Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Blood bank for dogs
Tamil Nadu has opened the country's first blood bank for dogs. The facility has been started by the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS). There’s a dire need for such a facility and TANUVAS has announced a number of freebies for new customers.

Sri Lanka’s new PM
Mahinda Rajapaksa DM Jayaratne, the senior-most member of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country following the parliamentary elections held on April 8.Popularly known as ‘Di Mu Ja’, he replaces Ratnasitri Wickremanayake.

Torch lizard --Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard, which is a relative of the Komodo dragon. The scientific name of this lizard is Varanus obor; its popularly known as Torch monitor and Sago monitor. It's called Torch monitor because of its bright orange head with a black body.
Smallest 3D map

Scientists have created the world's smallest three dimensional map of Earth, so small that 1,000 of them can fit on one grain of salt. The task was accomplished by a team at IBM by using a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers.

Rajasthan governor dies
Prabha Rau, the governor of Rajasthan died from a cardiac arrest on April 26. She was 74.  Shivraj Patil, the Governor of Punjab is presently discharging the functions of the Governor of Rajasthan.
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