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Who is leading the first human trials for the Nipah virus vaccine?
Harvard Scientists
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Researchers
Stanford University Team
Oxford Scientists
Answer: Option
Oxford Scientists, under the leadership of the Oxford Vaccine Group, are spearheading the first human trials for the Nipah virus vaccine, a crucial advancement in addressing the virus's impact in Asian countries, including India.

In an innovative method devised by scientists at Stanford University, what material is utilized to create a highly absorbent alternative to cotton, wood pulp, and chemical absorbents in sanitary napkins?
Bamboo fibers
Hemp leaves
Jute fibers
Sisal leaves
Answer: Option
Scientists at Stanford University have developed an eco-friendly method using sisal leaves to create a highly absorbent material. This sustainable alternative has a higher absorption capacity than traditional materials like cotton and wood pulp, and cultivating sisal requires less water compared to cotton.

Which international organization introduced medicine codes for Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems as part of the ICD-11 Module 2?
Answer: Option
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched medicine codes for Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems as part of the ICD-11 Module 2, showcasing a significant step toward global uniformity in disease terminology. This initiative, led by the WHO, promotes a holistic approach to healthcare classification, with senior officials and representatives gathering in Delhi for the launch event.

What significant milestone have researchers from IIT Madras and Mandi achieved in the field of biotechnology?
Genetic Modification of Animals
Development of New Fertilizers
Enhanced Crop Yield Techniques
Production of the anti-cancer drug
Answer: Option
Researchers from IIT Madras and Mandi have achieved a significant milestone by metabolically engineering plant cells to boost the production of the anti-cancer drug camptothecin (CPT).

What is the name of the comprehensive scheme launched under the Ministry of Earth Sciences?
Answer: Option
The PRITHVI (PRITHvi VIgyan) scheme is a comprehensive initiative by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, with a substantial budget of Rs. 4,797 crore, marking a new era in the study and understanding of Earth sciences in India.