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Friday, 22-June-2018



50 weeks ago
Researchers are exploring insights into the ability of visually impaired people to use echoes from a cane or other sounds to navigate safely – known as echolocation – to help people who lose eyesight later in life. People who become blind early in life often learn to use echolocation more efficiently.But for individuals who become visually impaired later in life, a training in echolocation can help them to move through the world with greater independence and safety. “Eventually, I hope the research can give a result that can aid blind and visually impaired people,” said Bo Schenkman, an associate p...


51 weeks ago
More than 70 per cent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics, warns a new study. When people install a new Android or iOS app, it asks the user’s permission before accessing personal information. Some of the information these apps are collecting are necessary for them to work properly: A map app wouldn’t be nearly as useful if it couldn’t use GPS data to get a location. But once an app has permission to collect that information, it can share your data with anyone the app’s developer wants t...


51 weeks ago
Seventy per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers one of Indian-origin. The study found that about 70 per cent of the time, these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in making informed health decisions. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are ...


52 weeks ago
Slated to function in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor, the Indian Railways, under its ambitious bullet train project with a total estimated cost of Rs. 1 lakh crore, will have all sorts of facilities which will be more inclusive and cater for not just regular commuters but mothers with babies. These trains will have changing rooms for babies that will include baby toilet seats, tables for diaper disposal and a low raised washbasin for children. Apart from providing child-friendly sanitary facilities, the trains will also be equipped with a whole new range of toilet systems comprising urinals, western-style toilet...


52 weeks ago
India’s railways is the world’s largest rail network and, it consumes more electricity than the whole of Sri Lanka. It’s no surprise then that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was quoted recently as saying that “identifying a cost-effective energy system with least environmental impact is essential.”  Under the Paris climate agreement, India pledged to reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 35% by 2030. Since then, the Indian government has been pushing to green the country’s vast railway network by installing 1,000 megawatts of solar energy and working towards having at least 10% ...


53 weeks ago
It is a little amazing to hear about a one hundred storied city in the nation’s capital   a city that is green, a smart city and a residential place without any hindrances or obstacles in life.  The city, spread over 75 acres will be fully earthquake resistant.  The plan is that the occupants here should not be at too much of a distance from the basics amenities of life.  Safety provisions and facilities ranging from hospitals, sports grounds for school children, parks for the elderly, walking paths for ladies, shopping malls, community building, hotel, restaurant, art gallery for c...


53 weeks ago
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to name the Mughalsarai railway station after Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The state cabinet also decided that Nagla Chandrabhan, the birth place of the late leader in Mathura, would be developed as a tourist centre. The proposal would now be sent to the Railways Ministry for approval. The Bharatiya Janata Party is celebrating the birth centenary of Upadhyaya and will be holding a major event on September 25. Health Minister Siddharthanath Singh told media persons that the cabinet also decided to establish Deendayal Research Foundations at all stat...

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54 weeks ago
The human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports. Our sense of vision and smell alone are enough to make us aware that someone has a disease even before it breaks out. And not only aware   we also act upon the information and avoid sick people.  The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The human immune system is effective at combating disease, but since it entails a great deal of energy expenditure, disease avoidance should be part of our survival instinct. A new study now shows...


55 weeks ago
Obscured somewhat by developments in the solar space, wind energy in India has experienced steady development in the last 7-8 years as the government plans a major ‘green corridor’ project to transport surplus renewable energy to deficient states, a top official has said. “In fact, wind has had a faster development. One may call it steady development over the last 7-8 years. Many global leaders in the field have set up base in India,” says New and Renewable Energy Secretary Rajeev Kapoor. “Of course, wind generation is concentrated only in a few states like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and ...


55 weeks ago
Insecticides (India) Ltd, an agro-chemical manufacturing company, last week launched the ‘Kayakalp’ bio-product, which acts as a natural catalyser to improve the soil’s organic capacity and strengthen its nutrient value. The Kayakalp product is approved by the National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF), which comes under the Ministry of Agriculture. As per a release, Kayakalp improves the soil’s organic carbon, enriches soil properties and its water holding capacity. It also serves to promote the growth of other beneficial micro organisms that re-establish a healthy soil and allow plants to thr...


56 weeks ago
Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Beas in Punjab have been selected as the Cleanest Station in A1, A Category Stations respectively in the Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness released by the Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu recently. The Minister also inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal on the occasion.  Khammam station came second in Station Cleanliness in A Category though it was ranked at 285th position last year. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railways started third party Cleanliness Index of Stations since last year. Railways have a...


56 weeks ago
A glass of beetroot juice   a source of dietary nitrate   could dramatically lower as well as reduce heart attack risk, a study has revealed. Dietary nitrate is a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure, a leading factor for developing heart attack. The findings, published in the Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, showed that the supplement can reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease and causes the heart to beat faster. “The study published in the Journal of Physiology found that acute nitrate supplementati...