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Thursday, 22-November-2018



64 weeks ago
Chinese smartphone maker COMIO recently entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio. The three devices -- P1, S1 and C1 -- are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 5,999, respectively.  COMIO’s tie-up with Reliance Jio offers consumers a 5GB additional data voucher on their handset at a recharge of Rs 309. “Over the course of the first year, we will build a strong foundation for the brand based on the three strategic pillars -- innovation, partnership and great people. We are in India for the long run and will contribute to t...


64 weeks ago
Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today. In the study, the synthetic compound -- known as UKH-1114 -- was found effective in relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice. It was as effective as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin.  The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor. Administering UKH-1114 on mice with nerve damage showed a reduc...


65 weeks ago
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla said the Central government is actively considering a proposal of the state government to introduce medical helicopter services. The service, she said, will come as a succour to for patients living in far flung areas. Heptulla was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony for the dedicated staffs of Japanese Hospital Manipur at the conference hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). She said that talks are on with the Union Civil Aviation to allocate Rs 25 crore to get helicopter services in the State. The Governor also expressed serious concerns over ...


65 weeks ago
Soon, harassed women in Bengaluru need not go to any police station to file complaints .Often after harassment or physical and sexual abuse of women in public spaces, many of these women do not go to police stations to register complaints, for fear of humiliation. Or some of them feel that the harassment from police stations may be worse than what they had already experienced! They are not sure if their complaints would be followed up and acted upon.  In an attempt to make things easy for women, a young team from the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B), has built the prototype ...


66 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared an aid of Rs 2,000 crore for the five states of the Northeast affected by floods in the past few months.   An additional allocation of Rs 650 crore for Assam has also been sanctioned which includes Rs 400 crore for improving the “water holding capacity of the Brahmaputra river” and Rs 250 crore for relief. The Prime Minister visited Assam on 1 August and declared the package after detailed discussions with chief ministers and officials of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur besides receiving a memorandum from the chief minister of Mizoram who could not ...


66 weeks ago
They are not beggars but almost doing the same job for a pious mission, that is to feed poor and deprived people, spending their nights on the pavement or night shelters provided by the municipal corporation. They have been doing the work for a noble cause religiously without any fail regularly for about two months under the banner of Roti Bank launched by a social organisation - Bihar Youth Force - on June 15 this year. Bihar Youth Force is a voluntary social organisation run by a research scholar-cum-social activist Rishikesh Narayan Singh with the help of some like-minded Patna University students. This is ...


67 weeks ago
He may not have heard of Rakhi, but the women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village “symbolically” named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond. The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backwards Mewat region represents the “wish of the people that ties are further strengthened between India and the US”, says the NGO which has adopted the village. The village had come into limelight after Founder and Reformer, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak had announced to name it ...


67 weeks ago
The capital city of India, Delhi, is struggling to establish the role of the municipal corporation as an important civic unit once again, by bringing it into the headlines. The corporation will come into the headlines because it has started preparations to build seven unique parks in Delhi, just like the seven wonders of the world. Close to Nizamuddin’s Millennium Park is the vacant land which is being considered for use by the corporation. Work has started here to build one of the seven wonderful parks planned for the city. According to the corporation, very soon the people of the capital will get the ‘seven wonders...

Baby reception centres for safe abandonment of babies

68 weeks ago
Cradle baby reception centres have been set up in several states to enable safe abandonment of babies by their bio logical parents/guardians who do not want to reveal their identities before the child welfare committee while relinquishing their children The  Ministry of Women & Child Development has requested the States/UTs to activate and facilitate this provision. So far, cradle baby reception centres have been set up in 11 States at over 265 locations and already 205 babies have been received in these palnas/cradles so far.  Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister Women & Child Development, quoted these figures in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Replying to a sup...

85,000 candidates for skill training

68 weeks ago
The government on Thursday said a total of 1,62,586 candidates have been skilled and 84,900 placed after skill training under Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in 2016-17. Replying to a question in the LokSabha, Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kirpal Yadav said that training under the scheme enabled a youth to seek wage employment.  He said that during the Financial Year 2016-17, a total of 1,62,586 candidates had been skilled and 84,900 placed. Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development programme for the rural poor youth being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development...

Three Indian vulture species in global list for highest protection

69 weeks ago
Ten critically endangered vulture species in the world, including three from India, are set to get the highest degree of protection, according to conservationists.India, ahead of the international talks in October, has proposed that it would play a leading role in efforts to conserve nature’s scavengers, convention organisers said on Friday. Three of the nine species of vultures in India – Oriental white-backed, Sender-billed and Long-billed Oriental white-backed, Sender-billed and Long-billed are on the brink of extinction.  The Bombay Natural History Society with the assistance of British charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is breeding th...


69 weeks ago
Eleven startups led by women entrepreneurs have been selected by global tech giant Google to train them. These startups would come under the Launchpad Accelerator Programme.The selected women entrepreneurs will get a chance to help promising startups achieve rapid progress in a short time through the mentorship program. This will be accomplished via focused 1:1 mentorship from Google and leading Industry Experts.Being in collaboration with Google’s Women Techmakers initiative and Google’s Women@program, the mentorship program includes leadership workshops driven by Google as well. The Shortlist Of Women Entrepreneurs -Led Startups Guvi Geek Network Pvt. Lt...