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Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission (22:18) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.

Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country.

'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution' (21:58) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday.

Bids for Madhya Pradesh 26 MWp rooftop solar project by July (21:52)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bids for 26 MWp (mega watt peak) rooftop solar programme being implemented by Madhya Pradesh are to be submitted in July, the state government said on Tuesday.

Delhi begins to sizzle, warm week ahead (Lead) (21:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While air quality saw further improvement in entire National Capital Region, mercury soared by at least three degrees in the national capital in past 24 hours with Tuesday recording 39.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, and is likely to rise further.

Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further (20:46)
June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday.

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.

Odisha continues to sizzle under intense heat wave (20:24)
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Intense heat wave continued in Odisha as 10 places recorded maximum temperatures of above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday.

Two hedgehogs found at Delhi railway station (18:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two hedgehogs, being trafficked, were found in an unclaimed bag at a railway station here and are currently under care, animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS said on Tuesday.

Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study (18:56)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study.

Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal (18:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a "zero carbon emitter" by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network.

1 dead, 94 missing after boat sinks in Indonesia (18:32) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) At least one body was found as rescuers continued to search on Tuesday for at least 94 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island a day earlier, officials said.

'Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%' (18:22)
London, June 19 (IANS) Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found.

Scientists developing method to preserve fertility in boys with cancer (17:20)
New York, June 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, Israeli scientists are developing a novel method that would one day help preserve the fertility of boys after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prepubertal cancer.

Excessive drinking in teens may affect short-term memory (17:16)
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you are in your adolescence and drinking excessively then it may affect your short-term memory, a new study suggests.

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause autism in kids? (17:14)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism.

Samsung's new ultrasound device delivers 3D images of foetuses (16:14) IANS Photo Service
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it has developed a new ultrasound image processing engine to deliver three-dimensional pictures of various organs or of foetuses.

How 'helicopter parenting' can affect your kids (15:22)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid's ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers.

Earring extracted from Mumbai toddler's windpipe (15:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) A team of doctors extracted a 2-inch earring stuck in the windpipe of a one-year-old toddler, an official said here on Tuesday.

Plant-based diets can help diabetes patients: Study (14:16)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Plant-based diets can be beneficial for diabetes as a new study has found that it may improve glycemic control, cholesterol and lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake (12:36) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured.

Railways' first waste-to-energy plant faces GST hurdles (12:12)
By Arun Kumar Das IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways' long-awaited and ambitious project to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Jaipur railway station has run into Goods and Services Tax (GST) hurdles, causing a delay in the commissioning of the first such municipal solid waste management centre on the rail network.

Here's why the 90-day 'golden period' in post-stroke rehabilitation is vital (Comment) (11:46)
By Dr Vijay Janagama
A stroke can hit anyone at any age. India reports more than 1.8 million cases every year, of which almost 15 per cent affect people in their 30s and 40s.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead (10:58) IANS Photo Service
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, authorities said on Tuesday.

Partly cloudy morning in Delhi (09:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said.

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