Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing continuous development since the abrogation of Article 370. The UT government has prioritised development to boost the agriculture sector. The government has set up an engineering testing lab for agriculture machinery in Kashmir to provide quality machinery to growers and farmers. The machineries include tractors, motors and water pumps to provide good results to farmers. The testing lab is located in the main campus of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) of Kashmir. Since the formation of the UT government, the administration is focusing on providing modern facilities to upgrade the agriculture sector in the Valley. Assistant Professor of Test Lab Centre, Dr. Muzamil said, "Earlier, we didn't have facilities to repair defective imported machineries, if any or even farmers had no skill to repair them. But here in the testing center, we assure it beforehand say for 10 years, that machine should work properly so farmers don't have tension regarding it. Here in the testing center, we assure that farmers don't need to worry for its maintenance. After a certain period, one has to take some precautionary measures to ensure that the machine works well at the field level. So, in my opinion, there will be a gradual change in the production of the state level."
Gizmodo reports scientists have discovered a specific wavelength of UV light that’s both safe for people and can kill coronaviruses, both on surfaces and in the air. Researchers from Columbia University and Japan's Hiroshima University, have found that a UVC light wave of 222 nanometers does the trick. It's unable to penetrate the eye’s tear layer or the dead-cell layer of skin, preventing it from reaching and damaging living cells in the human body.
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Lovers of the great outdoors may not know his name, but they'll almost certainly know the name of his invention: Gore-Tex. Gizmodo reports the celebrated inventor, engineer, and chemist Robert W. Gore has died. He was 83. It's easy to keep rain off your clothes by cutting holes in a garbage bag and wearing it like a vest. However, it prevents the flow of moisture in both directions. Rain is kept out, but your sweat is kept in, making you soggy and unable to regulate your own temperature.
A woman seeking urgent care in Germany died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital there. According to Gizmodo, the computer system's breakdown forced paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment. German authorities say it appears to be the first case of someone dying as a result of a ransomware attack, albeit indirectly. They're investigating the unknown hackers on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.
The last season of "Stranger Things" ended with David Harbour's Hopper presumed dead. However, previews for season four of the series show that Hooper is still alive. In a chat with Total Film, Harbour talked about the future of the character. Harbour said he and the Duffer brothers, creators of the show, had a talk about Hooper's resurrection. According to Gizmodo, Harbour compared Hooper's rebirth to Gandelf returning in "Lord of the Rings."