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July 2020

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Page 4 VOLUME 123 | ISSUE 129 | JULY 2020 How to find Coronavirus Testing Centers in India using Google services Google has announced last month that users in India can search Established by H.H. Dr. Syedna  Environment Wellness & Lifestyle Monthly Newsletter for Coronavirus Testing Centers through Search, Assistant, and Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA)   Maps. The company has worked with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and MyGov to list these centers. Here’s how you in 1992  can find a test center: Virus Woes? Breathe Easy  Go to Google Search or Maps and type in “Coronavirus Take care of your lungs with regular exercise and proper nutrition testing” or “COVID-19 testing” Recovery from any infectious disease relies a lot on an  Click on the Testing tab. individuals immunity system and by far, COVID-19 has certainly put our abilities to test. Lung health during  You can see test labs near you listed with details such as - if the pandemic can be majorly affected as the virus the lab is government-operated or private and if you need a harms the respiratory system first. Lung complications referral from authorities to get tested. like pneumonia, acute respiratory distress, and in some cases, a total collapse of the lungs are likely.  You can call India‘s coronavirus helpline at 1075 to know the requirements to get tested at these labs. “While most people recover from pneumonia without any lasting lung damage, breathing difficulties take longer to withdraw completely.\" says Dr. Karthik A. Director Google says it has integrated 700 test labs in 300 cities till now. And you can search for e-pharmacy, Medlife. Acute respiratory problems happen mostly to people with pre- these labs in nine languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, existing co-morbid conditions like uncontrolled blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati. and thyroid. While these four conditions may not be related directly to lung damage, they play a huge role in reducing the overall immunity of a patient. As long as they keep Bright Pink Snow Is Falling in Europe. their immunity strong, they are at no higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. That’s Bad, Scientists Say Eating right : The best way to reduce chronic inflammation is to ensure proper The Italian Alps are currently covered in a dusting nutrition, particularly with foods high in antioxidants like fruits and vegetables, bananas, of bizarre, bright pink snow. While beautiful, the apples, tomatoes and grapes are all rich in natural antioxidants and can reduce pink snow is actually a pretty bad sign. The pink inflammation over time. Foods rich in Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids, found in color comes from blooming algae. Although the full fishes, help in boosting the immune system to prepare for any virus attacks. extent of its impact on the environment is poorly understood, the algae absorbs more heat from Physical Exercise : A minimum of 30 minutes for adults and 60 minutes for children sunlight, which causes it to melt sooner. every day is imperative. Running, brisk walking, cycling, swimming and aerobics helps in removing carbon dioxide from the blood while strength training helps strengthen the Blooms like this aren’t unheard of — they are a relatively common occurrence in thoracic muscles. Substituting these with gentler forms of exercise like Yoga is not glaciers in the spring and summer. It’s not yet clear if rising temperatures linked to advisable. These exercises must be performed out in the open air, as opposed to a climate change will mean more blooms in the future, but there is the distinct possibility confined room with air-conditioning. For older people or for individuals with physical that more heat will mean more algae and less snow. limitations, deep breathing exercises are recommended. They must take deep breaths every hour. This helps in mobilizing unused parts of the lungs. Recycled Paper Used Recycled Paper Used BURHANI FOUNDATION (INDIA)  Amatullah Manzil, 65 Bazargate Street,  Fort, Mumbai‐1.  Phone:     22678480 / 22634326  Youtube:   Burhani Foundation India Channel  Website:  Facebook: Burhani‐Foundation‐India  Email:      [email protected]    Twitter:      BFI_environment                   [email protected]  Instagram: 

Page 2 Page 3 Fresh From Farm To Plate: How A Think Tank In Bhubaneswar Is Innovative Bird Homes Creating New Space For Millets In Its Backyard These birds build nests that dazzle through design Millet, the nutri-rich and climate-smart Tailorbirds grain, has been a traditional staple in Using its beak, the tailorbird pulls plant fibers and Odisha’s agricultural landscape. In order to insect silk through tiny holes in leaves — like a address the entangled social issues of needle and thread — stitching them into a nest. concern relating to irrigation facilities, Building time: About 1 month changing climatic condition and alarmingly Biggest perk: Leaves help the nest camouflage in skewed malnourished demography, the greenery Government of Odisha has taken up millet Fun fact: Commonly live in urban gardens promotion in a mission mode, through its special program - Odisha Millets Mission Oropendolas (OMM) in 14 tribal districts, to revive This bird also weaves. Its specialty is creating millets from farm to plates. hanging sacks -like nests from branches. Building time: 10 days The aim is to include millets in the diverse dietary chart of people across the state, Biggest perk: Wasp-looking nest keeps predators emphasizing organic food for enhanced nutrition security. The mission gets a special away acknowledgement for its unique architectural structure, with government, civil society Fun fact: Oropendolas are very picky about their and academia coming together on one platform under the aegis of the Agriculture nesting tree choice Department, Government of Odisha. A patch of un-utilized land has been converted into a farmland where vegetables and millets are grown, adopting eco-agricultural practices, Hummingbirds borrowing technical know-how and expertise from agricultural scientists and organic Hummingbirds build the tiniest nests of any bird. farming practitioners in an experimental manner. Building time: 5—8 weeks Biggest perk: Nest can balance on thin wires, This one-year-old initiative has converted the backyard into a sprawling 10000 sq feet clotheslines, or the top of a cactus organic farm. About 22 varieties of green vegetables are being cultivated and sold to Fun fact: Nest is the size of a ping-pong ball the in-house staff every day. The income is being utilized for the maintenance of the often with a leaf for a rooftop. garden, making it a self-sufficient unit. Over 15 indigenous varieties of millets have been grown, using the standard system as well as a range of trials. The harvest of the Ovenbirds first batch has already been completed and the results are being analyzed by scientists. The ovenbird creates a domed nest out of leaves, Organic manures and composts, organic insecticides and pesticides are being prepared grass, mud. It resembles an outdoor oven, hence and used under the supervision of agricultural experts. Visitors to the institute now the bird's name. routinely take away bunches of fresh greens from the garden—a sign of their apprecia- Building time: About two weeks tion for the project. The learning space aims to create an inspiring urban landscape. Biggest perk: Dome shape is extra protective Fun fact: Females line the nest with animal hair The exercise hopes to see this approach having a snowball effect in its neighborhood and influence policymakers to notice un-utilized spaces of educational and other institutions as potential platforms to convert and encourage a fresh from farm to plate culture approach. Will it not be beautiful if the un-utilized landscape available in cities, towns and villages are converted into organic agricultural patches and enhance accessibility to organic food and promote millet cultivation with twin slogans : ‘No poison in our food’ ‘Revive Millets in Farms and on Plates’ Recycled Paper Used Recycled Paper Used

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