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January 4, 2021

Covid 19 updated…

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January 4, 2021

Red Ants Chutney to Treat Covid-19? Ayush Ministry, CSIR to Take a Call

Most people know red ants as tiny creatures whose bite can leave you squirming in pain. But to diners in India’s eastern states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Jharkhand, red ants and their eggs make a fine chutney. The paste is a sought-after delicacy, particularly in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, where it’s called chaprah (meaning “leaf basket,” a reference to the nests that the ants make using the leaves of the sal tree).

Collecting the insects from local forests is an arduous task. Each nest is surrounded by protective rings of male ants guarding the egg-laying females. At the slightest sign of danger, the males will attack. As they endure painful bites, the harvesters crush the males, add them to their bags, and then move on to the females and their eggs.

To make the chutney, villagers first crush and dry all the ants and eggs, then grind them with a mortar and pestle. Then they’ll add tomatoes, coriander, garlic, ginger, chili, salt, and a bit of sugar to create a smooth, orange paste. Sometimes, they might cook the paste further with oil and chopped onions.


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January 3, 2021

Happy new year 2020

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November 16, 2020

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective,

“It was one of the greatest moments in my life and my career. It is absolutely amazing to be able to develop this vaccine and see the ability to prevent symptomatic disease with such high efficacy,” said Dr. Tal Zacks, Moderna’s chief medical officer.

Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S.

A vaccine can’t come fast enough, as virus cases topped 11 million in the U.S. over the weekend — 1 million of them recorded in just the past week. The pandemic has killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide, more than 245,000 of them in the U.S.

Still, if the Food and Drug Administration allows emergency use of Moderna’s or Pfizer’s candidates, there will be limited, rationed supplies before the end of the year. Both require people to get two shots, several weeks apart. Moderna expects to have about 20 million doses, earmarked for the U.S., by the end of 2020. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech expect to have about 50 million doses globally by year’s end.

Moderna’s vaccine, created with the National Institutes of Health, is being studied in 30,000 volunteers who received either the real vaccination or a dummy shot. On Sunday, an independent monitoring board broke the code to examine 95 infections that were recorded starting two weeks after volunteers’ second dose — and discovered all but five illnesses occurred in participants who got the placebo.


Both Moderna’s shots and the Pfizer-BioNTech candidate are so-called mRNA vaccines, a brand-new technology. They aren’t made with the coronavirus itself, meaning there’s no chance anyone could catch it from the shots. Instead, the vaccine contains a piece of genetic code that trains the immune system to recognize the spiked protein on the surface of the virus.

The strong results were a surprise. Scientists have warned for months that any COVID-19 shot may be only as good as flu vaccines, which are about 50% effective.

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November 16, 2020

All you need to know Apple launches M1 chip, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Big Sur OS:

In of the biggest transition since 2005 when Apple had announced that they were moving towards Intel processors – the Cupertino giant has now announced that they will be moving their entire computer range to their Arm-based Apple silicon processors. The first-ever chip – Apple calls it the M1.

Apple also launched the new M1 powered 13-inch MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a new Mac Mini. Apple also announced the Big Sur update and Rosetta 2 which will assist developers to run iOS and iPadOS apps natively on the Big Sur – those which have been not updated to Universal. 

Apple says all Apple’s Mac software is Universal which basically means it will run natively on the Mac – mainly including iOS and iPadOS apps. A massive improvement for developers.

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air features the all new Magic Keyboard which was first introduced in the 16-inch Macbook Pro. It also comes with a 20% larger force-sensitive trackpad and a touch ID security system run by Apple’s T2 security chip. Under the hood, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air holds an Intel i7 quad-core processor that gives you up to 2x faster CPU performance and up to 80% faster graphics performance and 16GB of high-performance 3733MHz RAM.

Conclusions

As with the newer M1 versions, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will be a default pick for many users but the question now should be…why? There are some extra features such as support for the P3 colour space, Touch Bar and, on the more expensive MacBook Pro 13-inch models, four Thunderbolt ports. 

But you really will have to be a Pro aficionado – or need the extra power and storage you can upgrade the Pro to – to plump for it over the MacBook Air. If you really want the Intel version, then pick up a bargain on the outgoing Intel-based MacBook Air rather than the more expensive Pro. 

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November 16, 2020

STREAM, CREATE, EXPERIENCE DDJ-200 – Poineer Console India

DDJ-200

Start DJing with our easy-to-use DDJ-200 smart DJ controller. Lightweight and compact with a pro-style layout, it’ll help you learn to mix and, if you want to, develop DJing from a hobby into something more. Put your own twist on the music as you mix for friends at parties. Play tracks via your smartphone or PC/Mac using a variety of DJ apps and software including our dedicated, free app WeDJ for iPhone, as well as djay and edjing Mix. Depending on your device and the program you choose, you can mix music stored in your iTunes or rekordbox library, or stream songs from Beatport LINK, SoundCloud Go+, Deezer or even Spotify.

Key features

  • Bluetooth/USB connectivity to mobile and desktop DJ apps
  • Compatible with WeDJ and third-party apps to stream tracks
  • 8 performance pads per channel, plus BPM sync
  • 3-band EQ and effects knob per channel
  • Aux splitter to send audio to cue and master out
  • Touch-sensitive jogwheels
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fuss-free mixing for beginners
DDJ -200
DDJ-200

Features of Ddj 200

  • COMPATIBLE APPS
  • COMPATIBLE STREAMING SITES
  • TUTORIAL & POP-HINT
  • TRANSITION FX
  • COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT BODY

Compatible DJ Software

  • WeDJ (iPhone/Android)
  • rekordbox (PC/Mac)
  • djay (iPhone/iPad/Android)
  • edjing Mix (iPhone/iPad/Android)

Software System Requirements

Mac
macOS Mojave 10.14 (U.pdated to the latest version)
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version)
macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version)

Windows
Windows® 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack)

For more information go to rekordbox.com


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November 13, 2020

Happy Choti Diwali 2020: Wishes, Images, Quotes, SMS, Wallpapers, Messages, Photos, Status For Facebook And Whatsapp

Happy choti diwali 2020

Choti Diwali, or Naraka Chaturdashi, is the second day of the five-day Diwali festival. Choti Diwali is celebrated on the day after Dhanteras and before Diwali or Deepavali. Also known as Roop Chaturdashi or Chaudas, Choti Diwali is believed to be the day when Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali defeated the demon Narakasur. On this day, people worship Yamraj, the god of death, and light a diya outside their houses. In some parts of the country, paper effigies of Narakasur are burnt to symbolise the destruction of evil. 

Choti Diwali or Chhoti Diwali is also a day for visiting friends and family, exchanging gifts and celebrating with your near and dear ones. 




Happy Choti Diwali 2020 images, wishes greetings, WhatsApp messages and status

  • A very happy and a blissful Chhoti Diwali to you and your family.
  • Aap sabhi ko Choti Diwali ki dheron shubh kamnayein.
  • May the good always triumph over the evil. This Choti Diwali, celebrate all the goodness that exists in this world. Happy Choti Diwali. Happy Naraka Chaturdashi.
  • Chhoti Diwali ke din mera pranam sweekar karein. Meri or se aapko dheron shubh kamnayein.
  • Chhoti Deepavali ki bahut shubh kamnayein.
  • Naraka Chaturdashi ke pavan avsar par meri or se aapko aur aapke poore pariwar ko dheron shubh kamnayein — happy Chhoti Diwali 
  • May this festive season fill your life with joy, peace, goodness, wealth, good health and prosperity — happy Chhoti Diwali to you.
  • May Chhoti Diwali, fill your heart with enthusiasm and joy. May you have a sparking Naraka Chaturdashi!
  • Here’s wishing you and your family, a very Happy Chhoti Diwali and Naraka Chaturdashi. Stay blessed and happy.
  • On the auspicious occasion of Chhoti Diwali, here’s extending my warm greetings to you and your family.
  • May the Almighty shower you with his choicest blessings, good health and wealth on the day of Chhoti Diwali — Happy Naraka Chaturdashi to you and your loved ones.
  • May there be no shortage of happiness in your life and may you be showered with a bounty — happy Chhoti Diwali to you.
  • May the lamps of Diwali illuminate your life, May the colours of rangoli usher in happiness, May the delicious Diwali desserts add sweetness to your life, And may you be blessed with Almighty’s choicest blessings — happy Chhoti Diwali to you.
  • This Chhoti Diwali -May light win over darkness, Knowledge win over ignorance, Peace win over war, Ecstasy win over the agony, And last but not least,  Love win over hatred. A very Happy Chhoti Deepavali to you

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November 13, 2020

Ayurveda Day: PM Narendra Modi To Dedicate 2 Ayurveda Institutes To Nation

Indian PM Modi ji

On the occasion of the fifth Ayurveda Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to dedicate two ayurveda institutes to the nation—Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar, and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur. Both the institutes are the country’s premier institutions of ayurveda.

The former has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an Act of Parliament, and the latter has been deemed to be a university by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The Ministry of Ayush (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, sidda and homoeopathy) has been observing Ayurveda Day since 2016 on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). This year, it is on November 13.

In the wake of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, the event will be observed largely on virtual platforms from 10.30am.

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Also Read: Covid-19 vaccine access to low, middle income nations crucial for economic recovery: WHO

ITRA has 12 departments, three clinical laboratories and three research laboratories. It is also a leader in research work in traditional medicine, and presently, it is conducting 33 research projects. ITRA has been formed by conglomerating the cluster of four ayurveda institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar.

It is the first institute in the Ayush sector with the INI tag. With the upgraded status, ITRA will have autonomy to upgrade the standard of Ayurveda education by offering courses as per modern, international standards. Further, it will forge inter-disciplinary collaborations to give a contemporary thrust to ayurveda.

NIA got a shot in the arm with deemed-to-be-university (de novo category) status. NIA’s contribution to preserving, promoting and advancing authentic ayurveda in the last few decades has been significant.

Presently, NIA has 14 different departments. It runs numerous courses in Ayurveda from certificate to doctoral level and is a pioneer in research activities.

At present, it conducts 54 different research projects. With the conferring of the deemed-to-be-university tag, the national institute aims to become a state-of-the-art tertiary health care, education and research institute in ayurveda.


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November 13, 2020

25 ways to be kind today : World Kindness Day 2020

a close up of a hand: Two people hold hands© Shutterstock Two people hold hands

It’s time to be kind.

It’s World Kindness Day today, Friday the 13th. Wait, is that a joke? Friday the 13th?

Maybe it seems like there is no time to be kind. The world, however, seems to be crying out in pain. It’s hungry and war-torn, with icebergs melting, animals going extinct and a pandemic killing thousands of people daily.

There is time, I promise you. I see people risking their lives every day to care for sick people, stock our grocery stores, teach our children, and staff our polling places. Librarians are checking out books. That’s the living embodiment of kindness.

“Selfless acts of kindness don’t just help the person on the receiving end,” said psychologist Lisa Damour, author of “Untangled” and “Under Pressure” and co-host of the “Ask Lisa” podcast, via email.

a woman drinking from a wine glass: Kindness starts by being good to yourself. Stay hydrated to feel at your best.© Shutterstock Kindness starts by being good to yourself. Stay hydrated to feel at your best.

“Research finds that altruistic behavior activates the very same regions in the brain that are enlivened by rewards or pleasurable experiences.

“Remarkably, helping others also causes the brain to release hormones and protein-like molecules, known as neuropeptides, that lower stress and anxiety levels. Here’s the bottom line: doing good is good for you.”

Here are 25 ways to be kind to yourself, your family and community, and the planet today or any day.

Be kind to yourself

1. Start with yourself. Yes, you’re at the top of this list. What is one simple thing you can do that fills you up? It may mean taking 15 minutes for a phone call with an old friend, shooting hoops or reading a book. It may be simply saying “yes” if someone offers to help.

family ties by boogying to the beat together. Everyone can join in.

2. Get moving. You don’t need to start a rigorous exercise program. You can start with walking or even a five-minute stress relief program, and then keep going.

© Shutterstock Share a freshly baked treat from your kitchen with neighbors.

3. Drink more water. It’s recommended that women drink 72 ounces of fluids per day and men 100 ounces. Why not try adding one more glass of water per day and increase that number as you can.

4. Drink less. Many people have been stress drinking their way through the pandemic — and it’s not a habit you want to stick around. Don’t wait for Dry January to lower your alcohol intake or take a break from drinking.

5. Go to sleep earlier. Lack of sleep makes us more vulnerable to illness. Routine, cooler temperatures and a dark room are key to good sleep. Not sure what else you should do? Sign up for our sleep newsletter.

Make kindness a family value

6. Treat your sweetheart. Do something nice that makes your spouse happy — take a walk together, make their favorite dish or load the dishwasher the way they like it or take the kids away so they can have solo time — make a schedule, find a favorite wine, whatever is their love language. (And don’t forget your anniversary.)

Empower people -- young and old -- in your community by helping them register to vote.© Mark Makela/Getty Images Empower people — young and old — in your community by helping them register to vote.

7. Schedule teatime. Take time to make the family a restorative cup of tea or two. Frequent green tea drinkers were 21% less likely to develop depression over their lifetime than those who were nondrinkers, a 2018 study conducted in South Korea found.

8. Host a family dance party. Have a family dance party to all sorts of music (’70s, anyone?) and show the kids you can salsa or boogie or slide with the best of them.

9. Phone a relative. So many grandparents are missing their children and grandchildren, so why not call a relative? And if you miss someone, you can call them, too.

10. Heritage recipe hunt. Call the main chef in your family and ask her or him to walk you through a longtime family recipe. Then make it. If they claim you have to have a certain ingredient from the old country, ask for another recipe.

11. Talk to your children about race. Educating our children beyond their own identities will help them navigate the wider world in a thoughtful way. Start early with Ibram X. Kendi’s board book, “Antiracist Baby.” Middle school children may like the young adult version of “Born a Crime,” Comedy Central host Trevor Noah’s memoir of growing up in apartheid South Africa. Adults can dig into former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum’s classic, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”

Kindness in the community

12. Bake for a neighbor. My favorite neighbors stress bake and share their baked goods. Those last scones were so good, and scones go with tea (see above). There is still so much more to bake.

13. Communicate your gratitude. Handwritten letters have become a sort of lost art, but there is nothing like receiving a handwritten note that shows care, intention and the reasons why someone loves and appreciates you. Think of the colleagues, friends and family members you cherish and why, then let them know. The simple things often mean the most.

a man standing on top of a mountain: Support your state park by taking a hike.© Shutterstock Support your state park by taking a hike.

14. Grocery shop for someone who needs it. You may have neighbors who are housebound or could use a helping hand; food banks are seeing more people in need.

15. Hand out snack bags. Gather shelf-stable snacks, bottles of water, socks and wipes into bags to hand out to people who need them (be sure to do so safely from 6 feet away).

16. Support a local restaurant. Order a takeout meal this week from a local joint that needs your business.

17. Vote and register people to vote. If you live in the US state of Georgia, you have two (yes, two) runoff elections coming up, December 1 and January 5. If you don’t live in Georgia, you can still help register people to vote in your state.

Kindness for the Earth

18. Take a hike. Hiking any time of year is good for you and shows support for our parks and other public natural spaces. More than ever, we need nature.

19. Buy food from farmers. Shopping at your local farmers markets or direct from farmers supports local businesses growing good food.

20. Volunteer in a litter cleanup: Organize or join a community cleanup of a local beach or neighborhood park.

21. Reduce, reuse, recycle and compost. Even as single-use packaging might be piling up in your home — and eventually landfills — there are ways to reduce our footprint.

22. Turn off your lights. Just when you don’t need them. So many of us are working from home, and that’s quite the electric bill. Turning them off saves money and resources.

Three more things

23. Social distance. It’s OK to sometimes see people if you stay apart (6 feet at least). Lawn chairs spread around a firepit sounds good right about now.

24. Dress for the season and play outside. Whether you live where we’re heading into winter (so bundle up) or summer (shorts weather), experts say it’s good to get outside for our physical, mental and emotional health.

25. Wear a mask. It can be annoying or uncomfortable, but it signals to the world that you don’t want to get other people sick or possibly kill them, and new research shows it protects you, too.

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November 13, 2020

Google makes Diwali virtual with AR experience, interactive tools

 Google’s AR experiment offers virtual diyas, and you can also virtually burst crackers,

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a bid to recreate some festival fervour in the social distancing times, Google has created a virtual Diwali experience that everyone can be a part of — via a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 20 cultural heritage organisations to launch Diwali @Home.

“Striking images and immersive online stories weave a journey through the festival of lights, its legends and folklore, and dive into the sights, sounds and smells of an iconic festival,” the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.

“Decorate your space virtually with diyas (lamps), detonate virtual anar (firecrackers), for some explosive, playful fun, and watch how your space sparkles!”

The colours, food, festivities and nostalgia of Diwali are being shared through new online exhibitions from partner institutions including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Indian Museum, National Museum and many more.

https://twitter.com/Google/status/1326947994302885889?s=19

“There’s also plenty of hands-on fun for families with an interactive Diwali colouring book. Find it with Google Search, simply by searching for “Diwali” on your phone”.

One can watch a video conversation between Amish Tripathi, author and Director of The Nehru Centre in London, and Neil MacGregor, art historian, broadcaster and former museum director, on Diwali and why it’s particularly special this year.

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