MIEF project: Science Popularization

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MIEF chaired a session in the XXXVII Indian Social Science Congress in Aligarh Muslim University on 28th December. The thematic session was focused on “Science Popularization and Science Communication”. Dr Uday Kakroo chaired and introduced the session .  The panelists were Dr. Raakhi Mehra, Ms. Suman Srivasatav, Professor Rakesh Mohan, Ms. Puneeta Malhotra and Air Marshal Retd.…

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Monday Inspiration: Magic!

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It’s the last Monday of 2013! Feels like the year just flew. At MIEF, we have many new things to look forward to.  This year, apart from our regular projects, our first website came into being and is 2 months old now! We are also on Facebook and increasingly on Twitter. At the time we…

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Weekend Tips!! : Make Your Kids Nature Friendly

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority -E.B.White Kids today should learn about the relationship of living beings with the mother earth & nature. The balance that has been there…

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Zoonosis: Conference 2013

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As we talked about the Zoonosis project last week, MIEF made further progress in that field.  Earlier this year in July 2013,  MIEF organised the National Conference on Scientific Awareness on Zoonotic Disease control in Metropolitian cities in Delhi. The conference had presence from imminent doctors ( Dr KK Agarwal, Dr Lal Krishna) both from…

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Mental Sickness In Children In India : An Overview

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  WHO (2000) stated that 20% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling mental illness worldwide  and suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Research from the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 12% children between 4 to 16 years suffered from psychiatric disorders  in India. Similar studies from around the…

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MIEF project: Science promotion via social media

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As we already told you on the 28th of December between 2-3 pm, Dr Uday Kakroo, Director, MIEF will chair a session on “Science Communication and Science Popularization” in Aligarh Muslim University. We have more news on this programme, MIEF will also be presenting a case for using social media for science popularization amongst children especially…

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The Kindness offensive

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A group called “the kindness offensive” in London is getting people involved in random acts of kindness. They even got school children involved in sharing and gifting others less fortunate children in hospitals and homes.  What a beautiful and inspiring way to share your Christmas joys,  don’t you think!

Weekend Tips : 5 Reasons To Give and be kind!

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WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

These are the golden words by the famous writer,artist & historian Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. His thought on giving inspires us to share this post with you guys. Have you ever given something to anyone without any expectations?  Have you ever helped someone in their time of need without the greed of your own benefit? If the answer to all these questions is yes then MIEF salutes you for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

Giving is however helping you too, here’s how-

reasons why you should give and be kind

Joys of giving- 5 reasons why you should give and be kind

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  • Giving Makes you feel Happy – In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that giving to charities activates brain regions associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust and create a “warm glow” effect. There’s also a ‘helper’s high’ created by endorphins released by this ‘good behaviour’
  • Giving  Makes You Healthier – Giving can improve health and longevity according to research as it helps in decreasing stress
  • Giving Promotes Cooperation – Giving allows you to feel closer to the person or cause you’re contributing towards and they’re more likely to cooperate with you
  • Giving Awakens A Sense Of Gratitude – Gratitude is seen as a key to increasing happiness personally and making us more positive.
  • Giving Can Spur a Ripple Effect – Giving spreads across the community, allowing not only the immediate recipient but others connected to benefit as well.

Share your giving experiences with us and come back on Monday for more inspiration! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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MIEF project: Zoonotic diseases

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In 2011 and 2012 MIEF with the support of Department of Science, Government of India and many medical professionals (both veterinarians and medical professionals) has been conducting seminars and has published a book on Zoonotic diseases to build awareness in this sector.  As more of us have pets, and our children get exposed to animals…

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