Biology

Minerals and their Significance to a Human Body

Macro ElementsCalcium(Ca) Sources: Milk, Cereals, Cheese, Green, Vegetables, Fish, Egg, Meat, etcSignificance: Main component for the formation of teeth and bones, blood clotting, the function of nerves and muscles.Effects of deficiency: Weak teeth and bones, retarded body growth, children suffered by Rickets. Phosphorus(P) Sources: Vegetables, Soybean, Milk, Egg, Fish, Meat, etc.Significance: Required for formation of teeth and bones, Synthesis of Nucleic acids.Effects of deficiency: Weak teeth and bones; retarded body growth and physiology, children suffered by Rickets. Sulphur(S) Sources: M

Vitamins and their Significance to a Human Body

What are vitamins? A vitamin is one of a group of organic substances, present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs, that are essential to normal metabolism;insufficient amounts in the diet may cause deficiency diseases. Vitamins are divided into two groups: (i) Fat-soluble Vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble (ii) Water-soluble Vitamins - Vitamins C and all the B vitamins are water-soluble. Vitamin A (Chemical Name: Retinol) Vitamin A plays an important role in bone growth, tooth development, reproduction, cell division, gene expression, and regulation of the immune system. The

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or d →

World Health Organization (WHO)

Founded on: 7 April 1948. Head Quarter: Geneva, Switzerland Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Member Country: 194 WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 1 →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →