PM-KISAN to benefit over 8 lakh Himachal farmers

Dharamsala, Feb 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Sunday 842,600 farmers in the state with less than two hectares of land would be provided Rs 6,000 annually under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-KISAN). Speaking at a function to launch the scheme,[Read More…]

Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish — can prevent high blood pressure in their children, caused by obesity, suggests a study. “Prenatal DHA exposure appears to programme the[Read More…]

Modi offers prayers at Sangam in Kumbh

Prayagraj, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Sangam — the holy confluence of the sacred Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Sarawasti rivers and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the nation. Dressed in an orange kurta and wrapped in a saffron shawl,[Read More…]

Delhi government plans 50% higher MSP for grain

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi government said here on Sunday it plans to implement the Swaminathan committee report and allow 50 per cent higher minimum support price (MSP) for farmers. Under the proposed “Mukhya Mantri Kisan Mitra Yojna”, the MSP with 50 per cent margin at the cost[Read More…]

Vote on in referendum on US military base relocation in Japan

Tokyo, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday in a referendum on the relocation of US military base in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture. Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki hoped that the referendum, which is not legally binding, would show opposition on the part of the local electorate to the relocation of[Read More…]

AIIMS, UCL in pact for joint research

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and University College London (UCL) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential areas of collaboration, including research-oriented activities, staff and student exchange programmes, research fellowship programmes, workshops and other events related to medical science.[Read More…]

Oral immunotherapy for patients with egg allergy

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Oral immunotherapy may be a promising treatment for people suffering from egg allergy, according to a clinical trial. After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy treatment (eOIT), some people were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet, it showed. “Egg allergy[Read More…]

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