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Tuesday, 19-June-2018


Stresses on Preventive Healthcare

12 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Modi also said the government has set a target to free India from tuberculosis by 2025 and that the government and insurance companies will jointly provide Rs 5 lakh insurance cover to about 10 crore families per year. In his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister said: "Preventive healthcare is the least costly and the easiest one as well. As much as we are conscious ...

Scholarships for Madrassa Students 

12 weeks ago
Patna:  Students of government-affiliated madrassas will be provided scholarships," Nitish Kumar said at a function here to mark Urdu Day. He said the government would strengthen madrassa infrastructure in the state. He also expressed regrets for not learning Urdu during his student days. "It is my desire that all should learn and...

Scientists Develop Sun Shield 

12 weeks ago
Sydney : The sun shield is made from an ultra-thin biodegradable film that is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and contains calcium carbonate, the same ingredient corals use to make their hard skeletons, Efe news quoted GBRF as saying. The film is "designed to sit on the surface of the water above the corals, rather than directly on the corals, to provide an effective barrier against the sun", according to the Foundation that has been working in collaboration with...

Cellphone-Based Tech for Blood Tests

12 weeks ago
New York: In a paper published in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the researchers detailed a mobile version of the "Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay" (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. "ELISA is an important technology for biochemical analysis of proteins and hormones and is critical for the diagnosis of many diseases, such as HIV and Lyme Disease," said corresponding author Anna Pyayt, Assis...

Bengaluru Airport wins Best Award 

12 weeks ago
Bengaluru: The Kempegowda international airport was given the Skytrax award for being voted as the best regional airport in India and Central Asia by air travellers at the World Airport Awards at Stockholm in Sweden on Wednesday," said Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) in a statement here. As the country's third busiest airport after Mumbai and Delhi, the airport...

BHEL to Make Space Grade Cells For ISRO

12 weeks ago
Bengaluru: We have entered into a technology transfer agreement with BHEL to make space grade Li-Ion cells," it said in a statement here. The agreement was signed on Thursday in the presence of ISRO Chairman K. Sivan and BHEL Managing Director Atul Sobti at the space agency headquarters here. &qu...

Paperless Air Travel may Soon in India 

12 weeks ago
Jaipur: Leveraging India's national Aadhaar biometric identity system with our Smart Path technology, SITA will deliver a seamless biometric experience across all airlines and airports -- both domestic and international -- in India," said Maneesh Jaikrishna, SITA Vice President - Indian Subcontinent, Eastern and Southern Africa. "This will allow passengers to use their biometric identity, no matter where they travel," Jaikrishna said speaking at the "Air T...

Grilled Meat Can Make Your BP Levels Soar

12 weeks ago
New York:  The findings showed 17 per cent higher risk of developing high blood pressure among those who grilled, broiled, or roasted beef, chicken or/and fish more than 15 times a month, compared with less than four times a month. The risk was 15per cent higher among those who prefer their food well done, compared with those who prefer rarer meats. The study showed that when meat protein is charred or exposed to high temperatures, it produces ch...

Banana Plant Extract Help Relish Melt-Proof Ice Cream

12 weeks ago
New York:   The findings showed that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase shelf life and potentially replace fats used to make the tasty treat. "Our findings suggest that cellulose nanofibres extracted from banana waste could help improve ice cream in several ways," Robin Zuluaga Gallego, from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia.  "In particular, the fibres could lead to the development of a thicker and more palatable dessert, which would take longer to melt. As a resu...

Freshwater Ecosystems Investment Shields Poor Farmers

12 weeks ago
Rome:   Drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting and saltwater tolerant crops "will go a long way" towards protecting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and food security for millions of people around the world, IFAD said. The findings are contained in a new IFAD report 'The Water Advantage: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Water Stress', which draws evidence from a review of IFAD-supported projects in six countries. By improving access to clean water and helping farmers manage water resources more effectively, communities are more resilient to climate change and to e...

New Instrument to Help Sun Incoming Energy

13 weeks ago
Washington:  The instrument, Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March, NASA said.  "TSIS-1 extends a long data record that helps us understand the Sun's influence on Earth's radiation budget, ozone layer, atmospheric circulation, and ecosystems, and the effects that solar variability has on ...

New Diabetes Drug Help to Reduce Weight

13 weeks ago
New York: The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion and appetite, the researcher said. This randomised study of weight loss induced with semaglutide in people with obesity but without diabetes has shown the highest weight reductions yet seen for any pharmaceutical intervention," said lead author Patrick M. O'Neil, professor at the Medical University of So...