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  • UN lists khudol of Manipur as one of top 10 global initiatives to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    125 days ago
    The United Nations (UN) has listed Manipur’s "khudol" (gift) among the top 10 global initiatives for an inclusive fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It was listed by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
    Khudol: ♦ Khudol is a crowdfunded initiative of Ya_All, . ♦ The initiative aims to ensure food supplies and health services for the people living with HIV, daily-wage earners, LGBTQI+ community, children, and... Read More

    Abhas Jha appointed by World Bank to Key position on Climate Change, Disaster Management in South Asia

    125 days ago
    Indian economist Abhas Jha has been appointed by the World Bank to a key position on climate change and disaster management in South Asia. Jha's appointment comes during the time when Cyclone Amphan has badly hit West Bengal, Orissa in India, and Bangladesh. Roles and Duties: ♦ Jha will help the South Asia region (SAR) Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change team to connect and collaborate across Global Practice boundaries. ♦ He will also guide the World Bank to... Read More

    ICMR to use Kangra Tea to lower coronavirus activity better than HCQ

    125 days ago
    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced that it is to replace hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with Kangra tea to improve immunity and possibly reduce viral replication, in the revised protocol.
    Highlights: ♦ The chemicals in Kangra tea will be effective in boosting immunity as they can block coronavirus activity better than anti-HIV drugs. ♦ Using computer-based models, the scientists have screened 65 bioactive chemicals or polyphenols that could bind to a... Read More

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    CeNS develops cup-shaped design mask to tackle COVID-19 spread

    125 days ago
    Researchers at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore developed a cup-shaped design mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking to tackle COVID-19. It has been transferred to a Bangalore based company for mass production. Highlights: ♦ The newly developed snug fit mask causes no speech distortion, no fogging on glasses, and indeed, packs well all around. It is designed in a way that the mask leaves practically no room for leakage... Read More

    IIT-M developed Parabolic Trough Collector to help manufacturers in solar energy devices

    125 days ago
    Indian Institute of Madras (IIT-M) developed 'Parabolic Trough Collector', a new trough collector equipped with enhanced energy to serve industries. The discovery is expected to pave the way for sustainable energy solutions in agriculture and industrial process heat sectors. It has been designed in a way to help manufacturers in solar energy devices. Parabolic Trough Collector: ♦ The Collector is a lightweight and low-cost system with high energy efficiency and can operate... Read More

    GoI launched five key initiatives to conserve biodiversity

    125 days ago
    Government of India launched five key initiatives towards conservation of biodiversity during the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity 2020. The initiatives were launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.
    The five initiatives are: ♦ One of the initiatives is the Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme. It was launched by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).... Read More
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    IASST develops electrochemical sensing platform for detecting carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds in food

    125 days ago
    Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, developed an electrochemical sensing platform. It will detect carcinogenic or mutagenic compound N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA) that are found in food items like cured meat, bacon, some cheese, and low-fat milk. It was achieved by developing a modified electrode by immobilizing carbon nanomaterials (carbon dots) in Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Highlights: ♦ People are exposed to... Read More

    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is observed on 23 May

    125 days ago
    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF) is observed on 23 May. The day is celebrated by the United Nations. In 2003, the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and its partners had launched a global campaign to End Obstetric Fistula.
    Theme: The theme for 2020 IDEOF is "End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!". The theme urges universal access to quality maternal health... Read More
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