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Saturday, 24-February-2018


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37 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...


38 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 ...


38 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...


39 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...


39 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...


40 weeks ago
As the demand for flowers is increasing, production is also growing in the same proportion. But there is a problem in disposing them. The piles of flowers in the dumping ground, is a major cause of concern. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation has found an idea to solve the problem. They decided that these flowers which are brought to the cremation ground could be converted into organic manure. The administration has geared up for the job. This project will start from vacant land near the Limestone Cremation Ground. It will be implemented in more places after this. The demand for organic manure from these flowers was there for a long ...
Vivek-Oberoi-with-cancer-patient-kids to-Malaysia

Vivek Oberoi with cancer patient kids to Malaysia

40 weeks ago
Actor and social worker Vivek Oberoi is taking children from the Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) on a trip to Malaysia in the summer holidays. Vivek is the brand ambassador of the Association. He has been celebrating his birthday with CPAA children for the last 13 years. He also participates in fundraising activity held for the association. Apart from this, every year Vivek keeps doing something or the other for these children. He donates toys or spends his time with them, takes them a movie or for a film shoot. This year Vivek decided to take children to Malaysia in the holidays because these children expressed their desire to go abroad and to board a plane....


41 weeks ago
The amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water of oceans across the globe -- an important measure of ocean health -- has been declining for more than 20 years, says a study. For the study, the researchers looked at a historic dataset of ocean information stretching back more than 50 years and searched for long term trends and patterns.  Oxygen levels started dropping in the 1980s as ocean temperatures began to climb, said the study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “The oxygen in oceans has dynamic properties, and its concentration can change with natural climate variability,” said lead researcher Taka Ito, Associate Pro...


41 weeks ago
Hoping that if you build it, they will come, IBM plans to roll out the world’s first commercial ‘universal’ quantum-computing service some time this year, the company announced on 6 March. Named IBM Q, the system will be accessible over the Internet for a fee.  It will not outperform conventional computers, at least not yet. But the company says that the system will be crucial in developing a market for future quantum machines that can handle complex calculations currently out of reach of classical computers.  The cloud service is the latest salvo in the heated battle to build a useful q...


42 weeks ago
Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may reduce prostate cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men. The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have some protective effect against cancer. “The observations on cancer cells allow us to say that the beneficial effect observed among the 7,000 participants is most likely due to caffeine, rather than to the many other substances contained in coffee,” said Maria Benedetta Donati from Institute for Research, Hospitalisation and Health Care (I.R....


42 weeks ago
Delhi Police has taken an innovative step by linking the child drug addicts’ problem with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill Development Scheme. This campaign was started by the Delhi Police from--child rehabilitation centre Mukherjee Nagar. The aim is to equip the children of Child Rehabilitation Centre with such skills so that they are never go back to anti-social activities. They should lead a better life. To ensure that the training does not become boring and forced, the children of the rehabilitation centre are helped to study subjects of their interests. A child can be trained in computer, a carpentry, drawin...


43 weeks ago
A “snapshot” of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at IIT-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Central Silk Board (CSB) has, for the first time, dug inside the transcriptome-genetic blueprints that are needed to translate the information stored in the DNA into functional gene products such as proteins. In the mug...