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Sachin Tendulkar Participates in the Swacchata Hi Seva Campaign

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachhta Hi Seva campaign leading the cleanliness campaign in Mumbai. He did ‘shramdaan’ by cleaning the streets in Bandra. Continuing the trend of celebrity support to this campaign Malayalam superstar Mammootty has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi invitation to participate in the Swachhta Hi Seva movement. The ...

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PM wishes former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh on his birthday

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has wished former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on his birthday. “Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health”, the Prime Minister said.

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Dino-killing asteroid’s impact on bird evolution

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That’s one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study published in Systematic Biology. Cornell University Ph.D. candidate Jacob Berv and University of Bath Prize Fellow Daniel Field ...

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Smartphone apps reduce depression

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition. Depression is the most prevalent mental disorder and a leading cause of global disability, with mental health services worldwide struggling to meet the demand for ...

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For a better ‘I,’ there needs to be a supportive ‘we’

If you’re one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you. People who view their relationships as supportive may confidently strive for growth, new University of Michigan research shows. U-M researchers used data from samples from the United States and Japan to determine if personal growth ...

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Meet Bilal Dar, the Boy Behind Plastic-free Dal lake

In his “Mann ki Baat” Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on a boy named Bilal Dar who drew the attention of many for his self-less service to keep the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar free from plastic waste. He is now made the brand ambassador of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. “We can see in “Swachhata Hi Sewa” movement as to how ...

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Rajamouli, Rajinikanth Support 8-day Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, 201 Districts OD Free

After 8 days of Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, 201 Districts are ODF now. Swacchata Hi Seva campaign has fostered collaborations, across the country, to fight against the evils of open defecation. In a major milestone, the rural sanitation coverage has increased with 4 districts being declared ODF today taking the total tally to 201. After a week of the Swacchata Hi ...

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Rs.50K Stipend for Sports Persons Going for Olympic, Asian Games

The Olympic Task Force has recommended that stipend of Rs 50,000 per month be paid to the elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic, Asian Games or Common Wealth Games to meet pocket expenses. The Government, accepting the recommendation, on Friday took decision to give stipend of Rs 50,000 per month and  has selected 152 elites under the TOP scheme. All ...

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Japan Provides $76 Million Loan for Alang-Sosiya Shipyards’ Upgradation

JICA

India has signed $ 76 Million loan deal with Japan International Cooperation Limited (JICA) to upgrade Alang-Sosiya Shipyards to upgrade the environment management plan at the recycling yards. The total cost of the project will be $ 111 million, out of which $76 million will be provided as soft loan from JICA. Out of the remaining amount, $25 million as ...

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Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answer

Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth’s climate system, commonly referred to as “global warming”. “How fast is the Earth’s warming?” is a key question for decision makers, scientists and general public. Previously, the global mean surface temperature has been widely used as a key metric of ...

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New hope for ‘bubble baby disease’

Babies born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) syndrome are defenceless against bacterial and viral infections that would be virtually harmless to most healthy people. If untreated, SCID is often fatal within a baby’s first year of life. Research led by the University of Hong Kong has resulted in a new testing regime that could speed up the diagnosis of ...

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Building a new India: Pledge to Double Farmers Income by 2022

In order to improve the economic condition of the farmers, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has set up an ambitious target in front of the nation. The goal is to double the income of the farmers by 2022. It has been for the first time, a Prime Minister has put such a target in front of the compatriots for the ...

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Inauguration of 2-day National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Uniformed Women in Prison Administration”

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the 2-day National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” here tomorrow. The Conference is being organised for women officers of the rank of Jailors to Dy. Superintendents of Prisons. This Conference will have Panel Discussions, Deliberations and Syndicate Discussions on 4 themes: • Are Woman Prison Officers ...

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Ancient Viking World Had Women Army, Reveals Study

War was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world, revealed a new study conducted by researchers at Stockholm and Uppsala Universities. Women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield, it said. The study was conducted on the graves from the Viking Age that holds the remains of a warrior surrounded by weapons, including a ...

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9/11 ‘dust’ Leaves Many Children with Risk of Heart Disease

After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 in 2001, the “cloud” of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, left behind nearby children who breathed in the ash and fumes to suffer from heart disease 16 years after. An analysis by NYU Langone Health researchers of blood tests of 308 children, 123 of whom may have come in ...

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2-day ‘North East Calling’ Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Union Minister of State PMO Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the “North East Calling” festival on Saturday in New Delhi under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), which has declared 2017 as ‘Destination North East series’. The festival is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India. To be held at ...

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New Rules While Flying Unveiled, No Fly List Next

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled rules to tackle air flight passengers on-board who are disruptive and unruly, making it easy for a unique first ever in the world ‘No Fly List’ to be promulgated soon. Unveiling the rules, Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the new rules will allow for the preparation of a national, ...

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Fifty-fifty split best for children of divorce

Preschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation. In a new study of 3,656 children in Sweden, researchers from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and the research institute CHESS show that 3-5-year-olds living alternately with their parents after a separation show less behavioural problems and psychological ...

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A ‘virtual heart’ to simulate arrhythmia

A group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University (Belgium) has developed the first realistic model able to reproduce the complexity of the cardiac microstructure. The researchers hope that the model will help them better understand the causes of fibrosis which affects the onset of cardiac arrhythmias. Although the model is currently only able to simulate one layer of cardiac ...

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Fast magnetic writing of data

For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage in computers. In spite of many new technologies that have been developed in the meantime, the controlled magnetization of a data storage medium remains the first choice for archiving information because of its longevity and low price. As a means of realizing random access ...

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New software can detect when people text and drive

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats. Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering ...

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Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017

On the basis of the result of the written part of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017 held by the U.P.S.C. on August 13, 2017, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/Personality Test. The candidature of these candidates is PROVISIONAL subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates would be required to ...

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Hockey Coach Appointed

The Joint Committee Meeting of SAI and HI held at SAI, here on 7th September 2017 appointed Shri Harendra Singh, Dronacharya Awardee, Hockey Coach as High Performance Specialist Coach for Indian Senior Women Hockey Team. This decision has been taken jointly by SAI and Hockey India on the basis of recent and past performance of Shri Harendra Singh, wherein under ...

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Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that practicing just 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation per day can boost the brain’s executive functions, cognitive abilities linked to goal-directed behavior and the ability to control ...

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PM visits Ananda Temple, Bagan

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited the Ananda Temple, at Bagan in Myanmar. This is a Buddhist temple built in the early 12th century. It is the second largest temple in the entire Bagan region. The Archaeological Survey of India has carried out structural conservation and chemical preservation work of this temple. Restoration work is being carried out ...

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National Award to Teachers 2016

Mediocre teacher tells, good teacher explains, superior teacher demonstrates and a great teacher inspires – Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Society which respects the dignity of the teacher is a progressive society – Prakash Javadekar The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Award to Teachers – 2016 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi ...

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Face value

Scientists have long deemed the ability to recognize faces innate for people and other primates — something our brains just know how to do immediately from birth. However, the findings of a new Harvard Medical School study published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature Neuroscience cast doubt on this longstanding view. Working with macaques temporarily deprived of seeing faces while ...

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First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws ‘SmartE’ flagged off in Gurugram Today

‘SmartE’ will provide last mile transport connectivity to Metro commuters. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram today. Speaking on this occasion Shri Gadkari said that the E-rickshaw fleet will not ...

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President’s greetings on the eve of Teachers’ Day

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted teachers across the country on the eve of Teachers’ Day. In a message, the President has said, “The birth anniversary of former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher and an illustrious teacher, on 5th September, is celebrated every year as Teachers’ Day. Our nation has a warm tradition ...

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Nirmala Sitharaman New Defence Minister, Full List of Indian Cabinet

President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers as below:   Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not ...

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