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New Delhi: People change the colour of their tresses quite often. Hair colour has the power to alter your personality and make you feel like a whole other person altogether. But whether it’s about covering those pesky greys or experiment with new hair colour, there are several myths around hair colouring. Sameer Hamdare, Zonal Technical […]

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New Delhi: People change the colour of their tresses quite often. Hair colour has the power to alter your personality and make you feel like a whole other person altogether. But whether it’s about covering those pesky greys or experiment with new hair colour, there are several myths around hair colouring. Sameer Hamdare, Zonal Technical Manager, Streax Professional speaks to IANSlife to burst the myths and shares the facts about hair colouring.

Myth: If you colour your hair once, you have to keep colouring it.

Fact: This is not true at all! Recolouring your hair is entirely your choice. Colouring your hair does not mean that you can never have its natural colour back.

Myth: Colouring your hair will make it go grey sooner.

Fact: Grey hair is entirely genetic, and colouring does not accelerate the greying of hair. The hair starts greying when the melanin stops producing the colour pigment, and this is when your hair starts turning into grey.

Myth: Colouring will make your hair-thin.

Fact: Colour has no role in making your hair thin, deficiency in vitamins and minerals could be one reason your hair starts thinning.

Myth: Colouring will damage your hair.

Fact: This is one of the biggest myths and one that you all must have heard all the time. Colouring your hair can’t have an incredibly negative impact on your hair. Still, there are many different options on the market for maintaining healthy hair while having fun with the colours, and you need to use a colour safe shampoo, conditioner, and serum, a significant culprit for damaged hair lies in the use of colour if using a proper technique & aftercare then your hair will be just as soft and healthy always.

Myth: Hair colour is difficult to maintain.

Fact: No, hair colour is easy to maintain, you need an excellent aftercare product such as (shampoo, conditioner & serum it is vital but don’t buy them without consulting with your hairstylist, as he/she know your hair & scalp.

(Puja Gupta/IANS)

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Weekly Horoscope From 18th To 24th January 2021: Know What This Week Has In Store For You https://odishatv.in/health/weekly-horoscope-from-18th-to-24th-january-2021-know-what-this-week-has-in-store-for-you-510093 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 04:26:07 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=510093

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 18-24 ARIES This is a favourable phase for you. Professionally, you will face growth and success in your respective field. You will be quick to learn and equip your skills to better yourself at what you are doing. This […]

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Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 18-24

ARIES

This is a favourable phase for you. Professionally, you will face growth and success in your respective field. You will be quick to learn and equip your skills to better yourself at what you are doing. This will provide you with better opportunities to grow and excel at your workplace. Many of you will get the job that you were aspiring for. Benefits or rewards from the government are indicated. Those doing business in the form of trading, stock and travels are likely to get favourable opportunities and profits will increase. Your social conduct will help you gain recognition. If you are married, the growth and progress of your children will bring a smile to your face. However, their health may remain a little fragile. There could be some differences of opinion with your father or seniors. You are advised to maintain the decorum of your speech while dealing with them.

Tip of the week: A new job is on the anvil

TAURUS

This week will provide you mixed results. To begin with, you mother’s health needs to be supervised. She could face some unprecedented problems;hence, you are advised to spend time with her. At a personal level, some arguments with your spouse or beloved are also indicated. So, remain cool and calm while dealing with them, otherwise, things can get out of control.Travels related to profession and business are likely to bring you favourable results. But an inflexible attitude can result in some differences with your team and senior staff. Financially, the inflow of cash will be good but you have to devise plans to sustain the cash flow as your expenses are likely to remain on the higher side. It is advisable to divert your money towards long-term investment avenues. Taking inputs from your father or fatherly figure will be useful.This period could also see you trying to establish a connection with your inner self by reading spiritual books or undertaking a spiritual journey.

Tip of the week: Have a flexible attitude

GEMINI

This week you have to make more efforts than usual to succeed in your professional ventures. Also, you have to be very careful with whom you are sharing your secrets. You may feel discontented with some practices at your workplace which could result in arguments with your seniors. Some of you may have to start searching for a new job. However, those of you in jobs related to research, data analysis or occult sciences are likely to get favourable results. Financially, cutting down your expenses is the only way out to sustain your income. At a personal level, you are advised to not be rude else it could hurt your loved ones. Your strained relations with your in-laws can affect your personal life. Your siblings may face some ups and downs in their personal and professional life. On the health front, problems related to the abdomen area or an injury to the knee area is foreseen.

Tip of the week: Avoid getting into arguments

CANCER

This week is likely to be stressful on the personal front. You might become more sensitive or take things to the heart which can make you moody and emotionally unstable. This can create differences with your beloved. Professionally, you may come across opportunities to rise to a position of authority. But, your need for validation and appreciation can make you take decisions hastily which can create problems in your professional arena. Financially, expenditure is expected to be on the up as you may have to travel due to work. Also, you are prone to be involved in legal disputes which can also add to your expenses. On the health front, you may face problems related to eyesight. Also, you can face stomach infections and dryness to the skin. So, drink plenty of fluids during this time. Students may face some concentration issues. Fear of rejection can restrain single people from approaching the person they have feelings for.

Tip of the week: Keep a check on your expenses

LEO

You are likely to get favourable results this week. Students preparing for competitive examinations for the government sector are likely to taste success. Professionally, better changes are on the cards for those looking to switch jobs. Those continuing with their present job will get appreciation and a promotion. Your determination, hard work and ability to give attention to details will help you improve efficiency in all your tasks and endeavours. Your willingness to learn new things and organise yourself to achieve targets will be appreciated by your seniors. Those in business are also likely to achieve good profits. You are likely to devote some time to your health and wellbeing and look to have a balanced diet. This is also a good period to clear your previous dues and liabilities. Also, court cases or litigations are likely to go in your favour right now.

Tip of the week: Clear your pending dues

VIRGO

This week, some unprecedented situations or circumstances at your workplace may make you anxious and uncertain about job security and the future. So, instead of sulking yourself in negative situations, try and divert all your energies to diligently plan your exit strategy. However, those working in foreign institutions or multinational companies may get favourable results. For those married, the health of your children may remain a source of worry. However, your spouse is likely to get sudden benefits or rewards in her career. Those in a committed relationship might have to work harder on their communication with their partner. Do not hesitate to share your inhibitions, fears, doubts that you have with regard to relationships. This will help create harmony and understanding in your relationship with your partner. On the health front, you can face problems related to stomach like gastric or acidic issues.

Tip of the week: Work on your communication skills

LIBRA

This week, you could be required to take important decisions about different aspects of your life. Professionally, you may feel lazy and a bit casual towards your work commitment due to which there could be a delay in meeting deadlines. Some of you might have gains through sale, purchase and renting of property. Those in business can look to set up a new office or production unit during this time. You are also advised to not impose your ideas on your family members, else ego clashes are indicated. Rather, you should try to use this energy and make efforts to strengthen your bond with them. Your mother’s health could be a source of concern and you are advised to monitor it closely. On the health front, if you have a history of problems like hypertension, heart disease etc., then you have to remain careful. Inculcating breathing exercises and pranayama will help you maintain robust health.

Tip of the week: Improve bonding with loved ones

SCORPIO

This will be an auspicious time period for most of you as your efforts are likely to provide success and growth. Professionally, you will be curious, eager and ready to investigate new methods that will help improve your efficiency and productivity at your workplace. This is also a good period to make new connections as well as strengthen old ones. You will be able to overpower your opponents with ease. Also, undertaking a short travel is likely to bring gain. Your neighbours, siblings and co-workers will be supportive towards you. However, at times, you may get a bit carried away and make unrealistic commitments. So, it is suggested to stay humble and promise only after carefully analysing the situation, else it can tarnish your image. Personally, your relationship with your spouse or beloved will improve. Do not neglect your health and maintain a regular physical regime.

Tip of the week: Do not make unrealistic commitments

SAGITTARIUS

You are likely to receive a good flow of income during this week. However, you may face difficulty in plugging your expenses as well, which can lead to lower savings. It is advisable to invest in short-term and multiple schemes as they are likely to bring benefits. On the professional front, your hard work and efforts are likely to provide you with steady and stable growth in your career. However, some disagreement with senior management is also possible. Businesspeople are likely to receive profits. On the personal front, avoid any arguments at home to maintain a harmonious family environment. Some of you could celebrate a family function which will bring much joy. Students are likely to perform well as they will remain focused. On the health front, you may face problems related to headache, eyes and stomach.

Tip of the week: Invest in multiple portfolios

CAPRICORN

This week your health is likely to remain fragile. You are advised to give proper attention and take full responsibility towards your wellbeing. Professionally, you may face recurring challenges at your workplace that may constantly test your patience. You might also face some slowdown in your professional growth. Some of you might also have to go through the challenging process of looking for a new job. However, businesspeople may experience sudden gains and profits during this time. Such changes and transformation on your professional front might make you frustrated at times which can affect your personal relationships. Your relationships with your family and spouse are likely to get strained, so maintaining proper distance between your personal and professional life is advised. However, students may see their performance improving, especially those who are involved in research-related studies.

Tip of the week: Maintain work life balance

AQUARIUS

This is a favourable phase for those looking to travel, settle or earn gains from foreign countries and collaborations. They are likely to see their efforts bear desired results. Professionally, some new opportunities may come up, so you are advised to remain aware and be wise with your decision making in order to make full use of these chances. Businesspeople are advised against any new investment at this time as it is likely to get stuck. Also, be careful not to violate any law and file your taxes on time. Your life partner may have to face difficulties with respect to their health and career. They need your full support. Students may face some distraction when it comes to their studies which might affect their academic performance. Healthwise, you may face some problems related to insomnia, eyesight and stomach.

Tip of the week: Grab your opportunities

PISCES

You will be able to complete most of your unaccomplished tasks that have been pending for long. You are likely to achieve appreciation at your workplace for the completion of designated tasks. The senior management will acknowledge your efforts and hard work which will be a source and joy and happiness for you. Your efficiency and productivity will increase, which will help you take multiple assignments at a given time. Businesspeople are also likely to bag new projects. It will be beneficial for them to look for new collaborations. Undertaking journeys pertaining to business will turn out to be favourable. On the personal front, your bonding with your loved ones will be strong and you will give adequate importance to all of them. Students are likely to get good support from their seniors which will help improve their performance in academics.

Tip of the week: Look to multi-task

(Neeraj Dhankher/IANS)

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Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is a harvest festival which is celebrated across India in names with great joy and pomp. It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn). As per the Hindu calendar, this year, the festival would be celebrated all over India on Jan 14. Makar Sankranti is also […]

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Makar Sankranti Recipies

Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is a harvest festival which is celebrated across India in names with great joy and pomp. It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn). As per the Hindu calendar, this year, the festival would be celebrated all over India on Jan 14.

Makar Sankranti is also known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab, Uttrayan in Gujarat, Bhogali Bihu in Assam and Poush Sankranti in West Bengal.

People celebrate the festival by offering prayers to God Surya, by flying kites and by preparing several types of dishes. Here are some traditional recipes which you can make at home:

Makara Chaula:

Makar Sankranti celebrations in Odisha is incomplete without Makara Chaula. It is sweet dish which is offered as prasad to the Lords. As the name suggest ‘Makara Chaula’ is sweet dish made up of raw rice.

Makara-Chaula
Makara Chaula                                                 Image Source: Tiwtter

Ingredients

• Basmati Rice (You can take any type of regular white rice/arua chaula which you have at home)
• Milk
• Sugar
• Grated Coconut
• Banana
• Chenna or Cottage Cheese/ Rasgullas
• Black Pepper Powder
• Grated Ginger

Optional

• Sugarcane (Diced into small pieces)
• Pomegranate
• Raisins
• Cashew

Method:

  • In a bowl, soak the rice for half an hour. Strain the rice, and grind it coarsely without giving water.
  • Then add Milk, Sugar, Grated Coconut, Banana, Chenna or Cottage Cheese/ Rasgullas, Black Pepper Powder and mix it. Then add the optional ingredients and it is ready to serve.

Payesh Puli:

Payesh Puli
Payesh Puli                                  Pic Credit: prestigesmartchef

Payesh Puli is a quintessentially Bengali dish which combines two dishes Pithe and Payesh in one.

Ingredients

For making rice dough

• 1 cup of rice flour
• 1 1/4 cup of water
• 1/4 tsp salt

For making coconut stuffing

• 1 cup grated coconut
• 1/2 cup grated patali gur/ date palm jaggery
• 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 tsp ghee

For preparing the dudh or doodh

• 1 lit milk
• 3 green cardamom(crushed)
• 1 cup patali gur/ date palm jaggery

Method:

For coconut stuffing

• Take a pan with 1 cup of freshly grated coconut, sauté it for 2 mins.
• Then add grated patali gur or date palm jaggery with sautéed coconut. Mix it well.
• Just after 2 mins of continuous stirring, add milk to it. Cook it till the milk totally soaked by the coconut and jaggery mix.
• Then add ghee and cardamom powder to it and mix well. When the moisture almost evaporates then turn off the heat. Let it completely cool down.

For cover of Puli Pitha

  • Start boiling 1 1/4 cup of water with 1/4 tsp of salt on high flame.
  • Once the water starts boiling, slow down the flame to its minimum and add 1 cup of rice flour to it with continuous stirring. Switch off the flame immediately.
  • Take a mixing bowl and immediately start kneading the dough. First, do it with a spatula and then use your hand(carefully as it’s hot) to make a soft and smooth dough of it.
  • Then cut the dough into small balls and roll it into thin discs. Put coconut filling into the middle of the disc.
  • Then seal the edges of the dumpling’s or puli pitha’s cover and give it a shape of a half-moon.

For preparing the dudh or doodh

  • Take one-litre full-fat milk in a wide pan and put it on medium flame. When the milk starts boiling then slow down the heat. Add 3 crushed cardamom pods.
  • Then add 1 cup of crushed or grated date palm jaggery or patali gur. Boil the milk for 15-20mins.
  • After 20 mins, when the milk thickens, then add the puli pitha to it. Let it boil for 10 mins without stirring it.
  • Then after 10 mins, stir it gently and again cook the puli pithas for more 8-10 mins.
  • Then turn off the heat and let it completely cool down before serving.

Til Chikki:

Til Chikki
Til Chikki                                             Pic Credit: Divine Taste

Til Chikki is a delicious and quick to make sweet treat which is a must make for the festival of Sankranti in North India.

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cups sesame seeds
• ¾ th cup Jaggery
• 4 tsp ghee
• 1 tbsp milk
• powdered cardamom

Method:

  • Roast the sesame seeds until they change colour, about 4 to 5 minutes and allow to cool. Crumble the jaggery and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, put in the ghee and after the ghee melts, add the jaggery and allow it to melt on low heat.
  • Once the jaggery melts, stir in the milk. After the jaggery bubbles for a few seconds, you need to put in the roasted sesame seeds, the cardamom powder and mix well until all the sesame seeds are coated with the jaggery.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer this mixture onto a tray lined with baking parchment.
  • Quickly cut the flattened surface into squares immediately. As it will be difficult to cut into afterwards as the chikki hardens.

Sakkarai Pongal:

Sakkarai Pongal
Sakkarai Pongal                         Pic Credit: FirstCry Parenting

Sakkarai Pongal is prepared by using short grain rice and jaggery which are considered to be healthy ingredients to be consumed during winter.

Ingredients

• 1/2 cup – raw rice
• 3 tbsp – moong dal
• 4 tbsp – ghee
• 1/2 cup – milk
• 6 to 8 – cashews
• 3/4 cup – jaggery
• 1 – cardamom
• 1 tsp – raisins
• 1.75 cups – water
• 2 pinches – salt

Method

  • Heat the cooker and add a tsp of ghee and fry the moong dal directly. Fry for a minute. Add the washed rice, half of the milk, water and pressure cook over a medium flame for 4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, open and mix some more milk, just to mash and mix well.
  • Then melt the jaggery with very little water and filter the impurities and then add this syrup to the pongal.
  • Switch on the stove and keep on stirring on a low-medium flame.
  • Pour ghee little by little and keep on stirring till pongal leaves the sides of the vessel.
  • Add fried cashew, raisins, powdered cardamom and mix well. The pongal is ready to serve.

Pinni:

Pinni
Pinni                                                        Pic Credit: aahaaram

Pinni is one indulgent winter treat from Punjab, which is prepared widely during Lohri and Sankranti celebrations.

Ingredients:
• 1 Cup Wheat flour (Atta)
• 3/4th Cup Mawa (Khoya)
• 1 Cup Sugar or as per your taste
• Clarified butter (Ghee) 2tbsp
• Roasted dry fruits
• 2 Cardamoms

Method:

  • Grind sugar and cardamom into fine powder.
  • In a pan, take ½ tbsp of ghee and flour on low flame and stir it at regular intervals.
  • When it turns golden-brown and starts to smell roasted turn off the flame.
  • Add the remaining ghee, sugar powder, dry fruits and khoya to atta. Now make pinnis out of the mixture.
  • You may garnish the pinnis with finely chopped dry fruits.

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Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 11-17 ARIES You will be high on self-confidence this week. The beginning of the week is a good time to strategise your life goals in the company of your mentor. Keep an eye on the future and avoid planning […]

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Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 11-17

ARIES

You will be high on self-confidence this week. The beginning of the week is a good time to strategise your life goals in the company of your mentor. Keep an eye on the future and avoid planning for short-term gains. This is a favourable period to stay socially active and expand your social network. Your relationship with your father is expected to improve. You shall stay religiously and spiritually inclined and will get happiness by spending time with your children. From the middle of the week, there could be some additional workload in your professional life which may cause you some stress. You are advised to work hard to meet your deadlines. A creative approach will help you perform all tasks smoothly. Towards the end of the week, there could be some trouble on the health front related to lungs or respiration. You may also experience disturbed sleep.

Tip of the week: Expand your social network

TAURUS

You are advised to watch your temper during the beginning of the week. You could stay moody during this time and your behavior could be uncertain. Do not take any important decision at this time and avoid being part of any official meeting. It is advised to practice meditation, if possible, to stay focused. Your financial situation will be good during the first half of the week, but there will be a sudden increase in expenses in the laterpart of the week. There could be a theft at your home and you are advised to be watchful. From the middle of the week, you will get beneficial results in the field of your work. Your approach will be practical which will help you to understand and solve problems smoothly. During the end of the week, decisions taken in the past will turn out to be beneficial. You will spend quality time with your siblings.

Tip of the week: Control your temper

GEMINI

Those in business could witness transformative changes this week. There could be the beginning of a new business partnership and cash flow will improve. Any ongoing acquisitions or takeovers will be completed during this time. Those in a job will be in the thick of things and will remain the centre of attraction at the workplace. Relationship with your spouse will be good and both of you could spend some quality time together. Towards the second half of the week, you could look to involve yourself in self-introspection and gather your thoughts. Learning mystical subjects can also be a good idea. Your interest in religious and spiritual matters will continue to increase. Towards the end of the week, your seniors will be impressed by your execution skills and could entrust you with greater responsibility.

Tip of the week: Take more responsibility at the workplace

CANCER

During the beginning of the week, avoid getting into any confrontation with colleagues at the workplace. You could face anxiety and stress due to excessive workload and tight deadlines. It is advised to include yoga and meditation in your life. From the middle of the week, businesspeople will get success in business or trade. The stars appear favourable for your gains and income and will give you positive results in your career. Your relationship with your spouse will be harmonious. You are advised to stay away from people who always carry negative thoughts. Your interest in research and occult science may develop towards the end of the week. However, be a little careful as someone at home can get sick and that can give you mental stress. Unmarried people could tie the knot. Lovebirds need to avoid getting into arguments.

Tip of the week: Avoid confrontation

LEO

This week you are advised to do your work in a planned and organised manner. It is wise to take all your decisions with proper evaluation. There could be some limited gain from speculative investments but you are advised to not go overboard. You could spend some additional time with your children and help them finish their work. Those in a love relationship will experience a delightful week as their bonding will improve. From the middle of the week, you could face some obstacles in your workplace as some of your close competitors may try to put you down. Also, your mother’s health may cause you some worry. Your expenses may also shoot up all of a sudden. During the end of the week, you will be successful in all your endeavours. Your spouse will remain cooperative and extend support. You may go on a short trip with your friends.

Tip of the week: Work in a methodical manner

VIRGO

This week the stage is set for celebrating some good news in the family. For married couples, there could be a new addition to the family which will bring all-round joy and happiness. Working people will use their creativity and intelligence to solve intricate problems and come out with flying colours. Those in business, may launch some new products in the market which will prove to be beneficial. You will be able to outsmart your competitors. There could be gains from abroad. You will experience a happy and peaceful domestic environment. Students may get an opportunity to study abroad. Love and romance will increase in your life and you will enjoy a blissful relationship with your spouse. On the flip side, your health may get affected due to indigestion or minor chest-related problems.

Tip of the week: Family celebration on the cards

LIBRA

In the beginning of the week, you will be motivated to complete all your pending tasks. A proactive approach will help you execute your work smoothly. Your health is likely to improve and you will be full of energy. Utilise this time to your advantage. A short travel is also likely for some of you. During the middle of the week, you will be inclined to spend some time with your family members. Seek your mother’s blessings and adhere to her advice while taking any important decision. This is a good phase for people who have been looking to move abroad. Businesspeople need to be careful of their relationship with business partner and avoid any tiffs at this point. Towards the end of the week love birds will find the going smooth and can look forward to a long-term commitment. Health issues concerning head and stomach need extra care.

Tip of the week: Be proactive

SCORPIO

In the beginning of the week, you are likely to think from your heart while taking decisions. At times, you could be temperamental too. You are advised to keep a check on your speech and try not to show a rigid attitude. You will be busy fulfilling family responsibilities and may feel a bit caught up. During the middle of the week, you may feel a bit restless at times. It may be a good idea to spend some time with your friends to clear your thoughts and stabilise your mind. It is a favourable time to plan your savings and realign investments to achieve profits in future. You are likely to sign some contracts during this time. At the end of the week there could be some expenditure on household items. Those looking to sell property are likely to meet potential buyers. Health issues relating to cold, cough and indigestion can cause some discomfort.

Tip of the week: Don’t be rigid

SAGITTARIUS

This is a good time to work upon yourself and figure out your life goals. Your confidence will be high and you will be full of ideas. In personal life, you may feel emotional and sensitive in your relations with your loved ones. In work life, you will have strong communication skills, which you should use to your advantage to impress your seniors. Some of you are likely to experience growth in your career as a promotion seems to be on the cards. During the middle of the week there will be financial stability and you may also spend on charitable causes. You will be brave and courageous but try to avoid quarrels and sort out matters through effective communication. You will have good relations with your siblings and they will get success in their career. Your mother may have some health issues and you may suffer from cold and cough.

Tip of the week: Self-introspection is the key

CAPRICORN

You will be recognized for all the hard work you have done in the past, both at work and in personal life. You will win the support of your loved ones for your acts of responsibility and diligent working. You will have that stability and strength in your relationship which you always cherished and your partner will understand you better. Your confidence will be sky high, which will help you achieve success in all your endeavours. During this week, your expenses could go up as you may spend on luxuries and comfort. It is advised to keep a check on your expenditure as it can exceed your earnings. You will spend quality time with younger brothers and sisters and may also be involved in some creative activities this weekend. There could be some financial conflicts with your elder siblings. Be careful of health-related issues related to the eye or abdominal area.

Tip of the week: Bank on your confidence

AQUARIUS

This week you will need loads of patience to achieve your goals. You will get the fruits of your hard work but it will take some time. If you are planning to start anything new then this period is favourable. Your expenditure is expected to increase during this week. Those of you looking to extend your family should expect some good news shortly. You may face some stagnancy and confrontation in your relationships which is why you will need to sit together and sort out things and make long-term plans to strengthen your bond. You will need to take a step back in your life during this period in order to reflect on your efforts, achievements and plan for a better future. Investments in speculative activities like stocks should be avoided. Instead, look for long-term investment options. Be wary of health issues relating to joint pain and left eye.

Tip of the week: Be patient

PISCES

You will be up with something new which could be a new relationship, a new job offer, a new business plan or some addition to the family. For now, you may face some difficulty in switching your job but opportunities abound for you in future. At times, you may be frustrated with the occasional stagnation in your professional life. During the middle of the week, those of you related to professions like speculation, stock market, social work, food and agriculture will see positive results in their career. Thereafter, you will be socially active and you’ll spend some quality time with your friends. You could have sudden gains; however, you still have to be cautious while investing or doing any transaction. You could feel stress at the end of the week. Small things that your family or friends will say could hurt you. It is advised to be patient and not overreact.

Tip of the week: Do not overreact

(Neeraj Dhankher/IANS)

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All About Bird Flu: Outbreaks in Odisha, Threats to Human, Symptoms And Prevention https://odishatv.in/odisha-news/all-about-bird-flu-outbreaks-in-odisha-threats-to-human-symptoms-and-prevention-508078 Sat, 09 Jan 2021 15:52:06 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=508078

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of Bird Flu in as many as seven states in India in the time of Covid-19 pandemic poses a big threat, especially when many new corona positive cases were being detected every day in those states. So far, Odisha is yet confirm a single bird flu case in the State, though reports […]

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All About Bird Flu: Outbreaks in Odisha, Threats to Human, Symptoms And Prevention

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of Bird Flu in as many as seven states in India in the time of Covid-19 pandemic poses a big threat, especially when many new corona positive cases were being detected every day in those states.

So far, Odisha is yet confirm a single bird flu case in the State, though reports of bird deaths have come in from Khurda.

Another twist here is the timing of the emergence of the Avian virus. Since its the winter season – the time when human influenza virus remains very active, public health experts warn that this could become a double whammy. They think the outbreak this time cannot be a brief show.

Why Scientists Think So?

The scientists at the US-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently warned that the current highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) Asian (H5N1) virus outbreak among poultry (epizootic) in some countries is not expected to diminish significantly in the short term.

And the big warning they dropped is: Influenza A viruses circulating among poultry have the potential to recombine with human influenza A viruses and become more transmissible among humans.

It then cautioned, “If HPAI Asian H5N1 viruses gain the ability for efficient and sustained transmission among humans, an influenza pandemic could result, with potentially high rates of illness and death worldwide. Therefore, the HPAI H5N1 epizootic continues to pose an important public health threat.”

Indian Bird Flu Scenario

Bird Flu virus H5N1 made debut in India in the year 2006. The country has not detected the HPAI Asian H5N1 so far. The Bird Flu virus detected in the country is of low pathogenic nature H5N1 strain.

Pathogenicity: The ability of the organism (here virus) to produce disease in a host (here poultry Birds and also Human beings). Higher pathogenicity means – the virus can induce the disease in the host in a big way and the vice versa described as lower pathogenicity.

 The Result: Despite 28 episodes in the country, not a single human infection of Bird Flu virus case detected. But World has reported few H5N1 and H7N9 infections in humans.

State-Wise Scenario

First outbreak happened in February 2006 in Gujarat and later in Maharasthra. The outbreak spread largely happened in Maharashtra, as the episode lasted till April. Maharashtra had then 28 hotspots compared to Gujarat’s only one.

From West, the scene shifted to east when during January – May 2008, West Bengal reported bird Flu outbreak. And the hotspots zoomed to a high of 68, reveals the data available with Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.  Other hotspot states/UTs are: UP, Bihar, Manipur, Chandigarh, Tripura, Assam, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya etc.

Odisha Scenario

Odisha saw first Bird Flu outbreak in 2012 January. The State recorded two episodes – one each in January and February.

Big Worry: On February 21, 2014, the government of India informed the World Organization for Animal Health that two house crows tested positive for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the state of Odisha. The notification, however, then said the source of the infection is currently unknown.

This episode shows HPAI H5N1 strain had reached Odisha as early as 2014. Therefore, Odisha government need to remain more vigilant.

2017: Odisha  witnessed two episodes of  H5N1 outbreak – Keranga in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela – where virus was detected in crows.

What Is Bird Flu?

Bird flu is caused by a type of influenza virus that rarely infects humans. Over a dozen of bird flu strains identified. But most recent outbreaks were by the two strains — H5N1 and H7N9. When bird flu does strike humans, it can be deadly, said WHO.

As the name suggests, the Flu causing virus occurs naturally in wild waterfowl and can spread into domestic poultry, such as chickens and ducks. The disease is transmitted via contact with an infected bird’s faeces, or secretions from its nose, mouth or eyes.

Human Transmission Possible?

YES!  The transmission risk exists  from open-air markets, where eggs and birds are sold in crowded and unsanitary conditions. They can turn hotbeds of infection and can spread the disease into the wider community, warned WHO.

As per the top world health body, the mortality rate is high at 60 per cent – means 60 die in every 100 infections.

Can Eggs, Chicken Spread The Virus?

Yes! Undercooked poultry meat or eggs from infected birds can transmit bird flu. The chicken is safe to eat only when it’s been cooked to an internal temperature of 165 F (74 C). And eggs should be cooked until the yolks and whites get firm.

If such norms will not be adhered to than you are at great risk.

The Risk factors

The greatest risk factor for bird flu seems to be contact with sick birds or with surfaces contaminated by their feathers, saliva or droppings. The pattern of human transmission remains mysterious. Though rare, bird flu has been seen transmitted from one human to another. But unless the virus begins to spread more easily among people, infected birds are the greatest source of transmission.

Symptoms: As per WHO

Signs and symptoms of bird flu may begin within two to seven days of infection, depending on the type. In most cases, they resemble those of conventional influenza, including:

Cough

Fever

Sore throat

Muscle aches

Headache

Shortness of breath

Some people also experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. And in a few cases, a mild eye infection (conjunctivitis) is the only indication of the disease.

The Complications

People with bird flu may develop such life-threatening complications, including:

Pneumonia

Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

Respiratory failure

Kidney dysfunction

Heart problems

When to see a doctor

See your doctor immediately if you develop a fever, cough and body aches and have recently travelled to a State/country where bird flu episodic attacks have been detected. Tell your doctor whether you have visited any farms or open-air markets.

Prevention

Avoid crowded  open air poultry farms or sale outlets. Don’t touch raw eggs or chicken. Wash your hand with soap to sanitise.

Note: Human Influenza shots have no impact on H5N1 virus. However, four specific human vaccines are available:

1) Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine by the United States

2) GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine Prepandrix approved by European Union

3)CSL Limited’s vaccine Panvax approved by Australia.

4) Audenz, an adjuvanted influenza A (H5N1) monovalent vaccine by US. (Adjuvanted Vaccine means a vaccine which carry some additional substances to trigger the immune system of the human body. This therapy is used against influenza virus.)

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Yearly Horoscope 2021: Here’s What The Year Has In Store For You https://odishatv.in/health/yearly-horoscope-2021-heres-what-the-year-has-in-store-for-you-506014 Sat, 02 Jan 2021 07:43:06 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=506014

Here is what’s in store for you in 2021: ARIES 2021 is going to be a year of opportunities for you. The planetary position will be quite favourable for you throughout the year. You will you be able to fulfil your old, impending tasks. Employed people will gain momentum in their career. You may have […]

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Horoscope 2021

Here is what’s in store for you in 2021:

ARIES

2021 is going to be a year of opportunities for you. The planetary position will be quite favourable for you throughout the year. You will you be able to fulfil your old, impending tasks. Employed people will gain momentum in their career. You may have to make important decisions at this time. New job opportunities will come your way between May and June. Businessmen may have to work harder due to Saturn’s position in your house of karma. Financially, you will also attain immense wealth during the year as Jupiter will be placed in your house of profession and gains. Rahu’s position in the second house will also prove to be auspicious for your financial life this year. You can invest in a new property during July-August. This year, you are likely to recover from any health problem that you may have been facing till now. However, you need to take extra care during July-August as affliction of your ruling planet, Mars, could lead to problems relating to chest and lungs.

Tip of the year: Opportunities galore for you

TAURUS

The year 2021 will bring about lot of changes and transformation. Saturn’s position in your house of destiny will lead you towards professional success and will yield results of your hard work. This year, you will get a promotion in designation and progress in life. There could be a transfer in job which will relieve you from further stress and you will enjoy your new job or new place. If you were unemployed till now, you will get some good news in April and September. In terms of financial life, this year is going to bring many changes. Those of you working in the government sector will be blessed with a house or vehicle. For others, there could be a sudden increase in the expenses. You are advised to pay attention towards improving your savings. There could be some issues on the health front as Rahu will be placed in your first house throughput the year. You are likely to remain injury prone from February to April.

Tip of the year: Be open to transform for good

GEMINI

In the year 2021, on the one hand your career will be seen gaining full speed; your declining health can slow down that pace. You may have to face ups and downs and tackle challenges. However, in spite of this, you will get success at your workplace and make progress since luck will favour you from April due to the transit of Jupiter in your ninth house of destiny. At the same time, those doing business are advised to remain cautious when doing business in partnership. Along with this, conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the eighth house can affect your financial life and cause monetary loss from January to March. This year will be good for your family life since some auspicious event will be organised within the home which will make you happy. This year will incur weak results on the health front. The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the eighth house can make you prone to health problems related to blood and air-borne infections.

Tip of the year: Avoid risks till March

CANCER

Career-wise, you will get mixed results this year. The year will start in a moderate way as your workload will increase and you can even get a promotion in January-February. After this, from April to September, you may face some problems. The transit of Jupiter in April will weaken your fortunes, which will increase your difficulties within your workplace and you will have to put in a lot of effort to make ends meet. Hence, keep working hard and stay away from all kinds of illegal activities. Your financial life will stay positive but there could be expenditure on health-related matters. In such a case, plan the right strategy to accumulate and save money for the future. Those in business will also incur financial benefits, which will lead to their progress. Keep away from any kind of financial speculation or risk. You will get mixed results this year in terms of health. In particular, caution needs to be taken on the nervous and circulatory systems.

Tip of the year: Stay on your guard from April to September

LEO

The year 2021 is going to be favourable for your career. You will attain success in your workplace and your promotion can happen around May. But, there are chances of you getting involved in some disputes during January-February. In such a situation, it will be better for you to stay away from any argument. Time is going to be a bit challenging for traders and businessmen. You may suffer a loss but are advised to be careful in financial life since a crisis is on the cards. Although there will be wealth gains, an unexpected increase in your expenses will weaken your financial condition. Hence, try to save as much money as possible. The time isn’t too favourable for your married life this year as Saturn, lord of seventh house, will be in the sixth house of disputes. This year will see a subsequent decline in your health as you may suffer from air-borne disease, joint pain and diabetes which can have a direct impact on your personal and professional life.

Tip of the year: Your status will continue to improve

VIRGO

Placement of Saturn and Jupiter in the fifth house will sow the seeds for a job change. Between January to March and November-December, you could change your job. There will be strong chances of relocation. In such a case, you need to take proper advantage of new opportunities. Time will be slightly unfavourable for businessmen. Be careful when investing, otherwise losses may occur. Along with this, the months of January, May, September and December are going to be the most favourable in terms of your finances because you will be able to earn well through multiple sources. Married couples may encounter problems. Bad health of your spouse can weaken your financial situation this year. At the same time, newly married couples may be blessed with a child. The year will be good in terms of your health. You will feel energetic from within, which will increase your speed. The health of your mother will be cause of concern between April and September.

Tip of the year: Look for a job change between January and March

LIBRA

The year 2021 will bring a lot of changes for you in almost every aspect of life. You will get success in several areas. Your career will remain good this year and those in business will get the opportunity to make progress and expand their business further. Although, those with business in a partnership must remain careful. Rahu-Ketu will give mixed results in financial life. Where you will be monetarily benefited, your expenses will rise dramatically. You will make efforts towards saving money. If you are married, there will be a slight decrease in marital bliss. The influence of Mars on you and your spouse will become the major reason for arguments and disputes and it can create issues with your in-laws. Your children will perform better and make consistent progress. The presence of Rahu-Ketu in the eighth and second house respectively will affect your health, due to which you may not be able to focus well. In this case, eat well and take care of yourself.

Tip of the year: You will be blessed with all round success

SCORPIO

This year is going to bring lot of changes and opportunities for you. Currently, your career is going through a rough phase. You will have to work harder this year at your workplace due to the influence of Saturn. With its aspect on you, you may become lazy and feel distracted all the time. In such a situation, you will need to understand the value of time, take advantage of it and concentrate only on your work in order to avoid problems. Your financial life will be stable. You will gain monetary benefits this year but at the same time, your expenses will also increase. You will have to learn to save your money and invest it properly. You can invest in real estate during February-March and July-August. Extra care needs to be given to your parent’s health during June-July and November-December. The impact of cruel planets can give you physical discomfort, especially in the initial months of the year.

Tip of the year: Save money and invest wisely

SAGITTARIUS

There will be favourable results for you this year as Saturn and Jupiter will be auspiciously placed. This will help you perform better at the workplace and get respect from coworkers, superiors and subordinates. From April, you can get the desired transfer you are hoping for and in case you were thinking of going abroad, you will get the opportunity to do so and go overseas due to work-related matters. Your financial life will also remain better than expected. Saturn will strengthen your financial life and provide you with immense wealth. The effect of Ketu could result in constant expenses and you can invest in business. You will get your money back in case you had lent it to someone in the past and land and property-related disputes will be resolved. Although the shadow planets will try and create some obstacles relating to your health, with healthy eating habits and a good lifestyle, you will be able to overcome them.

Tip of the year: A change of residence is on the cards

CAPRICORN

In terms of your career, you will get favourable results this year. Due to the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in your first house, luck will be on your side and you will move forward in your career without any delay. You can face a positive development in career in the month of May and June. One thing you have to keep in your mind is not to become overconfident or put in less effort. Looking at your financial life, you could face some money-related problems. The beginning of the year will prove to be difficult but the end will be equally rewarding financially. With Rahu’s impact, you will come across several opportunities to earn monetary benefits. In such a situation, you will need to control your expenses this year. For married people, this year may prove to be average. The aspect of Saturn will give rise to several challenges in the lives of married people. On the health front, you will get rid of any of the chronic diseases and be seen performing every task effectively.

Tip of the year: Luck will support professional growth

AQUARIUS

At the beginning of this year, you will attain immense success in your workplace. The months of September and December will prove to be highly profitable for you. There are strong chances of businessmen enjoying financial benefits during this time. Try and avoid trusting others during June-July. The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter from January to March could give rise to an unexpected increase in your unwanted expenses. You are advised to remain cautious when making any transactions during this time as there are chances of monetary loss. You may have to move away from your family due to some reason and the new place can make you feel uncomfortable. Any of the chronic diseases can make a comeback in case of your father. The year 2021 will be good for those who are married. They will get the support of their spouse, with the help of which they will succeed in gaining wealth as well as respect.

Tip of the year: Gains likely from abroad

PISCES

You will make progress in your workplace this year and may get an opportunity to visit abroad. The period from January to April and November to December seems auspicious for employed people. At the same time, businessmen are more likely to gain benefits in the month of December. There will be a constant rise in your income level, which will help you succeed in accumulating wealth. During this period, you can decide to invest in a new property or vehicle. You can also spend your money on business expansion. A change of residence may be on the cards between April and June. Family life in 2021 will remain blissful. You will get the support of your parents. Overall, apart from April and May, the whole year seems to incur favourable results in terms of family life. This year your bonding with your spouse will strengthen. A significant improvement in your health will make you happy. But you are advised to take special care and remain alert between April and September.

Tip of the year: Multiply your income

(Neeraj Dhankher/ IANS)

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Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic https://odishatv.in/health/positive-impact-of-2020-environment-bounced-back-to-its-glory-in-the-year-of-pandemic-505875 Fri, 01 Jan 2021 11:36:42 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=505875

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact was that it helped the environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily. While schools, workplaces, transport and industry remained closed for a large part of the year as people stayed […]

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Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact was that it helped the environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily.

While schools, workplaces, transport and industry remained closed for a large part of the year as people stayed put in their houses, the grey skies started turning blue and pollutants in the air began to settle.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, there was a significant improvement in air quality during lockdown (from March 22 to May 18) as PM2.5 in Delhi reduced by almost 50 per cent as compared to levels observed during 2019.

The pollution level in India’s five most-polluted cities – Ghaziabad, Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon – which are also in the top 10 globally, came down by over 50 per cent during the first 10 days of the lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19 outbreak, said Greenpeace India.

Besides the air quality, there was improvement in water quality of seven rivers – Yamuna, Brahmani, Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna, Tapi and Brahmaputra – which was attributed to minimal industrial effluent discharges in view of closure of almost all industries, no human activities involving disposal of worshipped puja materials and garbage, no anthropogenic activities such as outdoor bathing, washing of clothes, vehicle washing and cattle washing, no pilgrimage activities etc. during lockdown phase, the CPCB had said.

The panic caused by the pandemic came as a blessing in disguise for animals as the government kept humans away from them and their habitats. Swinging into action after a tiger at a US zoo tested positive for COVID-19, the environment ministry had asked all states and union territories to restrict the movement of people in various national parks and sanctuaries to avoid any human-animal contact.

However, as per a study conducted by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, incidents of wildlife poaching in India more than doubled during the COVID-19 lockdown with 88 animals being killed for meat and trade during this time compared to 35 in the pre-lockdown days.

The brutal killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, after she was fed firecrackers-filled pineapple, took social media by the storm, prompting the government to investigate the matter.

The fear of the pandemic also led people to believe at one point that migratory birds were spreading the disease. However, the government busted the myth saying that “fear psychosis” was being created by people and that there was no connection of coronavirus with migratory birds.

The year gone by also saw India taking the presidency of the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13) which was held in Gujarat in February, just a month before the coronavirus began wreaking its havoc in the country.

During the conference, the countries adopted an accord, the Gandhinagar Declaration that maintaining and restoring ecological connectivity is one of the top priorities for CMS. Three migratory birds – Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican – were also classified as “endangered migratory species” by a UN body, paving the way for trans-boundary conservation efforts.

The conference saw participation from over 100 countries except China as it opted out of it due to travel restrictions in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which began from a single case in its city of Wuhan.

Fear of the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy also caused the government to worry about achieving the climate goals under the Paris Agreement making Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar ask people not to get “too romantic” about the blue skies, fresh air and the green earth.

Noting there was a direct link between COVID-19 and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of wellbeing and health, which is a part of the SDGs set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by 2030, the minister had said that the economic consequences of the pandemic may lead to weakening India’s commitment to climate action.

However, few months later, the minister announced that India was the only G20 country in compliance with the Paris Agreement targets and that none of the developed nations are compliant.

The government remained on its toes in tackling waste generated due to the coronavirus cases in the country with the central pollution watchdog CPCB repeatedly issuing guidelines on waste disposal.

As the cases continued to rise, the CPCB directed all health care centres across the country to keep separate colour-coded bins or containers in wards and maintain proper segregation of waste as per the Bio-Medical Waste (BMW) Management Rules 2016 as amended. It said the biomedical waste, if any, generated from quarantine centres or camps should be collected separately in yellow coloured bags and bins.

The Environment Ministry also expedited clearances to bulk drug projects to fight coronavirus by issuing a notification which said the expeditious environmental clearances given to units involving active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and bulk drug intermediates will ensure overall preparedness and availability of drugs to reduce the impact of the outbreak.

The year 2020 also saw a huge tussle between the Centre and environmentalists over the amendments to the environment impact assessment (EIA) with the latter alleging that it intended to bring in controversial amendments such as post-facto grant of approval, exemption of several large industries from public hearings, permission for industries to submit just one compliance report a year rather than two, increased validity of the environment clearances for mining projects and river valley projects, and many more.

While some students from universities and institutions across the country sought that the draft EIA be put on hold as it was published during the pandemic and people could not give their opinions, some sought withdrawal of the draft alleging it was controversial, but the government denied all allegations and responded in negative saying it had already extended the deadline by over a month.

Another decision by the Centre that drew sharp criticism was its grandiose plan to redevelop the Central Vista, which recently got the nod of expert appraisal committee (EAC) bringing it a step closer to getting environmental clearance.

Experts contended that the Rs 13,450 crore project was government’s way of “pampering itself” without considering that the project is going to sacrifice huge green cover and make the air toxic with its construction and demolition dust.

Several jaw-dropping reports were released this year, with one of them claiming that India would need a total land footprint roughly the size of Himachal Pradesh or Chhattisgarh to achieve its ambitious target of 175 giga watts (GW) renewable energy by 2022.

This report was based on the research conducted by environmental think tanks working closely with the government – The Nature Conservancy and the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).

Another report claimed that over 4.5 crore people will be forced to migrate from their homes in India by 2050 due to climate disasters including floods, droughts and cyclones, three times more than the present figures. The report based on a study conducted by International agencies ActionAid International and Climate Action Network South Asia, said that by 2050, over 6 crore people will be displaced in South Asia alone. It said that in 2020, the number of people displaced in India is 1.4 crore.

A report by Greenpeace Southeast Asia with inputs from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said that the cost of air pollution borne by India from fossil fuels is 5.4 per cent of the country’s annual GDP and is estimated at USD 150 billion annually, the third highest worldwide.

The year ended on a proud note for the country with 42 wetlands from India, the highest in South Asia, being added to the list of recognised sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention, which has 170 countries party to it and over 2,000 designated sites recognised under it.

The latest site to be added from India is a high-altitude wetland complex of two connected lakes, Startsapuk Tso and Tso Kar, in Ladakh. In last three months, four wetlands, the Lonar lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra, Kabartal in Bihar’s Begusarai district and Asan Conservation Reserve in Dehradun were added to the list.

The government also made it clear this year that India’s approach will be positive and constructive at the crucial 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) scheduled to be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021, and it will make all efforts to make it a success.

(Aditi Gupta/PTI)

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2021 Annual Horoscope: Know What The New Year Ahead Has For You https://odishatv.in/health/2021-annual-horoscope-know-what-the-new-year-ahead-has-for-you-505660 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 13:00:47 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=505660

New Delhi: What changes will the new year bring to your life? Based on your sun sign and the stars, we are all impacted by different planets at different parts of the year. Read on to find out how your new year is going to be. Inputs from Astrologer Heena Gokhru from AstroTalk.com Aries Horoscope […]

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2021 Annual Horoscope: Know What The New Year Ahead Has For You

New Delhi: What changes will the new year bring to your life? Based on your sun sign and the stars, we are all impacted by different planets at different parts of the year. Read on to find out how your new year is going to be.

Inputs from Astrologer Heena Gokhru from AstroTalk.com

Aries Horoscope 2021 (March 21 – April 20)

Aries, the fury of cosmos, here’s something big for you! This year is all about expansions and abundance. It is about spreading your wings. Your 2021 says that the native will benefit majorly in the second half of the year.

The Mars transit on 22nd February may bring about a few changes in your life. On a personal note, proper care will help recover from any disease. This year, you might have to face hurdles in your romantic life if you have an unstable relationship with your partner. And in such a situation, all you have to do is soar high, go above the ground and then look at a particular situation. A new person is coming on the block, a very outgoing individual is likely to come in touch with you. Some of the Aries people may encounter someone from a foreign origin in the year 2021 and they would exert a certain influence in your life. There’s also a strong and positive influence of feminine energy that is seen.

Taurus Horoscope 2021 (April 21 – May 21)

For the lovers of beauty, art and fine dine, the year 2021 is going to offer huge gains in the romantic department. Taurians, this year would long for some serious attention from the right person. And enjoy it, because thanks to your great enthusiasm and easy diplomacy that would come very smoothly in the coming days.

But be careful right from the start of 2021. Around 2nd February 2021, Taureans will be able to grab some big projects on the work front. More so, Taurians are advised not to make major decisions regarding their careers. In addition, this period might draw unwanted expenses from earnings as well as savings. Thus, be careful while investing but don’t ever forget to seek beauty over material possessions. From September onward Jupiter will start to progress and lovely taurians will feel boomed from the inside and full of energy. Moreover, you will start to shape your talent and it will be beneficial in the long run.

Gemini Horoscope 2021 (May 21 – June 21)

Easily distracted? Failing to finish things that you started? 2021 is going to be your year, this is the year that would stay forever in your memory bank as the one that changed you for good.

Your spiritual inclination will go deeper and intense than ever. And why not? It’s a chance to focus on “Who you really are?” kind of questions. Besides that, right from the very beginning of 2021, some minor issues related to health may occur. Therefore, practicing Yoga and meditation would be beneficial for you. You will learn to slow down, calm your mind and align your thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Furthermore, transit of Rahu might create the chances to travel to foreign countries and the position of saturn in the 8th House is likely to increase chances of Job Promotion. Problems will observe their end this year, slowly and gradually.

Cancer Horoscope 2021 (June 22 – July 22)

A year of all kinds of ups and downs for the moonchild, Cancer. This year you will get fruits of your manifestation and new paths of success will follow, especially for those in the Entertainment Industry. You might even switch business or job for the positive to come your way.

A little advice for cancerians, since 2021 is going to be like a rose garden, watch out for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy. You’ll often have to work hard to achieve small goals. You might also find yourself burdened with work pressure. But, a little effort will kick it out. Three major planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury will work in your favour and bring a lot of changes.

Leo Horoscope 2021 (July 23 – August 23)

Fire signs like Leo, are driven by excitement and enthrallment, and there’s no shortage of it this year. You won’t feel like being pushed and understandably enough, since your energy would back you up. The presence of the Sun in the 5th House will result in a lot of major changes. You are also likely to invest in some new property or vehicle. However, a few financial challenges may appear in the path. But remember, the real success is walking from failure to failure without loss of any enthusiasm.

Period after 14th May, as the Sun enters into Taurus, good luck will be on the rise. High Sales, Project approval, Business Deals everything will run smoothly. But as you blaze through life in all your glory, remember to pay attention to the feelings of your close ones. During 2021, Rahu will remain positioned in your second house. Consequently, natives of Leo zodiac sign will remain at the receiving end of mixed outcomes. Seniors will expect better performance, and you will achieve great successes.

Virgo Horoscope 2021 (August 24 – September 22)

Impeccably observant virgos are quick to notice little changes, or might we say, “flaws” and fix them instantly. This year, you will witness a remarkable rise in your privilege, business and finances. If something from the past is lagging, it is seen that you will create new plans and tracks to move on from it. From September onwards, you would be able to feel your sparkle swamping back to you and helping you aim in a new, more ambitious direction. In addition, the Lord of 9th house Jupiter will help you with a lot of good luck. A win-win!

Mars In 3rd House will result in handling all troubles easily. But, you can never be too careful. If you are planning to start a family this year, you should take care of your partner’s health a little more and be very attentive while driving on the road. It is also advised to try avoiding differences with your siblings.

Libra Horoscope 2021 (September 23 – October 23)

The year 2021 is for dreams to come true. Therefore, Librans must be ready for a great start and a smashing year. In the path of progress, you may face a few small barriers because of Saturn in the 10th House, but nevertheless, people in business will have a great year ahead in terms of profit and brand growth.

From March 30th, Jupiter will enter into Capricorn which may impact negatively in terms of maternal happiness, property and vehicle. Furthermore, it is necessary to focus on your primary goal and maintain a budget and save as much as possible. Also, there will be an increase in productivity.

You’ve got a gallop of fierceness and excitement coming in strong over coming days till the middle of this year, and it would greatly benefit the romantic arena of your life if you focus on spending your energy on interacting with your sweetheart. If not, the period is great for you to meet someone new.

Scorpio Horoscope 2021 (October 23 – November 22)

A scorpion mind is like a flower, it opens up when the time is right. Don’t be in a hurry to accomplish everything in a moment. The art of patience is what you need to cultivate this year. Your energy, in fact, is going to be incredible in the year 2021. The position of Mars will out-turn into occupational and financial growth. Love and Passion is something that gets the best out of you, and not to worry, dear male scorpions, Lady luck is sure to shine. And for all the magnetic scorpion ladies, It would be hard for you to control your emotions when a new person enters your life. Well, a little word of wisdom! “Give in and play along!”

Nonetheless, it is important to be careful regarding health and family. This year, you will receive a lot of support and happiness from your partner. In the beginning of the year, you might change your workplace due to the movement of Rahu.

Sagittarius Horoscope 2021 (November 23 – December 21)

Your hunger for the constant need to explore and expand will surely be satiated this year. What better to start the year than Mars entering your sign. You will be high powered and full of pap. For you, 2021 would be the year to smoke out all the difficulties. New paths will open, especially for those under the education sector. The economical condition will be good because of Venus in the House of Wealth.

However, Rahu could interrupt new couples. From Mid-February, the work-business may start to mellow down. Therefore, it is advised to not indulge yourself into arguments and alterations throughout the year. Not the right time for miscommunication. Nonetheless, soon Saturn will turn progressive and money aspects can become strong and fruitful.

Capricorn Horoscope 2021 (December 21 – January 21)

2021 will be a super time for your business expansions, especially in areas of Import-Export. A feeling of strength will be benevolent in fighting every problem and it will provide great relief. Further in the month of April as Jupiter Transits into leo it may prove favourable for you. It will benefit you in terms of health, wealth, fame and largely in relationships. Your faith in your partner, or your “you-know-who” will be doubled. Since Mars enters sagittarius, it will be stimulating high passion between the two of you.

The married natives may face some cold blows in their relationship as per Venus Transit 2021. Nevertheless, it will be resolved through understanding and communication. Also, a sense of confidence within will help in offering great self-assurance. This will be the best time to make future plans.

Aquarius Horoscope 2021 (February 15 – March 14)

You like things that are off the wall, things that are not conventional at all. And that is the sole reason why you enjoy it when things get a little mystifying in the bedroom. You fancy all the twists and turns. You will be brimming with fun conversations and creative ideas. Mercury would be entering your sign, making your words more effective and seductive.

Between 6 April to 15 September, the planet will remain in the zodiac sign Aquarius, i.e., your first house. As a result, positive yogas are being formed, which are indicating a decrease in your mental stress.

Pisces Horoscope 2021 (February 19 – March 20)

Romance increases when Venus enters Pisces and that too, right in the beginning of the year. The 10th house will be occupied by Mercury, Jupiter, Sun, Saturn, Ketu which will escort some new career opportunities, promotions, appraisals. Hence for the fishes, missing any of these opportunities might lead to unexpected losses. Just be careful!

Minor issues may arise between you and your family members. Nonetheless, it is a great time to dive deep into the oceans of your special someone. To put it simply, it’s a great time to fall in love, and Drumroll!!!! because Miss Fish may also enter into a new relationship. Also, this year natives may increase savings for the future. Ketu this year will remain positioned in your ninth house, which will yield mixed results for you.In this period the atmosphere of the house can also be a little religious. Thus, interest in spirituality will increase gradually.

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(IANS)

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With the start of a new week, we eagerly wait and want to know what our star sign holds. Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. Here’s Horoscope forecast for December 28 – January 3 for each Zodiac sign: ARIES You will get favourable results in your career. Job seekers are required […]

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Weekly Horoscope

With the start of a new week, we eagerly wait and want to know what our star sign holds. Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. Here’s Horoscope forecast for December 28 – January 3 for each Zodiac sign:

ARIES

You will get favourable results in your career. Job seekers are required to remain alert and grab any new opportunity that comes their way. This will be a good time for people doing business. They will come across many opportunities to add to their income. Also, you will get immense success in accumulating money from abroad. Your parents may face health-related troubles and there could be expenditure related to their health. There could be some challenges in family life and you will have to work hard to gain family support. For those married, avoid any argument with your partner. This is a favourable time for your children and they will make substantial progress. Chances of you tying the knot with your romantic partner are high. With regard to health, fatigue and minor problems may persist.

Tip of the week: Explore new sources of generating income

TAURUS

You will be determined and remain goal-oriented this week. You will have a strong urge towards materialistic things, which will motivate you to work harder in your endeavours and achieve your dreams. You will have the support of luck in your career. There will be progress in life and an appraisal at workplace seems to be on the cards. Businessmen will attain favourable results after persistent hard work. There could be multiple sources to accumulate money, and utilizing these will help you strengthen your financial position. Students will get the opportunity to study abroad. Family atmosphere will remain cheerful due to celebration of an auspicious event. Some problems with the life partner may arise, which can lead to mental stress. Those single will be attracted to the opposite sex and may experience a crush during this time.

Tip of the week: Don’t lose sight of your goals

GEMINI

You will be a jack of all trades during this week since you will keep yourself engrossed in multiple things but may find it difficult to complete most of the tasks. There could be some troubles at the workplace due to the absence of support from co-workers. This can lead to a delay in completion of work as per the stipulated deadline. This will be a good time for businessmen and traders but they are advised to be cautious when making any major financial transaction. You will receive the support of family members. You will be critical about your relationships during this week and observant about the attitude of people around you. However, you are advised not to be too much into fault finding as it will spoil your personal connection. If married, there can be ego clashes between you and your spouse. Take special care of your health and improve your eating habits.

Tip of the week: Avoid being too critical

CANCER

You will be humble and grounded and have the strength to take up any challenge with the support of your dear ones. You will get an opportunity to gain momentum in your career, hereby leading to your progress and promotion. This period will bring immense success for those in business when it comes to investment. Some problems in financial life may arise but you will resolve them with your hard work. This is a favourable period for students and they will successfully understand every subject without any doubt or delay. There will be mixed results in family life. On the one hand, you will get the support of the family, while on the other, a decision of yours will make your family go against you. Married people may get into frequent arguments with their spouse for some reason or the other. Your mother’s health needs extra care.

Tip of the week: Stay humble and grounded

LEO

You will have strong will power and zeal to achieve something in your life, along with strong risk-taking ability. You need to stay aware of your opponents in your career. However, you will dominate them and succeed in completing all tasks on time. Students will have to work harder than ever to succeed in the examinations. Students intending to go abroad will have to work harder to attain desirable outcomes. There could be stress in the family due to the interference of relatives. You will protect your family from any issue and offer complete support to your near and dear ones. Married people will be supported by their spouse, which will help them to perform better in their professional life. Health issues to children can cause anxiety. If you are single, you may meet someone special. Any disease related to the kidneys can cause problems.

Tip of the week: Keep an eye on your opponents

VIRGO

Your multi-tasking skills will help you perform several tasks simultaneously. At times, you may feel the urge to change your job due to the lack of job satisfaction but you are advised to go ahead only when the time is right. You should avoid getting into a dispute with a colleague because it will be harmful for your career. You will get auspicious results if you adopt your passion or your hobby as your work, therefore this is a good time if you are planning to start something new based on your interest. You will work as a perfectionist during this time and may get irked by people who take shortcuts. You will plan and strategise your tasks very well. Non-cooperation of family members may lead to stress and tension. Married people will get benefits with the help of their spouse. You will be concerned about your health, for which you may adopt physical workout in your daily lifestyle.

Tip of the week: Avoid disputes at the workplace

LIBRA

Due to a favourable planetary position, your career will churn out favourable results. You will make progress and people doing business will gain monetary benefits from an unexpected source. You may have to move away from home for some reason. In such a situation, you will miss your family members. If married, the lack of bonding between you and your life partner may haunt you at times. You and your life partner could take a major decision for the betterment of your child. If you truly love someone, then this is a favourable period. You are likely to tie the knot with your beloved in the near future. You may face mood swings and contradictory emotions which could play a spoiler in relationships. You will be compassionate and will believe in the act of giving, which is why it will be a good idea to involve yourself in social activities.

Tip of the week: Involve yourself in a social cause

SCORPIO

During this week, you may have to work harder in your workplace and some challenges are foreseen. Those doing business will benefit from a trip. Your financial situation will remain good but you may face troubles due to a sudden rise in your expenses. Students preparing for their exams will get good results. In this case, continue to work hard with dedication. You will attain happiness in family life. At the same time, married people may have to face strong opposition from their spouse on some issues. Your children will remain happy and make progress and your relationship with them will improve. Those in love will need to trust each other more, otherwise a break-up is likely. Stay away from mental stress and abandon laziness and solitude in order to be successful. A sudden decline in your health levels can cause worry.

Tip of the week: Trust your partner

SAGITTARIUS

You will get favourable results in your career. You will be quick in making decisions and will be confident about them. Not only will you be able to improve your performance but you will also get the support of your superiors and the people working with you. This week will prove to be beneficial for people doing business, as they will attain immense success which will strengthen their financial position. Students will get success in achieving their respective goal. Some of you will get the opportunity to study abroad. Happiness in family will increase, and younger siblings will be seen supporting you. Due to the poor health of spouse, married people may face stress. You will be more vigilant towards your children. Travelling to new destinations and exploring things will keep you in high spirits. Your approach in love matters will be quite positive and overwhelming.

Tip of the week: Be confident of your decisions

CAPRICORN

You will maintain your calm and will be good at hearing and understanding people. You will have strong willpower and strong determination to achieve your goals. You will be good at planning things and will make strategies to achieve your goals in your professional life. You will get good results in your career in line with your efforts and hard work. There could be problems cropping up in your financial life during the first half of the week but later the smooth flow of income will put an end to your financial crisis. Your intelligence and goodwill will be strong in the market which will give you profit in business. You can undertake business trips, because of which you will get success in meeting some new people and getting work deals. Your mother may suffer from health problems. You could get an opportunity to go out on a trip with your life partner.

Tip of the week: Maintain goodwill with everyone

AQUARIUS

You will be persistent in achieving your goal, be it in your personal or professional life and will work hard towards it. This is a favourable time for students and they will get the fruits of their hard work. You may be a bit conservative and traditional in certain things, especially in your personal life. This approach of yours may not be appreciated by your family and friends. Due to your hectic routine, your family members may feel a lack of love and closeness. In a relationship, you will be truly committed and loyal to your partner and expect the same from them. You may not be very expressive in personal relationships but will give them space and freedom to achieve their goals. Your health may remain somewhat weak and you are advised to guard yourself against troubles like gas, acidity, joint pain and cold.

Tip of the week: Avoid being conservative

PISCES

Your career graph will appear to be gaining momentum at this time. Businessmen will get a chance to expand their business. You will come across several opportunities to earn money but along with that, your expenses will also increase. You will be fair and honest in your dealings and will truly follow an ethical path. Students may face difficulties in understanding their subjects. Your family life will be good. You will benefit from any of your ancestral property. Married people will have better relationship with their spouse and a sense of love and closeness will increase. Your children will also get an opportunity to perform better in their studies. If you are in love with someone, then the time is right to consider a long-term commitment. You will have an inclination towards art and music. Also, you will be good at writing or expressing yourself.

Tip of the week: Stick to an ethical path

(NEERAJ DHANKHER/IANS)

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Christmas Cake

Looking at a joyous way to celebrate Christmas? Why not try your hands at various cuisines at home this year? Here are two simple, quick, healthy, easy-to-make cake recipes which you can bake at home.

Fruit Cake

Fruit-Cake
Fruit Cake
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Ingredients:

  1. Maida/All-purpose Flour: 2 Cups
  2. Sugar: 1 Cup
  3. Butter : 1 Cup
  4. Milk: 1 Cup
  5. Eggs: 2 ( or 1/2 Cup Beaten Curd if not using eggs)
  6. Condense Milk: 1/2 Cup  (optional)
  7. Baking Powder: 1Teaspoon
  8. Baking Soda: 1/2 Teaspoon
  9. Dry Fruits: 1/2 Cup
  10. Tutti Frutti/Candied Fruits: 1/2 Cup
  11. Vanilla Essence: 1 Teaspoon

Procedure:

  • In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, milk and condense milk, and mix until it is fluffy and the sugar is dissolved, then add the eggs one by one and combine it with mixture to creamy texture.
  • In a another bowls sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • The add these dry ingredients and fold into batter for a smooth consistency.
  • Now add the candied fruit or tutti frutti ,  dry fruits and vanilla essence to the mixture and mix it.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Grease and flour a baking tray you can also place butter paper. Now pour the cake batter in the tin mould and bake you cake for 40 to 50 minutes.

Tips:

  • While adding the dry fruits always dust them with some flour so they don’t stick to the bottom of the baking tray.

Carrot Cake:

Carrot Cake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pic Credit: Alicas Pepperpot

Ingredients

  1. Atta/ Wheat Flour: 2 Cups
  2. Sugar: 1 Cup
  3. Cooking Oil : 1 Cup
  4. Milk: 1 Cup
  5. Beaten Curd: 4 Table Spoon
  6. Condense Milk: 1/2 Cup  (optional)
  7. Baking Powder: 1Teaspoon
  8. Baking Soda: 1/2 Teaspoon
  9. Dry Fruits: 1/2 Cup
  10. Carrot: 1 and 1/2 Cup grated
  11. Vanilla Essence: 1 Teaspoon

Procedure:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the oil, sugar, milk and curd, and mix until it is fluffy and the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a another bowls sieve the wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • The add these dry ingredients and fold into batter for a smooth consistency.
  • Now add the grated carrot,  dry fruits and vanilla essence to the batter and mix it.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Grease and flour a baking tray you can also place butter paper. Now pour the cake batter in the  tin mould and bake you cake for 40 to 50 minutes.

Tips:

  • You can add more grated carrots if you like it.
  • You can replace sugar with jaggery if you want to make it more healthy.

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Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for December 21-27: ARIES In the first part of the week, you are likely to spend money on luxuries which can shoot up your expenses. Try to curb impulsive purchases. Those involved in legal proceedings are likely to incur expenditure on […]

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Horoscope

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for December 21-27:

ARIES

In the first part of the week, you are likely to spend money on luxuries which can shoot up your expenses. Try to curb impulsive purchases. Those involved in legal proceedings are likely to incur expenditure on legal matters. During this time, your opponents will be quite active and can try to tarnish your image. You may face mental stress and there could be ups and downs in your health. However, in every situation, your family will support you and will stand firmly with you. In the middle of the week, your affection towards your family will increase. You will also be successful in saving money. You can go on a short trip with your spouse or lover and the mutual bonding will increase. At the end of the week, you will get success in achieving your targets and your seniors will be favourably disposed towards you. Your younger siblings will support you fully and will be affectionate towards you.

Tip of the week: Curb impulsive purchases

TAURUS

At the beginning of this week, the stars will bring positive results for you in many cases. Your hard work will pay rich dividend and bring you gains. You will maintain good relations with high officials at your work, due to which your job prospects will improve. Also, your reputation at work will enhance. This time is also favourable for love life. It is a good time to make a commitment to tie the knot with your romantic partner. During the middle of the week, you may have to travel for work. Beware of seasonal infections like cold and fever. On the personal front, bonding with your life partner will improve and you may plan to extend your family. You will stay joyful and will try to keep people around you happy. In the last part of the week, you will earn success with personal efforts. You will be lucky in money matters, and your financial life will be strengthened. You can make some important decisions along with the family regarding your future.

Tip of the week: Consider long-term commitment

GEMINI

At the beginning of this week, you could face some ups and down in your career. You may have to work hard to achieve your targets. Your mind may be preoccupied with unnecessary things due to which there could be stress and you may not be able to concentrate on your work. However, your spouse will fully support you during this time. You will derive happiness in your relationship with your father. During the middle of the week, the situation will improve remarkably. You could gain money in unexpected ways due to which your previous losses will be compensated to some extent. You need to be careful about your health during this time. Married people can receive financial support from in-laws. Those in a job should try to maintain a cordial relationship with their superiors. During the end of the week, you are likely to get success after difficulties. Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation when it may be difficult for you to make any decision. Your expenses may also shoot up.

Tip of the week: Improve your concentration power

CANCER

You will be lucky in money matters this week. There is a possibility of getting a sudden monetary benefit. Those who were unemployed until now can get a new job. Those of you in business can start any new work. During this period, your mind will be focused on your work and new avenues of employment will open up for you. Students are likely to get success in their field of education. Your interest in spiritual matters is likely to increase. In the middle of the week, your relationship with senior officials at work may deteriorate. Also, be cautious of any untoward incident which may affect your job adversely. In family life, there may be a quarrel with your elder siblings. However, in case of money, your position will be fine during this time and you are likely to get financial benefits. At the end of the week, you will indulge in materialistic comforts and you may see an unexpected increase in your expenses.

Tip of the week: Maintain close ties with seniors

LEO

You are advised to stay cautious during the beginning of the week. Your competitors may try to overpower you which can impact your job prospects. You are also advised to take care of your health. Nonetheless, this period will prove beneficial for those working in overseas markets. By the middle of the week, your spiritual inclination will increase. Your luck will also favour you during this period. There will harmony in your family life. You will complete all your tasks smoothly with utmost dedication. You will receive appreciation from your seniors for your good work. At the end of the week, your earnings will improve and you can explore new sources of income. You will get strong support from your siblings. Students will witness an increase in their respect and admiration towards teachers; also they will get support from their tutors in their respective subjects. Avoid any fresh investments during this period.

Tip of the week: Avoid any new investment

VIRGO

The beginning of the week will be productive for your career. You will do well in your business and will get new opportunities to earn money. Those in a job may feel easing of stress as some of your held-up tasks will be completed smoothly. You will get support of your better half in your personal affairs. During the middle of the week, you are advised to take care of your health. You can practice meditation to keep yourself energetic. Married people are likely to get assistance from their in-laws. At the end of the week, working professionals will get recognition and respect in their office. Students will get success and will perform better than expected. There could be new job opportunities which will prove lucrative in the long run. At times, you could be impulsive and have fluctuating thoughts. You are advised to stay calm during this time and take decision only after consulting your mentors.

Tip of the week: Grab any new job opportunity

LIBRA

You may be a little confused at times. You are advised to control your aggression else it may spoil relationships. You may suffer from some health concerns during the first half of the week which will prove to be mentally taxing. During the middle of the week, you are likely to participate in some auspicious activities. There may be some occasion at your home or you may have a get together with your extended family or close friends. You will perform well in your professional life. You are advised to be extra cautious while performing any work. Think twice before making any decision and don’t be in any haste. At the end of the week, your hard work will yield favourable results. You will also get support of your loved ones. There will be improvement in relationship of married people and they will be able to resolve past differences. Those in business can plan an expansion or diversification.

Tip of the week: Avoid being aggressive

SCORPIO

Your life will be full of happiness during this week. There may be some auspicious activity at your place. Your finances will be strong and you will further make efforts to improve your income. In the first part of the week, you will be closely involved with your children. Those in a romantic relationship are likely to work towards a long-term commitment. This is a good time for students as they will be able to fully concentrate on studies. During the middle of the week, you will be susceptible to viral infections, hence adequate care is required during this time. The family environment may be a bit disturbed. You are advised to keep a check on your temperament and do not speak harsh words. Also, avoid getting into any court cases and ensure that you do not do anything illegal or unethical. Thereafter, towards the end of the week, there could be the start of something new in your family which will make you cheerful.

Tip of the week: Be ethical in your dealings

SAGITTARIUS

In the beginning of the week, you are advised to be cautious about the health of your mother. You may face some troubles in your personal life. There will be an increase in expenditure which can cause you anxiety. You should be extra thoughtful while performing any activity. Nonetheless, your income prospects will be good. You will benefit from transactions relating to real estate. During the middle of the week, students will see some notable achievement in academics. Some of you may take an interest in spirituality during this time. You will be strong mentally and will perform all your tasks with efficiency. Your love life will be good and your trust in your partner will increase. By the end of the week, your immunity will increase. You will overpower your competitors and will be able to defeat them with your wisdom. Those who are involved in partnership business will make good profits. Some of you may leave your job and start a new business.

Tip of the week: Act wisely in personal life

CAPRICORN

During the beginning of the week, your inner strength and willpower will improve. You will get support from your siblings. You may go on a short trip to a nearby place. You will be benefited in your professional life due to your strong communication skills. In the middle of the week, if you had any chronic problems in the past, this time will help you recover. You will stay busy with household chores. The ambience at home will be pleasant. You will be financially strong and may purchase a property during this period. Towards the end of the week, those of you facing obstacles in their work will get solutions and will be able to sort out pending issues. You will get an opportunity to start something new. You can plan well now and utilise your upcoming time. It is a favourable time for expansion in work for businessmen and traders. You will get assistance from your parents in all your endeavours.

Tip of the week: Believe in your inner strength

AQUARIUS

The start of the week will be an auspicious one. You will get relief from your past mental stress. There will be an increase in affection among family members. There is a possibility of celebrating an auspicious function in the family. Your courage and strength will increase. You will get benefit in the work you are doing. You are also likely to go on a short trip. In the middle of the week, you will spend a lot of money on domestic work. Also, you can make a plan to buy a new property. Your mother’s health will be good and she will have peace of mind. At the end of the week, you may be worried due to some issues facing your children. Students may face some hindrances in their studies. Romantic couples will see closeness increasing in their relationship. You will also get the support of outsiders with which you will be able to complete your work easily. Your father will remain supportive of your decisions.

Tip of the week: Cherish the family affection

PISCES

At the beginning of the week, a strange distraction may arise in your mind due to which your decision-making ability may be affected. This can have a bad effect on your relationships because of your own behaviour. You will be emotional in this part of the week. You are advised to keep your emotions in control. During the middle of the week there will be an improvement in your situation. Your wealth is likely to increase and you are likely to benefit from ancestral property. There will be some ups and downs in the relationship between your family and relatives, however, the bond amongst the family members will be strong. You will remain supportive of your younger siblings. With your efforts, you will bring every deteriorating task back on track. At the end of the week, you will perform better in your personal tasks. This is a good time for prudent investments but only after taking the necessary advice from experts.

Tip of the week: Control your emotions

(NEERAJ DHANKHER/IANS)

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Count Down Begins For Myntra’s End Of Reason Sale, Grab Your Fashion Wear From Today Midnight https://odishatv.in/health/count-down-begins-for-myntras-end-of-reason-sale-grab-your-fashion-wear-from-today-midnight-502456 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 15:13:43 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=502456

New Delhi: The most awaited fashion event in the country, Myntra’s End of Reason Sale, (EORS) will go live on Saturday midnight. Shoppers can look forward to choosing from 9 lakh styles, presented by over 3,000 brands while shopping in the biggest edition of the fashion bonanza to date. The 13th edition of EORS will […]

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Count Down Begins For Myntra's End Of Reason Sale, Grab Your Fashion Wear From Today Midnight

New Delhi: The most awaited fashion event in the country, Myntra’s End of Reason Sale, (EORS) will go live on Saturday midnight. Shoppers can look forward to choosing from 9 lakh styles, presented by over 3,000 brands while shopping in the biggest edition of the fashion bonanza to date.

The 13th edition of EORS will be held from midnight on Saturday to December 24, and is slated to cater to over 4 million unique customers during the course of the 5-day sale.

The biggest-ever edition of the mega fashion event is also set to witness a massive uptick in demand, at 4X over BAU and 1.5X over the last winter edition of the event, with close 50 per cent of the contribution coming from tier 2-3 markets.

The fashion major is also set to bring a smile to 40 million faces, as it brings the ‘biggest’ of everything – brands, collections, offers, and more.

Myntra also expects 65 per cent higher traffic to the platform during the event, compared to last year, owing to higher adoption of fashion through e-commerce and Myntra’s superlative value proposition.

Consumers can pick their favourite fashion wear, accessories, beauty products, home decor and more at the best possible price points from brands such as Nike, Puma, Adidas, USPA, Levis, Marks & Spencer, Roadster, HRX, Mango, GAP, UCB, Tommy Hilfiger, Biba, Vero Moda, ONLY, AND, H&M, MAX, Pantaloons, Lifestyle, Mother Care, Smashbox and Glamglow, among others.

Going by the trend of the previous years and given that the fashion event comes at the opportune time of the onset of winters, customers can refresh their winter wardrobes with the latest trends and styles available on Myntra.

Myntra has also scaled-up the collection for Myntra Fashion Brands (MFB) across apparel, accessories and footwear. Some of the leading brands from MFB include Roadster, HRX, House Of Pataudi, Dressberry, Anouk, Sangria, Ether, Taavi and Kook N Keech, among others.

In addition, Myntra launched over 50 new brands on its platform ahead of the event, including prominent names such as Decathlon, Pothys, Smashbox, and Pantaloons.

Whether it is the biggest catalogue size, biggest brands, or the biggest value offers, EORS can easily claim the place of the country’s biggest fashion event.

The present edition of the EORS is slated to be the biggest in terms of growth as well and has a set of incredible value offers to ensure the biggest savings for Myntra’s customers.

Myntra has lined up multiple constructs and special offers for its customers. For instance, never before offers from the biggest brands, next buy rewards with every purchase, a flat Rs 500 off on the first transaction and free delivery for one month for new customers will be available in addition to exclusive offers for Myntra insiders.

The specially crafted ‘Shout & Earn’ programme that allows shoppers to invite or refer friends to the event, can fetch extra discounts, up-to Rs 150, per friend who may just visit the EORS page on the platform and not necessarily make a purchase.

Myntra has tied up with multiple banks for offers during EORS. Shoppers can get 50-80 per cent off on products, along with an additional 10 per cent off on ICICI and Kotak Mahindra bank debit and credit cards.

Additionally, in a one of its kind association with Gaana.com, all Myntra Insiders shopping during the EORS-13 will get a four month subscription of Gaana Plus absolutely free.

Fashion Essentials, Winter Wear, Ethnic, Personal Care, Active Wear and Sports, to be major contributors to the overall event, with Fashion Essentials and Winter Wear being the largest. Some of these categories, including Ethnic wear, and Beauty and Personal Care were popular during the recently concluded Big Fashion Festival too and Myntra expects this momentum to continue during the upcoming EORS.

Some of the emerging categories which are expected to witness 2X growth are personal care, kids wear, women’s innerwear and watches, and wearables during the event.

Speaking about EORS, Amar Nagaram, CEO, Myntra, said, “One unique aspect of EORS that has always remained constant from the very first edition is its ‘growth’. The 13th edition is thus far the biggest, the fashion-forward customers of the country are going to experience.

Our successful omni-channel model, which now has 200+ brands, and expanding MENSA network enabling a stronger last-mile delivery, with 20,000 partners, will be pivotal in enhancing customers’ shopping experience. Through our flagship EORS event, we are looking at acquiring one million new customers, and preparing to ship 1.5 crore items by the first week of the New Year safely to our customers’ doorsteps.”

Myntra’s popular Kirana model, under the MENSA network (Myntra Extended Network for Service Augmentation), will cater to 3 out of every 4 deliveries, spanning over 27000 pin codes, giving an impetus to the earnings of MENSA partners.

Myntra’s omnichannel network will facilitate direct delivery of merchandise from the stores to the consumers’ doorstep, allowing brands to reach a wide base of customers, in a safe way. Some of the leading brands in Myntra’s omnichannel network include Pantaloons, Bata, Louis Philippe, Flying Machine, Only, and Vero Moda.

Over 6,500 Indian handloom products from 30+ brands are live on the platform, giving impetus to SMEs and the ‘Make in India’ effort. There will be a special selection available from 1000+ Regional and National brands, with a heavily expanded Saree section, housing all major Indian Brands for shoppers to choose from.

Besides being the ‘Biggest edition ever’, this EORS is also special as Myntra reaffirms its commitment to focused responsibility towards the environment.

In a pioneering move, Myntra has also announced that over 50 per cent of the orders during EORS-13 will be delivered from solar-powered Fulfilment Centers, at Bhiwandi and Bilaspur.

Myntra has launched an impactful and engaging media campaign to promote the 13th edition of EORS. As part of the campaign, Myntra has released a celeb-led montage ad-film, to deliver one unifying message – ‘EORS is the BIGGEST’.

Celebrities, Hrithik Roshan, Kiara Advani, Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni, and Bhuvan Bam appear in this short film, which has also been spun into 5 parallel films. Apart from this, EORS-13 will witness its biggest celebrity influencer activation to date.

Myntra has also launched ‘Myntra-Mall’ on the app in partnership with brands. About 31 brands will be leveraging this pioneering tech initiative to connect with their customers this EORS.

(With IANS Inputs)

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DCGI Gives Nod To India’s First Indigenous mRNA Vaccine For Human Trial https://odishatv.in/health/dcgi-gives-nod-to-indias-first-indigenous-mrna-vaccine-for-human-trial-500201 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 14:23:38 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=500201

New Delhi: India’s first indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India to initiate Phase I/II human clinical trial, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Friday. The novel mRNA vaccine candidate, HGCO19 has been developed by Gennova, a company based in Pune and supported with seed grant under […]

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DCGI Gives Nod To India's First Indigenous mRNA Vaccine For Human Trial

New Delhi: India’s first indigenous mRNA vaccine candidate has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India to initiate Phase I/II human clinical trial, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Friday.

The novel mRNA vaccine candidate, HGCO19 has been developed by Gennova, a company based in Pune and supported with seed grant under the Ind-CEPI mission of Department of Biotechnology of Science and Technology Ministry.

The mRNA vaccines do not use the conventional model to produce immune response. Instead, mRNA vaccine carries the molecular instructions to make the protein in the body through a synthetic RNA of the virus.

The host body uses this to produce the viral protein that is recognised and thereby making the body mount an immune response against the disease.

mRNA-based vaccines are scientifically the ideal choice to address a pandemic because of their rapid developmental timeline. The mRNA vaccine is considered safe as is non-infectious, non-integrating in nature, and degraded by standard cellular mechanisms.

They are expected to be highly efficacious because of their inherent capability of being translatable into the protein structure inside the cell cytoplasm.

Additionally, mRNA vaccines are fully synthetic and do not require a host for growth, e.g., eggs or bacteria. Therefore, they can be quickly manufactured in an inexpensive manner under cGMP conditions to ensure their “availability” and “accessibility” for mass vaccination on a sustainable basis.

Gennova, in collaboration with HDT Biotech Corporation, Seattle, USA, has worked together to develop an mRNA vaccine candidate. HGCO19 has already demonstrated safety, immunogenicity, neutralization antibody activity in animals.

The neutralising antibody response of the vaccine in mice and non-human primates was comparable with the sera from the convalescent patients of COVID-19.

Gennova’s vaccine candidate uses the most prominent mutant of spike protein (D614G) and also uses the self-amplifying mRNA platform, which gives the advantage of a low dosing regimen compared with the non-replicating mRNA or traditional vaccines.

HGCO19 uses the adsorption chemistry so that the mRNA is attached on the surface of the nano-lipid carrier to enhance the release kinetics of the mRNA within the cells compared to the encapsulation chemistry.

HGCO19 is stable at 2-8 degrees Celsius for two months. Gennova has completed all preliminary work and should be initiating the Phase I/II Human clinical trial soon since the approval from the DCGI office has been received.

The Department of Biotechnology is implementing the IndCEPImission ‘India Centric Epidemic Preparedness through Rapid Vaccine Development: Supporting Indian Vaccine Development’ which is aligned with the Global Initiative of CEPIand aims to strengthen the development of vaccines and associated technologies for the diseases of epidemic potential in India.

The Ind-CEPI mission of DBT is implemented by its PSU, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council ( BIRAC).

“Establishment of a such indigenous technology platform will not only empower India to handle the COVID-19 pandemic but also ensure the preparedness for future outbreaks,” said Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology and Chairperson BIRAC.

(IANS)

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Weekly Horoscope From 6th December To 12th December 2020: Know What This Week Holds For You https://odishatv.in/health/weekly-horoscope-from-6th-december-to-12th-december-2020-know-what-this-week-holds-for-you-498496 Sun, 06 Dec 2020 04:05:51 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=498496

With the start of a new week, we eagerly wait and want to know what our star sign holds. Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. Here’s Horoscope forecast for December 7-13 for each Zodiac sign: ARIES This is a good time to make strategies and plans in order to improve your […]

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Horoscope 2021

With the start of a new week, we eagerly wait and want to know what our star sign holds. Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. Here’s Horoscope forecast for December 7-13 for each Zodiac sign:

ARIES

This is a good time to make strategies and plans in order to improve your present as well as future prospects. A bit of structure to your thoughts will go a long way in shaping your career. Once you are mentally sorted, your opponents will not be able to take advantage of you. This will also help you achieve higher positions of authority in your workplace. You are likely to improve your income as it may flow from multiple sources. It is a good phase to invest your hard-earned money. There is likely to be an improvement in the comfort and status of your spouse which will keep you happy. Love birds facing ups and downs in their relationship so far will get a huge relief as misunderstandings are likely to be cleared. You need to be on the vigil as far as your health is concerned as it is likely to remain fragile. At the same time, a health scare is also expected with respect to an elder in the family.

Tip of the week: Structure your thoughts

TAURUS

This is a good week to clear out pending matters relating to the household. If you have been planning to buy or sell a property for a long time, then this is the right period to go ahead with it. You are likely to receive multiple opportunities to increase your income which will help you improve your financial status. Some of you may receive financial benefits from the maternal side of your family. Businesspeople are also likely to witness an increase in their turnover. Those involved in legal matters are likely to emerge victorious. However, do not interfere in other’s life, else you may end up spoiling that relationship altogether. On the family front, you are likely to receive support of your spouse in all endeavours. Those in a relationship need to be patient and manage the situation with tact. It will be a good idea to participate in spiritual activities to improve your peace of mind.

Tip of the week: Do not interfere in other’s lives

GEMINI

You are expected to face challenges on various quarters this week. To begin with, your temperament is likely to get impacted on some pretext or the other, which will see you getting into arguments both at home and at the workplace. You are advised to mend your temper and think with a cool head in order to address the challenge. At a personal level, some old illness could come to the surface providing you with additional stress. Thereafter, the health of your mother may also need immediate attention. There could be some expenditure on her health. Nonetheless, those of you who have recently started their business are likely to see an upliftment in profits. You are also likely to get good support from your friends and relatives. There will be financial stability coupled with multiple opportunities to earn income. However, you are advised not to indulge in any risky activities during this phase.

Tip of the week: Prepare for challenges

CANCER

You are likely to get benefits in all spheres of life as you are likely to come across many opportunities which will help you improve your financial position. You can receive a new job opportunity that you have been eying for a while. You are likely to get relief from any ongoing legal complication. You will feel energetic, enthusiastic and independent in your vision. Professionally, you will not hesitate to try new and innovative ideas to enhance your career which will make you satisfied. Those of you doing your own business are also likely to witness growth and expansion as you will accomplish your tasks with ease and proficiency. However, you are advised to avoid any kind of hastiness, especially when it comes to taking important decisions. New investments in any financial instrument should not be done this week. In terms of personal life, you are likely to get good support and affection from your family members as well as spouse.

Tip of the week: Avoid hasty decisions

LEO

During the first half of the week, you need to stay away from any kind of mental stress to ensure all tasks are completed on time. It can also impact your health negatively. Also, keep a check on your choice of words before speaking; otherwise, you may face problems in relationships. While taking decisions, weigh the pros and cons of the situation and clear your mind. During the second half of the week, you will receive the right platform to showcase your talents and potential. Try and mingle with people and communicate your ideas as much as you can which will improve your growth prospects. You are also likely to get returns and benefits from fixed assets and property. However, you might face some competition from your colleagues at the workplace. Those in business will receive positive support from their partner. This will bring happiness and will also help you complete all pending tasks with ease.

Tip of the week: Communicate your ideas

VIRGO

This week you are likely to enter into new partnerships and collaborations relating to professional life. New deals and documents may be signed which will signal the start of a new undertaking. The initial part of the week is expected to be favourable for those who are expecting income from abroad or are planning to settle abroad. They are likely to see their dreams come true. There is also likely to be excess expenditure relating to travel. The stars indicate a change of job as well as surroundings for you. Those employed will see the circumstances working in their favour at the workplace. You are also likely to get adequate support and cooperation from your seniors and higher authorities during this period. During the second half of the week, you will spend time with your friends. You are likely to receive good advice from someone influential. However, you may indulge in some disputes or arguments with your family members.

Tip of the week: Be open to new partnerships

LIBRA

The week will start on an average note as you may face challenges in your personal as well as professional life. There could be unnecessary obstacles while completing your tasks which may lead to mental stress and worry. There could be an increase in your workload and you may find it difficult to adhere to deadlines. At times, you could indulge in unnecessary fights and arguments. During the second half of the week, you could have a difference of opinion with your partner, which may impact your performance on the work front as well. Try and avoid taking any undue risk during this time. Those of you facing any kind of legal difficulties are advised to delay undertaking any important task. You are also advised to exercise patience and caution during this period. Maintain a cordial relation with your family members as you will need their emotional support to get through this phase.

Tip of the week: Lie low and stay positive

SCORPIO

The week will start on a positive note as you are likely to get a solution to a problem that you may have been facing for a long time. You will achieve success in your efforts. You will be able to increase your income steadily which will help you reduce your liabilities. If you have taken any loan or debt previously, then you will be able to pay it back now. If you have been planning to invest your money, then this is a good phase to do it. Also, those of you planning to start your own business are also likely to find favourable opportunities. You will remain popular in your social circle and people will approach you for advice. You are likely to get support from your friends which will be a source of joy for you. Those of you doing business with foreign countries are likely to succeed. Students seeking to pursue higher education abroad are also likely to receive favourable results. Keep away from indulging in any kind of legal disputes.

Tip of the week: Stay away from legal disputes

SAGITTARIUS

You should try to complete your tasks during the first half of the week as stars appear favourable during this time. Your confidence and self-belief will enable you to overcome obstacles. At the work front, you will receive support of your subordinates and cooperation of your seniors. There could be some new opportunities to enhance your income which, if grabbed, can provide long-term gains. The atmosphere in your family and workplace will remain cordial. Good news from your relatives’ side can prove to be a source of joy for you. During the second half of the week, those of you running their own business are advised not to take decisions without proper due-diligence; else losses are indicated. Also, be careful while driving as an accident or injury cannot be ruled out. You also need to guard against any thefts and purchases made from abroad.

Tip of the week: Guard against injury

CAPRICORN

You are advised to stay away from any kind of shortcuts to earn money. Instead, it will be a good idea to invest money in avenues that provide gains in the long term. Also, you need to keep a check on your aggression to avoid getting into unpleasant situations. Towards the later part of the week, you are likely to find opportunities that provide you with higher positions of authority at your workplace. You are also likely to receive new roles and responsibilities. Businesspersons undertaking journeys are likely to benefit from them. You might also receive sudden benefits, thus, improving your financial condition. However, you are advised to take the suggestion of experts before making any kind of investments. In terms of family life, the relationship with your father will get more cordial and you will receive adequate support from him at every juncture. Your spouse will also remain supportive but may face some minor health problems.

Tip of the week: Stay away from shortcuts

AQUARIUS

You need to start the week on a cautious note. You are likely to incur unexpected losses and your savings might get impacted due to some unforeseen circumstances. Also, you may face problems at the workplace owing to a lack of structure on your part. Working professionals can face some altercations and arguments. Those in business may see decline in orders. However, there will be something to cheer about during the second half of the week. You are likely to get support from your spouse in all your tasks and endeavours. Your business partner will offer support which will help stabilize revenue growth. Nonetheless, you are required to stay away from impulsive purchases and utilise your funds only for essential things. Your interest in spiritual and religious activities is likely to go up during this phase and you will be seen investing a lot of your time in it.

Tip of the week: Avoid impulsive purchases

PISCES

During the first part of the week, you could remain bogged down due to unnecessary anxiety and worry. Health may remain a source of worry and any concern relating to the eyes must be addressed on time. You should remain alert while conducting financial transactions. Some of you may get back their previously-loaned money. Travel undertaken by you during this period is likely to bring rewards. During the second half of the week, you will receive support from your spouse and mutual affection will increase. There could be sudden benefits which will help in improving your finances. Those doing job will be willing to take risks that they have not been able to take before. Believe in hard work and make a robust roadmap to achieve your desired goals. On the family front, you are advised to take extra care of your father’s health.

Tip of the week: Believe in hard work

(NEERAJ DHANKHER/IANS)

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Amp Up Your Work From Home Corner In 7 Simple Steps https://odishatv.in/health/amp-up-your-work-from-home-corner-in-7-simple-steps-497391 Fri, 04 Dec 2020 07:17:25 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=497391

New Delhi: In the era of social distancing where work from home has become the new norm, establishing a work-life balance can be tricky especially when you are looking for a home office area that can ensure you thrive. Moreover, having that special work station that is not only fun but also with the right […]

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New Delhi: In the era of social distancing where work from home has become the new norm, establishing a work-life balance can be tricky especially when you are looking for a home office area that can ensure you thrive. Moreover, having that special work station that is not only fun but also with the right kind of decor to help your days and evenings, will be fruitful in getting through the week.

Try out these seven simple updates to your work space, shared by Vishal Kaul – Vice President – Lighting, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd, to turn your corner into something you actually enjoy working in.

Make way for brightness:

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Lighting has become an essential part of our lives where it can augment the space we are living in and completely transform the mood and ambience. Lighting is more than just filling a dark room as it will affect your productivity, work performance and depending on how tired your eyes are, they can get tired faster in weak light. While natural lighting is great, it does not survive the long hours especially when work moves into the night and can cause eye strain. Moreover, adding the right kind of lights can also, in turn, enhance your space decor adding more value to your room. Hence a bright workspace can make a significant difference to your health, budget and mood. Thus, one should go for LED light panels that ensure maximum brightness. Some panels have ultra slim rims that are quite stylish and seamlessly fit into your ceilings turning your WFH corner into one of the brightest spots in the room!

Bring your walls to life

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One can go for wallpapers, paintings or photos with some motivational quotes that can be attached on the walls to keep you going and focused. You can also accentuate certain objects, cabinets, pictures or points on your wall for that dramatic effect through lights. By lighting up these areas with bright LED panels, it an enhance your work space and prevent any dark shadows that can cause a hindrance, enhancing more luminous and stylish walls.

Lamp up your focus

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For a brighter and focused illumination, invest in some task lighting by opting for desk lamps. Consider a good table lamp with a functionality of changing colours and light intensity or portable table lamps that not only prevent disturbing other family members during extended working hours but also reduces eye strain. And if one experiences a power cut, always have a back-up lamp to let you work / study uninterruptedly.

Get a pop of colours going

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Environment impacts creativity. Embrace colours in your WFH corner for an instant burst of creativity and fun. From grabbing a favorite pillow, attaching some pastel-coloured lamps, bringing some funky coffee/tea mugs to even adding some life by lighting a fragrant candle, keep the space lively to make you feel livelier.

Break the monotony of your seating

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Working at one place for long hours can be exhausting. Even if you sit at one corner for long, your mind and body will crave for a change and a break from the mundane. Hence, try accent chairs, bean bags, floor cushions etc. Shift your body to a comfortable seating for just about 20 minutes or so and get back to your desk to avoid postural issues.

Add a touch of green with some good ol’ plants

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The green hues of a plant always tend to add a positive vibe. Bring some mini plants or succulents etc. that immediately brighten up the corner. If your desk isn’t big, you can hang some plants on the window curtain rods/window sills or go for a large plant on the side to give you the zest to work better.

Sneak in some luxury and accessorize

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Luxury comes in many forms. Once you declutter your space to make it more efficient, add in a few accessories that are hard to come by when you’re in the office. From an aromatherapy diffuser to a gorgeously-designed Mellow digital calender table lamp that can highlight your area; even a small board with pins and anything else that helps make your space more organised, aesthetic and colourful to look and help keep you motivated and energetic through the day.

(Pooja Gupta/IANS)

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Indian Beer Brand Bira 91 Wins Big At Europeon Beer Challenge 2020 https://odishatv.in/health/indian-beer-brand-bira-91-wins-big-at-europeon-beer-challenge-2020-497758 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:58:20 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=497758

New Delhi: Indian beer brand Bira 91 has won the Europeon Beer Challenge 2020. It bagged five medals across categories. The Bira 91 Indian Pale brewed with Pomelo won a double gold medal; a session IPA, this is an ode to contemporary India’s love for experimentation and flavour. The crisp and refreshing Blonde Summer Lager […]

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New Delhi: Indian beer brand Bira 91 has won the Europeon Beer Challenge 2020. It bagged five medals across categories.

The Bira 91 Indian Pale brewed with Pomelo won a double gold medal; a session IPA, this is an ode to contemporary India’s love for experimentation and flavour. The crisp and refreshing Blonde Summer Lager won a gold in the lager category. Rich and malty, Bira 91 Boom Strong won a silver, and their flagship wheat beer Bira 91 White received the bronze, along with a bronze for the cologne-koelsch style Boom Classic.


Ankur Jain, Founder & CEO, Bira 91 said: “We at Bira 91 are immensely proud of this moment of having represented India at a global platform and being recognized for our flavourful beers. I would like to congratulate the Bira 91 family and our world-class brewing team for achieving heights and putting us on the world map for beers.”

Deepak Sinha, VP,Marketing added: “The Triple Blind Tasting Methodused bythe EuropeanBeer Challenge means that the judges are not allowed any information about the samples they taste. They cannot see the bottle. They do not know what country it is from. They have no indication of price point. Plus, they do not discuss their thoughts together. This means that winning a European Beer Challenge 2020, with not one but across 5 of our beers is a HUGE honour. This is an exciting moment for the brand and all our consumers.”

With a range of tastings organised, the most prominent Beer Buyers in Europe assembled. The London County Hall hosted the final tasting on the 24 November. Under the iconic gaze of the London Eye, the most exciting beers in the world battled to impress the demanding European Beer Challenge Judges. Thousands of samples from 39 countries fought head-to-head.

(Puja Gupta/IANS)

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More Than One-Third Covid Kids Show No Symptoms Reveals Study https://odishatv.in/health/more-than-one-third-covid-kids-show-no-symptoms-reveals-study-497229 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:04:34 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=497229

Toronto: More than one-third of kids who have Covid-19 are asymptomatic, say researchers, adding that youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected. “The concern from a public health perspective is that there is probably a lot of Covid-19 circulating in the community that people don’t even realize,” said study […]

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Toronto: More than one-third of kids who have Covid-19 are asymptomatic, say researchers, adding that youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected.

“The concern from a public health perspective is that there is probably a lot of Covid-19 circulating in the community that people don’t even realize,” said study author Finlay McAlister from the University of Alberta in Canada.

For the study, published in the journal CMAJ, the research team analysed results for 2,463 children who were tested during the first wave of the pandemic–March to September–for Covid-19 infection.

All told, 1,987 children had a positive test result for Covid-19 and 476 had a negative result. Of children who tested positive, 35.9 per cent–reported being asymptomatic.

“As far as we know, kids are less likely to spread disease than adults, but the risk is not zero,” McAlister said.

“Presumably asymptomatic spreaders are less contagious than the person sitting nearby who is sneezing all over you, but we don’t know that for sure,” he added.

The researchers also found that although cough, runny nose and sore throat were three of the most common symptoms among children with Covid-19 infection–showing up in 25, 19 and 16 per cent of cases respectively.

They were actually slightly more common among those with negative Covid-19 test results, and therefore not predictive of a positive test.

“Of course, kids are at risk of contracting many different viruses, so the Covid-specific symptoms are actually more things like loss of taste and smell, headache, fever, and nausea and vomiting, not runny nose, a cough and sore throat,” McAlister said.

He added that if people have any symptoms at all, they should stay home and get tested, while even those who feel well should still be doing everything, they can to stay safe–wearing a protective mask, frequent handwashing, keeping distance, and avoiding meeting indoors.

“Some people with Covid feel well and don’t realize they have it so they socialize with friends and unintentionally spread the virus, and I think that’s the big issue,” the author noted.

(IANS)

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Indian Food Would Be Preferred Culture To All Nations: Korean Food Master https://odishatv.in/health/indian-food-would-be-preferred-culture-to-all-nations-korean-food-master-497162 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:44:47 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=497162

New Delhi: Lee Yeon-soon, National Food Master (The Republic of Korea), says Indian food would be preferred culture to all nations through its convenient cooking method and exclusive taste. Lee, who is also Professor, dept. of Global Korean Cuisine Culinary Arts, Suwon University of Science and Technology, has visited India twice and loves the unique […]

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New Delhi: Lee Yeon-soon, National Food Master (The Republic of Korea), says Indian food would be preferred culture to all nations through its convenient cooking method and exclusive taste.

Lee, who is also Professor, dept. of Global Korean Cuisine Culinary Arts, Suwon University of Science and Technology, has visited India twice and loves the unique taste of our desi tandoori chicken’ and chai.

IANSlife spoke to Lee who was among the jury members at the Pan India Online Korean Culinary Challenge 2020 held online to mark the first International Kimchi Day.

Excerpts from the interview:

How would you define Korean food?

Lee: Korean food has been well preserved through its prototype and tradition through its long history. It represents wellbeing food in recent time as well balanced healthy food between taste and nutrition. Five basic vegetable ingredients with red, yellow, black, white, green colour called “Oh Bang” colour represents harmony of all creation and universe`s energy. It’s a philosophical story telling.

How was your experience with Korean culinary challenge 2020?

Lee: Participants’ understanding of Korean food was quite high and their basic skills in cooking process were maintained. I could see the efforts and contributions of Korea food promotion in India through Korean Cultural Centre India or other organizations. However, final plating skills can be developed more. (For example, the plating for Bibibbap, Korean traditional mixed rice cuisine, was very much full on plate without extra space.)

What is the importance of International Kimchi Day?

Lee: Kimchang culture (Kimchi making process) was designated as 8th UNESCO`s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. Korean government has designated every 22th November as Kimchi Day in last year, so this year is 1st Kimchi Day. It is very meaningful. However, it should be developed more as international event with all efforts of government and other organization.

Have you ever tried Indian food?

Lee: I have visited India two times, and experienced some Indian local foods like naan, curry, tandoori chicken. Unlike my pre-assumption which is that the taste of spice would be very strong, it was good to me, and I enjoyed drinking chai.

Tandoori chicken was one of my favourite, it was crispy, spicy without oily. I could taste the pattern of Korean traditional food from it.

How do you see Korean food placed on a global platter? What are your views of Indian food?

Lee: Recently, Korean food has been promoted around the world with Hallyu (Korean Culture Wave) phenomenon, and of course I am very glad and impressive about it. It will booster the image of the nation, so can lead to the contribution of nation`s economy.

I can expect Indian food would be preferred culture to all nations through its convenient cooking method and exclusive taste.

Have you ever tried cooking an Indian dish?

Lee: I used to cook and eat curry foods like curry rice, curry noodle, curry cutlet in Korea, but curry in Korea is not exactly same curry in India.

How is Indian food perceived in Korea?

Lee: Some Indian foods which has strong taste of spice cause pro and con like foreigner`s first response with Korean Kimchi or Gochu-jang (red pepper paste), but curry which evokes India is very famous in Korea. And I think Tandoori chicken can fascinate Korean people.

At a time when we are fighting a global battle against the pandemic, what suggestions do you give to people in order to boost their immunity?

Lee: Korean traditional foods are quite well known as high quality food which can strengthen human`s constitution and improve immune system. There is Korean proverb, ‘Yak Shik Dong Won’ means food is medicine. Some traditional foods whose ingredients are herb medicines really helpful to us especially in this pandemic situation.

(Pooja Gupta/IANS)

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Check Your Weekly Horoscope From Nov 29 To Dec 5 Here https://odishatv.in/health/check-your-weekly-horoscope-from-nov-29-to-dec-5-here-496696 Sun, 29 Nov 2020 05:32:22 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=496696

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for November 30-December 6 ARIES Despite seeing positive developments in your life in recent times, you may feel things moving rather slowly. There could be some issues within the family which will require your attention. You are advised to maintain your […]

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Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for November 30-December 6

ARIES

Despite seeing positive developments in your life in recent times, you may feel things moving rather slowly. There could be some issues within the family which will require your attention. You are advised to maintain your calm and solve things amicably. Your father may face some health issues and you are advised to keep medical help on standby if required. While your financial condition will be good, you need to pay special attention to your expenses. Use your words thoughtfully when conversing with people outside your family. Avoid boasting about yourself and stay grounded. Do not waste your energy on needless things. It is a good time to plan for the future. Do not let your morale down under any circumstances. During the later part of the week household matters could keep you busy. You can get help from your mother. Dealing in matters relating to real estate will be profitable. You could face health problems relating to stomach.

Tip of the week: Stay grounded

TAURUS

This will be a challenging phase for you mentally and emotionally. You could face some anxiety issues due to problems in personal life. Those married may find it difficult to maintain harmony in their married life. You are advised to avoid arguments with your spouse. Overall, it is advised to not have expectations from near and dear ones. Health issues relating to throat and eyes could be a cause for worry. Your father is likely to undergo some unpleasant changes in his life and may need your support. To improve your life, take care of your elders and seek advice from them as and when required. During this period, negligence in money matters can prove to be problematic for you. Additional expenditure is foreseen in matters relating to children and entertainment. Those in a job are likely to get favourable results in their field. The stars indicate a change of job for you, hence, you are advised to seek suitable opportunities.

Tip of the week: Manage your emotions

GEMINI

Students looking to study abroad will find success. You need to be careful about financial matters as sudden losses are indicated. Also keep a check on your expenses which are likely to overshoot unexpectedly. Your efficiency at work will increase which will impress your seniors. Those in a job can expect some positive developments relating to their appraisal. Those in business are advised to form new partnerships to have sustained growth. Work which was on hold for a long time will get completed and you can take some necessary decisions at this time. You will be able to express your feelings freely and your mental strength will increase. Avoid arrogance as it could cost you dearly. Choose your words wisely during a conversation else it could hurt others. You could stay worried due to lack of family support on important issues. Be careful of any injury to the middle part of your body.

Tip of the week: Look for new partnerships

CANCER

This is a favourable time for your career and financial life. Your seniors will applaud you for your work and you may get an increment during this time. This is a favourable period to look for a change of job. Business professionals can enter into new deals which will enhance their growth and income. You should be extra careful about any fresh investments. Prudent investments in the stock market are likely to bring additional gains. However, if you are doing any documentation work, then ensure that you have some trustworthy people around you. Avoid any kind of confusion during this time. You will have a loving relationship with your partner. Your better half will support you in your professional life. You are likely to receive support from your elder siblings. Married couples can expect to become parents which will keep the family atmosphere jovial. You need to be careful about health issues relating to kidney and gall bladder.

Tip of the week: Look forward to a career change

LEO

This is a positive phase for your career. You will get success in your business during this time. Your income will grow substantially which will improve your financial situation. You will earn a good reputation at your work. You could hear some good news on the job front. However, you are advised to be cautious while interacting with your seniors as any kind of negative communication could affect your goodwill with them. Also, avoid any kind of negative thoughts since it will impact you mentally and physically. You may receive some genuine advice from an experienced person. You should keep a check on your temperament during this time; else you may get into futile arguments with your better half. Your mother’s health may need your attention. Avoid making any investment in real estate as it can lead to losses. You should avoid any kind of travel during this time as it could impact your health.

Tip of the week: Avoid negative thoughts

VIRGO

This will be a favourable time for those looking to travel. Both short and long-distance travels are indicated during this period. Tasks that were stuck earlier will kick off again on a positive note. Those in a job will get respect and promotion at their work and will get desired results. Your boss will like the way you work. You can also get good results for the efforts you have made in the past. Those without a job can get employed during this time. During this time, your thoughts will improve and your concentration will increase. With regard to family life, you may spend additional time with your elder siblings and give some valuable advice to them. You can plan out a new business venture. You can also get benefit in matters related to money. Students will get good results in their field of education. However, you could face some misunderstanding with your partner. You can take interest in religious activities and charity.

Tip of the week: Traveling will keep you occupied

LIBRA

This will be a beneficial phase for you. You are likely to be attracted to a luxurious lifestyle and may plan to buy new items. You can get money from some unknown source. New business avenues will open up which you can explore. Your career will experience a positive phase of growth. Your position at the workplace will be strong. Your ideas will be appreciated and shared. If you are a student then this period will bring lot of success. Those awaiting results of any competitive examination are likely to taste success. Your mind will be involved in religious activities and you can engage in the act of giving. This is a favourable time for love life. If you are single, then you can expect to meet your prospective partner. There could be unwanted troubles in family life which can create stress. Avoid making an investment in any new scheme or property. Be careful of eye infections. Food-related disorders can also cause problems.

Tip of the week: Romance is on the cards

SCORPIO

You will receive auspicious results in your married life and you will overcome misunderstandings with your spouse. You will also get the support of your life partner during this period, so you need to be in sync with each other. You are likely to benefit in a business that is run under partnership. Any ongoing obstacles in your life will be eliminated. However, you may get worried unnecessarily. To avoid this situation, you should keep yourself away from negativity, read books and stay in the company of noble people. Your competitors may hatch conspiracies against you during this period, but they will not be able to affect you in any way. You will enjoy serving and talking with the elders of the house. You can also plan to go on a religious trip with your family. At the same time, it is advised not to get involved in any illegal work and follow the government guidelines properly. Skin ailments can bother you.

Tip of the week: Personal life will improve

SAGITTARIUS

Your family life is likely to remain the centre of your attention during this period. Your relations with your father will improve and he will extend his whole-hearted support to you. Married people will be able to spend quality time with their spouse. You are likely to recover from any pre-existing illness. Those who are in a job will gain success over their competitors. The position of people doing business will also improve and they will get beneficial results. You can start your own business venture during this time. Those of you working in the field of counseling or consultancy are likely to see positive results in their career. You need to take special care of health issues relating to stress and anxiety. You should resort to yoga to improve your mental health. People who are studying or inclined towards learning should meditate in order to keep their mind focused. Your love relationship will also be good and you can go on a short distance journey with your partner.

Tip of the week: Meditate to improve focus

CAPRICORN

You are likely to unfold a new chapter in your life. Your attitude will transform radically and you will develop a fresh approach to life. To begin with, you will feel physically fit. If you were troubled by some disease for a long time, then you can get rid of it. In work life, you will be able to crush your opponents and emerge victorious. You can expect positive changes in your career. If you are into higher education, then you will get the support of your teachers and parents due to which you will be able to perform well. Your intellectual abilities will increase. This time will be very favourable for students looking to clear a competitive examination. Married people can get good news and welcome a new member to the family. At the same time, love will flourish among people who are in a romantic relationship. Your family life will improve and all members will be affectionate towards each other. Those desirous of moving abroad will be successful.

Tip of the week: Transform your attitude

AQUARIUS

You need to be careful about family matters. In case of any misunderstanding, you need to play a proactive role and make a reconciliation. Stay cautious when driving as an accident is indicated. Pay attention to your mother’s health, if she has any disease, get her treated immediately. Overall, it may take some effort on your part to bring balance in your family life. Students may face some problems in their education. If you are preparing for some competitive examination, then it will be difficult for you to concentrate during this time. Stay away from matters of love in this period; otherwise, it may hamper your growth. Those who are in a job will get the cooperation of their colleagues, and your opponent will remain subdued. Those working in the government sector can expect a promotion. Avoid financial investment in general and look to consolidate your savings. Gains are indicated for those dealing with overseas market.

Tip of the week: Consolidate your savings

PISCES

You will get auspicious results during this period. Your grasping power will increase and intellectual ability will become stronger. Your risk-taking ability will increase and you will be able to undertake tasks that you were not able to execute in the past. You can plan to go on a trip with friends. Your family atmosphere will be good, and you will be able to spend quality time with younger siblings. Health concerns are indicated for your mother and all medical help needs to be arranged if required. With regard to your financial life, there may be some expenses related to the amenities or renovation of the house. Some of you may face challenges in academic life. Students need to improve their focus and avoid diversions due to their love life. Married couples are likely to be blessed with a child. Stay cautious while signing any document else it may lead to an unpleasant situation in future.

Tip of the week: Take calculated risks

(Neeraj Dhankher/IANS)

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Respiratory Failure In Covid-19 Not Driven By Cytokine Storm, Reveals Study https://odishatv.in/health/respiratory-failure-in-covid-19-not-driven-by-cytokine-storm-reveals-study-493497 Sun, 15 Nov 2020 12:50:32 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=493497

New York: A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, suggests that only 4 per cent of Covid-19 patients had the “sky-high levels of immune molecules” that signify a so-called “cytokine storm”. With cytokine storm largely ruled out, the cause of most cases […]

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Respiratory Failure In Covid-19 Not Driven By Cytokine Storm, Reveals Study

New York: A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, suggests that only 4 per cent of Covid-19 patients had the “sky-high levels of immune molecules” that signify a so-called “cytokine storm”.

With cytokine storm largely ruled out, the cause of most cases of respiratory failure in Covid-19 patients remains unknown.

The researchers analyzed immune cells and molecules in blood samples from 168 Covid-19 patients, 26 influenza patients and 16 healthy people. The samples were drawn from influenza patients in 2019 or 2020, and from Covid-19 patients and healthy controls this year.

They also collected information about how each patient fared — whether a patient ended up needing intensive care or mechanical ventilation — and whether he or she survived, reports Xinhua news agency.

The numbers of inflammatory cells in the blood of Covid-19 and influenza patients were about the same.

Seven or 4 per cent of the Covid-19 patients showed signs of a cytokine storm, with extremely high levels of cytokines even when compared to other severely ill patients.

The majority of the Covid-19 patients with acute respiratory failure not only did not have a cytokine storm, they had less inflammation than influenza patients who were equally ill.

A few clinical trials have shown that some severely ill Covid-19 patients improve on steroid drugs such as dexamethasone that suppress inflammation. The key will be to find a way to identify the people at high risk for a cytokine storm when they first arrive at the hospital.

“The subjects in the cohort with the ‘true’ cytokine storm phenotype are such outliers immunologically compared to the others, it seems likely that there are significant differences in multiple immune pathways driving this phenotype,” said co-senior author Paul Thomas.

“If we can identify features of those pathways that can be assessed quickly in a clinical setting, it could be useful for patient stratification.”

“In the population we studied, 24 percent died but only 4 percent had a cytokine storm,” said co-senior author Philip Mudd, an assistant professor of emergency medicine who sees patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

“Most people who died of Covid-19 died without a cytokine storm. Severe flu is more inflammatory than severe Covid-19. So what’s causing their lungs to fail? We still don’t know. We’re trying to find out.”
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Diwali 2020: Five Tasty Substitutes To Diwali Sweets https://odishatv.in/health/diwali-2020-five-tasty-substitutes-to-diwali-sweets-493082 Fri, 13 Nov 2020 06:57:47 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=493082

New Delhi: Isnt this the most exciting time of the year, binging on delicious food and enjoying the fun festive feel? However, sometimes one goes overboard with the sweet quotient which should be kept in control. Listing five substitutes to yummy Diwali sweets. Carrot Delight   If innovating in the kitchen is something you enjoy, […]

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Healthy Substitutes to Diwali Sweets

New Delhi: Isnt this the most exciting time of the year, binging on delicious food and enjoying the fun festive feel? However, sometimes one goes overboard with the sweet quotient which should be kept in control. Listing five substitutes to yummy Diwali sweets.

Carrot Delight

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If innovating in the kitchen is something you enjoy, then try making this baked carrot sweet this Diwali. Mix orange juice, grated carrots, condensed milk along with sugar, ghee and bake it after you have cooked it well in the pan.

Goodness Of Dates

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From diabetes to high blood pressure and heart patients, dates can be beneficial for one and all! Dates make for an excellent sugar substitute and can be great for times you are craving dessert or sugary food. Rooted deep down in Middle-Eastern culture it enjoys an unparalleled legacy. There can be no better way to show your loved ones that you truly care than gifting them delicious dates.

Corn Kheer

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Eating nutritious food that tastes delicious should be the ideal way to celebrate Diwali this year. Prepare this kheer using skimmed milk, sugar, corn seeds mixture and milk powder. You may add your choice of dry fruits to enrich the preparation with bags of flavour and nutrition.

Almond Barfi

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Almonds are known to reduce the risk of heart attacks, are low in cholesterol and are an excellent source of Vitamin E. Use this dry fruit to make a yummy barfi this Diwali. You can prepare this by bringing together sugar and almond meal. You can cut them into a shape you desire and decorate it with nuts.

Pineapple Halwa

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A lot of you might have a soft corner for fruits. For all you fruit lovers, pineapple halwa can be the sweet dish for this season. It is easy to prepare with a simple amalgamation of grated pineapple, a pinch of cardamom along with khoya prepared from low fat milk. This is low fat, low in cholesterol and has ounces of vitamins and minerals.

There can be numerous ways to please your taste buds this Diwali and ensuring good health at the same time too. Try these scrumptious sweet dishes this festive season.

(IANS)

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In This Festivity, Say Bye-Bye To Boredom, Bring Home Beauty! https://odishatv.in/health/in-this-festivity-say-bye-bye-to-boredom-bring-home-beauty-489279 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:51:13 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=489279

2020 has been a dull year for the whole world. Arguably for a long time until the corona vaccine arrives. At the same time, we have to go through caution and adopt new normal! It does not mean no party, no interacting with more relatives, no merrymaking with friends, no weekend outings, nor any vacation […]

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In This Festivity, Say Bye-Bye To Boredom, Bring Home Beauty!

2020 has been a dull year for the whole world. Arguably for a long time until the corona vaccine arrives. At the same time, we have to go through caution and adopt new normal! It does not mean no party, no interacting with more relatives, no merrymaking with friends, no weekend outings, nor any vacation plans! Everything is really very disappointing, but slowly, the whole world is trying to stand on its feet again.

Change Your Routine

At a time when everything seems to be stagnant, you should change your life running on the old routine.It can seem quite upsetting, but it is important to make some changes to your 9 to 5 life schedule right now.

Give a little break if you cannot go to the gym, do little exercise and yoga at home to take care of your health, meditate for mental peace and read the book or novel of your choice.

Contact with Relatives and Friends

‘Bua’ from Delhi, ‘Tau’ from Patiala, ‘Mama’ from Bareli, ‘Mausi’ from Kanpur, ‘Didi’ or uncle from America, no matter what relatives, you may not meet all of them privately. However, with the help of technology you can come closer to any relatives around the world virtually. Whether it is someone’s birthday, anniversary, or any festival. Just all form a group of relatives and celebrate every occasion together by virtual family gathering.

Festival Cleaning

Festivals this year have turned colorless. But this time Durga Puja and Diwali will be divergent with Asian Paints. Usually people take this as an opportunity to clean their house, walls and windows, but this time, take this cleaning a little further. Revive the aura of your house and add Asian Paints shiny, durable colors to it.

Now don’t bother about your expenses. It has already been taken care of. Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion Shyne will give your walls an expensive shine at an affordable price. You are bound to get people’s appreciation.

Curtains, Furniture and a Little Greenery

Get the curtains changed It is difficult to change furniture every time, but their places can be changed. According to Vastu Shastra, by changing the place of things in the house, keeping them in the right place also gives newness to the house and positivity can be brought. Also keep plants or indoor plants in the house. These days in the households, purifying the air by keeping indoor air purifying plants are quite popular.

Memories Wall!

If a corner of the house is not named after the beautiful memories, then it seems a bit strange. Whether traditional frames or modern, light frames or thread-hanging picture frames, every variety of frames are easily found everywhere. So decorate your photos in the way you want and memories build a wall.

The epidemic may have faded the fun of life. But these small steps are very helpful to drive away the boredom and this has been proved. So this festival brings back the beauty of life with its house and walls to drive away the lockdown boredom.

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5 Tips on How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety https://odishatv.in/health/5-tips-on-how-to-relieve-stress-and-anxiety-470027 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:29:41 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=470027

Stress and anxiety are part of our daily lives. Most times, we get so used to it that we do not realize the symptoms until we experience chronic stress. When stress becomes chronic, it implies that stress levels stay heightened longer than necessary, and stress hormones won’t stop firing. While stress in itself is like […]

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5 Tips on How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are part of our daily lives. Most times, we get so used to it that we do not realize the symptoms until we experience chronic stress. When stress becomes chronic, it implies that stress levels stay heightened longer than necessary, and stress hormones won’t stop firing.

While stress in itself is like a fire drill that prepares your body for emergency response, it is terrible in excess.

Some symptoms of chronic stress manifest as:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headaches

No one needs to suffer prolonged stress or anxiety because it has a domino effect that causes more chaos. So, we will talk about five tips for relieving stress and anxiety.

1. Yoga and Exercise

When you think about stress relief, yoga seems more conceivable than exercising. Mental stress can be relieved by physical stress on our bodies. People who work out regularly are less prone to anxiety than those who do not.

The reason is that:

  • Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins—endorphins boost your mood. It also reduces the level of cortisol—the stress hormone—in your body.
  • Exercising improves your sleep quality.
  • It boosts confidence and promotes self-love.

Yoga is a complete, stress relief plan. Some of its effects come from hormone control and blood pressure regulation, but others are because of the nature of yoga.

    • Yoga focuses on even breathing which helps reduce panic
    • It is excellent for the mind-body connection, which is a form of awareness that reduces stress and anxiety.

2. Psychedelics, Aromatherapy, and Supplements

Many supplements reduce stress and anxiety. Some of the most common ones are omega-3 fatty acids, green tea, lemon balm, kava kava, and Valerian.

Aromatherapy happens when you use scents and essential oils to feel better. Lighting scented candles or using air diffusers will release a pleasurable calming effect into the air. Some calming scents are sandalwood, rose, frankincense, lavender, bergamot, orange blossom, roman chamomile, geranium, and more.

Medics use psychedelics to treat some psychiatry patients. While you may not feel like you are there yet, studies show that cannabis users experience some medical benefits. The top three reasons users bought cannabis were:

    • Help with relaxation and confidence
    • To help them sleep
    • To relieve feeling anxious

These reasons are all correlated with stress. You can visit Weekend Gardener for more information on the results.

3. Find your Happy Place and Go there

We all have our happy place, which is always the safest place to be under stress. For you, it may be a shopping spree or a vacation. It may be going to sleep it off for another person, while for others it may be when they are with family or friends.

Kissing someone, cuddling, hugging, or having sex helps relieve stress by producing oxytocin and lowering cortisol levels. Having physical contact lowers heart rate and blood pressure to release tension.

You have heard a bunch of times that “laughter is the soul’s medicine.” This quote is very accurate because it is not easy to remain anxious when you genuinely laugh. Also, long term effects of laughter include boosting the immune system.

A pet can boost your mood by giving you a sense of responsibility and purpose. Interaction with your pet may stimulate the release of oxytocin to promote a positive spirit.

4. Indulge in Arts

Quality arts are very soothing. You can listen to good music, sounds of nature, instrumentals, or classical music—if you are a fan, anything that puts you in a good mood.

Another art you can involve in is writing. It does not need to be spectacular or dramatic; you can simply write how you feel, what you are grateful for, or the cause of your anxiety.

One other art that will help is visual arts. If you have the money and time, visit a gallery, watch an exhibition, or look at abstract paintings. If you don’t have enough cash, go to a museum or go to the beach or a nature trail or look up at the clouds.

5. Enjoy a Good Meal

For starters, it is best to avoid caffeine and alcohol during anxiety and stress. Some foods you can take to boost your mood include:

    • Salmon
    • Yogurt
    • Turmeric
    • Dark chocolate Tea
    • In a Nutshell

Stress and anxiety are themes we face daily, and we need to learn how to combat them. Learning more about anxiety and stress itself and tips to fight them off can help you throughout your life.

Reference

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/16-ways-relieve-stress-anxiety#15

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-foods-that-reduce-anxiety#section6

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Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome At Heart Disease Risk https://odishatv.in/health/women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-at-heart-disease-risk-466734 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:13:04 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466734

London: Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease. “Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn’t a life sentence – there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more exercise,” said […]

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London: Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease.

“Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn’t a life sentence – there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more exercise,” said study author Clare Oliver-Williams from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

According to the study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, It is estimated that 6-20 per cent of women of reproductive age have PCOS.

Features of the condition include multiple cysts (fluid-filled sacs) on the ovaries, irregular periods, excess body hair or hair loss from the head due to high levels of male hormones, and difficulty becoming pregnant.

Women with PCOS are more likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes, and have high blood pressure – all risk factors for heart disease and stroke. This study examined whether this risky profile translates into a greater likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease – and, for the first time, whether that persists across the lifespan.

“Some PCOS symptoms are only present during the reproductive years, so it’s possible that the raised chance of heart disease might disappear later in life,” Oliver-Williams said.

The study included 60,574 women receiving treatment to help them get pregnant, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), from 1994 to 2015.

Of those, 6,149 (10.2 per cent) had PCOS.

The researchers used medical records to follow women for nine years. During that period, 2,925 (4.8 per cent) women developed cardiovascular disease.

Overall, women with PCOS were at 19 per cent higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than women who did not have PCOS.

When divided into age groups, women with PCOS aged 50 and over did not have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular risk compared to their peers without PCOS.

The findings showed that women in their 30s and 40s with PCOS were at greater risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those without PCOS.

The evidence in those under 30 was less clear; this is likely because there were insufficient women of that age in the dataset to identify the risk.

“Heart health appears to be a particular problem for young women with PCOS. This may be because they are more likely to be overweight and have high blood pressure and diabetes compared to their peers,” the authors wrote.

(IANS)

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Adults Experiencing Severe Psychological Trauma Amid COVID19 Pandemic https://odishatv.in/health/adults-experiencing-severe-psychological-trauma-amid-covid19-pandemic-466583 Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:45:11 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466583

New York: New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 pandemic is causing higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among adults. Using an internet survey of 10,368 adults from across the US, the research team have sought to better understand the sociological and psychological effects of the pandemic. […]

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Adults Experiencing Severe Psychological Trauma Amid COVID19 Pandemic

New York: New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 pandemic is causing higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among adults.

Using an internet survey of 10,368 adults from across the US, the research team have sought to better understand the sociological and psychological effects of the pandemic. The common denominator in their findings is fear.

“Fear is a pretty consistent predictor. We found is that fear, coupled with a range of social vulnerabilities, consistently and significantly predict a range of mental health outcomes,” said researcher Kevin Fitzpatrick from the University of Arkansas in the US.

“Additionally, as originally hypothesized, it appears as though individual fear is higher in those places where there is a higher concentration of confirmed Covid-19 cases and/or a higher death rate,” Fitzpatrick added.

In a study focusing on symptoms of depression published in the journal Anxiety and Depression, the research team found that on average, survey respondents scored one point higher than the cutoff for clinical significance on a commonly used depression scale. Nearly a third of respondents were significantly above that level, they found. They also found elevated depressive symptoms among socially vulnerable groups including women, the unemployed and people who report moderate to high levels of food insecurity.

In a second study on suicidal thoughts, behaviours and actions, published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, the researchers found that 15 per cent of all respondents were categorised as high risk for suicide.

The third study, published in the journal Psychological Trauma, examined fear and mental health consequences of the pandemic. When researchers asked respondents how fearful they were of Coivd-19 on a scale of one-to-10, the average answer was seven. But fear of the disease and its consequences is not evenly distributed throughout the country, they found; it was highest in areas with a greater concentration of Covid-19 cases and among the most socially vulnerable groups.

“All three papers are part of an initial, early push to understand the sociological impact of Covid-19,” said Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, another recent study, published in the journal PLOS One, revealed that google searches during pandemic hint at a future increase in suicide.

Recently, Australian researchers also found rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

(IANS)

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Breathing Exercises Can Help Students Manage Mental Stress https://odishatv.in/health/breathing-exercises-can-help-students-manage-mental-stress-466387 Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:56:57 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466387

New York: Researchers have revealed that well-being strategies such as breathing exercises can improve mental health in college students and manages stress and anxiety. The research team evaluated three classroom-based wellness training programs that incorporate breathing and emotional intelligence strategies, finding that two led to improvements in aspects of wellbeing. The most effective programme led […]

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Breathing Exercises Can Help Students Manage Mental Stress

New York: Researchers have revealed that well-being strategies such as breathing exercises can improve mental health in college students and manages stress and anxiety.

The research team evaluated three classroom-based wellness training programs that incorporate breathing and emotional intelligence strategies, finding that two led to improvements in aspects of wellbeing.

The most effective programme led to improvements in six areas, including depression and social connectedness.

The researchers, who reported findings in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, said such resiliency training programmes could be a valuable tool for addressing the mental health crisis on university campuses.

“Student mental health has been on the decline over the last 10 years, and with the pandemic and racial tensions, things have only gotten worse,” said study lead author Emma Seppala from the Yale University in the US.

For the findings, the research team conducted the study, which tested three skill-building training programs on 135 undergraduate subjects for eight weeks (30 hours total) and measured results against those of a non-intervention control group.

They found that a training programme called SKY Campus Happiness, developed by the Art of Living Foundation, which relies on a breathing technique called SKY Breath Meditation, yoga postures, social connection, and service activities, was most beneficial.

Following the SKY sessions, students reported improvements in six areas of wellbeing: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness.A second programme called Foundations of Emotional Intelligence, developed by the Yale resulted in one improvement: greater mindfulness — the ability for students to be present and enjoy the moment.

A third programme called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which relies heavily on mindfulness techniques, resulted in no reported improvements.

“Now that I have these techniques to help me, I would say that my mentality is a lot healthier,” study participant Davornne Lindo said.

“I can devote time to studying and not melting down. Races have gone better. Times are dropping.” Another participant in the SKY programme,” Lindo added.

Anna Wilkinson, who participated in the study, said she was not familiar with the positive benefits of breathing exercises before the training, but now uses the technique regularly.

“I didn’t realise how much of it was physiology, how you control the things inside you with breathing. I come out of breathing and meditation as a happier, more balanced person, which is something I did not expect at all,” Wilkinson said.

(IANS)

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COVID-19 May Cause Deadly Blood Clots In Pregnant Women https://odishatv.in/health/covid-19-may-cause-deadly-blood-clots-in-pregnant-women-466283 Sat, 01 Aug 2020 08:54:59 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466283

New York: In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have revealed that COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot clots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy. According to the researchers, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has proven unusual with respect to the spectrum of its pathological […]

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COVID-19 May Cause Deadly Blood Clots In Pregnant Women

New York: In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have revealed that COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot clots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy.

According to the researchers, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has proven unusual with respect to the spectrum of its pathological effects.

“In addition to the damage inflicted on the lungs, kidneys, heart and other organ systems, reports have emerged of hypercoagulable states in patients hospitalized with COVID-19,” said study author Daniel I. Spratt from the Tufts University in the US.

A hypercoagulable state is a medical term for a condition in which there is an abnormally increased tendency toward blood clotting (coagulation).

According to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology, one of the many complications of COVID-19 is the formation of blood clots in previously healthy people.

Estrogen increases the chance of blood clots during pregnancy and in women taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.

If infected with COVID-19, these women’s risk of blood clotting could be even higher, and they may need to undergo anticoagulation therapy or to discontinue their estrogen medicines.

“During this pandemic, we need additional research to determine if women who become infected with the coronavirus during pregnancy should receive anticoagulation therapy,” Spratt said.

“Or if women taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy should discontinue them. Research that helps us understand how the coronavirus causes blood clots may also provide us with new knowledge regarding how blood clots form in other settings and how to prevent.”

Researching and understanding the cause of blood clotting in COVID-19, including the intersecting effects of estrogen therapy or pregnancy, has several hurdles and will require innovative animal and tissue models, the team said.

Conversations between clinicians and basic researchers and between endocrinologists and haematologists are necessary to explore potential interactions between COVID-19 and pregnancy or estrogen therapy that could guide clinical management.

(IANS)

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For A Strong Immune System Add Protein & Vitamins To Your Diet https://odishatv.in/health/for-a-strong-immune-system-add-protein-vitamins-to-your-diet-466109 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:00:58 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466109

New Delhi: As we face this global pandemic, it is important that we stay indoors. maintain physical distancing and focus on building a strong immune system which is a crucial shield against infections. While we are confined to the house, it is important we maintain a regular routine which includes daily exercise, eating a balanced […]

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For A Strong Immune System Add Protein & Vitamins To Your Diet

New Delhi: As we face this global pandemic, it is important that we stay indoors. maintain physical distancing and focus on building a strong immune system which is a crucial shield against infections.

While we are confined to the house, it is important we maintain a regular routine which includes daily exercise, eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, maintaining good gut health, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress levels.

Our immune system works as the frontline defence mechanism against disease-causing microorganisms and protects us from all viruses and microbes that our body is exposed to. A healthy lifestyle along with a well-balanced diet containing all the essential macro and micronutrients is vital for optimal functioning and maintenance of the immune system.

Protein is a versatile macronutrient that sustains life and has a particularly important role to play in boosting immune function. Though we all know about the importance of protein, Indians are deficient in our protein intake. On average an individual needs 0.8-1.0g of protein per kg ideal body weight. Recommendations may vary depending on several factors such as physical activity, age, co-morbid conditions like kidney disease etc. As per the General Consumer Survey (PRODIGY) conducted in 2015, 73 per cent of our population is deficient in protein intake with 93 per cent of our population being unaware of their daily protein requirements.

It is important to consume good quantity and quality of protein daily for the immune system to function at its best. A quarter of our plate at every meal must be protein.

A good quality first-class protein is one with high digestibility and has all the essential amino acids required by the body. Sources: all animal products like eggs, meat, fish, poultry, milk, milk products like curd, paneer, whey. Proteins that are partially lacking in one or more essential amino acids eg, cereals and pulses are called incomplete protein.

Combinations of foods such as cereal pulse combination like idli, dosa, pongal, khichdi, dal rice etc. in 4:1 proportion help improve the quality of protein in a vegetarian meal if you are unable to meet your protein requirements through diet alone, protein powders containing good quality protein can be included to bridge the gap. You can consult a qualified dietician to plan a diet tailor-made to meet your protein and nutrient requirements.

Vitamins which help boost immunity!
Vitamin A
  • Vitamin A is an anti-inflammatory vitamin and plays a critical role in enhancing immunity.
  • Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A which when ingested is converted in the wall of the small intestine to vitamin A.
  • Sources of beta carotene-carrots, sweet potatoes, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, dark green leafy veg, pumpkins, asparagus, mangoes, drumstick leaves.
Vitamin B6
  • Vit B6 plays an important role in supporting biochemical reactions of the immune system.
  • Sources: fish, poultry, nuts, chickpeas, dark green leafy veg, bananas, papayas.
Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient in the formation of healthy red blood cells and DNA synthesis.
  • Vitamin B12 along with folic acid plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
  • Sources: fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products.
Vitamin C
  • Vitamin C is the most powerful antioxidant known to boost immunity. It also helps in the regeneration of Vitamin E.
  • Sources: Indian gooseberry (amla), guava, orange, sweet lime, lemon, bell peppers, berries, red amaranth leaves, cashew fruit, kiwi, strawberry, broccoli, etc.
Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D is essential to immune function and helps regulate the body’s immune response. You can get your dose of Vit D by standing in sunlight either on your terrace or balcony without sunscreen during the day preferably between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. If your levels of Vit D are low, consult your physician who may suggest a Vit D supplement.
  • Sources: Egg Yolk, cod liver oil, mushrooms, sardines, fatty fish
Vitamin E
  • Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in regulating and supporting immune system function. It prevents oxidation of Beta Carotene and Vit A in the intestine.
  • Sources: nuts such as almonds, pistachios, seeds like sunflower seeds, flax seeds, garden cress seeds

In addition to protein and vitamins, certain minerals like zinc, magnesium, selenium along with omega 3 fats play a key role in boosting immunity.

We can also give our immune system a boost by adding anti-viral foods easily available in our kitchen like garlic, fennel, ginger, cloves, tulsi, turmeric and coconut oil.

Making simple tweaks to your diet by including immune-boosting nutrients to help to fight infections. Lastly, do not forget to maintain hygiene by washing hands regularly, wear masks when out maintain physical distancing.

(IANS)

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Monsoon Skincare For Babies Every Mother Should Follow https://odishatv.in/health/monsoon-skincare-for-babies-every-mother-should-follow-465864 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:48:16 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=465864

New Delhi: As the monsoon brings humidity and dampness that can lead to certain skin-related issues in babies, such as rashes, itchy scalp, an Ayurvedic expert has shared key tips for baby’s skincare this monsoon season. According to the expert, with a change in the season, it is advisable to change your baby’s skincare routine […]

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Monsoon Skin Care For Babies Every Mother Should Follow

New Delhi: As the monsoon brings humidity and dampness that can lead to certain skin-related issues in babies, such as rashes, itchy scalp, an Ayurvedic expert has shared key tips for baby’s skincare this monsoon season.

According to the expert, with a change in the season, it is advisable to change your baby’s skincare routine to include season-friendly products.

Babies have very sensitive skin, and this makes it important to take extra care of their skin by ensuring that it is moisturised and nourished.

“Following a monsoon skincare routine for your little one can help tackle skin concerns, right from diaper rashes to cradle cap and itchy scalp,” said Dr Prathibha Babshet, Ayurveda Expert, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company.

“A proper monsoon head-to-heel skincare routine using safe and gentle products will help you tackle the common skin concerns during the season,” Babshet added.

According to the expert, skincare tips for the monsoon that every mother should are: Daily bath, haircare to tackle itchy scalp and cradle cap, keeping skin dry after a bath, preventing diaper rashes and choosing appropriate monsoon clothing.

“During the daily bath, choose a gentle baby soap enriched with olive oil and almond. almond oil helps moisturize baby’s skin, and olive oil helps nourish and protect skin from dryness,” Babshet advised.

“Take the herbal route for your baby’s hair care by using a gentle baby shampoo infused with herbs like hibiscus and chickpea as hibiscus helps moisturize and condition hair and chickpea helps nourish hair,” she added.

The expert also stressed that keep the skin of the babies dry after a bath.

“Post bath, gently pats dry, especially the areas with skin folds, such as cheeks, neck, chin, and knees,” she said.

According to Babshet, diaper rashes are caused due to the wetness from the nappy. The best way to prevent a nappy rash is by using a diaper rash cream infused with Yashoda Bhasma and almond oil.

“Also, dress your baby in full and light clothing, preferably made of cotton fabrics. Avoid overdressing your baby; instead, keep a light jacket or a thin blanket handy when it gets cold,” she added.

In addition to following these simple tips, keep the environment clean as it will help protect your baby from mosquitoes and insect bites. Use mosquito nets and ensure there is no stagnant water around the house.

(IANS)

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Depression, Stress Higher During Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic https://odishatv.in/health/depression-stress-higher-during-peak-of-covid-19-pandemic-465759 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:31:59 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=465759

Sydney: Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. “Research into previous pandemics has […]

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Depression during COVID19

Sydney: Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported.

“Research into previous pandemics has shown higher rates of illness fears, psychological distress, insomnia and other mental health problems in people with pre-existing mental illness, front-line health care workers, and survivors of the disease,” said study authors from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia.

In the new study, the research team used an online survey to examine mental health responses to the pandemic among 5,070 Australian adults. The online questionnaire asked participants about their fears, behavioural responses to Covid-19, psychological distress, alcohol use, and physical activity.

The population included in the survey was not representative of the overall population; 70 per cent had pre-existing mental health diagnoses, 86 per cent were female, and 75 per cent were Caucasian.

Although few participants had contracted Covid-19, more than one-quarter (25.9 per cent) were very or extremely worried about contracting the virus and more than half (52.7 per cent) were very or extremely worried about their family and friends.

While the questionnaires could not be used to make any diagnoses, most participants reported that their mental health had worsened during the outbreak, with 55 per cent saying it had worsened a little and 23 per cent saying it had worsened a lot.

Around half of all participants reported moderate to extreme loneliness and worry about their financial situation. Between 20.3 and 24.1 per cent of people surveyed had been experiencing severe or extremely severe levels of depression, anxiety and stress over the week preceding their survey, and another 18 to 22 per cent had moderate symptoms.

“We wanted to provide a snapshot of the mental health of the general community during the Covid-19 outbreak and look into the impact of the enforcement of social distancing laws, in Australia,” the study authors wrote.

“We don’t know what the long-term impacts of the pandemic will be, but these figures certainly show a negative impact on mental health in the short-term,” they noted.

Another study, published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, revealed that college students were more anxious and depressed during the initial phase of Covid-19 compared with a similar period in previous academic years.

Last month, a study published in the journal CMAJ, also showed that children and young people were experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health.

(IANS)

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