Page-12 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

In a single gene, a path to fight heart attacks

The availability of a new drug that would significantly reduce the chances of heart attacks, by lowering triglyceride level in the body, is a possibility. Two major researches have independently identified mutations in a single gene named APOC3 that protect against heart attacks by keeping levels of triglycerides — a type of fat in the ..

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Founder of Himalayan mineral water Dadi Balsara passed away

Dadi Balsara (81) who founded Himalayan natural mineral water brand passed away at his home “Taj Mansingh Hotel” in Delhi. Dadi Balsara: He started his career as an LIC officer in Nagpur on a monthly pay of Rs 600. He later tried his hand in different careers and went to the US to study psychiatry on a ..

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Government sets up Panel to design National Rubber Policy

An expert panel has been set up by the Union Government to formulate National Rubber Policy. The committee will be headed by the Additional Secretary (Plantations) Department of Commerce. Other members of the committee will be from relevant ministries, Rubber Board, industry, growers, processors and research institutions. The panel will look into the issues relating ..

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Jnanpith Award 2013 to Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh

Renowned Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh (80) has been named the recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2013. The award includes Rs 11 lakh and a citation. Born in Balia, UP, Singh has also penned essays and stories and Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho are among his high-flying works. Singh is the 10th Hindi ..

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Immunotherapists from US and Japan win the inaugural 'Tang Prize'

Immunologists Dr James Allison of the US and Dr Tasuku Honjo of Japan were named joint recipients of the inaugural Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for their discoveries that have helped advance immunotherapy and has brought new ray of hope that many types of cancers can be cured. Prized Discoveries of Allison and Honjo Dr ..

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