Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicZika

Topic: Zika

Centre sends high-level team to Maharashtra after first case of Zika virus found in Pune

The three-member team, consisting a public health expert, gynaecologist & entomologist, will work closely with the state health department and monitor the situation on the ground.

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.

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.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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