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Daily News Digest:10 February 2019

Scientists perform first ‘in body’ gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease. However, it is unknown whether it will help or not.

Dr. Joseph Muenzer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill administered the treatment.

The treatment was conducted by California based Sangamo Therapeutics.

Book title "Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India" by P Chidambram

Former Finance Minister of India P Chidambram has released a book titled Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India.

What is book all about?

The book emphasizes that India is threatened by the present NDA government which is demolishing the very core of India by replacing Indian constitution to a more Hindutva oriented rule book.

PM lays foundation of projects worth Rs 4000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9 inaugurated several projects and laid foundation stone of many vital schemes worth over Rs 4,000 crore for Arunachal Pradesh.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district through a remote.

Deepa Mehta: Lifetime Achievement Award of Academy of Canadian Cinema

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will be honouring filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mehta was born in India but she had moved to Canada in 1973 after her marriage to documentary filmmaker Paul Saltzman.

Her film “Water”, the third part of her Elements trilogy, was Canada’s official entry at the 79th Academy Awards.

Dhruv Patel receives royal honour in UK for service to Hindu community

Indian-origin Dhruv Patel, 35, a businessman with interests in property, retail pharmacy and insurance, is the founder of City Hindus Network, a non-profit organisation.

He received the honour from Prince William in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.

NASA’s first mini-spacecraft MarCO CubeSats in deep space go silent

NASA has lost touch with the first mini-spacecraft that ventured into deep space, according to the US space agency which said that it is unlikely the twin CubeSats will be heard from again.

The MarCO CubeSats were launched in 2018 to test if such low-cost technology can operate in deep space.

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