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“Health is wealth”: Holistic wellness Week 2.0- Nutrition & Wellness



NewsX conducted a special series, Holistic Wellness Week 2.0- Food & Nutrition, association with US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Poultry Dhaba. The discussion revolved around some very important and relevant topic such as holistic health and importance of nutrition in daily life in light of the existing health crisis. A Group of special people joined the session to lend valuable insights on the topic.

The panel of speakers included chief dietician at max hospital Dr Ritika Samaddar, therapeutic nutritionist Saket Tahira Kochhar, and health and transformation coach Yash Vardhan Swami, actor Hasleen Kaur. The session tried to understand the importance of holistic health, healthy eating and role of good nutrition in health maintenance. It shed light on how much protein needs to be incorporated in diet, various protein sources like poultry, egg, fish, etc. and different approaches and ways of incorporating protein in diet.

Ritika commenced the session by explaining the importance of holistic health in current pandemic situation. She said, “When we talk about holistic health there are a lot of other things which are equally important apart from diet. Like reduce stress, active lifestyle, exercise and the type of exercise one is doing, amount of junk intake and process food one is having. All have impact on immunity. To have good immunity it is important to concentrate on holistic health.”

Talking on the role of good nutrition in maintaining one’s health, Tahira said, “It has the most important rule. Like you have heard you are what you eat. So I think tapping into every food group in right quantity. Not segregating one from the other. You could be eating right taking all your supplements and medicines. But if you are not sleeping well, sticking to the right timing, stressing, etc. So you can’t segregate one from the other now.”

On being asked if people are concentrating more on one’s health amenity and lifestyle balance due to the pandemic Hasleen responded, “Yes! This is the need of the hour. We need to consider our lifestyle choices. We need to see what we are feeding ourselves. You should have a  complete plate with micros and macros. Macros are your protein, carbs and fibres. The portion sizes in side of plate to be divided into three. You have to very conscious about what you are feeding your body because if the body is well feed it will be able to find anything and everything. We will see it by skin hair and nails. The way body is reacting to diseases. Everything goes back to food it is best medicine we have. We shouldn’t be popping pills but we should be popping more food inside us.”

Commenting on need to create more awareness about staying healthy in these situations Yash said, “Holistic is necessary for everyone but now is the time we are actually talking about this. We could not go out so we focused going inside. We are taking care of stress, sleep, nutrition and also finding out ways and being creative to workout inside trying to burn calories. Nutrition is everything and Tahira said “you are what you eat “but also you are what you digest, excrete and don’t eat.”

Yash added on the importance of protein in one’s every day is life and its ideal intake, he said, “Protein is a nutrient. There are certain amino acids which our body does not create we need them from that. It’s not for only building muscles but also for your immunity, optimal organ function but even your neurotransmitters action which dictate your brain health. So protein is very necessary and if we don’t have enough protein in our diet it may mess our immunity and protein are also full of micronutrients. Example is zinc.”

Speaking on the natural ways to get protein into our system through chicken, egg, soya instead of quick fix like shakes and supplements Hasleen said, “There is no replacement for actual food. What comes from food cannot be provided by powder and pills. You need to include chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products and if you are vegetarian you should load upon dairy products. I am vegetarian I eat egg sometimes but I load upon the dairy products. I have been brought up by taking milk, curd, cottage cheese that’s full of protein. Our body needs about 0.8 gram of protein as per everybody weight. According to my weight I need 48 g of protein every day. I have to eat egg white every morning to kick-start every cell in my body.”

Explaining why people in India tends to protein deficient Tahira said, “There is a myth if you too much of protein you will bulk up that is the myth need to burst up. Protein is essential for organ function. When anyone gets into the plan should get blood levels done. Intake of supplements and these things are so much done that if people don’t require lot of people are overdosing themselves which itself has adverse effect. Wherever you are lacking you need to take those supplements. But there is nothing like natural supplementation. It’s different for everyone like male-female kid-adult. So for a sedentary man it’s it be like 55 g but for a sedentary woman it would be like 45 g. But it differ a lot on activity level.”

Ritika told about ill effect of deficiency of protein, she said, “Each and every cell of our body has protein like nail, hair, skin. This is one of the macronutrient which is needed in good amount. 90% of the people don’t even aware of the requirement of protein. 70% to 75% do not meet their daily protein requirement. Main deficiency would be like losing a small amount of hair feeling little tired etc. But protein deficiency could actually lead to liver diseases like fatty liver. In post-pandemic recovery phase protein is most important. Even after recovery for 4 to 6 weeks your diet is very important. One of the most important nutrients there is the protein. For the general population it’s 8 to 1 g per body weight. But for the critical I’ll or people in the post recovery phase we actually go up to 1 to 1.2g which is a good amount of protein. And that is where we differentiate between A class protein and B class protein and difference between non-veg, egg, chicken and lentils come into the play.” Tahira added that protein is there in every food like doctor like lentil, those are the dense sources for sure, according to her.

Breaking the myth that going heavy on proteins one looks like bodybuilder Hasleen said, “This is one question which I ask my trainer when I started it in my life. That I don’t want to look like bodybuilder I need to look lean for my profession. He laughed and said you are completely crazy. This is what Indian mind-set is. If you load up on protein you will look like bodybuilder. But when I started taking protein my body get immune. So when you take protein you skin look better your nails look better your hairs look better. You can see it on external side of the body. So you can think what it would be doing inside the body. It appears it heals it do much more than just adding bulk.”

Additionally Yash clarified, “First thing bodybuilder have more protein is not the reason they look bodybuilder. From hormones when we talk about female physiology they don’t have enough androgen in the body so they cannot gain lot of muscle. Getting bird up is not only about protein but also about carbs fats total amount of calories in surplus. If someone is fat and want to lose weight protein will not affect it. If someone has low calories so I would like him to have more protein for recovery purpose.”

Speaking on the importance of balanced diet and ways to maintain with good nutrition Ritika said, “Dairy, chicken, egg Earth the complete protein. They have all the essential amino acids. It also depends upon quality of protein. So we talked about egg and chicken its 100% absorbed in a body. If protein comes from food so it’s a complete food. Which we don’t get from supplements. For example hold essential amino acids and its rich in tryptophan. Zinc choline b12 they are required in small quantity but are very essential for our body. A balance diet should give us all kind of nutrients which make our plate complete. Half of plate should be fruit and vegetable one fourth has to be protein limit your carbohydrates. Show the plate has micro as well as macro nutrients. This kind of food is called balanced diet.” Speaking on same lines of incorporating all the ideal nutrients Tahira said “This is important not to eliminate any food group. There is also protein sparing effect. When you are having very less or no other food group. The protein is doing the purpose of other food groups so purpose is defeated if you not put other food groups together. It’s important to have everything in right quantity for a balanced diet.”

Addressing a pertinent question of how to stay immune to avoid the virus these days Yash responded, “First open body composition too much fat can cause low grade inflammation which is not good for our body health. Exercise regularly. Take care of nutrients b vitamins zinc magnesium and selenium. Enough amount of sunlight. Last but not the least gets enough amount of sleep.” Hasleen requested not follow fad diets, “Please eat what you have always eaten what your ancestors were eating because your body is habitual to digest that kind of food. So please do not eliminate complete food group from your food. Everything matters sleep, food and fitness.” Tahira added “You can’t segregate one thing from another now. Not eliminating any food group from your food. Now I realise health is wealth.” Ritika concluded the conversation by giving five points of diet, exercise, good sleep, reduce stress and vaccination. “In our diet gut health is very important because we know 70% of our immune cells are in gut. So a healthy gut means stronger immunity.”

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India records 19,406 new Covid-19 cases



India records 19,406 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the information shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
The tally of Covid-19 cases has now reached 4,41,26,994 which includes 1,34,793 active cases. The recovery rate is at 98.50% and as many as 19,928 recoveries were logged in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate as per the government data is 4.96%, whereas the weekly positivity rate is 4.63%.
On the other hand, India has now administered over 100 million precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccines, according to the information shared by the Union health ministry.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya in a tweet wrote, “this has been achieved by the collective efforts. India has administered over 10 crores (100 million) precautionary doses. 10 crore people now have an extra layer of safety. Under PM Narendra Modi Ji’s leadership, ‘Covid vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’ is going on in full swing to provide free precaution dose for all adults.”
This tweet came after the government started providing free precautionary doses to adults in the age group of 18-75 years at government vaccination centers as a part of the Central government,s 75-day booster vaccination drive.

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Vice Presidential elections polling to be held today



Voting for the Vice Presidential elections will be held today as the tenure of M. Venkaiah Naidu comes to an end on 10 August 2022. The voting procedure will take place between 10 am to 5 pm. The votes will be counted immediately after the elections and the results will be declared by late Saturday evening.
The candidate for the vice-presidential position is elected through an electoral college consisting of members from both houses.
National Democratic Alliance’s vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva are two contesting candidates for election.
Dhankhar filed his nomination papers on 18 July. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief J.P. Nadda, Union Minister Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nitin Gadkari were present when Dhankhar filed his nomination.
Dhankhar joined politics in 1989 and is a lawyer by profession. He joined the office as the governor of West Bengal in July 2019.
On the other hand, Alva filed her nomination for the vice presidential elections on 19 July. The decision to select Alva as the candidate was taken at a meeting of the Opposition leaders of 17 parties at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
Alva is the former Rajasthan Governor, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) announced to support Opposition candidate Margaret Alva for the vice-presidential elections.

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Our fight against Covid is still on: Prime Minister Modi



As India continues to report over 10,000 Covid-19 cases over the last few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country’s fight against Covid is still on, and holistic healthcare has made an impact across the globe in this fight on Sunday.“Our fight against Covid is still on, and holistic healthcare has made an impact across the globe in this fight. AYUSH is now gaining prominence worldwide, leading to an increase in AYUSH exports,” said PM Modi while addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

India recorded 19,673 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. With this fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, the country’s total cases are now at 4,40,19,811. Here, active cases stand at 1,43,676 which account for 0.33 per cent of the total cases.

PM Modi highlighted that there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants. He said, “During Covid-19, there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants. In July, the Indian Virtual Herbarium has been launched which has over 1 lakh specimens and scientific information about them.”

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Think Tank of India outlines map for Digital banks



Niti aayog

The National Institution for Transforming India has outlined a licencing and regulatory scheme for digital banks that works to cut down on any regulatory or policy arbitrage and provides a level playing field for the incumbents as well as competitors.

The think tank of India, NITI Aayog, in a report titled “Digital Bank-A Proposal for Licensing and Regulatory Regime for India”, has recommended a proposal to issue a restricted digital bank licence to these financial entities.

Four factors shall be considered for the licencing and regulatory template, i.e., entry barriers; business restrictions; competition; and technological neutrality.

75 digital banks are to be set up in 75 districts of the nation by the scheduled commercial banks to mark the 75th independent year of India, moving forward with the agenda of fintech innovations.

It outlines the challenges presented by the partnership model of the neo-banking model in India, which has emerged as a result of the regulatory vacuum and absence of licence in digital banking. The report also mentions the need for leveraging technology for the needs of baking in India, and the report also analyses the niches that are underserved. In recent years, the Pradhan

Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna has contributed to furthering financial inclusion for the unserved.

Credit presentation remains a challenge for the nation’s MSMEs, which account for 30 per cent  contribution to the GDP, 45 percent of the manufacturing output, and 40 percent of exports, and also an employment opportunity for a significant population.

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What Is Better to Invest in: NEO or BTC?



You’ve heard of BTC and NEO cryptocurrencies but don’t know which one is better? Does it make sense to swap NEO to BTC? Which one to choose to invest in? Don’t worry. These are the most frequently asked questions, and you will get the answers.

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency created in 2009 by an individual or group named Satoshi Nakamoto. It has been advocated as an alternative to traditional banking since the financial crisis of 2008. The network is a decentralized and anonymous system.

NEO is a non-profit project aimed at a smart economy that incorporates a cryptocurrency of the same name as the blockchain. The first open-source blockchain project was developed in China. The issuance of its tokens is 100 million units.

Common Features

  • Perspective. Both coins are very popular. They are profitable and can be a fine choice for organizing payments. Also, these coins obtained powerful support from cryptocurrency users.
  • Exponential growth. These two coins have had a period of exponential growth. In 2021, the Bitcoin price was $ 67 000 per coin. It set a new historical high. NEO’s value was a few cents in 2017. But it rose to over $ 196 in early 2018. This is a pretty good indicator.
  • Limited quantity. The number of coins is fixed for both cryptocurrencies. The maximum limit of NEO is 100 million coins. In the case of Bitcoin, the limit is 21 million coins. So, if more people are interested in cryptocurrencies, this deficit may push the prices of both coins much higher than they already had at the beginning of 2022.


  • Age. The entire cryptocurrency industry is relatively new. But Bitcoin is much older than NEO. It appeared in 2009 and NEO in 2014. So, Bitcoin had a five-year upfront investment. As a result, investors could leverage their starting lineup and gain market share before many Bitcoin competitors existed.
  • Overall market capitalization size. Bitcoin’s market capitalization is much larger than NEO’s. As of July 2022, it has a market cap of $ 372,059,697,049. NEO’s market cap in the same month is $ 608,350,433. This is a big difference.
  • The creators of NEO are known. It was created by two Chinese developers, Do Hongfei and Erik Zhang. The creator of Bitcoin is a complete mystery. This is because the person (or group) who created this coin used a pseudonym. It is a popular name for Satoshi Nakamoto. By the way, there are various speculations about who Satoshi Nakamoto is. Some think this may be Elon Musk, the founder of large companies such as Tesla. However, Mr. Musk opposes these claims.
  • Features. Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin has gradually become a long-term store of value and a type of “digital gold.” It is the most famous digital coin. NEO is designed as a cryptocurrency and a platform to promote smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps). Technically, smart contracts can be promoted with Bitcoin too. But Bitcoin is not known as a platform for such contracts. NEO plays an essential role in this.

So, both cryptocurrencies have a promising, stable, and solid foundation. You can swap NEO and BTC to ADA or any other coin. But cryptocurrencies are risky assets that can fall by 100% daily or rise by thousands of percentage points. Still, according to experts, the main cryptocurrency to buy in 2022 should remain Bitcoin (it should take about 40% of the wallet). Other coins like NEO should take only 10% of digital storage.

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HMI Software: A Primary Component in the Industrial Space



Industrial HMI software is human -machine interface specifically designed for industrial use. A human-machine interface (HMI) includes all the hardware and software elements required for information transmission between a human operator and a machine.

It is the main tool used by industrial operators and line supervisors to coordinate and manage industrial or manufacturing activities, usually in a plant setting. Other popular names for this HMI software are User interface (UI), man-machine interface (MMI), or operator terminal (OIT).

In some places, Operator panel; or operator terminal is used to describe industrial HMI software. In essence, it is an operations dashboard that enables users to manage the functioning of the machinery or device while generally giving operators feedback on their performance, functional features, and other information.

A successful operation increasingly depends on well-designed HMIs as industrial automation trends continue to expand. It is obvious that HMI software is one of the parts of an industrial control system, and as such, it has a network or data transfer module to communicate with the other parts of the system. Let us understand how HMI software work.

How Does HMI Work?

HMI software in industrial use is commonly used along with a PLC to monitor and control processes in an automated system. The HMI gives the user a graphical interface to interact with the PLC (typically a touchscreen). In addition to allowing orders to be sent, this interface also collects and translates feedback data from the PLC, which is shown on the screen in an easy-to-comprehend manner.

Industrial HMI is of many types, ranging from simple to very complex. The precise functioning of an interface differs from machine to machine or from one device to another, depending significantly on the operations of the machine and the controls required to coordinate operation. HMIs can have several different shapes, including:

  • Touchscreen displays
  • switches and pushbuttons
  • Mobile gadgets
  • Keyboard-equipped computers

Operators can enter information and start activities using on-screen touch choices, buttons, switches, and keypads. Indicator lights, which are typically used to indicate whether a machine is powered on or whether certain functions are currently in use, as well as several other options like gauges and intricate dashboards showing specific usage metrics, are other ways HMIs provide information to operators.

Benefits of Using HMI

HMI software is very useful in industrial settings because of its user-friendliness interface. HMIs can save production costs by improving system efficiency, which may result in higher profit margins. Modern HMI devices are inventive, able to perform more complex, interactive tasks, and at larger capacities than ever before.

The HMI has several technological benefits, including transforming hardware into software, doing away with the mouse and keyboard, and enabling computer-human contact.

  • Better worker satisfaction

It has been demonstrated that using HMIs may significantly increase employee happiness in a given sector. You’ll notice that employees are more content to execute jobs that call for the usage of HMIs than ones that do not. If you’re wondering how HMI raises worker satisfaction, you need to grasp something.

  • Makes operations easy

The functionality attained by digitizing a system with an HMI is unmatched, and the simplicity that an HMI offer is priceless. One can modify the interface using HMI technologies to meet certain needs or tastes. To track, monitor, and assist various systems, HMI systems are helpful. Although it takes a few steps to use either of the systems, the technique is effective for both basic and sophisticated systems.

  • Improved data recording

It would help if you linked Human-Machine Interface to Programmable Logic Controllers for real-time data extraction to use it efficiently. This link makes data available even when the HMI system is not active.

Collaborate With the Best-in-Class Industrial Automation Experts

Getting in touch with skilled automation experts will help you make the most out of your HMI investment. They have a huge range of collections which will help you choose the best one per your requirements. The installation process is smooth thanks to their competent team of professional experts. 

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