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A Neutron Is Capable of What You Earlier Believed

11 Aug 17

Scientists have found new capabilities of a neutron. A team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory joined hand with industry partners to perform the test.

The scientists tried to discover whether a high-performance alloy that is promising for automotive applications held up under the heat and stress of an internal combustion engine. The scientists stated that the feat was a first for the Spallation Neutron Source. Additionally, this was the first time an internal combustion engine has been run on scientists’ diffractometer.

The scientists stated that the unique characteristics of neutrons allow them to penetrate materials in a nondestructive fashion. The scientists also revealed the fundamental details about a material's atomic structure. So if you are also thinking that why VULCAN is ideal for evaluating a cylinder head cast then let us tell you that VULCAN uses neutrons to measure strain and stress on large industrial samples. These properties make it appropriate for evaluating a cylinder head cast from an aluminum-cerium alloy ORNL developed in partnership with Eck Industries.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.sciencedaily.com


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“Revised National TB Control Programme” to Control TB

24 Jan 18

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tuberculosis). It is a communicable disease that directly spread from person to person through the medium of air.

 All government spends much to stop these kinds of diseases. As per a report published by World Health Organization (WHO), almost 2.8 million cases of Tuberculosis are found in India every year. The government has announced to disburse the money to nearly 25 lakh Tuberculosis patients irrespective of their income within the initiative to eliminate the disease by year of 2025 from India. There is a plan to provide Rs. 500 a month to Tuberculosis (TB) patients so that they could buy nutritious food until they are cured of the disease. In this scheme about 25 lakh, patients will be targeted. The proposal has been approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee and sent to the Mission Steering Group. The amount will be given to all 25 Lakh TB patients avoiding their income level. The amount will be disbursed on the basis of their Aadhaar card number and medical documents. The health ministry has targeted to reduce TB incidences by 90% by 2025. Under the Revised National TB Control Programme, a new treatment policy has been made under which patients are given fixed drug combinations- three or four drugs in a single pill daily, instead of giving it to thrice a week. To treat children, the drugs have been made easily-dissolvable and flavored. The Government is looking forward to achieve its mission 2025.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: http://www.hindustantimes.com/health/tb-patients-may-soon-get-rs-500-a-month-as-social-support-from-govt/story-vcEPooUOw0KGAsE8EW1JqM.html


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RBI Clarifies Suspicion Surrounding the Validity of Rs. 10 Coins

23 Jan 18

The Indian 10-rupee coin is a denomination of the Indian rupee. It is the highest-denomination coin minted in India since 2005. The first 10 coin was minted in the year 2005.

It had a diameter of 27 mm. The coin featured "भारत" and "INDIA" on the top, lion capital with 'Satyameva Jayate' below at left, and the date of minting on the obverse. The second design was introduced in 2009. It featured two horizontal lines, the lettering "भारत" and "INDIA" on the top, the lion capital in the middle and year of printing on the obverse. The third design was brought up in 2011 which featured the lettering "भारत" on left and "INDIA" on right on the outer ring, and the year of mint and mint mark below. The lion capital was situated at the centre with the lettering "सत्यमेव जयते" below it. Currently, 10 coin in circulation is from the 2011 design of the coin. In July 2016, as a result of some rumors on social media, traders and shopkeepers stopped accepting the 10 coin entirely. They stated that these coins are fake and lack the '' symbol. In order to clarify the suspicion, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 17, 2018, declared that all the 14 designs of Rs. 10 coin are valid and legal tender for transactions. These coins have varying features which symbolize different themes of economic, social and cultural values. The RBI has also instructed banks to accept these coins in their daily transactions.         

By: Anuja Arora

Content: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/all-14-types-of-rs-10-coin-legal-tender-says-rbi-check-details-of-all-14-types-here/articleshow/62540020.cms


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New 5- Planet Solar System.

22 Jan 18

In 2007, NASA launched a satellite named “Kepler” a space telescope to hunt planets and its first mission was to search for exoplanet in November 2012.  Kepler monitors the brightness of stars, and then scientists study the data and search for the winks for that light- the tell-tale sign of an orbiting planet.

But in 2013 scientists couldn’t able to direct the telescope instruments, which lead to end the mission. Then, engineers recover the telescope by designing a second mission dubbed K2 and then the information of 280,000 stars was gathered by it. So, Kepler had a lot of information and it was difficult for scientists to work on, although they needed to identify the stars, then they called citizen scientists to help Exoplanet Explorers, hosted on the Zooniverse platform. Citizen Scientists found the five-planet system in April, just after Exoplanet Explorers launched and immediately an astronomer confirmed about the system and of 4 planets and 5th as a possibility. The solar system’s planets are like sub Neptune planets, which have 1.3 and 3.3 times the radius of earth but not smaller than Neptune. This K2-138 system is interesting to scientists as each planet takes about 50% longer to orbit than the next closest planet to the star. The planets orbit is called a resonance chain.

By: Srishti Sharma

Content:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/citizen-science-uncovers-unusual-resonant-five-planet-system-180967834/


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Jaggi Vasudev: Spiritual Master with a Difference

21 Jan 18

Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian Yogi, visionary and a humanitarian who has touched many lives worldwide. He is the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is run entirely by volunteers. It is dedicated to teaching Yoga and promoting well-being of individuals since the past 3 decades.

His life and work has set examples on why Yoga is not a discipline from outdated past but rather contemporary science that is relevant to our life even now. He was born in 1957 in Mysore, Karnataka to an ophthalmologist with the Indian Railways so his family had to move often. He was exposed to Yoga at the age of 12 and couldn't part his ways with it after that. He had his first spiritual experience at Chamundi Hills when he was 25. Six weeks following this, he left his job gain insight for his mystical experience. This made him realise his calling to become a Yoga teacher. In 1992, he founded Isha foundation which offers Yoga program and social and development activities. Their program nurtures overall health and quality of life. The foundation is established not only in India but also in countries such as US, Canada, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, China, England, Uganda and Australia. Apart from his life lessons, he is also internationally renowned for his speaking engagements on various spheres of life such as business, human rights and environmental issues.

By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggi_Vasudev


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Want to Learn Guitar? Here is Some Tricks for You!

20 Jan 18

There are a lot of chords to play on a guitar but few are the most important ones let’s see how they can be used:

  1. Plan before playing- How many chords you can practice in a week that depends on your interest and ability to do it. So, for that you have to plan out it well how you want to learn.
  2. Take guidance- A guitar teacher will teach you the best way to learn about chord which you won’t be able to find in any book. If you want to progress from the basic chords, look for the chords dictionary, there you will find all kind of chords.
  3. How chords are written- Chord charts are the most important and useful way to learn chords of guitar. The visual representation of guitar neck gives information about how chord are written.
  4. Open Chords are easier- In this one or more than one string can be played openly. Don’t push all the notes because it gets easier to get a clear sound as it opposes to chords with no open strings.
  5. Decide what kind of music you want to play- As we know there are so many kinds of music and they are played in very different manner such as folk, pop and rock will be play with open chords whereas, jazz and progressive rock require needs extended chords.
  6. Practice correctly- Just putting finger at the right place does not mean that the sound will be good that comes with the practice only
  7. Theoretical knowledge is important- Knowing about how chords are made and about the material is used gives a lot of ideas while playing.

By: Srishti Sharma

Content: https://takelessons.com/blog/10-tips-to-learn-guitar-chords-z01

 


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