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Wednesday, 26-September-2018

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PHILANTHROPY STARTS WITH SMALL ACTS OF GENEROSITY: ASIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDEE

33 weeks ago
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The benefits of philanthropy have come to the fore in recent years with leading businessmen and other successful people donating to the cause of the less privileged. Recognised for her charity work with the "Asian of the Year" award in 2005, Surina Narula maintains that "philanthropy starts with small acts of generosity" and has thus sustained her philanthropic initiatives "intelligently". Narula is not your usual philanthropi...
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Himachal Starts Nutrition Scheme For HIV-positive Children

34 weeks ago
  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children during a campaign organised here by the State AIDS Control Society on the occasion of National Youth Day. He said this initiative would go a long way in providing nutritional supplement and boosting the immunity of over 400 youth up to the age 18. The state would also provide every possible support to these children to enable them to live a normal and healthy life, he said. From this year, the Chief Minister said, the state has also made it mandatory for every expectant mother to ...
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Chemist Discovers New Recipe For Early Life

34 weeks ago
  A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. The experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago. “This was a black box for us. But if you focus on the chemistry, the questions of origins of life become less daunting,” said Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor of Chemistry at TSRI and senior author. For the study, descr...
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GOOGLE APP WITH ARTWORK

35 weeks ago
Google’s Arts and Culture App has rolled out a new feature that allows users to take a selfie, upload it and then match it with a doppelgänger in one of several art museums worldwide. “The update to the Google Arts and Culture App has catapulted it to the most-downloaded free app on the Apple App Store. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., according to the app metrics site AppAnnie,” Recode reported late on Sunday. The app uses computer-vision technology to examine what is similar about the user’s face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other ...
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PAIN-FREE SKIN PATCH TO AUTOMATE DIABETES MANAGEMENT

35 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

36 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

36 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

37 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

39 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

39 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

41 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

41 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...