IIT Jodhpur innovates quick disease-detecting Nanosensor.

  • IIT Jodhpur develops a nanosensor for early detection of serious diseases by targeting cytokines.
  • The nanosensor utilizes semiconductor technology and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) to detect diseases in 30 minutes.
  • Spearheaded by Professor Ajay Aggarwal, this advancement is poised to revolutionize treatment approaches, especially in managing autoimmune and infectious diseases.

Telecom subscribers in India increased to 119.7 crore in February.

  • Urban subscribers - 66.37 crore.
  • Rural subscribers - 53.13 crore.
  • Broadband subscriptions also saw a rise to 91.67 crore, dominated by top 5 providers, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea, collectively holding 98.35% of the market share.
  • The report indicates growth in both landline (1.73% increase to 3.31 crore) and wireless subscribers (0.34% increase to 116.46 crore).

USISPF appoints Tarun Bajaj as chairman of US-India Tax Forum.

  • Tarun Bajaj is the former Revenue Secretary and former Secretary of Economic Affairs to the Government of India.
  • Bajaj joined USISPF as an Advisor to the Board of Directors in January 2024 and will now spearhead the US-India Tax Forum.
  • Bajaj belongs to the Indian Administrative Service, 1988 batch, Haryana Cadre.
  • USISPF President and CEO - Dr. Mukesh Aghi


World faced hottest March ever: EU climate agency.

  • The world experienced the hottest March ever, making it the tenth month in a row that is the warmest on record.
  • The average surface air temperature was 14.14 degrees Celsius globally which was 0.73 degrees Celsius above the 1991-2020 average for March and 0.10 degrees Celsius above the previous high set in March 2016.
  • Samantha Burgess - Deputy Director of Copernicus Climate Service (C3S).

King Charles III receives first UK banknotes with his portrait.

  • King Charles III was presented with new UK banknotes featuring his portrait.
  • The banknotes will co-circulate with those bearing Queen Elizabeth II's portrait and are set to enter circulation on June 5, 2024.
  • The King was presented with GBP 5, 10, 20 and 50 notes.
  • Queen Elizabeth II, was the first monarch to appear on a Bank of England note in 1960.

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