Delhi air pollution: Your blood type may indicate risk of heart attack from pollution

Delhi air pollution: Your blood type may indicate risk of heart attack from pollution

People who have A, B, or AB blood types are at an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, a study warned today. The ABO gene — which is present in people who have A, B, and AB blood types — is the only gene that is been validated in large international studies to predict heart attacks among people with coronary disease, researchers said. Previous research also suggested that blood type are the best indicator of your…

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AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

The AICTE has also issued a show cause notice to the administration of the college for failing to comply with the recommendation of a Standing Appellate Committee (SAC) issued in April. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has barred GB Pant Engineering College here from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 as it lacks basic facilities and infrastructure. The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks facilities like research labs, sick room, common room for boys…

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Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Excited or stressed about your day one at Delhi University? Relax, it’s gonna be a fine day, and a memorable one for sure. Popular celebs Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Nimrat Kaur and Urvashi Rautela reminisce about their first day in college. Here are their fond memories… Actor Angad Bedi was ragged by girls on his day one in St Stephen’s College. I thought ladkiyon se to ragging banti hai: Angad Bedi, St Stephen’s College “Ohoo… bade maharathi the humare senior. They were too many and all wanted to rag me….

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Delhi University announces admission dates, online process to start from May 22

Delhi University announces admission dates, online process to start from May 22

Delhi University will start the online registration process for admissions to around 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses from May 22. The university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which admission is based on cut-off. The last date to fill the admission form has not been finalized yet. “Students can start filling the online registration form from May 22. As we are starting the registration earlier, students will have enough time to get their certificates and other documents in place,”…

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Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

For autumn/winter 2017, the Indian weaver’s prowess meets design and textile innovation at the fashion week which is ready to get underway in Delhi. And, the focus is also back on menswear as well as creations that celebrate gender fluidity. Fashion Week in Delhi kicks off on Wednesday. Madhu Jain’s creations (above) will take on the runway on the opening day too.(Avantika Meattle) Fashion week season is back, and autumn/winter 2017 looks all set for a designer makeover. Here’s what to expect from the four day showcase in the Capital…

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Smog Lifts, But Companies’ View of Polluted Delhi Skies is Dim

Smog Lifts, But Companies’ View of Polluted Delhi Skies is Dim

As New Delhi grappled with its worst smog in 17 years, the head of India’s largest mobile payment firm got on a plane and left, one of thousands of professionals escaping pollution that could cost the capital and the broader economy dear. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of PayTM payment start-up, left last Sunday for a temporary stay in Mumbai, worried about the impact of hazardous clouds of dust, smoke and fumes that hang over Delhi during the winter months. “It became very visibly clear that it is going to be…

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Fighting Pollution: What Delhi Needs to do, Short and Long Term

Fighting Pollution: What Delhi Needs to do, Short and Long Term

Way back in 1972, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had famously and inextricably linked poverty and environmental pollution at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm. Much earlier, Mahatma Gandhi stated that “the earth provides enough to satisfy every mans need, but not every mans greed”. Air pollution, which now is a pervasive phenomenon in urban areas anywhere in the world, has become a deadlocked debate in Delhi over the last few days. The tragedy is that the poor suffer the most as they have no choice of “end-of-the…

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Discourse on Pollution Only When Delhi Got Affected

Discourse on Pollution Only When Delhi Got Affected

Though the problem of pollution in India has been endemic, it is only when the national capital has been affected that the problem has got media attention, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday. “Pollution has captured the media attention only when Delhi is affected. Otherwise, pollution has been an endemic problem in this country since decades,” Jairam Ramesh, a former Union Minister, said at an Indo-US workshop here on air pollution. The workshop, organised by US government’s National Institute of Environment and Health Sciences (NIEHS) and The Indo-US…

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After Delhi, Thick Smog Descends Over Lucknow

After Delhi, Thick Smog Descends Over Lucknow

The air quality in the Uttar Pradesh capital and nearby areas was said to be “alarmingly bad” and polluted for a second straight day on Monday, officials said. According to a study by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and UP Pollution Control Board, the air quality index of Lucknow was eight times poisonous than the permissible limit. IITR Director Alok Dhawan said the city’s air quality was in bad shape and the situation warranted immediate and urgent attention. People need to be careful…

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Air Pollution: Delhi Issues Health Advisory

Air Pollution: Delhi Issues Health Advisory

In the wake of alarming air quality in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday issued a health advisory asking the residents to avoid visiting high pollution area. “People with chronic airway diseases like bronchial asthma and lung disease should avoided outdoor activities including morning and evening walks,” said the advisory. “In case of breathlessness, giddiness, chest pain or chest constriction or irritation in eyes, please visit the nearest hospital or dispensary or any physician,” it added, also appealing to people not to panic and help the needy patient…

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