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Saturday, 21-October-2017


Bengal Plans To Install Gps In Private Buses

10 weeks ago
KOLKATA : Since the government buses plying along the busy sectors fail to accommodate commuters during the peak office hours, passengers are often seen crowding the road and scurrying to make it to some of the private buses that arrive. Once the display boards in the bus stops start beaming the position of the private bus and its expected time of arrival, the jostling among the passengers could to a great extent be minimized, said a senior official in the state transport department. Presently, commuters get to know the whereabout of a government bus...

Scientists Make Breakthrough Miscarriage Prevention

10 weeks ago
Sydney: The discovery, announced on Thursday at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, said that the common supplement Niacin, known as Vitamin B3, can cure molecular deficiencies that cause birth defects and miscarriages in women, reports Xinhua news agency. Until now, the cause of 80 per cent of birth defects had remained unknown to scientists, but with this discovery, pregnant women around the world will now be able to prevent many common abnormalities such as cleft palate, kidney, heart, and spinal issues. The lead scientist who made this remarkable discovery, professor Sally Dun...

Avoid Processed Food For Healthy Teeth

10 weeks ago
New Delhi: Romsha Vashishth, Consultant, Oro-Dental Surgeon and Implantologist at Columbia Asia Hospital and Aarti Bhasin, Consultant Dentist at Prive Skin & Wellness Clinic have listed few tips: * Follow a oral hygiene routine: Brush your teeth twice a day and use desensitize toothpaste to avoid sensitive teeth which is a common problem in the monsoon season. * Reduce intake of added sugars, preservatives and processed foods: Since every sip or bite is an acid attack it has too many micro-organisms.  * Replace old or worn toothbrushes: If your toothbrush is older than 2...

Indians Going Online For Banking

10 weeks ago
New Delhi: The survey, 'Customer Experience in Banking', by global tech company Avaya, which covered India, Britain, Australia and the UAE with 5,000 respondents, showed that customers in India were more likely to use a mobile banking app than customers in the other three countries. According to the findinds, 26 per cent of Indian customers prefer to access services via bank's website. The same number prefer mobile app rather than talking to a human agent -- compared to 19 per cent in Australia, 21 per cent in Britain and 24 per cent in the UAE. The report added that 58 per cent of Indian customer...

Rapid Method For Determining Antibiotic

10 weeks ago
London: While the test is primarily intended for urinary tract infections -- a condition that, globally, affects approximately 100 million women a year -- researchers believe the method could be usable for other types of infection, such as blood infections where prompt, correct choice of antibiotic is critical to the patient.  We've developed a new method that allows determination of bacterial resistance patterns in urinary tract infections in 10 to 30 minutes. By comparison, the resistance determination currently in use requires one to two days," said PhD student Ozden Baltekin, who performed m...

Traditional Medicines Developed For Diabetes

10 weeks ago
New Delhi: In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said that traditional medicines have also been developed for mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRAS) has developed medicines like Rasayan A & B for geriatric health, AYUSH-A for Bronchial Asthma, AYUSH-D for Diabetes Mellitus, C1 oil for wound healing and AYUSH-SL for Lymphatic Filariasis among others, said Naik. Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) has developed D5 chooranam for diabetes mellitus, Rasagandhi mezhugu for Fibroid...

Maximum River Have Polluted Stretches

10 weeks ago
New Delhi: It said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) made an assessment in 2015 and identified 302 polluted river stretches on 275 rivers. CPCB monitors water quality of 445 rivers across the country and has made long term assessment of water quality of rivers with respect to Biochemical oxygen demand the indicator of organic pollution," Harsh Vardhan told the Lok Sabha in a written answer. The polluted stretches include 49 in Maharashtra, 28 in Assam, 21 in Madhya Pradesh, 20 in Gujarat, 17 in West Bengal, 15 in Karnataka, 13 each in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, 12 each in Manipur and Odisha, 1...

WB govt in talks with World Bank

10 weeks ago
KOLKATA :  The West Bengal government which has been negotiating with the World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for implementing a marathon project to control floods in the state, is on the verge of a tie-up with the financial entities. As per the document available here, the government has submitted a Rs 2,865 crore plan out of which 70 per cent of the sanctioned money will be provided by the overseas financial agencies and the balance would have to be forked out by the state authorities.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Biomarkers Found

10 weeks ago
Francisco: The findings showed evidence that inflammation is a driver of CFS, the underpinnings of which have eluded scientists for decades, Xinhua news agency reported. The CFS leads many patients to have flu-like symptoms common in inflammation-driven diseases, while other patients may have symptoms sometimes manifesting as heart problems, mental impairment, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, muscle pain, tender lymph nodes, said Jose Montoya, Professor of Infectious Diseases and lead author of the study. More than one million people in the US suffer from the CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis....

Lifecell Becomes Blood Stem Cell Registry

10 weeks ago
Chennai: Within just four months of its launch, the stem cell bank has surpassed the collective number of cord blood units preserved with public banks in India, where the probability of finding a match has been low. Over 70 per cent of Indian patients requiring donor stem cells are left in the lurch.  But with the community banking model at LifeCell amalgamating the open access of a public bank with the availability of vast yet under-utilised stem cell resources of a private bank, things changed, Mayur Abhaya, LifeCell CEO, said. Abhaya said all this was at no additional cost and within ...

Dr. Pathak Awarded Indian Affairs Social Reformer Of The Year 2017

11 weeks ago
Mumbai: Dr Bindeshwar Pathak on being conferred upon the prestigious "Indian Affairs Social Reformer of the Year 2017 Award" handed over by His Excellency Raj Purohit, MLA Colaba Mumbai in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai, today.  The award instituted by Network 7 Media Group is part of the annual event, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards, the 8th edition of which was organised by the media house.

Akshay Kumar Appointed UP Brand Ambassador Of Swachh Bharat Mission

11 weeks ago
Lucknow: The Chief Miniser Yogi Adityanath on Friday appointed Bollyood Flim Star Akshay Kumar Brand Ambassador of  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for Uttar Pradesh. The State government also made his upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek prem Katha’ tax-free in Uttar Pradesh and promised to the Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar watch the film with his entire Cabinet. The film is based on making he country open defecation free (ODF). The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alrea...