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Tuesday, 19-June-2018

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PAIN-FREE SKIN PATCH TO AUTOMATE DIABETES MANAGEMENT

21 weeks ago
There is good news for diabetics as researchers have developed a pain-free skin patch containing dissolvable compounds that responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically. For millions of people with type 2 diabetes, ongoing vigilance over the amount of sugar, or glucose, in their blood is the key to health. A finger prick before mealtimes and maybe an insulin injection is an uncomfortable but necessary routine. The new study, published online in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to sugar levels for days at a time.
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BOOST FOR GENE EDITING, ARTIFICIAL WOMB TECHNOLOGIES

21 weeks ago
Advances in medical sciences have brought good news for humanity at large because of the progress made in gene editing technology to treat inherited diseases, and particularly to cancer patients with the approval of a gene therapy by US regulators. The year also paved the way for heralding a new age of care for premature babies with scientists from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US successfully building an artificial womb that could keep premature lambs alive and help them develop normally, marking a breakthrough in treating premature babies. The lambs lived for four weeks inside the de...
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INDIAN RAILWAYS TO EQUIP ALL 8,500 STATIONS WITH WI-FI

21 weeks ago
All railway stations nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore ($110 million). As part of the government’s ambitious Digital India initiative, the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services at 216 major stations enabling about seven million rail passengers to log on to the free Internet facility. “Internet access has now become an important requirement in day-to-day working and we shall be providing this facility at all railway stations in the country,” a senior Railway ...
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MICROSOFT INDIA TO NURTURE UNICORN FIRMS AND START-UPS

22 weeks ago
Armed with Intelligent Cloud and Edge capabilities, Microsoft will give a renewed thrust to nurturing unicorn firms and the start-up community in India this year, Anant Maheshwari, the company’s India President, said. “For us, the growth verticals will clearly be banking and finance, manufacturing and IT/ITeS sectors. But the next goal we have added to our focus areas for 2018 is to empower unicorn companies and the start-up community.” A Unicorn, a term coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, is a start-up company valued at over $1 billion. Microsoft currently caters to nearly 5,000...
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GOOD BEHAVIOUR CAMPAIGN FOR TAXI DRIVERS

25 weeks ago
A drive to teach good manners to taxi drivers has been planned for the next year at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. This campaign will be launched by the Police and other related agencies to check instances of drug addiction in drivers and to keep them away from criminal activities. The success of the campaign is being acknowledged as over five hundred participants have already enrolled in the program. The reason behind the campaign is to improve the behaviour of taxi drivers. With the tourists coming from all around the world and passengers’ reactions being important as they land in the national capital...
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LG WANTS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT

25 weeks ago
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has reviewed the progress of sanitation and beautification works undertaken by the three municipal corporations — north, south and east — in the national Capital. He told the civic bodies to maintain hygienic conditions in the toilet complexes, streets, and public parks of the city. Besides, the LG directed the three corporations to send a weekly progress report about these works to the Urban Development (UD) Department. “All three municipal corporations told the LG that efforts were being made to ensure that all toilets complexes have proper lights. Also, they informed ...
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‘NO BAG DAY’ IN KARNATAKA SCHOOLS

27 weeks ago
There is some good news for school children in Karnataka. The state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has decided to mark ‘No Bag Day’ once a week in all schools from the next academic year. This will mean students won’t have to trudge to school with heavy bags, at least for a day.   Probably the first such move in the entire country, this would apply to all schools, including those affiliated to CBSE and ICSE. According to DPI officials, the idea is to encourage students to enjoy their journey to school. An official order from the department of education is expected to be issued once the curre...
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COME 2018, POTENTIAL CANCER CURE MAY BE A REALITY

27 weeks ago
British scientists are in the process of developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made “miracle” recoveries from cancer, a breakthrough that could lead to potential cure for millions. Early results from tests conducted in laboratory not only signal better treatment for cancer but also a potential cure that could be ready to test on patients as early as next year, the express.co.uk reported. The novel therapy involves neutrophil cells -- which form part of the body’s first line of defence against foreign invaders. Neutrophils kill cancer cells either directly by dest...
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NGT TO CENTRE ON RIVER LINKING

28 weeks ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to the Centre on clearances granted to the Rs 1,800-crore Ken-Betwa river linking project. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar issued the notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Water Resources Ministry and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, where the project is located, and sought replies within two weeks. The NGT was hearing a plea by environmentalist Himanshu Thakkar, who sought a stay on the project on the ground of lack of environmental and human impact assessment. “The project’s completion will be subject to a...
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DELHI TO GENERATE 1,000 MW SOLAR POWER BY 2019

28 weeks ago
Delhi will generate 1,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power by 2019 which will also help bring down electricity rates, state Health Minister Satyendra Jain said. “During the peak hours, there is a demand of about 6,500 MW and during the non-peak hours, it comes down to 3,500 MW. By 2019, Delhi will start producing 1,000 MW of clean energy,” Jain told media here. “All the three discoms of Delhi have been finally been convinced about this after the government spoke to them for about five to six months,” he said. About five lakh people will benefit from this, he said. Jain said that fossil fuel powe...
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TRANSGENDERS TO GET RESERVATION IN EDUCATION

29 weeks ago
The Karnataka government has drawn up a policy for the education of transgenders, an important of which is setting up separate toilets for them in educational institutions. This is one of the first pioneering acts of any state government, besides whatever NGOs, are doing, it is learnt. Law minister TB Jayachandra says much thought was given to the policy, and the first step that was to bring all transgenders into the educational sphere. At present, the transgenders do not give any importance to education as they feel whatever educational qualification they have, they are unlikely to get a decent job. “The pol...
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NEW SCHEMES FOR NEFR

29 weeks ago
The Centre has decided to fast-track projects in Assam and the Northeast which include double-tracking, electrification and the sanction of another bridge at Saraighat near Guwahati.  Work on doubling of tracks was begun last September after the scheme was flagged off by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain at Hojai. The project will focus on the stretch between Bongaigaon to Guwahati via Goalpara in the eastern region of the state.  A final location survey (FLS) is also going on for the Bongaigaon-Agyathuri section via Rangia and once this is finished, d...