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India Had 3 Migration Waves from Africa, Iran, Central Asia in Last 50000 Years: New Study

 ARCHAEOGENETICIST MARINE SILVA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD PINPOINTS INDIAN ORIGINS USING TODAY’S POPULACE. CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD Indian Subcontinent harbours huge genetic diversity giving rise to an area of huge controversy among scholars and scientists over their origin and now a University of Huddersfield PhD student tried to answer the question using genetic evidence. A problem confronting archaeogenetic research ...

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South India Tip in Beauutiful Blue Waters as Snapped by ISS Astronaut

ISS astronaut Scott Kelly, knonw for year-long stay aboard the International Space Station has taken several snapshots of cities and continents of the Earth and he rarely missed anything worthy when it comes to India. His snaps of Indian cities has wooed Indians to his Twitter account. Now he has posted few images of south India, especially the Sethu bridge ...

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Microfinance FINCA Chief Joins Obama’s Forum for Off-Grid Clean Energy Markets

The White House Forum on Catalyzing Markets for Off-Grid Clean Energy Access has gathered momentum with more industry players joining the campaign. FINCA International’s President and CEO, Rupert Scofield, has announced the organization’s commitment to provide affordable solar energy products to benefit 1.5 million people in Africa by 2019. FINCA will also facilitate the off-grid market by fostering other social ...

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Without Humans, How the World Would Have Been?

Without humans, the whole world would have looked like Serengeti, says a new study that projected a scenario of the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals in the absence of past and present humans. Since the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa, which reflects past human activities – and not climatic or other environmental constraints, the new ...

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‘Vitamin A’ Highly Effective in Saving Kids from Malaria: study

Vitamin A, known for its properties to fight off infection, is highly effective in  protecting children against the mosquito-borne malaria parasite, a study said. Children under the age of 5 in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, the study showed. “Our research found that ...

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WHO approves Pune Institute Vaccine for Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving a vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) that has all but got rid of the deadly meningitis epidemics. In the four years since its introduction in Africa, MenAfriVac vaccine, which is both innovative and affordable, has had ...

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Ebola: WHO Achieves Goal, Treats 70 Per Cent Patients in Africa

A senior official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that WHO has achieved its goal of isolating and treating 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry, where transmission of the viral epidemic has been reduced significantly. It has also succeeded in ensuring that 70 percent of Ebola victims are buried safely, WHO ...

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