Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Topic: Parasites

Painful Guinea worm could soon be 1st disease eradicated without vaccine, just 14 cases in 2021

Cases of Guinea worm, a parasite that spreads in regions where people don’t have access to safe drinking water, were reported from just 4 countries in the past year.

To survive parasites, butterflies & moths have evolved to ‘borrow’ killer genes from viruses

Parasitic wasps lay eggs inside butterflies & moths, but some of them are resistant to these insects. Study suggests these hosts produce a killer protein, thanks to a gene from viruses.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.