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Partial lunar eclipse on Aug 7-8 will be visible from all places of India

Partial lunar eclipse on Aug 7-8 will be visible from all places of India

New Delhi, Aug 3 (UNI) A partial lunar eclipse, which will occur on August 7-8, will be visible from all places in the country. The eclipse on August 7 will begin at 2252 hrs IST and continue till 0049 hrs IST of the following day. The duration of the eclipse will be one hour and 57 mins, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement. Only a small fraction of the moon will come under the Earth’s shadow at maximum eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in the region covering Western Pacific Ocean, Oceania, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Antarctica. The entire partial eclipse will be visible from Central and east Africa, central Russia, China, India, the Far East and most of Australia. The places from where the beginning of the umbral phase will be visible at the time of moonset are western parts of North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. The places from where the ending of umbral phase will be visible at the time of moonrise are northwestern part of Africa, eastern parts of Spain, France and Germany. The next eclipse will occur on January 31 next year, which will be a total lunar eclipse and will be visible from India. UNI NY AD SNU 1951

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20 Apr 2018 | 7:09 PM

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Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

20 Apr 2018 | 11:56 AM

Kolkata, Apr 20 (UNI) Sound scientific evidence shows that any exposure to asbestos fibres poses significant health risks.

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Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

17 Apr 2018 | 6:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at district level and reviewed Tuberculosis Control Programme on Tuesday.

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Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

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14 Apr 2018 | 4:32 PM

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