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News in Short - 04-October-2019

Reduced sleep hours increases chances of cancer

Date: 04 October 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Adults are at a high risk of cancer and dying early if they sleep for less than six hours a day according to a new study.
  • People who had high blood pressure or diabetes and slept less than 6 hours had twice the increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke.
  • People who had heart disease or stroke and slept less than 6 hours had three times the increased risk of dying from cancer.

NASA’s Insight Mars lander records Marsquakes

Date: 04 October 2019 Tags: Space
  • NASA's InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of Marsquakes.
  • InSight's seismometer has detected more than 100 events, but only 21 are considered strong Marsquakes candidates. 
  • The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight)mission is a robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of the planet Mars.

Life building blocks found no Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Date: 04 October 2019 Tags: Space
  • Scientists working on Casini deep space mission have discovered organic compounds that can create amino acids in the plumes released into the atmosphere from one of Saturn’s moon.
  • Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and DNA, essentially making them an important constituent of life.
  • The new compounds discovered on Enceladus are nitrogen and oxygen-based compounds that on Earth, produce amino acids.
  • Researchers think that hydrothermal vents work the same way on Earth and with Enceladus, under the right conditions, amino acids can also be produced on the moon.

Vande Bharat express between Delhi-Jammu and Kashmir

Date: 04 October 2019 Tags: Railways
  • Home Minister Amit Shah has flagged off the inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) between New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra from the national capital.
  • This is the second Vande Bharat Express, the first runs between Delhi and Varanasi.