India banned imports of the hormone oxytocin to stop its misuse in the livestock industry, where activists say it causes hormonal imbalances and shortens the lives of milch animals. Oxytocin is released naturally in human bonding activities such as sex, childbirth, and breastfeeding. The government has decided to rely on domestic production to satisfy requirements of the hormone, the Central Board of Excise and Customs added, ordering an immediate ban on imports, whether for human or animal use. The sale is limited to registered government hospitals and clinics, a bar code system used on all forms of the drug...Read More
Day: April 7, 2018
The RH300 sounding rocket, developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre as part of a study to enrich available atmospheric data, was launched tonight from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station. This was the 21st launch of RH300 sounding rocket. The shores of Thumba reverberated with the thunderous boom of the rocket propulsion, as the sight of white and blue trail pattern formed by the TMA payload brought jubilation to the scientists and engineers. The objective of the experiment is to measure neutral wind in the dynamo region (80-120 km) of the equatorial ionosphere using the indigenously developed Electron Density...Read More
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The Day provides an opportunity for individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health. World Health Day is a global campaign, inviting everyone from global leaders to the public in all countries to focus on a single health challenge with global impact. Focusing on new and emerging health issues, World Health Day provides an opportunity to start collective action...Read More
Digital payments company PayPal and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations signed an agreement for the promotion of outbound shipments among small and medium enterprises leveraging the partner’s expertise and technology products. PayPal will work with FIEO to educate SMEs on how to leverage global opportunities, help them receive money in a safe and timely manner with PayPal products like invoicing as well as inform them of global best practices. The MoU will help FIEO reach the cottage industries, artisans, house-wives, youths, MSMEs, and clusters, even in far-flung areas to develop their orientation towards exports. This MoU will essentially focus...Read More
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