RSS Youth Darpan (Media)

  • IRCTC to resume cooked food supply to passengers in trains soon: Eastern Railway January 17, 2021
    Cooked food supply to passengers in trains under e-catering services, which were suspended as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, will resume soon in the Eastern Railway zone, an official said here on Sunday. The e-catering services will be restarted soon at Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata, Durgapur, Asansol, Malda and Bhagalpur stations under the […]
  • Farmer unions say they will go ahead with tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day January 17, 2021
    Farmer unions protesting against the Centre”s agri laws said on Sunday that they will go ahead with their proposed tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day. Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border protest site, union leader Yogendra Yadav said, “We will carry out a tractor parade on the Outer Ring Road in Delhi […]
  • SC to hear pleas on farm laws after recusal of member from panel set up to resolve impasse January 17, 2021
    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the pleas relating to controversial farm laws and the ongoing farmers” protest at Delhi borders. The apex court may take into account the matter of recusal of a member of the committee set up by it to resolve the impasse. The top court would also hear […]
  • India’s active COVID-19 cases fall below 2 per cent of total caseload for first time January 17, 2021
    The share of India”s active COVID-19 cases, which stand at 2,08,826, has fallen below 2 per cent of the total caseload for the first time, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The ministry attributed the fall to the steady decline in the daily cases. “For the first time, India”s share of active cases within […]
  • PM Modi recalls slow train travel on narrow gauge line January 17, 2021
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, recalled his slow speed journeys on narrow gauge trains of yore. Speaking after the event, Modi said old memories of train travel became fresh after flagging off the trains. “Very few people may be […]
  • Govt plans to end iron ore leases of mines that didn’t start output after 7-8 months of auction January 17, 2021
    The mines ministry has made a proposal to terminate the iron ore leases of those working mines that have not started production even after lapse of 7-8 months of auction and have not maintained minimum dispatch for three consecutive quarters. The mines ministry proposed to do so through the amendment of certain mining rules and […]
  • Highest number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in UP on first day of inoculation January 17, 2021
    Of the 1.91 lakh beneficiaries administered COVID-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the countrywide vaccination drive, the highest number of inoculations were carried out in Uttar Pradesh with 21291 people taking the jab. The first COVID-19 vaccine shots in India were given on Saturday. Of the 208826 total active COVID-19 cases in the […]
  • Greenhouse gas, air pollution cause distinct regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study January 17, 2021
    In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have assessed the influence of human activities on extreme fire weather risk, and found that greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution have distinct regional impacts on wildfire outbreaks. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, analysed the climate under various combinations of human influences since 1920, isolating individual effects […]
  • Former Union minister Kamal Morarka dead January 15, 2021
    Former Union minister and noted businessman Kamal Morarka died here on Friday evening after a brief illness. He was 74. Former Rajasthan minister Rajkumar Sharma, who is a legislator from Nawalgarh in that state, tweeted the news of the former Rajya Sabha member”s demise. Morarka was a Union minister in the Chandra Shekhar government in […]
  • Ahead of Republic Day, Delhi police holds interstate coordination meeting January 15, 2021
    Ahead of Republic day, the Delhi Police on Friday held an interstate coordination meeting to strengthen cooperation for addressing law and order issues, officials said. The main objective of the meeting was to share intelligence and terror-related inputs in the backdrop of the prevailing scenario and the situation arising out of the farmers” agitation as […]

RSS India’s Journal

  • Where were Jupiter and Saturn born? October 29, 2020
    New work led by Carnegie’s Matt Clement reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the forces that determined our Solar System’s unusual architecture, including the ejection of an additional planet between Saturn and Uranus, ensuring that only small, rocky planets, like Earth, formed inward of Jupiter. In […]
  • Touch and taste? It’s all in the tentacles October 29, 2020
    Octopuses have captured the human imagination for centuries, inspiring sagas of sea monsters from Scandinavian kraken legends to TV’s “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and, most recently, Netflix’s less-threatening “My Octopus Teacher.” With their eight suction-cup covered tentacles, their very appearance is unique, and their ability to use those appendages to touch and […]
  • Positive outlook predicts less memory decline October 29, 2020
    We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new research published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful — what psychologists call “positive affect” — are less likely to experience memory […]
  • A drop in temperature October 28, 2020
    In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard “normal” body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the measure by which fevers — and often the severity of illness — have been assessed. Over time, however, and in more recent years, lower body temperatures […]
  • For vampire bats, social distancing while sick comes naturally October 27, 2020
    New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost — no public health guidance required. The researchers gave wild vampire bats a substance that activated their immune system and made them feel sick for several hours, and then returned the bats to their roost. A control […]
  • Reviving cells after a heart attack October 14, 2020
    Extracellular vesicles (EVs) — nanometer sized messengers that travel between cells to deliver cues and cargo — are promising tools for the next generation of therapies for everything from autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases to cancer and tissue injury. EVs derived from stem cells have already been shown to help heart cells recover after a heart […]
  • A better alternative to phthalates? September 25, 2020
    Detergents, shampoos, soaps and other everyday items sometimes contain a group of chemicals called phthalates, which are often used to enhance products and add flexibility to plastics. However, mounting research has shown a link between phthalates and effects on hormones in humans, laboratory animals and wildlife, which is why phthalates are increasingly being replaced with […]
  • New possibilities for working with quantum information September 24, 2020
    Small particles can have an angular momentum that points in a certain direction — the spin. This spin can be manipulated by a magnetic field. This principle, for example, is the basic idea behind magnetic resonance imaging as used in hospitals. An international research team has now discovered a surprising effect in a system that […]
  • Some severe COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body September 24, 2020
    People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’ immune systems. At least 3.5 percent of study patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have mutations in genes […]
  • This tiny device can scavenge wind energy from the breeze you make when you walk September 23, 2020
    Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers in China have designed a kind of “tiny wind turbine” that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The method, presented September 23 in the journal Cell Reports Physical […]