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IIT Kharagpur generates electricity from Eggshells

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur, have found an interesting way to use eggshell proteins to develop tiny devices that can harvest electricity from body movements, reports Business Standard. These could power wearable sensors and devices in the future. Bhanu Bhusan Khatua, a professor at IIT Kharagpur, in West Bengal, told PTI over the phone, that bio-based green energy is still to ... Read More »

Quality healthcare in rural India

Jiva Ayurveda has partnered with Bharti Airtel under the flagship BharatNet program of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to make quality healthcare services available to patients in rural India. Under the partnership, Airtel and BharatNet have already set up three Broadband Experience Centers in three villages in Uttar Pradesh viz: Ghazipur, Gorakhpur and Varanasi. Airtel has committed to partner with ... Read More »

Say no to Plastics !

It’s been three months since the state government of Maharashtra issued a notification calling for a ban on plastic. Despite several protests by manufacturers due to lack of viable alternatives to plastic and recycling units, the government has decided to push its ban on a wide range of single-use plastic items and thermocol from 23rd of this month. If you ... Read More »

MoU between India and Norway to strengthen cooperation in healthcare

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India partnership initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020. This cooperation between India and Norway is aligned with the development ... Read More »

Have you ever heard Bricks made of Waste Plastic and Plant Fibres?

Imagine turning plastic waste into useful products likes tiles and bricks. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, have developed a technology that will help people do just this. All you need is polymer substance (HDPE or high density polyethylene material), some fibrous substance and a chemical developed at the Institute. People can use just about any plastic waste ... Read More »

Strict implementation of prescription guidelines !

Health activists have appealed to the Maharashtra government to ensure implementation of model medicine prescription format in letter and spirit to improve health status of the state and prevent revenue loss due to understatement of earnings by medical practitioners. It has been four years since the state government came out with medicine prescription format to safeguard citizens’ health but very ... Read More »

Cost effective packaging innovations !

Adoption of innovative technologies in pharmaceutical packaging is on the rise as compared to few years back with pharmaceutical industry honchos introducing innovative, cost-effective packaging solutions to cater to the needs of patients. Companies such as Takeda Pharmaceuticals India, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, West Pharmaceuticals India, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Mankind Pharmaceuticals, Signode India have come  up with innovative packaging solutions addressing the ... Read More »

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