9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – October 8, 2017


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Ukraine seeks Indian peacekeepers:

Ukraine seeks Indian peacekeepers: Context Ukraine is urging India to take up greater global security role to help contain the conflict with Russia in the eastern part of the country. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin made a statement asking India to play a role in the peacekeeping mission which is to come up at the … Continue reading “Ukraine seeks Indian peacekeepers:”

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In a first, gene therapy halts a fatal brain disease:

In a first, gene therapy halts a fatal brain disease: Context: A new study indicates that gene therapy can hold off Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare disorder, without side effects, but only if it is begun when the only signs of deterioration are changes in brain scans. The key to making the therapy work is human … Continue reading “In a first, gene therapy halts a fatal brain disease:”

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Antibodies to treat a few genetic diseases:

Antibodies to treat a few genetic diseases: Context A team of researchers led by Prof. Arun Shukla from the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, seems to have found a way to treat the Inherited genetic diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and nephrogenic diabetes. What is Retinitis … Continue reading “Antibodies to treat a few genetic diseases:”

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IISc team fabricates nanomaterial to treat Parkinson’s:

IISc team fabricates nanomaterial to treat Parkinson’s: Context The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru researchers have fabricated a metal oxide nanomaterial (Mn3O4) capable of mimicking all three major cellular antioxidant enzymes. It will help in controlling the level of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) inside cells. What purpose will it serve? The nanomaterial appears a … Continue reading “IISc team fabricates nanomaterial to treat Parkinson’s:”

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The lowdown on GST pitfalls:  and The unintended consequences of GST: 

The lowdown on GST pitfalls:  and The unintended consequences of GST:  Context The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is experiencing a number of teething issues resulting into governments taking measures to correct it. Problem of availing of input tax credits by exporters. The problem is that exporters have to wait an inordinate amount of time … Continue reading “The lowdown on GST pitfalls:  and The unintended consequences of GST: “

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