The Beaver – Do You Know Beaver?

The beaver is famous for being the ‘builder’ of the animal world. Using its extra-strong, self-sharpening front teeth, the beaver can cut down trees and harvest branches. With these it constructs dams and homes which are known as ‘lodges’. The North American beaver is the largest rodent in North America. It grows to over 1m […]

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Mandrill – Life Of Mandrill

The mandrill is the world’s largest monkey. It is instantly recognizable due to its strikingly colored face and hindquarters. The mandrill is similar in appearance to a baboon (although much more colorful), and was once classified in the same genus. Today the mandrill is placed in a separate genus, Mandrillus. The only other species in […]

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கோவாக்சின் மற்றும் கோவிஷீல்டு இரண்டுக்கும் உள்ள வேறுபாடு – Difference between Covaxin and Covishield explanation in tamil

கோவாக்சின் (Covaxin) மற்றும் கோவிஷீல்ட் (Covishield) ஆகிய இரண்டு தடுப்பூசிகளின் உள்ளடக்கமும் கொரோனா வைரஸ் தான். பெரும்பாலும் எந்த ஒரு நோயிற்கான தடுப்பு மருந்தாகவும் பயன்படுத்தப்படுவது அந்த நோயை உண்டாக்கும் நோய்க் கிருமியே ஆகும். அதாவது அந்த நோய்க்கிருமியின் நோய் உண்டாக்கும் திறனை மட்டுப்படுத்தியோ, அல்லது நீக்கியோ, அந்த நோய்க்கிருமியால் உண்டாகும் நோய்க்கு, அந்த நோய்க்கிருமியே தடுப்பு மருந்தாகப் பயன்படுத்தப்படுகிறது. தடுப்பு மருந்தாகப் பயன்படுத்தப்படும் நோய்க்கிருமிகள் கொல்லப்பட்டோ அல்லது செயலிழக்க வைக்கப்பட்டோ (Inactivated) தான் பயன்படுத்தப்படுகிறது. எனவே […]

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What is Black fungus – Mucormycosis – symptoms of black fungus

As per the ICMR guidelines people should follow the quarantine guidelines, social distancing, doctors guidelines to relief from this pandemic. Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that mainly affects people who are on medication for otherhealth problems that reduces their ability to fightenvironmental pathogens. Sinuses or lungs of such individuals get affectedafter fungal spores are inhaled […]

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Best Maths Tricks – Try this magic with your friends

Maths Trick 1 Get your calculators out or switch your phone to calculator mode,and think of any number. Write this number down on a piece of paper. Now add 5, Multiply by 2, Square (i.e. times the number you now have by itself), Minus 100, Divide by your original number, Minus 40, Divide by your […]

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Minerals, Functions if minerals in the body, Importance of minerals in body, calcium, sodium, potassium,phosphorus, magnesium, iron and iodine

Minerals These are the inorganic compounds in micro quantities which are essential for many vital functions of the body. The minerals constituent of the body amounts to 4.3 to 4.4 %, largely in the skeleton. General Functions of Minerals As constituents of hard tissue. (eg.) calcium and phosphorus in bone and teeth. As constituents of […]

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Water Soluble Vitamins, Vitamin B1, B2 to B12, Daily Requirements of Vitamins, Vitamin Sources,Vitamins Deficiency Syndrome

Water Soluble Vitamins Vitamin B1-Thiamine Vitamin B2-Riboflavin Vitamin B3-Niacin Vitamin B5-Pantothenic acid Vitamin B6-Pyridoxin Vitamin B7-Biotin Vitamin B9-Folic acid Vitamin B12-Cyanocobalamine Vitamin C -Ascorbicacid These vitamins are essential for many metabolic functions of the body. These are daily required in diet. Vitamin B1- Thiamine Thiamine is essential for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. […]

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How To Link Your PAN card With Aadhaar Card

The deadline for linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar is just a couple of days away and if anyone fails to do it by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, then their PAN will become invalid. Not only this they may also be liable to pay a penalty of up to Rs 1,000. The government passed […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 17 – A horse Galloped

Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 17 – A Horse Galloped Kundavai had decided that Vanathi was the appropriate bride for her incomparable brother. But Vanathi had one fault: she was too t imid. How could a girl who was to marry the bravest of brave warriors, who was to give birth to a son to rule the […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 16 – Arul Mozhi Varma

About a thousand and more years ago, the best of kings, Paranthaka Sundara Chozla (AD 957973), ruled as an Emperor without equal in South India.He had ascended the Chozla throne several years before the times of our story. For the past several hundred years Chozla power had been growing. Chozla Territories were spreading in all […]

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Vitamins, Types of Vitamins and its functions, Fat soluble vitamins, Vitamins A, D, E and K, Vitamin Foods and Vitamins Deficiency

Vitamins vitamins are complex chemical substances required by body in very small amounts. Vitamins in food are for the protection and regulation of body functions. * Vitamins are divided in to two major groups * Fat soluble vitamins- Vitamin-A, D, E and K * Water soluble vitamins- Vitamins of B group and vitamin C Fat […]

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What is Fat, Saturated and Unsaturated fats, daily requirement of fats in human body

Fats Fat is deposited as adipose tissue in the body and perform essential functions in the body. Fats are composed of fatty acids and contain oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Classification: Fats are classified in to two types: saturated fat and unsaturated fat. a) Saturated Fat: These have full number of hydrogen atoms. These are from […]

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Proteins, Daily Requirements of proteins, sources of protein, functions of proteins,Digestion and absorption

Proteins Proteins are the indispensible constituents of the diet. Proteins are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are needed for replacement and growth of the body parts. Amino acids are classified as essential and non essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken through foods whereas […]

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What is carbohydrates,classification of carbohydrates, Daily requirements of carbohydrates, Functions of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the chief sources of energy (Providing 4 Kcals/gm). Carbohydrates are cheap and readily available from food. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fibre. We do not get calories from fibre because our bodies do not break down fibre during digestion. Classification of Carbohydrates 1. Monosaccharides: These […]

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Functions of food in human body, Physiological, social, Physiological Functions of food

FUNCTIONS OF FOOD Food has three main functions in the body 1) Physiological 2)Social 3) Phychological a) Physiological Functions Food has three main physiological functions in the body a) Growth and Development b) Provision of Energy c) Repair and Maintenance of Cells a) Growth and development Food helps babies, young children and adolescents grow at […]

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What is the Classification Of Food

CLASSIFICATION OF FOOD a) According to the chemical nature • carbohydrates • proteins • fats • minerals • vitamins • dietary fiber • water b) According to their function in the body Energy giving foods The carbohydrates, fats and the protein are considered as calorie nutrients, so that the body can perform the necessary functions. […]

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Relationship between Nutrition and Health

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUTRITION AND HEALTH Food is a basic and foundational part of our lives. Food plays a vital role for human existence just as the air we breathe and the water we drink. The food we eat is utilized in the body and assimilated substances are used for growth and maintenance of the […]

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Skin Bank, What is Skin Banking, criteria for Donating Skin, skin donations

What is skin banking? Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols. Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-8o Celsius up to 5 years. T he stored skin can be used for Burns patient who have Deep Burns, Chemical Burns, […]

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