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Let the sun shine on your dirty denims 17.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The sun must be shining bright on those who prefer to keep the laundry to a minimum. For, a government-controlled research lab in Hyderabad has wrung out a way to clean jeans through solar exposure. Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) have discovered that when coated with a layer of titanium dioxide, jeans can simply be hung out to dry in the sunlight and they will get cleaned through a process called photocatalysis. To boot, any germs the fabric might have contacted also get neutralised. The technology has already been shared with a bunch of prominent labels that have started manufacturing such denims, branded 'sun-wash'. The lab claims that unless these jeans have been soiled with some tough stains, you don't have to launder them at all. Talking about the process by which the star adds a sparkle to your pants, Dr TN Rao, associate director of ARCI, told DNA, "When fabric treated with titanium dioxide, which is known to have a ...
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The other organs: Ray of hope for non-vital transplants 13.8.2017 TOI: India
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Survey: Use GM seeds for all crops, don't limit it to transgenic mustard 12.8.2017 TOI: India
The Economic Survey has backed adoption of genetically modified (GM) seeds for increasing productivity and suggested the government extend it to all crops without limiting it to transgenic mustard.
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Economic Survey pitches for GM crops to increase productivity 11.8.2017 TOI: India
The Economic Survey has pitched for adopting genetically modified (GM) seeds for increasing productivity and suggested the government to extend it to all crops without limiting it to transgenic mustard.
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India in no hurry to grow GM food crops 10.8.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Several stakeholders, including Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have expressed opposition to GM food crops.
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'Nation building can't be done by people on sabbatical' 7.8.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'We do not want people who are air dropped and who fly out once the job is done.'
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Kashmiri doctor helps gene editing of human embryos 6.8.2017 DNA: Top News
For the first time, genetically modified human embryos have been developed in the US and Kashmir-born doctor Sanjeev Kaul has played a lead role in this breakthrough. Scientists have now demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future generations. Though this is not a full-fledged start of a revolution of having 'designer babies', the first steps, however, have been laid. China attempted this earlier. A team of scientists has altered human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR CAS9 that edits genes and in this case it helped remove a fatal mutation that leads to heart attacks. This now opens up an ethical 'Pandora's Box' if germline repairs and enhancements may become a thing in vogue. As of now, the human embryos were not implanted in humans. But this now opens up exciting prospects of the world having designer babies soon. The research published in British journal Nature shows the first ...
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Need an organ? Chances of getting one are better at a private hospital 5.8.2017 TOI: India
'Lack Of Infra, Manpower At Public Hospitals To Blame'
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Eminent scientist P M Bhargava passes away 1.8.2017 Rediff: News
Bhargava is a pioneer in the field of biotechnology in the country.
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Supreme Court to decide fate of commercial cultivation of GM mustard 1.8.2017 TOI: India
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells Supreme Court 31.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
Earlier the bench had granted time to the Centre to apprise it as to by when it will take a "well-informed and well-intentioned" policy decision on the roll out.
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Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells SC 31.7.2017 TOI: India
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha that if the government takes a decision in favour of GM mustard crop, then the court would like to hear the petition challenging the commercial release.
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After playing Joker, now Jared Leto in talks to star in 'Bloodshot' movie 27.7.2017 DNA: Top News
Actor Jared Leto is in early negotiations to star in "Bloodshot" comic book adaptation. If things work out, the Suicide Squad star will play the titular role in the movie, reported Entertainment Weekly. Dave Wilson is attached to direct the movie, which was initially announced in 2015 as part of an ambitious plan to create a five-film franchise. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing. First published in 1992, "Bloodshot" centres on a former soldier whose memories are erased and his body is injected with nanotechnology that grants him enhanced strength, speed, and healing ...
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GDP growth in last 2 yrs of UPA rule below projections: Niti 25.7.2017 Rediff: Business
Under the new methodology, the base year has been changed from 2004-05 to 2011-12 and also in conformity with the international practice, the GDP is now measured at market prices.
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Supreme Court asks government to apprise it about any adverse impact of GM mustard crop 24.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
The court had on July 17 asked the Centre to take a "considered" view before taking a policy decision on the commercial release of the crop.
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Ex-Cabinet secy 'regrets' over introducing GM cotton in India 21.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
"In 1990s, I introduced GM cotton in India. Twenty years later, I regret...I am responsible for suicide of thousands of cotton farmers," Subramanian said.
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No decision yet on GM Mustard seeds 18.7.2017 DNA: India
The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday that it has so far not taken any policy decision on the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop. The submission was made when the apex court was hearing a matter seeking a stay on the commercial release of the country's first genetically-modified crop. Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General, said the Centre is still working on the policy, and has invited suggestions before it is rolled out. "Once the policy is rolled out, it cannot be recalled. The Centre is still working on it and once it is ready, it will be presented in court within a week of its release," Mehta said. To this, the bench comprising of Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that keeping the importance of the issue in mind, the policies must be "well-informed and well-intentioned" because it impacts the country. On May 11, in a decision that could have a far-reaching impact on food crops in India, the country's apex regulator of genetically ...
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Norms drafted to rein in stem cells misuse 18.7.2017 TOI: India
Considering the mushrooming of stem cell clinics offering “cures” for conditions ranging from diabetes to autism across the country, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have come up with guidelines on who can conduct research in this sphere, when and how. Moreover, the draft, for the first time, provides guidelines for cutting-edge gene editing techniques.
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Modi Cabinet set for rejig as mantris vacate posts 18.7.2017 TOI: Home
A reshuffle has been due for quite some time. PM gave additional charge of defence ministry to finance minister Arun Jaitley on March 14 after Manohar Parrikar quit to become the chief minister of Goa. Both finance and defence are considered ministries with a “heavy workload” and their incumbents are members of the cabinet committee on security.
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No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC 17.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
SC granted the government one week's time to apprise it as to by when it will take an "well-informed and well-intentioned" policy decision on the roll out.
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