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Tuesday, 12-December-2017


Genes Behind Evolution Of Human Skin Colour Identified

8 weeks ago
New York: Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found mutations associated with both light and dark pigmentation in diverse African populations that originated more than 300,000 years ago, and some emerged roughly one million years ago, well before the emergence of modern humans.  "We have identified new genetic variants that contribute to the genetic basis of one of the most strikingly variable traits in modern humans," said Sarah Tishkoff, Professor at the varsity.  When people think of skin colour in Africa most would think of darker skin, but we show that within Africa there ...

Air Pollution Intensifies In Delhi-Ncr

8 weeks ago
New Delhi: The average PM2.5 (particles in air with diameter less than 2.5 mm) level in Delhi till 8 p.m. was recorded at 119, considered 'poor', showed data by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The international permissible limit for PM2.5 is 25 micro grammes per cubic metre while for India, it is 60. Cautioning, especially those with heart or lung diseases, apart from old people and children to avoid any prolonged or heavy exertion, SAFAR had forecast further intensification in PM2.5 levels in air on Saturday -- considered 'very poor'

Central Water Commission Signs Mous

10 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to the release, the Water Resource Ministry is working towards capacity building in areas of dam safety through World Bank-assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) and has taken on board selected premier academic and research institutes. DRIP is assisting in rehabilitation of 225 dams in seven states, which are experiencing different levels of distress. Owners of these dams require technical support for investigation of dam conditions and in supporting rehabilitation efforts, it said, adding that the government has decided to enhance the capability of selected premier acad...

Nobel Prize Goes To Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

10 weeks ago
Stockholm: The scientists were awarded the Nobel prize "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced here on Tuesday. While Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the prize, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the other half of the prize. On September 14, 2015, the universe's gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the U...

Health Ministry Adjudged Best Department During 'Swachhta Pakhwada

10 weeks ago
New Delhi : 'Swachhta Pakhwada' activities were organised within the ministry offices, in central government hospitals and in public health facilities across 29 states and seven union territories from February 1 to 15 earlier this year.  More pertinently, in addition to the envisaged activities, some of the key contributions include mass awareness generation initiatives through rallies, street plays, painting competitions, leveraging the participation and support of public representatives, NGOs, school children and the community. These activities are considered critical for sustaining the...

Beware Wheat Rust, Enemy From Air

10 weeks ago
Bengaluru: This is the finding of the first-ever study aimed at identifying likely scenarios for the global spread of this devastating crop disease caused by a fungus called "Puccinia graminis". If this disease erupts in one location, the highly virulent strains of the fungus can spread to distant places through trillions of pathogenic fungal spores dispersed by winds across countries and continents. The incredibly deadly strain of stem rust Ug99 -- so called because it was first detected in Uganda in 1999 -- is considered a threat to global food security and has so far not been detected in India. T...

Inflammation Linked To Belly Fat In Elderly

10 weeks ago
New York: Older adults, regardless of body weight, have increased belly fat. However, when they need to expend energy, older people do not burn the energy stored in fat cells as efficiently as younger adults, leading to the accumulation of harmful belly fat, said lead author Vishwa Deep Dixit, Professor at Yale University in Connecticut, US.  The underlying cause for this unresponsiveness in fat cells was unknown yet. In the study, published in the journal Nature, the researchers discovered a new type of specialised immune cells known as macrophages, that resides on the nerves in belly fat.  These n...

Satyarthi’s Bharat Yatra

11 weeks ago
SHILLONG/ GUWAHATI: The founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan had on September 11, commenced his 35-day long nationwide march. The 11,000-kilometre ‘yatra’ is touring through 22 states, starting from the coastal city Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and culminating on October 16 in the national capital. The Bharat Yatra is a three-year long campaign to create awareness for making India a country safe for children. The theme for this year’s Bharat Yatra campaign is ‘Let us together create a safe childhood for our children’.

Promoting Clean And Healthy Durga Puja Celebrations

11 weeks ago
GUWAHATI: Durga Puja, which begins on Tuesday, is being celebrated by over 500 committees in the city. Eco Tourism Society of North East seeks to encourage Durga Puja committees to keep the surrounding clean and green.  This is the seventh year of the award. Since 2011 the number of eco-friendly idols in Guwahati has increased from 3 to 75 and this year most of the major Durga Puja committees are using eco-friendly materials, mostly bamboo, in decorating their pandals which itself speaks the awareness generated by the Prakriti Award. &ldquo...

AI Employees To Maintain Personal Fitness

11 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to Air India's Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, "alertness and responsive" levels of employees is crucial in the airline industry. This is an industry where many facets of customer service have to be executed professionally... Good health leads to a physical, mental and spiritual well-being that augments productivity," Bansal said in a letter to employees dated September 25. I strongly believe that OTP, fitness and swachhta (cleanliness) are small and significant steps to take any organisation to greater heights... I implore you...

Ongc To Fund Solar Electric Stove Project

11 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, funds from the ONGC StartUp Program" will be used to make the idea of solar-powered electric stove a reality.The Prime Minister has challenged the entier energy sector... (the challange) is to develop common electric household stoves that can be powered by solar energy," Pradhan said. For the development of this...startup fund from the energy sector will be used for research, inovation and development of business models by startups. Every household in ...

India Smallest Baby Discharged After 132-Day 

11 weeks ago
Mumbai: According to doctors, Nirvaan was treated by a team of 14 doctors and 50 nursing staff. The baby, who was born on May 12, 2017 during the 22nd week of pregnancy, had a birth weight of 610 gms, with 22 cm head size and a length of 32 cm. Nirvaan had immature lungs at birth requiring ventilatory support right from the labour room. He required respiratory support for 12 weeks which included six weeks of ventilator support. Multiple doses of surfactant injections were instilled into the breathing tube to expand his lungs," said Bhupendra Avasthi, Director of Surya Child Care, Surya Hospital. Explaini...