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Farmers’ agitation will impact global trade

Addressing the Oxford Real Farming Conference last week, I said that the iconic farmers' movement in India will have tremendous global implications. If the Indian farmers succeed in making Minimum Support Price (MSP) a legal right, it will cause major disruptions in international trade, with focus shifting from trade competitiveness to first ensuring that the livelihoods of farmers — the primary producers — everywhere in the world become economically viable and sustainable.

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Computer vision syndrome (CVS) ‘A threat to your eyes’

Computers are now an integral part of our life. They are now an essential component of all spheres of our lives- studies, work, leisure and even family time.

This advancement of Technology has overtaken our lives to the extent that we wonder what our lives will be without it. With all its benefits come certain Health related issues, awareness of which is minimal. This increased Technology-driven lifestyle can have adverse effects on our Eye Health. As per research and findings by Specialists between 60% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms caused due to visual display screen.

What is computer vision syndrome (CVS)?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a complex of eye and vision problems that result from prolonged use of Laptops, Tablets, Smart phones and Computers. They are usually caused by a combination of improper seating posture, poor lighting in the room, glare from the computer screen, sitting too close or too far from the screen, and uncorrected eye health disorders.

How does it affect the eyes and its symptoms

Computer Vision Syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries you might get at work. It happens because eyes follow the same light path again and again. Long hours before the screens make the problem worse with the contrast, flicker and glare of the screen. As a result, high visual demands of computer and digital screen device viewing make many individuals susceptible to the development to the vision- related symptoms. In due course leads to eye strain and discomfort and you may have-

 Blurred VisionŸ

 Double VisionŸ

 Dry, red eyesŸ

 Eye irritationŸ

 HeadachesŸ

 Neck and back painŸ

How to prevent the computer vision syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome can be avoided by taking the following simple corrective measures:

 Make sure your seat is comfortable. A comfortable chair withŸ support for your neck and back will help you avoid neck and shoulder strain.

 Position the digital display so that your head is in a naturally comfortable position while using.Ÿ

 Ensure your visual display screen is properly placed. It shouldŸ be 10 to 20 degrees below your eye level as measured from the screen’s centre, and about 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes.

 Follow the 20-20-20 method. Look away from the screen every 20Ÿ minutes or so and look at something around 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Blink often to keep your eyes moist.

 Use lighting that is neither too dim nor too bright. Also use anti-glare screens to minimize the glare from light sources.Ÿ

 Adjust the settings of brightness, contrast, and font size until your eyes feel comfortable.Ÿ

Prevention is better than cure

Eyes are amongst the most special assets. You must take care of your eyes. It is best to consult an Ophthalmologist for any problem with your eyes or any changes in your vision. He will examine you and advice you on how to resolve the problems. At the slightest hint of any eye problem that your child tells you, it is best to get the child’s eyes examined at the earliest. The older you get, it is better to see your Ophthalmologist at least once a year. If you notice any changes in your vision please do consult an Ophthalmologist immediately and tell him your problems. He may prescribe glasses or contact lenses and explain you the Dos and Don’ts. Early detection can avoid a visual challenge.

 

 

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Washing Powder BJP, Says Mamata Banerjee, Declares Will Contest Nandigram

Kolkata, Jan 18,2021: West Bengal   Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today that she will contest the Bengal election from Nandigram, the epicenter of a farmers' movement that propelled her to power in the state 10 years ago. Challenge accepted, said her former right hand man Suvendu Adhikari, who represented Nandigram but crossed over to the BJP last month.

"I will contest from Nandigram. Nandigram is my lucky place," Mamata Banerjee said, addressing a public meeting in the town for the first time in five years.

She urged voters of Bhawanipore, her current constituency, to bear with her. It was important for her to contest Nandigram as her party had to fight on all 294 assembly seats of Bengal, she said.

"Bhawanipore, please don't feel sad. I will give you a good candidate," the 66-year-old promised. Later in her speech, she indicated that she may contest from both constituencies and said, "Nandigram is my big sister, Bhawanipore is my younger sister... I will fight from both if possible. In case I am unable to contest from Bhawanipore, someone else would contest."

Shortly afterwards, it was BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's turn to match the dramatic announcement with one of his own. "If I can't defeat her by half lakh votes, I will quit politics," he declared in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee's campaign to protect farmers' land from a proposed economic zone project in Nandiram powered her campaign for the 2011 assembly election, which she won by a landslide, dislodging the decades-old Left Front government.

In 2007, 14 were killed in clashes in Nandigram between protesting farmers and the police. In the subsequent election, Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress crafted the "Ma, Maati, Manush" campaign around that incident.

The Chief Minister's return to Nandigram is a direct challenge to Suvendu Adhikari, who has led an exodus of Trinamool leaders to the BJP over the past few weeks. Over 40 Trinamool Congress leaders joined Mr Adhikari as he defected to the BJP in a mega rally in December in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (NDTV)

 

 

National News

India's COVID cases to peak in June-July: AIIMS director

New Delhi, May8,2020:All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said India may witness the peak of COVID-19 cases in June or July. "The answer of when will be the peak of cases of COVID-19 in India depends upon modelling data. National and international both experts are analysing the data. Most of them have guessed that India will most likely see the peak in June or July," he said.

Dr Guleria added, earlier it was analysed that the peak will be in May but due to extended lockdown the peak has also been extended.

It is a dynamic process that depends upon various factors. It is a long-lasting battle. Cases will come even after the peak is passed. People's lifestyle in terms of travelling and socialising will change," he said.

The AIIMS Director also said only with time the quantum of effect of the lockdown in the country will be known. The cases are increasing with the tally on Thursday at 52,952, including 1,783 deaths according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total tally includes 35,902 active cases while 15,266 patients have recovered from COVID-19.

 

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Loved Rajinikanth’s hair in 'Murattu Kalai'? Meet the wig maker behind the look

Veteran wig maker B Natesan takes us through the process of making one, and why he feels his is a thankless profession

“Your hair determines your beauty. Without it, you’re nothing but a naked soul,” says wig maker B Natesan (60). He is sitting crossed legged at his tiny shop, adjacent to Kodambakkam bridge, and reflecting on the popular opinion that baldness or the lack hair might lower a person’s self-esteem.

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