Snake venom helps researchers find way to potentially prevent Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s

BENGALURU: A new study has shown how researchers studying snake venom found ways of potentially impacting future therapeutic applications for preventing and treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers from the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) have designed two peptides (short chains of amino acids) […]

Microsoft: Microsoft brings AI-powered ‘Copilot’ to Word, PowerPoint and more: What this means for users

Microsoft has announced that it is now integrating artificial intelligence (AI)-powered capabilities, called Microsoft 365 Copilot, with its productivity suite, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Teams. The launch comes just days after Google announced that it is bringing AI features in Gmail, Docs, and other Workspace apps.Microsoft 365 Copilot availabilityThe company said that […]


Tiktok: UK bans TikTok on government devices

LONDON: British minister Oliver Dowden said on Thursday the government would ban the use of TikTok on government devices, saying there was a risk about how sensitive data could be used on certain platforms. “We’re moving to a system where government devices will only be able to access third party apps that are on a […]


Air Force: US Senate confirms Indian-American flight test engineer as Assistant Secretary of Air Force

WASHINGTON: The Senate has confirmed Indian-American flight test engineer Ravi Chaudhary as the Assistant Secretary of Defence for the US Air Force, one of the top civilian leadership positions in the Pentagon.The Senate on Wednesday voted 65-29 to confirm the former Air Force officer’s nomination with more than a dozen votes being cast by the […]

Russia: UN-backed inquiry accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine

GENEVA: Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions, amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity, according to a report from a U.N.-backed inquiry released Thursday. The sweeping human rights report, released a year to the day after a Russian airstrike on a theater in Mariupol killed […]

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BrahMos & choppers to artillery guns, MoD clears proposals worth Rs 70,584 crore | India News

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry on Thursday gave preliminary approval to major military modernisation projects worth Rs 70,584 crore, which included 69 maritime helicopters, 225 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and 307 heavy-duty artillery guns.The Rajnath Singh-led defence acquisitions council (DAC) accorded the acceptance of necessity (AoN), which is the first stage in the long procurement […]

Yellen: SVB, Signature Bank turmoil had ‘serious risk of contagion’: Yellen

WASHINGTON: US authorities moved to protect depositors at Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank as they saw “serious risk of contagion” that could have triggered runs on many banks, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday. Such treatment only arises if a majority of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) board, supermajority of the Federal Reserve […]