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CM leads mass plantation drive at Kangla 10,000 fruit bearing trees will be planted inside Kangla: CM

DIPR
Imphal, June 25,

Taking recently launched CM’s Green Manipur Mission forward, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today led a mass plantation drive inside sacred Kangla. Around 700 indigenous fruit bearing tree saplings were planted in the drive organised by Kangla Board in association with Department of Art and Culture, Department of Forest and Directorate of Environment. The Chief Minister named the new orchard as ’Nura Heikol’.
The Chief Minister opined that Langol forest and Kangla are often regarded as the lungs of Imphal city because main oxygen supply to the capital city is done by the trees growing at these two places. As such, the Government has a plan to grow more and more trees and develop thick forests at these two places and other areas, he added.

He informed that it was decided in a recent meeting of Kangla Board to plant 10,000 fruit bearing tree saplings inside Kangla alone, he said and added that he had advised the officials of Department of Horticulture and Directorate of Environment to plant the remaining saplings within a week. He also asked the officials concerned to assign an officer responsible for ensuring survival of the saplings.
Stating that the Kangla Board had decided to change all the names of gardens, orchards and sites of Kangla into indigenous/local names, the Chief Minister said that the Rock Garden located on the southern part of the fort would now be known as ’Engellei Leikol’. The site, where tree saplings were planted today was earlier known as Biodiversity Park. This place would become an orchard within a few years, and as such it would now be known as ’Nura Heikol’, he announced. The Chief Minister also urged the people of the State to extend full cooperation and support to CM’s Green Manipur Mission and make Manipur green.
Art and Culture Minister L. Jayantakumar, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam, Manipur Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker K. Robindro Yaiskul AC MLA Th. Satyabrata, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP L.M. Khaute, Commissioner (Art and Culture) M. Lakhsmikumar, Mutua Museum Director Mutua Bahadur and former HOD (History) of Manipur University, Prof. N. Joykumar Singh were also present at the occasion.
Later, N. Biren Singh also launched an LED Display Board run by Leibak Information Technology Pvt. Ltd., Khurai Thoidingjam Leikai at the western gate of Kangla. The LED board will display advertisement and information related to Kangla and other information including news.

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GOI approves separate passport and flag for Nagas

IT News

Imphal June 25,

Report appeared at various newspapers basee in North East states said that the ongoing peace talk between the government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) is nearing conclusion as the Government of India (GoI) approves the eight points charter of demands put up by the NSCN-IM. The report also said that the eight points demands has been signed between the two entities under the Peace Accord. 

The Naga Peace Accord, a framework agreement as it has been termed, signed between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Government of India on August 3, 2015 is significant for several reasons.

RH Raising, Kilo Kilonser (Home Minister) of NSCN-IM while talking to media said that the Government of India has accepted the new political concept of Nagas in order to resolve the indo-Naga issue at the earliest thereby paving the way for building a separate entity for the Nagas.

The 8 points signed under Peace Accord are

  1. A separate constitution for Nagaland, 2. Separate Flag
  2. Separate Naga passport
  3. Permanent UN Representative,
    5. Joint Foreign Affairs,
    6. Joint Defence/Military
  4. Use of Currency Rupees (Right to use Naga Currency) and ,
    8. Pan Naga Government to cover all Naga inhabited Areas
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Woman found dead in mysterious circumstances; family members suspect murder

IT News

Imphal June 25,

A woman identified as one Ksh Ongbi Sumita @Ningol (56 years) was found dead in a suspicious manner at Thiyam Konjil in Imphal East. Family members of the deceased lady suspected the death to be murder and points finger to a woman who owe around Rs. 3 lakhs for buying jewelry item. A JAC formed in connection with the alleged murdered demanded arrest and punishment of the culprits behind the murder and refused to accept the dead body until the demands are fulfilled.

As per disclosure by family members, the deceased Ksh (o) Sumita wife of Ksh Deven from Brahmapur Bheigyabati Leikai was called out by one Laimayum Sangita @ Amubi (30 years) wife of L. Indra @ Tomba from Thangapat Konung Leikai for paying back a sum of Rupees 3 lakhs at which she owe to her for buying jewelry items.

Talking to media persons, Dwijendra Ksh who is the brother-in-law of the deceased lady said that the Laimayum Sangita @ Amubi called the deceased Sumita around at 3.30 pm yesterday. He added that husband of Amubi L. Indra came to the deceased house around 9 pm to enquire about his wife stating that his wife and the deceased Sumita went together.

Later, Indra informed through telephone that the deceased Sumita met an accident at Thiyam Chingjil.

Dwijendra said when visited the spot they found Sumita’s lifeless body in a suspicious manner. He alleged the death as a case of murder.

“She was strangulated and murdered, the white pleasure two wheeler vehicle bearing registration number MN 01L-7321 which the deceased travelled didn’t have any scratches mark lacking the evidence of any accident.

Dwijendra further alleged that his wife was murdered by Amubi and her husband along with the help of some others in order not to pay back the loaned amount.

He added that few other jewelry items which the deceased took along with her was also found missing.

Dwijendra further added that they will not take the body until the persons involve in the murder of Ksh (o) Sumita was arrested.

He also said that the accused Amubi came on 23 June assuring to pay back the money on the next day.

It can be mention that a JAC was also formed against the brutal murder of Ksh (O) Sumita and a memorandum demanding the arrest of the culprit within 48 hours and video coverage of the post-mortem was also given to the MLA of Yaiskul and also to Imphal East Superintendent of Police.

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Students of 5 colleges affiliated to DM University stage protest

IT News
Imphal, June 25,

Students of 5 colleges that are affiliated at DM University namely DM Arts, Science, Commerce, GP Women college and Law college today protested at the gate of DM Arts.
Speaking to media persons Human Resource Development Secretary of All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) Bruce Pebam said that various charters of demands for the welfare of the University were made to public through media.
He added that even though DM University being at inception stage the syllabus of the university was not approved till now even after the end an academic year.
He highlighted the lack of regular VC, registrar, Deans, Academic council and syndicate members which hamper the academic atmosphere of the students of the University.

Bruce further said that as DM University was not recognised under Association of Indian Universities the students fail to participate various programs of East Zone, National and International.
He also added that the students didn’t received their registration numbers of the University and neither the university doesn’t have any regular teaching and non teaching staffs.
“The pass percentage of graduation students of DM Arts was decreased abruptly because of the overburdened of teachers teaching both the graduate and post graduate students”, Bruce added.
He said that such crisis occurs because of the irresponsibility’s of the authority of DM University and the present government.
He criticised the government for not taking heed of the grievances of the students and also questioned whether the university was set up only to do contractual works and not for the welfare of the students.
He concluded that until the government assured their basic demands with a specific date, all the activities of DM University will shut down.

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DC Roshita Launched Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV) for Diarrhoea Prevention at Thoubal

IT News
Thoubal,June.25

Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal Haobam Roshita, IAS launched “Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV)” for Diarrhoea Prevention at a function held today Organise by District Health Society Thoubal at the conference hall of District Hospital ThoubaI.
District Family Welfare Officer of Thoubal Dr.Ksh.Memcha Devi, in her key note address, stated that that introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine is a big boon in the country as every 10 minutes, one child (between the ages of 0-5) dies of rotavirus diarrhoea or cold diarrhoea.

Enlightening the masses about the Rotavirus vaccine, she said, “The vaccine is the only vaccine to prevent diarrhoea caused by Rotavirus.” The Rotavirus vaccine which is available both in oral and liquid forms can be administered to all the infants at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks along with other vaccines in routine immunisation schedule, Ksh.Memcha said.
Ksh.Memcha also mentioned that the dose of the Rotavirus vaccine (liquid form) currently being supplied under Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is five drops (0.5 ml); and to achieve effective results, it needs to be stored  between -15 degree Celsius and -25 degree Celsius.
“It will be provided to all government health facilities including hospitals, urban dispensaries, public health centres, community health centres and sub-centres,” she added.
The function also witnessed the attendance of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of District Health Society Thoubal Dr.N.Jayentakumar and Medical Superintendent of Thoubal District Hospital Dr.Ch.Memcha Devi as President and Guest of honour respectively.

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Popular Front expresses concern over the surge of Hindutva mob lynchings

IT News
Imphal, June 25,

Popular Front of India of India Chairman E Abubacker has expressed deep concern over the surge of anti-Muslim violence in different states from the very beginning of the new   BJP government.

Despite the  assurances given by Prime Minister immediately after the declaration of election results about removing fear from minorities and winning their trust, mob lynchings by Hindutva goons in the country are alarmingly on the rise. After BJP’s landslide victory, attacks and killings of Muslims commuters and labourers are repeatedly reported from various states. Muslims are picked up, abused and attacked.
The statement of the Front said that it is ironical that  on the very day Indian External Affairs Ministry rejected US State Department’s 2018 International Religious Freedom Report which affirmed the continuance of violence against minorities in India, Tabrej Ansari, a 24-year-old Muslim from Jharkhand died of injuries he sustained from a brutal beating and torture by communal fanatics. Calling such violence as just mob lynching is misleading. They are people who belong to Sangh Parivar or at least mobs influenced by their anti-Muslim ideology.  Hindutva fanatics who carry out these attacks are highly organized, armed and enjoy impunity and protection of those in power. The culprits force victims to chant Jai Shriram.  Tabrej Ansari was continued to be tortured despite his compliance to their demands. The government which is usually very quick in responding to even minor accidents is completely silent when it comes to the Hindutva attacks on Muslims. When Modi immediately responded to the collapse of a Ram Katha pandal in Barmer in Rajasthan, he maintains studied silence about repeated mob attacks on Muslims.
On other hand, the opposition parties also hesitate to address the Muslim security issue thereby betraying secular principles.
E. Abubacker warned that it is the constitutionally mandated duty of a government to ensure the safety of all citizens, and in its absence, the entire country will be pushed into chaos.

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Legitimizing the pocketing of public money

Any good or welfare programme initiated by the central government for development of the region often went flop when it reached the state of Manipur. Package sanction for the welfare of the people and for taking up developmental works are often went to the pocket of those who were meant to implement them. In simple word announcement of welfare scheme for the state is more like a harvest season for those in power at the government. These are not just hearsay, but almost everyone in the state knows. There has never been any work including construction or implementing government schemes where 100% released amount have been utilized. An onlooker knows – and hardly 50% have been used for the programme or works and remaining use to be pocketed to those responsible for the implementation of the work. What is more surprising is that the people now have been brain wasted, they are now with the perception that if works or programme are implemented with at least 50% they appreciated without even thinking that 50% of the amount have been pocketed to them. People seems to justify the kind of culture being practice by the people in power without thinking that in addition to the money that they hijacked from the sanction amount for taking up developmental works they are being paid salary to perform the works by the money collected from the public in the form of tax.
Each and every citizen, from poor to rich, pay taxes to government indirectly and directly. Those with huge income pay direct tax and those even with no income and who lives on hand to mount too pay taxes indirectly. The daily essential commodities that each of us buy includes taxes that are to be collected by the government. And it is from these taxes that the government employees are being paid as salaries and developmental works are being taken up.
Misuse of public fund is being legitimized in the state of Manipur. This is being stated as no government authority are heard punished for the kind of offence. This news paper had many times filed report of how contract employees in Horticulture department are being regularized without following proper guidelines. We have also reported news about how the public money are being pocketed by some vested interested people in the fitting of pipeline at Imphal East. And recently we have also reported on how the top official of SCERT is misappropriated the fund sanction for the DIET centres.

Some days back this newspaper had reported about a banned firm being awarded 8 PMGSY works. And two days back a newspaper had reported about a construction work being taken up under the tourism department at Yaralpat in Imphal East without conducting tender.
So, far no officials are heard punished. The government had never constituted any enquiry. And thus , we feel that the harvesting of public money using unfair means is being legitimized in the state of Manipur.    

LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: Unlocking your Learning Potentials THINK OF YOUR LEARNING

By : Md. Nasir Khan
Teacher
MindMaps Practitioner
 
Quality in education has been an effort globally and we are all in the race. Children on beginning of schooling or even before it were provided some books loaded with information. This information is received and transmits to different actions by the brain. Have you ever asked yourself how your brain operates? Or to your children? The answer is NO! We all spent 1000s of hours studying Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Astronomy, Geography, etc. But we failed to work on how my brain works, how do we think? How do we recall? How do we sense? How to learn to create? How to make note? How to study? How to learn? Revision techniques? Memory? Exam techniques? Thinking about thinking? I cannot go in-depth of all these in my short article however I shall try my best how YOU and I can unlock our learning potentials so that we learn when we learn.
You are provided with a user’s manual when you purchase a pressure cooker. You read it once, digest it and throw away once you are aware of it. In the case of your brain’s user manual, all you need is to create your own manual; update it; use it; un-use it; update again;…………..; it continues on and on. Your brain is complex, powerful, infinitely variable and astonishing. It never stops working, and it is evolving constantly.
WHY YOU NEED TO THINK INTELLIGENTLY?
What Age do you think we are in now?  To help you make your decision, it is traditionally considered that after the indigenous, aboriginal, and local flowerings of culture, the first global ‘Revolution of the Mind’ was the Agricultural revolution which started 10,000 years ago. During that time we thought, primarily, agriculturally.  Children were educated to be labourers. The Agricultural Revolution was then superseded, a few hundred years ago, by the Industrial Revolution. During that time we thought, primarily, industrially.  Children were once again educated to be labourers in the industrial-military complex. So, in this context, what Age do you think we are in now? Write your thoughts on a separate piece of paper. The most common answers to this question are: Information, Technological, Computer, Digital, The last! If we are in the Information/Technological/Computer Age, we will think informationally and technologically, and children will be taught to be information technologists. If we are in this Age then such thinking and education will be appropriate. However, if we think we are in this Age but are not, then such thinking and education will be inappropriate.  As many as 90% of people believe we are in this Age, and thus the world is currently thinking predominantly in the Information/Technological mode. We are not in the Information Age! The Information Age gave us many wonderful gifts including the television, computers, new medical equipment and the World Wide Web. It also provided us with the greatest cause of global stress the planet has ever known: Information Overload.  To deal with Information Overload, the human brain devised the next revolution of the mind: the Knowledge Age. In this Age information was clustered into meaningful chunks in order to try to contain and manage the increasing tsunami of data. This Age gave rise to such new concepts as Knowledge Management, and such new positions in national and multi-national businesses and governments as Knowledge Manager and, on many Boards, Director of Knowledge Management.  It should be observed at this point that every Age that is superseded by a new Age still remains with us. The Agricultural, Industrial and Information Ages are and will always remain a part of our societies.  In the Knowledge Age we thought knowledgably.  Children were taught to become Knowledge Workers. In Singapore, a number of Directors of Knowledge Management came together and announced that Knowledge Management was not working as well as had been anticipated and hoped. Why?  Because there is something far more important to manage than knowledge.  The far more important to manage than knowledge, is to manage the manager of that knowledge.  And what is the manager of that knowledge? Your Brain! Your brain manages knowledge by the use and application of its multiple intelligences. We are thus now entering the Age of Intelligence.  This fact was confirmed at the 14th International Conference on Thinking (2009) by the Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia, by Professors Edward de Bono and Howard Gardner, by Tony Buzan, and by the 2,000 international delegates of that conference. At the Opening ceremonies it was officially declared by Tony Buzan that:
We are now in the Age of Intelligence. That the 21st century is the Century of the Brain, and the third millennium will henceforth be known as Millennium of the Mind.
 In the Age of Intelligence we will think (at last!) Intelligently. In this new and dawning Age, children of all ages will and are beginning to be taught to become Intelligence Workers by becoming Mentally Literate - focusing on creativity and innovation, communication, service, learning how to learn, memory, ethics, self-management, mindfulness, full use of our cognitive skills, and all forms of thinking including analytical, strategic, lateral, creative, meta- and radiant.  Mental literacy will be defined as being similar to normal verbal literacy and numerical literacy.  Verbal literacy means understanding the alphabet of letters, words and language and being able to juggle with those appropriately.  Numerical literacy means understanding the alphabet of numbers and being able to juggle with the infinite combinations of those.  Mental literacy means understanding the alphabet of the brain’s physical structures and that of the brain’s cognitive and learning functions.
RIGHTIES OR LEFTIES?
Our brain has two hemispheres, the left and the right. We are either a left brain dominant or the right brain. To help you understand whether you are a left brain or right brain dominant you will need to analyse your learning styles. Here are some commonly accepted learning styles:
·Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
·Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
·Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
·Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
·Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
·Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
·Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
·Naturalistic: These types of learners process information best when it is related to finding patterns in nature and applying scientific reasoning to the understanding of living creatures. They usually grow up to be farmers, naturalists or scientists. These learners particularly enjoy being outdoors and connecting with Nature. They are often found observing and appreciating plants and animals in rural settings.
Your amazing right brain is concerned with Rhythm, Imagination, Daydreaming, Colour, Dimension, Spatial awareness, Gestalt;  While your amazing left brain is concerned with Logic, Words, Lists, Numbers, Sequence, Lines, Analysis. These two amazing sides of the brain with its unique feature do not operate separately from one another however in most cases we try using either side. The more you can stimulate both the sides of your brain at the same time resulting to synergetic brain, the more efficient your brain will be.
LEARNING BLOCKS
Learning is a continuous process and there are frequent blocks happening around. Some learning blocks may be Fear: of past failures and success; Classroom: difficult seeing the demonstration or white board summary (WBS), unable to hear the lecture, unable to understand the level of language the teachers use, there may be sunlight in rural school’s classrooms, pollution, teacher’s dress and ornaments; Humiliation: there may be cases when you were humiliated for being skinny, short or ugly; Restlessness:    mentally unrest, unrest due to physical needs; Shy or Timid; Social Factor: school environment, health, absent, Low Intelligence, Poverty, Dislike of Teachers, Lack of Family guidance; Teacher’s in-efficiency:  unplanned lesson, home work without guidance, Lack of pupils’ involvement in the class, insufficient audio-visual aids, bad communication; Curriculum: outdated syllabus, excessive number of lecture, less worksheet, syllabus has less learning aims, difficult; School Management: non-availability of books in time, Pupils’ punishment, Lack of teaching aids, Insufficient teachers, 2 classes incorporate into 1, Skipping Lesson, Class size, Too many class in a day. Let us take for an example: A student sitting near a window may have stuck by a small sunbeam which the teacher might not notice it. The teacher is trying to explain the topic of the day, the entire 45 minutes; however that particular student got distracted by the sunbeam and he is unable to focus on what was taught. This way the above mentioned points are out of the many learning blocks that may lead to un-effective lectures.
THINKING
‘Open your eyes and look deeply at what you wanted to learn, now close your eyes and feel it’. This way we learn! The logic here is with respect to conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the thinker and decision maker, gives instructions to sub-conscious mind to obey. The conscious mind closed and the sub-conscious mind received and the body reacted. Proper learning happens with proper management of thinking. It’s with thinking the informations are processed and our senses gets activated. We will discuss here two types of thinking known as the focused mode and the diffuse mode. When you are in focused mode: you are paying attention, letting a specific part of the brain to turn on and get the learning process started. When you are in diffuse mode: your mind is relaxed and free, you are gently using other parts of the brain that are mostly different from the parts you use when you are focusing; letting your brain imaginative connections between ideas. For an effective learning and more creative experiences what you need is to go back and forth between these two thinking modes.
Magnus Carlsen vs Garry Kasparov, 2004: The standing boy in the picture is Magnus, who is rank no. 700 and Garry is ranked no. 1 in the world. Amazingly Kasparov didn’t win the chess match. Magnus seems a distracted boy wandering around watching other’s play.(It happens during his match). Soon after this photo was taken Magnus returned to the table and focused on the game again. He had taken a little break so he can focus better when he returned. The match was a tie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEmquJhSas
In the short real event story above Magnus was using both the focused and the diffuse mode while Kasparov was in focused mode only. The logic here is simple: All you need is the shifting modes of thinking, from focused to diffuse and from diffuse to focused. Here are some diffuse mode activators that you may practice as rewards after focused mode work: playing physical game of your choice, jog, walk, swim, dance, ride a bike, draw/ paint, take a shower, listen to music ( especially without words), meditate, pray, sleep, talk to a friend etc.
NOTE-TAKING

Let me be honest and be very frank on my note-taking experiences. It was during my 10th class only I began doing so. Isn’t it surprising? I somehow managed to do it till my 12th standard and then I discontinued. My journey on Learning How to Learn began in 2015, since then I realised its importance and the roles it played in Learning. I didn’t blame my teacher, may be they might have taught me however my mind wasn’t attracted to it and that was how I was unaware.
Note-taking, as we know means summarizing someone else’s thoughts, as expressed in a book, lecture or article. You need to develop this habit as early as possible in school days. While trying to summarize an idea, you will stay focused, physically and mentally; your mind will get actively engaged as you hear and would be able to organise the ideas recorded for studying and review after the class. Note-taking involves active listening and you need to learn active listening as well. Listening is an art! What you need is to focus on the key points presented not on how well the presentation was delivered. You need to make a commitment to yourself not to get distracted by the noise around, pollution or the people. Be prepared to learn before you begin taking notes; this way you can focus on the central ideas, the associations and the links and make it powerful.
Note-making, is organising your own thoughts, often creatively! How could you do this? It can be possible once you are clear with the concepts. Organising a creative thought involves the full understanding of the concepts. The simple steps to organise a creative idea is to read, study, discuss and analyze the topic. With powerful note-taking you can later on come up easily with note-making.
I would suggest you a note-taking & note-making style that would give you a complete step by step procedures. This may take time however practice again and again to make it handy.
Date                  Course                            Topics
Putting this information at the top of the page primes your brain with what you already know about these topics, making it easier for you to make new connections and helps the note organised.
Reflections/ Thoughts & Cues:Note your reflections, draw or write your feeling; What you put in this column acts as a key and an index, aiding recall.    Notes:Notes: Use this space for making traditional notes on what is being presented; in whatever way you already like using.
Summary: Here’s where brain based research really kicks in: write a summary of what you want to remember from these notes. Be sure to do this before you sleep. This will help solidify the new neural connections you want to know. Review your summary using five times repetition formula.
Mind Map: After addition and deletion of key-words MindMap it as soon as possible. If you’re super into aesthetics, like to doodle, or are a particularly visual learner, this method will add flavor. However you don’t need to be an artist to MindMap. Any learner can MindMap.
ARE YOU A RELUCTANT LEARNER?
It sounds WEIRD, right? How can you say I’m a reluctant learner? If I’m reluctant, why will I learn? I’m sure these questions pops in your head; let us accept it without further argument. In most cases we have this habit of I will do it later, I still have time, I’m tired today, today I’ve got headache, my mom asked me to cook today, and on and on… the excuses continues. As a result when you have less time and more books to study say during the year-end nearing final examinations, you are being mentally swamped and literally weighed down. You are overloaded with informations. Let me introduce you a technique to help you solve this procrastination, the Pomodoro Technique.
In 1980s Francesco Cirillo came up with this technique. The steps are:i. No interruption, decide the task, make your room a favourable place to study. Arrange a tomato shaped timer, set the timer for 25 minutes;ii. Focus for 25 minutes. Never be in hurry to complete the task, stay calm and work out normally;iii. Reward with a 3-5 minutes break (diffuse mode);iv. After the 4th Pomodoro reward with 15-30 minutes breakv. reset the checkmark count to zero, go to step one
Note: If you are a 10 to 12 years old or below, you may want to start with 10 or 15 minute pomodoros, you have the freedom to choose based on your mental focusing power but not beyond 25 minutes.
The best thing about Pomodoro Technique is, it makes your mind active by helping you get regular breaks. Regular breaks recharge your brain and enable you to refocus more efficiently.
STUDY TOOL
What effective learning techniques you use? Almost everyone may say, I don’t know! How do you expect to learn effectively when you don’t even know how to learn? Don’t be panic! Even many teachers don’t know. Not because they have weakness but because like you they also didn’t learn when they were like you today. First you need to be physically and mentally prepared and then get ready for its application. The following steps may help you learn better: The PQRST method, it is an acronym for Preview, Question, Read, Summary, and Test.
Preview:  Have a picture walk, look briefly at all the pictures, captions and diagrams, and then, look at the topic to be learned by glancing over the major headings or the points in the syllabus.
Question: Formulate questions to be answered following a thorough examination of the topic(s) i) Should I study this content? ii) Why should I study? iii) What should I study?
iv)How much should I study?  V) How to study?
On finding answers to these, you can select specific areas and you can structure your study. Now prepare questions that you need to go in-depth to extract the idea so that you can associate further.
Read: Read through the related material, focusing on the information that best relates to the questions formulated earlier. Highlight the key-words, but avoid too many.
Summary: Summarize the topic, bringing your own understanding into the process. This may include written notes, spider diagrams, MindMaps, flow diagrams, labeled diagrams, mnemonics, or even voice recordings. If you are unable to get the proper understanding take help from peers or teachers.
Test: Now find answers to the questions drafted earlier, avoiding adding any questions that might distract or change the subject.
ACTIVE RECALL
Active recall is easy if programmed well. Most of the student finds it critical. The simple step is: Look away from the page and see what you can recall. What are the key ideas on the page? Play them back in your mind. Or say them out aloud to yourself. Repeat it until you can form a mental picture. This helps your neural pathways clearer. Tony Buzan’s five times revision formula is the best way to store your information in the long term memory. The technique is: The first review should be an hour or so after you’ve read or learnt something, for example when you get home. The second the day after (so take another look the next day after school). The third should be about a week later, the fourth one month later and the fifth and final time six months later.
EXAMINATION
Exams are opportunities. Be happy to go for an examination; enjoy the given moment of 1, 2 or 3 hours time. I frequently heard of examination blues, examination phobias, and examination pressure. Remember you can’t perform your best and recall your learning if you are mentally depressed. Such mental pressure causes examination phobias and that’s how examination becomes a blues. Sleep well before you go for an examination; meditate before you write your answers. If you are looking to score better overall grades, focus on the subject you find easy. Example: Isabel, a class 10 student is bad at numbers, and so she is weak in Maths. For one whole year she prepares to improve Maths, she even took extra tuitions. She kept struggling but unable to master on it. She ends up getting 45 in Maths out of 100. She too got stuck in all her easy subjects, English, Science, Social, and Language II. She only got 55, 60, 52 and 70 in her easy subjects too. Had she focus on her easy subjects and have only a regular review in Maths she would have scored letter marks in all her easy subjects. The moral here is simple: Never get stuck to a difficult subject only. Put equal efforts in all your easy subjects too. Another simple tips yet a powerful tool to write examination: No examination instructions tell you to answer the questions in order. Begin with the question that you fully understand. Check the marks allotted for the question and use the appropriate number of words based on the allotted marks. There is no harm if you have a bad handwriting but neatness adds attraction to the examiner. Remember you can be good at your difficult subjects within a short period of time. Dr. Barbara Oakley was bad at numbers, Maths, but end up becoming Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. All you need is our practical Brain training on Learning How to Learn.

Health checkup camps organized for Delhi Traffic Police

From a Correspondent
New Delhi, June 24,

 As the depleting Air quality and changing lifestyle has made the Delhi traffic police personnel highly vulnerable to a number of diseases, regular checkups and timely treatment can assist in betterment of their health.
With an aim to spread awareness about the number of health ailments traffic police department is succumbed to, Saroj Super Specialty Hospital conducted a free health check up camp in DCP office, Rohini, New Delhi.

Around 100 Police officers participated in the health check up camp that included medical consultations, Blood pressure tests, ECG monitoring, blood sugar measurement, pulmonary function tests.
 ”Occupational hazards have made traffic personnel life difficult. With the harsh weather conditions, dust, pollution, heat and cold, they are high risk of developing health problems. A large number of policemen were not even aware about the deterioration of their health condition. The pulmonary function tests revealed that around 30% of them suffered from some kind of breathing ailments like asthma, lung congestion, throat irritation which were commonly detected. We mainly found the patients with high cholesterol problems, hypertension and some of them suffered joint pains due to long standing hours.” said Doctor of Saroj Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi.
It has been told from years over and over again by medical professionals that one needs to have regular medical check-ups to keep track of their health and ensure that they are not having any unknown disease. Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi has always been a front runner in providing a helping hand to any public initiative and community service.
 ”Periodic health check-ups and screenings are keys to maximize your chance of living a longer and healthier life. As per the age bracket and health conditions, such checkups should be done frequently-monthly, quarterly and annually. Early diagnosis and screening plays a vital role for any individual in identifying the risk of potential problems which can be treated or prevented with some medication or modification in lifestyle. He added
Patients were assessed, advised and counseled. Traffic personnel were advised to take medications and go for some other tests for the better treatment and care. Other than medications they were advised to adopt lifestyles such as yoga, regular exercise & wear good quality pollution masks while performing the duty in view of rising poisonous vehicular emissions.

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Assam Rifles Distributes Sports Kit

IGAR (South)

Imphal June 25,

In sync with the Central Government initiative of Khelo India, Sajik Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed sports kit to T Jangnum and neighbouring villages of Chandel district on Yesterday.  

Sajik Battalion provided sports kit under Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme as a gesture to motivate the youth. These remote villages do not have adequate means and facilities for sports and hence youth from the villages had requested Assam Rifles for provision of sports items. A total of 14 footballs, 04 football Nets, 32 pairs of football boots, 05 pairs of goalkeeper gloves, 14 volleyballs, 06 volleyball nets, 12 badminton rackets, 04 badminton nets and 03 Carom boards were provided by Assam Rifles.

The officers of Sajik Battalion also interacted with the members of the village authorities and youth committee and conveyed to them the importance of playing sports especially for children and explained about the available opportunities for youth for a career as sportsmen, coaches, physical trainers and other support staff. The efforts taken by the battalion for organizing the above event and the assistance being provided for furthering sports culture in the area was deeply appreciated by all the villagers.

 

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