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Mesmerizing nighttime cloud images

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR on September 8, 2016 at 1610 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The previous launch by ISRO on Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) was of GSLV-D6 carrying communication satellite GSAT-6 on August 27, 2015. GSLV-F05 flight is significant since it is the first operational flight of GSLV carrying indigenously developed...

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Petition’s Power – Coronary stent prices to come down

One-fifth of the deaths in India are caused by coronary heart disease and it is predicted that by 2020 it will account for one-third of all deaths. The disease is affecting both rural and urban Indians and the numbers are shockingly on the rise in young Indians. The exorbitant cost of coronary stent -a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries to supply blood to the heart and used extensively to prevent heart-attacks - is a major deterrent in treatment of the disease, especially when it comes...

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Aadi Perukku- Monsoon Festival of Water Bodies in India

The livelihood of the Indian farmer is largely dependent on the monsoon rains, giving rise to a multitude of traditions and practices. Worshiping the monsoon is but natural for a nation that is so very rich in animistic practices that perhaps dates back to even before 8000 BC. Today is Aadi 18. Also known as Pathinettam Perukku, it is celebrated in the south of India on the 18th day of the auspicious Tamil month of Aadi Perukku means rising, which indicates the overflowing of rivers like Kaveri...

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Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)- A successful decade

July 27, 2016 was a historic day as it marked the completion of ten years of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). The contribution of the Ministry to the progress of the nation during this decade, in all aspects of earth sciences has been phenomenal. An event tiled 'Celebration of 10 years of Ministry of Earth Sciences (2006-2016),' was organised to celebrate the day at Vigyan Bhawan, with more than 500 eminent scientists from all over the nation, and 1000 young students attending it and interacting...

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Interdisciplinary approach for excellence in research

Research funders from around the world agreed on the need for interdisciplinary and women participation in the field of research in a press conference held on May 27 at New Delhi. The role of interdisciplinary in research has been identified as a vital factor in scientific research and breakthroughs. The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), under the Ministry of Science & Technology of the Government of India and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) jointly hosted the Annual Meeting of Global...

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India may join nations that follow tobacco plain packaging

New Delhi, May 30 (G’nY News Service): After Australia, France and the United Kingdom, India is planning to follow plain packaging for tobacco products. However, the country need more than plain packaging to curb tobacco consumption. In addition to the 85 per cent pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages in India, a more standardised plain packaging has been recommended in the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2016 held on May 30, at New Delhi. Plain packaging refers to ‘measures to restrict...

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Centre for Environmental Health launched in New Delhi

New Delhi, May 19 (G’nY News Service): A new Centre for Environmental Health, under the aegis of Tata Sons and Tata Consultancy Services, India has been launched today at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The new Centre set up at New Delhi aims to undertake policy based research development and capacity building on environment and health. The Centre also strives to train professionals in the sector. The press release states that the Centre aims to work in, with the understanding that developing...

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Air pollution related diseases are the fifth largest killer in India: strict norms imperative

New Delhi, May 7 (G’nY News Service): Policy makers, scientists, academicians and environmentalists agreed on stricter norms and massive lifestyle change to curb air pollution in the workshop on ‘Issues and Challenges of Air Pollution in Delhi’ on May 6 under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Delhi. The workshop was attended by Dr. Mahesh Gupta, President of PHD Chamber; K D Choudhury, Ex-Director of Greencindia; Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Director of CSE’S Clean Air Campaign;...

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Sakura: A New initiative towards India’s First Cherry Blossom Festival

New Delhi, March 08 (G’nY News Service): Cherry Blossom, popularly known as Sakura in Japanese, is a symbol of Peace and tranquility. There is a centuries old practice in Japan of enjoying picnic under the blooming Sakura trees known as Hanami which is said to have started during 7th century AD. Some records indicate that Hanami festivals might started as early as 3rd century AD. The custom which was originally limited to the elite Imperial court slowly spread to the Japanese Samurai society...

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Agriculture and Food Systems for Balanced Nutrition

New Delhi, February 15 (G’nY News Service): “A single degree rise in temperature can reduce our agricultural yield by 10 percent. Hence, we should have a climate smart agriculture that is climate resilient,” says Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) President & Global Panel Member Prof K Srinath Reddy. Referring to reforms that should help mitigate Climate Change, Prof Reddy called for reforms and incentives are economically viable and ecologically sustainable to produce the desired...