Category Archives: International

New Blueprint to tackle burden of Asthma


A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma.According to the document from the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP), a unified approach to research, development and innovation is urgently needed to address the challenge of asthma in Europe, improve mortality… Read More

Saint Petersburg Declaration signed by Russia and India

India, Russia sign Saint Petersburg Declaration

India and Russia have signed Saint Petersburg Declaration as a roadmap to enhance cooperation after 18th annual bilateral summit. Both countries released their vision for bilateral partnership in the 21st century. A joint statement has been issued regarding it. The statement said India and Russia will cooperate in all possible areas, including defence,… Read More

Colon cancer recurrence nearly cut in half in people who eat nuts

colon cancer

Summary:Something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer, a new study concludes.

“Basic healthy eating can often be overlooked during cancer treatment. This study shows that something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in a patient’s long-term survival,”… Read More

NASA to launch world’s 1st mission to Sun in 2018


NASA is set to launch the world’s first mission to the Sun next year, that will explore our star’s atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for over six decades.
The Parker Solar Probe has been named in honour of pioneering astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly… Read More

Groundwater loss tracked during drought in California Central Valley

Groundwater loss

Summary:Significant groundwater loss in California’s Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area, a new study reveals.

A new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant groundwater loss in California’s Central Valley during the… Read More

Another reason to exercise- Burning bone fat a key to better bone health

Burning bone fat

Summary:It’s a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.

It’s a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should … Read More

Jaideep Mazumdar appointed Ambassador to Philippines

Jaideep Mazumdar IFS

Shri Jaideep Mazumdar IFS (1989), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of the Philippines. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. wishes Shri Jaideep Mazumdar the very best.

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Tshirt that monitors the breathing rate in real time

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors

Summary:Researchers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer’s respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Researchers at Université Laval’s… Read More

Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Moderate drinking

Summary:Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner — or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol — will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That’s the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Many people… Read More

Sleep loss affects waistlines

Sleep loss affects your waistline

Summary:Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise.

Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination… Read More

Indo Thailand Siam Bharat 17 HADR

Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat

Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 is in progress at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 May to 26 May 17 between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF). The eleven member IAF contingent is led by Group Captain Sucharu Rai VM. This is second such exercise to be conducted between the two Air Forces.… Read More