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Science & Technology Current Affairs September 2nd Week 2021

CRISPR to Control Growth of Mosquitoes:

California researchers have developed a CRISPR-based system for sterilising mosquito vectors in a safe manner. The pgSIT, or new precision-guided sterile insect technique, is another name for it.
♦ Using a CRISPR-based technique, pgSIT creates deployable mosquitoes that can reduce populations.
♦ It altered genes associated with male fertility (resulting in sterile offspring) and female flight in Aedes aegypti.
♦ The mosquito species is responsible for the spread of numerous diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya, and Zika.
♦ pgSIT employs CRISPR to sterilise male mosquitos and paralyse disease-carrying female mosquitos.

Digital Platform Equinox by Infosys:

Infosys Equinox, a global leader in next-generation digital offerings and consulting, was launched to assist agencies in securely delivering hyper-segmented, personalised omnichannel commerce experiences to B2B and B2C buyers. 
♦ The platform`s future-ready structure allows organisations to pick and choose out-of-the-box microservices and pre-built experiences to build curated digital journeys that enhance their digital commerce or launch it from the ground up in a matter of weeks.
♦ Infosys Equinox`s four offerings: Infosys Equinox Microservices, Infosys Equinox Commerce, Infosys Equinox Experiences, and Infosys Equinox Marketing, assist companies in transforming their digital commerce across marketing, merchandising, e-commerce, shop operations, provide chain, and purchaser service.
♦ In addition, Infosys Equinox brings together best-of-breed service, product, platform, and enterprise skills from Infosys and its partners in an integrated ecosystem.