Category Archives: International

Controlling HIV epidemic: A Report on efforts in sub-Saharan Africa

Science, Health

Summary:Scientists report on a clinical trial evaluating an intervention to achieve universal HIV testing and treatment in Zambia. Researchers estimate that, after one year, the overall proportion of people with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) had increased from 44 percent to 61 percent.

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Study finds that California Handgun sales spiked after two mass shootings

Is gun violence contagious?

Summary:People who have better cardiovascular health in middle age live longer and spend fewer of their later years with chronic illnesses of all types. They also save money on healthcare costs.

People with no major heart disease risk factors in middle age live longer and stay healthy far longer than others, according to a 40-year study reported in the American… Read More

Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than thought

Summary:Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported.

Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported.

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Abhishek Verma felicitated for Gold Medal at World Championship of Compound Archery, Shanghai

CBDT Chairma facilated to Abhishek Verma

India clinched the compound team gold medal to conclude their Archery World Cup Stage 1 campaign in Shanghai on 21st May, 2017.  Shri Abhishek Verma, Income Tax Inspector at New Delhi, was a member of the Indian Team that won the Gold defeating Colombia. The Indian team defeated Vietnam, Iran and USA to reach the final. The Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes,… Read More

Lithium in batteries to be replaced by Sodium and Magnesium

Summary:Scientists have produced novel electrolytes for rechargeable sodium and magnesium batteries. The research group’s objective was to develop alternatives to lithium-ion technology.

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide… Read More

Boeing Wins $58.6 Million contract for Missile interception Technology

Boeing recently received a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its evolved Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) technology, which increases interceptors’ ability to locate and destroy missiles headed toward the United States.

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 12.

“Our MOKV concept… Read More

Rolls-Royce expands service network for business aircraft

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Rolls-Royce today announced that it is further expanding its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for its CorporateCare® customers. This ASC network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and adds to its existing global aftermarket capabilities.

Rolls-Royce now has 72 Authorised Service… Read More

Benefits for experienced resistance-trainers -Lower more than you lift

Summary:Greater benefits occur when lowering (i.e. eccentric) a greater load than is lifted (i.e. concentric) during resistance-training, research concludes. Individuals that trained with accentuated eccentric loads gained more strength and they showed greater increases in blood hormone concentration compared to those who used the same load for … Read More

Repetition a key factor in Language Learning

Summary:A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace formation.

Lilli Kimppa from the University of Helsinki studied language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced… Read More

Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt

The Manchester Police confirmed on Tuesday that a lone male suicide bomber was behind the explosion that killed at least 22 people, including children, during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

According to the Independent , Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins, confirmed the attack was carried out by one man although detectives… Read More

Boeing to broaden support for US Navy, Marine F/A-18 Readiness

Boeing

Boeing  will upgrade additional F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighters for the Navy and Marine Corps through a recently awarded $238 million contract extension.

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 5.

The work at the company’s Cecil Field facility will keep the aircraft modern and mission ready. It includes high flight-hour inspections,… Read More

Rolls-Royce uses MTU propulsion for biggest High Speed Catamaran

Rolls-Royce is to supply four 20-cylinder Series 8000 engines from MTU to Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania. The engines will be installed in the new high-speed ferry to be used by the Virtu Ferries company on the Malta-Sicily service that it operates daily throughout the year. The vessel is 110 m in length and can accommodate 900 passengers plus crew and 167… Read More