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International Day of Yoga 21 June World celebrates with India

International Day of Yoga 21 June World celebrates with India

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of ...

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Ahead of International Yoga Day, government launches new Yoga app in India

Ahead of International Yoga Day, government launches new Yoga app in India

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has launched an app for your smartphone called ‘Celebrating Yoga’. The app was on the occasion of ...

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Nano Particles to treat eye infection

Nano Particles to treat eye infection

Context Scientists at the Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) have developed a novel way to treat fungal keratitis What is Keratitis? ...

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E-cigarettes: Understanding the e-puff situation in India

E-cigarettes: Understanding the e-puff situation in India

​Why in news? The Maharashtra Health Department is in the process of asking the state Food and Drug Administration to ban e-cigarettes, an electronic smoking device that is often ...

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Indian Govt. Clears Crucial HIV Drug For Children.

Indian Govt. Clears Crucial HIV Drug For Children.

Few months before Cipla  stopped selling the previous syrup formulation for children to the NACO, stating the reason that it has not received payments from govt. This issue ...

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Deadly  Zika virus

Deadly Zika virus

What is Zika?- It can also be transmitted sexually. Zika is an arbovirus infection which occurs through the bite of several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including ...

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Pharma sector needs a RERA-type law

Pharma sector needs a RERA-type law

Why was in news? In a widely publicised speech given at the opening of a hospital in Surat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicated that his government may bring in a legal ...

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31st May World No Tobacco day (WNTD)

31st May World No Tobacco day (WNTD)

Theme of the Year 2017 (WNTD) -  "Tobacco – a threat to development." Facts The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. ...

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‘See-through’ frog is at risk of extinction

‘See-through’ frog is at risk of extinction

In news: A new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible has been discovered by scientists who warn that the amphibian may already be ...

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WHO confirms 1st three cases of Zika virus in India

WHO confirms 1st three cases of Zika virus in India

In news: The very first three cases of Zika virus in India have been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). All the three cases, including that of a pregnant woman ...

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Indian researchers develop 3D bioprinted cartilage

Indian researchers develop 3D bioprinted cartilage

In news: For the first time, Indian researchers have been able to achieve a measure of success in developing cartilages that are molecularly similar to the ones seen in human ...

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Health ministry takes PHFI off vaccination campaign over foreign funding

Health ministry takes PHFI off vaccination campaign over foreign funding

What is in news? In its first action dissociating one of its programmes from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the Health Ministry has decided to take away its role ...

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How World is Prepping for Ebola part 2?

How World is Prepping for Ebola part 2?

The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the ...

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In NTD fight, the end in sight

In NTD fight, the end in sight

In NTD fight, the end in sight Around the world, nearly 1.6 billion people are affected by a group of diseases so ignored that the term used to refer to them is called ...

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