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India surpasses Brazil with 1.35 crore overall cases of Covid-19 | Kerala's vaccine stocks will last only three more days: CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre | Haryana govt imposes night curfew amid steep rise in Covid cases | Bengal polls: ECI bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours starting 8 pm tonight | Sushil Chandra to take over as new Chief Election Commissioner from tomorrow

Strand partners MSMF for translational lab

Bangalore, Apr 22 (IBNS): With the aim of making genomics-based diagnostics accessible and affordable for people in India, Strand Life Sciences Private Limited, a global life sciences & clinical genomics company headquartered in Bangalore, entered into a partnership with the Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) to set up the Strand at Mazumdar-Shaw (SAMS) translational lab in the Mazumdar-Shaw Centre for Translational Research (MSCTR) located at Bangalore.

Ford to increase green content in manufacturing

New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS): Ford on Monday announced that its emphasis on environmentally sound manufacturing began at its manufacturing facilities.

4.5 lakh child labours in e-waste activities: Study

New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS) In India, about 4.5 lakhs child labours between the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops, according to the ASSOCHAM recent study on ‘Earth Day’, to be observed on Tuesday.

NASA discovers Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

Washington, Apr 18 (IBNS) Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

World Hemophilia Day observed in Kolkata

Kolkata, Apr 17 (IBNS): To mark the occasion of World Hemophilia Day on Thursday, Patient Awareness Camps were organized at Institute of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine Medical College, Kolkata and at the Hemophilia Society, Kolkata Chapter with sessions for the patients on Hemophilia and its management.

UNAIDS names Brazilian footballer as Goodwill Ambassador

New York, Apr 17 (IBNS): As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic on Wednesday named the country's football star David Luiz as a Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about HIV and drive young people to help end discrimination and commit to prevention.

Bengal Speech and Hearing Aid launches 'Speech Plus'

Kolkata, Apr 16 (IBNS): Bengal Speech and Hearing, a speech and language pathology clinic, launched "Speech Plus" in the presence of singer Ajoy Chakraborty recently.

Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan forest clearance

New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS): With another multi-crore scam tainting the UPA government, fresh evidence has surfaced on Wednesday exposing how Environment and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily favoured Essar by gifting it Rs 52,000-crore worth Ratna oil field, off the Mumbai coast1, Greenpeace said.

Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant in Singrauli

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 (IBNS): In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

UN urges action against banana disease

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world's most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle-East, and is now menacing Latin American countries.

Apollo Gleneagles hosts workshop on 'SpyGLass' technology

Kolkata, Apr 14 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Institute of Gastroenterology on Sunday organized an international workshop on the use and application of 'SpyGLass' direct visualization system here.

Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change

New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier on Sunday in Berlin and urged all countries "to act swiftly and boldly" to reach a "global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015."

Dengue rise offsets Malaria control success in West Bengal

Kolkata, Apr 13 (IBNS): While Malaria and Kala-azar cases fell sharply, Dengue cases and deaths recorded a sharp rise in West Bengal in recent years, according to a report released here by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the state government.

Washington: Ban urges action towards climate action

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended on Friday the Climate Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.

UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).