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Monday, 11-December-2017


32 Nations Lack Policies For Families 

11 weeks ago
New Delhi:  According to the global body, 40 per cent of the 85 million children live in just two countries - Bangladesh and the US. The report said that data from various countries including India was missing. The report says that only 15 countries, including Cuba, France, Portugal, Russia and Sweden, have all the three essential national policies that support families with young children.  We need to do more to give parents and care givers of young children the support they need during this most critical period of brain development," said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, adding that if n...

Cancer Control Major Challenge For Government

11 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), cancer figures among the leading causes of mortality across the world. And it is very sad to say that the number of cases is rising and in the next two decades, it will be very alarming," said Patel at the launch of a nationwide health initiative with a theme 'Nurturing the Nurturer', amidst an audience that included cancer survivors, doctors and champions of the cause like model-actress Lisa Ray. The initiative is a step forward by Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group with focus to sensitize women ...

Vrindavan Widows Find Solace In Blue-Jacket 

11 weeks ago
Vrindavan: The Ramakrishna Mission Hospital says the woman was found on a street. She was in terrible agony when she was admitted. Every day, as nurses and staff clean her hands, the maggots drop from soggy flesh. The anonymous woman is expected to survive. But it will be a long road to recovery. For now she gets daily visits from activists aligned to a spiritual group who, since starting work on a modest scale in this Hindu holy town in late 2014, now cater to the needs of around 4,000 destitute widows. The volunteers, easily recognised by the blue jackets they wear, talk to her lovingly and assure her that ...

Pollens Reasons Of Asthma Attacks

11 weeks ago
New Delhi: The study, published in the Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, says not only vehicular pollution, but pollen in the atmosphere is also responsible for triggering respiratory allergy in more than 30 per cent of the population. Contrary to popular belief, not vehicular, it is the pollen grains, fungal spores, dust mites, insect debris and animal epithelial that include major causative agents," said the study conducted by the National Centre of Respiratory Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute. While pollens were a...

Nasscom Offers Rs 10-Lakh Grant For Social Innovations

11 weeks ago
Bengaluru: The Nasscom Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) will award grants of Rs 10 lakh each to winners of innovations in five areas of financial inclusion, healthcare, environment, education and accessibility," the Foundation said in a statement here. City-based software services firm Mphasis is the donor partner in the 10th edition of the programme. The forum has invited applications from non-government organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises across the country with innovative projects that use technology for solving key development issues. The last date is October 31. The NSIF is the country...

Focusing On Eradicating Malnutrition

11 weeks ago
New Delhi: After the resounding success of Modiji's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme that brought about a phenomenal change in the mindset, a similar approach is needed to fight malnutrition, particularly among mothers and children," she said. The Minister was addressing the "National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition" here. The conference was organised by the WCD Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of "Mission Malnutrition Free India-2022". Gandhi ...

Supermassive Black Holes Can Form Tightly Bound Pairs

11 weeks ago
Pune: The study published in the journal Nature Astronomy sheds light on a class of black holes having a mass upwards of one million times the mass of the Sun. The study was led by Preeti Kharb from the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Pune and co-authored by Dharam Vir Lal, also at NCRA-TIFR and David Merritt at Rochester Institute of Technology in the US. The dual black hole we found has the smallest separation of any so far detected through direct imaging," said Merritt. The supermassive black holes are locat...

India's First Centre For Animal Law Comes Up At NALSAR

12 weeks ago
Hyderabad: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the centre at the university on Friday. As mentor of the centre, she advised the students to do research on critical issues. She said there was need for more research on several issues in view of increasing litigation about animal rights and their welfare. The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholde...

President Launches Cleanliness Campaign In UP

12 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

12 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 

12 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

12 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...