Science, Health and Technology updates


National Dolphin Research Centre Coming Up in Patna

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi announced that the first dolphin research centre in India and in Asia will be set up on the banks of river Ganga in the campus of Patna University in Bihar. The announcement was made on 'Dolphin Day' observed by Bihar on October 5, 2018.


USFDA Approval for Breast Cancer Drug

Drug company Zydus Cadila announced the US Food and Drug Administration's final approval to market drug for breast cancer treatment on October 5, 2018. The drug, Exemestane tablet will be made in the strength of 25 mg at the company's formulations manufacturing facility in SEZ, Ahmedabad.


Solar Power Plant Launched in Chernobyl

Ukraine launched its first solar power plant at the abandoned nuclear station in Chernobyl on October 5, 2018. It is a joint German-Ukraine venture which cost USD 1.2 million only. The plant has a capacity of 1 megawatt.


Bellandur Lake Bacteria Resistant to Drugs

This came across in a study in the masters' thesis of Mahesha J. at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), and researcher Priyanka Jamwal of Centre for Environment and Development at ATREE. The heavily polluted Bengaluru lake, Bellandar, had 14 cases of increased bacteria drug resistance in comparison to the cleaner Jakkur lake.