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AIIMS says herbal drug used by tribals effective in treating superficial wounds

first_imgWritten by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2019 6:45:39 am Related News Advertising On Monday, Rajya Sabha members batted for higher funding for the ministry in a bid to encourage traditional systems of medicine, and stressed that it will benefit millions of people in the country.“The Government of India is pressing for the use of natural medicines. But in the absence of any evidence, people are still having doubts about effects of herbal medicines. This is a good initiative. Effects of traditional medicines, if proved by science, will give a good push to the specialty which has been around for thousands of years,” said Dr Singhal. Delhi: Case of 26-year-old who died of cardiac arrest is now a study aiims, aiims delhi, AYUSH C1 Oil, aiims AYUSH C1 Oil, tribal herbs, tribal medicine, aiims tribal medicine research The herbal drug treatment yielded results with zero side-effects, said doctors. (AP/Representational Image)In a first, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH have completed the first phase of a herbal drug trial to treat superficial wounds. Chandrayaan-2 gets new launch date days after being called off According to the World Health Organisation, 65% of India’s rural population uses Ayurvedic remedies, mostly due to poor access to modern health facilities. The project has been funded by the AYUSH ministry.“We have tested the drug on superficial wounds and the results have been good. If we measure the results of normal remedy with this herbal drug treatment, then result of the latter is a notch better. No patient has complained of any problem,” said Dr Singhal.In the last few years, the Ministry of AYUSH has taken a number of administrative and policy measures to mainstream alternative systems of medicine.On November 9, 2014, the Centre elevated AYUSH to a separate ministry. Best Of Express center_img AIIMS PG first round counselling result declared: Check how to check, documents needed Panel formed to assess law to protect doctors The drug, AYUSH C1 Oil, used by the tribal population to treat wounds, has been tried on 30 patients who visited AIIMS. As per doctors, the results were found to be effective.During the first phase, the doctors opted for regular healing treatment using allopathic medicines on 30 patients, while another batch of 30 patients was treated with the herbal drug. The herbal drug treatment yielded results with zero side-effects, said doctors.“The herbal drug was discovered by the Ministry of AYUSH and trials began in 2015-2016. We have completed the first phase of the project and will submit a report to the Ministry by the end of this year,” Dr Maneesh Singhal, head, department of plastic, reconstructive and burns surgery, AIIMS, told The Indian Express. P Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan founder sentenced to life for murder, dies Ayodhya dispute: Mediation to continue till July 31, SC hearing likely from August 2 Advertising 1 Comment(s)last_img read more

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Jammu 35 killed many injured as bus falls into gorge in Kishtwar

first_img Faces On The Fringes Of News: ‘Half-a-dozen agencies are monitoring the attendance of teachers’ Advertising Advertising The mini bus, according to initial reports, appeared to be carrying excess passengers. (Express photo)Thirty five people, including two children — aged 45 days and 6 years — were killed and 16 others were injured on Monday morning when an overloaded minibus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s Kishtwar district. According to officials familiar with developments, the vehicle was carrying 51 people against its seating capacity of 22-23 passengers. Sources said the minibus left Keshwan town around 6.45 am for Kishtwar, about 40 km away. Roughly around 45 minutes later, it rolled off a single-lane stretch of road, they added. The J&K police, Army and locals pitched in for the rescue operation and the injured were rushed to the district hospital in Kishtwar. Fourteen people with serious injuries were airlifted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu by Indian Air Force MI-17 helicopters.Three year-old Adeeba from Keshwan lost all the members of her family in the accident while another six-year-old boy was injured and his mother had died. At least four families lost two members each.Read | J-K Guv announces ex-gratia Rs 5 lakh to kin of deceased Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh and Inspector General of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar have ordered separate inquiries into the cause of the accident. This is the second major accident over the past nine months on the Kishtwar-Keshwan road.The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2019Governor Satya Pal Malik announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. Most accidents occur due to careless and untrained drivers who operate without any regard for rules, he observed. “All the reasons for such incidents will be probed thoroughly and strong decisions will be taken in the next meeting of the State Administrative Council to ensure strict action against those responsible for such avoidable incidents,” he added.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted their condolences. “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest,” Modi tweeted.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lay the onus on the administration. “successive administrations are all guilty of the same thing – accident; high death toll; condolence statement; announcement of ex-gratia relief & we repeat the cycle the next time an accident happens. The next government in J&K HAS TO break this cycle & end this indifference,” he tweeted. Kishtwar bus accident: J-K Guv announces ex-gratia Rs 5 lakh to kin of deceased Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: July 2, 2019 3:42:44 am Kishtwar: Govt teachers must get attendance certificates from parents to draw salary Related News 0 Comment(s)last_img read more

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Sabyasachi is Mir Jafar will be good if he quits Trinamool Firhad

first_imgBy Express News Service |Kolkata | Updated: July 9, 2019 6:00:13 am Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield Advertising Virat Kohli won’t have a say in choosing new coach Best Of Express Related News Calcutta High Court quashes notice for meeting to remove Bidhannagar mayor The party has asked the deputy mayor to start preparations to bring a no-confidence motion against him to remove him as the BMC Mayor.“Firhad Hakim has asked us to start the process of bringing a no-confidence motion against Dutta and we have started it. We are holding talks with our councillors in this regard,” deputy mayor Chatterjee said.The BMC has 41 councillors and the TMC would need the support of one third of its members (14) to bring the no-confidence motion. The TMC has 39 councillors. However, sources said a large number of them will side with Dutta.“I have not received any official letter or any communication (on my removal) from the party. If I get an official letter, I will respond accordingly,” Dutta told reporters. Sabyasachi Dutta new Bidhannagar mayor center_img “Dutta is a traitor. He is a Mir Jafar. It would be good if he leaves the party. He can go wherever he wants to. We are not bothered. But we would not tolerate indiscipline in the party. He has breached discipline by making anti-party statements and meeting BJP leaders who are trying to break our party. Dutta should leave the party before doing these things,” Municipal Affairs Minister Hakim told reporters.History suggests Mir Jafar betrayed and succeeded Siraj ud-Daulah, the last independent nawab of Bengal, with support from the British East India Company. Ever since, his name has become a synonym for traitor.Dutta met BJP leader Mukul Roy Sunday night after the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress clipped his wings on the charge of making anti-party statements, however, the drama over deciding his fate continued even on Monday. As of now, the additional responsibilities of the BMC is with his deputy Tapas Chatterjee. After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan I am a loyal soldier of Mamata: Sabyasachi Dutta Sabyasachi Dutta, Sabyasachi Dutta anti-party statements, Sabyasachi Dutta non confidence movement, West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim, Kolkata news, Indian Express news Hakim said that he has submitted a report on Dutta to the disciplinary committee of the party, which will soon take appropriate steps against him.Referring to his party colleague Sabyasachi Dutta, who was stripped of his powers as the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sunday, as “Mir Jafar” — a name associated with treachery — senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim Monday said “it would be good if he leaves the party”. Advertising On the possible no-confidence motion against him, Dutta said, “Let them bring it. Do they have the support of the councillors? Just wait and watch. It will be clear once they bring the said motion, whether I have the support of my councillors or not.”Hakim said that he has submitted a report on Dutta to the disciplinary committee of the party, which will soon take appropriate steps against him.Echoing Hakim, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said strong action would be taken against anyone who breaches the discipline of the party. “If anyone tries to malign the image of our party, the leadership will take appropriate action against him. One cannot go against party. He (Dutta) knows what is good for him. We also know what is good for our party,” Chatterjee said. 1 Comment(s)last_img read more

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Japan resumes commercial whaling after 31 years seen as facesaving end

first_img Post Comment(s) Advertising Taking stock of monsoon rain Advertising Japan government to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation More acrimony in Japan-South Korea row as Tokyo lodges protest By AP |Tokyo | Published: July 1, 2019 8:21:59 am Today, about 4,000-5,000 tons are supplied to Japan annually, or 30-40 grams of whale meat consumed per person a year, Fisheries Agency officials say.Japan, Japan whaling, Japan commercial whaling, Japan whaling commission, Japan research whaling, International Whaling Commission Nisshin-Maru, the primary vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet departs at a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan (Reuters)The research whaling program lost money for years _ 1.6 billion yen ($15 million) in the last year alone.Japan will stick to a very strict catch quota with respect to the IWC findings, and will continue conducting research, said Hideki Moronuki, a Fisheries Agency official and a chief negotiator at the IWC. He said Japan’s commercial whaling will never harm its stock.The commercial whaling will be carried out by two groups. The mother boat Nisshin-maru and two support boats that used to go to the Antarctic will travel as far as the 200 nautical mile EEZ to catch minke, Bryde’s and sei whales. Five other smaller ships will stay closer to the coast but also hunt minkes, in addition to Baird’s beaked whales and dolphins that they used to catch under an IWC loophole. Advertising While the resumption of commercial whaling is condemned by many conservation groups, others see it as a face-saving way to let the government’s embattled and expensive whaling program gradually succumb to changing times and tastes.Despite the massive attention and tax money and political support from ruling party lawmakers, whaling in Japan involved only a few hundred people and accounted for less than 0.1 percent of total meat consumption in fiscal 2017, according to the latest government data on food sufficiency.Whale meat was an affordable source of protein during the lean times after World War II, with consumption peaking at 223,000 tons in 1962. But whale was quickly replaced by other meats. Whale meat consumption was down to 6,000 tons in 1986, a year before the commercial whaling moratorium imposed by the IWC.Under the research hunts, which was criticized as a cover for commercial hunts as the meat was sold on the market, Japan at its peak caught as many as 1,200 whales but has drastically cut back on its catch in recent years after international protests escalated and whale meat consumption slumped at home. Whales caught in coastal waters are expected to be brought back for fresh local consumption at any of six local whaling hubs that are mainly in northern Japan but include Taiji, the home constituency of ruling Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight Toshihiro Nikai. The town is also known for dolphin hunts because of the documentary film “The Cove.”Whale meat caught further off the coast will be frozen and distributed for wider consumption. Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence Related News More Explained Whaling boats embarked Monday on their first commercial hunts since 1988, when Japan switched to so-called research whaling, but will stay within the country’s exclusive economic waters. Japan’s six-month notice to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission took effect Sunday.The Fisheries Agency said the catch quota through the end of this year is set at 227 whales, fewer than the 333 Japan hunted in the Antarctic in recent years. The quota for this season’s catch, planned for release in late June, was postponed apparently to avoid criticism during the Group of 20 summit that concluded over the weekend in Osaka.As the boats left port, whalers, their families and local officials in two major whaling towns, Shimonoseki in southwestern Japan, which is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s electoral constituency, and Kushiro in the north, celebrated the fresh start, hoping for a safe return and a good harvest. Best Of Express Japan, Japan whaling, Japan commercial whaling, Japan whaling commission, Japan research whaling, International Whaling Commission Whaling ships leave at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan (Reuters)Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that’s seen as a largely lost cause. Moronuki says the fate of commercial whaling depends on whether whale meat is widely accepted by consumers since it won’t be getting as much subsidies as it used to get. Moronuki said he hoped whale meat would be reasonably priced so that it will gain popularity in the long-term instead of becoming an expensive delicacy for a limited clientele. South Korea seeks US help in bitter trade spat with Japan last_img read more

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Calcutta High Court quashes notice for meeting to remove Bidhannagar mayor

first_img Calcutta High Court admits petition challenging removal of La Martiniere schools’ board members Related News kolkata calcutta high court, bidhannagar municipal corporation, sabyasachi dutta, bmc, bmc mayor, tmc, trinamool congress, mukul roy, indian express news Justice Chattopadhyay observed that in order to prevent horse-trading, the meeting will have to be held within two days. (Source: File)The Calcutta High Court Wednesday quashed a notice for a meeting of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to remove Sabyasachi Dutta as its mayor and directed that a fresh notice be issued and no-confidence proceedings held within two days. Post Comment(s) BJP to move Supreme Court challenging Calcutta HC’s stay on rath yatra The court quashed the notice since it had not been issued as per the provisions of West Bengal Municipal Act 2006.It held that as per law, only the chairperson can issue a notice for a meeting of board of councillors of a municipal corporation.The BMC is run by West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).In the eye of a political storm over his recent meetings with BJP leader Mukul Roy, Dutta, also TMC MLA from Rajarhat-Newtown, has been at loggerheads with his party leadership for some time.In his petition, he had claimed that the attempt to remove him from the post of mayor is a “sinister coup” to transfer power for satisfying personal ego. By PTI |Kolkata | Published: July 17, 2019 9:27:11 pm Chargesheet in Narada sting case likely in a month, CBI tells Calcutta High Court Advertising Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay directed the BMC chairperson to convene the meeting on the basis of a requisition by 35 of the civic body’s 41 councillors expressing ‘no confidence’ in Dutta.Justice Chattopadhyay observed that in order to prevent horse-trading, the meeting will have to be held within two days.In the notice issued to Dutta on July 9, the BMC commissioner had convened a meeting of the board of councillors on Thursday on the direction of the chairperson for removing him as mayor. Advertisinglast_img read more

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Microsoft Foils Russian Attack on GOP Think Tanks

first_imgMicrosoft on Monday said it has torpedoed a pair of websites designed to steal credentials from visitors to two Republican Party think tanks.The malicious websites were among six the company took down last week. A group of hackers affiliated with the Russian military created the sites, according to Microsoft. The group apparently was the same group that stole a cache of email from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign.A U.S. court order allowed Microsoft to disrupt and take control of the domain names for the websites. The names were crafted to spoof the domains of legitimate websites, including the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute, both well-known GOP think tanks.”Attackers want their attacks to look as realistic as possible, and they therefore create websites and URLs that look like sites their targeted victims would expect to receive email from or visit,” explained Microsoft President Brad Smith.Microsoft has used the court order tactic 12 times in the past two years to take down 84 websites associated with the Russian hacking groups known as “Strontium,” “Fancy Bear” and “APT28,” Smith noted. The domains Microsoft took offline indicate Fancy Bear has been broadening its target pool, Smith said. In addition to the GOP think tanks, which have been outspoken in their criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, four domains referenced the U.S. Senate, which hasn’t been a friend of Putin either.Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit had no evidence the cashiered domains were used in any successful attacks, Smith was careful to note, nor did it know the identity of the ultimate targets of any planned attack involving the domains.The attack on the Republican think tanks is consistent with past behavior by Russian hacking groups, said Ross Rustici, senior director of intelligence services at Cybereason, an endpoint security company in Boston.”If you look at Russian targeting, they always attack organizations that are critical of Putin and his regime,” he told TechNewsWorld.”Both nonprofits highlighted by Microsoft have been consistently critical of Putin and his regime, so it doesn’t surprise me at all that they would be targets of Russian hacking attempts,” Rustici said. “The Russians don’t care which side of the aisle their target’s on. They’re looking to take down anybody that’s critical of Putin.” Party-Neutral Hackers Reducing Election Meddling Sowing Confusion, Conflict and Fear There has been progress in lowering the risk of election meddling since 2016, said the ICIT’s Eftekhari.”There’s been a significant increase in awareness between the presidential election and now,” he noted. “There’s also been progress by DHS and the states in improving election infrastructure.”Although there have been headline-grabbing reports about voter machine hacking, those hacks require physical access to a machine, which makes them highly unlikely.”The bigger risk is the threat to the integrity of an election an adversary can create by sowing seeds of distrust of the Democratic process in the minds of voters,” Eftekhari said.There’s also the eternal problem of change.”We’re very good at fighting the last war, but the Russians are very good at evolving their game,” Cybereason’s Rustici said.”I suspect if they’re going to do a psychological operation around the elections, the way they do it will be different than what they did in 2016,” he added. “How effective the defenses we’ve built for what they did in 2016 will be for those attacks is yet to be seen.” Low Risk, High Rewardcenter_img Microsoft’s efforts could have a very disruptive impact on a the hackers’ efforts, said Mounir Hahad, head of the threat lab for Juniper Networks, a network security and performance company based in Sunnyvale, California.”It takes a lot of effort to build credible stories with credible websites and have enough visibility for those websites to actually draw traffic,” he told TechNewsWorld. “The perpetrators cannot just duplicate their content elsewhere because a lot of technology is pretty good at identifying similar content, knowing what’s fake and blocking it.”Operations like Microsoft’s could help reduce election meddling in the upcoming mid-term elections, but not completely eliminate it, said Hahad.Swaying election results may be only part of a long-term strategy that includes compromising candidates, he suggested.”Having spyware on a candidate’s phone or laptop may actually turn out to be advantageous for an adversary when the candidate is elected versus trying to elect someone more favorable to their positions,” said Hahad. Risk of Distrust Despite Microsoft’s recent successful efforts to crack down on malicious Web activity, significant challenges lie ahead.”It’s not that difficult to spoof these sites all over again,” said Parham Eftekhari, executive director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a cybersecurity think tank in Washington, D.C.”That’s why this tactic is so appealing. It’s low risk, high reward,” he told TechNewsWorld.”The success rate for spearphishing emails is 10 to 20 percent. That means that out of 100 employees, 10 to 20 of them are opening and responding to a lure that gives an attacker access to a network,” Eftekhari pointed out.”It’s very easy to register things that are very close to legitimate companies or think tank names and use them for phishing attempts,” said Cybereason’s Rustici. “Unless you’re monitoring all the possible permutations, it’s easy to miss these.” Cyberattacks are nothing new to the International Republican Institute.”IRI has been targeted in the past and has taken proactive steps to defend ourselves from these types of cybersecurity threats,” said President Daniel Twining.”This latest attempt is consistent with the campaign of meddling that the Kremlin has waged against organizations that support democracy and human rights,” he noted. “It is clearly designed to sow confusion, conflict and fear among those who criticize Mr. Putin’s authoritarian regime.”The Hudson Institute believes the Russian attack was meant to disrupt the organization’s democracy-promotion programs, particularly those aimed at exposing kleptocratic regimes, said spokesperson Carolyn Stewart.”This is not the first time authoritarian overseas regimes have attempted to mount cyberattacks against Hudson, our experts, and their friends and professional associates,” she said. “We expect it will not be the last.” John P. Mello Jr. has been an ECT News Network reportersince 2003. His areas of focus include cybersecurity, IT issues, privacy, e-commerce, social media, artificial intelligence, big data and consumer electronics. He has written and edited for numerous publications, including the Boston Business Journal, theBoston Phoenix, Megapixel.Net and GovernmentSecurity News. Email John.last_img read more

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New hope for children with aggressive form of cancer

first_img Source:https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2018/10/trans-atlantic-trial.page Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 10 2018Children with an aggressive form of cancer are being given new hope in a world-first trans-Atlantic clinical trial that will test a new three-part treatment. The study, involving doctors and cancer scientists in Southampton, America and Germany, will boost the body’s immune system to kill off neuroblastoma, one of the most common childhood cancers.The Phase 1 trial is funded by UK charities Solving Kids’ Cancer (Europe), JACK and US charities Solving Kids’ Cancer and Band of Parents. It will be one of many to be conducted at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Cancer Immunology, which is the UK’s first and only centre dedicated to cancer immunology research. The centre recently opened at University Hospital Southampton, thanks to the University’s £25m fundraising campaign.Neuroblastoma affects around 100 children – mostly under the age of five – in the UK every year and develops from immature nerve cells. It usually starts as a tumour in the abdomen or chest, however, in many children, it spreads to other places in the body such as the bones and bone marrow.In those cases, less than half of patients are cured despite intensive treatment which includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell transplants.More recently, a form of immunotherapy known as anti-GD2, which uses antibodies to lock onto cancer cells so the immune system can find, fight and destroy them, has shown the potential to improve survival rates.This new study, led by Dr Juliet Gray, Associate Professor of Paediatric Oncology at the University of Southampton, involves combining mIBG, a special form of targeted radiotherapy which delivers radioactive iodine directly to neuroblastoma cells, with two different antibody therapies for the first time.One of these therapies, Nivolumab, has shown exciting results in adult cancers. It blocks a harmful protein called PD-1 and gives patients’ own immune cells a boost so that they can be set free to kill tumour cells.The researchers will give Nivolumab alongside the currently-used anti-GD2 to target specific cancer cells while protecting normal healthy cells.Related StoriesNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyThe trial will be run from four centres – the University of Southampton’s Centre for Cancer Immunology, UCH, Madison Children’s Hospital, Wisconsin, and the University of Greifswald, Germany. It is also the first trial to be sponsored by University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.”Immunotherapy with anti-GD2 has been shown to increase the number of children with neuroblastoma who stay in remission and has become a standard component of treatment – but sadly a large number of children still relapse and die from their disease,” explained University of Southampton’s Dr Gray who is also a consultant paediatric oncologist at Southampton Children’s Hospital.”Work in the laboratory has shown that combining these types of antibodies with radiotherapy is potentially a very powerful way of eradicating neuroblastoma tumours and these three different therapies appear to work together to generate strong, protective immunity to the tumour.”She added: “This trans-Atlantic trial will be the first time they have been tested together and we are hopeful the combination of treatments will substantially improve the cure rate of children with this form of cancer.”Stephen Richards, CEO of Solving Kids’ Cancer (Europe), said: “Cutting-edge clinical trials offer real hope for children with high-risk neuroblastoma and their families. The numbers of children affected are small, so funding collaborative international research is the only way we will improve survival rates and find a cure for this devastating disease.”The researchers plan to give an initial course of mIBG-targeted radiotherapy followed by Nivolumab and anti-GD2 over a period of six months. Although the initial stages of the treatment process will require children to be in hospital, it is hoped that the therapy will be well tolerated and will eventually be delivered largely on an outpatient basis.The trial’s objective is to ensure the combination is safe to deliver to children with neuroblastoma in order to develop further studies to compare it with current treatments.last_img read more

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Prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament study shows

first_img Source:https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/infant-mental-health-journal/maternal-depression-and-natural-disaster-related-stress-d Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 6 2019A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy.The study analyzed data on 310 mother-child dyads, with 64 percent of women being pregnant prior to Sandy and 36 percent being pregnant during Sandy. Compared with other infants, infants born to women with prenatal depression were more likely to experience greater distress, greater fear, lower smiling and laughter, lower high- and low-pleasure seeking, lower soothability, slower falling reactivity, lower cuddliness, and greater sadness at six months of age. These effects were amplified when women were pregnant during Superstorm Sandy.”The fetal period is one of the most critical periods for neurodevelopment. Prenatal stress, especially during this critical period of fetal development, may render the developing brain more vulnerable to additional stressors such as maternal depression,” said lead author Dr. Yoko Nomura, of Queens College, the Advanced Research Science Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Natural disasters may increase in frequency and magnitude, but we can attempt to alleviate the negative impacts on offspring if we identify high risk pregnant mothers with depression and offer them interventions to make them more resilient.”last_img read more

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Couse of cannabis and tobacco associated with worse functioning problematic behaviors

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 29 2019More than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials as cannabis is legalized in more jurisdictions, according to a new RAND Corporation study.Studying a group of young adults from California, researchers examined the many different ways that cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products are used together — a byproduct of the introduction of new vaping devices and other delivery methods.Among those surveyed, young adults who used cannabis and tobacco or nicotine together in some way (either using one right after the other or by mixing the products together) tended to consume more marijuana and tobacco or nicotine products, and report poorer functioning and more problematic behaviors compared to those who used did not use both products together. The study is published online by the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.”There is growing concern that as more states legalize marijuana, there also will be an increase in tobacco use because the two substances may be used together,” said Joan Tucker, lead author of the study and a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “Co-use of cannabis and tobacco could reverse some of the progress made on reducing rates of tobacco use.”Mixing cannabis and tobacco is more common in some other countries compared to the U.S. But in recent years, cannabis and tobacco or nicotine co-use in the U.S. has risen among adults, coinciding with greater availability and diversity of cannabis, tobacco and vaping products. In the U.S., national data show that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to use cannabis, tobacco or nicotine products than any other age group.Studies on the issue thus far have have been limited in scope. They typically have not accounted for the use of newer vaping products nor examined whether certain ways of co-using these substances is associated with greater problems.RAND researchers surveyed more than 2,400 young adults during 2017 and 2018. Participants have taken part in an ongoing study of substance use patterns from adolescence to young adulthood. While they originally were recruited in 2008 from 16 middle schools across Southern California, they now live in more than 400 neighborhoods throughout the state.Related StoriesResearchers study cannabis dosage to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsyCreating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativaGene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuseAmong the young adults in the RAND survey, about half reported using cannabis during the past year, and 43% reported using some type of tobacco or nicotine product during the same period. About 37% reported co-use of the substances at some point during the past year. More than 80% of the young adults who reported past-year marijuana use also reported past-year tobacco use.Using both substances sequentially (one right after the other) on the same occasion was reported by 17% of the young adults, and 14% reported using the substances together by mixing them in the same device.The study found that co-use of cannabis and tobacco or nicotine is associated with worse functioning, including poorer mental and physical health, as well as greater problematic behaviors such as fighting, skipping school, being fired and getting in trouble with the police.Young adults who used both products in the past year, but did not use them on the same occasion, did not show greater risk compared to those who used only one of these products.”How these products are used together matters in terms of potential health consequences and functioning among people in their late teens and early 20s,” Tucker said. “Our findings suggest that we can no longer just think about the consequences of tobacco use or marijuana use alone — we have to think about them together.”For example, programs designed to educate people about the health risks of tobacco or cannabis probably need to address both substances at the same time, Tucker said.Support for the study was provided by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Grants Program Office of the University of California and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Other authors of the study are Eric Pedersen, Rachana Seelam, Michael Dunbar, Regina Shih and Elizabeth D’Amico.The RAND Social and Economic Well-Being division seeks to actively improve the health, social and economic well-being of populations and communities throughout the world. Source:https://www.rand.org/last_img read more

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Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with

first_imgThe botulinum toxin injections were incredibly effective in decreasing pain levels, as well as patients’ use of pain medications, including opioids. Many of the women in our study reported that the pain had a profound effect on their quality of life, and this treatment may be able to help them get their lives back.”Pamela Stratton, M.D., a gynecologist and scientist at NINDS, who co-led the study with Barbara Karp, M.D., a neurologist and program director at NINDS Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue lining grows outside of the uterus and is estimated to affect up to 176 million women worldwide. It is an inflammatory condition that can lead to infertility and cause chronic pain. The usual gynecologic treatments include hormonal therapy and surgery to remove the growths. However, in many cases, pain returns after the interventions.In the study, women with surgically treated endometriosis who were generally taking hormones to suppress menses, but who continued to experience pain and had pelvic floor muscle spasm, initially received injections of botulinum toxin or saline as part of a placebo-controlled clinical trial, targeting areas of spasm. At least one month after the masked study injection, 13 participants chose to receive open-label botulinum toxin injections in areas that remained in spasm and were then followed for at least four months. These patients were described in the current study at the NIH Clinical Center.Related StoriesWar against mosquitoes saves lives and money in Sri LankaResearchers survey orthopedic providers to understand factors that drive opioid prescribing practicesNew computational model explores daily pain sensitivity rhythmsIn all participants, during follow-up, pelvic floor muscle spasm was not detected or occurred in fewer muscles. Within two months of receiving the injections, pain decreased in all of the participants, with 11 out of 13 subjects reporting that their pain was mild or had disappeared. Additionally, usage of pain medication was reduced in more than half of the participants. Prior to receiving toxin injections, eight participants reported moderate or severe disability and after treatment, six of those patients noted an improvement.The participants experienced a decrease in muscle spasm and had pain relief that resulted in less disability and less use of pain medication. These findings suggest that pelvic floor muscle spasm may be experienced by women with endometriosis and contribute to pain persisting after standard treatment. Importantly, the beneficial effects were long-lasting, with many patients reporting pain relief lasting at least six months.Botulinum toxins, such as Botox, work by blocking the nerve signals for muscles to contract and have been used to treat migraines and certain movement disorders. Previous research has suggested that botulinum toxin may help women experiencing other types of chronic pelvic pain, but this treatment had not been studied in women with endometriosis.”We know that many doctors are using botulinum toxin to help their patients, but everyone uses slightly different techniques and methods, including different brands of toxin and various doses. This study will begin to provide rigor to help ensure standardized protocols and treatment in pelvic pain,” said Dr. Karp.Larger clinical studies will need to confirm the current findings. In addition, future research will focus on the mechanisms underlying chronic pelvic pain and better understanding of ways in which botulinum toxin may help treat those disorders. Source:NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeJournal reference:Tandon, H.K. et al. (2019) Botulinum toxin for chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis, a cohort study of a pain-focused treatment. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. doi.org/10.1136/rapm-2019-100529. Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 11 2019Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. According to results published in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve pain and improve quality of life. The study was conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

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TMobiles magenta semitruck hits the road to showcase 5G technology

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: T-Mobile’s magenta semitruck hits the road to showcase 5G technology (2018, August 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-t-mobile-magenta-semitruck-road-showcase.html ©2018 The Seattle Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. T-Mobile’s next magenta-heavy, super-visible campaign won’t be encouraging customers to switch to the company’s cellphone service. Instead, the Bellevue, Wash., carrier plans to take a decked-out semitruck around the country to showcase its ideas for the next generation of wireless connectivity, 5G, and how it envisions people and businesses making use of it.center_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nokia to help with T-Mobile superfast telecom network The truck is an extension of the company’s Tech Experience lab, now sprawling throughout the second floor of T-Mobile’s wireless development lab in Bellevue, a few miles north of its Factoria headquarters.Inside that Bellevue showcase, an employee bounces a soccer ball (guess what color) in front of a line of cellphones. Half the phones are set up on the 4G LTE network, the current standard for phones, and the other half are simulating the upcoming 5G technology. Mirrored in the line of phones, the image of the ball follows reality a fraction of a second later on the 5G phones. The LTE phones quickly catch up, but it’s noticeably later.”5G has more speed, more capacity,” said Karri Kuoppamaki, the company’s vice president overseeing 5G strategy.Another demo shows normal labels on wine bottles transforming into talking T-Mobile executives when an app is scanned over them. On a balcony adjacent to the lab, an LTE-connected drone soars into the air, a small demonstration of a larger test the company is conducting with FAA approval in Reno.The lab is not open to the public, rather it’s designed for business partners, researchers and students to get a sense of how 5G and other wireless technology works and their possibilities.Most of the flashy demos inside the Tech Experience lab don’t exist in the wild yet, and won’t until next year at the earliest. T-Mobile, like its two larger competitors, is building out infrastructure and testing 5G connections in select cities so some capabilities will be ready when phones equipped to handle the next generation of wireless service are released next year.T-Mobile, which has about 6,800 employees in the Puget Sound area, made a deal earlier this year to merge with the fourth-largest wireless carrier, Sprint. The pact is winding its way through U.S. regulatory approvals.Throughout the deal process, the companies’ third attempt to merge, T-Mobile has emphasized that the two will have much stronger 5G technology as a combined entity, rather than separately.T-Mobile plans to make 5G available in a limited capacity in about 30 cities next year using spectrum it won in a federal auction last year. It has pledged to bring the technology nationwide in 2020.U.S. carriers have big plans for 5G—seamless virtual reality on phones, video downloads in seconds, maybe even remote surgical procedures one day. It’s getting closer, but executives remain rooted in reality.Everything will one day be connected, T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said in an email, but it won’t all happen next year.”Consumers will first begin to experience 5G when devices become available in 2019, but again, just like LTE, it will evolve and change over time,” he wrote. “Some of the visionary 5G experiences we showcase in the Tech Experience and on the truck are likely next decade.”T-Mobile has taken its truck on the road, with its first stop in Philadelphia.last_img read more

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US states drones inspect bridges help predict avalanches

first_imgIn Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Citation: US states’ drones inspect bridges, help predict avalanches (2019, May 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-states-drones-range.html Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a survey obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release Monday. The report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shows a sharp increase in their use over the last few years, reflecting the rapid adoption of the technology by governments as well as hobbyists.In 2016, the nonprofit group found no state transportation agency was using drones on a daily basis. Now, 36 states have certified drone pilots on staff. When the survey was done this month, all but one state was using drones in some way. Since then, the lone holdout—Rhode Island—has bought a drone, said Tony Dorsey, a spokesman for the group.The small, unmanned aircraft are often used for mundane tasks, like inspecting bridges and roads. With sophisticated cameras and thermal technology, they can detect tiny cracks and identify potential potholes before they’re visible to the human eye.Drones have caused their share of headaches for officials over the years as personal devices forced the grounding of planes at airports or those fighting wildfires.But they also can be useful for work that’s dangerous for people. In Utah, drones record from the air as state workers set off planned avalanches, allowing them to watch the slides close up in real time, said Jared Esselman, director of aeronautics at the state Department of Transportation.Drones also can measure snow and other elements of the state’s rugged terrain to keep them from blocking roads or other infrastructure.”We can predict not only snow slides, but mudslides and water runoff as the snow melts,” Esselman said. “Drones are a perfect tool for any job that is dangerous or dirty.”Utah is getting 40 new drones to take photos at traffic wrecks for the investigation.In North Carolina, drones are finding the nests of endangered species like the red-cockaded woodpecker, said Basil Yap, unmanned aerial systems program manager at the state’s transportation department.People used to fan out in helicopters or all-terrain vehicles to check for evidence of the protected birds before building new projects, but the drones can do the job quicker with less disruption, Yap said.They’re also used to check for protected bats nesting under bridges and to spray herbicide on invasive plants near shorelines.North Carolina is one of three states working with the Federal Aviation Administration to test drones beyond the operator’s line of sight, at night and over people. The FAA does not usually allow those uses without a special waiver.Also part of the program is Kansas, where workers are using drones to create sophisticated farming programs and monitor cattle heat signatures to prevent any illnesses from spreading.A number of states are beginning to explore how to regulate a flood of private drone traffic expected in the future. In Ohio, the state is working on an air-traffic control system called SkyVision, which would allow drones to detect and avoid other aircraft in flight. Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Huawei staff pair up with Chinese military on research

first_img Founded by former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) engineer Ren Zhengfei, Washington suspects Huawei has deep ties to China’s military and thus poses a security threat.US President Donald Trump placed Huawei last month on a blacklist prohibiting US firms from selling components to the company, raising tensions in the US-China trade war. A 90-day reprieve was granted.Several research papers published since 2009 show Huawei employees have worked with researchers at different arms of the People’s Liberation Army, according to an AFP review of academic papers. Bloomberg News first reported on the collaborations.Military and private sector collaboration is common in many countries but Huawei has gone to great lengths to deny any close relationship with the Chinese government or military.Microsoft researchers in China for instance raised eyebrows earlier this year for their work with scholars affiliated with a Chinese military-backed university—researchers from the same university worked with a Huawei employee on at least one project.Huawei employees and PLA members have worked together on at least 10 research projects including artificial intelligence and radio communications, according to Bloomberg News.Ren has denied Huawei maintains military connections. “We don’t have any R&D collaboration or partnerships with the PLA-affiliated institutions,” Ren told journalists in January, according to a Huawei transcript.”We are probably selling a small amount of civilian products to the PLA, but I don’t know the exact number, because it is not our major customer,” he said at the time. But the academic papers list the names of the researchers and the Huawei units they work for. Huawei has gone to great lengths to deny any close relationship with the Chinese government or military Another paper was authored by an employee at Huawei’s Beijing office who teamed up with a computer scientist from the National University of Defense Technology, and other researchers, to look into methods of analysing software quality, security and reliability. Huawei is not aware of its employees publishing research papers in their individual capacity, a company spokeswoman said in a statement, adding that Huawei does not have any R&D collaboration with PLA-affiliated institutions.The defence ministry said it does not comment on academic research.”As everybody knows Huawei is a privately-owned company that has developed independently,” added ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang at a monthly briefing on Thursday.”There is no such thing as (Huawei) having a Chinese military background,” he said.Since coming under fire from Washington last year, Huawei has adopted an aggressive media push to deny the alleged close relations with Beijing and espionage accusations. But the denials, particularly from founder and CEO Ren, have occasionally led to messaging mishaps for the company.In an interview with the BBC in February, Ren denied that Huawei received government subsidies.But Huawei records show the company has taken in hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants from the Chinese government over the last decade—in addition to being awarded heavily subsidised land and massive credit lines from state policy banks to help sell its telecom gear abroad. A Huawei spokeswoman later told AFP that Ren meant Huawei did not receive any “special” subsidies from the government. The founder and CEO of Huawei Ren Zhengfei is a former People’s Liberation Army engineer Huawei employees have teamed up with Chinese military scientists to carry out research, a collaboration that challenges the telecom giant’s assertion that it has no ties to the country’s government or armed forces. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2019 AFP Citation: Huawei staff pair up with Chinese military on research (2019, June 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-huawei-staff-pair-chinese-military.html ‘No military background’An employee at Huawei’s Shanghai office is listed as the lead author of one research project alongside a member of PLA unit 78156 and another researcher at an investigative centre under the Central Military Commission.The project focused on better understanding and classifying the emotions of comments on online videos and appeared to be funded by a Chinese government information security programme. China’s Huawei to sell stake in undersea-cable unitlast_img read more

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Maharashtra govt offers women staff 180 days paid kids leave

first_imggovernment departments SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Maharashtra The Maharashtra government has decided to provide a total of 180 days’ paid leave to women government employees to look after the children in the course of service. They will be able take this leave until their children turn 18.The same leave can be availed of by a male employee too if his wife is dead and if he has children who are under 18. The decision was taken in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, said Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.Among other things, women employees would find this facility helpful when their children are in class 10th or 12th, said an official.Women (or male, as the case may be) employees will be able to demand this leave thrice a year. COMMENT Published on July 04, 2018 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Kulai fisheries harbour to accommodate 350 boatsKulai fisheries harbour to accommodate 350

first_imgCOMMENTS Published on The proposed fisheries harbour at Kulai in Mangaluru taluk will be able to accommodate around 350 fishing boats, according to Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament from Dakshina Kannada. Addressing presspersons here on Monday, Kateel said the number of fishing boats in the region has increased over the years. Old Mangalore Port is the only fisheries harbour in the taluk as of now. He said the Centre has decided to take up the construction of fisheries harbour at Kulai, near New Mangalore Port, at a cost of ₹196 crore. When Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was informed of the importance of the project for coastal Karnataka, he agreed to include it under the Sagarmala project. Of the total project cost, 45 per cent will be contributed by the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), and 5 per cent by the State government. The remaining amount will be contributed by the ministries concerned under the Sagarmala project, Kateel said. Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for the project through videoconferencing on Tuesday. Kateel said NMPT will manage the fisheries harbour project at Kulai in Mangaluru taluk. To be located 4.5 km north of New Mangalore Port, the Kulai fisheries harbour will come up on an area of 11 acres. The Union Shipping Ministry has set May 2022 as the target month for the completion and commissioning of the fisheries harbour.Breakwater construction will be taken up under the phase 1 of the project. Tender has already been awarded for the construction of the breakwater, Kateel added. March 04, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL fishing industry SHARE COMMENT Karnatakalast_img read more

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Bangalore Metro Rail signs 335mn loan deal with AIIB

first_imgBangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have signed a project funding agreement for $335-million loan for the Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro rail project. BMRCL needs to raise ₹12,141 crore through senior debt, including sovereign loan, for the Phase-2 work. “European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend €500 million in two tranches, for funding part of Reach-6 (Gottigere to Nagawara), project cost of Phase-2 of the BMRCL. AIIB agreed to co-finance $335 million with EIB. Thus, the total amount will be equivalent of €800 million for Reach-6,” said a BMRCL release.The sovereign loan agreement with EIB for the first tranche of €300 million was signed on October 5, 2017. The loan agreement for the second tranche of €200 million was signed on September 28, 2018. The sovereign loan agreement with AIIB was signed on June 4 by Ajay Seth, Managing Director, BMRCL, and Supee Teravaninthorn, Director General, AIIB. “With signing of this loan agreement, BMRCL has tied up funds to the tune of ₹7,300 crore for Phase-2. BMRCL will tie up the remaining funds in due course of time,” the release said. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Bangalore June 06, 2019 railwaycenter_img SHARE Karnataka Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Government reconstitutes various Cabinet committeesGovernment reconstitutes various Cabinet committees

first_imgNarendra Modi and his new cabinet   –  Twitter/Narendra Modi SHARE RELATED Here is the list of the newly formed Committees The Narendra Modi Government has reconstituted six Cabinet Committees while two new Committees have been formed.The new committees will finalise policies to push growth, investment and employment with special focus on skill development.Barring the Committees on Parliamentary Affairs and Accommodation, all six committees will be headed by the Prime Minister. The two remaining committees will be chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah.Also read: Two Cabinet Committees set up to spur growth, employmentHere are the new members of the Committees:Appointments Committee of the CabinetCompositionPrime Minister Narendra ModiAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsCabinet Committee on AccommodationCompositionAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Micro, Small & Medium EnterprisesNirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate AffairsPiyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce &IndustrySpecial InviteesJitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of SpaceHardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing &Urban Affairs; Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and IndustryCabinet Committee on Economic AffairsCompositionPrime MinisterRajnath Singh, Minister of DefenceAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Micro, Small & Medium EnterprisesDV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals & FertilizersNirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate AffairsNarendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and Justice.Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.Subrahamanayam Jaishankar, Minister of External AffairsPiyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce &IndustryDharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary AffairsCompositionAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate AffairsRamvilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionNarendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development, and Minister of Panchayati Raj.Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and JusticeThawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice & EmpowermentPrakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Minister of Information and BroadcastingPrahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.Special InviteesArjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesV Muraleedharan, Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of External AffairsCabinet Committee on Political AffairsCompositionPrime Minister ModiAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate AffairsRamvilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and JusticeHarsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health & Family Welfare; Minister of Science & Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences,Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce  and IndustryArvind Ganpat Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public EnterprisePrahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.Cabinet Committee on SecurityCompositionPrime Minister ModiRajnath Singh, Minister of DefenceAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs.Subrahamanayam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs.Cabinet Committee on Investment and GrowthCompositionPrime Minister ModiAmit Shah, Minister of Home AffairsNitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Micro. Small and Medium EnterprisesNirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs.Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Commerce & Industry.Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill DevelopmentCompositionPrime Minister ModiAmit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs.Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate AffairsNarendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Commerce & IndustryRamesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Minister of Human Resource DevelopmentDharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum &Natural Gas: and Minister of SteelMahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill development & EnterpreneurshipSantosh Kumar Gangwar, MOS(I/C)Labour & EmploymentHardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Housing &Urban Affairs; Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Special InviteesNitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women & Child Development and TextilesPrahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) Culture, MOS (I/C) Tourism. COMMENT June 06, 2019 Published oncenter_img ministers (government) COMMENTS Indian Government SHARE SHARE EMAIL government Cabinet committees constitution highlights Amit Shah’s importance last_img read more

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Sakuraflavoured drink for anime and egames event participants

first_img Metro News 19 Jun 2019 Star Supa Comic back to thrill anime fans Metro News 09 Jul 2019 On board for better visibility Related News Muhammad Fauzi (left) showing i.Star Events director Jason Yap bottles of Oyoshi Green Tea’s latest variant, Sakura Strawberry besides other variants. ANIME and comic fans can look forward to tasting Oyoshi Green Tea’s latest variant, Oyoshi Sakura Strawberry, at the Star Supa Comic 2019 this weekend.Coming on board as a sponsor for the first time, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd will be distributing 5,000 bottles of Oyoshi Green Tea in five different variants to visitors at the event.F&N region event and sponsorship manager Muhammad Fauzi Ahmad said green tea was still very much a part of Japanese culture and made from authentic Japanese green tea. He said the healthy yet fun beverage was a perfect fit for the event. Central Region Tags / Keywords: Metro News 10 Jul 2019 Popular octopus snack among highlights at anime and e-games event Related News “People are now more health-conscious and they know about the benefits of green tea,” he added.As the Star Supa Comic event is related to anime and cosplay, Oyoshi Japanese Green Tea is happy to be part of this event. The new Oyoshi Sakura Strawberry has the sweet and sour taste of the sakura flower and the fruity strawberry flavour, which adds a sweet aroma to the green tea. It is made specially with the top three leaves of the 100% organic tea plant, brewed using new cold-aseptic-filling technology that does not use very high temperatures, thereby maintaining pureness in taste.Star Supa Comic is an event for all Malaysians who are interested in anime, cosplay, e-games and card games which will be taking place on July 13 and 14 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre.An event not to be missed with everything exciting for all ages under one roof! A platform for cosplayers, anime and manga lovers, gamers, doujins and collec­tors to showcase their talents.For details, call i.StarEvents at 03-7967 1388 ext 1097/1505 or visit sites.thestar.com.my/supacomic/ {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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New cabinet ministers to be sworn in at 3 pm Saturday Goa

first_imgNew cabinet ministers to be sworn in at 3 pm Saturday: Goa CM Pramod SawantGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant refused to name the MLAs who would be inducted but said all the four would be from the Bharatiya Janata Party, with three of them from the legislators who joined the party on Wednesday.advertisement Next Press Trust of India PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 04:58 IST Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm Saturday. (Photo: PTI)Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said late on Friday night that he would reshuffle the cabinet on Saturday replacing four ministers and the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm.Ten Congress MLAs had on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increasing the strength of the party to 27 on the floor of the House.Pramod Sawant said the three members from a coalition partner, Goa Forward Party, and an Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte would be dropped from the cabinet.Pramod Sawant refused to name the MLAs who would be inducted but said all the four would be from the BJP, with three of them from the legislators who joined the party on Wednesday.Speculations are rife that former leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, Philip Nery Rodrigues and Atanasio Monserratte would be inducted in the cabinet along with Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo.Pramod Sawant said the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm Saturday.This would the second cabinet reshuffle by Pramod Sawant since he took over as the chief minister three months ago. In his first cabinet reshuffle, Sawant had inducted MGP’s breakaway MLA Deepak Pauskar after dropping then deputy chief minister Sudin Dhavalikar.Asked why allies are being dropped from the cabinet, the chief minister said the decision has been taken as per directives of the central leadership.”I don’t want to go into details. We have taken this decision to give good governance to the people,” he said.Sawant has the support by three MLAs from the Goa Forward Party and an Independent.Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai had during the day said they are hoping for an amicable solution to the crisis.”The GFP is a part of the NDA and had joined the BJP-led government after talks with the saffron party’s national leadership,” Sardesai said, adding, “The present state BJP leaders were not part of the discussions then. As such, we will take appropriate steps only after talking to NDA leadership at the Centre.””We have not yet received any official communication from the BJP leaders. On the contrary, we have received indications that the matter will be sorted out amicably,” he said.Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs, led by the leader of Opposition, Chandrakant Kavlekar, switched sides and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.While the 10 MLAs and Lobo returned from Delhi, Sawant stayed back to attend a high-level meeting on Friday evening on the issue of mining in Goa, which has come to a standstill following a February 2018 Supreme Court order.Also Read | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anandlast_img read more

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