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Meher R.,Nabakrushna Choudhury Center for Development Studies Bhubaneswar | Patro R.P.,Fm University
Journal of Health Management | Year: 2014

Health is an essential component of economic development and there is a strong correlation between health of human population and societal well-being. We cannot just think of the development of the human capital without the development of health and education of the people. However, it is found that although India has made large gains on the health front of its population, there exist wide variations between and within states. While states such as Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have a very developed health sector and the health indicators of these states are comparable to those of developed middle-income countries, states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, etc., are almost at the level of Sub-Saharan Africa. By using a few of the key health indicators the present article makes a critical analysis of the health status of people in the 17 major states of India, the ongoing health development programmes and the present state of public health care services in different parts of the country. The article further delves into an arena of specific policy intervention measures that are required to be undertaken in order to increase the health status of people. © 2014 Indian Institute of Health Management Research Source


Mishra M.,Fm University | Kumar S.,Kolhan University | Mishra S.,CPGS
Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing | Year: 2012

Steganography is a process of secret communication where a piece of information or secret message is hidden in such a way that the very existence of the secret information remains concealed without raising any suspicion in the minds of the viewers and hence preventing its detection. This is generally achieved by embedding a piece of information inside another piece of innocent looking information and can be a spatial or time or transform domain method. All these methods hide information in different types of media such as text, image, audio, video etc. Amongst these varieties of available media, digital images are more commonly used for implementation of data hiding techniques because of their size and popularity. This paper uses a spatial domain LSB substitution method for information embedding and Arnold transformation is successively applied twice in two different phases in order to achieve higher security. The system is tested and validated against a series of standard gray scale images and the results thus obtained are found to be highly promising. © 2012 Springer-Verlag GmbH. Source


Rout G.C.,Fm University | Panda S.K.,Kd Science College
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications | Year: 2011

It is observed that doping suppresses the long range anti-ferromagnetic order and induces superconducting phase for a suitable doping. In order to study this effect, we present a model study of the doping dependence of the tunneling conductance in high-Tc systems. The system is described by the Hamiltonian consisting of spin density wave (SDW) and s-wave type superconducting interaction in presence of varying impurity concentrations. The gap equations are calculated by using Green's functions technique of Zubarev. The gap equations and the chemical potential are solved self-consistently. The imaginary part of the electron Green's functions shows the quasi-particle density of states which represent the tunneling conductance observed by the scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). We investigate the effect of impurity on the gap equations as well as on the tunneling conductance. The results will be discussed based on the experimental observations. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Mohapatra R.,Fm University | Rout G.C.,Physics Enclave
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications | Year: 2015

Abstract We present here a model Hamiltonian to study the interplay between staggered magnetic field and the superconductivity with d-wave pairing symmetry in presence of hybridization between impurity f-electrons of rare-earth ions and 3d-electrons of copper ions. The staggered field and superconducting (SC) gaps are calculated by Green's function technique and solved self-consistently. The coupling constants are compared using s-wave and d-wave pairings. The strength of hybridization suppresses the magnitude of the gaps; while antiferromagnetic coupling enhances the superconducting transition temperature, but suppresses the Neel temperature. The density of states (DOS) representing tunneling conductance shows complex character with impurity level lying at the Fermi level. The electronic specific heat explains prototype heavy fermion behavior in cuprate systems at low temperatures. © Published by Elsevier B.V. Source


Pradhan B.,Government Science College | Mohanta K.L.,Siksha O' Anusandhan University | Rout G.C.,Fm University
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications | Year: 2012

We report here a mean-field study of competing antiferromagnetism, superconductivity and lattice strain phases and their effect on the local density of states of the cuprate system. Our model Hamiltonian incorporating these interactions is reported earlier [G.C. Rout et al., Physica C, 2007]. The analytic expression for superconducting, antiferromagnetism and lattice strain order parameters are calculated and solved self-consistently. The interplay of these order parameters is investigated considering the calculated density of states (DOSs) of the conduction electrons. The DOS displays multiple gap structures with multiple peaks. It is suggested that the tunneling conductance data obtained from the scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) measurements could be interpreted by using the quasi-particle bands calculated from our model Hamiltonian. We have discussed the mechanism to calculate the order parameters from the conductance data. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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