Day: March 31, 2018

Tripura to set up crime branch of state police

The Tripura government has decided to set up a well-equipped crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities in the state such as drug and narcotics peddling. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting. Speaking on the same, the state’s Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath stated that the new wing will be modeled after Delhi Police’s crime branch. He said that the state cabinet has cleared a proposal to form a well-equipped police wing to arrest criminals in the state and restore the rule of the land. The crime branch would seek to punish...

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Scientists develop sun shield to protect Great Barrier Reef

Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Biology have developed an ultra-fine biodegradable film. The sun shield is made from an ultra-thin biodegradable film that is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and contains calcium carbonate, the same ingredient corals use to make their hard skeletons. Designed to sit on the surface of the water above the corals, rather than directly on the corals, to provide an effective barrier against the sun, according to the Foundation that has been working in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Scientists conducted the trials...

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NASA to launch first-ever mission to study Mars’ deep interior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on March 30, 2018, announced to send its first-ever mission to Mars to study its deep interior and find traces of how it was formed. Scheduled to be launched on May 5, 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport will be the first-ever mission dedicated to studying the heart of Mars. It also will be the first NASA mission, after the Apollo Moon Landings, to place a seismometer on the soil of another planet. The seismometer is a device that measures quakes. France’s Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales led a multinational...

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New organ discovered by scientists

Scientists have now identified a new human organ that has been termed ‘interstitium’, in a discovery they hope could help them understand the spread of cancer within the body. This new organ can be found beneath the surface of the skin. It is also present in tissue layers lining the gut, lungs, blood vessels, and muscles. As per a report by Daily Mail, the organ is a network of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments that run all over the body. It is made up of both strong and flexible connective tissue proteins, with interstitial fluid moving...

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Union Cabinet approves MoU Between India And United Kingdom And Northern Ireland

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland regarding cooperation and Exchange of Information for the Purposes of Combating International Criminality and Tackling Serious Organised Crime. India and U. K. already have an agreement concerning the investigation and prosecution of crime and the tracing, restraint, and confiscation of the proceeds and instruments of crime (including crimes involving currency transfers) and terrorist funds, which was signed in 1995. Both the countries desire to further strengthen cooperation in fighting international criminality and serious organized crime. The MoU...

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