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New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Skill India Campaign on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on July 15, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Monday.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consented to be the chief guest for the event to be held at Vigyan Bhawan,” it said.
The pilot phase of PMKVY, that seeks to incentivize skill training by providing financial rewards to candidates who successfully complete approved training programmes and has a target of 24 lakh youth across India over the next one year, has already begun. The National Skill Development Mission will converge, coordinate, implement and monitor skilling activities across India.
“It will also be a vehicle to achieve the objectives of the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, which will provide policy direction and guidance to all stakeholders in the skill development and entrepreneurship ecosystem,” said Rudy.
The launch of the Skill India Campaign is an important milestone towards achieving the objective of skilling with speed, scale and standards across the country, he said.
“This event would bring together key stakeholders including central ministries/departments, state governments, leading industry bodies, and trainees. Partnerships with all these stakeholders is vital to ensure that Skill India, is a success,” the minister added.
A ‘Skill Loan’ initiative will be launched at the event, where loans from Rs.5,000 to Rs.1.5 lakh will be available to more than 34 lakh youth, who seek to attend skill development programmes, over the next five years, said Rudy.
By Vinoda Kumary
The rise in air pollution, coupled with lousy lifestyle habits, is causing a spike in respiratory diseases. According to a Lancet report, the contribution of chronic respiratory diseases in India increased from 4.5 per cent in 1990 to 6.4 per cent in 2016. With respiratory issues on the rise, there is an increased demand for natural solutions to treat such issues. Instead of conventional medicine, people are turning to alternative medical therapies to find cures for ailments.
Common Lung Disorders
Bronchitis is a health condition that causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs. This leads to narrowing of the air pathways and excess mucus causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. It is a chronic condition that interferes seriously with daily life.
Bronchitis is a health condition that causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs. | Wikimedia Commons
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
It is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs the airflow to the lungs. Symptoms of COPD include breathing difficulty, mucus (sputum) production, coughing, and wheezing. It can result from long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. Those affected by COPD are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, heart disease, and a variety of other conditions.
Symptoms of COPD include breathing difficulty, mucus (sputum) production, coughing, and wheezing. | Pixabay
This is another variation of COPD. Bronchitis causes a similar build-up of mucus that can cause inflammation and coughing. The lungs' airways are constantly inflamed as chronic bronchitis often lasts for months on end. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include incessant coughing, whistling sounds while breathing, wheezing and a tightening of the chest. It is said that the cure for all ailments is available the natural way. Here are some of the alternative medicine approaches to treat respiratory disorders.
This is another variation of COPD. Bronchitis causes a similar build-up of mucus that can cause inflammation and coughing. | Needpix
Alternative Medicinal Approaches to Treat Respiratory Disorders
Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases. One of the primary causes of asthma is allergies, which often result from the food consumed. It is crucial, therefore, to first prepare a diet that is suitable for an individual. Often, dairy products, meats, and certain nuts can increase the production of mucus. Foods like these must be avoided. Also, antioxidants can prevent damage resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Diet is important in this regard, as fruits and vegetables high in Vitamins A, C, and E can improve the condition of COPD patients.
Diet is important in this regard, as fruits and vegetables high in Vitamins A, C, and E can improve the condition of COPD patients. | Photo by Bruna Branco on Unsplash
Yoga and Exercise
Treatment of lung disorders often involves the use of the lungs to promote healthy breathing habits. Exercises like cycling, swimming, yoga etc. that create a need for full capacity breathing are of great importance. Exercising the diaphragm is important and simple activities can go a long way in the treatment of the same. Pranayama, the practice of controlled breathing, is an integral part of alternative treatment for people suffering from respiratory issues. This extensive breathing practice helps to expand the lungs and improve the capacity of the lungs, which helps an individual breathe more freely.
Treatment of lung disorders often involves the use of the lungs to promote healthy breathing habits. | Photo by kike vega on Unsplash
Nasal irrigation systems like JalNeti using a Neti pot can help to rinse the sinuses, which may provide some relief from symptoms of respiratory allergies.
Nasal irrigation systems like JalNeti using a Neti pot can help to rinse the sinuses, which may provide some relief from symptoms of respiratory allergies. | Photo by CDC on Unsplash
The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into the skin to stimulate certain parts of the body. According to a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, people with allergic rhinitis who were given acupuncture treatments twice a week for eight weeks had fewer symptoms than those administered placebo.
People with allergic rhinitis who were given acupuncture treatments twice a week for eight weeks had fewer symptoms than those administered placebo. | Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash
It is important to remember that no one complementary or alternative therapy works well for everyone with respiratory issues. Therefore, a proper assessment is done before deciding on the approach to the treatment plan. For those considering alternative medicine for their respiratory problems, it is recommended to speak to an expert first and discuss the approach that may work best.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Yoga, exercise, Nasal Irrigation, Diet, Chronic Bronchitis, Respiratory Issues
By Olivia Sarkar
Did you know that over 40-year-olds might lose up to 8 per cent of their muscular mass every decade? After the age of 70, the pace of decrease may double. Sarcopenia, or advanced muscle loss, affects roughly one-third of persons over the age of 50. Muscles are crucial for organ function, skin health, immunity and metabolism, as well as for common physical acts like picking things up, reaching for something, opening a jar or getting out of a chair. To put it another way, keeping muscle mass as you become older is critical to living a happy and healthy life. "Muscle loss is an ageing factor that is rarely discussed, and people accept its signs, such as a loss of strength and energy, as a natural part of ageing," says Ganesh Kadhe, Associate Director Medical and Scientific Affairs at Abbott Nutrition. "However, muscle fitness can often predict how we will age and remain active and independent."
Muscle loss is an ageing factor that is rarely discussed, and people accept its signs, such as a loss of strength and energy, as a natural part of ageing. | Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash
The good news is that you may assist, prevent or delay muscle loss by taking the appropriate precautions. While muscle loss is unavoidable as we age, it does not have to be.
To stay strong as you age, start following the tips below to fuel and keep muscles fit for years to come!
1. Engage in regular exercise, including resistance training, to maintain muscles and strength.
2. Eat good source of protein from lean meats, eggs and beans; aim for 25-30 grams of protein at every meal.
3. Choose a balanced diet full of veggies, fruits, whole grains, proteins, healthy fats and key vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D.
4. Consider taking other muscle health ingredients, like HMB.
5. Talk to your healthcare provider about nutrition, especially if you are ill, hospitalised or recovering from surgery, to manage illness-related muscle loss.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: strong, age, exercise, lifestyle, diet, food, veggies
Bumble, the women-first dating app, has released its predictions for the top emerging trends that will shape dating in the coming year. While some much-loved pre-pandemic behaviour has returned this year, the future of dating holds many new and welcome changes.
According to Bumble, the new year will bring us:
Resetters: The pandemic brought a lot of changes for daters, but many adjusted along the way by adopting video chat and planning virtual dates. 71 per cent of people on the dating platform in India are ready to hit the reset button on their dating journey in the new year. For 75 per cent of people, the pandemic has made them now prioritise finding a partner who is more emotionally available. For more than half of (52 per cent) people on Bumble the pandemic has drastically changed what they are looking for in a partner.
The pandemic brought a lot of changes for daters, but many adjusted along the way by adopting video chat and planning virtual dates. | Photo by LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash
Explori-dating: While what we're looking for has changed but this hasn't necessarily made dating super serious. In fact, the pandemic has made almost half of the people (48 per cent) question what our 'type' even is. Looking ahead to 2022, more than half of daters in India would describe their approach to dating as exploratory (55 per cent).
Looking ahead to 2022, more than half of daters in India would describe their approach to dating as exploratory (55 per cent). | Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash
Hobby Dates: From cooking together to pottery classes to starting your own business - 75 per cent of Indian daters on Bumble have picked up new hobbies and skills. And now it's also present in our dating lives as 52 per cent of people on the platform in India are planning their dates around their new hobbies. This is an easy way to get back into dating post-lockdown by doing something you already love and it's a great way to connect over shared interests!
From cooking together to pottery classes to starting your own business - 75 per cent of Indian daters on Bumble have picked up new hobbies and skills. | Photo by aisvri on Unsplash
Consciously Single: We've all heard of 'conscious uncoupling' but 2022 is all about finding that someone, not just anyone. The pandemic has made more than half of us (62 per cent) realise that it's actually OK to be alone for a while. Looking ahead, people are consciously making a decision to be single, with the majority of single people (54 per cent) being more mindful and intentional in how and when they date.
The pandemic has made more than half of us (62 per cent) realise that it's actually OK to be alone for a while. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Power PDA: With vaccination rates increasing, PDA is back in a big way and it looks like it's not just the celebrities that are into it. 73 per cent of single Indians on Bumble say that they are more open to public displays of affection post-pandemic.
Samarpita Samaddar, India Communications Director, Bumble said: "If the last two years have taught us anything, it's that people are being more mindful of what they are looking for in a partner and more intentional about dating at their own time and pace. As we head into the new year, there is a sense of hope and excitement around dating, both virtual and IRL, as India lifts restrictions across states. With over 70 per cent of single Indians looking to 'reset' their dating lives, 2022 looks likely to be a big year for romance."
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Dating, Bumble, Consciously Single, Resetters, women-first dating app, Dating Trends