Daily Archives: April 16, 2017

How nature engineered the original rotary motor

Summary:To function properly and propel the bacterium, the flagellum requires all of its components to fit together to exacting measurements. In a new study, researchers report the eludication of a mechanism that regulates the length of the flagellum’s 25 nanometer driveshaft-like rod and answers a long-standing question about how cells are held… Read More

New Mental Healthcare Bill 2016 awaiting Presidential assent

he new Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which has been approved Parliament and is awaiting the President’s assent should be implemented in letter and spirit to ensure mental healthcare and services to persons with mental illness. This was stated by Mr. Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Mr. Aggarwal said that a multi-pronged… Read More

NDMA reviews National Disaster Management Plan

The workshop on the review of the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) concluded here today, on a high note with fruitful discussions and inputs from all stakeholders. The two-day workshop was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The NDMP, which was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in June last year, provides … Read More

Digital Payment Revolution : Facts & Figures

  • Lucky GrahakYojana and DigiDhanVyaparYojana launched on 25.12.2016
  • 100 Digi Dhan Melas held in 100 cities all over the country.
  • 100 day long information, education and communication campaign led by NITI Aayog to make digital payments a mass movement in India.
  • At least 15,000 institutions have gone cashless across just these 100 rural and urban cities across
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New insights into Ocean Worlds in our solar system

Summary:Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. Scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus,… Read More

Making special efforts for welfare of SC beneficiaries

On the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian constitution, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Irani distributed benefits under welfare schemes of the Ministry, to beneficiaries belonging to Scheduled Castes from various parts of the country. In a special programme held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi,… Read More

Bangladesh PM woos Indian companies

Bangladesh is looking to open more trade channels with India, widen footprint of border haats and open up routes that were closed during the 1965 war, visiting PM Sheikh Hasina .
Observing that nothing is solved by confrontation but friendship is the solution to all problems, she said the two nations have been able to establish “profound mutual trust and exemplary… Read More

Champaran bore the first fruit of Satyagraha

On 10th of April 2017 Champaran Satyagraha turns 100 years old.

Champaran was a revelation in the annals of Indian freedom struggle. It brought about a hitherto unheard of methodology of taking on the imperial oppression with a force more powerful than all the physical might put together.  Gandhi called it Satyagraha. The outcome of Champaran redefined the… Read More

Centre to issue advisory against service charge on food bills

The Centre plans to issue an advisory to states asking them to crack down against unfair imposition of service charge on food and drink bills. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the service charge does not exist and it is being wrongly charged.

He said his ministry has prepared an advisory on this issue and sent it to the Prime Minister’s… Read More

Centre & UP Government sign MoU for Power for All scheme

Uttar Pradesh government and the Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the ‘Power for All’ scheme in the state.

The aim of this scheme is to ensure 24-hour quality power supply in the state by October 2018 and electric connection to every house and agriculture field by 2019. The agreement was inked in presence of Chief Minister Yogi… Read More

Exhibition of Technical Textiles, Technotex India 2017 commences

Mumbai on Wednesday witnessed the inauguration of the 6th edition of TECHNOTEX-2017, India’s premier Exhibition on theme “Technical Textiles
The exhibition is being organized by Ministry of Textiles and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), together and will be held in the city from April 12th, 13th and to 14th at … Read More

Brain structure, anxiety & negative bias linked in healthy adults


Summary:Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex – a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions – are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds. They also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light, researchers report.

Healthy college… Read More