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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023: Surat and Indore were jointly adjudged India’s cleanest cities as per the Centre’s annual Swachh Survekshan city cleanliness rankings for 2023. Navi Mumbai secured third place. The Union Housing Ministry confers the Swachh Sarvekshan cleanliness awards, initiated under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Key ranking parameters include: Citizen feedback evaluations Field assessments […]

Thylakoid Membranes : Study

Thylakoid Membranes : Study Researchers at the University of Liège, Belgium have identified thylakoid microstructures in fossil cells that are 1.75 billion years old. Thylakoids are little pouches located in the chloroplasts of plants. They store chlorophyll, the substance in plants that reacts to sunlight and triggers photosynthesis. These membranes are dense, mostly galactolipid, protein-containing […]

International Classification Of Diseases (ICD) – 11

International Classification Of Diseases (ICD) – 11: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the ICD-11 Traditional Medicine Module 2, incorporating data and terminology related to Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani Medicine. The Ministry of AYUSH collaborated with WHO in preparing this classification, aiming to strengthen India’s healthcare system, research, development, and policy-making in the traditional […]

Udupi Station Selected For Redevelopment Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Udupi Station Selected For Redevelopment Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme: The Udupi station under the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) network was recently included in the Railway Ministry’s Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) for redevelopment. Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) is an ongoing Indian Railways mission launched in February 2023 by the Ministry of Railways […]

Phytocannabinoids : Antibiotic Properties

Phytocannabinoids : Antibiotic Properties Scientists at CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, have found that tetrahydrocannabidiol (THCBD) which is phytocannabinoids, a class of compounds found in the cannabis plant, possess some hitherto unexplored antibiotic properties. Cannabinoids are a class of compounds found in the cannabis plant. The prefix ‘phyto’ in phytocannabinoid means it comes […]