RSS Youth Darpan (Media)

  • Researchers culture novel coronavirus, may help in drug testing and vaccine development May 29, 2020
    The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has established stable cultures of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from patients’ samples. Virologists at CCMB have isolated infectious viruses from several isolates. The ability to culture the virus in lab enables CCMB to work towards vaccine development and testing of potential drugs to fight COVID-19. Novel coronavirus enters human […]
  • Niti Aayog CEO suggests customs reforms to Finance Ministry May 29, 2020
    Niti Aayog has recommended to the Finance Ministry the setting up of a National Trade Network (NTN) on the lines of GSTN to facilitate import and exports and flagged negative interventions at the field level where customs officers raise irrelevant queries without accountability and sometimes, even rent seeking. In a letter, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti […]
  • World Jr Badminton C’ships now to be held in January 2021 May 29, 2020
    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to reschedule the World Junior Championships, which was slated to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in September this year. The tournament will now be held from January 11-24, 2021. The event will be preceded by the World Junior Mixed Team Championships with the BWF scheduling it from […]
  • French carmaker Renault announces 15,000 job cuts worldwide May 29, 2020
    Struggling French carmaker Renault on Friday announced 15,000 job cuts worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro cost-cutting plan over three years. Renault said on Friday that nearly 4,600 jobs will be cut in France in addition to more than 10,000 in the rest of the world. The group”s global production capacity will be revised […]
  • World Junior Championships rescheduled to January next year: BWF May 29, 2020
    The Badminton World Junior Championships to be held in Auckland in September was on Friday rescheduled to January next year because of a disruption-hit international calendar owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will now be held from January 18 to 24 next year. The prestigious […]
  • Hold-off pregnancy plans till virus is contained: Expert May 29, 2020
    If you have been planning to get pregnant, now is certainly not the time to do so as pregnant women and infant children are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19, says a doctor specialising in gynaecology and obstetrics. While there is no evidence of feto-maternal transmission of COVID-19 infection in the womb which means […]
  • Andhra BJP chief’s daughter-in-law collapses at party, dies May 28, 2020
    BJP”s Andhra Pradesh state president Kanna Lakshmi Narayana”s daughter-in-law died under suspicious circumstances here on Thursday, police said. Suharika, wife of Kanna Lakshmi Narayana”s younger son Phaneendra, collapsed and died after a party at her friend”s place. The incident occurred in Meenakshi Towers under Raidurg police station. Suharika is said to have participated in a […]
  • IndiGo says few of its passengers have tested Covid-19 positive May 28, 2020
    Airline major IndiGo on Thursday said that a few asymptomatic passengers, who travelled on its flights since resumption of services this week, have tested Covid-19 positive. These passengers include three individuals, who traveled on ”6E 955” from Delhi to Jammu on May 26, six ferried onboard ”6E 6992” from Bengaluru to Coimbatore on May 27 […]
  • Wanted criminal held after gunfight with police in Greater Noida May 28, 2020
    A criminal wanted for his alleged role in a car robbery was arrested after a gun fight with Greater Noida police on Thursday evening in which he was also injured, said officials. Accused Sachin, who was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest, was involved in at least half a dozen criminal cases, […]
  • Homeless man dies at shelter home May 28, 2020
    A 36-year-old man died on Thursday in east Delhi”s Yamuna Sports Complex which has been turned into a shelter home in view of the coronavirus pandemic, police said. The deceased was identified as Majid, a homeless man, they said. Majid came to the shelter home from Chandni Chowk area around 40 to 45 days ago. […]

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  • Rarely heard narwhal vocalizations May 26, 2020
    With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks and whistles of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the soundscape of Arctic glacial fjords and provide valuable insight into the behavior of these shy and mysterious creatures, according to the researchers. Narwhals […]
  • Increased fertility for women with Neanderthal gene, study suggests May 26, 2020
    One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals — a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer miscarriages. This is according to a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and Karolinska Institutet […]
  • Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle May 26, 2020
    New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere. Such a strike likely unleashed billions of […]
  • Bumblebees speed up flowering May 26, 2020
    Spring has sprung earlier than ever before this year, accompanied by temperatures more typical of early summertime. Many plants were already in full bloom by mid-April, about three to four weeks earlier than normal. These types of seasonal anomalies are becoming increasingly frequent due to climate change, and the resulting uncertainty threatens to disrupt the […]
  • Astronomers discover new class of cosmic explosions May 26, 2020
    Astronomers have found two objects that, added to a strange object discovered in 2018, constitute a new class of cosmic explosions. The new type of explosion shares some characteristics with supernova explosions of massive stars and with the explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but still has distinctive differences from each. The saga began in […]
  • New study estimates the odds of life and intelligence emerging beyond our planet May 24, 2020
    We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as soon as our planet’s environment was stable enough to support it. We also know that the first multicellular organism, which eventually produced today’s technological civilization, took far longer to evolve, approximately 4 billion years. But despite knowing when life first appeared on Earth, […]
  • Ocean biodiversity has not increased substantially for hundreds of millions of years, study finds May 23, 2020
    A team led by researchers from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham have used a big data approach to study this question, which has been disputed by palaeobiologists in recent years. Using fossil data collected over the past two centuries, and compiled by hundreds of researchers in the […]
  • Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse May 22, 2020
    A key finding of the study, published in Science Advances, is that coastal marshes experience tipping points, where a small increase in the rate of sea-level rise leads to widespread submergence. The loss of 2,000 square miles (5,000 km2) of wetlands in coastal Louisiana over the past century is well documented, but it has been more […]
  • A clue as to why it’s so hard to wake up on a cold winter’s morning May 22, 2020
    Northwestern University neurobiologists have uncovered a clue to what’s behind this behavior. In a study of the fruit fly, the researchers have identified a “thermometer” circuit that relays information about external cold temperature from the fly antenna to the higher brain. They show how, through this circuit, seasonally cold and dark conditions can inhibit neurons […]
  • Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat May 12, 2020
    Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate — not great news for people whose diets have gone south while they’re working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study compared how 51 […]