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1. U.S. scientists recently claimed to have developed a slimming pill, -, that can burn off as many calories as 80 minutes of walk or a 25-minute jog.


2. On which date was the Copenhagen Accord on climate change passed in Danish capital?


3. India, on December 3, 2009, announced per cent carbon emission intensity cuts on the 2005 levels by 2020.


4. The World Bank, in December 2009, announced a soft loan of $ - billion for the recently launched National Ganga River Basin Authority to clean and conserve the river.


5. For the first time in the country, the - Government, on December 9, 2009, released a Soil Nutrient Map for optimum land use in the State.



6. Researchers from Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology recently discovered two genes, C/EPB and Stat3, responsible for the most aggressive forms of human ---.


7. Governor S.K. Singh, a former Foreign Secretary, died in New Delhi on December 1. 2009.


8. Which of the following varieties of rice produced in Kerala were registered as Geographical Indications in December 2009?


9. American scientists recently found a hormone, -, which controls mechanism of human reproduction.


10. - was appointed the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, succeeding Rajnath Singh, on December 19, 2009.


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    Bhringaraja

    Eclipta (E), Bhangra (H):

    Bhringaraja oil is a famous hair tonic for maintaining dark hair and reversing baldness. It is often translated as 'king of the hair', but literally means 'bee ruler'. It is decocted in coconut oil and as this is a 'cooling' oil it is used externally for 'hot' and inflammatory head problems such as headaches, sinusitis and ear infections. The herb also benefits heat problems.

    Head Premature greying of hair, alopecia and early baldness are often classified as a pitta imbalance caused by pitta literally 'burning' the hair follicle. Eclipta clears pitta and especially from the head. It also benefits loose teeth, hearing problems, dizziness, vertigo (vata problems in the head). It is restorative to asthi dhatu (bone) tissue imbalances. It tonifies vata and therefore by strengthening, it reduces excess vata. Bhringaraja prepared oil also dissolves obstructions in the sinuses, nose, ears and head; use as nose and ear drops . Liver Cirrhosis, hepatitis; it clears ran˜jaka pitta from its site and protects the liver. It increases bile flow and helps restore appetite. The blood is treated via its beneficial effect on liver function. It actually helps to build blood, strengthen rakta dhatu and reduce anaemia. Combined with a capillary-strengthening action this can prevent high blood pressure caused by pitta and vata. It also benefits the eyes and treats conjunctivitis, styes and redness. Nerves Insomnia and mental agitation from high pitta and vata. It calms stress and reduces tension by tonifying majja dhatu. Bhringaraja increases blood and nourishes the brain . Skin Bhringaraja treats skin conditions via the nervous system and the liver, helping to allay itching and inflammation; urticaria, eczema and ringworm caused by aggravations of the rasa and rakta dhatu are treated. It also helps to recolour the skin after depigmentation . Lungs Its pungency can help alleviate mucus and treat asthma and bronchitis. Reproduction Its rasayana properties rejuvenate deficiencies in s´ukra dhatu, helping to build sperm quality and quantity. The seeds especially are used for this. Gynaecology It helps to prevent excessive uterine bleeding by clearing pitta from the artavahasrotas and uterus.


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