Terminologies in the News
Tropical Cyclone/Typhoon/Hurricane

There are many meteorological events that can cause damage to human life on earth. Some of these atmospheric events have minute differences in the terminology and definition. Let us know about a few such stormy events.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is the form of energy derived from natural sources or processes which are constantly replenished.

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Texting Thumb

Texting thumb is an injury caused by over use of the Smartphone.

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Spyware

Spyware is a kind of malware that covertly gathers information from the computer and sends it to third parties.

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Chrono-nutrition

Chrono-nutrition is an emerging field of nutrition research that attempts to understand the impact of meal timings on human health.

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Cytokine Shower and Storm

The term ‘cytokine storm’ was used in a document discussing graft-versus-host disease in 1993. Cytokine storm is also known as hypercytokinemia.

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Herd Immunity

According to the World Health Organization, ‘Herd Immunity’ is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune (to a virus) either through vaccination or immunity developed through the previous infection.

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