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Friday, 18-August-2017


Dr. Pathak Awarded Indian Affairs Social Reformer Of The Year 2017

2 weeks ago
Mumbai: Dr Bindeshwar Pathak on being conferred upon the prestigious "Indian Affairs Social Reformer of the Year 2017 Award" handed over by His Excellency Raj Purohit, MLA Colaba Mumbai in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai, today.  The award instituted by Network 7 Media Group is part of the annual event, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards, the 8th edition of which was organised by the media house.

Akshay Kumar Appointed UP Brand Ambassador Of Swachh Bharat Mission

2 weeks ago
Lucknow: The Chief Miniser Yogi Adityanath on Friday appointed Bollyood Flim Star Akshay Kumar Brand Ambassador of  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for Uttar Pradesh. The State government also made his upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek prem Katha’ tax-free in Uttar Pradesh and promised to the Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar watch the film with his entire Cabinet. The film is based on making he country open defecation free (ODF). The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alrea...

Csir-Isro Join Hands For Satellite Navigation

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: The CSIR is the custodian and mandated to maintain the Indian Standard Time (IST), and as per the memorandum of understanding (MoU), it will provide time and frequency traceability to the ISRO. At national level, time synchronisation is essential for all kinds of financial transactions, stock handling, digital archiving, time stamping, international trade, national security and to prevent cyber crimes. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Department of Space Jitendra Singh at CSIR Science Centre here. ...

Ayurvedic Medicines For Diabetes

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Drugs by the name AYUSH 82 for Type II Diabetes Mellitus and AYUSH SG for rheumatoid arthritis have been commercialised," Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. According to the minister, the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) has filed for patent of another drug, namely D5 Chooranam. The medicine is for treating Diabetes Mellitus. The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has developed several drugs, including Coleus forskohlii, Catharanthus roseus, Cyclosporinum and Azathioprium, among others. Drugs developed b...

Dengue Deaths Rattle Bengal

2 weeks ago
KOLKATA :  The state government which has been rattled over five deaths so far in the deadly disease, has directed the workers to undertake the vector control exercise on a war footing in those parts to arrest further spread of the disease. The municipal administration in Kolkata, Salt Lake, Dum Dum and Rajarhat besides adjoining areas has directed the schools, nursing homes and all other institutions in the locality to clean up their respective campuses in the two/three days and ensure that there is no place for accumulation of water which is widely...

66 Quintals Polythene Bags Seized In Agra

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Agra: The officials said the consignments from Gujarat had come in two trucks to the warehouse in Freeganj area here. Of the lot, 34 quintals had been sold to local shopkeepers, and the remaining 66 quintals was about to be lifted. Warehouse manager Nand Kishore was arrested. Polythene bags under 20 microns are banned in Agra. Polythene bags are considered to be the chief pollutants that obstruct drains, choke sewers and eventually find way into the Yamuna river.

Northeast’s largest bus terminal

2 weeks ago
ITANAGAR:  The inter-state bus terminal (ISMT), located at Lekhi village of Naharlagun near here, is spread across an area of 86,460 sq feet. It will be formally inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on August 12. The ISBT has been constructed by Urban Development (UD) department of the State at a cost Rs 2039 lakh. It will be operated by the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service. The terminal will have facilities like enclosed areas for breast feeding mothers and special rooms for differently-abled people. There will be separate counters for private and government buses, besides counters for local taxis/trekker. Among othe...

Public Opinion To Play Important Role In Swachch Rankings

2 weeks ago
Lucknow: As per new guidelines, the Union Urban development ministry has doubled the total marks from 2,000 to 4,000. About 35 per cent marks out of total marks are attributed to citizens’ feedback. Marks under this category have also been doubled from 600 to 1400 in deciding next year’s rankings of cities under the Swachch Bharat Mission. The ministry has also started negative marking to ensure that the municipal corporations do not make any false claims to get their rankings improved. If any information provided by the corporation were found to be incorrect, all marks under that category will be deducted.The Mission team will do a reality c...

Sunglasses Can Generate Solar Power

2 weeks ago
London: The invention can pave the way for other future applications such as the integration of organic solar cells into windows or overhead glazing, the researchers said. We bring solar power to places where other solar technologies fail," said Alexander Colsmann, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.  The solar glasses we developed are an example of how organic solar cells may be employed in applications that would not be feasible with conventional photovoltaics," added Dominik Landerer, doctoral student at the KIT.  The solar cell lenses, perfectly fitted to a commercial frame, have a thickness of approx...

Noise Pollution Lead To Cardiac Problems

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Acute noise exposure increases blood pressure by releasing the stress hormones and also increases the risk of heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attack and brain stroke. Exposure to loud noises, like living near the airports or railway stations, causes increase in the adrenaline which is a fight and flight hormone and increases the heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in heart diseases," said Jasvinder Singh Anand, Senior Consultant of Internal Medicine at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram. Stating that sudden acute noise pollution caused the extreme harm, Anand said normally, there could be a dip in the blood pressure at night when peopl...

Pranab Mukharji Says Forests Part Of Our Spiritual Culture

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Mukherjee told the officers that they had chosen a very noble profession and that the onus of protecting the spiritual and cultural heritage embosomed in forests lay with them. You have chosen a very noble profession. Forests have always been special to Indian ethos and culture. Our civilisation has derived its intellectual and spiritual strength from forests. These forests, therefore, are not merely a resource but they also cover the cultural, spiritual and intellectual heritage of the country," he said. The world is becoming aware of the dangers of environmental degradation that has threatened the very survival of the humankind, the for...

'Baby Talk' Important Part Of Evolution

2 weeks ago
Sydney: According to a new study published on Wednesday, the Western Sydney University revealed that mothers unconsciously raise the pitch of their voice as an evolutionary trait in order to comfort their babies and make themselves appear friendlier, Xinua news agency reports. It also helps babies learn language, as the sounds are clearer and easier to disseminate. "What we found in this study was that mothers weren't actually making more exaggerated movements with their tongue to make the sound clearer," lead author Dr Marina Kalashnikova said. "They were shortening the side of the vocal track and that was leading to a higher pit...