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Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS)

Why in News: The Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS) has introduced a new metric known as the Residential Envelope Transmittance Value (RETV), which assesses the rate of heat transfer across a building’s envelope. About Eco-Niwas Samhita Development by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE): The Eco-Niwas Samhita (ENS) is a Residential Energy Conservation Building code crafted by the …

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DEEPFAKES

Why in the news DEEPFAKES? The Center recently issued an advisory to social media intermediaries to spot deepfakes and false material. About Deepfakes Deepfakes synthetic media, typically videos, that creates using artificial intelligence techniques like deep learning. They involve superimposing or replacing existing content in videos with digitally manipulated content, often featuring people doing or …

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DEADLY FUNGUS CANDIDA AURIS, THAT IS RAPIDLY SPREADING IN US?

Introduction to DEADLY FUNGUS CANDIDA AURIS: In the US, a deadly fungus infection known as Candida Auris is spreading quickly. Four individuals in the state of Washington tested positive recently. Doctors warn that even while infections are rare, they can nevertheless pose a risk because of their high death rate, resistance to medications, and ease …

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PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI)” Scheme?

Introduction to PRITHvi VIgyan Scheme- WHAT IS IT? It is an all-encompassing plan that will handle the Earth system’s five components in PRITHvi VIgyan Scheme (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere), improving knowledge of Earth System Sciences while delivering reliable services for the nation. The scheme encompasses five ongoing sub-schemes namely – Atmosphere & Climate …

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Biotechnology

Introduction of Biotechnology: In the multidisciplinary discipline of biotechnology, the natural and engineering sciences integrates to enable the application of organisms, cells, and components thereof, as well as molecular analogues, for goods and services. Biotechnology has had a big impact on a lot of societal fields, such environmental science, agriculture, and medicine. Genetic engineering is …

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THREE PARENT BABY

Why in the news THREE PARENT BABY? Recently, a baby has been born using three people’s DNA in the UK with help of a Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT) procedure in THREE PARENT BABY. About Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT): With MRT, a child conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) utilizing a donor’s mitochondria and the genetic …

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UNFCCC- COP 28

Why in the news COP 28? At the 28th Conference of Parties (COP-28), which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, delegates from 197 nations showcased their efforts to mitigate global warming and participated in deliberations for forthcoming climate measures. Although there were some disappointing results from the summit, overall it was a significant improvement over …

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WI-FI 7 TECHNOLOGY

Why in the news Wi-Fi 7? Qualcomm, a US-based corporation, recently recommended India to implement the most recent Wi-Fi 7 technology. What is Wi-Fi 7? Wireless fidelity, or Wi-Fi, is a wireless technology that enables internet connectivity and inter-device communication. For high-speed wireless internet and network connectivity, it employs radio waves. Three mediums requires to …

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E-CIGARETTES

Why in the News E-CIGARETTES? The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on e-cigarettes titled Electronic Cigarettes: Call to Action. According to the WHO, quick action is needed to protect children and halt the spread of e-cigarettes. According to the report, in all WHO regions, the rate of e-cigarette uses among children aged …

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ADITYA L1 MISSION

Why in the news Aditya L1 Mission?  Recently ISRO successfully launched India’s first space-based solar observatory mission to study the sun named Aditya L1 Mission. What is Aditya L1 mission? Aditya-L1 a coronagraphy spacecraft built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and several other Indian Space Research Institutes to investigate the solar atmosphere. It …

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