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Meat is consumed on a massive scale across the world, with billions of animals killed every year. India is both, a large producer and consumer of meat and many other animal products. In fact, with 7.0 million tonnes of meat produced in 2015-16, India ranks 5th in the world.

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Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. — Charles Richards
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Police Commemoration Day observed by BSF
21 Oct 2018 18:50 - Our Correspondant

Agartala, Oct 21,2018 :Annual Police Commemoration Day, as series of such functions, spread all over the country, was observed here at FTR HQ BSF Salbagan, on 21 October 2018.On this occasion a Smriti Parade was organised, at 0800 hrs, during which names of 414 personnel, martyred from all Police/ C [ ... ]

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BSF renames BOP’s in memory of martyr jawans
16 Oct 2018 21:43 - Our Correspondant

Agartala, Oct 16,2018: n order to pay tribute to their supreme sacrifice,BSF has renamed its Border out Posts ( BOP). According to press communiqué issued by BSF, Tripura Frontier stated that - BOP Ratipara Forward as BOP Bajarangi, BOP Sachindra Para as BOP Arup,  BOP Sher as BOP RC Nath,  BOP [ ... ]

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One bite is all it takes for Zika mosquito to transmit dengue

Turns out, a single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses.A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite.

 

The findings shed new light on what's known as a coinfection, which scientists said is not yet fully understood and may be fairly common in areas experiencing outbreaks.

"A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses at once," said researcher Claudia Ruckert.

The CSU team infected mosquitoes in the lab with multiple kinds of viruses to learn more about the transmission of more than one infection from a single mosquito bite.

While they described the lab results as surprising, researchers said there's no reason to believe that these coinfections are more severe than being infected with one virus at a time. Existing research on coinfections is sparse, and the findings are contradictory.

Chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses are transmitted to humans by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which live in tropical, subtropical, and in some temperate climates.

As the viruses continue to emerge into new regions, the likelihood of coinfection by multiple viruses may be increasing. At the same time, the frequency of coinfection and its clinical and epidemiologic implications are poorly understood.

Ruckert said the research team found that mosquitoes in the lab can transmit all three viruses simultaneously, although this is likely to be extremely rare in nature.

"Dual infections in humans, however, are fairly common, or more common than we would have thought," she said.

CSU researchers had expected to find that one virus would prove to be dominant and outcompete the others in the midgut of the mosquito where the infections establish and replicate before being transmitted to humans.

"It's interesting that all three replicate in a really small area in the mosquito's body," Ruckert said. "When these mosquitoes get infected with two or three different viruses, there's almost no effect that the viruses have on each other in the same mosquito." Co-author Greg Ebel said the results were surprising.

"Based on what I know as a virologist, epidemiologist and entomologist, I thought that the viruses would either compete or enhance each other in some way," he said.

"On the one hand, all of these viruses have mechanisms to suppress mosquito immunity, which could lead to synergy. On the other hand, they all likely require similar resources within infected cells, which could lead to competition. We didn't see much evidence of either one of these things in mosquitoes that were infected in the lab by multiple viruses." The study appears in the Nature Communications.

 

West Bengal News

Fire breaks out at firecracker factory in South 24 Parganas

Kokata,Oct 8,2018:A fire broke out in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district at a firecracker factory. Around six persons were injured due to the fire, news agency ANI reported.At least three explosions were heard during the incident and three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. The injured were taken to a hospital and the police detained one employee.The owner of the factory has been detained, PTI reported. The incident occurred at Sonarpur's Gobindopur area at around 12.40 pm."This was a small factory with only a tin shed and small walls on four sides. There were some finished and unfinished firecrackers at the factory. So far, six persons were injured in the mishap. They have been sent to a nearby hospital," a fire department official said.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a police officer said adding that there was a couple of blasts from the factory which damaged a few nearby houses."We have detained the owner of the factory for questioning and trying to find out what was the cause of the fire," the officer said adding that the fire was brought under control.

(With Agency Inputs)

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – INTERVIEW – ‘YOGA IS A HOLISTIC PHYSIOTHERAPY SYSTEM’

Born in 1980 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Nouf Bint Mohammad Al Marwaai is an inspiring personality in many ways. As an influential Saudi entrepreneur, she pioneered the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other West Asian countries which were not exposed to the world of India’s great gifts to humankind till then.Nouf is perhaps the first Saudi professional lady to visit India to study Yoga and Ayurveda. The founder of Arab Yoga Foundation, the key organiser of International Yoga Day celebrations in Saudi Arabia last year, spoke to Organiser about her life in pursuit of Yoga. Excerpts –

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