2020 Nobel Prizes in Sciences

2020 Nobel Prizes in Sciences

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are the first two women to share the prize, which honors their work on the technology of genome editing. Their discovery, known as Crispr-Cas9 "genetic scissors", is a way of making specific and precise changes to the DNA contained in living cells. With this tool, the ability to cut DNA where you want has revolutionized the life sciences. Not only has this technology been transformative for basic research, it could also be used to treat, or even cure, inherited illnesses..[By Philip Mudartha] [4 Comments]

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PM Modi to review state of the economy with FM on Tuesday evening

PM Modi to review state of the economy with FM on Tuesday evening

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the state of the economy with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday to identify possible policy action including need for another stimulus to push up economic activity..

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New Covid cases plunge, recoveries spike in Karnataka

New Covid cases plunge, recoveries spike in Karnataka

"The new cases (3,130) increased the state’s Covid tally to 8,05,947, including 75,423 active cases so far, while recoveries rose to 7,19,558 so far, with 8,715 on a day,” said the state health bulletin on Monday, October 26, 2020. With 42 succumbing to the infection in a day,

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Mangaluru: Nitte DU establishes Technology Enabling Center funded by union ministry

Mangaluru: Nitte DU establishes Technology Enabling Center funded by union ministry

It is currently 1 of 10 such Centers established at national level. DST and other national funding agencies realize that most of academic research lies in shelves of academic institutions, though they have potential to lead..

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Udupi: Bishop Dr Gerald Lobo lauds social welfare activities of diocesan Catholic Sabha

Udupi: Bishop Dr Gerald Lobo lauds social welfare activities of diocesan Catholic Sabha

Bishop Dr Lobo was speaking after inaugurating annual general meeting of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh at Our Lady of Sorrows parish hall, here on Sunday October 25. Karnataka State Cashew Producers Association president..

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Former Union minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3-year imprisonment in coal scam case

Former Union minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3-year imprisonment in coal scam case

Besides Ray, former minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, the CBI had sought life imprisonment for other convicts - two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time,

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Covid cases cross 8-lakh mark in Karnataka, 10k recover

Covid cases cross 8-lakh mark in Karnataka, 10k recover

The death toll rose to 10,905, with 32 succumbing to the infection during the last 24 hours across the state, including 20 in Bengaluru, which increased its toll to 3,734 till Saturday," said the state health bulletin on Sunday. As epicentre of the virus, accounting for 50 per cent..

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Income Tax Dept issues guidelines for filing tax returns

Income Tax Dept issues guidelines for filing tax returns

The Income Tax Department has issued a detailed step by step reckoner for filing tax returns to be submitted under different heads. These instructions are guidelines to help the taxpayers for filling the particulars in Income-tax Return Form-1 for the Assessment Year 2020-21..

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Bengaluru receives widespread rain, normal life hit

Bengaluru receives widespread rain, normal life hit

A portion of the retaining wall of the storm water drain collapsed near Dattatreya Layout in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, resulting in water entering houses in the area. As the water mixed with slush, sewerage and garbage gushed into their homes, several residents had a harrowing experience,

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K’taka healthcare worries first to get Covid vaccine: Minister

K’taka healthcare worries first to get Covid vaccine: Minister

“Healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff in state-run and private hospitals will be the first beneficiaries of the vaccine when released by the central government,” said Sudhakar in a statement here. The central government is preparing to introduce..

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Colleges in Karnataka to reopen for classes from November 17

Colleges in Karnataka to reopen for classes from November 17

Speaking to the reporters, higher education minister and DCM Ashwathanarayana said, "After discussion with CM Yediyurappa, the government has decided to start the graduation colleges on November 17. Students are given the option of either attending the classes or studying online.

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Karnataka to focus on 5 key sectors for job creation

Karnataka to focus on 5 key sectors for job creation

We are focusing on 5 key sectors — artificial intelligence (AI), aerospace, automobiles, biotechnology and Internet of Things (IoT) to attract investments from the world over and generate about 70,000 jobs across the state,” said Shettar at the 7th national forum of the Public Affairs Forum ..

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K’taka recoveries shot up to 13,550; new cases dip

K’taka recoveries shot up to 13,550; new cases dip

“With 13,550 patients discharged on Wednesday, recoveries soared to 6,84,835 till date, while 5,778 fresh cases took the state’s Covid tally to 7,88,551, including 92,927 active cases so far,” said the state’s health bulletin on Thursday. The pandemic claimed 74 lives in the last 24 hours..

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K’taka CM surveys flood-hit districts, assures more aid

K’taka CM surveys flood-hit districts, assures more aid

“The chief minister undertook aerial survey of Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur in the state’s northern region and Belagavi, Bagalkote and Vijayapura in the northwest region and assured the affected the people of releasing more funds for their relief and rehabilitation,”..

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Success comes in the way of those who not only dream but also plan their future and work hard to realize their dream. Wilfred Menezes, son of Casmir Menezes and Late Mercine Menezes of Moodubelle who born on 26 August 1968, who has

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