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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

After this, Isro would perform another series of orbit maneuvers to enable Chandrayaan 2 to enter its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface.
After this, Isro would perform another series of orbit maneuvers to enable Chandrayaan 2 to enter its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface.

Chandrayaan-2 enters moon’s orbit

  • Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered the moon’s orbit, early morning on Tuesday
  • The next Lunar bound orbit maneuver would be carried out on Wednesday between 1230-13:30 pm

Photo for representation. The Sun is more than 4.5 billion years old. (Nasa)
Photo for representation. The Sun is more than 4.5 billion years old. (Nasa)

New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

  • The new planet, b Pictoris c, completes its orbit roughly every 1,200 days
  • It is also relatively nearby, just over 63 light years, and surrounded by a disk of stellar dust

Unlike its other space missions, Isro has been trying to strengthen its connect among the students and young scientists from across the country with Chandrayaan-2. (ANI)
Unlike its other space missions, Isro has been trying to strengthen its connect among the students and young scientists from across the country with Chandrayaan-2. (ANI)

'I’m Chandrayaan-2'

  • ISRO tweeted that the journey of the spacecraft which was launched from Sriharikota on July 22 has been amazing so far
  • Chandrayaan-2 is aiming to set a major milestone in India’s space missions by attempting a soft landing on the lunar surface

A general view of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility where engineers are preparing to add the final section to the core stage of the rocket that will power NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission is pictured in New Orleans.  (Reuters )
A general view of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility where engineers are preparing to add the final section to the core stage of the rocket that will power NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission is pictured in New Orleans. (Reuters )

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

  • The new lunar mission - an endeavour likely to cost $20 billion to $30 billion dollars over five years
  • Vice President Mike Pence in March announced an accelerated timeline for NASA to put astronauts back the lunar surface by 2024

The ISRO has so far performed five earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvres. (ISRO)
While under laboratory conditions each test would cost Re 1 or even less, the cost is expected to marginally vary in case of commercialisation of the product. (HT)
While under laboratory conditions each test would cost Re 1 or even less, the cost is expected to marginally vary in case of commercialisation of the product. (HT)

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop low-cost blood test device

  • This detection method is designed to harness the flow of blood from an input source pad to a reaction pad for diagnosis
  • The kit runs at an extremely low running cost

The Indian government has pledged to eradicate TB by 2025, however this study warns that the epidemic could have lasting consequences for the treatment of lung conditions in India and across the globe
The Indian government has pledged to eradicate TB by 2025, however this study warns that the epidemic could have lasting consequences for the treatment of lung conditions in India and across the globe

TB causes lung damage, even after successful treatment: Lancet study

  • The study says over one-third of patients who are successfully cured of TB developed permanent lung damage which results in cavities and bronchiectasis
  • The research suggested that these infections left a legacy of daily cough, further chest infections and poor quality of life

Manufacturers will also have to seek licences from the Drug Controller General of India before their product enters the Indian market
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The NLEM panel has identified the three products, including hearing aids, for price control.istockphoto
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Most of the increase of patients with cancer in India is attributable to its epidemiologic transition
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The draft policy comes in the background of India’s growth story as one of the fastest growing economies of the world with GDP. (Photo: Mint)
The draft policy comes in the background of India’s growth story as one of the fastest growing economies of the world with GDP. (Photo: Mint)

How India plans to save its critical resources for future

  • The draft policy intends to minimize this inherent cost of economic growth on the natural environment
  • According to data, India’s resource extraction of 1580 tonnes/acre is much higher than the world average of 450 tonnes/acre

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The main aim of PyGGi is to reduce the cost in predicting new glasses for tailored applications. (Pixabay)
The main aim of PyGGi is to reduce the cost in predicting new glasses for tailored applications. (Pixabay)

IIT-D researchers develop software for predicting, optimising glass compositions

  • Researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a first of its kind machine learning software — Python for Glass Genomics (PyGGi) — for predicting and optimising glass compositions
  • PyGGi will allow researchers and companies to easily predict glasses with superior properties like scratch resistance and crack resistance at the tap of a button