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CURRENT AFFAIRS - SCIENCE & TECHONLOGY Osmania University to host 105th Indian Science Congress | 26-Mar-2017 16:49

    The 105th session of Indian Science Congress will be hosted by Osmania University (O.U) here during January 3-7, 2018.

This will be sixth time that the university will be hosing the conferrer. The congress will be meeting in Hyderabad for the seventh time.

Set up in 1914, ISCA, supported by the Government of India, is the oldest science scientific organisation in the country.

104th Indian Science Congress was hosted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Scientists discover five new subatomic particle | 21-Mar-2017 16:14

Scientists at CERN have discovered five new sub-atomic particles in a single analysis, with the help of the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

These particle states are named, according to the standard convention, Oc(3000)0, Oc(3050)0, Oc(3066)0, Oc(3090)0 and Oc(3119)0. The numbers indicate their masses in megaelectronvolts (MeV), as measured by LHCb.

This discovery will help in understanding how the three constituent quarks are bound inside a baryon and also to probing the correlation between quarks, which plays an important role in describing multi-quark states, such as tetraquarks and pentaquarks.

World's oldest fossils found in India | 20-Mar-2017 10:27

Scientists have discovered 1.6 billion-year-old fossils of red algae in central India, which may be the oldest evidence of plant-like life found on the Earth.

This was found in Chitrakoot region in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.The oldest known red algae before the present discovery are 1.2 billion years old.