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Friday, 18-August-2017

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SHIELD EYES INFECTION DURING MONSOON

6 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Avoid infections like conjunctivitis, sties, dry eyes and corneal ulcers by using clean towels and more, say experts. Uma Singh, Medical Consultant at Ozone Group, Gowri Kulkarni, Head of Medical Operations, DocsApp and Shailja Mittal, Creative Head at Zapyle, have listed ways to avoid eye problems: * Most eye diseases are transmitted by hand-to-eye contact. Therefore, wash your hands before touching your eyes in order to reduce or prevent infection. * Avoid rubbing your eyes as that only increases the chances of spreading the infection. Instead, use disposable tissues to wipe off t...
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'PERFECT THERMAL STORM' 

6 weeks ago
Sydney: While warmer water temperature is generally associated with coral bleaching, the new study, published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, suggests that a combination of factors made the 2016 Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching particularly severe. When water is too warm, corals expel the algae living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality, according to National Ocean Service, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

ASSAM’S FISHFED GOES ONLINE

6 weeks ago
Guwahati, July 4: Assam Apex Cooperative Fish Marketing and Processing Federation Limited (Fishfed) has launched an online purchase platform (www.fishfedassam.org) through which consumers in Guwahati can place their fish orders online. There will be no delivery charges. Fishfed procures around 50,000 kg of fish from its societies in the State for marketing every year. There are 256 registered societies under Fishfed, with a farmer base of around 24,000 spread across the State.

E-LEARNING CENTRES IN MEGHALAYA

6 weeks ago
SHILLONG, July 4: The project will be implemented by the state’s Information Technology and Communication Department. To start with, it will induct a batch of 25 candidates and the process of selection has been already initiated. Co-chairman of the State Planning Board John Kharshiing said more that 1,000 schools in the state had benefitted from the IT education schemes for schools, which was partly funded by North Eastern Coun...
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'BEE-VISION' CAN CHANGE DRONES WORLD

6 weeks ago
Canberra:  A human's ability to see colour is heavily affected by changing light around them, but bees are able to see the same colour regardless by using three eyes on top of their head as well as their two main eyes, reports Xinhua news agency. Adrian Dyer, the lead author of a study into bee's vision published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University on Monday, said that the three eyes on top of a bee's head sample the light above them to detect the conditions. Dyer said the discovery of how the three eyes work could solve the long-running problem of how to advance the t...
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HIGH FAT INCREASE BREAST CANCER

6 weeks ago
Washington:  Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased the susceptibility of breast cancer in three generations of female offspring, according to the study published online in the journal Breast Cancer Research on Monday. It is believed that environmental and life-style factors, such as diet, plays a critical role in increasing human breast cancer risk, and so we use animal models to reveal the biological mechanisms responsible for the increase in risk in women and their female progeny," senior author Leena Hilakivi-Clarke,...
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NEWBORN TURTLES IN MATHURA

6 weeks ago
Mathura: The hatchlings were kept under observation for a few hours, after which they were released in Keetham Lake in Agra, a press statement said. Residents of Shahkunj Colony were digging up soil pits for plantation in a neighbourhood park when they came across the two newborn. Worried about their safety, a resident contacted Wildlife SOS, whose members carefully transferred the hatchlings into a safe transport container.
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HUMAN LOGO IN LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS

6 weeks ago
Shillong:  The logo formation was held on Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex, as part of the launch of a state-wide drive to enrol voters with a special focus on first-time electors. A total of 2,830 young boys and girls in the age group of 18 and 19 enrolled as new voters and formed a 75 feet x 120 feet size human logo," Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor told IANS. We are in touch with officials of the Limca Book of Records. We will be sending the documentation (video recording, photographs) to them by July 8. We are hopeful of entering the Lim...
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STUDENTS GET EXPOSURE ON HERITAGE PROTECTION

6 weeks ago
New Delhi:  City-based Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage today said the 15 national winners, picked out from its outreach campaign -- 'My City, My Heritage' -- will tour the capital city from July 5-7. They will visit various monuments and heritage sites and organisations working on preservation and heritage conservation and engage with experts associated with the field. It will include visit to the Aga Khan Foundation, Sanskriti Prathistan, the INTACH headquarters, and interaction with Dastangoi (medieval storytelling art form) artists," the heritage body said. The Heritag...
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RAILWAYS GREEN INITIATIVES

6 weeks ago
Guwahati: Officials said during the last financial year, 6.94 lakh trees were planted by the NFR, while in 2015-16, it was 5.22 lakh. Special drives will be conducted this year to achieve the target of 10 lakh trees this year, the officials said. The NFR has tied up with the Assam Forest department to take the initiative forward. All divisions of NFR will take part in the plantation drives to be carried out in railway land. Besides block plantations, the project envisages plantation of trees on both sides of the railway tracks. Similar agreements for...
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DIGITAL INNER LINE PERMITS

6 weeks ago
ITANAGAR: Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an official travel document issued by the government to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period. It is applicable to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram. Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the web portal www.arunachalilp.com that provides visitors to apply and obtain the mandatory inner line permit (ILP) online from anywhere in the country. A system conceptualized by State Council for IT and e-Governance and developed by Bohniman Systems Pvt ...
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ASSAM TO HAVE SOLAR POWER POLICY

7 weeks ago
Guwahati: Chairing a meeting of the Power Department at the conference room of his office, Chief Minister Sonowal asked the Department to look for ways and means to address the shortfall of electricity requirement through generation of power. Informing that the State has been receiving proposals from the prospective investors for setting up solar power projects in the State, absence of a well laid out policy for solar power, the process has hit the roadblock, Sonowal added.  Chief Minister also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been emp...