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A CASE STUDY ON BIOSYNTHETIC SPIDER SILK

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Artificial Biosynthetic spider silk – from bacteria to plants to goats
Before we start discussing about the production of biosynthetic spider silk, we shall introduce to you-Randy Lewis, a professor formerly at the University of Wyoming and now at Utah State University, who was also able to successfully breed spider goats in order to create artificial silk. As of 2012, there are about 30 spider goats at a university-run farm and he has been under this research since 90’s.However, there were scientists and researchers who had worked on this before him.On 29th of July, 2020, while working in the kitchen I suddenly found an old newspaper of August 23 2018 ‘The Assam Tribune’, where I found an interesting article on a bacteria which can produce synthetic spider silk. I searched the research article in the international journal ‘Biomacromolecules’, and found many articles related to this. On 30th of July, 2020, after reading over 20 reports and articles on 10 different sites, I finally coul…

10 amazing facts every Indian must know before watching the movie 'SHAKUNTALA DEVI'

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Shakuntala Devi- the Human ComputerMathematical genius, Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4, 1929 in a poor Kannada Brahmin family in Bangalore. She was popularly known as ‘Human Computer’ or ‘Mental Calculator’. She was a primary school dropout, without having any formal education as her father could not afford her school fee of Rs 2.But, despite of all hardships and obstacles, Shakuntala Devi excelled in here mathematical skills and created records after records by calculating complex mathematical problems within seconds.She died in April 2013, at the age of 83 in Bengaluru.

So, here we bring to you 10 interesting facts every Indian must know before watching the movie:1. Shakuntala Devi’s father was a Brahmin but he rebelled against the family ritual of becoming a temple priest.Instead he worked as a circus performer (lion tamer, trapeze artist, tightrope walker, and magician) to earn a living for his family.He discovered his daughter’s special ability to memorize and calculate nu…

WHICH COUNTRY STANDS WHERE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COVID-19 VACCINE?

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Development of Covid-19 Vaccine-The number of Covid-19 cases across the world has crossed 15 million, and over 617k died. The entire world is trying to find a vaccine to check the spread of Covid-19.Many countries including US, China, Russia, India, UK, Germany, and Australia are working on vaccines in various stages of development.More than 150 vaccines are under various stages of testing across the world.
|Also read:How to stay immuned during Covid-19?
CHINA:China is speeding up to race in the development of vaccines with Sinovac Biotech’s experiment which became China’s second and world’s third vaccine to enter the final stage testing.Even if China emerged as a sluggard in the covid-19 vaccine development, one of the vaccines amongst the four was recently found safe in the final stage human trial.In order to speed up the experimental stage, China allowed Sinopharm and Sinovac to combine Phase I and Phase II trials. These vaccines mainly focus on inactivated vaccine technology. The Si…

A CASE STUDY OF MODELS FOR CURBING ASSAM FLOOD HAVOC

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What Assam needs to control Flood?A case study with models to lessen the effect of monsoon flood.
While the people from other states are fighting against Corona virus, the people of Assam are dealing with the flood havoc alongwith the pandemic equally. Presently in Assam 33 lakh people are affected from flood over 26 districts and death toll rises to 86. Kaziranga National Park is also submerged in water reporting several animals dying due to this crisis. On the other hand, about 24k people are affected from Covid-19 and death pole rises to 58.The low lying plain valley of Assam, formed due to continuous running of the mighty river Brahmaputra, is both a lifeline and a threat. There was a time when people used to welcome monsoon, welcome the first flood as it makes the soil more fertile. It is a part of their ecosystem. Earlier, the animals could easily move to higher grounds during flood. But now, most of the grounds are inundated including the higher grounds.Assam flood has become a …

WHAT TO STUDY AFTER 10th BOARD RESULT?

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Brief Career Counselling for 10th Passed StudentsThis is a common question which haunts students after 10th board exam.Most of the students who were guided and spoon-fed during their school years, experience a challenging situation at this crucial point of life. Sometimes, lack of proper counselling results in irresponsible choices which later on affects their futures.So, here we are providing you some options which might help the students to make a wise decision for their future.


STEP 1: Selection of BoardAfter the class 10th result, a student can continue the same board or can opt for a different board. In India, a student can choose CBSE/ICSE/state board or any other board. If a student wants to change his/her board, it is better to research a bit and have some discussions with their elders, seniors and teachers. It is also recommended to prepare themselves for some challenges in the new board.
STEP 2: Have a proper thorough researchA good, proper research will help to know about the…