SSB releases data on wildlife smuggling

Data released by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) says that SSB raids have seized smuggled wildlife/wildlife products in 125 cases in West Bengal between 2014...

3D printers: A revolutionary frontier for medicine

Surgeons at the University of Saskatchewan use a 3D printed human brain to plan complex neurosurgical procedures for patients with movement disorders. Picture: Author...

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ATM celebrates 50th birthyear

It has been 50 years since the first automated teller machine (ATM) was installed in the world, at British bank Barclays in 1967, by...

Nothing matters: how the invention of zero helped create modern mathematics

Shutterstock Ittay Weiss, University of Portsmouth A small dot on an old piece of birch bark marks one of the biggest events in the history of...

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Telangana’s drive to prevent harassment of mentally ill

Telangana government has started a drive to prevent harassment of mentally challenged people, as a part of which it will file crime charges against...

India to launch Zero Hunger programme

India will launch its  ambitious 'Zero Hunger' programme through interventions in farm sector at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in...

Global hunger rising, 815m stayed hungry in 2016: UN

The global hunger is rising after it declined over a decade, resulting in 815 million people -- over a tenth of the global population...

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Govt increases expenditure on women and child nutrition

The government has revised the amount of money it spends for providing supplementary nutrition to children, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating mothers through Anganwadi...

India avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005: study

Since 2005, India has avoided nearly one million deaths of children under the age of five because of significant reductions in deaths from pneumonia,...

World in serious shortage of antibiotics: WHO

There is a serious shortage of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the world, the World Health Organisation has warned. A...

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Waste dumping at Aravallis, Gurgaon civic body says helpless

While waste dumping has intensified at a new dump-site in the Aravallis that has filled two acres of seasonal Ghata lake near the Gurgaon-Faridabad...

Mumbai housing society adopts solar, saves on bills

A housing society in Grant Road in south Mumbai that has installed a 15 kilowatt power (kWp) rooftop solar system in June is now...

NGT says diesel vehicle ban in NCR will stay

The National Green Tribunal refused to lift ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years at Delhi and National Capital Region on a request...

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