9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize

San Francisco, Oct 18 : The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners. It is considered the most generous science prize in […]

Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt

New Delhi, Oct 17 : As Delhi’s air quality inches fast towards the “very poor” category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite’s recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at “dangerous levels”. “It is high time that the crop residue burning in the fields be immediately halted, failing which a […]

PPP agreement to treat non-communicable diseases signed

New Delhi, Oct 17 : The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the model guidelines and agreement for public-private partnership (PPP) for prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The Guidelines and Model Concessionaire Agreement or MCA have been designed to supplement prevention and treatment of diseases related to cardiac sciences, […]

Kajol, KJo, Ayan Mukerji support organ donation campaign

Mumbai, Oct 17 : Directors Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, and actress Kajol have lent support to the ‘Real Hero’ organ donation campaign. “A real hero is someone who helps everyone else recycle their organs. I have pledged my own organs and you can too,” Ayan said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. […]

Age-related spike in estrogen may lead to hernia

New York, Oct 17 : An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernia, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, suggests new study. One consequence of ageing in men is that a larger share of the male sex hormone testosterone is converted to estrogen by a hormone […]

Punjab announces health cover to 43 lakh families

Chandigarh, Oct 17 : The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme. The state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for the implementation of […]