Thursday, 7 June 2018

Bhor Engineering Ties up With Mohali's Renewic, To Unveil Unique 'Waste to Compost' Technology in North India

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 07th June:- Problems of waste management being faced by Municipal Corporations in Urban areas of North India, are now set to become a thing of the past. A path breaking technology 'waste to compost' invented by Engineers of Pune based Bhor Engineering, was unveiled. Bhor Engineering has entered North India in collaboration with Renewic, Mohali with the technology. The technology, which comprises of different capacity electronic machines, was unveiled by Sarabjeet Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Municipal  Corporation, Mohali in presence of Arvind Rajput, MD,Bhor Engineering, Pune, Amanpreet Kaur Mangat, MD, Renewic, Mohali & Parampreet Kaur, Director, Renewic., Mohali. Later A media interaction about the introduction of the new technology was also held. The technology has been brought to Chandigarh to coincide with World Environment Day celebrations & a demonstration of how waste is the actually converted onto compost using the machines, was also held.
Arvind Rajput, MD, Bhor Engineering, Pune said that the technology is already in use with government organizations like Nasik Nagar Palika, Pune Municipal Corporation , Hyderabad Municipal Corporation  and Maharashtra Vidhan Mandal among others. The technology is listed under GeM scheme of Government of India & is helping give shape to PM Modi's idea of Clean India under the banner of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
It is noteworthy that Vision Ecologica, Technext, Pacific Laboratories, Al-Futtaim Exova which are well known organizations that provide analytical data related to scientific parameters of products, have certified in their reports that the technology is Ecologically sound with a C:N ratio less than 20. The other parameters are also quite robust.
 Amanpreet Kaur Mangat, MD, Renewic, Mohali said that the machines are categorized in different divisions based on capacity. These range from 2kgs till 1000 Kgs. The 2 Kgs machine converts the waste into compost in 4 hours and all others in 20 hours. The compost is odorless, Methane Gas free and Eco-friendly. 
The machine can decompose biodegradable/ organic waste of households, hotels, Schools, Hospitals, Food Processing Units and in fact any organization in just 4 hours. The Eco friendly & user friendly characteristics of the technology have been instrumental in Mohali's Municipal Corporation placing an order with the manufacturers.
Arvind Rajput said that this electronic machine is a weapon to combat the alarming issue of waste management and now our target will be North India mainly Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir to help these overcome the issue of waste management.
Parampreet Kaur, Director, Renewic, Mohali said that  India produces 1,00,000 metric tonnes of waste everyday & if we look at the region just Haryana's Gurugram & Faridabad pump out 1600 tonnes of waste daily according to a report. Cleanliness needs to be maintained from grass root levels, the technology brought in by these state of the art machines will reduce the burden of Municipal Corporations and will change the scenario of managing daily household waste dramatically.
Government offices, Housing Societies, Colleges and Hospitals of Tricity which are prime generators of bio-degradable waste have adopted or are gradually on way to introduce this brand new solution to the problem of waste management.
Amanpreet Kaur sums up that these machines are a boon for agricultural sector. The compost can be used as manure in agriculture sector where it can replace the chemical fertilizers and prove to be good for the production of healthy food and also the waste crops can be converted to compost and used as manure which can reduce the smoke generated from burning of crops. Not only this, we also have got a machine which can convert waste to water which can be used for irrigation and other agricultural purposes.
The technology could well be the answer to Urban India's waste management woes. The technology has not only been adopted by Municipalities all over India but even housing societies have benefitted from this. Seems like PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' vision has finally received the technology that looked like a distant dream.

Removal of a Clot from Blocked Brain Artery up to 24 Hours Can Save a Patient: Dr Sandeep Sharma

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Chandigarh 07th June:- A complicated case of Valvular Heart Disease and brain attack was reported at Fortis Hospital, Mohali has been successfully cured, giving a new hope to treatment even after 24 hours after a patient has suffered a stroke. 
Dr Sandeep Sharma, Head, Department of Neurointervention and Interventional Radiology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, informed, Tushar, a 36-year-old man, resident of Ambala had sudden onset of paralysis (acute ischemic stroke). He belonged to a family of doctors who noticed weakness of the right side of his body when he woke up at 6 am. The panic in the family was instant. They rushed him to the nearest hospital with neurological care but were told that the clot dissolving medicine could only be administered within 4.5 hrs of the onset of stroke.
In this case, the exact time of onset was not known. Moreover, they had already spent 5 hrs in finding the right place to treat their patient. It was 11 am when a young anaesthesia doctor in the family researched and found that a study about mechanical removal of clot up to 24 hours called DIFFUSE 3, which was published on the same day, in The New England Journal of Medicine, a renowned journal in medical sciences. Not wasting any time, they shifted their patient to Chandigarh Government Hospital. They were advised to visit Department of Neurointervention at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, for clot retrieval. By the time they reached Fortis, 20 hours had lapsed.
Dr Sandeep Sharma, treated the patient. Advanced imaging, non-invasive angiography and salvageable tissue was studied and decision to remove the clot was undertaken. At midnight, the clot was removed, without requirement of anaesthesia and clogged blood vessel was opened to restore the flow into the brain. The young man made quick recovery over the next 3 days and showed no signs of any problem on the 3rd day. He was discharged with advice and on follow-up for the next two months. Even with residual patches in the brain, he has no residual occupational or physical abnormality and is doing well. His risk factors like blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, and lipid profile have been modified and he is leading an active life.
The Neurointerventionist emphasized that it is really imperative to teach the general population that they should reach the doctor as quickly as possible and ask them regarding all the possible treatment methods recommended to treat the stroke during the initial 24 hours of an evolution of stroke.
Dr Sandeep Sharma said that a stroke also called as a ‘brain attack’, occurs when the blood flow to an area in the brain is blocked.  There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. He further informed that in the hemorrhagic stroke, there is a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak (hemorrhagic), which is one of the two types of stroke.  While it is the least common of the two types of stroke; it most often results in death. Whereas, an ischemic stroke is one in which the blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot (ischemic).
Dr Sandeep Sharma informed that a stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention because the brain does not receive enough oxygen or nutrients, causing brain cells to die. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. He further shared that the best way to prevent a stroke is through lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, not smoking tobacco, avoiding alcohol, keeping blood pressure under control, managing diabetes and treating conditions like obstructive sleep apnea.

Thapar Inst of Engg & Tech Ranks in QS World Univ Ranking

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Patiala 07th June:- Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala in  Punjab is ranked in the 801-1000 bracket among the 1011 institutions ranked globally in the world’s leading and most comprehensive QS World University Rankings.
TIET performance is in the top 79% with citations per faculty being the strongest indicator for TIET. QS Rankings focus on six prominent key parameters including academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), and faculty student (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international faculty (5%) and international students (5%).
TIET has ranked internationally previously as well. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, it ranked in the 801-1000 bracket worldwide. It was 18th joint among 42 institutions in India. Moreover, TIET ranked in 251-300 bracket in Asia and 29th among 42 Universities in India in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Asia Rankings. In QS Asia and QS BRICS rankings, TIET ranked 210 in Asia and 137 in BRICS. In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), TIET garnered a high 20th rank in the Engineering Institutions category, 33rd rank in the University category and 50th in the Overall category. These rankings bear strong testimony to TIET’s solid foundation which combines research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Thus, TIET is a destination of choice for science and engineering aspirants.
Dr. Prakash Gopalan, Director-TIET said that the consistency in which Thapar University is included amongst the top Global University ranking reinstates our capability in facilitating young talent with the best practices. We are proud to be placed in the QS world rankings. We will continue to enhance our global reputation for quality and this recognition goes a long way to help us achieve that.
QS Rankings stated that the positive performance recorded by India’s most prominent institutions is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system. 24 universities feature from India. 7 improve their rank, 9 remain stable, 5 are newly-ranked – and only three see their position drop.

श्री बाला जी संघ हर मंगलवार को कराएगा निष्काम भाव से बाला जी का कीर्तन: पहला कार्यक्रम सेक्टर 22 की मार्किट में होगा 12 जून को

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Chandigarh 07th June:- ट्राइसिटी में श्री बाला जी संघ नामक एक संस्था का गठन किया गया है जो हरेक मंगलवार को रात 7 से 10 बजे तक निष्काम भाव से बालाजी का कीर्तन किया करेगी। आज यहां चंडीगढ़ प्रेस क्लब में आयोजित एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में इस बाबत जानकारी देते हुए संस्था, जिसका कार्यालय सेक्टर 40 सी में खोला गया है, के प्रधान सुप्रसिद्ध भजन गायक कन्हैया मित्तल ने बताया कि यह कीर्तन वह स्वयं अपनी मंडली के साथ किया करेंगे व प्रत्येक मंगलवार को वह कोई और कार्यक्रम नहीं करेंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि इस काम का कोई शुल्क नहीं लिया जाएगा व साउंड आदि का प्रबंध भी उनकी ओर से निशुल्क होगा। कार्यक्रम के बाद वह आयोजकों को तुलसी व रुद्राक्ष के पौधे व हनुमान जी की ध्वजा भी भेंट करेंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि अभी से ही छह महीने की बुकिंग हो चुकी है। पहला कीर्तन सेक्टर 22 के मार्केट में आगामी मंगलवार दिनांक 12 जून को होगा। बुकिंग सुबह 10 से शाम 6 बजे तक व्यक्तिगत तौर पर अथवा फोन नं. 0172-2691975 पर कराई जा सकेगी। उन्होंने बताया कि उनकी ओर से इस प्रयास को एक नई सोच के तौर पर लाया जा रहा है। इसका मुख्य कार्य श्री बालाजी महाराज और श्री खाटू श्याम जी का प्रचार है, परंतु इसके साथ यह संस्था मानव और समाज कल्याण हेतु भी भरसक प्रयत्न करेगी।
युवा भजन गायक कन्हैया ने कहा कि वह अपने साथ आज की युवा पीढ़ी को जोड़ कर उनके चरित्र व विचारों को एक सही दिशा देना चाहते हैं, क्योंकि हमारी यह सोच है कि यदि हमारा युवा वर्ग सकारात्मक सोच और सद्चरित्र वाला है तो हमारे समाज और देश का भविष्य उज्जवल ही होगा। 
उन्होंने बताया कि संस्था की यह सोच है कि समाज कल्याण और निर्माण के कार्य में योगदान देना हर मनुष्य का परम धर्म है। संस्था भी ऐसे सामाजिक कार्यों के लिए वचनबद्ध है जैसे:- कमजोर आर्थिक स्थिति वाले परिवारों के बच्चों की पढ़ाई में मदद, जरूरतमंद परिवारों की कन्याओं की शादी में यथासंभव सहयोग, जरूरतमंद रोगियों की मदद, समय-समय पर लंगर भंडारे का आयोजन करना, शहर में स्वच्छ पर्यावरण का ध्यान रखते हुए पेड़ पौधे लगाना और इस बारे में समाज को जागरूक करना इत्यादि।
आने  वाले समय में संस्था की ओर से खूनदान कैंप, गर्मियों में शीतल जल के लिए कूलर लगवाना, सर्दियों में कंबल वितरण, शहर की साफ सफाई में सहयोग इत्यादि में सहयोग देगी। उन्होंने कहा कि जैसे-तैसे राह मिलती रहेगी वैसे वैसे यह संस्था मानव कल्याण के कार्यों में अग्रसर होती रहेगी। संस्था का ध्येय वाक्य हर हर बालाजी-घर घर बाला जी रखा गया है।
श्री बाला जी संघ की कार्यकारिणी में प्रधान कन्हैया मित्तल के अलावा अनिल महाजन चेयरमैन, मुनीष सोनी को महासचिव, रमेश जिंदल को उपप्रधान, धीरज वधवा व महेश कुमार गर्ग को सहसचिव, संतोष कुमार मिश्रा को कोषाध्यक्ष व कुलदीप वर्मा को प्रचार सचिव बनाया गया जबकि शिवशंकर गौतम प्रेस सचिव होंगे।

Enjoy Summer Season with Del Monte’s Range of Fruit Drinks

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 07th June:- Summers are the time to unwind from the stressful days and relax at home with a glass of refreshing fruit drink in your hand. To set these demands and cater to the summer needs of the consumers, Del Monte brings an exotic and delightful range of beverages in handy can packaging. Del Monte’s extensive range of beverages include flavors such as Pineapple Orange, Peach Coolada, Green Apple, Four Seasons, Pink Guava, Pineapple and Mango. Made using the finest of fruits with a special focus on the quality, Del Monte offers a 100% fruit juice range with no added sugar and preservatives in Apple and Mixed Fruit flavour. Del Monte beverages are available in 180ml can priced at INR 30 and 240 ml can price at INR 40. It is available across all markets in retail and wholesale.

Airtel TV App Now Has over 50 Million Users on Android Platform

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Chandigarh 07th June:- Airtel TV, the popular video streaming and LIVE TV app from Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), has crossed the 50 million users mark on Android platform, underlining its growing popularity amongst smartphone users as the go to destination for digital content.  
Airtel TV app has scaled up its user base on the back of one the widest content catalogues and great user experience driven by an intuitive UI and other innovative features. The app currently offers over 375+ LIVE TV channels to go with 10,000 + movies and popular shows. Airtel TV has forged content partnerships with the likes of Eros Now, SonyLIV, HOOQ, Hotstar, Amazon, AltBalaji with several more on the anvil.
Airtel TV is celebrating the milestone with it user by extending free subscription for all Airtel postpaid and prepaid mobile customers till December 30, 2018 (from June 30, 2018).   
Sameer Batra, CEO - Content and Apps, Bharti Airtel said that we are thrilled at achieving this milestone and being able to scale up the app so rapidly. This is a strong endorsement from our users and a result of our unrelenting focus on delivering a world-class in-app experience. We will continue to expand our content partnerships and bring more exciting innovations to our users.
Airtel TV app was the amongst the most downloaded* video OTT apps in India between Jan and May 2018.

CTO Intervention Best option for Patients Not Fit for CABG; Experts

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Chandigarh 07th June:- A day-long cardiology workshop on chronic total occlusion (CTO) was held at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula on Thursday. During workshop the three CTO cases were performed by Dr Rohit Parti  and  Dr Arvind Kaul both Cardiologists along with their team under the supervision of Dr Gerald Werner from University of Frankfurt,  Main & Heidelberg- Mannheim, Germany.
Total occlusion of arteries is usually resolved through a by-pass surgery. It has been seen that due to the risks associated with surgery, patients are often reluctant of undergoing a by-pass surgery. However, with the advancement of technology, a new procedure, chronic total occlusion intervention has been invented which allows patients even with 100% one artery blockage to undergo angioplasty.
Dr Rhoti Parti said that angioplasty for CTO lesions is of immense use when patients cannot be sent for surgery due to other medical reasons or don’t fulfill the criteria to undergo CABG.
He further said that CTO intervention is one of the latest advancements in the field of interventional cardiology and has experienced significant growth in the last few years. With the adaptation and refinement of advanced techniques, including retrograde and dissection/re-entry (Please explain), there has been a significant increase in the attempts of CTO Intervention in many countries abroad, inspiring many interventional cardiologists all over the world to explore this cutting-edge field for patient benefit.
With a good success rate in India, this procedure is usually conducted on patients where only one artery is totally blocked. It is less invasive and less complicated than a by-pass surgery. The procedure can provide significant benefits to patients who have no revascularization options (i.e. patients with previous CABG who present with graft failure) or may be referred for surgery because PCI is not considered to be feasible (i.e. patients with isolated right coronary artery CTO and medically refractory angina), he maintained.
He further remarked that however, this procedure is not advised for patients of kidney failure considering the high quantity of dye used.

Now patient Can Walk Upto 1 km Within 2 Days of Knee Replacement: Dr. Vineet Sharma

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Chandigarh 07th June:- Knee replacement is an accepted and highly successful procedure for patients suffering from arthritis of knee joint. Recent advances in implants and surgical technique have increased the acceptability of this surgical procedure and patients are more willing to undergo the surgery these days.
One of the major fears of patients who are planning to undergo surgery is that the process of recovery after surgery can be prolonged and painful. The very fear that they will have to be on rest, or undergo prolonged physiotherapy or their family and social or professional life will get disrupted, is a major reason people postpone their surgery.
With increasing patient life-span, more and more patients above the age of 80yrs are willing to undergo knee replacement these days to enable them maintain an active lifestyle. Also more and more young patients are suffering from arthritis these days, and we are now seeing patients in the age group of 40-50 years who are candidates for knee replacement.
At Advanced Hip and Knee clinic, Chandigarh we have devised a novel technique for knee replacement via which patients can walk upto 1 km within 2 days of surgery without any pain.
While elaborating on this technique, Dr. Vineet Sharma said that with this technique, we have been able to reduce the hospital stay from 5-7 days to 1-3 days. This enables the patient to recover at the comfort of their homes and also includes major cost benefit to the patient. Early discharge also reduces the chances of hospital acquired infections. There have been no increase in complication rate or readmission rate with this technique and patient satisfaction and results are excellent.
This technique comprises of modification in the standard technique for surgery at multiple levels and includes patient education and rehab before surgery, modification in anesthesia and surgical technique and better pain control after surgery. The requirement for formal physiotherapy with this technique is minimal as patients are able to do simple exercises at their own without any difficulty.
Conventional techniques for knee replacement comprised of bed rest for weeks and physiotherapy for months. This prolonged period of rest and physiotherapy was a major mind block for many patients who were considering knee replacement. Patients used to fear this prolonged recovery phase and disruption in family social and professional life.
With our modified technique, patients can go and sit at their office or workplace comfortably within 5-7 days after surgery.
Most of the patients are able to walk with 6-8 hours of surgery and can walk without any support with 5 hours of knee replacement. Patients can climb up and down the stairs within 2 days of surgery and cal drive a car with 5-7 days of surgery.
Dr. Sharma explained that the conventional surgical technique for knee replacement puts a lot of stress on our body, particularly heart, lungs and kidney as a consequence patients feel weakness, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep for months after knee replacement. These effects can hamper the recovery of function after knee replacement surgery. A major advantage of our surgical technique is that the peri-operative period ( the time period before, during and after surgery) is so well monitored and managed that the stress on other body parts especially the heart and lungs is negligible. Thus patients with medical problems like prior angioplasty or cardiac bypass, lung disorders and old age, diabetes can undergo the procedure safely. We have a series of over 300 patients who had a history of cardiac bypass or angioplasty before knee replacement over last 11 years and have got excellent results after surgery
The recovery process has been made so comfortable and pain-free that patients don’t even feel that they have undergone a major surgery, Dr. Vineet elaborated. With most family members working these days the disruption in family and work with this novel technique is minimal. Dr. Vineet Sharma also told the media persons, that lot of patients come from abroad to undergo knee replacement at our centre and they can travel back to their native country via flight within 15 days of surgery.
Dr. Vineet Sharma said that he learnt this technique in USA between 2005-2007 and even at that time, we were discharging the patients on the evening of surgery. We have been using this technique in India since 2007 and have been very successful in reducing the hospital stay after surgery to 1-3 days. The patient acceptability of this technique is very good and over time, patients have now started demanding to go home early as they fell more comfortable and relaxed in the familiar environment of home.