Measles-rubella vaccination drive achieves 46% success in a month
About 35 lakh children have been covered under the measles-rubella vaccination drive in Kerala as per state government figures. The drive, which began earlier this month, is for protecting children from the two major childhood diseases.
As many as 56 lakh children are targeted to be given the vaccine via schools, while the rest would be given through state-run hospitals, primary health centers and anganwadis. The first phase of the drive, held via government and private schools in the state, had achieved 46 percent success.
In Kerala's Periyar Tiger Reserve, cameras to watch over nest, burrow and lair
In the silence of the night, a hungry tiger could be roaming the dark rain forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR), part of the Western Ghats biosphere, for prey. Or, it would be hard for one to get a glimpse of a herd of the Indian gaur gazing lazily on a carpet of prairie grass on the leeward side of a beautiful hill. Now, all this is possible, even at night.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve has installed a cost-effective video surveillance system to monitor and track animal movement real time.
FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinals: Brazil edge Germany 2-1, set up semifinal with England
Three-time champions Brazil rallied from a goal down as they struck twice in the space of six minutes in a second-half blitz to beat Germany 2-1 in a thrilling match and enter the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Sunday.
Brazil, seeking their fourth title overall and first since 2003, will now meet England in the first semifinals in Guwahati on October 25.
Srikanth blows away Lee, wins Denmark Open in 25 minutes
India ace Kidmabi Srikanth clinched his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating straight-game victory over Korean veteran Lee Hyun II in a lop-sided final of the $750,000 Denmark Open at Odense. Playing an opponent 12 years his senior, Srikanth asserted his dominance with a 21-10 21-5 win over 37-year-old Lee in a match that lasted just 25 minutes here.