen 6 dengue deaths, has reported 2,600 cases since July from areas like Nainital, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal.

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.

Zika, dengue spreading— Should India invest in GM mosquitoes or make better pesticides?

As mosquitoes grow immune to pesticides, scientists consider genetically modifying them to combat these diseases. Experts weigh in.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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