Internal purifiers

Polymer-coated antibody helps remove impurities from the blood after cancer treatment A NANO-SIZED, polymer-coated antibody which captures chromatin fragments released in the blood after anti-cancer therapy and delivers them to the liver for removal has been developed. Chromatin fragments are broken DNA strands, bound to spherical histone proteins, which are released

Polar shift

SCIENTISTS around the world are keeping a close eye on the sun as it embarks upon the process of switching its magnetic poles. The sun’s magnetic field changes polarity once every 11 years as its inner “dynamo” reorganises itself. Scientists started tracking these 11-year-cycles in 1976 and the initial processes

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 4-11-2013

Warsaw climate talks may witness consensus-majority battle Russia has strongly criticised the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for failing to be impartial and breaking rules of consensus-based decision-making during recent negotiations. It has asked that the talks beginning November 11, 2013 at Warsaw decide on

Curb on mining in Western Ghats

THE MINISTRY of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accepted the recommendations of a high-level working group to declare over one-third of the Western Ghats ecologically sensitive. Once the notification is in place, mining, quarrying, thermal power plants and highly polluting industries will be banned in 60,000 sq km of the Ghats. Projects will