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Immunization Schedule followed in India

Immunization Schedule followed in India






New Born


One dose


15 days

Oral polio

First dose


6th Week

DPT and Polio

First dose


10th Week

DPT and Polio

Second dose


14th Week

DPT and Polio

Third dose


9-12 Months


One dose


18-24 Months

DPT and Polio

First booster


15 Months – 2 years

MMR vaccine

One dose


2-3 years

Typhoid vaccine

Two doses at one month gap


4-6 years

DT and Polio

Second booster


10th year

TT and Typhoid



16th year

TT and Typhoid

Second booster

  • BCG – Tuberculosis vaccine
  • DPT – Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus vaccine (Trible antigen)
  • MMR – Mumps, Measles, Rubella
  • DT – Diphtheria, Tetanus (Dual antigen)
  • TT – Tetanus Toxoid

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The Northern Great Plains of India

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 The Northern Great Plains

The great plains lie between the mountains of the north and the peninsular plateau of the south. It extends over a length of 2400 km. It has a width of 2400 km in Bihar to 500 km in Punjab.

 The Great Plains is a flat low lying land made up of Alluvium – the fine silt brought down by the rivers. The plain in the past was a huge depression where the rivers have deposited layers of alluvial sediments. The three big rivers draining this region are Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra. They collect their water from Himalayan glaciers. The rivers cross the lofty Himalayan range through narrow deep gorges or deep canyons and enter the plains. Geologists consider that these three rivers were older than the Himalayas that as the Himalayas lifted themselves up, the rivers have eroded their valleys. The northern plains are the youngest as they are made up of sediments laid down by the denudation of the Himalayas. The surface relief of Great Plains are classified into four types based on the structure of soil.

  • The Bhabar lies all along the foot hills of siwalik. It is a pebble – studded zone of porous beds. It is a narrow belt with 8 to 16 kms.
  • The Terai belt is marked by excessive dampness with the growth of thick forest and a variety of wild life.
  • The Bhangar is the older alluvium of the plain.
  • The Khadar is the new alluvium of the plain. They form a continuous belt of alluvium. These plains may be subdivided into the following basins. i) The Indus basin ii) The Ganga basin iii) The Brahmaputra basin iv) The Ganga – Brahmaputra Delta.

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Human Body – Some Interesting Facts!

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  • Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.
  • One brain cell may be connected to as many as 25,000 other brain cells.
  • Through blinking we spend about half an hour of our waking day with our eyes closed.
  • The thigh bone, called femur is the longest and the largest bone in our body.
  • The smallest bone is the stirrup bone in the middle ear.
  • The coronary heart disease is the most common cause of sudden death.
  • The size and shape of a person’s nose can affect his or her voice.
  • It takes about 17 muscles to smile, but about 43 to frown.
  • Liver is the largest organ in our body, weighing about 1.6 kg.
  • Each day our heart beats normally over 1, 00,000 times.
  • Most people have 12 pair of ribs. But one out of every 20 people has at least one extra pair.
  • The hair on our head usually lives for 2-6 years before dropping out.
  • Our eyelids have the thinnest skin on our body (1 mm thick) while our soles have the thickest skin (about 3 mm thick).
  • Each side of the brain controls opposite side of the body.
  • An average man has about 5.5 liters of blood.
  • The fastest muscles on our body are those that blink the eyelids.
  • We can blink as fast as 200 times per minute.
  • There are 206 bones in our skeleton. A new-born baby has 300 bones, out of which 94 bones join together as he or she grows.
  • Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist.
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

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