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Saturday, 22-September-2018


Astronomers find First Carbon-Rich Asteroid 

19 weeks ago
Washington:  This object, designated 2004 EW95, likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has been flung billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt, the study said. The researchers found that the asteroid's reflectance spectrum -- the specific pattern of wavelengths of light reflected from an object -- was different to that of similar small Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs), which typically have uninteresting, featureless spectra that reveal little information about their composition. "The reflectance spectrum of 2...

Odisha launches Slum Land title Transfer Project

19 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar:  Patnaik handed over land rights certificates to the first beneficiaries as part of the project, aiming to improve the lives of the urban poor in the state by creating sustainable living conditions for them. Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata, renowned architect Lord Norman Foster and land rights activist Gautam Bhan were also present on the occasion, it said, adding that the project will benefit approximately one million people residing in 2,500 slums across the state, over the next few years. In the first phase, land rights were provided to 2,000 slum-dwellers of ni...

More needs to be done on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

19 weeks ago
Mumbai: Amitabh, 75, re-tweeted a video from the official page of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In the video, the "Piku" star is seen talking about making India open defecation-free and building toilets in villages.  It was captioned: "As the Swachh Bharat Mission is moving towards building an Open Defecation Free India, the contribution of the youth is now more important than ever. Join the Swachh Bharat Summer internship and help us build a cleaner nation." Amitabh added: "More awareness needs to be made for this campaign...I work towards this not only ...

Required to install Solar Systems

19 weeks ago
Los Angeles:  To cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 per cent in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the California Energy Commission on Wednesday adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020, Xinhua news agency reported citing the commission. The agency hopes that the energy efficiency standards for new buildings will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road. According to the new rule, solar systems will be installed on all new houses as well ...

Communication with parents boosts child brain

20 weeks ago
New York: The findings of the 14-year study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, suggest that robust parent-child communication has an impact on health behaviour in adulthood. These findings highlight the value of prevention and intervention efforts targeting parenting skills in childhood as a means to foster long-term, adaptive neurocognitive development," said study co-author Allen Barton from the University of Georgia in the US. In 2001, the research team began a longitudinal study involving rural US families with a child 11 years of age.&...

New communication satellite

20 weeks ago
Beijing: The satellite was sent into orbit by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. This was the 273rd mission of the Long March rocket series, Xinhua reported. Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The user of the satellite is Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Co. Ltd. The satellite will provide TV transmission, communication, Internet and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

First medical college to open in mizoram

20 weeks ago
Imphal: The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday. The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for setting up the college," he said. Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla initiated the institution's establishment keeping in mind the rising number of medical aspirants in the state. Fimate said:, "Mizoram has been getting just 10 seats every year in the Regio...

Grid-connected rooftop solar plant

20 weeks ago
New Delhi: Shiv Bhole Cooperative Group Housing Society (CGHS) in Dwarka has become the first such housing society to install a 100KW grid-connected rooftop solar plant, a BSES release said. Each of the 60 flats will save around Rs 4,500 annually in their electricity bills, while the solar plants will be able to offset around 32 per cent of a resident's annual carbon emission," it said. The plant has been installed by Green Ripples Pvt Ltd following RESCO business model that entails providing electricity at a cost identified through competitive biddi...

Regular sauna baths cut risk of stroke

20 weeks ago
London: In the 15-year follow-up study, published in the journal Neurology, the researchers found that people taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, placing a heavy human and economic burden on societies. According to the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, mechanisms driving the association of sauna bathing with reduced stroke may include a reduction in blood pressure, stimulation of immune system, a positive impact on the autonomic...

132-pound ovarian tumour removed

20 weeks ago
Washington: The patient, who wished to remain anonymous, reported that the tumour began growing at a rate of about 10 pounds per week in November 2017.  A medical team, including 12 surgeons, removed it in a five-hour procedure on February 14 at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, said Vaagn Andikyan, a gynaecologic oncologist for Western Connecticut Health Network and a lead surgeon on the case. They removed her left ovary, where it originated, her left (fallopian) tube, and affected peritoneal tissue adhering to the ovary, CNN reported. Three months since the surgery, the patient is recovering well and has returned t...

Skill development programmes in Odisha

20 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Rural Development plans to hold the programmes in 164 blocks of 30 districts, said Jaykant Singh, Senior Head (State Engagement) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday. Jaykant Singh said that a state-level programme will also be organised at Habeli ground in Khurda district. Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the programmes, while Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram will participate in programmes in different blocks under Sundergarh distri...

Gut bacteria linked to cause of heart attack

20 weeks ago
Toronto: Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries.The researchers believe that the new finding could open the door for new treatment options for those patients with unexplained plaque build-up in the arteries. In order to understand the role that bacteria in the gut may play in atherosclerosis, the researchers examined blood levels of metabolic products of the intestinal microbiome. They studied 316 people from different groups of patients, including those with unexplained atherosclerosis, who do not have any traditional risk fac...