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Holy Cow…bovines are great for tackling HIV

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Holy Cow…bovines are great for tackling HIV

Cows have shown an “insane” and “mind-blowing” ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, says a BBC report quoting US researchers. And this ain’t no Bullshit, it’s a genuine scientific report! In a first for immunisation, the animals rapidly produced special types of antibody that can neutralise HIV. It is thought cows […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

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Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

The offering of one’s own blood is one of the greatest ways to show devotion, and the  famous Sai Baba temple at Shirdi is providing facilities for devotees to do just that. Devotees offer their hair at Sri Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, atop seven hills at Tirupati, but blood donation is by far a more […]

Death certificate to Leather industry?

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Death certificate to Leather industry?

NEW DELHI: The knee -jerk ‘cattle sale’ ban is already having a fallout. The leather industry say they have been handed a ‘death certificate ‘ by the Modi government. Over the past few days,  Indian exporters were scrambling  to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown […]

Interfaith action on disaster management

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Interfaith action on disaster management

Recently, Caritas India brought together faith-based organizations active in disaster management to create a network to help India become more resilient when catastrophe strikes. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist organizations participated in the May 16 meeting in New Delhi along with former government officials from the Disaster Management Authority. “It is time not only […]

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

Good news on HIV treatment front: cells to resist HIV developed

Good news on HIV treatment front: cells to resist HIV developed

In a path-breaking experiment, scientists have discovered a way to make cells resistant to the HIV virus. HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system – our body’s natural defense mechanism which fights against all kinds of illnesses. Are we getting closer to a solution to the AIDS problem? The virus […]

‘Summer Surprise’ irks Jio Competitors

‘Summer Surprise’ irks Jio Competitors

New Delhi:  Telecom operator Vodafone complained to Trai that Reliance Jio is still “luring customers” to subscribe the ‘Summer Surprise’ offer despite the regulator finding it in violation of norms. (April 10) “Reliance Jio is continuing with this offer held as not meeting regulatory norms, in the garb of configuration changes. For past three days, […]

Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

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Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

New Delhi : The apex consumer commission has held  the LN Mithila  university in Bihar guilty of making an applicant suffer by “unauthorisedly” initiating an MBA course and then cancelling it.(Apr 6) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), however, reduced the amount of Rs 4.5 lakh awarded to the man as compensation for loss […]

New Income Tax return form, e-filing starts Saturday

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New Income Tax return form, e-filing starts Saturday

New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) The government on Friday notified a simpler, one-page form for filing income tax returns while making it mandatory to quote Aadhaar number and disclose bank deposits of more than INR 2 lakh post demonetisation. The Income Tax Return Form-1 (Sahaj) will replace the 7-page form, removing a plethora of columns […]

India ranks 133 of 188 countries in Human Development

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India ranks 133 of 188 countries in Human Development

United Nations : India has ranked a lowly 131 among the 188 countries surveyed for human development, a new UN report has said, bracketing the third-largest Asian economy alongside its South Asian neighbours like Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal. India has made no improvement in its ranking over the previous year, despite the Human Development Report […]

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