04:09 pm Our next priority is the Gaganyaan mission, said Chairman K Sivan of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Sivan added on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2 accomplished 98% of its goals. "In the orbiter there are eight instruments and each instrument does precisely what it was intended to do. With respect to the lander, we were unable to communicate with it. Our next priority is the mission of Gaganyaan," he said. The chief of ISRO said the organisation was attempting to set next year's goal of attaining this task 'Gaganyaan'. "We are working on various alternatives for this," he added.
12:09 pm New Delhi:In a press conference at 12 noon today, Chief Electoral Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that the 5-year term of the Haryana and Maharashtra Legislative Assemblies expires on November 2 and 9 respectively. The two states will be the first to go to assembly polls following the Lok Sabha elections this year. Date of poll for both the states is October 21. The counting will be done on October 24.
12:09 pm New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the US on Saturday morning where he had a packed timetable during a week-long visit. He will participate in the UNGA, which involves multi-lateral meetings, communicate with the business community, bilateral conferences as well as addressing the Indian diaspora. Besides meeting with US President Donald Trump, a bilateral meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is also planned for Modi. Modi will deliver his address on September 22 at ' Howdy Modi, ' an Indian community event that has assumed added significance with the attendance of US President Donald Trump.
05:09 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the corporate tax move by his government was historic and a "win - win" for 130 crore Indians. In addition to attracting investment, it would offer excellent stimulus to his flagship Make in India plan, PM Modi said in tweets. "The step to cut corporate tax is historic. It is a great stimulus to #MakeInIndia, attract private investment from across the globe, improve competitiveness of our private sector, create more jobs and result in a win-win for 130 crore Indians," PM Modi tweeted
04:09 pm On World Lung Day (WLD) 2019,(25th Sept) Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) will unite with other WLD partner organisations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call on policymakers to ensure that everyone has access to the services they need to improve their lung health. Respiratory diseases impose an immense worldwide health burden. The facts are shocking: · 384 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 3 million die from it each year, making it the third leading cause of death worldwide. · 10 million people develop tuberculosis and 1.6 million die from it each year, making it the most common lethal infectious disease. · 1.76 million people die from lung cancer each year, making it the deadliest cancer. · 334 million people suffer from asthma, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. It affects 14 percent of children globally − and is rising. · Pneumonia kills millions of people each year making it a leading cause of death in the very young and very old. · 91 percent of the world’s population live in places where poor air quality exceeds WHO guidelines. WLD, on 25th September, comes two days after the UN High-Level Meeting on UniversalHealth Coverage (UHC). UHC calls for all people to receive the health services they need, when they need it, without suffering financial hardship. At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services. The global spotlight on UHC represents an opportunity for substantial progress in the fight against lung disease around the world. On WLD this year we are united in our message: ‘Leave no one behind. On World Lung Day, we call for healthy lungs for all.’ “UHC is particularly important to persons with respiratory disease. For example, a break in the supply of medicine for patients with tuberculosis could cause the development of drug resistance, which carries serious consequences. The abrupt unavailability of asthma medicine could cause severe suffering and even death. Lack of health care provider availability usually means delay in diagnosis, which could be fatal for lung cancer patients,” said Dean Schraufnagel, MD, Executive Director of Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). On WLD we call for UHC action through: 1. Strengthening health care workers. 2. Prioritising prevention, namely tobacco, as well as air pollution, and vaccinations. 3. Maintaining a continuous supply of essential medicines. 4. Stemming antibiotic resistance In addition, we call for these essential actions to reduce the burden of respiratory disease and improve global health: 1. Increase awareness among the public and policy makers that respiratory health is a major component of global health. 2. Reduce the use of all tobacco products through universal enforcement of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 3. Adopt and require World Health Organization air quality standards to reduce ambient, indoor, and occupational air pollution for all countries. 4. Promote universal access to quality health care, essential medicines, and immunisations. 5. Improve early diagnosis of respiratory diseases through increasing public awareness of lung health and disease. 6. Increase training of health professionals worldwide in respiratory disease. 7. Standardise the monitoring and management of respiratory diseases with evidence- based national and international strategies. 8. Increase research to prevent and treat respiratory diseases. “We hope World Lung Day will provide an opportunity for action, conversation, and awareness. A unified voice of all dedicated to respiratory health will be a powerful force,” concludes Dr.Schraufnagel. To learn more about WLD go to our World Lung Day Toolkit. About IARC The Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) is an organization for the young and dynamic Respiratory Therapists in and around India. Respiratory therapy is an allied medical specialty concerned with the evaluation and treatment of patients who have breathing problems. The fully organized respiratory course was started in India in 1995. The training imparted is similar to that of their counterparts in the USA. Respiratory therapists (RT) are in demand in hospitals and hospital-related organisations to provide direct patient care to those with acute and chronic respiratory problems. The field of respiratory therapy is growing rapidly. Diagnosis and management of adult respiratory disorders needing intensive care, neonatal and paediatric intensive care, pulmonary function testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, teaching and research opportunities are areas that offer opportunities to the respiratory therapist for professional growth and personal satisfaction. The Indian Journal of Respiratory Care (IJRC), the official journal of Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) is a journal, first of its kind, catering to the academic and publishing needs of respiratory therapists and all health care personnel dealing with respiratory care including pulmonologists, intensivists,anaesthesiologists, physicians, physiotherapists and critical care nurses. The journal was launched in January 2012 and is published twice a year, January and July. The journal can be accessed online by visiting http://ijrconline.org For more information about IARC please contact email@example.com or visit www.iarc.in About the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is an organisation comprised of the world's leading international respiratory societies working together to improve lung health globally: American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR), Asociación Latino Americana De Tórax (ALAT), European Respiratory Society (ERS), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS), Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). The goal of FIRS is to unify and enhance efforts to improve lung health through the combined work of its more than 70,000 members globally. For more information about FIRS please contact Lisa Roscoe firstname.lastname@example.org
02:09 pm New Delhi: Swami Chakrapani of Hindu Mahasabha, a right-wing political party, said that if the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict goes in favour of the Hindus, then Lord Ram's grand temple will be constructed with gold bricks in Ayodhya. India's and the world's Sanatan Dharmi Hindus will contribute to constructing Lord Rama's grand temple of gold, "he said. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court stated that arguments in the case of Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid must be finished by October 18, even though the mediation committee may continue its job in confidence.
01:09 pm New Delhi: Leader of Congress Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Friday that the govt only took action against former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand after the woman, who accused him of rape, threatened self-immolation. Taking up twitter, she said Chinmayanand had to arrest it was the power of the public and journalism. "The government of the BJP is so dense skinned that it did not take action until the victim of rape said she was going to immolate herself. This is the power of the public and journalism that the SIT had to arrest Chinmayanand," she said.
09:09 am New Delhi: The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari defended the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019, the law stating that strict rules were "much required" because people did not seriously adhere to the traffic rules. Gadkari, who launched the ' Safe Safar Awareness ' of Transport Corporation of India Ltd (TCI) on Thursday, said, "I am amazed that people are protesting against a law (Motor Vehicle Act) that was created in the interest of the nation.If one obeys the traffic rules, one should not have to worry about heavy fines." "It's time for people to be careful on the highway as we face the highest road accidents / deaths," he said. He also flagged off a truck specially designed to move around the nation to raise awareness of road safety.
05:09 pm In a big jolt to former Minister of Finance and senior leader of Congress P. Chidambaram, the special CBI judge extended his judicial custody on Thursday until October 3. Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared for Chidambaram, opposed the CBI's request for extension of judicial custody, said, "CBI's request does not give reasons for extending judicial custody and the accused has been in custody for 14 days."
02:09 pm New Delhi: Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee met on Thursday in New Delhi with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The leader of the Trinamool Congress met with Shah at his North Block office. Banerjee met on Wednesday night with Prime Minister Narendra Modi also. "I gave him a letter to Amit Shah telling him that 19 lakh persons left out of the NRC are Hindi speaking, Bengali speaking, and Assamese local speaking. There were many real voters left out. This should be investigated. I submitted an official letter," said Mamata Banerjee. “ I had a meeting with Amit Shah, hadn’t met him since he took over as the home minister,” Banerjee told reporters.