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CSIR-NGRI Chief Scientist appointed as Director of NCESS

CSIR-NGRI Chief Scientist appointed as Director of NCESS

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (UNI) Dr N Purnachandra Rao, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NGRI has been appointed as the Director, National Center for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Thiruvananthapuram, a premier Institute of Earth Science Research under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
Dr Rao has a Ph D degree in Geophysics from the Osmania University, and a D Sc Degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Hes had a distinguished research career of about three decades as a scientist and a seismologist at NGRI.
Recently, he also received the prestigious National Geoscience award for the year 2016 from President of India in New Delhi.
Dr Rao is expected to take charge soon, a statement said here today.
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Yemen

Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, July 25 (Reuters)  Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data analysed by Reuters.

IMA

IMA organises 'Kidney Update 2017'

Panaji, Jul 24 (UNI) State-level CME Kidney Update 2017 event, organised by Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa, saw experts from all over India and Spain sharing knowledge with Goan doctors about how to manage better patients with kidney ailments.

HIV

HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON, Jul 22 (Reuters) HIV experts at an international conference starting today are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.

Scales

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said today.

Republican

Republican Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

Undated, Jul 20 (Reuters) US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

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