GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Baby born in U.K. through new DNA method

The UK’s first baby resulting from an embryo that was screened using next-generation DNA sequencing has been born in Oxford. This method uses a revolutionary IVF technique. Background: The parents of the child were enrolled in an ongoing clinical study to evaluate next-generation sequencing as a tool to help specialists better select which embryos to… Continue reading Baby born in U.K. through new DNA method

Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Annual core sector growth at decade low as steel drags

The Hindu India’s annual core sector growth slowed to a decade low of 2.7 per cent in 2015-16, slower than the 4.5 percent pace in the previous financial year, according to government statistics. The growth was pulled down by steel and crude oil. Both of these saw output contracting by 1.4 per cent. Natural gas… Continue reading Annual core sector growth at decade low as steel drags

Editorials, Uncategorized

A crisis of solidarity

Indian Express Context This article is written by Ban Ki-moon,  secretary-general of the United Nations. He has called for world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. Reasons for Migration War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more… Continue reading A crisis of solidarity

Editorials, Uncategorized

A licence to kill innovation

Article Link The Ministry of Home Affairs recently released a draft of “The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016.” The draft Bill came under scathing criticism on social media and other online platforms for its draconian features. In the light of this, the government now has proposed to review this bill. The Bill basically aims to… Continue reading A licence to kill innovation