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Rapid Covid test accuracy may be lower than thought: Study

London: The accuracy of a rapid finger-prick antibody test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19 infection, may be considerably lower than previously suggested, say researchers. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, suggest that if 10 people of people given the test had previously been infected, around one in five positive test results would […]

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India’s one more eye in sky, radar imaging satellite and 9 foreign satellites launched

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Saturday successfully placed into orbit one more eye in the sky — a radar imaging earth observation satellite EOS-01 (formerly RISAT-2BR2) — and nine other foreign satellites in a text book style. India’s new earth observation satellite up in the sky will send good clarity images which will be used for […]

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Indian-American teenager scientist Anika Chebrolu wins $25K prize

New York: Indian-American teenager Anika Chebrolu has won a $25,000 prize for her work on a potential Covid-19 treatment. Along with the prize money, 14-year-old Anika has also been conferred the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” for winning this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a middle school science competition in the US. Her invention uses […]

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India successfully test fires Brahmos missile form navy ship

New Delhi: India successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer on Sunday. “Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea,” the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a […]

Digital consulting firm Adrosonic inks partnership with US-based Riversand

Mumbai-based digital consulting firm Adrosonic announced a strategic partnership with Riversand, a US-based multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provider, on Wednesday to develop and deliver cloud-native MDM and PIM solutions with rapid deployment to Insurance markets, specifically in the UK and the USA. “Riversand’s intuitive, 100 percent cloud-native MDM […]

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IIT-Kharagpur develops portable diagnostic device for detecting Covid-19 infection in just 60 minutes

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Saturday said its researchers have developed a portable diagnostic device that can detect Covid-19 infection in 60 minutes at an estimated cost of Rs 400. This entire non-invasive saliva-based test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialised laboratory equipment, IIT Kharagpur […]