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  • World AIDS Day HIV

    World AIDS Day on Dec.1, was founded in 1988 to draw attention to aspects of one of the deadliest diseases in the human history: Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Campaigns are organized all a

  • 7 Surprising Health Benefits Of Garlic

    There is something irresistible about the aroma of roasted garlic. It is so captivating with its powerful notes, that it has long been used as a flavour booster in curries, stir-fries, pizza toppings, pastas, meat preparations, dips - you name it! It

  • E-waste: Problem to consider with rich materials

    Whether we are technology addicts or not, rapidly changing and developing electronic goods constitute a new type of waste that is growing in globally: electrical and electronic, or e-waste. Together, all countries produced 44.7 million tons of e-was

  • Antibiotic resistance: A foe that knows your next move

    Only 70 years after the introduction of antibiotics, a 20th century gift to humanity that can cure many would-be killer diseases, the world is now facing a new problem: antibiotic resistance. Antimicrobial drugs, known as antibiotics, are medicines

  • Global number of electric cars hits 5 mln. in 2018: IEA

    The global electric car fleet now stands at well over five million vehicles, helped by two million new sales in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) report on Wednesday. The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019 report shows that gro

  • China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020

    China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year. China is on track to launch its Mars mission, Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Spa

  • BRICS countries to establish Human Milk Bank network

    The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to establish Human Milk Bank as an outcome of 11th BRICS summit in Brazil. "We also welcome the creation of the BRICS Network of Human Milk Banks as proposed in the 1st Workshop of

  • World food price up for first time since May: FAO

    Global food prices rose in October marking the first significant month-on-month rise since May, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced Thursday. The FAO Food Price Index averaged at 172.7 points last month, up 1.7% or 3 points from

  • 'Food waste third-largest gas emitter'

    If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said a UN official. "One third of all food that we consume -- that is 1.3 billion tons for a year -- is lost or wasted," Ovais Sarmad, deputy executive secretary

  • NASA robot to scour moon for ice deposits in 2022

    The U.S. space agency on Friday announced plans to send a robot buggy to the moon and locate frozen water deposits that could be used for astronauts to drink and to power rockets in future missions. NASA unveiled plans for a golf cart-sized robot, t

  • Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

    Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a “distinctive grou

  • U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

    Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA dur

  • Kenya launches cervical cancer vaccine

    Kenya on Wednesday launched a cervical cancer vaccine that targets over 800,000 girls above the age of 10 years in its first phase of operation. Kenya’s Health Minister Sicily Kariuki, who presided over the launch, said the vaccine will help saving

  • 'Glacier melting hits record levels in Switzerland'

    Switzerland's glacier melting hit record levels as the summer heatwaves of 2019 were some of the hottest in history, according to a group of Swiss scientists. The Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences reported on Tuesday that this

  • Nobel prize in economics won by Banerjee, Duflo, Kremer

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been jointly awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced. The research co

  • 3 scholars win Nobel prize in medicine

    William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine "for discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability", the award-giving body said on Monday. "The Nobel Prize in Phy

  • Iranian hackers targeted a US presidential campaign: Microsoft

    A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government targeted a United States 2020 presidential campaign, Microsoft Corp said on Friday. Microsoft saw "significant" activity by the group that also targeted current and former US gove

  • 20M+ people take part in World Cleanup Day: Organizer

    More than 20 million people from 180 countries joined World Cleanup Day on Sept. 21, the coordinating group said on Wednesday. Coordinated by the Let's Do It Foundation, the second annual World Cleanup Day (WCD) gathered 20 million people in 180 cou

  • How risky is eating red meat for your health?

    Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease - but a review of dozens of studies has concluded that the potential risk is low and evidence uncertain. In new guidelines published on Monday in the Annals of I

  • Largest mosque in West Africa opens in Senegal

    Senegal's influential Mouride Brotherhood inaugurated a 30,000-person mosque in the capital Dakar -- claimed to be the largest mosque in West Africa.    Thousands of Muslims from the country's 14 regions attended the Friday prayer, marking the offic

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