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Union Sports Ministry sanctions Rs. 5 lakh aid to National Level Archer Gohela Boro

Union Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. five lakh to National Level Archer Gohela Boro for her medical treatment. The financial assistance has been given from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. This is in addition to financial assistance of over Rs. 3.37 ..

To detect cervical cancer, a new technique “Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)” launched in Tamil Nadu

For screening cervical cancer, a new Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) technique — Direct to Slide — has launched in Tamil Nadu. The LBC technique would help in detecting cervical cancer during the pre-cancerous stages. In LBC, a soft brush is used to touch the cervix and take cells from the neck of the uterus. This ..

Government of India (GoI) bans Oxytocin for domestic use to public sector

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, would be manufacturing this drug for domestic use ..

India’s first advanced DNA forensic laboratory to come up in Chandigarh

Maneka Gandhi, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD), has laid the foundation stone of India’s first advanced DNA forensic laboratory “Sakhi Suraksha” in the campus of Central Forensic Science Lab of Chandigarh as part efforts to reduce the backlog of cases needing advanced forensic analysis. It will be built at a cost ..

Kamaljit S. Bawa becomes first Indian to be honoured with Linnean Medal in Botany

Indian botanist Dr. Kamaljit S. Bawa has been conferred with the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London on May 24, 2018. He has been recognized for his pioneering research on the evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation, non-timber forest products and for decades of work on the biodiversity of forests ..