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Tuesday, 22-August-2017


Groundwater Replenishment In India

a week ago
Kolkata: Published in the Nature Scientific Reports in August, the study says this groundwater storage (GWS) rejuvenation may possibly be attributed "to implementation of ingenious groundwater management strategies in both Indian public and private sectors". A research team from IIT-Kharagpur in collaboration with NASA scientists, has observed regional-scale groundwater storage replenishment through long-term (1996-2014, using more than 19,000 groundwater observation locations) ground-based measurements and decadal-scale (2003-2014) satellite-based groundwater storage measurements, in large parts of India. ...

Farmers Getting Subsidy For Medicinal Plants

a week ago
New Delhi: Subsidy, as high as 75 per cent, is being given as part of a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) said: "Under National Ayush Mission scheme, there is a component on 'Medicinal Plants' which is primarily aimed at supporting cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants on farmer's land with backward linkages through establishment of nurseries for supply of quality planting material, and forward linkages for post-harvest management."

Solar Eclipse To Better Of Earth Ionosphere: Nasa

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Washington: The total solar eclipse will have some imperceptible effects, such as the sudden loss of extreme ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, which generates the ionised layer of Earth's atmosphere, called the ionosphere.  NASA is funding several ground-based science investigations across the US that will use the eclipse as a ready-made experiment, and three of these will look to the ionosphere in order to improve our understanding of the Sun's relationship to this region, where satellites orbit and radio signals are reflected back toward the Earth. "The eclipse t...

Smartphone-Based Diagnostic Tests Technology 

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New York: The researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US have developed a handheld spectral analyser that attaches to a smartphone and analyses patient blood, urine or saliva samples.  In a study published in the journal Lab on a Chip, the researchers demonstrated that the spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI)-Analyser costing $550 could make a smartphone do the tests as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars. Our TRI Analyser is like the Swiss Army knife of biosensing," said Professor Brian Cunningham. It's cap...

Slice Of Rural Bengal In Eco Park

a week ago
KOLKATA : The NKDA has planned to develop a model village over a three acre plot in the sprawling Eco Park in New Town replete with features of a village – mud thatched walls, leaning roofs covered with straws and bamboo poles to support the structure and to cap it, muddy and slushy roads with stray puddles leading to the hutments !  The area will capture the essence of a typical Bengal village, dotted with paddy fields and an eatery shaped like a Dhamsa. “ And if everything proceeds as per the plan, we might throw the village open by en...

Surrogate Child Get  milk Through Human Milk Banks

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New Delhi: Provision of breast milk should be allowed by way of Human Milk Bank services only and not by direct breastfeeding by surrogate mother. It would be very difficult for the surrogate mother to give up the child, leading to complications," said the report submitted by the committee. Stating that the surrogate child should get mother's milk for initial six months, the report recommended inclusion of provision in the bill for providing breast milk to the surrogate child through Human Milk Bank services only. The committee also expressed surprise that no university offered medical...

Scientist Developed New Technique For Make Plastic

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Chicago: The new technique uses a process that engineers the structure of the material itself, considering the nature of plastics made of long chains of molecules that are tightly coiled and tangled like a bowl of spaghetti, Xinhua reported. It used a chemical process to expand and straighten the molecule chains, giving heat energy a more direct route through the material.  To accomplish this, the researchers first dissolved a typical polymer, or plastic in water, then added electrolytes to the solution to raise its pH, making it alkaline. The individual links in the polymer chain, called monomers, take ...

Bengal Plans To Install Gps In Private Buses

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KOLKATA : Since the government buses plying along the busy sectors fail to accommodate commuters during the peak office hours, passengers are often seen crowding the road and scurrying to make it to some of the private buses that arrive. Once the display boards in the bus stops start beaming the position of the private bus and its expected time of arrival, the jostling among the passengers could to a great extent be minimized, said a senior official in the state transport department. Presently, commuters get to know the whereabout of a government bus...

Scientists Make Breakthrough Miscarriage Prevention

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Sydney: The discovery, announced on Thursday at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, said that the common supplement Niacin, known as Vitamin B3, can cure molecular deficiencies that cause birth defects and miscarriages in women, reports Xinhua news agency. Until now, the cause of 80 per cent of birth defects had remained unknown to scientists, but with this discovery, pregnant women around the world will now be able to prevent many common abnormalities such as cleft palate, kidney, heart, and spinal issues. The lead scientist who made this remarkable discovery, professor Sally Dun...

Avoid Processed Food For Healthy Teeth

a week ago
New Delhi: Romsha Vashishth, Consultant, Oro-Dental Surgeon and Implantologist at Columbia Asia Hospital and Aarti Bhasin, Consultant Dentist at Prive Skin & Wellness Clinic have listed few tips: * Follow a oral hygiene routine: Brush your teeth twice a day and use desensitize toothpaste to avoid sensitive teeth which is a common problem in the monsoon season. * Reduce intake of added sugars, preservatives and processed foods: Since every sip or bite is an acid attack it has too many micro-organisms.  * Replace old or worn toothbrushes: If your toothbrush is older than 2...

Indians Going Online For Banking

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: The survey, 'Customer Experience in Banking', by global tech company Avaya, which covered India, Britain, Australia and the UAE with 5,000 respondents, showed that customers in India were more likely to use a mobile banking app than customers in the other three countries. According to the findinds, 26 per cent of Indian customers prefer to access services via bank's website. The same number prefer mobile app rather than talking to a human agent -- compared to 19 per cent in Australia, 21 per cent in Britain and 24 per cent in the UAE. The report added that 58 per cent of Indian customer...

Rapid Method For Determining Antibiotic

2 weeks ago
London: While the test is primarily intended for urinary tract infections -- a condition that, globally, affects approximately 100 million women a year -- researchers believe the method could be usable for other types of infection, such as blood infections where prompt, correct choice of antibiotic is critical to the patient.  We've developed a new method that allows determination of bacterial resistance patterns in urinary tract infections in 10 to 30 minutes. By comparison, the resistance determination currently in use requires one to two days," said PhD student Ozden Baltekin, who performed m...