‘New ASF vaccine gives 100% protection to pigs’

By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, May 21: Scientists of the UK-based Pirbright Institute are a step closer to developing a vital vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), a pig disease that the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned could kill a quarter of the world’s pigs, partly due to the absence of a commercially available vaccine. Their study, published in Vaccines, showed that 100% of pigs immunised with the new vaccine were protected from a lethal dose of ASF virus (ASFV). The team created what is known as a vectored…

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RGU to start new courses

RONO HILLS, May 21:  The Rajiv Gandhi University will start new courses from 2020-21 academic session as planned by vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha. The RGU has recently got approval for 46 faculty positions for existing departments besides introducing sports anthropometry, sports biochemistry, sports biomechanics & performance analysis, sports nutrition and sports physiology under sports science & sports medicine of union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under MYAS National Centre of Sports Sciences and Research (NCSSR). The RGU is making endeavour to be the centre of excellence in sports science…

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RGU short listed for NITI Aayog project: VC informs governor

ITANAGAR, May 21: Rajiv Gandhi University has been short listed to set-up Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) project under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog, its vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha told Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra during a review meeting at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday. The RGU-ACIC project aims at promoting culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India and taken up as collaborative research project under Indian Central Himalayan Universities Consortium, said Prof Kushwaha, when assistant professor (management) Arindam Chakrabarty gave a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate discussion….

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6-yr-old girl’s recovery in TCC highly satisfactory: Dr Nyodu

By Praddep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, May 21: The six-year-old local girl undergoing treatment in Tertiary Cancer Centre (TCC) of Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIMHS) has improved so much to end her dependence on Guwahati-based B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI). Without ascertaining the type of leukemia (blood cancer) due to lack of acute myeloid leukemia (ALM) tests facilities in TCC, her treatment was started by oncologist Dr Tomar Nyodu. She showed encouraging improvement after two inductions for which she was discharged and asked to report after four days…

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Traffic jam by peacock flock goes viral, India’s longest flyover in offing 

By Pradeep Kumar The peacocks open up their feathers before rain or dance with swinging feathers to attract peahens to mate. Peacocks mate mainly during April to September. But peacocks in flock opening up feathers on busy highway not to attract  peahens but to cause traffic is exceptional. Peacocks flocking on a road, captured in a video on May 17 last by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan – went viral. Captioned – Amazing traffic jam by the national bird – the video taken received more than 24,000 likes from nature lovers. Though unimaginable…

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Aatma Nirbhar Bharat | Let Arunachal  take  lead in Guv to Mein  

ITANAGAR, May 21: Arunachal Pradesh should take a lead in strengthening five pillars – economy, infrastructure, technology-driven system, vibrant demography and demand – of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB, self-reliant India) as referred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra said on Thursday. Taking advantage of limited population, the state could go extra mile by fully utilizing supply-demand chain; Dr Mishra told Mein when he called on him at Raj Bhavan here to disucss on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat initiatives, anti-COVID-19 measures and construction of Miao-Vijoynagar road. He advocated…

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Wushu players win 6 medals, Natung felicitates medalists

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 21: Sports, Youths Affairs and WRD Minister Mama Natung on Thursday felicitated winners of six-day online National Wushu (Taolu) Championship which concluded on Wednesday. While congratulating them, Natung said “It is a proud moment for us that our children have been doing extremely well in all disciplines. It highly appreciable that three of them Nyeman Wangsu of Longding district won 3 goldmedals in Chanquan, Daoshu and Gunshu events; Mepung Lamgu of East Kameng won one each silver in Taijiquan and bronze in Taijijan while Toku…

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NGO offers support to fight COVID-19

From Our Correspondent RUKSIN, May 21: The Coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented or which many NGos have been supplementing the efforts of the Govts to fight against  this deadly virus. Dite Mopang Welfare Society (DMWS), an NGO, on Thursday distributed personal protective equipments, masks, gloves to GoAP employees which were received by  Ruksin  ADC Kabit Apang and Bilat circle Oni Padun and refreshment to CRPF jawaan patrolling in NH-515.

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