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World Environment Day, occurs on 5 June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. World Environment Day is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution,...
Scientists and clinicians from Swansea and Milan have found that some people who use the internet a lot experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they finish using the internet. A new study from Swansea University in Britain warns that just as the effect drug withdrawal has on drug addicts, people who use the...
The 'Menstrual Cycle' is the regular natural change that occurs in the female reproductive system (specifically the uterus and ovaries) that makes pregnancy possible. The cycle is required for the production of ovocytes, and for the preparation of the uterus for pregnancy. There are four stages of the menstrual cycle: Stage 1 Your cycle starts each month when your womb creates...
India embarks on space diplomacy like never before. For the first time, New Delhi is flexing its prowess of space technology by embarking on an unprecedented and un-chartered "stratospheric diplomacy" through a special Rs. 450 crore gift for south Asians. India is carving a very unique place in the universe, this week New Delhi will 'gift' a heavyweight bird in...
The success for electric cars in India has been largely elusive due to the lack of infrastructure and the high cost of acquisition, which has made these cars a rare sight on our roads. However, you might soon be able to get an electric car without burning a hole in your pocket. In a recent statement, Minister of Power, Coal,...
After weeks of taking a well-deserved break with former First Lady Michelle Obama ,including spending time in Palm Springs, hanging out with Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands and relaxing on movie mogul David Geffen’s yacht – Mr Obama returned to the US to host a town hall-style gathering with students at the University of Chicago. “The event is part...
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft faces one last critical and risky adventure around Saturn. Cassini swings past Saturn's mega moon Titan early Saturday for a gravity-assisted, orbit-tweaking nudge. Cassini’s fuel tank is practically empty, so with little left to lose, NASA has opted for a risky, but science-rich grand finale. “That last kiss goodbye,” as project manager Earl Maize calls it, will push Cassini...
Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection.The event takes place around the world and it is described as the biggest secular holiday on the planet. More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including environmental campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson. Forty-seven years ago, on 22 April 1970,...
Days after a Class XII Physical Education textbook stating that body measurements of 36-24-36 were the best figures for women sparked widespread outrage, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has filed a case in the Preet Vihar police station against the private publisher of the book and the author. The accused — New Saraswati House (India) Pvt Ltd, which...
The India Rankings 2017 of higher educational institutions under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) were released by Ministery of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Monday. This was the second time that the rankings were released after India Rankings – 2016, which were released in April 2016. The participating institutions were weighed on several parameters. The institutions were assigned points based...
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