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India Tourism to rev up overseas offices; presence in conventional and new markets

Glimpse of Award winning India Tourism pavilion at ITB Berlin 2016

Fourteen overseas offices of India tourism had often been a subject of debate. More often than not these overseas offices are debated for all odd reason ranging from inability of India Tourism to appoint experienced officers to head them to opaque nature of conduct of the said offices that otherwise are to promote India overseas in strategic markets and assist ...

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Decoding Yoga cure to fight against Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Yoga cure in fight against Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise (Innes and Vincent, 2007). It has been reported that even a short lifestyle modification and stress management education ...

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Maharashtra ropes in Airbnb to develop Homestay ecosystem; cultivate 50,000 micro-entrepreneurs in hospitality sector

Glimpse of Maharashtra pavilion at recently concluded ITB Berlin

The strongest element that appeals to various governments in tourism and hospitality- other than loading it with various taxes- is the direct and indirect employment creation potential. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra- Devendra Fadnavis, understands it better than its peers and has roped in a global community-driven hospitality company- Airbnb as its alternate accommodation partner in a unique revenue sharing ...

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India up for Mega celebrations @ International Yoga Day 2017

Special feature on Yoga to  treat of depression on eve of International-day-of-yoga on 21st June

Word today is suffering because of rising prevalence of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases led primarily by problems of modern lifestyles. Decline in communicable diseases has been accompanied by a gradual rise in the prevalence of chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which now contribute to 60% of mortality. Its been a historic movement for India ever since UN on behest of the ...

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Modi government revived India growth story

On its way to keeping the July deadline, GST had even made an appearance in form of a tableaux also  on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade in 2017.

The Modi Government is clearly inclined to continue with its growth oriented show in the 2019 elections under the leadership of Narendra Modi. At completion of three years in the present term, the Modi government has put all its strategic leaders and ministers to highlight the developmental achievements. At present, it seems Modi is likely to have a contest against ...

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Tobacco – a threat to development

World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco usage – a major hurdle undermining developmental gains worldwide, is the foremost preventable cause of premature morbidity/ mortality. Tobacco products contain nearly 5000-7000 toxic substances, the most dangerous being nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. Cigarette, bidi, cigar, hookah, sheesha, tobacco chewing, clove cigarettes, snuff and e-­cigarette are the commonly used forms. WHO reports highlight that each year, direct tobacco usage/secondhand smoke kills nearly six million individuals; ...

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Women are 2-3 times more vulnerable to Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Generalised anxiety disorder-symptoms

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), as the name suggests, is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worries, or tension about everyday things without any formidable provocation. GAD is a hazardous occupational hazard. The symptoms must be consistent and on-going, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) to be introduced. ...

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India targets to earmark upto 2.5% GDP to provide affordable and quality healthcare to people

Narendra Modi addressing the audience of doctors and students of Tata Memorial Centre, via video conferencing, after releasing the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre, in New Delhi on May 25, 2017.

Releasing the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre, at his residence in New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed invaluable contribution of Tata family towards humanitarian services and social responsibilities, particularly in the field of cancer cure, care and research. Addressing the audience of doctors and students of Tata Memorial Centre via video conferencing,  Modi said, “इस किताब ...

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Media must learn the art of withstanding pulls and pressures, says President 

The President, Pranab Mukherjee delivering the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on May 25, 2017.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee delivered the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture on 25 May 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Ramnath Goenka embodied the finest virtues of journalism: fierce independence, fearlessness and a determination to always stand up to the powerful and fight against the abuse or misuse of power. In fact, there was nothing ...

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India puts Sustainable Tourism on top priority

International Day for Biodiversity 2017

India as a mega diverse country is receiving an increasing share of international tourism. In fact, just a few days back, India realised that it had got more tourists according to the UNWTO’s recent estimates of International tourist arrivals. As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. ...

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Repetitive strain injuries- Tennis Elbow, or Golfer’s elbow are on the rise

These repetitive strain injuries are now rising more in civilians than sportsperson

Have you heard about repetitive strain injuries- Tennis Elbow, or Golfer’s elbow? In an era when world over people are looking at all possible fitness routines. Staying active is the core to fitness. Every person has a unique fitness mantra. Typically, hitting out to gym seems as one of the most common destinations for fitness freaks, but that’s not the only viable option for hollistic health, ...

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India gains ‘MICE’ advantage with world class Convention Centre @ Pragati Maidan

India eyes a lions share in global MICE business

India with a stable government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has managed to bring world attention back on to the Indian Growth Story. Fortunately, this time around lack of a world class convention centre won’t be a deterrent to hosting MICE events at the very centre of the capital. The Meetings Incentives Exhibitions and Events (MICE) business ...

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