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Researchers identify possible cause of deaths from sudden cardiac arrests

India, March 5 -- Researchers found a reduction in levels of protein integrin ?1D led to abnormal heart rhythms Scientists have linked the loss of a particular protein to abnormal heart rhythms (arrh... Read More


Coronavirus: Older cousin MERS killed as recent as December

India, March 5 -- Years of research on SARS, MERS diseases have not helped much in dealing with COVID-19 When reports of the novel coronavirus - now called COVID-19 - outbreak hit global press in Jan... Read More


Flash droughts: Why early-warning, mitigation techniques are needed

India, March 4 -- Flash droughts have severe impacts, occur when regular droughts rapidly intensify A new study on flash droughts published in journal Nature Climate Change on March 2, 2020 explored ... Read More


As told to Parliament (March 4, 2020): 99 of 243 Odisha mines non-operational

India, March 4 -- All that was discussed in the House through the day At least 99 of the 243 exisiting mines in Odisha are non-operational for the want of statutory clearances, mines and coal ministe... Read More


Earth may have been covered by global ocean 3 bn yrs ago: Scientists

India, March 4 -- The findings could help understand how single-cell organisms first emerged on Earth, according to scientists Earth may have been covered by a global ocean that turned the planet int... Read More


Air pollution reduces life expectancy more than war, diseases: Study

India, March 4 -- Global air pollution shortened life expectancy by an average of three years A new study published by journal Cardiovascular Research on March 3, 2020, showed air pollution was respo... Read More


Global Coalition for Biodiversity launched on World Wildlife Day

India, March 3 -- The coalition will be made up of zoos, aquariums, national parks, museums, botanical gardens from around the world The European Commission (EC) launched the 'United for Biodiversity... Read More


As told to Parliament (March 3, 2020): COVID-19 may cause drugs shortage

India, March 3 -- All that was discussed in the House through the day At present, the import of raw materials such as bulk drugs / active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from China for preparing me... Read More


World's biggest physics meet cancelled amid COVID-19 fears

India, March 3 -- The American Physical Society was scheduled to meet in Denver, Colarado on March 2-6, 2020 One of the world's largest annual physics conferences was cancelled due to "rapidly escala... Read More


Unemployment just below 8%, show latest CMIE figures

India, March 2 -- The business information company's portal says unemployment for February was 7.9% whereas Reuters has reported it at 7.78% The unemployment rate in India jumped to 7.9 per cent, as ... Read More