sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 21-October-2017


President Launches Cleanliness Campaign In UP

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: Construction of toilets is more important than temples," he said while launching 'Swachhta hi Seva' campaign from Ishwariganj village in Kanpur district, adding that the cleanliness mission had brought a new awakening among the people. Today, our country is fighting a decisive battle against uncleanliness. We have two years to achieve the targets of Swachh Bharat Mission. The 'Swachhta hi Seva' campaign is a nationwide attempt to strengthen this mission," an official statement quoted Kovind as saying. He said keeping the surroundings clean was not ...

Focusing On Resolving Landfill Site Issues

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, was talking about a 15-day-long campaign "Swachhta Hi Sewa" (Sanitation is Service) to mark the third anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The campaign will be launched by President Ram Nath Kovind in Kanpur Rural on Friday. It will mark a series of events, including mass and voluntary cleaning drive of iconic places that would include several celebrities. During the fortnight, issues like garbage landfills, open defecation and others will be discussed. The c...

Vedanta To Shut Five Odisha Units 

5 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar: The company has been asked to shut two units at the thermal power plant and three units at the Captive Power Plant (CPP) in Jharsuguda district's Katikela area. Following a breach in the ash pond dyke wall in Jharsuguda at the end of August, the OSPCB served a direction resulting in a temporary closure of three units of 135 MW each of the 1,215 MW CPP, and two units of 600 MW each of the 2,400 MW power plant. The remaining units of the 1,215 MW plant have been allowed to operate until October 12 and the remaining units of the 2,400 MW plant until Septem...

Cassini To Dive Into Saturn At 113,000 Kms

5 weeks ago
Washington: The final plunge will take place on the day side of Saturn, near local noon, with the spacecraft entering the atmosphere around 10 degrees north latitude, NASA said.  The spacecraft's fateful dive is the final beat in the mission's Grand Finale, 22 weekly dives, which began in late April, through the gap between Saturn and its rings.  No spacecraft has ever ventured so close to the planet before. The mission's final calculations predict loss of contact with the Cassini spacecraft will take place on Friday at 7:55 a.m. EDT.  Cassini will enter Saturn...

Population Explosion Hampering Sustainable Development

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: There is need for large-scale awareness on the population issue. Increasing population has created several problems vis-a-vis development, employment opportunities, and health services," he said. He was speaking after inaugurating a conference on "Enhancing role of parliamentarians in the inter-linkage between population issues and the 2030 agenda of sustainable development". Most countries face the problem of providing quality and accessible medical facilities to the poor. Several countries are facing high infant mortality due to lack of proper medical facil...

Dark Chocolates For Healthy Heart

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: Sonia Narang, Wellness and Nutrition Expert, Oriflame India and Meher Rajput, Nutritionists and Dietician, FITPASS share that how dark chocolates can be healthy too.  * Dark chocolate is also pre-loaded with decent amounts of soluble fibre and potential minerals. It contains Oleic acid, Stearic acid and Palmitic acid.  * Loaded with organic compounds which are biologically active, dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure and improve the flow of blood in your body. It greatly helps in decreasing the levels of oxidised LDL Cholesterol in men.  * Eating...

Health And Fitness App Industry Grew 

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: From 2014 to 2015, the industry demonstrated a year-over-year growth of 178 per cent, while from 2016 to 2017 it grew only nine per cent, said the survey by Flurry from Oath, a global mobile analytics firm. To understand the slowdown, the health and fitness market was segmented into four sub-categories: workout and weight loss, general health, nutrition, and studios and fitness content. The findings showed that the largest subcategory, "workout and weight loss", showed a significantly slower year-over-year growth rate. From 67 per cent in 2015, it went down to 11 ...

Scratching Helps Boost Social Bonding In Monkeys

5 weeks ago
London: The findings showed that scratching in the monkeys is more than an itch and was more likely to occur in times of heightened stress, such as being close to high-ranking individuals or to non-friends. During such stressful experiences scratching appeared to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict, suggesting that it might have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion. Observable stress behaviours could have evolved as a way of reducing aggression in socially complex species of primates. Showing others you are stressed could benefit both the scratcher and those watc...

American Zoo Begin Training Indian Vets

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: The nine day training programme "Capacity Building Of Indian Zoo Veterinarians On Animal Health Management In Captivity", is being held here at the Delhi Zoo. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, who had noticed the difficulties faced by the coo veterinarians in the diagnosis of diseases and treatment of the wild animals kept in captivity, called for more such workshops. The National Zoological Park, New Delhi must strive to become the best Zoological Park in the world," he said. Under the programme, Indian veterinarians will be exposed to the technique and procedures being...

Adopt Tailored Solutions To Eliminate Tb By 2030

5 weeks ago
New Delhi:  The WHO South East Asia Region includes India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The global health body said that there is a need for countries to identify the package of interventions best suited to their challenges -- whether that means focusing on strengthening TB services, accelerating case detection or investing in research and development. All countries face unique challenges, meaning they should each adapt the regional and global strategies to their conte...

Rivers Linked Through Waterways

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: But if A.C. Kamraj -- a hydro scientist and an expert member of the government's interlinking of rivers project -- is to be believed, an alternative method of linking rivers can be adopted with far better results and zero disputes over the share of water. Kamraj, also the head of National Waterways Development Technology, said the National Waterways Project envisages a way in which the two rivers can be linked through a waterway built on an even plane enabling two-way flow between the rivers. Also known as Smart Waterways, the project is evolved by Kamraj. One of the advantages o...

Nestle launches first food safety institute in India 

6 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to the company, NFSI India, -- a part of Nestle R&D Centre India located in Manesar -- will work closely with the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of NFSI India is to build and share knowledge through collaborative partnerships for strengthening the food safety environment in India," a company statement said. It added that the laboratory of NFSI India is equipped with high-end analytical technology. The food safety environment in India is changing dynamically and so are the consumers. There is an increasing consciousness among them on the quality of food consumed," said Suresh Narayanan,...