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Saturday, 22-September-2018


US invest 150 Billion Dollar in Gas Infrastructure

23 weeks ago
New Delhi: Speaking on the last day of the 16th International Energy Forum here, Tellurian Senior Vice President Amos Hochstein said that since rising oil prices were spurring higher production, US producers were facing a quandary due to lack of adequate pipeline infrastructure to evacuate the associated gas produced.  "We need well over $150 billion worth of investment in infrastructure in the US to support the gas production coming online," Hochstein said. Shale oil producers are reaching a point where they have to make a decision on whether to restrain their production in oi...

First Health And Wellness Centre in Chhattisgarh

23 weeks ago
New Delhi: While the government plans to open 1.5 lakh such centres by 2022, NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul said, of these, 15,000 centres -- equipped to treat a host of communicable and non-communicable diseases -- would be opened by the end of this year. "The Ayushman Bharat has two pillars. The first is to create a network of health and wellness centres to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare to the community, and the second is to provide insurance cover to 40 per cent of India's population for secondary and tertiary care," he told reporters on Thursday. ...

Novel Bed Net provides Greater Protection against Malaria

23 weeks ago
London:The trial in Tanzania showed that a long lasting insecticidal net treated with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (PBO LLIN) reduced the prevalence of malaria by 44 per cent and 33 per cent in the first and second year respectively, compared to a standard net treated with pyrethroid only. The study, published in the journal Lancet, also showed drastic malaria control through indoor residual spraying (IRS) with the insecticide pirimiphos methyl, which after a single spray round reduced malaria infection by 48 per cent for an entire year. "The trial is the first clear ev...

 'Pistol' Emoji with 'Water Gun'

23 weeks ago
San Francisco: The change is part of Twitter's emoji update "Twemoji 2.6," Tech Crunch reported late on Wednesday. In doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for online abusers to troll their victims," the report added. Replacing the weapon gun by a child's toy, first by Apple and now by Twitter makes the effort against gun-culture prevelant in the US very clear.  "A gun should not have a place in the pictorial lang...

Cisco Blueprint to Skill Students for New-Age Technologies

23 weeks ago
Hyderabad:  The blueprint will allow colleges and universities to enable students learn anywhere with "Cisco Connected Classroom" solutions which use the Cisco "Digital Network Architecture" (Cisco DNA) and collaboration solutions such as "WebEx" online meetings and Cisco "Spark" all-in-one communications solution. "Cisco Connected Campus" provides extensive network analytics to help administrators make data-driven decisions while managing facilities, lighting, parking and transportation. "By offering educators and stu...

Cooperation Critical for Women, Child Health

23 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Convergence between ministries, states and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolescents," said Nadda at a panel discussion organised by the Ministry and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), which is a multi-constituency partnership supported by a small secretariat hosted at the WHO" Nadda said the government was committed to collaboration for expanding universal health coverage for women, adolescents and children at the function which was a curtain raiser event for the 2018 Partners'...

Hyderabad can Generate 1,730 MW Rooftop Solar Power

23 weeks ago
Hyderabad: The study, jointly undertaken by Greenpeace India and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), stated that if achieved, Hyderabad can reduce its power demand by almost 15 per cent.  "A big share of this (1,730 MW), nearly 70 per cent, can come from the residential sector... For residents, solar makes for a solid investment, and would cut down on electricity bills considerably," said the report 'Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Hyderabad's Rooftop Potential'. The study scanned the area in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporatio...

New Blood Test to Predict TB Onset 

24 weeks ago
Johannesburg: The new test predicts TB particularly in people living with persons having active TB -- a condition when the immune system is unable to stop the bacteria from growing. The blood test works by measuring the expression levels of four genes signature in the blood known as "RISK4" -- a combination of four genes associated with inflammatory responses. "We found that this prediction (up to two years before the onset of the disease) is possible through measurements of a combination of a four-gene signature in the blood," said lead author Gerhard Walzl, Professor at ...

Dairy Products may Increase Bone Density in Older 

24 weeks ago
New York:  The study found that a higher intake of dairy foods is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the spine in men. The associations were most beneficial in men over age 50, and continued to have positive associations. "The results of this study highlight the beneficial role of a combination of dairy foods upon bone health and these beneficial associations remain irrespective of serum vitamin D status in a person," said Shivani Sahni, Associate Scientist at the Institute For Ageing Research in Boston. For the findi...

6.23 Lakh Household Toilets Constructed in Odisha

24 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar: More than 6.23 lakh toilets in as many households have been constructed in the last financial year. Odisha has now reached 51 per cent of target level. Field action has been expedited to raise it to 56 per cent by April 10," Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan said. Panchayati Raj Department Secretary Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh said the target is to cover 100 per cent households in Odisha by the end of December 2018. Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha held a review meeting through videoconferencing on Monday. As of now, Deoga...

Bihar will get ODF Status Before 2019 

24 weeks ago
Patna:  We are not only constructing toilets as behaviour change is a complex phenomenon. Even after a villager constructs toilet, its use has to be sustained for at least one year for habit change," Rural Development Department Secretary Arvind Choudhary said. Choudhary was speaking at a function "Chalo Champaran - Satyagrah to Swachhagrah' - a social movement for open defecation-free Bihar. He admitted that Bihar is at the bottom on ODF issue, with not even a single district so far declared ODF.  Balamurugan D., CEO of Jeevika and Mission Director, Lohiya S...

Tupperware Containers to Help Nasa Astronauts 

25 weeks ago
Washington: Since 2015, NASA astronauts have supplemented their space diet with fresh greens grown in the Vegetable Production System known as "Veggie" on the ISS. One of the challenges with growing plants in space in "Veggie" has been keeping them properly watered. The Tupperware Brands Corporation has now lent its design expertise to help develop a new approach to watering plants in space, NASA said in a statement on Friday. With the "Veggie" system, astronauts have to push water into each plant pillow with a syringe. In previous crops grown...