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60% children adopted in India between 2015 and 2018 are girls Data from the Ministry of Women and Child Development show that of the 11,649 children adopted, 6,962 were girls and 4,687 boys. Female child happens to be the first choice ndzen, b2016 when it comes to adoption. 5 Daughters IN-COUNTRY ADOPTION Male Female 1,855 1,915 60% of children 1,943 . The number of female children placed for in- irts. The fure 2018-903 country adoptions and inter-country adoptions tohmer conty 201 between 2015 and 2018 are relatively higher than male children. INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION 2016- 148 Source: CARINGS 2017- 198 'All the figures put together, female childr301814 271 comprise almost 60% of all in-country Development Child adoptions. When it came to inter-country adoptions, the number of female children was even higher: 69%. of Women and 209,
PCSK-9 gene mutation: a way to fight bad cholesterol Dietary Fats Exogenous Endogenous -Secretion Use of PCSK9 inhibitors (PCSK9) helps in lowering cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks. The PCSK9 are a new class of injectable drugs that reportedly reduce "bad' cholesterol levels by up to 60% when combined with a statin (another class of drugs prescribed to help lower cholesterol levels) The discovery of cholesterol-lowering mutations in a human gene called PCSK9 led to the development of the most promising new drugs against heart disease since statins Apo-Al Intestine [HDL 89%- Apo-8100 iver 20% 50% [Lymph LDL-RI 4po-848 LDL-R] 8100 HoyL Messel VLDL] CH Peripheral Lymphatics -Apo-E Apo-848Chylomicron upoprotein Remnontj Apo-8100 Lipase Fat Tissue
Geneticist Helen Hobbs and her colleague Geneticist Jonathan Cohen, they ended up with lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad . Through this mechanism, the mutation protected people against heart In 2016, Ms. Hobbs was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences . Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, abbreviated as LDL-c, found that when people had a mutation in PCSK9, cholesterol. disease, seemingly without side effects. for her work is considered the 'bad' variant of cholesterol as it contributes to plaque deposition, leading to the hardening and narrowing of arteries or 'atherosclerosis' (thickening of artery walls owing to accumulation of white blood cells). .
Examples of Competitive Populism .In previous DNA, we discussed about the term "Competitive Populism". .Vice-President had expressed his displeasure over populist measures, which according to him may have short-term political gains, but lead to long-term economic problems as they are "unproductive" .
Examples of populist schemes Ahead of poll, T.N. govt. hasXXRRXK dished out 2,000 to every BPL family and this post-budget announcement to cost the State 1,200 cr. Last month, the T.N. govt. distributed 1,000 as Pongal gift to most ration card-holders, resulting in an outgo of around 1,900 crore. .
NSCNI-M) appoints chairman after 3 vears .The Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN(I-M) has appointed a chief almost three years after the death of its founder-chairman Isak Chishi Swu Ohehezu Tuccu was appointed as the chairman and Tongmeth Konyak as vice-chairman.
About NSCN - The NSCN was formed in January 1980 by extremists who did not accept the Shillong Accord of 1975 between New Delhi and the Naga National Council that had been fighting a separatist war since the 1950s. . But the NSCN split in 1988, one led by the Myanmar-based S.S. Khaplang and the other by Isak-Muivah. .Do you know? . The NSCN(I-M) has been pursuing a peace process with the Indian government but a final settlement has been elusive. The Khaplang faction of the NSCN too joined the peace process in 2001 but walked out of it in March 2015. .
India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles Indian Army signed a contract with Sig Sauer of the U.S. for 72,400 SIG716 assault rifles for front-line soldiers deployed in operational areas. Of the 72,400 rifles, 66,400 are meant for the Army, 2,000 for the Navy and 4,000 for the Air Force. The new rifles will replace the Indian National Small Arms System (INSAS) rifles
India, Maldives reverse visa stand-off India and Maldives exchanged an agreement to facilitate visas for travel between the two countries in a number of categories. "Visa Facilitation Agreement"- This Agreement provides a very liberal visa regime for Maldiviarn nationals to visit India for tourism, business, education & medical purposes. Chennail sland Kochi AKSHADWEEP ISLANDS INDIA) INDIA SRI LANKA Trivandrum sland fushi Island Utheemu Island THE MALDIVES Muthaafushi Island Bodu Finolhu Isfand It also makes it easier for Indians to travel to lle Maldives for business purposes. Medical visas will also be granted to attendants to accompany patients. ndian 0 c e an eMal . The government has also agreed to grant visas for parents and other dependants to live in India while their children attend school here.
Mohar reservoir project Context: The Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department (CWRD) commenced the work on Mohar Reservoir Project in Balod district without ensuring the land required wa:s acquired and obtaining environment and forest clearances, says the latest Comptroller and Auditor General report on Chhattisgarh. Varanasi HARKHAND MADHYA dore PRADESH Ranchi WEST BENGAL India Kolkata CHHATTISGARH Nagpur Raipur ODISHA Bhubaneswar Puri ASHTRA TELANGANA Visakhapatnam Kalaburagi
E-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems . E-cigarettes, which dispense nicotine by heating a liquid, are a controversial subject. Even though their aerosols are thought to contain fewer carcinogens than cigarette smoke, experts are divided about their safety. India's Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare favours a ban, Tricky question Can vaping help with harm reduction? Experts are divided. A look at some of the arguments FOR E-CIGARETTES . Fewer carcinogens Flavours increase appeal as clgarette-alternatlve AGAINST E-CIGARETTES . Can be addictive .Can act as gateway drug Levels of nicotine and harmful chemicals unregulated In aerosols No long-term toxicity data and has advised all States to clamp down on the sales and manufacture of these products
Do you know? The evidence so far indicates that e-cigarettes are safer than combustible cigarettes. Because they heat a liquid to generate a nicotine- containing aerosol, instead of burning tobacco, they do not produce toxic tars. However, that doesn't mean they are completely safe . E-Cigarettes. E-Cigarettes, also called 1. personal vaporizers, 2. vape pens, 3. e-cigars, 4. e-hookah, 5. vaping devices, 6. mod systems or 7. pod systems, At high temperatures, e-cigarettes produce carcinogens such as formaldehyde, although these are fewer in number compared to regular cigarettes. are products that produce an aerosolized mixture containing flavoured liquids and nicotine that is inhaled by the user They also increase the odds of lung disease and myocardial infarction, but to a lesser extent than normal cigarettes do.
1st Aqua Mega Food Park in Andhra Pradesh Context: The government has commissioned Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park at Tundurru Village in Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 1st Mega Aqua Food Park operationalised exclusively established for fish and marine products processing in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It will provide a platform and establish backward and forward linkages covering the entire aqua food processing value chain, quality assurance, food safety and implementation of best practices in post- harvest management. Mega Food Park Empowering farmer
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