Topic 1 :  India’s Deep Ocean Mission

Why in news: The Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) is India’s ambitious quest to explore and harness the depths of the ocean.

About the Deep Ocean Mission (DOM):

Progress of the first pillar of DOM – Samudrayaan:

Search for polymetallic nodules:

Why has a depth of 6,000 m been chosen?

Challenges of India’s DOM

Where does this keep us on the global front?

Topic 2 : MY Bharat Platform

Why in news: Prime Minister of India launches ‘Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)’ platform.

Key details:  

Why in news: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) granted market authorisation for NexCAR19, India’s first indigenously-developed CAR-T cell therapy, to ImmunoACT, a company incubated by IIT Bombay.

What is CAR-T cell therapy?

How is it different from chemotherapy and immunotherapy?

About NexCAR19:

Who can get the NexCAR19 therapy?

Are children eligible for the therapy too?

Does it have side effects?

How much will this treatment cost?

Will the treatment be covered by insurance?

Why in news: The Prime Minister of Thailand has reiterate the need for a land bridge across the Kra Isthmus.

Key details:

About the Kra Isthmus:

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