Dr AK Bagga of ICMR has announced the upgradation of the lab which was being operated at SVIMS for the last two years. Another important announcement was the signing of MoU between SVIMS and IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) who work together in the areas of medical and biological disciplines.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Bagga said that within a few years of inception of medical college laboratory which is a wing of virology network, SVIMS VRDL has functioned in the capacity of State level laboratory and now it has been upgraded to the State level.
A file photo of the Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Facebook Indian Veterinary Research Institute The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday booked three Kashmiri students of the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Bareilly for allegedly forwarding controversial comments against the Indian Army on a WhatsApp group after the February 14 Pulwama suicide attack, PTI reported.Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj said a case was filed against the three women at the Izzatnagar police station on Friday evening based on a complaint by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad s Bareilly Unit Vice President Amit Sharma.
Software giant Microsoft says it has uncovered a series of cyberattacks by hackers linked to Russia targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and nonprofit organizations in Europe, highlighting concerns of possible interference in European Union elections in May.The attacks occurred between September and December, targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund, the company said in a blog post.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorPTI Published: 20th Feb 2019 2:31 pmFile Photograph: Namvar SinghNew Delhi: Namvar Singh, one of contemporary Hindi literature;s greatest writers and critics, has died after prolonged illness, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 92. Singh, who was not keeping well for a month and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, breathed his last on Tuesday, his family said.The last rites will be performed at 3 pm on Wednesday at the Lodhi Road crematorium. Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a towering figure of Hindi literature and gave it new direction through his literary criticism.
Researchers from the University of Sydney reviewed the data from eight previous studies to show that diabetes and back pain coexist at a disproportionately high rate, although they did not establish a direct causal link between the two."Diabetes and low back pain and neck pain seem to be somehow connected. We can't say how but these findings suggest further research into the link is warranted," the paper's senior author, associate professor Manuela Ferreira from the University's Institute of Bone and Joint Research said.
Gujarat: At least two dead in fire at ONGC oil well in Nandej Not schools, Gujarat education board to conduct practical exams At Godhra rail yard, a man remembers the dead, others vow never to forget them From a batch of 393 students, 385 sat for placements and the remaining six sought off campus recruitment. (Source: File photo) Only two students of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM A) chose entrepreneurship as a career option. This is in sharp contrast from the six students who ventured into entrepreneurship last year.The two students will work under the mentorship of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CII), IIM A.
Not schools, Gujarat education board to conduct practical exams At Godhra rail yard, a man remembers the dead, others vow never to forget them Jagdish Bhavsar takes charge as Pro Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University From a batch of 393 students, 385 sat for placements and the remaining six sought off campus recruitment. (Source: File photo) Only two students of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM A) chose entrepreneurship as a career option. This is in sharp contrast from the six students who ventured into entrepreneurship last year.The two students will work under the mentorship of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CII), IIM A.
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IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are expanding their partnership to help clinicians better predict the possibility of serious cardiovascular diseases. By working with genomics, clinical data and AI, IBM and the Broad Institute hope this three year project will help provide doctors with tools to tap into the potential of genomics data, and better understand the intrinsic possibility an individual has for a certain disease. Equipped with this knowledge, health professionals can potentially intervene and help to reduce this risk.This initiative will incorporate population based and hospital based biobank data, genomic information, and electronic health records to build upon and expand the predictive power of polygenic scoring, otherwise known as genetic risk scoring. IBM and the Broad Institute are aiming to build algorithms that can pinpoint and learn from trends in these data points, and then indicate a potential predisposition to certain health conditions. The project will also plan to make insights and tools widely available to the research community, including methods to calculate an individual 's risk of developing common diseases based on millions of variants in the genome.
Paul McCartney #39;s trip that started with his recent Egypt Station will continue in a limited deluxe Egypt Station Traveller #39;s Edition that was announced Thursday (Feb. 14) for release May 10 on Capitol Records. Housed in an embossed vintage looking suitcase, it will feature vinyl pressings, additional audio and video performances, a cassette and paper items related to the album. The set will retail for $360.One of the main features will be three unreleased tracks: ”Frank Sinatra #39;s Party, ” ”Sixty Second Street ” and an extended version of ”Who Cares. ” Also included are four live album tracks taken from McCartney #39;s performances at Abbey Road Studios, the Cavern Club, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Grand Central Station in New York City. Additionally, the package will have a deluxe 180G vinyl album, an Egypt Station Concertina CD and an Egypt Station Blue Cassette. Buyers will also get a set of HD audio tracks.
Recently, several rebel militia members fighting over the northeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died of Ebola. Rebels dying from Ebola is a development that merits deeper examination. The fact that Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in this outbreak, is now truly mixing with the country s violent landscape is a complicating factor, as international health care officials are developing an inoculation ring in Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan that began in mid January. In effect, a program of spatial containment is being instituted. This Ebola outbreak is the second worst case so far. Luckily, experimental vaccination programs are working, but administering these programs in violence prone areas is difficult at best. DRC Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said that the vaccination program had been administered to 76,425 people and had prevented thousands of deaths by stopping the spread of Ebola to big cities. The vaccine is not 100 percent effective as it is still experimental. International health authorities are concerned that the disease can still spread. The DRC security situation is most problematic in the east of the country, where dozens of armed militias struggle over resources such as gold, diamonds, copper and coltan for profit and power. The area is home to the vast majority of the country s 70 armed groups, all pursuing shifting local and national agendas. Most of them are small, numbering less than 200 fighters, but the havoc they have wreaked over decades, especially in North and South Kivu, have made eastern DRC the epicenter of deadly violence and humanitarian crises. This mix makes treating Ebola problematic, as this is the first time that an Ebola outbreak is occurring in an area with daily violence. The DRC s ongoing instability caused by militia activity is creating mistrust in the population toward health workers. For international aid organizations, this is a worst case scenario, where victims carrying a deadly disease are unable to be treated because of attacks by machete carrying rebels with heavy caliber weaponry. An attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) late last year killed 18 people in the town of Beni, halting local efforts to contain the spread of Ebola through this unstable area.
This animation depicts a shape model of Ultima Thule created by the New Horizons science team based on its analysis of all the pre-flyby images sent to Earth so far. The first half of the movie mimics the view from the New Horizons spacecraft as it approached Ultima Thule and has the â€œsnowmanâ€ shape that was so frequently mentioned in the days surrounding the New Yearâ€™s 2019 flyby. The movie then rotates to a side-view that illustrates what New Horizons might have seen had its cameras been pointing toward Ultima Thule only a few minutes after closest approach. While that wasnâ€™t the case, mission scientists have been able to piece together a model of this side-view, which has been at least partially confirmed by a set of crescent images of Ultima Thule (link). There is still considerable uncertainty in the sizes of â€œUltimaâ€ (the larger section, or lobe) and â€œThuleâ€ (the smaller) in the vertical dimension, but itâ€™s now clear that Ultima looks more like a pancake than a sphere, and that Thule is also very non-spherical. The rotation in this animation is not the objectâ€™s actual rotation, but is used purely to illustrate its shape. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Mission scientists created this "departure movie" from 14 different images taken by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) shortly after the spacecraft flew past the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule (officially named 2014 MU69) on Jan. 1, 2019. The central frame of this sequence was taken on Jan. 1 at 05:42:42 UT (12:42 a.m. EST), when New Horizons was 5,494 miles (8,862 kilometers) beyond Ultima Thule, some 4.1 billion miles (6.6 billion kilometers) from Earth. The objectâ€™s illuminated crescent is blurred in the individual frames because a relatively long exposure time was used during this rapid scan to boost the cameraâ€™s signal level â€“ but the science team combined and processed the images to remove the blurring and sharpen the thin crescent. This is the farthest movie of any object in our Solar System ever made by any spacecraft. The images reveal an outline of the â€œhiddenâ€ portion of the Ultima Thule that was not illuminated by the Sun as the spacecraft zipped by, but can be â€œtraced outâ€ because it blocked the view to background stars also in the image. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Come back and invest, new govt at Centre after polls will adopt friendly policies: Mamata tells industrialists How Jeff Bezos lost out to Mukesh Ambani in poll bound India Bezos vs. Ambani is the bout that had to happen According to Barclays Hurun India Rich List for 2018, announced in September last year, Mukesh Ambani continues to hold the #8216;richest Indian; title for the seventh year with a net worth of Rs 3,71,000 crore as on July 31, 2018. (File) Topping the #8216;Hurun Indian Philanthropy List 2018; with a contribution of Rs 437 crores in a year, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani is now also the most generous Indian philanthropist. Ajay Piramal of Piramal Group with Rs 200 crores donation has secured the second place with Manju D Gupta and family being the only woman philanthropist featuring in the list of 39 Indians.The list, compiled by China based Hurun Research Institute, ranks these individuals from India, who have donated Rs 10 crores or more from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. With an average donation of Rs 40 crores per philanthropist, the total Indian philanthropy amount in the list stands at Rs 1,560 crores for the said period. Education is the most preferred cause for the donations followed by healthcare getting 12 per cent and rural development 10 per cent of the total amount.
ISRO officials have contacted the Armed Forces Medical Services in this regard and now the discussion on the program is being finalised. "ISRO has approached us to work with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine on the Gangayaan projected, " Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services said here on Thursday. Puri was speaking to media on the sidelines of 67th annual Armed Forces Medical Conference held at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) on Thursday.
PUNE: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in talks with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM), a centre of the Indian Air Force, to provide medical support to Gaganyaan's crew members.It is to be noted that Gaganyaan is India's maiden manned space mission in which the country's premier space agency is planning to send a three member crew to space for seven days by 2022.
According to a report by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Delhi has recorded 1,011 cases till February 3 this year. The government has not officially recorded any deaths, but three hospitals in the city have informally confirmed 19 deaths. Rajasthan reported 2,363 swine flu cases and 85 deaths. ”We don 't know why there has been a spurt in cases this year; the prolonged winter can be a reason. We have asked researchers at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) whether there is any change in the virus structure. However, we are prepared. We have enough medicine mdash; over 1 lakh tablets mdash; masks and personal protective equipment for our staff, ” said Dr SM Raheja, additional director and head of Delhi 's IDSP cell.