Tata Memorial acquired India's first advanced brain surgery equipment.

  • The Neurosurgery department at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, recently procured a state-of-the art intraoperative Ultrasound (iUS) machine for performing complex brain tumour surgeries.
  • The equipment enhances tumor removal precision, especially near critical brain regions.
  • Dr. Moiyadi emphasized the potential to extend high-level care to more patients, supported by a UBS grant.

Volvo to issue world's first EV battery passport ahead of EU rules.

  • Volvo launched the world's first EV battery passport for its EX90 SUV, detailing raw material origins and carbon footprint ahead of EU 2027 mandate.
  • Developed with Circulor using blockchain to ensure supply chain transparency; accessible to owners via QR code.
  • Passport includes battery health updates for 15 years, enhancing EV value assessment and costing $10 per car.

Netherlands emerges as India's 3rd largest export destination in 23-24.

  • The Netherlands has emerged as India's third largest export destination after the US and UAE during 2023-24, even as the country's merchandise shipments dipped by over 3%.
  • India's trade surplus with the Netherlands has increased to USD 17.4 billion in the last fiscal from USD 13 billion in 2022-23.
  • The main commodities that registered healthy export growth is petroleum products.

Hyderabad is no longer the common capital of Telangana and Andhra.

  • 10 years after the day when Telangana and Andhra became two separate states, Hyderabad will no longer be the common capital for both.
  • As per the provisions of the Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad technically served as the common capital for both states since June 2, 2014.
  • In 2015, the then cm of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu declared Amaravati as the capital of the residuary state.

James Webb telescope discovers 2 earliest galaxies in the universe.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has discovered the two earliest and most distant galaxies, JADES-GS-z14-0 and JADES-GS-z14-1, dating back to 300 million years after the Big Bang.
  • JADES-GS-z14-0, the larger of the two, spans an estimated 1,600 light-years.
  • The galaxies were spotted in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

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