सामयिक विषय: Defense/Science Short Notes

EX. Mitra Shakti 2017

EX Mitra Shakti 2017

  • On 13th October, 2017 the fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune.
  • The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same.
  • The Opening Ceremony commenced with immaculate parade, followed by skill displays carried out by troops from both the countries.
  • The spectacular display of Unarmed Combat, Khukri Dance and Pipe Band was carried out by Indian Army and Udarata Narthanaya by Sri Lanka Army.
  • The India – Sri Lanka joint training exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 in its fifth edition will send a strong signal to the world that both India and Sri Lanka understand the emerging threat of terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder in countering this menace.
  • The exercise will be conducted for next 14 days upto 26 Oct 17 & will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171691

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt visit Sasebo, Japan

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt visit Sasebo, Japan

  • In pursuance of India’s Act East Policy and demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific Region, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt are visiting Sasebo, Japan from 12th to 15th October 2017.
  • The visit of these ships is part the Indian Government’s initiatives to strengthen the long standing, mutually supportive and strong relationship between Japan and India.
  • This historic relationship spans across the entire spectrum of engagement between both countries – cultural, spiritual, economic and security.
  • the ships will take part in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171642

Flexible bio-glue for wound healing developed

BIO-GLUE for the treatment of wounds

Question: Recently, which of the researchers of which of the following universities has created flexible Bio-Gum (BIO-GLUE) for the treatment of wounds?
(a) McGill University, Canada
(b) Harvard University, United States
(c) Both A and B
(d) None of the above
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • In July, 2017, a team of researchers has created flexible bio-glue for healing wounds.
  • This bio-glue was created by assistant professor Jianyuli, of mechanical engineering at MacGill University, and his colleagues at John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) of Harvard University.
  • It is flexible adhesive material inspired by the glue secreted by slugs.
  • The main feature of this gum is a very strong adhesive force and the combination of the ability to transfer and eliminate stress.
  • Bio-glue has an adhesive layer of bilateral hydrogel with alginate-polyacrylamide matrix and this layer has a positively charged polymer.
  • This bio-glue can be cut to desired sizes and applied to tissue surfaces or as an injectable solution for deeper injuries.
  • The researchers tested their adhesive on a variety of both dry and wet pig tissues including skin, cartilage, heart, artery, and liver, and found that it bound to all of them with significantly greater strength than other medical adhesives.

Reference:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170727141508.htm
https://wyss.harvard.edu/sticky-when-wet-strong-adhesives-for-wound-healing/
https://www.alnmag.com/news/2017/07/bio-glue-inspired-slugs-improves-wound-healing-process http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/flexible-bio-glue-for-wound-healing-developed/1/1014464.html
http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2017/jul/28/flexible-bio-glue-for-wound-healing-developed-1634886.html

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