In a first, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) spacecraft successfully touched an asteroid’s surface to collect dust and pebbles on October 20, 2020.
The Indian Council of Medical Research recently approved the covid-19 test called COVIRAP.It is a Diagnostic machine that was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. This kit gives close test results as produced by RT-PCR.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office informed on October 11, 2020, that ISRO- Indian Space Research Organisation is all geared up to open its facilities for the private sector.
Two new technologies namely “Disinfectant spray for surface application” and “Disinfectant spray for Vegetables & fruits” have been developed by the Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) to remove pesticide residues left over on the surface.