Current Affairs - April, 2019

Liquid methane spotted on Titan moon of Saturn

Using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found that Saturn’s largest moon Titan has small liquid lakes that run more than 100 metres deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane. What are the Findings? The findings published in the journal titled Nature Astronomy make the following observations: Titan has landforms akin to Read More…

World Haemophilia Day 2019

April 17 is observed as World Haemophilia Day. The World Haemophilia Day 2019 is aimed at reaching out and identifying new members of the bleeding disorders community. April 17 is observed as World Hemophilia Day to commemorate the birthday of Frank Schnabel who established the World Federation of Haemophilia in 1963. Haemophilia and its Occurrence Read More…

Cabinet nod to GSLV Ph-4 Continuation Programme

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the ongoing Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme phase-4 consisting of five rocket flights during 2021-2024. GSLV Ph-4 The GSLV phase four will enable the launch of two-tonne class of satellites for geo-imaging, navigation, data relay communication and space sciences. The total fund requirement for phase four Read More…

Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Biological Materials

Researchers from the Tel Aviv University, Israel have printed the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. Why this is significant? The 3D Heart was made from human cells and patient-specific biological materials. During the process, the patient-specific biological materials served as the bio-inks (substances made of sugars Read More…

Scientists Discover Oil-Eating Bacteria at the Bottom of the Ocean

Scientists from Ocean University in Qingdao, China and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England have discovered a bacteria that eats oil. Oil-Eating Bacteria The oil eating bacteria was discovered in the western Pacific Ocean’s 10,994-meter-deep Mariana Trench. The team from collected samples from the trench. In the samples, they found microorganisms that eat compounds Read More…