Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Manipur Water Supply Project extended his sympathies to all affected families of Northeastern India who are facing double challenge of COVID-19 and floods.
PM Modi said, "Northeastern India is dealing with double challenge, COVID-19 and floods.
Heavy rainfall has caused huge damages, several people lost lives, many are displaced.
I express my sympathies to all affected families.
I assure you that the country stands with you in this tough time." He further said, "The state government is working day and night to control the spread of Coronavirus in Manipur.
The state government has taken all steps to make necessary arrangements for the people of Manipur during the lockdown, or special arrangements to bring them back."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ via video link. PM Modi said that the NEP focuses on encouraging critical thinking among students. PM Modi said that the new National Education Policy focuses on 'how to think', while the education system till now in the country emphasised on 'what to think'. He said that the NEP will help empower India's future generations. PM Modi also said that while education should teach people to become global citizens, it is equally important to remember the significance of being connected to one's roots. Prime Minister Modi said a certain kind of 'herd mentality' prevailed under the previous education policies and stressed on the need for critical thinking for all-round development of students. He further said that the decision to teach in vernacular till class 5 will help students learn the subject matter more deeply and will set them up well for the future. Watch the full video for all the details on the Prime Minister's speech.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 'Conclave on transformational reforms in higher education under National Education Policy' on August 07. During the conclave, he said, "Changing times has given rise to a new global system. A new global standard is rising. It was essential that India changed its education system as per this. Creating a 5+3+3+4 curriculum, while moving ahead from school curriculum's 10+2 structure, is a step in this direction." He further said, "Our education system focused on 'What to think' so far. New policy emphasises on 'How to think'. There is no dearth of info and content in the time in which we are today. The effort is to lay emphasis on inquiry based, discovery based and analysis based ways to help children learn."
While addressing the 'Conclave on transformational reforms in higher education under National Education Policy' on August 07, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that past education system had encouraged herd mentality. He said, "There were no major changes in our education system in past few years. It caused our society to encourage herd mentality, instead of curiosity and imagination. How can youth develop critical and innovative ability if there's no passion in our education, no purpose of education?"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Manipur Water Supply Project on July 23 addressed the Northeast India. In his address he highlighted how Tourism potential of Northeast including Manipur is still unexplored. He said, "Northeast India is a great symbol of India's natural, cultural diversity and cultural strength. In such a situation, tourism gets a lot of strength when modern infrastructure is built. Tourism potential of Northeast including Manipur is still unexplored. Prosperity and progress are directly linked to connectivity. Connectivity in the Northeast is important, not for only east of living, but also for achieving the goal for a safe and self-reliant India."
Former Indian Cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been an inspiration to many. His leadership skills have had an impact on people from all walks of life. Manipur’s Parikshit Thoudam is one of them. Parikshit used MS Dhoni’s mantra to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019. He secured the 373rd rank in the prestigious competitive examination. The rank holder even shared a message for aspirants saying that it is hard work and self-belief that takes one far. Thoudam said, “MS Dhoni in one his interview once said that he has a lot of challenges as the captain of the Indian Cricket team and tries to control what is controllable.” A total of 829 candidates have been selected through the civil services examination 2019, results for which were announced on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission. Watch the full video for more.
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Parikshit Thoudam from Manipur cracked the prestigious Civil Services Exam 2019 and secured the 373th rank. The young lad also gave out some very relevant tips for aspirants preparing for the CSE exam and techniques on approach balancing for the three stages.He said, "Believe in what you do, MS Dhoni in one of his interviews said he tries to control what is controllable, that applies everywhere. It's your hard work and self believe that'll take you far." Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results were declared on Tuesday.
Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh inaugurated a 300-bedded COVID care centre at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre in Lamboikhongnangkhong on August 03. The facility can be further upgraded to a 1000 bedded if need arises. A total of 1,087 active cases have been reported in the state so far.
A team of chemists from HSE University and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry used molecular modelling to find out that two medications that have been known for a long time can be used to fight SARS-CoV-2. These are disulfiram, which is used to treat alcoholism, and neratinib, an experimental drug being used to treat breast cancer. The paper about the discovery has been published online in the 4th issue of Mendeleev Communications journal.The structural elements of the virus that are less subject to mutation during its evolution should be chosen as a target for the potential treatment. Otherwise, a medication effective against one strain would no longer be effective against another. The best candidates for this are conservative proteins, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus main protease M pro. In addition to being resistant to mutations, M pro plays a major role in coronavirusreplication, which means that its inhibition (blocking its function) is able to slow down or even completely stop its reproduction inside the body.Usually, the process of docking, as with a port dock and a ship entering it, is used for molecular modelling in simple cases. Two molecules participate in docking. One is called a 'ligand' (here, it is a medicine), and the other one is 'receptor' (or active site) of the target protein, such as Mpro, which can be used to 'dock'. An effective drug docks with the active site, by covalent links, which makes the enzyme dysfunctional or destroys it. But classical docking does not work in SARS-CoV-2.To overcome this problem, chemists from HSE University and the Zelinsky Institute decided to use 'on-top docking', which they came up with shortly before the pandemic. 'We decided not to focus on the previously described active site, but to investigate the whole surface of M pro protein with many medications, hoping that the big calculation powers would return useful "dockings",' - said Igor Svitanko, the author of the article,Professor at the HSE Joint Department of Organic Chemistry with the RAS Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry.
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.