Potassium Series: Part 2

By: Dr. Ameya Tripathi, Associate Editor-ICN What does Potassium do in human body? LUCKNOW: What are functions of Potassium? In its various forms it regulates and controls a wide varieties of functions in our body and ensure its optimum working. Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body. It helps the body regulate fluid, send nerve signals and regulate muscle contractions. Roughly 98% of the potassium in your body is found in your cells. Of this, 80% is found in your muscle cells, while the other 20% can be…

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ISRO Launches The GSAT-29 From Sriharikota

SRIHARIKOTA: ISRO on Wednesday launched India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The satellite was launched at 5.08 pm on November 14.The satellite launch is the second test flight for the GSLV Mark III rocket, which is also ISRO’s heaviest rocket. ISRO chairman Dr Sivan, in his congratulatory message to his fellow scientists, said, the GSLV Mark-Three has entered majestically into the list of operational launch vehicles today. The satellite, developed by ISRO, will be…

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Agni-1 Ballistic Missile Night Trial Successful

The night trial of the ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was first conducted in April 2014, said sources. ODISHA: A night trial of India’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was successfully conducted Tuesday from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The launch of the surface-to-surface missile was undertaken as a part of periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) from Dr Abdul Kalam Island to consolidate operational…

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SECRETARY POWER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF SJVN’S 1 MW SOLARPOWER PLANT

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA -OCTOBER 19, 2018: Ajay Kumar Bhalla (IAS), Secretary (Power), Government of India accompanied by Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, SJVN Limited,  Directors and Head of Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station  today laid foundation stone of 1 MW Solar Power Project at Wadhal, near Jeori in District Shimla. The solar power project is proposed to be implemented on the bank of river Satluj which was earlier the site of an adit of Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station. Earlier he inaugurated a 310…

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Prof. S Z Qasim: The First Indian To Set Foot On Frozen Continent Antarctica

By: Dr. Shah Ayaz Siddiqui, Editor-In-Chief-ICN Group The First Indian Antarctic Expedition where Prof. S Z Qasim successfully landed on 9th January 1982 and hoisted the Indian Flag on the frozen continent. Renowned Marine Biologist Prof. S Z Qasim, who first made way to the frozen continent Antarctica in 1981-82, and successfully organized and guided the next the seven expeditions, pioneered in Fisheries Biology, mari-culture, estuarine ecology, environmental pollution and Antarctic research. Prof. S Z Qasim was born on December 31, 1926 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He began his schooling from…

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Dr. Sushil Solomon: An Agricultural Scientist of Great Repute

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI: Agriculture sector needs constant scientific and administrative attention. To ameliorate the bad conditions of farmers, who are forced to live in utter penury and hardship due to many natural and man-made disasters, such intervention and support is highly appreciable. We should salute to all those scientists, who in any way are contributing to make the lives of poor Indian farmers better. Sugar industry is also one of the major components of this important sector. Production of sugar is directly related to the…

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Probiotics-An Update

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN Probiotics are used in the rotavirus diarrhoea, urogenital infections, food allergy, H.pylori infections, bowel syndromes. LUCKNOW: Probiotics are dietary supplements which have been used for the prevention and treatment of wide range of diseases. These probiotics consists of beneficial micro-organisms which stimulate health promoting flora, thus suppressing the pathologic colonization and disease spread. Lilley and Stillwell in 1965 described these beneficial microorganisms in fermented milk using the term “Probiotic”. The bacterial population of human GIT constitutes an enormously complex ecosystem. Most of these…

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Osteoporosis-“A Silent Killer ”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Our skeleton is a natural storehouse of two minerals- Calcium and phosphorus. Throughout a humans life, bone changes their shape, size and position constantly while undergoing the process of bone remodelling. A human skeleton normally attains its peak strength when an individual is suffering from any medical problems, or is on medication or had a history of accidental fractures or any nutritional deficiencies. Many of us seen our grandparents struggling to walk, with a never ending complaint of pain in their joints. Even…

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ORAL PHARYNGEAL CANCER- A SERIOUS THREAT

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Today, Oral pharyngeal cancers are responsible for 2-3 percent of all cancer deaths. It is sixth most common cancer among white males and fourth most common among African- American males. Oral pharyngeal cancers include those of lips, tongue, pharynx and oral cavity. Black’s are more likely to diagnosed at advanced stages than whites. Typically these cancers takes several years to progress to advanced stages. Cancer occurs when normal cells undergo a transformation whereby they grow and multiply without normal control. The primary risk…

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Technology: A Cause Of Digital Dementia

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Dementia often known as the disease of old. Dementia is not a single disease in itself, but a general term to describe symptoms of impairment in memory, communication, and thinking. Digital dementia is a term first coined by the neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer in his 2012 book. It was a term used to describe how overuse of digital technology relates to the breakdown of your cognitive abilities. The excess use of technology leads to unbalanced brain development, as heavy users are more likely to overdevelop their left brains, leaving…

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