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Bihar raises compensation for rape victims

The Bihar government increased the compensation amount for acid-attack and rape survivors from Rs 3 lakh to 7 lakh. Human traffic victims would receive a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each instead of the Rs 1 lakh paid currently. The acid attack victims would be given a monthly compensation of Rs 10000 instead of lump sum. Survivors who are under the age of 14 would get 50% more compensation.

Bihar raises compensation for rape victims

The Bihar government increased the compensation amount for acid-attack and rape survivors from Rs 3 lakh to 7 lakh. Human traffic victims would receive a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each instead of the Rs 1 lakh paid currently. The acid attack victims would be given a monthly compensation of Rs 10000 instead of lump sum. Survivors who are under the age of 14 would get 50% more compensation.

3D printed human corneas created

Scientists have created 3D printed human corneas in order to solve the shortage of eye donors. This would help millions of blind people gain sights and also prevent corneal blindness because of diseases such as trachoma. The dimensions of the printed cornea were taken from an actual human cornea to match its shape and size.

NASA blasts off Mars-bound spacecraft, InSight

NASA has blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to study the deep interior of Mars. It aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send human explorers there & reveal how rocky planets like Earth formed billions of years ago. InSight aims to be the first NASA spacecraft to land on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012.

First flight to Sun to launch in July

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — humanity’s first mission to the Sun — is undergoing final preparations.The mission is scheduled for launch on July 31, 2018. Parker Solar will orbit directly through the solar atmosphere – the corona – closer to the surface than any human-made object has ever gone.

Cabinet approved Human Rights Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet approved the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country.The Amendment will strengthen the Human Rights Institutions of India for the effective discharge of their mandates, roles and responsibilities. It proposes to add a woman member in the composition of the human rights commission.

Scientists found off-switch for inflammation

Scientists have discovered a new process that can switch off inflammation in the human body. They found that ?itaconate?, a molecule derived from glucose, acts as a powerful off-switch for macrophages. Macrophages are the cells in the immune system at the heart of many inflammatory diseases like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease.

New organ found in human body

Scientists have identified a new organ ?interstitium? in the human body, which could help in understanding the spread of cancer within the body. ?Interstitium? is a series of fluid-filled compartments, found beneath the skin, as well as lining of gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles. These compartments join together to form a network supported by a mesh of strong, flexible proteins.

John Sulston human genome pioneer passed away

British genome pioneer Sir John Sulston has died aged 75. Sir John won a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on the development of cells within a humble worm, which paved the way for innovations in cancer research. He was known as a passionate believer in pushing the boundaries of science and in making data on the human genome available to all.

Neanderthals were first artists on Earth

The world’s first cave art was made by human ancestors called Neanderthals and not Homo sapiens, an international study has claimed.Researchers studied three caves in Spain dating back at least 64,000 years, with walls paintings depicting animals and geometric signs. Neanderthals were settled in Europe before modern humans left Africa to reach Europe about 40,000 years ago.