Kidneys can be affected because of poor air quality, says study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased risk of developing CKD. Apart from […]

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Quality of education should improve, says Governor

Governor Banwarilal Purohit releasing a souvenir at the inaugural of Indian Social Science Congress in Salem on Monday.   | Photo Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan Indian Social Science Congress begins in Salem There is an urgent need to work for quality and innovation in the education sector to meet the emerging opportunities, improve employability of the […]

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Higher education: UGC chairman raps state govts for poor quality

UGC chairman Ved Prakash in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Sahil Walia University Grants Commission chairman Ved Prakash on Wednesday said higher education was not on the priority list of the states. “This is a big challenge to make higher education a priority of the state governments. The surging diverse population in universities needs a lot of […]

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Demand for quality courses in Sanskrit is increasing

West Bengal government turned the Sanskrit College into an autonomous university—renaming it Paschim Banga Sanskrito Viswa Vidyalaya. Kolkata: Ranita Bhadra, an undergraduate student of Sanskrit, is awaiting her final-year results. She has already decided what she wants to do next: pursue an MA in Sanskrit at Kolkata’s Sanskrit College—an almost 200-year-old institution, which only a […]

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Pharma firms seek to jointly address quality concerns

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), an umbrella body of domestic generic drug makers, is preparing data integrity guidelines for companies that have come under fire from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA). The association also plans to measure and benchmark quality of Indian companies with global peers and track its progress. This was announced […]

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