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Gayatri Devi, B. and Hemalatha, K. P. J.

Inflammation is a normal protective response to tissue injury caused by physical trauma, noxious chemical or microbial agents. Justicia glauca belongs to the family Acanthaceae. The aim of present study is to evaluate the in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of chloroform, methanol and aqueous leaf extracts of J. glauca against the denaturation of proteins and Human red blood cell membrane stabilization (HRBC). The study conferred that the aqueous leaf extract showed good result compared to...

Kalaivani, S., Dr. D. Karaline Karunagari, Dr. N. Saravanan and Dr. John William Felix, A.

Introduction: Stress among nursing students is an area of growing concern. Nursing students during their professional life undergo stress which may result in psychological distress, physical complaints, behavior problem, and poor academic performance. This study was undertaken to assess the level of stress among the nursing students’.
Material and Methods: A Descriptive Cross Sectional study was carried out in the year 2015 among 181 nursing students in a selected college at...

Kalaivani, S., Dr. D. Karaline Karunagari, Dr. N. Saravanan and Dr. John William Felix, A.

Introduction: Stress among nursing students is an area of growing concern. Nursing students during their professional life undergo stress which may result in psychological distress, physical complaints, behavior problem, and poor academic performance. This study was undertaken to assess the level of stress among the nursing students’.
Material and Methods: A Descriptive Cross Sectional study was carried out in the year 2015 among 181 nursing students in a selected college at...

Sadaf Ali Zadeh Derakhshi, Ismail ZareiZavaraki and Hasan Asad Zadeh

The aim of this study was to investigate the role of social networks on academic procrastination and exam anxiety. For this purpose a sample of 341 students of Allameh tabatabai university dormitory stratified random sampling method used in this research. Instruments these are used in this research were Solomon and Rasblum and Sarason test anxiety questionnaire. The data that was obtained by multiple regression analysis and Pearson correlation, Anova and the independent T-test assumptions in...

Dorathy Pushparani and Rita Narayanan

With advancements in food processing and technology, supplying safe food to consumers still remains a concern for all Food business operators. While a lot of importance is being given to microbiological and chemical hazards the adoption of simple food safety policies within a food industry can reduce physical hazards to a great extent. This article focuses and reviews the various food safety policies that can be adopted to avoid and minimize food related hazards.

Moumouni Derra, Dr. Ousmane I. Cisse, Dr. Luc T. Bambara, Karim Kabore and Pr. François Zougmoré

The aim of this work was to assess the heavy metal environmental pollution in Ouagadougou and its suburban, in order to evaluate the risks on the population health. Lettuce samples, tap and surface waters sample were analyzed to determine the total heavy metal content. The Inductive Coupled Plasma-Spectrometry was used to analyze the samples. The concentration of Cr and Ni at Boulbi were 37.94ppm and 11.00ppm respectively and 8.19ppm of Pb in Baskuy sample. The Cr concentration in Boulbi...

Dr. Tanuja Naik, Dr. Sumedh Wasnik and Dr. Anita Ghodke

In Ayurveda there is brief description of In Ayurveda there is brief description of 64 mukharoga mentioned by Aacharya Charak, Sushrut, Aacharya Bhoj, Madhavnida and Aacharya Vagbhata. Mukhapak occurs all over oral cavity, Aacharya charak has described it as mukhapak, while Aacharya Sushrut and Aacharya Vaghbhata have described as ‘Sarvsar’. The symptoms of mukhapak can be correlated with stomatitis. The word stomatitis means inflammation of mucosal membrane of mouth. It affects 20% of...

Khalid S. Rabayah and Dr. Abdelbaset M. Rabaiah

More and more people from around the world have become accustomed to buying and selling across the Internet. E-Commerce has become an important interaction channel with customers and partners. Today’s enterprises cannot afford being left behind. This is very true from a competitive perspective. This study investigates e-commerce adoption patterns in ‎Palestine. There are commonalities across countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The similarities span across culture,...

Parveen Pippal and Prabal Pratap Singh

NiFe2O4 as an efficient, recyclable and eco-benign heterogeneous catalyst has been investigated for green and expeditious synthesis of alkyl and aryl bis(indolyl)methane under solvent free microwave condition in good to excellent yields. Magnetic NiFe2O4 nano particles can be recovered by external magnet and reused for five times without appreciable change in catalytic activity. Advantages of present protocol includes shorter reaction time, no use of hazardous solvent, cleaner work up, high...

Patil Namdeo Arjun, Suryawanshi Dnyaneshwar Shivaji and Dr. Badge Raju Jaidev

Inter-Linking of River (ILR) is a water conservation method to reduce the irregular distribution of water and for providing solution to minimize floods and droughts in India. The Rivers in semi –arid drought –prone tahsils are life-line of livelihood. The rivers play a vital role in the lives of the drought – prone tahsils people. Proper management of river water is the need of the hour. Indian agriculture largely depends upon Monsoon which is always uncertain in nature. Hence, there is a...

Abbas Sabbaspour and Bijan Jahanpanah

The purpose of this is to study a pattern for agriculture education program Agricultural ministry. A mixed method study (Quantitative + Qualitative) was used for this study. In qualitative section semi-structured interview, focus group and descriptive-analytical methods were used in the qualitative and quantitative sections, respectively. The quantitative research population included bt 1600 agents in the agricultural system that393 people were driven by Cochran formula. Quantitative...

Dr. Ratna Roy (Pathak)

Water is one of the prime necessities of life. With increasing number of people depend on this resource; water has become a scarce commodity. Pollution makes even the limited available water unfit for use. Water is said to be polluted when there is any physical, biological or chemical change in water quality that adversely affects living organisms or makes water unsuitable for use. Sources of water pollution are mainly factories, power plants, coal mines and oil wells situated either close...

Dr. Thomas Joseph Parathara

A new era in the history of India has begun in 1498, when Vasco Da Gama came in Calicut. It marked a turning point in the history of Kerala. The arrival of Portuguese by the end of the 15th century laid the foundation of colonial occupation in Kerala effecting fundamental changes in all spheres of the society. Their arrival was the beginning of a new era in the history of Travancore. The Portuguese contact influenced more in the economic field. They promoted the scientific cultivation of...

Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy and Jeffrey Whitford

MilliporeSigma created a unique web-based greener alternative scoring matrix, also known as DOZN™a quantitative green chemistry evaluator based on the 12 principles of green chemistry. The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a framework for learning about green chemistry and designing or improving materials, products, processes and systems. The DOZN™evaluatorscores products based on metrics for each principle and aggregates the principle scores to derive a final aggregate score. The...

Panchali Sengupta and Narayan Ghorai

The present study documented 20 species of foraging hymenopterans on seven vegetable crop species (Solanum melongena, Solanum lycopersicum, Abelmoschus esculentus, Brassica oleracea var. capitata, Capsicum annuum, Raphanus sativus, Allium cepa) across two study site (viz. Lakshmikantapur and Narendrapur) established in the South-24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. The entire study was conducted from July 2015 to June 2017. Greater visitation rate of Xylocopa, Bombus orientalis, Apis...

Isabel Pizarro, Gema Artiaga, Milagros Gomez and María Antonia Palacios

Arsenic in the Antofagasta Region of Chile is worldwide recognized as highly As contaminated area. Due to its abundance, mainly as As (V) and As (III), certain microorganisms such as several types of bacteria have evolved and developed the necessary genetic components which confer resistance mechanisms. These mechanisms include reactions of reduction, oxidation and methylation. The aim of this work was to study the most relevant arsenic resistant bacteria that exist in highly arsenic...

Patil, U. S. and Palsokar, S. A.

Abrus precatorius L. (Rosary pea) is wonderful herb. A small climbing tropical vine with seeds known as crab’s eye found abundantly in forest. This herb has an importance in a tribal life. In their various festivals they press birds feathers and seeds of this plant on beeswax and tie on their wrist. The seed of this plant are nutritious and has an aphrodisiac property. The present investigation was carried out on karyotypic studies in Red black seed variety of Abrus precatorius L. The...

Brehanu Megersa and Ashenafi Worku

Rangelands tree species plays a significant role in soil fertility maintenance, providing food, fodder, fuel wood and other uses. However, the impact of tree species on soil properties remains poorly understood. This study evaluates the effect of three dominant indigenous tree species (Acacia melifera, Acacia senegal and Acacia nubica) and one exotic tree species (Prosopis juliflora) with their different sub-habitats on soil physico-chemical properties of Allaidege rangeland, Southern Afar...

Bhuvaneswari, N. and Venkatachalam, K.

The new organo-metallic crystal of tetramethyl ammonium cadmium iodide (TMACI) was grown by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. Crystal structure, lattice parameters and grain size were found using powder XRD technique. To confirm the functional group present in the synthesized grown crystal by FTIR analysis. Absorption spectra and transmittance spectra of the synthesized crystal were studied by UV-VIS method. Surface morphology was analysed by Scanning electron microscope....

Aneesh, C.A., Jayakrishnan, M.V. and Jincy Joseph

The present study is undertaken in St. John’s College, Anchal in order to know the use of OPAC by students. The main objective of the study are to assess as to what extent the users are using OPAC and to find out the purpose of use of OPAC. Majority of the respondents (i.e., 162 which is 75%) use OPAC alone for search. 15 respondents (6.94%) use all types of catalogues according their needs and circumstances A big number of respondents (192, i.e., 88.89%) use the OPAC/Web OPAC for...

Frank BAHAN, Francis Gustave MESSOUM, Alphonse BOUET, Delphine DEKEISTER, Fabrice BARRAUD, Jules Zagbahi KELI, Amoncho ADIKO and François BLE

In Côte d'Ivoire, stakes in food security are enormous for rice. The present study, which discusses about effect of rice mycorrhization, is a contribution to ricebiological fertilization. Study compared incidence of intake of a mycorrhizal inoculant "AGTIV" to mineral fertilization, on soil, growth and development parameters of upland rice, in the West part of Côte d’Ivoire. In order to assess the efficiency of these two fertilization methods, an unfertilized control treatment was integrated...

Daadaoui, L., Saoud S. and Mahani, Z.

Climate change, its consequences and adaptation/mitigation strategies are a complex issue that necessitates inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary solutions. Then, educating for climate is a complex task. In this way, Universities could offer a great substrate to launch any societal change. How to cultivate the « Thinking and Acting ecologically », a climate awareness and education over youth students community? Dealing with the complex problem of climate change requires creativity,...

Padma Priya, D.D., Shobhalatha, G. and Bhuvana Vijaya, R.

The theory of semigroups is one of the relatively young branch of algebra. This paper mainly deals with the structure theorems on semigroups. By using the cyclic properties in semigroups we determine some properties of semigroups like singular, normal, permutable etc.

Aftab A Siddiqui, Yusuf I Ansari, Davinder Singh, Manish Chopra and Dilipkumar Choudhary

Background: Phototherapy is a commonly used treatment for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Hypocalcemia is a known adverse effect of phototherapy. We conducted this study to measure the efficacy and safety of head covering in prevention of phototherapy-induced hypocalcemia.
Material and Methods: A total 210 newborns of >35week gestation with neonatal jaundice were included in the study. They were randomized into two equal groups- group A underwent phototherapy without any head cover...

Anuja G. Naik

The story of Demonetization is not new to the Indian economy as there have been several instances in the past when the demonetization was actually practiced in India. The government of India in the beginning of second half of 20th century .i.e. in 1954 had demonetized the currency followed by the same repeated again by the government in 1978 when currency notes of small (100 and 500) and high denomination (1000) were demonetized by the government which was an act towards scrapping off the...

Fadel, M., Abdel Naser A. Zohri. El-Heeny, M.S. and Abdel Aziz A.M.

Bacterial contamination is a significant problem for ethanol producers, because the bacteria compete with the yeast for sugar and nutrients and produce organic acids that can stress or kill the yeast as well as outbreaks can cause signifi¬cant losses in the yield of the ethanol plant, or even halt the fermentation process. Antibiotics have been used to control bacterial infections during fermentation in ethanol production for many years. Now chemicals and commercial compounds also used for...

Naveen Sharma

This paper incorporates the preparation, characterization and biochemical screening of the biologically potent ligands and their complexes with chromium (III). The ligands used in these studies are hydrazinecarboxamides. These ligands and their corresponding metal complexes were synthesized by two synthetic procedures, i.e., microwave as well as the conventional heating. A comparison has been made between these two synthetic methods on the basis of the yield of the products, refluxing time...

Daisy Rani, J., Lakshmi, D. and Sundaram, R.

The Zn3(VO4)2 nanoparticles doped with cadmium ions have been successfully synthesized by rapid microwave combustion method. The synthesized product was characterized by powder XRD, EDS, SEM, TEM, photoluminescence and VSM studies. XRD and EDS analyses suggest the effects of doping concentration on phase structures of Zn3(VO4)2 nanoparticles. Photoluminescence emissions are centered at around 470 nm. Magnetic analysis revealed that the Zn3(VO4)2 nanoparticles had a ferromagnetic behavior at...

Ndao, Y., Wélé, A. and Diarra, M.

Application of law 2008-07 on veterinary medicine practice, has made retail sale of veterinary drugs exclusive to Senegal. Veterinary doctors prescribe and deliver veterinary drugs. This situation limits the monopoly of pharmacist, who may or may not receive prescriptions. The objective of our work, is to study retail sale of veterinary drugs monopoly. It's a survey conducted in DAKAR and DIOURBEL areas, with 15 veterinary doctors and 40 pharmacists. Also, law 2008-07 on practice of...

Khandale, D.P. Khinchi, P.J. and Chilke, A.M.

Xenoestrogen nonylphenol at lethal concentration 50 causes dramatic change in the haematological profile of Ophiocephalus punctatus. On short term exposure to NPanaemic conditions were found to induce in fish, which result in decrease in erythrocytes, Hb, PCV. However MCV and MCH increased. These changes can be attributed to inhibition of erythrogenesis or destruction of erythrocytes. Total leucocyte and lymphocytes count decreased indicate the potential decreased in immunity of exposed...

Dr. Dimpal Jangra

Online learning and education is the next significant conduit of how students, employee’s training and educational development take place. MOOCs play an indispensable role in strengthening the online learning community by providing a large variety of quality and cost-efficient content which would help the learner get valuable knowledge for career development. This paper is attempted to discuss the importance of MOOCs; in terms of how they are being used in employees training and development...



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