Monthly Archive: October 2018

Union Home Minister flags off “Run for Unity”, administers Ekta Pledge 

“Let us pledge to work for national unity”: Shri Rajnath Singh

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh flagged off the “Run for Unity” from the Dhyanchand National Stadium here today. Hundreds of enthusiastic youth, children and elderly citizens participated in the Run. On the occasion, he also administered the Rashtria Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) Pledge to the participants.

Addressing the huge gathering, the Union Home Minister recalled Sardar Patel’s monumental role in uniting various provinces in the immediate aftermath of India’s Independence. He said Sardar Patel was the force behind India’s unity and integrity. The Nation is deeply indebted to him, he added. Shri Rajnath Singh said today we must pledge to dedicate ourselves to the vision of the Iron Man of India.

Earlier, the Union Home Minister paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, at his statue at Patel Chowk to mark his 143rd birth anniversary.


17.86 km long Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Shiv Viharsection of Delhi Metro Pink Line opens for public—boon for Eastern & Northern Fringes of National Capital

Delhi Metro Network has now become 314 kilometres long with 229 metro stations All major corridors under Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 expected to be opened by December 2018

The 17.86 km long Shiv Vihar–TrilokpuriSanjay Lake section of the 59 km long Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7) of Phase 3, also known as the Pink Line is now ready for passenger operations. It was inaugurated here today by Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia. Transport Minister of Delhi Shri Kailash Gahlot, Member of Parliament Shri Manoj Tiwari, Secretary MoHUA Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, MD of DMRC Shri Mangu Singh andsenior officials were also on the occasion.

This stretch will be a major boon for the eastern and northern fringes of the national capital. Three interchange facilities at Welcome (With Red Line), Karkarduma and Anand Vihar ISBT (with Blue Line) will tremendously boost the connectivity of areas such as Shiv Vihar, Gokul Puri, Maujpur, Jaffrabad etc. In the future, this stretch will get connected with the presently operational Majlis Park – Lajpat Nagar section of Pink Line. The residents of the neighbouring Ghaziabad areas of Uttar Pradesh will also get immensely benefitted. The Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar Corridor is crossing the existing Vaishali- Dwarka elevated line 21 metres above the ground and is 10 metres above the existing Metro line.

With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network has now become 314 kilometres long with 229 Metro stations. All the major corridors under Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 are expected to be opened for passengers by the end of the year.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Hardeep Puri said that with this expansion, the Delhi Metro has become member of an elite club of large metros which have such a mammoth network of over 300 km long route and added that in coming months it will also breach the 350 kilometre mark and more and more people of the entire National Capital Region will be benefitted. He said, Delhi Metro is indeed scripting history as it has added 80 kilometres of new sections in the year 2018. The Minister appreciated Delhi government’s assurance for clearing the hurdles for commencement of Delhi Metro Phase-IV project of 103.93 km length. He said, clean and green public transport system is essential to combat air-pollution, decongest the city and providing a dependable mobility platform to people. He said, in the coming months also, a lot of expansion is going to happen in the NCR cities as new sections will open in NOIDA, Greater NOIDA, Ghaziabad and Ballabhgarh.


Other Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) projects being planned include the 82.15 km. Delhi to Meerut corridor; Delhi- Panipat (111 km) and Delhi- Alwar (180 km).



Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of 4 High Court Chief Justices as SC judges.

Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of 4 High Court Chief Justices as SC judges. Chief Justice Hemant Gupta of Madhya Pradesh HC,Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy of Gujarat HC,Chief Justice MR Shah of Patna HC& ChiefJustice Ajay Rastogi of Tripura HC recommenced to SC

Autonomy for the Central Bank within framework of RBI Act is essential and accepted governance requirement.

Autonomy for the Central Bank within framework of RBI Act is essential and accepted governance requirement. Govts have nurtured and respected this. Both govt & Central Bank have to be guided by public interest and requirements of economy: Finance Ministry

Why Women Gain Weight After 40?

This is the most obvious reason why women start gaining weight after the age of 40. This is the peri-menopause stage when the ovaries reduce their production of estrogen. With reduced estrogen, the body tends to retain fat, so that it can maintain normal hormonal balance and this leads to weight gain.

  • Reduced Levels of Progesterone:

As women approach menopause, the body reduces the production of progesterone. While reduced levels of progesterone do not cause you to gain fat, they contribute to bloating and water retention which add to your weight and give you a shock when you weigh yourself.

  • Increased Appetite:

Thanks to the changes in your hormone levels, you will end up with an increased appetite and hunger. This will cause you to eat more than normal and as we all know, overeating is one of the main reasons for weight gain.

  • Ageing:

One of the banes of ageing is slower metabolism. Unfortunately every single woman will face this problem. Once the metabolism slows down, your body will burn fewer calories and you will end up accumulating unwanted fat around your waist. Now you know why you have that jelly belly!

  • Insulin Resistance:

After crossing 40, if your diet consists of white sugar and processed foods, your body cells will become resistant to insulin. This causes your body to store fat, resulting in weight gain. Of course, this is something to worry about as insulin resistance leads to Type 2 diabetes.

  • Stress:

When women cross their 40s, they have to cope with more stress. They are worried about their kids, retirement and possibly health. When you are stressed, your adrenal glands will produce cortisol to combat the stress. Unfortunately, while your body is able to cope with stress, cortisol prevents weight loss, so most efforts to lose those extra pounds go in vain!

  • Your Body Composition:

Just being a woman is one of the main reasons for piling weight after 40. As women near menopause, they lose muscle mass but retain body fat. Initially, you will not notice a difference in your weight, but as the body loses more muscle mass, the basal metabolism slows down. And bang – you start gaining fat all over your body, resulting in weight gain.

  • Lack of Appropriate Physical Activity:

Most women, after crossing 40, do not indulge in intensive physical activity that can help them burn calories and reduce their body fat. Because of lower intensity exercises and physical activities, women put on weight like never before. This is another strong reason of weight gain after 40 in women.

  • Poor Eating Habits:

As mentioned earlier, once women cross the age of 40, their lives become more complicated. They worry about work, ageing parents and kids. They are busy managing different aspects of their lives and many women tend to skip meals or do not pay attention to what they are eating. As a result, they overeat or consume larger portions that normally cause them to put on weight at the blink of an eye.

  • Medications:

Many women end up with health problems after the age of 40 and start taking prescription medications. There are several prescription medications that cause people to put on weight. These include anti-depressants and corticosteroids.