Author: Simran Jain

KHICHDI – A NATIONAL FOOD?

Most of us don’t like KHICHDI but what if we get know that it has become our NATIONAL FOOD. Yes, on November 4, 2017, Khichdi has been declared India’s national food. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union minister of food processing industries has tweeted: “Enough khichdi cooked up on a fictitious ‘National Dish’.  It has only been put for a record entry in #WorldFoodIndia.” Sanjeev Kapoor on November 4, made a world record by cooking 800 kgs of khichdi as a part of World Food India Fair.  The cooked khichdi has been distributed to about 60,000 orphan children as well as...

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The ban went up in “smog”?

The hearts of many were broken after the ban on crackers this Diwali. A ban, barely a week before Diwali, left a major impact on the traders who had a heavy stock of firecrackers. This ban had a drastic impact, especially on small and medium traders who purchased crackers on loan with a hope that they will repay the loan after the sale of them. On the other hand, it was a necessary step in order to reduce the level of pollution in the city. And with this ban, it was noticed that in comparison with the previous years,...

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I am going PINK for this October…Are you? #BreastCancer Month

What is breast cancer?                  Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. After puberty, a woman’s breast consists of fat, connective tissue, and thousands of lobules, tiny glands that produce milk for breastfeeding. Tiny tubes, or ducts, carry the milk toward the nipple. In cancer, the body’s cells multiply uncontrollably. It is the excessive cell growth that causes cancer. Breast cancer can be: Ductal carcinoma: This begins in the milk duct and is the most common type. Lobular carcinoma: This starts in...

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NOBEL PRIZE FOR BIOMOLECULE VISUALIZATION

Three persons have been awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for developing a technique to visualize biomolecule. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Wednesday. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson receive £825,000 prize for their contribution in their field. Dubochet, a Swiss and an honorary professor at the University of Lausanne, pioneered a flash-freezing method that turned the water inside cells into a glassy solid, rather than ice crystals which would...

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FARMERS’ SUICIDE – TIME TO MOURN OR TO TAKE ACTION?

Farmers are a valuable asset for India. Farmers are those who even before the British rule has only added to the prestige of greenery to the Indian land. And farmers are the only person who grow grains for others but are unable to have even a single meal. They are living a very scrabbling life which no one wanted to live. And the only way they think to end this famished life is SUICIDE. As of 2017, farmer suicides have occurred in large numbers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and...

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