07 November - National Cancer Awareness Day 2021

China launched an earth science satellite named Guangmu.

  • China has launched an earth science satellite named Guangmu into space from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province.
  • The satellite was launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket and has entered the planned orbit.
  • China's new satellite accounts for the 395th flight mission of the Long March rocket series.
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed and the satellite (SDGSAT-1) is the world's 1st space science satellite dedicated to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Meghalaya cabinet approved the creation of a new district named East West Khasi Hills district.

  • The new district has been formed by upgrading the Mairang civil sub-division.
  • Mairang will now be a sub-division under West Khasi Hills district.
  • The new district will be inaugurated by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on November 10, 2021.
  • With this, the total number of districts in the state will increase to 12.

Yahoo Inc. stops its services in China.

  • Yahoo Inc. said it plans to exit China, citing an increasingly challenging business and legal environment.
  • The company said in a statement that its services will no longer be available from mainland China as of November 1.
  • With this Yahoo ends its 22-year presence in the Chinese market.
  • This means that services such as Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Finance, and other websites operated by Yahoo such as AOL.com, TechCrunch, and Engadget will not be available from within China.
  • Earlier, US tech platform LinkedIn also announced the closure of its local social media network in China on October 14.

IIT Kharagpur researchers have found the presence of Bridgmanite in the Katol L6 Chondrite meteorite.

  • A study led by researchers from IIT Kharagpur has found the presence of the mineral bridgmanite, which is the most abundant mineral in the Earth's interior, within the Katol L6 chondrite meteorite.
  • The major findings of the study could help us understand the formation and evolution of the Earth.
  • The meteorite fell in 2012 near Katol town in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.
  • The discovery also adds to the evidence for the Moon's giant impact hypothesis.

Google's parent company Alphabet launched Isomorphic Labs, an AI-powered drug discovery start-up.

  • Google's parent company Alphabet has launched a new company, Isomorphic Labs, in London.
  • The company aims to use AI (artificial intelligence) for drug discovery and medicine to treat some of humanity's most devastating diseases.
  • Demis Hasabis will be the CEO of Isomorphic Labs.
  • Hasabis is the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind, another Alphabet subsidiary, which used AI to predict the 3D structure of a protein directly from its amino acid sequence.

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