To increase the green cover of the national capital, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday announced that the Delhi government will plant five lakh trees and shrubs this month on a date to be announced soon.
He also directed various greening agencies in the city to begin preparation for the massive drive which will be launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The Minister also directed the Department of Environment and Forest to undertake mass awareness campaign to make the plantation drive an unprecedented and successful drive.
The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved raising of Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of Rs 15,000 crore through NABARD for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) during 2018-19, it was announced.
Announcing the decision, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision will benefit around 1.5 crore rural households eligible for incentive under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and also the gram panchayats for solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) activities.
"In order to meet the financial requirements for achieving the goals of SBM(G), for the year 20...
There is a need to break the culture of silence around menstruation as the start of the cycle actually empowers women as they know they now have the power to procreate, speakers said at a awareness campaign here on Monday.
The campaign 'Let us talk about Periods', organised by the UNICEF on the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, brought together bureaucrats, women's rights activists and experts in a bid to sensitize women as well as men about the natural process considered a taboo in our country.
"It is usually termed a women's issue and male members of the family, of the ...
An app to fight fake medicine has helped a team of Indian students from Bengaluru win a special award at the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup world championship held at the tech giant's headquarters in Redmond, US.
The awards announced on 25th July saw "Team DrugSafe" from R. V. College of Engineering here win the award under Big Data category.
Microsoft Imagine Cup is a technology competition where students from around the globe team up to solve some of the world's biggest problems.
Team smartARM from Canada emerged as the world champion of Imagine Cup 2018 with t...
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry said they are planning to introduce online course on nutrition for better implementation of "Poshan Abhiyaan" scheme.
"WCD, with the assistance of National Institute of Nutrition, is in the process of developing an online course for nutrition. These courses are planned to be hosted independently by the Ministry and the National Institute of Nutrition portals," it said in a statement.
In a meeting, chaired by Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi, with members from the NITI Aayog, three modules of the course were presented and a decision o...
It lacks the usual commercial trappings of a Bollywood film, but with its message of cleanliness and an admonition against open defecation, "Toilet - Ek Prem Katha", inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modis Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, has ably demonstrated how a film can transcend demographic and language barriers.
Produced by Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Entertainment through its collaborative venture Plan C Studios, the film is now spreading Modi's message in the overseas markets, notably mainland China.
"It is a matter of great pride for us to be associated with ‘Toilet - Ek...
New Delhi: Retinal diseases often get underdiagnosed as people feel no pain when symptoms start showing up and the other eye often compensates for the poor eye, experts from the All India Opthalmological Society (AIOS) said at a workshop on retinal disease here.
Among the various retinal disorders, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are the major types that account for about 8.7 per cent and 4.8 per cent of blindness in the world respectively.
The common symptoms of retinal disorders like AMD include blurred or distorted vision, dark s...
London: People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) -- either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
The results from the clinical trial called "select-d" suggested that prescribing the oral drug rivaroxaban significantly reduced VTE recurrence among patients with cancer.
"Clinicians were already adopting the oral drug into practice for non-cancer patients and now they have data from this study ...
Jaipur: At a function held at the Birla Auditorium, he inaugurated Sundar Singh Bhandhari EBC Swarozgar Yojana, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana and loan and interest waiver scheme for SCs/STs/OBCs, sanitation workers, and the physically challenged.
Under the Swarozgar Scheme, members of the economically weaker classes from around 50,000 families will be given loans of Rs 50,000 at 4 per cent interest.
Under the Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana, around 50,000 families from the Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Other Backward Classes will be given loans of Rs 50...
London: HBV -- one of the most widespread human pathogens -- is responsible for the contagious liver disease. Today, it infects approximately 350 million people worldwide and kills more than 600,000 people a year.
However, its origin and evolutionary history remain unclear. In the study, the researchers not only recovered ancient viral DNA from skeletons but also reconstructed the genomes of three strains of HBV.
While the ancient virus is similar to its modern counterparts, the strains represent a distinct lineage that has likely gone extinct. It is also more closely related t...
London: Our research finds that there is evidence to support the view that there is a strong connection between breath-centred practices and a steadiness of mind," said principal investigator of the study Ian Robertson from Trinity College Dublin.
The findings, published in the journal Psychophysiology, explained the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention.
The research showed that breathing -- a key element of meditation and mindfulness practices -- directly affects the levels of a natural chemical messenger in the brain called noradrenaline.
New Delhi: We hope to clean 70 to 80 per cent Ganga by March 2019. It is a general perception that nothing significant is being done under Namami Gange Programme but this is not correct. 251 Gross Polluting Industries (GPI) were closed and closure directions have been issued to non-complying GPIs," he told media persons here.
The Minister said that real-time monitoring of pollution is being done in 938 industries and 211 main 'nallas' which are polluting the river have been identified. Regular review meetings with all the states government officials, contractors, consultant...