A musical band performs with bagpipes made at the Mid East bagpipe factory in the city of Sialkot, Pakistan. The fresh smell of wood floats through the Mid East factory on the eastern side of Pakistan’s Punjab province, where third generation owner Umer Farooq (not pictured) is one of the managers. Workers are busy standing or sitting on the ground.
A study found that , 40% of the sphygmomanometers had baseline deviation, the mean deviation being in excess of 2.5 mmHg and this was more prevalent in outpatient departments and wards, where the wear and tear may be more, highlighting the need for frequent... read more
Now, scientists have begun replacing many of these pilot project air purifying units in Delhi with ones, which, apart from promising almost double the efficiency in cleaning air, will also be tamper proof. read more
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NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone that will allow scientists to peer into the Martian interior by studying ground motion -- also known as marsquakes. read more
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On the morning October 12, the Air India Express flight with 136 people on board had a miraculous escape when the aircraft’s wheels scraped the airport’s outer wall during take-off in Trichy, damaging the wall as well as the plane’s undercarriage. read more
According to an audio clipping of the conversation between the pilots and an air traffic controller in the US, various options were looked at before the plane made the landing at New Jersey airport. read more