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Thursday, 20-June-2019


Telangana Man gets New Lease of Life with Heart Transplant

27 weeks ago
Century Hospitals, a leading mid-sized healthcare provider in Hyderabad, has given a new lease of life to a young man by transplanting a donor heart in the patient's body with support from Jeevandhan network. Though expensive, the procedure was performed at no-cost to the patient's family under the Aarogyasri scheme of the Telangana government. I. Gangadhara Rao, Chairman, Century Hospitals, Hemanth Kaukuntla, Chief Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and Vice Chairman, Praveen Nandagiri, Director-Heart Transplant programme at the hospital presented the patient and surgery details in the presence of Swa...

Smile Train India to Bring Smile on Himachal Children's Faces

27 weeks ago
Finally, children born with clefts in Himachal Pradesh have a fair reason to smile! Smile Train India, a non-government organisation, the National Health Mission and the state Directorate of Health and Family Welfare have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable free surgeries for children with congenital cleft lip and palate. Through this three-year partnership, the patients for the surgeries will be identified through a programme named the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram. Smile Train will support free surgeries and post-operative care for the children, a government spokespers...


27 weeks ago
Moving ahead with technology, Indian Railways' fleet of Shatabdi Express and Rajdhani Express trains will offer a jerk-free journey to passengers from March 2019, railway officials said on Monday. A senior Railway Ministry official told IANS that all the Shatabdi Express trains departing from New Delhi have been fitted with modern couplers, which will ensure a smooth ride to the passengers. "As of now, all the Shatabdi Express trains under Northern Railways have already received this upgrade," he said, adding that "the old couplers in all of its premium train fleet of Rajdhanis an...

Colorful walls can ‘Blow Away’ Toilet Odor, Japanese Study says

28 weeks ago
Using bathrooms can be an everyday nightmare for children attending Japan’s public schools where the restroom is often considered dirty and smelly. But a professor in western Japan has come up with an eye-opening way to blow away the stench. Machiko Yamashita, a professor of environmental life studies at Otemae University, conducted a seven-year research project in which she and her students repainted the walls of 200 restrooms at 21 public elementary and junior high schools ...

Ray of Hope as Ozone Layer Recovery on Track, World Safer Than in The 1980s

30 weeks ago
"The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action." That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on climate change or loss of biodiversity. Now read this: "We have successfully overcome the challenge on a long-term basis, but we have now to build on that success and stay put to gain more benefits." This sounds like a private sector CEO's statement at a shareholder's meeting. But that's exactly what happened at a UN meeting on November 5. A rare declarati...

Railways to use AI for Crowd Control during Kumbha Mela

30 weeks ago
Indian Railways will use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in a big way to tackle the massive rush of passengers to this holy city during the upcoming Kumbh Mela -- for which it will deploy as many as 800 special trains. IBM Intelligent Video Analytics will be pressed into service, a first for the Railways, for crowd control at stations and its adjoining areas during the Ardh Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Rail Seva, a new mobile App, will soon be launched to disseminate infor...

Dumping Garbage may cost Kolkata Citizens up To Rs 1 Lakh

30 weeks ago
Citizens may have to shell out a maximum fine of Rs. 1 lakh for littering in public places, as the West Bengal Assembly passed a Bill to enhance the penalty for offenders. The penalty has been raised through an amendment to section 338 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (second amendment) Act which was passed in the Assembly. The move comes after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her displeasure after finding out the newly inaugurated Dakshineswar skywalk was already stain...

Gurugram gets more Low-Floor Buses under 'Gurugram' Scheme

30 weeks ago
The city got its second batch of 25 low-floor buses under the 'Gurugaman' scheme tan official said. The buses, as proposed by Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Ltd. (GMCBL), will ply on route No. 112 (starting from Krishana Chowk in Sector 2 to HVPN station, covering 33 stops via Dharm Colony, Rezang La Chowk, Sector 23 and Palam Vihar). The buses will be available every eight minutes. The fares range between Rs 10 and Rs 30, the official said. The buses, manufactured by city-based JBM Auto Ltd., run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are equipped with all the modern features li...

IIT-Madras Develops India's First Microprocessor Shakti

31 weeks ago
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM) have designed and booted up India's first microprocessor, Shakti, which could be used in mobile computing and other devices. According to IITM, the Shakti microprocessor can be used in low-power wireless systems and networking systems besides reducing reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors. The microprocessor can be used by others as it is on par with international standards, research...

State Govt to Provide Drinking Water to Urban Households

31 weeks ago
The Assam government has finalised a plan to provide drinking water to urban households of the state from Brahmaputra river under AMRUT scheme.   Chairman of Assam Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board Dr Numal Momin told the media that the project would be launched soon with the financial assistance of the Centre.  He added that the government would provide 50 lakh rupees to each assembly constituency to complete defunct water supply schemes in rural areas.  He informed that a primary objective of the scheme would be to provide arseni...

Two Indian Women's Mission to Circumnavigate Globe

31 weeks ago
Keithair Misquitta is on a mission along with Aarohi Pandit to become the first Indian women to circumnavigate the globe in an ultra-light motor glider. She says it is not an easy mission. Pandit and Misquitta are flying a Light Sports Aircraft from the Tropic to the Arctic -- India to Greenland. Their journey in a tiny single-engine, two-seater plane weighing less than 500 kg, over deserts, mountains, plains and oceans, is part of a daring circumnavigation attempt in the world. Ph...


31 weeks ago
Paediatrician Rameshwar Prasad Yadav, a government doctor who has used his general provident fund and his savings to buy a white Tata Starbus for Rs 19 lakh, is the man of the hour. This bus is exclusively for women and provides free rides to and from college for girls of Churi, Pawal, Kayampura Baas and Banethi in Rajasthan's Jaipur district. In the world where everyone priority is self-development, Dr RP Yadav's selfless act is winning thousand hearts Dr RP Yadav, hailing...