Invasive Weeds Undermining Farm Productivity, Biodiversity

By : Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor & Sr. Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The Himalayas are a treasure house of medicinal and aromatic plants.With no effective strategy to thwart the march of invasive alien species, which pose a major threat to the indigenous flora, more and more area is being usurped by weeds like lantana, ageratum, parthenium (Congress grass) and eupatorium. The appearance of large gregarious patches of these weeds from the Himalayan foothills in the north to the Tamil Nadu in the south is a matter of grave concern as they pose…

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What is a Logistics Cycle

By : Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN What is a logistics cycle? We know that logistics is all about the efficient coordination of activities involved in the procurement and redistribution of goods and materials.Logistics mainly comprises of but is not limited to procuring goods or materials, storing them, and redistributing to customers. Trading activities of most business organizations across the world go through the logistics cycle. It may include various other ancillary activities such as transporting, packaging, packing, labelling, etc., to name a few. Manufacturers, distributors,…

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TEN NOTEWORTHY FACTS ABOUT OMICRON

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmick, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes. 1.Omicron is now the dominant strain in India, already it has been increasing by leaps and bounds…

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World Of Show

By : C.P. Singh, Editor-ICN Group Exposure of aspects and being, is our life’s ride, Be it physical, ethical, natural or even- wide. We are ever planked in a game of show & hide, Since inception to the end of our living- stride.   Better placed are they having  good vehicles, Seen comfortable as having  better articles. Better is their livelihood, they cherish un fickle, Well beings of others seem enviable in nickel.   Some start running for loans to have all this, To remain parallel with the circle &…

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Importance Of Indigenous Traditional Crops For Nutritional Security

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN KANPUR: India is considered as homeland for many indigenous and traditional crops associated with culture and traditions of people living a particular region. There are many food crops which are important for food and nutritional security but traditional crops which are embedded in our cultural and rituals adapted to local environment and are also socially acceptable. Traditional food crops which are associated with different native communities of the country basically include crops…

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Pneumonia : Prevention Is Better Than Cure

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA: Now many of us are experiencing cough and cold with or without fever which is often ignored. Gradually when it progresses to develop more intense complication, the victim lands up  in a doctor’s chamber. But owing to this delay, the disease affects the lungs and often manifests into Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that may cause severe illness in people of all ages. It is a life threatening condition and a leading cause for death worldwide. Our body is…

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What is Marine Electricity And How It is Generated?

By : Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN  Marine Electricity or Marine electrical power is a vital part of a ship’s operation. Without marine electricity, ships would not be able to run any of the machinery and cannot perform their core purpose of sailing from one place to another. We cannot define the term “Marine Electricity” as a whole. To understand its meaning, first, we need to understand them separately. Marine – Here, the term “marine” refers to ships, ports, drydocks, and other structures which cater to…

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LONG ROUTE DRIVERS & THEIR HEALTH

By : Dr. Akhtar Nasim, Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-CRRI & Prof. ACSIR (University) & Consulting Editor ICN Science & Tech NEW DELHI: Recently, the health of truck drivers has become a major concern at international levels. Over the years there has been deterioration in driving conditions; simultaneously there is increasing pressures of adhering to the demanding schedule and to make on time deliveries.The drivers have to deal with the failures of the transport system, which results in increased stress levels resulting in adverse impact on the health of drivers. Prolonged sitting,…

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Her First Flight Aboard Indian Airlines

By : Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA : Tata,Tata, waved the little girl and her sister as their father stood at the door of the Boeing aircraft of the Indian Airlines flight. In those days, in the early 70’s, airports were not inaccessible to visitors. In fact, visitors were not only allowed to glance through the glass screens but could also step out on the porch to see the flights take off. In fact, one could faintly see passengers on the window seats waving to their loved ones. How could…

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ICN discovered the sparkle of ‘Gehana’

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand : In the Mukteshwar region of Uttarakhand, the village ‘Gehana’ lit up today. This village, confined in the rural area, suddenly became the ‘Breaking News’ of the area when ICN Media Group, present in 179 countries through English language and 81 countries through Hindi language, organized this village and nearby areas.Wrote a new lesson in the future of ‘Rural Entrepreneurship and Self-reliance’. In the International Mission of Rural Entrepreneurship of ICN, many important seminars and workshops have been successfully organized on this subject not only in many rural areas…

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