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Rajnath reviews Cyclone Hudhud preparedness

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reviewed the preparedness to face cyclone 'Hudhud' which is set to impact Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Heart ailment diagnosis now more affordable: Doctor

Kolkata, Oct 10 (IBNS) Kolkata's doctors say heart diagnosis has become much more facile due to the increase in the financial affordability of people.

Met department: Cyclone Hudhud to "turn severe" in few hours

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): Cyclone Hudhud is expected to “turn severe” in a few hours causing heavy rain and stormy spell of about 140-km/hour, Met department sources said.

Ebola crisis 'permeates every aspect of people's lives' in Guinea, UN warns

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Urgent support is needed to avert an "economic meltdown" in Guinea, where the Ebola crisis is destroying lives, jobs and essential services, leaving exports of fruits and vegetables down 90 percent, the airport two-thirds empty and container traffic to its key port down by a third, according to the United Nations.

Ban urges international community to escalate Ebola response amid worsening outbreak

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) The international community must "step up" its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Thursday, adding that a range of measures – from extra financing to increased medical assistance – were essential in helping the countries afflicted by the disease.

PSLV-C26 will launch on October 16: ISRO

Sriharikota, Oct 9 (IBNS): The launch of Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, is scheduled on next Thursday, October 16, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. On Thursday, a week ahead of the launch, ISRO released a statement saying, the launch window of the mission opens at 0132 hrs IST and lasts till 0147 hrs IST.

Ebola: UN agency launches initiative to tackle growing food security threat in West Africa

New York, Oct 9 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon separately announced the appointment of the respective UN Crisis Managers in the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Apollo Hospitals launches its maiden super-specialty hospital in Madhya Pradesh

Kolkata, Oct 9 (IBNS) Healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals has added another super specialty hospital by launching it in Madhya Pradesh.

Benefits of investing in protection of biodiversity outweigh financial costs, says UN-backed report

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released on Tuesday .

UN budget committee approves funding for UN Ebola response mission

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues on Tuesday adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola.

Indigenous knowledge essential to meet global biodiversity targets – UN official

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS)The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official stressed on Tuesday at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

Mankind Pharma hosts seminars on health awareness programs

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IBNS) Mankind Pharma had initiated the cause of women hygiene with an aim to generate awareness towards a healthy lifestyle for women.

New NASA technology brings critical data to pilots over remote Alaskan territories

Washington, Oct 7 (IBNS): NASA on Tuesday said it has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state.

NASA Aeronautics Research tests new tool for early wildfire detection

Washington, Oct 7 (IBNS) NASA's research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Nobel prize for physics 2014 awarded to inventors of LED light

London, Oct 7 (IBNS) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded the Nobel prize for physics 2014 to three scientists for investing the a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED).