Science

The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents (Bloomberg)
The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents (Bloomberg)

Expert panel to review Meril’s price exemption bid for stent

  • NPPA verified the company’s submissions and decided that the matter be sent to an expert body for re-examination
  • The company says its stents are made of biodegradable material, and are an alternative to the traditional metal stents

Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on 7 September.  (REUTERS)
Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on 7 September. (REUTERS)

As Lunar night falls, hopes of waking up Chandrayaan-2's lander is all but over

  • The lander, designed to execute a soft-landing on the lunar surface, and rover have a mission life of one Lunar day, which is equivalent to 14 earth days
  • Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on 7 September during its final descent

The technology could be used as an intervention for people in the early stages of pattern baldness, but they wouldn't bestow cascading tresses to someone who has been as bald as a billiard ball for several years. (Pixabay/Russel Clark)
The technology could be used as an intervention for people in the early stages of pattern baldness, but they wouldn't bestow cascading tresses to someone who has been as bald as a billiard ball for several years. (Pixabay/Russel Clark)

Growing hair on bald heads with electric tech may soon be easy

  • A noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology may make reversing baldness easy in the future
  • The technology uses small devices called nanogenerators that passively gather energy from day-to-day movements and then transmit low-frequency pulses of electricity to the skin

The lander was also carrying a rover Pragyan which was to roll down from Vikram if it had soft landed instead of crash landing. (PTI)
The lander was also carrying a rover Pragyan which was to roll down from Vikram if it had soft landed instead of crash landing. (PTI)

Mission Chandrayaan-2: Experts panel analysing cause of Vikram's failure

  • ISRO statement is silent on the members of the national committee of academicians, the committee chief and the time frame
  • The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft comprised three segments—the Orbiter, Vikram and Pragyan

Isro had to trust in whatever software and hardware systems Vikram had on board. Trust that they would keep the descent on the moon on course
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shows e-Cigarettes during a press conference in New Delhi (Photo: ANI)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shows e-Cigarettes during a press conference in New Delhi (Photo: ANI)

e-Cigarette ban: Why regulation of the emerging industry was difficult in India?

  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance for banning production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes
  • e-Cigarettes have started getting popular among schoolgoing children and that prompted the govt to act

Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent. (ANI )
Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent. (ANI )

NASA captures images of Chandrayaan-2's Moon landing site: Official

  • The probability of establishing contact with the lander has a deadline of 21 September because after that the Moon region will enter into a lunar night
  • Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent

A Swiss 5G protester holds a placard that reads '4G is good enough' (Photo: AFP)
A Swiss 5G protester holds a placard that reads '4G is good enough' (Photo: AFP)

Health fears prompt 5G revolt in Switzerland

  • Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month
  • A growing number of Swiss are voicing alarm at possible health effects from exposure to the electromagnetic rays radiating from the new antenna

Death rate due to malnutrition in children under 5 years dropped by two-thirds between 1990 and 2017, the study said. (Photo: Mint)
(Photo: Mint)
Researchers found that contrary to the previous reports, the drugs did not actually kill the cancer cells by inhibiting their target proteins. (iStock)
Researchers found that contrary to the previous reports, the drugs did not actually kill the cancer cells by inhibiting their target proteins. (iStock)

Why many potential cancer drugs are failing the test

  • New research led by US scientists has found that many of these potential cancer drugs do not actually act as they are intended to do
  • This is important because the hopes of millions of patients are resting on cancer drugs in various stages of clinical trials

The mission life of the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan is one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days
The mission life of the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan is one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days

ISRO racing against time to salvage lander Vikram of Chandrayaan-2

  • ISRO today again confirmed that lander Vikram has been located on lunar surface by the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter which is circling the moon in its intended orbit
  • ISRO lost communication with the lander during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the moon surface, minutes before the planned soft-landing in the early hours of Saturday

The new research supports that notion, and further indicates that the long-term results of weight-loss surgery would improve if combined with increased physical activity, (iStock)
The new research supports that notion, and further indicates that the long-term results of weight-loss surgery would improve if combined with increased physical activity, (iStock)

Decoded: Why people gain weight as they get older

  • The study found that the rate at which lipid in the fat cells is removed decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight
  • Prior studies have shown that one way to speed up the lipid turnover in the fat tissue is to exercise more

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that the space agency would try to restore link with the lander for 14 days. ANI Photo
ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that the space agency would try to restore link with the lander for 14 days. ANI Photo

Chandrayaan 2: Vikram Lander located but no communication yet, ISRO tweets

  • 'All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander,' ISRO said on Twitter
  • On Monday, ISRO informed Chandrayaan 2's lander Vikram is unbroken but lying tilted on the surface of the Moon

Considered as the 'most complex' stage of the country's second expedition to the Moon, the lander was on a powered decent for a soft landing when it lost contact. (Reuters)
Considered as the 'most complex' stage of the country's second expedition to the Moon, the lander was on a powered decent for a soft landing when it lost contact. (Reuters)

Pakistan's first female astronaut congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-2

  • Namira Salim said the attempt to make a landing on the Moon was itself a 'giant leap' for South Asia
  • Her comments came amid the ongoing war of words between India and Pakistan ever since India withdrew Jammu and Kashmir's special status

A video played on a giant screen showing the Chandrayaan 2 tracking in a media enclosure at ISRO. Photo: PTI (PTI)
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.  (ANI )
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI )

Hopes fading on re-establishing link with lander Vikram: ISRO scientists

  • Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan said on Saturday that the space agency will try to establish link with the lander for 14 days
  • The 1,471-kg lander of Chandrayaan-2 -- first Indian mission to explore the lunar terrain with home-grown technology

 (Photo: ISRO)
ISRO Chairman K Sivan (PTI)
ISRO chief K. Sivan along with the scientists monitors Chandrayaan 2. Photo: ANI