Tuesday, 20 November 2018

‘Two-meals-a-day’ prof to drive diabetes fight

Dixit, head of the department of community medicine at Latur medical college, said his theory is based on the diet plan drafted by late Dr Shrikant Jichkar between 1997 and 2004. “Unfortunately Dr Jichkar is no more, but I decided to take his research further,” said Dixit. Since increase of insulin in blood, usually released after meals, triggers obesity, insulin-resistance and type-2 diabetes, Dixit advises restricting all eating during the day to just two meals.
“We appointed Dixit as brand ambassador after we found that his diet plan to tackle obesity and diabetes is yielding results,” said BJP leader Girish Mahajan, who heads the medical education department.

Diet can even reverse diabetes: Health ambassador
Dr Jagannath Dixit, who has been teaching for 26 years and has won several national and state awards, explained that if insulin level rises in blood, it can trigger many health hazards (see box). Once insulin level rises, the body uses glucose for energy; and if insulin level falls, the body uses fatty acids. As baseline insulin secretion cannot be controlled voluntarily, one option is to control the number of times insulin is secreted into the blood after every eating episode. As more or less the same amount of insulin is secreted every time, irrespective of the quantity of food consumed, reducing eating frequency can reduce the insulin level. So, Dixit’s advice is to eat twice when one is hungry; in between two meals, one can drink water, diluted, home-made buttermilk, green or black tea (without sugar), coconut water and one tomato.
Dixit claims the simple lifestyle modification is effective in losing weight as well as diabetes reversal. “If one follows the two-meal practice, I am sure there will not only be weight loss, but it will help in controlling diabetes. Reversal of diabetes is also possible,” said Dixit.
Since taking over as minister, Mahajan has taken a lead in organising medical camps, especially aimed at tackling obesity, diabetes and kidney ailments. After naming Dixit the ambassador to spread awareness about fighting lifestyle diseases that are proving to be a huge burden for India as well as the state (see box), Mahajan told TOI: “We have launched a campaign to tackle obesity and diabetes. Dr Dixit has done his own research on the diet plan, obesity and diabetes. He has delivered lectures across the state and international platforms, too, and has come to certain conclusions. We felt it will be appropriate if we appoint him our brand ambassador, it will go a long way in promoting the message to fight obesity and diabetes.”
Dixit has been a tireless campaigner for weight loss and reversal of diabetes for the last 10 years, spreading his message through 250 WhatsApp group and other social media platforms. He has more than 50,000 followers from 37 countries.

SOURCE:::: Times of India, (Mumbai Edition) 20.11.2018, p.01.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Qatar Digital Library - World can now access more than 1.5 million digitised pages, for free

DOHA: H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, has said that everyone in the world can now access more than 1.5 million digitised pages, for free, through Qatar Digital Library, bringing the Arab and Islamic cultural and intellectual legacy to the forefront of people’s studies and understanding.

“In the four years since the Qatar Digital Library was launched through a partnership between Qatar Foundation and the British Library, we have already seen how this important resource, managed by Qatar National Library, has added value to the world’s historians and researchers, as a unified platform for collections of material that aid scholars of Qatar and the Gulf, medieval Arab science and medicine, and other spheres of study,” H E Sheikha Hind said yesterday, while addressing a reception to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Qatar Digital Library at British Library, London.

For detail information please click the following link:  https://www.qdl.qa/en

Javadekar launches web portals for research-oriented schemes

The objective of Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) is to identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance and society. "It will provide an opportunity for social science researchers in any institution in the country which includes all universities (central and state) and also a few private institutions meeting the requirement," he said.
The scheme will be implemented at a total cost of Rs 414 crore till March, 2021. Under IMPRESS, 1,500 research projects will be awarded for two years to support social science research in the higher educational institutions.

Please click the following link for detail information. http://impress-icssr.res.in/

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

International Workshop on Design and Development of Library Website 
A One-day International Workshop on 'Design ancf Development of Library Website Using Wix Website Builder' was recently organized by Central Library, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tuljaur Campus (Maharashtra). About fifty participants from various parts of the country participated in the workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Keynote Speaker, Prof. Kathryn LaBarre, School of Information Science, University of Illinois, UAS. During Inaugural Session, Coordinator, Dr. Veeresh Hanchinal said that the primary objective of the workshop is to create awareness among the professionals to develop responsive library/institutes website using open sources such as Wix Website Builder. Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Librarian, TISS, Mumbai, in his special address emphasized how to meet the users1 requirements within and outside the campus by building responsive library website. Prof. Abdul Shaban, Deputy Director, TISS, Tuljapur campus, in his presidential remarks presented a brief account of genesis of TISS and how it has involved in providing justice to the oppressed, marginalized and backward community and how it has worked in rehabilitating people affected by natural calamities apart from engaging extensively in teaching, learning and research programmes. Further, he emphasized the significance of creation of one's own library/institutes website to provide information to the needy people and to enhance its image. Ms. Preeti Mendhe Ukunde proposed the vote of thanks.
Prof. Kathryn, in her special lecture described how University of Illinois library system is engaged with users by implementing world class cutting-edge technology. She has thrown light on how University of Illinois library is preserving rare material and providing easy access to the resources. Dr. Mallikaijun Angadi was the resource person who engaged theory and practical classes. He demonstrated to the participants live creation of website using Wix website builder online.

Prof. Bipin Das, in his valedictory address described how library and library staff plays a vital role in readers life and urged the library professionals to create conducive and user friendly environment in the libraiy and implement newer technology for the benefit of users/readers. Dr. Veeresh Hanchinal proposed the vote of thanks.

Source: UNIVERSITY NEWS, 56(08) FEBRUARY 19-25, 2018, 27 p.

Display of First Annual Magazine of TISS Tuljapur Campus released in the year 2018 
by the hands of Prof. Abdul Shaban
Deputy Director, TISS Tuljapur Off Campus.

Display of Library collection on the Occasion of "WORLD STUDENT DAY" 
to commemorate  Birth Anniversary of Former President of India Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
on 15 October, 2018.

Display of Library collection on the Occasion of 
"International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 
on 9th August 2018.