Day May 12, 2020

CFTRI develops Spirulina groundnut Chikki

• The Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has developed Spirulina groundnut Chikki that can provide micro-nutrients and boost the immunity of people during this time of the pandemic. About: • It has used Spirulina as well as the…

AspirantWorld One liners : 12th May

( This one Liner is available on youtube also – ) • The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched the Suraksha Store initiative. Under the initiative, the department has partnered with tech startups Safejob and Seekify to use technology…

First indigenous antibody-based testing kit

• National Institute of Virology, Pune, has developed India’s first indigenous antibody-based ELISA test kit – COVID KAVACH for diagnosis of novel Corona Virus. About: • The kit has displayed high sensitivity and accuracy in the validation tests at different…

DRDO lab develops automated UV systems

• Hyderabad based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) premier lab, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), has developed an automated contactless UVC sanitisation cabinet, called Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS). • It has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops,…

National Technology day

• National Technology Day is being observed today to signify the glorious achievements of Indian science and technology. About: • On this day in 1998, India successfully carried out nuclear tests in Rajasthan’s Pokhran. • On the same day India…

NGOs warn of spurt in unwanted pregnancies

• Experts have warned that a temporary ban on family planning services at government facilities and poor access to contraceptives during the lockdown will result in lakhs of unwanted pregnancies, leading to a spurt in unsafe abortions and maternal deaths.…

Protection for inter-State workers

• Activists are demanding strict implementation of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 to ensure the welfare of inter-State migrants who are suffering due to the nationwide lockdown. About: • The Inter-State Migrant…

Hari Vasudevan

• One of the foremost scholars of Bengal, Harishankar Vasudevan died after contracting COVID-19. He was 68. About: • Harishankar Vasudevan was a professional historian who was a specialist in Russian and European history and Indo-Russian relations. • He set…