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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 10, Nov 2021
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  1. ‘SonChiraiya’ brand and logo has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for marketing of urban Self Help Group (SHG) products.
  2. This initiative will prove to be a right step towards increased visibility and global reach for the products made by the women of urban Self Help Groups.

Tiwa tribe and Wanchuwa festival:

  • This festival is celebrated by Tiwa tribesmen to mark their good harvest.
  • It comes with songs, dances, a bunch of rituals and people clad in their native attires.
  • The people of Tiwa tribe associate the bountiful harvest with the higher power from nature. This takes the form of pigs’ skulls and bones which act as deities and are preserved through many generations.

Tiwa also known as Lalung is indigenous community inhabiting the states of Assam and Meghalaya and are also found in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)

  • Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is characterized by problems with movement and thinking ability (cognition).
  • FXTAS is a late-onset disorder,usually occurring after age 50, and its signs and symptoms worsen with age.
  • It affects males more frequently and severely than females. Affected individuals have areas of damage in the part of the brain that controls movement (the cerebellum) and in a type of brain tissue known as white matter, which can be seen with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).