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The Year 2019 in Science and Technology
Year 2019 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has always made every Indian smile with pride with its achievements in the past. Once again, it has added another stories of success in 2019. In this issue of scientific India we have discussed the 20 biggest and best science stories of 2019. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered. In this issue, we have also included top 10 Indian Science personalities.
Alzheimer's Under Control
AFTER decades of disappointment, the world’s first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades and perhaps the only treatment with the potential to reverse the condition was approved by the Chinese government. This drug, Oligomannate, had been approved for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like Nutraceuticals for the management of Alzheimer's disease, Running linked to significantly lower risk of early death, Functional Food-A food with additional health benefits, Can CRISPR technology help to feed the India? etc.
Healthy food, happy mind
Ayurveda, our ancient system of medicine, is a science for life. It provides us with life tools to stay healthy, vibrant and realise our full human potential. But in Ayurveda, "you are what you eat" means something far more subtle and powerful. Food is known to directly influence your consciousness and feelings. It can create bliss or anger, contentment or restlessness, thoughts of the sacred or the profane. The quality of the food you eat literally creates your state of mind, emotions and consciousness. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like 7 Indian foods for good Gut health, real cause behind recent encephalitis outbreak in children in Bihar, Edible Water Pods, Water bears on Moon etc.
Is palm oil good for you?
Palm oil, made from the fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis), is one of the most widely produced edible fats in the world. The oil palm yields two types of oil: One is extracted from the flesh of the fruit (palm oil) and the other from the seed, or kernel (palm kernel oil). Palm oil has a high saturated fat content, which can be harmful to cardiovascular health. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like coconut oil-a treasure trove of health benefits amid controversies, Lycopene and health : growing commercial significance Deriving wisdom from data: a technological perspective, 10 Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acid etc.
Is Yeti really exist?
The Yeti is a character in ancient legends and folklore of the Himalaya people. It is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live in the mountains of Asia. It sometimes leaves tracks in snow, but is also said to dwell below the Himalayan snow line. Despite dozens of expeditions into the remote mountain regions of Russia, China and Nepal, the existence of the Yeti remains unproven. In 2013 a research by a British scientist has concluded that the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like PacBio SMRT sequencing technology, Food Adulteration and its household method for detection, 20 facts You Did not Know About........ Einstein etc.
New era of Herbal Drugs in India
Natural products and traditional medicines are of great importance. Such forms of medicine as traditional Ayurveda and Unani have been practiced in India and some areas of Asia. Since prehistoric times, humans have used natural products, such as plants, animals, microorganisms, and marine organisms, in medicines to alleviate and treat diseases. Wider use of quality herbs and herbal products to larger population in India with the increasing trend of globalized use of herbal medicines from regional to diverse international markets and consumers through commonly accepted standards across the globe. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like Nano drugs and their Safety, Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, How fasting can improve overall health? etc.
The Year 2018 in Science and Technology
Year 2018 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has always made every Indian smile with pride with its achievements in the past. Once again, it has added other stories of success in 2018. In this issue of scientific India we have discussed the 10 biggest and best science stories of 2018. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered. In this issue, we have also included top 10 Indian Science personalities and top 10 Indian Sciences Stories.
Digital and Technological Revolutions in Agriculture sector of India
Agriculture, the backbone of Indian economy, has been facing various challenges in recent years lower productivity, resource crunch and erratic weather, all of these translating into lower returns. Indian government plans to double an Indian farmer's income by 2022, which directly addresses the agrarian crisis in India and paves the way for the introduction of new initiatives to improve a farmer's income. Various digital, technological and information innovations have revolutionized the world in the last few years.
What caused the Kerala floods?
Floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala have killed more than 483 people, 2 tigers , 8,000 cattle, 3,297 goats and 47 dogs since June. When it comes to the issue of climate change, many people instantly think about global warming, the recent and average rise in temperature of the Earth’s surface. Changes in rainfall and other forms of precipitation will be one of the most critical factors determining the overall impact of climate change. Various researchers have published the causes of floods that have been summarized in this issue. In addition to this, we have also explored Health and food related topics like Therapeutic potential of Gomutra (cow urine), Millets- Miracle grains for food and nutritional security etc.