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Friday, 18-August-2017


Rs 3,694 Crore Allocated To West Bengal For AYUSH

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of NAM, total amount of grant-in-aid of Rs 471.230 lakhs, Rs.1, 924.85 lakhs and Rs 1, 298.056 lakhs have been released during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively to West Bengal, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. "The said amount have been allocated for the activities under AYUSH Services, AYUSH Educational Institution, Quality Control of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASUSH) Drugs, Medicinal Plants, Flexi pool and Administrative cost," said  He said that under NAM, eight camps have been organised in the distric...

India Launches First R&D Facility For High-End Fuels

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: Operated by state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the R&D facility is designed to test all types of fuel including petrol, diesel, ethanol-blended petrol, bio-diesel, CNG, LNG, hydrogen-CNG and 2G-ethanol blends to ensure they meet the superior BS-VI norms that are to be implemented across the country by April 2020, a Petroleum Ministry statement said.  This "first-of-its kind" facility was inaugurated by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Faridabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday. In addition to generating emission data, the facility will also evaluate the fuel blends for energy-efficiency and engine ...

Indian Scientists Identify Aggressive Breast Cancer

3 weeks ago
Kolkata: A team of experts from IIT-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) and Tata Medical Centre (TMC), Kolkata, has devised a computer-assisted model they say can automatically grade breast cancer aggressiveness, even in remote settings, providing fresh impetus to AI-based medical technology in India. It also seeks to reduce human error in identifying breast cancer of various levels of aggressiveness to assist in distinguishing normal and low and higher risk malignant tumours. To do that, the team tapped into deep learning, a form of AI concerned with algorithms inspired by the structure and function of the brain called artificial neural networks. The idea is to as...

US Biologists Discover New Toad Species

3 weeks ago
Washington: The discoveries, detailed in a paper published in science journal, are extremely rare in the US. reports Xinhua news agency. We've found the toads in small, wet habitats surrounded by high-desert completely cut off from other populations," Dick Tracy, lead scientist on the project, said in a statement. "These are absolutely new, true species that have been separated from other populations for 650,000 years," said the renowned biology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since 1985, only three new frog species have been discovered and toad species are even more rare, with the last species discovered north of Mex...

'India's smart cities' plan To Impact Environment'

4 weeks ago
London: Researchers led by Hugh Byrd, professor and a specialist in urban planning at the University of Lincoln, UK, said the detrimental environmental impact would increase at a greater rate than the population. They asked for greater emphasis to be placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, if the harmful impact was to be reduced. The study is based on an analysis of the environmental implications of the planned developments in Bhendi Bazaar -- a 16.5-acre site in Mumbai -- put forward as a flagship of the proposed new "smart" cities. According to the proposal, Bhendi Bazaar would see medium-rise housing (between th...

Stanford Social Innovation Review For Mohalla Clinics

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The city's Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government has till April, has set up over 150 Mohalla Clinics in different parts of the city and aims to take the number to 1,000. Commending the initiative, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, said that healthcare in India - like the US - was far from universal and was not only privatised but also deeply unequal, heavily favouring wealthy patients who have access to urban centres.  "The government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi wants to change that. Since winning elections to govern India...

Scientists To Explore Solar Eclipse

4 weeks ago
New York: NASA's Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme Observer (NASA GO) is a citizen science project that allows users to record observations with a free app. Using the free app and a thermometer, citizen scientists can observe how the eclipse changes atmospheric conditions near them, and contribute to a database used by students and scientists worldwide in order to study the effects of the eclipse on the atmosphere.  "No matter where you are in North America, whether it's cloudy, clear or rainy, NASA wants as many people as possible to help with this citizen science project," Kri...

Implementation Of New Crop Insurance Scheme

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The CSE has prepared a report by assessing and analysing various aspects of the scheme, which points out that the scheme is not beneficial for farmers in vulnerable regions like Marathwada and Bundelkhand. The report highlights several shortcomings such as irregularities in assessment of crop loss, inadequate and delayed compensation, high actuarial premium rates, massive profits to insurance companies, poor execution. Addressing media after release of the report, CSE Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan said the PMBFY was a "far superior scheme than the previous agricultural insurance schemes" but its vision was diluted at s...

Every Hamlet In Odisha Seeks Anganwadi Centre

4 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar: Patnaik made the request to Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi during a meeting at the Odisha Bhavan in New Delhi. Anganwadi is a type of rural mother and child care centre that provides basic healthcare. He also requested that the approved rate for supplementary nutrition be enhanced and the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers be increased. Mentioning that 3,385 urban centres in the state do not have pucca buildings of their own, he urged the minister to provide Rs 250 crore for construction of Anganwadi buildings in these centres. The Chief Minister also said the Central share of funds under the Integrate...

App Helps Kashmiri Woman Become Pregnancy

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The patient, who suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, despite undergoing treatment at the IVF Centre and Human Reproduction at SRGH, was unable to visit Delhi as per doctor's requirement, the hospital authorities said on Thursday. Treatment for infertility, notably, requires frequent follow up visits for ovarian follicular scans and review of these scans for treatment interventions. According to the doctors, that is where the "My Follow Up app" was utilised to give her the medical advices and share the important reports from both the ends of patients and the medical team. This particular patient required gonadotrophin ...

Environment Minister Says Use Bicycle Once A Week

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: Use cycle at least once a week, as it will prove beneficial to the environment as well as our health," the minister said here while leading a plantation drive. Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the flora and fauna.Terming planting trees a "divine work", the Environment Minister said that one should treat them like a family member. "They not only help in making the environment pure but also provide life-giving oxygen, fruits, flowers, shade and cool the environment," the minister said. "People should plant more and more saplings to stop the imbalance in nature," he added. ...

WHO Calls for Tobacco Control Worldwide

4 weeks ago
Geneva: In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure.Ten years ago, in 2007, the number was only one billion, or 15 percent of the world's population, Xinhua reported. However, tobacco use has still become the leading single preventable cause of death worldwide, killing over seven million people each year. Its economic costs are also enormous, totaling more than $1.4 trillion in healthcare and lost productivity, according to the WHO. Meantime, the tobacco industry continues to hamper govern...