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Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages. They also identified several possible treatments in a paper published online today in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers, led by Dr. Heyu Ni, a scientist in the Keenan Research Centre ...

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AYUSH Medicines Developed for Mosquito-Borne Diseases like Dengue

The Research Councils viz Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), autonomous bodies under the Ministry of AYUSH are engaged in Research and Development of new drugs. The details of new drugs developed by the Research Councils ...

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Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 provides a consumer the right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services. In so far as drugs are concerned, the manufacture, sell and distribution of drugs is regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945. The said Rules require various statutory details on ...

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Schemes to make education loan as easy loans

All Scheduled Commercial Banks provide Education Loan to students. Simple interest is charged during the study period and up to commencement of repayment. Accrued interest is added to the principal amount borrowed while fixing EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) for repayment. The Schemes launched by the Government to provide interest subsidy to the students include: (i) Central Scheme to provide Interest ...

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Jr NTR gives clap to Kalyan Ram’s Upcoming film

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram will be seen as the hero in the latest film produced by East coast Productions and Cool Breeze Cinemas. The film will be produced by Kiran Muppavarapu and Vijaykumar Vattikooti. Jayendra is the director & Mahesh Koneru is presenting the film. The first scene had the clap from Jr.NTR and camera was switched on by Shyam Prasad ...

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Action plan for new generation of youths

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha today that for unleashing the creative power and commitment of the new generation of youth, the Government has introduced the National Youth Policy, 2014 (NYP-2014). The vision of the Policy is “To empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, ...

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Compulsory Yoga/Games in high school level for holistic development of children

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha today that education falls under the Concurrent List, majority of schools fall under State Examination Boards and the school curriculum is determined by the State Governments. However, the National Curriculum Framework 2005 recognizes the role of sports and physical education in the ...

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Bilingual babies listen to language

Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening. In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months ...

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High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways

To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed High Capacity Parcel Vans (VPs) with a capacity of 23 Tonnes which are attached to passenger carrying trains subject to availability of room in train and operational feasibility. To facilitate transportation of milk through Rail, specially designed High Capacity Milk Tankers having capacity of 44.66 KL ...

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Clinical Trials of Antibiotics on Children

Central Licensing Authority i.e. Drugs Controller General (India) has given approval for conduct of various clinical trials of Antibiotics on children under one year of age. During the last three years, such clinical trials approved were mainly related to trials in Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB) and Tuberculosis Meningitis in children. The details of the clinical trials are registered in ...

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Regulating Contents of Sugar and Salt in Food and Beverages

Increased consumption of soft drinks, colas and other canned foods, contribute to obesity which is risk factor of Hypertension, Cardio-vascular problems, Diabetes, Stoke, etc. Further, as per sub-regulation 2.2.2.3(ii) of the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011, quantity of sugar per 100g or 100 ml or per serving of the products, is required to be specified on ...

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Increasing Public Expenditure on Healthcare

The Twelfth Five Year Plan projected to increase total public fund, plan and non-plan on core health to 1.87 per cent of GDP by the end of Twelfth Plan. The National Health Policy, 2017 envisages increasing public expenditure on health to 2.5% of GDP in a time bound manner by 2025. As per WHO Global Health Expenditure database 2014, the ...

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Pension Scheme’ Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ for The Elderly

Government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions. The scheme enables old age income security for senior citizens through provision of assured pension/return linked to the subscription amount based ...

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Swachh Bharat launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017

As the Swachh Bharat Mission approaches the third anniversary of its launch by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made by the Mission in rural India. The Quality Council of India (QCI) has conducted a transparent third-party assessment ...

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3rd National Handloom Day celebrated across the country

Union Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta said that the Government of India is taking various initiatives for the welfare of handloom weavers. Presiding over the main event of the 3rd National Handloom Day celebrations in Guwahati, the Minister said that he not only appreciates but also salutes the handloom weavers for their commitment, dedication and skill. He said ...

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PM greets the nation in Sanskrit on Sanskrit Day

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the Sanskrit Day and shared his greetings with the people in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit text is as follows: “भारतस्य समृद्धः इतिहासः संस्कृतिः परम्परा च संस्कृते अस्ति। संस्कृतस्य ज्ञानम् अस्मान् तेन समृद्ध-वैभवोपेत-अतीतेन सह योजयति।“ “संस्कृतप्रेमिभ्यः तथा च अस्याः सुन्दर्याः भाषायाः पठितृभ्यः सर्वेभ्यः संस्कृतदिवस-सन्दर्भे मम हार्दिक-शुभकामनाः।” It implies that India’s rich ...

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Scientists discover unknown virus in ‘throwaway’ DNA

A chance discovery has opened up a new method of finding unknown viruses. In research published in the journal Virus Evolution, scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology have revealed that Next-Generation Sequencing and its associated online DNA databases could be used in the field of viral discovery. They have developed algorithms that detect DNA from viruses that happen to ...

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NASA sees wide-eyed Typhoon Noru headed for landfall in Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon Noru was churning just south of the southwestern-most island of Japan when NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the storm with an eye over 35 miles wide. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center expects Noru to make landfall in Kyushu by August 6. On August 4, 2017 at 0220 UTC (Aug. 3 at 10:20 p.m. EDT), NASA’s Terra satellite ...

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Smt. Sharbati Devi, a 103 year old widow ties a Rakhi on PM

Smt. Sharbati Devi, a 103 year old widow, today visited the PM’s residence, and tied a Rakhi on Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s wrist on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Smt. Sharbati Devi lost her brother about 50 years ago, and would always miss him, especially on Rakhi. Her son wrote to the Prime Minister and subsequently, the Prime Minister ...

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Why is conducting research in some countries so difficult?

Low- and middle-income countries such as Brazil face a lack of epidemiological data, and one of the key priorities for researchers is developing high-quality surveys. Investigators at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of São Paulo studied the difficulties in conducting a longitudinal epidemiological survey in a school-based sample in Brazil. The findings ...

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