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Β-Carboline known as norharmane, is a nitrogen containing heterocycle. It is the prototype of a class of compounds known as β-carbolines. Β-Carboline alkaloids are widespread in plants and animals, act as GABAA inverse agonists. As components of the liana Banisteriopsis caapi, the β-carbolines harmine and tetrahydroharmine play a pivotal role in the pharmacology of the indigenous psychedelic drug ayahuasca by preventing the breakdown of dimethyltryptamine in the gut by reversibly inhibiting monoamine oxidase, thus making it psychoactive upon oral administration; some β-carbolines, notably tryptoline and pinoline, may be formed in the human body. The latter is implicated along with melatonin in the role of the pineal gland in regulating the sleep-wake cycle. Β-carboline is a GABAA benzodiazepine site inverse agonist and can therefore have convulsive and memory enhancing effects. 3-hydroxymethyl-beta-carboline blocks the sleep-promoting effect of flurazepam in rodents, by itself can decrease sleep in a dose-dependent manner.

9-Methyl-β-carbolines appear to induce DNA damage. Β-Carboline belongs to the group of indole alkaloids and consist of pyridine ring, fused to an indole skeleton. The structure of β-carboline is similar to that of tryptamine, with the ethylamine chain re-connected to the indole ring via an extra carbon atom, to produce a three-ringed structure; the biosynthesis of β-carbolines is believed to follow this route from analogous tryptamines. Different levels of saturation are possible in the third ring, indicated here in the structural formula by colouring the optionally double bonds red and blue: Some of the more important β-carbolines are tabulated by structure below, their structures may contain the aforementioned bonds marked by blue. Eight plant families are known to express 64 different kinds of β-carboline alkaloids. By dry weight, the seeds of Peganum harmala contain between 0.16% and 5.9% β-carboline alkaloids. As a result of the presence of β-carbolines in the cuticle of scorpions, their skin is known to fluoresce when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light such as that produced by a blacklight.

A group of β-carboline derivatives, termed eudistomins were extracted from ascidians, like Ritterella sigillinoides, Lissoclinum fragile or Pseudodistoma aureum. Nostocarboline was isolated from freshwater cyanobacterium. Harmala alkaloid Tryptamine Beta-Carbolines at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings TiHKAL #44 TiHKAL in general Beta-carbolines in coffee Farzin D, Mansouri N. "Antidepressant-like effect of harmane and other beta-carbolines in the mouse forced swim test". Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 16: 324–8. Doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2005.08.005. PMID 16183262

Cavalry Corps (France)

The Cavalry Corps was a French mechanized army corps established in 1939 and inactivated in 1940 after the defeat of France by Germany. Commanded by General René Prioux, the Cavalry Corps advanced into Belgium in May 1940 and imposed significant delay on the advance of the German XVI Corps. Cut off by German forces from the bulk of the French Army, the corps was evacuated to England and shipped back to France in late May and early June 1940. Further combat resulted in significant losses of armored vehicles and a steady deterioration of the corps' combat power; the Cavalry Corps ceased fighting as the Second Armistice at Compiègne took effect, the corps was demobilized on July 11, 1940. Formed on August 27, 1939 in Saint Quentin, the Cavalry Corps did not see action until May 11, 1940 in the vicinity of Tongres; the corps had various units assigned during the period of the Phony War, but by the time of the German invasion in May 1940, the corps commanded the 2nd and 3rd Light Mechanized Divisions, as well as some small reconnaissance and artillery units.

The Cavalry Corps saw action in three distinct phases of the fighting in 1940. These were the Battle of the Dyle, the Battle of the North, the Retreat of the Left Wing. In general, these phases refer to the fighting in Belgium in May, the fighting in northern France in early June, the long retreat of the French Army into the south of France during mid to late June; the Cavalry Corps in particular was noted for its solid performance during the Battles of Hannut and Gembloux during the fighting in Belgium. At the same time that poorly trained French reservists were being defeated at Sedan, the Cavalry Corps met the German XVI Corps of two Panzer divisions on equal terms at Hannut and in the Gembloux Gap. From May 31 until June 10, 1940, the men of the corps were evacuated to England and returned to France via the ports of Brest and Cherbourg. At the end of the retreat of the French forces, the Cavalry Corps was made up of the 1st DLM and 3rd DLM; the 1st DLM regrouped at Ribérac and the 3rd DLM assembled at Saint-Aquilin, both in the region of the Dordogne River.

The Cavalry Corps was demobilized on July 11, 1940. 09/02/1939 – 05/25/1940 Lieutenant-General René Prioux 05/25/1940 – 07/11/1940 Major-General Langlois Guerre 1939 - 1945. Les Grandes Unités Françaises. Volume 1. Armée de Terre, Service Historique. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1967. - the Cavalry Corps in 1940 Cavalry Corps order of battle on May 10, 1940

The Pullman Bride

The Pullman Bride is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson. Gloria Swanson - The Girl Mack Swain - The Chosen One Chester Conklin - A Rejected Suitor Laura La Varnie - The Girl's Mother Tom Kennedy - A Bandit Polly Moran - Sheriff Nell Wayland Trask, Jr. Gene Rogers Jack Cooper Vera Steadman Abdul Glen Cavender James Donnelly - Bit Role Elinor Field - Sennett Bathing Girl Albert T. Gillespie - Bit Role Phyllis Haver - Sennett Bathing Girl Anthony O'Sullivan - Bit Role Marvel Rea - Sennett Bathing Girl The Pullman Bride on IMDb

DVR College of Engineering and Technology

Devarakonda Vittal Rao College of Engineering and Technology is an engineering college affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. It functions under the Devarakonda Educational Society, it was established in 1997 at the Madhapur campus. In year 2001, it was shifted to Kashipur Village near Sangareddy; the chairman of the college, Devarakonda Vittal Rao, was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Mahabubnagar constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress political party; the Devarakonda Educational Society was established in 1994 as a non-profit organization. Sri D. Vittal Rao is the president of the society. In servicing the objective, the Devarakonda Educational Society established the D. V. R. College of Engineering and Technology in 1996, the D. V. R. Post Graduate College of Management Studies in the year 1997, offering academic programmes in Engineering, Management and MTech; the college Library has a collection of 21000 volumes, 3500 titles, eight news papers and other professional periodicals.

The library has a book bank for ST students. Books for SC and St students are given free for certain period by the Social Welfare Department of the government of Andhra Pradesh as per the Government’s policy. Select articles from the periodicals are bound and there are 2000 such bound volumes; the college offers courses in seven disciplines which are Electronics and Communications Engineering and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering in it including MBA and MTech in VLSI Design & Embedded systems and MTech in Computer Science Engineering. The college does not offer any hostel facility but provides transportation facilities to its students. There are 16 college buses connecting to the city. Co-circular activities include basketball and cricket grounds inside the campus. Inter-college competitions are held regularly. Technical events like: "Aktzin", conducted by Electrical department. There is a college; the college has its association with the Indian Army's NCC wing to train students through CATC camps inside campus and produce the potential cadets to attend national level NCC camps.

NCC in the college is under the command of 33 Telangana Battalion of Indian Army headquartered at Sangareddi, Telangana. DVRCET official website Yantrika2k10 official website xynomindz official website Elektra 2KX official website

Allen S. Whiting

Allen Suess Whiting was an American political scientist and former government official specializing in the foreign relations of China. Whiting was University of Arizona Regents' Professor of Political Science from 1993 to his retirement, having joined the university in 1982, he graduated from Cornell University in 1948, earned a master's degree from Columbia University in 1950 and a Ph. D. from Columbia University in 1952. After first joining the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, he became a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served in several capacities in the U. S. Department of State, including head of the Far Eastern Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and deputy consul general in Hong Kong, he taught at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1968-1982. Whiting has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Association for Asian Studies, the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Allen Suess Whiting was born to Viola Allen Whiting in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Cornell University in 1948, where he studied with Knight Biggerstaff and gained master's degree at Columbia University in 1950. In 1952 he gained PhD at Columbia University.. Whiting was instructor of political science at Northwestern University from 1951 to 1953, but his contract was not renewed when senior colleagues felt that his interest in the Soviet Union and China were politically suspicious, he received a Ford Foundation grant to study language in Taiwan. While there he contracted polio, whose effects afflicted him for the rest of his life.. Between 1955 and 1957 he was assistant professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing. From 1957 to 1961 he was a social scientist at the RAND Corporation in California. Between 1962 and 1966 he worked for the United States Department of State as Director of the Office of Research and Analysis for the Far East. From 1966 to 1966 he served as Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong.

Whiting continued academic career as professor of political science at University Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he worked from 1968 to 1982.. He was professor at University Arizona in Tucson between 1982 and 1993, from a regents professor, he was a director of the Center for East Asian Studies from 1982 to 1993. Whiting served as a consultant for the Department of State between 1968 and 1988 and director of the National Committee on the United States-China Relation in New York City from 1977 to 1994.. He was an associate of the China Council from 1978 to 1988. From 1983 to 1995 he was president of the Southern Arizona China Council in Tucson and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington from 1995 to 1996.. His 1958 Sinkiang: Pawn or Pivot? Includes Whiting's "Soviet Strategy in Sinkiang: 1933-49", which analyzes the background and the international rivalry between Moscow and the Chinese central government in this period, "Red Failure in Sinkiang," the memoirs of Sheng Shicai, the military ruler of Xinjiang, from 1933 to 1949.

The book includes archival material, for instance Sheng's interrogation and 1943 execution of Mao Zemin, the brother of Mao Zedong. While studying in Taiwan in 1954, having heard that Sheng had come there with the Nationalist government after the communist victory on the mainland, Whiting inquired as to Sheng's whereabouts and was told that they were "unknown." Whiting met and interviewed Sheng extensively and edited his memoirs for this book. Whiting interviewed Nationalist government officials who had dealt with Sheng and Xinjiang, as well as exploring archives in Taiwan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, he received helpful accounts of wartime diplomacy from O. Edmund Clubb, who opened the first American consulate in Urumchi in 1943. Although he thanks Owen Lattimore in the Foreword for adding "another dimension of understanding," Whiting explains that by titling the book "pawn or pivot," he wished to place a different emphasis from Lattimore's 1950 book Pivot of Asia and from those who saw the region as a pawn of the neighboring great powers.

Taking the advice of a friend, he observed that in chess a "pawn" could be a "pivot."Since Xinjiang was an important communication link between Moscow and the Chinese Communist Party headquarters in Yan'an, Sheng's memoirs illuminate the sometimes angry relations between Stalin and Mao Zedong as well as Sheng's swing away from Moscow to ally with China. China Crosses the Yalu: the Decision to Enter the Korean War is a monograph based on research for the United States Air Force by the RAND Corporation. Whiting argues that China entered the Korean War reluctantly and to protect its border against a perceived American threat; this view became accepted at a time when many other observers saw the People's Republic as irrational and expansionist. William Stueck's 2002 review of scholarship on the Korean War concluded that in its "broad outlines, Whiting's account remains plausible if hardly incontestable."In 1990 two political scientists at Taiwan's National Chengchi University revisited the question of China's decision.

They noted that "Whiting's comprehensive study of China's decision to enter the war, some of his inferences and conclusions, were closer to the truth than those of most other western analysts". But they saw evidence that Whiting was "deeply biased ideologically, overlooked many important factors." He assumed that "patron-client relations existed between Stalin and Mao, which "limited th

National Police Memorial (India)

The National Police Memorial in India commemorates the 34,844 police personnel from all of the central and state police forces in India who have died in the line of duty since the nation's Independence in 1947. Located in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri area, the 6.12 acres memorial consists of a 30-foot tall and 238-tonne heavy black granite central sculpture, a museum and a'Wall of Valour' bearing the names of all 34,844 police personnel who have died in the line of duty. The underground museum is the first police museum of its kind in India, showcases over 2000 years of policing in the region, since the time of Kautilya's system of law and order in 310 BCE; the renovated and refurbished memorial and museum was inaugurated by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, on 21 October 2018, the Police Commemoration Day in India. The National Police Memorial commemorates the police personnel whose lives were lost in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur and red corridor-affected regions in India.

The memorial commemorates the large number of police lives which were lost in prevention of crime and in maintenance of law and order. The memorial was first conceptualised in 1984, but the plan to have a National Police Memorial was only first proposed when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister; the home minister at the time, L. K. Advani, laid the foundation stone; the earlier memorial was a 150 ft structure of steel. But it was dismantled in 2008 on the order of the Delhi High Court as it violated environmental norms. Old versions of the memorial: The central sculpture is a 30 ft monolith made of a slab of granite weighing 238 tonnes; the weight and colour "symbolise the gravitas and solemnity of the supreme sacrifice". At the base of the structure, a 60 ft river represents the continuous self-service of the police personnel in carrying out their duties; the central memorial sculpture has been designed by Advaita Gadanayak of the National Gallery of Modern Art. Designed as part of the overall design scheme by architect Uday Bhat the names of all the 34,844 personnel who died in the line of duty from 1947 to present day are engraved on the granite, including 424 who died in 2018.

The National Police Memorial Museum is the first of its kind in India. The museum consists of five galleries over 1600 square meters. There are sections dedicated for various central and state police forces in India including Central Industrial Security Force, Special Protection Group, National Security Guard, Railway Protection Force, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Central Reserve Police Force and Intelligence Bureau. Police forces from all 29 states and 7 Union territories are presented, including special mention for women squads, police bands and animal squads; the role of police research organisations have been mentioned such as the Bureau of Police Research and Development, the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science and the National Technical Research Organisation. The martyrdom and stories section includes Operation Vajra Shakti, Operation Puttur, the killing of Veerappan, the death of Vandana Malik - the first female Indian Police Service officer killed in the line of duty, various other stories.

Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi India Gate in New Delhi National Military Memorial in Bengaluru National War Memorial Southern Command in Pune Kargil Vijay Diwas Vijay Diwas Bijoy Dibos