India 

India successfully test fires Agni- 5, its surface to surface ballistic missile

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands India on October 27 successfully test-fired its surface to surface ballistic missile Agni -5 from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometers with a very high degree of accuracy. The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’. The launch approximately happened at 7:50 pm on October 27. The missile is…

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India 

Petrol, diesel prices: Fuel prices rise to fresh highs across country

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands After two days of pause, petrol prices increased by 31 to 35 paise per litre while diesel prices surged by 33 to 37 paise per litre across the country on October 27, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. The latest increase that follows the unrelenting hike in international oil prices has pushed pump rates across the country to their highest-ever levels. With the latest revision of 35 paise a litre, the price of petrol in the national capital rose to its fresh…

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International 

Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of temperature, touch receptors

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Two US-based scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for their discovery of the receptors that allow humans to feel temperature and touch. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian focused their work on the field of somatosensation, that is the ability of specialized organs such as eyes, ears and skin to see, hear and feel. This really unlocks one of the secrets of nature, said Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee, in announcing the winners. It’s actually something that is crucial for…

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Coronavirus News 

Zydus Cadila proposes Rs 1900 for three-dose COVID vaccine

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands With talks underway between the central government and Zydus Cadila over the pricing of the COVID-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, the pharma company is learnt to have proposed a price of Rs 1,900 for its three-dose jab that can be given to those above 12 years of age. However, the government is negotiating for a reduction in price and a final decision on it is likely to be taken this week, sources in the know of the developments told PTI. The government had on Thursday said that…

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