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First-ever genetically modified rubber planted in Assam

Rubber Research Institute of India had developed the plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. A Rubber Board research farm on the outskirts of Guwahati now sports the world’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. The GM rubber has additional copies of the gene MnSOD, …

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Tata Sons chairman bats for new workplace models in post-Covid world

The pandemic has changed the nature of work, accelerating the adoption of digital technologies by at least a decade and ushering in a hybrid model where work extends beyond offices and engages more women, Tata Sons Pvt Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran said. While the office remains a critical hub and staff will gradually return, the world …

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Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti to attend talks with PM Modi on June 24

Top leaders of the Gupkar alliance, including the National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24 in New Delhi. “We have received an invitation from the PM and we are going to attend it. We will place our stand before the PM and Union …

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AstraZeneca Covid vaccine linked to rare neurological disorder in India, UK | India News

NEW DELHI: Eleven people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine have developed a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, clinicians in India and England have reported in two separate studies. While seven cases were reported from a medical centre in Kerala, where about 1.2 million people were administered the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, known as Covishield …

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Farmers’ body moots barrage across Cauvery near Tiruchi

The district unit of Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, affiliated to Communist Party of India, has urged the State government to initiate steps to build a barrage across the Cauvery between Mukkombu and Mutharasanallur in the district to prevent depletion of ground water table. In a representation submtited to Minister for Municipal Administration K.N.Nehru here recently, …

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On track to end lockdown on July 19, says U.K. Health Minister

The U.K. reported 10,633 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths, according to official daily figures released on Monday. The U.K. is on track to lift all COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on July 19 as the data on deaths and hospitalisation from coronavirus looks “encouraging”, the UK’s Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday. “We are …

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Road development, tourism projects to be completed soon: Minister

Tourism projects and road development in the capital district will be completed in a time-bound manner, Minister for Tourism P.A. Mohamed Riyas has said. Addressing a press conference at the city Corporation here on Tuesday, the Minister said waterlogging remained a major problem in the city. To find a permanent solution to it, the support …

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How India’s new e-commerce rules could jolt foreign, local players

India’s proposed changes to consumer rules for the e-commerce sector could be hugely disruptive for some of the country’s biggest online shopping websites, including US-based Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart. The rules come as US firms battle allegations from traders for working around foreign investment regulations for the sector, and could further complicate the operating environment …

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Covaxin phase 3 data: Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin shows 77.8% efficacy in phase 3 trials’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Bharat Biotech‘s Covaxin has demonstrated 77.8% efficacy in phase 3 trials, reported ANI quoting sources. The Hyderabad-based firm had earlier submitted the trial data to the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Indian drug regulator. The expert panel has approved the trial data. The trials were conducted on 25,800 subjects, as per reports. …

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