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Concept: Indian National Congress

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The original version of this Article omitted the following from the Acknowledgements:“Satish Patil thanks Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India for a Swarnajayanti fellowship."This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.

Concepts: Indian National Congress, British Raj, Yamuna, Government of India, Delhi, New Delhi, Technology, India

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Abstracts from the 6th Annual Congress of the Association of Vascular Access and Interventional Renal Physicians (AVATAR) | July 21-22, 2017 | Goa, India.

Concepts: Sunshine pop, Lok Sabha, Indian National Congress, The Association, Mumbai, Chronic kidney disease

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We report a case of a laboratory-confirmed Dengue and Chikungunya viruses co-infection imported from India to Portugal in early November 2016. The patient developed fever, retro-orbital pain and generalized myalgia after returning from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Rishikesh, Goa and Mumbai. This case highlights the importance of these arboviruses to public health in India where high rates of co-infection have been reported in the last few years, and demonstrates how challenging the laboratory diagnosis of imported co-infection cases can be in non-endemic areas.

Concepts: Influenza, Chikungunya, Mosquito control, Mughal Empire, Dengue fever, Aedes aegypti, Indian National Congress, Microbiology

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Arun Shukla received his master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and joined the lab of Nobel laureate Hartmut Michel at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany, for his PhD. He then moved to the United States for his postdoctoral work with Robert Lefkowitz at Duke University (Durham, NC) in a very close collaboration with Brian Kobilka (Stanford University, CA). Arun became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University in 2011, before returning to India in April 2014 as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur as a Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow. His research is centred on G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and he applies molecular, cellular and structural biology methods to understand the signalling and activation pathways of GPCRs.

Concepts: North Carolina, Max Planck Society, Academic degree, University, Indian National Congress, Jawaharlal Nehru, Doctorate, India

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Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. The generation of aerosols in the lower atmosphere of the city is mainly due to a large amount of natural dust advection and sizable anthropogenic activities. The compositions of organic compounds in aerosols are highly variable in this region and need to be investigated thoroughly. Twenty-four-hour sampling to assess concentrations of n-alkanes (ng/m(3)) in PM10 was carried out during January 2015 to June 2015 at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) Campus, Delhi, India. The total average concentration of n-alkanes, 243.7 ± 5.5 ng/m(3), along with the diagnostic tools has been calculated. The values of CPI1, CPI2, and CPI3 for the whole range of n-alkanes series, petrogenic n-alkanes, and biogenic n-alkanes were 1.00, 1.02, and 1.04, respectively, and C max were at C25 and C27. Diagnostic indices and curves indicated that the dominant inputs of n-alkanes are from petrogenic emissions, with lower contribution from biogenic emissions. Significant seasonal variations were observed in average concentrations of n-alkanes, which is comparatively higher in winter (187.4 ± 4.3 ng/m(3)) than during the summer season (56.3 ± 1.1 ng/m(3)).

Concepts: Global dimming, Season, Dust, Indian National Congress, Winter, Water pollution, Particulate

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Call center sector in India is a relatively new and fast growing industry driving employment and growth in modern India today. Most international call centers in National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi operate at odd work hours corresponding to a time suitable fortheir international customers. The sleep quality of call handlers employed in these call centers is in jeopardy owing to their altered sleep schedule.

Concepts: Haryana, Trade union, Moscow, History of the Republic of India, Indian National Congress, Ottawa, India, Delhi

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This study analyzes the time use of highly qualified professionally achieving (HQPA) women after retirement. Data were collected from a random sample of 1,023 HQPA women in the city of Mumbai, India. HQPA women spent their postretirement time in caregiving and family responsibilities, leisure activities, and volunteer work. Several HQPA women volunteered at social service organizations as the main postretirement activity. In a developing country like India, which is still growing in terms of skilled human resources, this voluntary engagement of experienced and skilled older women is crucial. Policy makers in India and developing nations can promote this.

Concepts: Culture of India, Indian National Congress, Indian independence movement, Mumbai, Volunteering, Developing country, United Nations, India

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We assessed a worksite intervention designed to promote tobacco control among workers in the manufacturing sector in Greater Mumbai, India.

Concepts: Arabian Sea, Bollywood, Economy of India, Culture of India, India, Indian National Congress, Indian independence movement, Mumbai

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Group photo of the participants at the chromosome stability meeting in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. The meeting brought together the Indian scientific community and investigators from other countries working on various aspects of chromosome stability.

Concepts: Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao, Indian independence movement, Research, Scientific method, Indian National Congress, Sino-Indian War, Jawaharlal Nehru, India

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School students with specific learning disabilities (SpLDs) experience chronic academic underachievement and resultant stress. The present study aimed to determine if school students with newly diagnosed SpLD were more likely to have anxiety than their regular peers.

Concepts: Indian National Congress, Marathi language, Special education, Education, Mumbai, Urdu, Learning disability, Educational psychology