Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Yoga | Very effective at reducing symptoms of depression


Summary:A multi-week regimen may be an effective complement to traditional therapy for depression, multiple studies suggest.

People who suffer from depression may want to look to yoga as a complement to traditional therapies as the practice appears to lessen symptoms of the disorder, according to studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the … Read More

Flood situation in Bihar worsens | death toll rises to 205

Flood situation

In Bihar, the death toll due to floods has risen to 205, with the recovery of 33 more bodies. The situation has worsened in the state as new areas in Darbhanga, Samastipur, Gopalganj and Siwan districts have been inundated. Breaching of river embankments further aggravated the situation. Several rivers, including Bagmati, Kamla Balan and Gandak are flowing… Read More

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat 3 day visit to Ladakh

Army chief General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be on a 3-day visit to Ladakh from . During the visit, the Army Chief will take stock of the security preparedness along the border with China. Sources said, General Rawat is likely to discuss key operational matters with top commanders… Read More

Mangroves are vital for environmental decontamination


Summary:Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.

Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.

Grey mangrove trees, Avicennia marina, filter heavy metals out of the surrounding soil and water. A new study from Indonesia has found that their leaf

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Defence Minister reviews operational readiness of Western Naval Command

Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the operational readiness of the Western Naval Command in Mumbai yesterday. An official spokesperson said, Mr Jaitley interacted with the Commander-in-Chief Western Naval Command and senior Navy officers. He was briefed on the operational readiness of the command and other relevant aspects of maritime and coastal… Read More

India at 70 | Sustaining Social Justice

Guru Prakash

More than 16 percent of our population comprises of the scheduled castes. Owing to a long history of social exclusion, a section of our society was not exposed to opportunities of personal growth and development. This section was called ‘Depressed classes’ by Babasaheb Ambedkar. Coming from the same social background Babasaheb was cognizant of the needs… Read More

Centre doubles child care Allowance for women with disabilities

doubles child care Allowance

The Centre has doubled to Rs 3,000 per month the child care allowance for women employees with disabilities.At present, the allowance of Rs 1,500 per month is given to differently-abled female employees for taking care of their newborn child.

“Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs 3,000 per month as special allowance for child care. The allowance shall… Read More

Government extends GST Return Filing date to 25 August

GST Return Filing

The government extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush.Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end tomorrow, which explained the heavy traffic at ‘www.gst.gov.in’.

But the portal suffered… Read More

Central provide 70,000 as monthly Fellowship for IIT PhD Researchers

Central provide

The Centre will provide Rs 70,000 as monthly fellowship to those researchers doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc, Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma has said.Presently researcher-students get Rs 25,000 as monthly scholarship at IITs.

“As part of the research fellowship scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we wish the meritorious students… Read More

Muzaffarnagar Train Derailment | 23 killed,70 injured, Teams Of PAC

Muzaffarnagar Train Derailment

Following the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Railways informed that around 15-20 people have been injured and that an alternate arrangement is being made for stranded passengers.

“We don’t know the exact figures at the … Read More

Selection for the post of CMD | Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd


The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking qualified candidates for the post of Chairman and Managing Director, Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited(MECL).

Last Date of Receipt:

More:http://pesb.gov.in/Vacancy/MECL-CMD.pdfRead More

Too much information can be a good thing | says study

Too much information

Summary:When does a person receive too much health information? What’s the best way for health providers to convey information without consumers skipping over or forgetting key information? According to a new study, the answer lies in the goal of a specific health objective.

In the world of health care, the phrase “too much information”… Read More