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  • Rajamony’s book provides perspective to rebuild Kerala after floods The Hague, Jan 22 : A newly-released book, authored by Indias Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony, provides perspective on rebuilding Kerala, which suffered from floods last year, as it narrates the Dutch response to floods in the past and th…
  • Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study New York, Jan 22 : Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country’s urban population, reveal researchers from the US.In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zhen…
  • Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ back in hospital Dhaka, Jan 22 : Abul Bajandar, better known as Bangladesh’s “tree man” for the large bark-like warts on his body because of a rare genetic disorder, was back in hospital here on Tuesday months after skipping his treatment last year.Bajandar, 28, was …
  • AI-based system to cut process time for abnormal chest X-rays London, Jan 22 : A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system can dramatically reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings — cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than three days, say researchers.The …
  • Designers don’t want to dress Bebe Rexha for Grammy Awards Los Angeles, Jan 22 : The 2019 Grammy Awards are special for singer Bebe Rexha as she has nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.But finding the perfect red carpet dress is becoming hard for her due to her size.The “I’m …
  • People know about you even if you aren’t on Facebook New York, Jan 22 : It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not – or have just deleted your social media presence.Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study.The researchers from the University of Vermo…
  • Migrants, refugees in Europe vulnerable to diseases: WHO Geneva, Jan 22 : Migrants and refugees may be susceptible to non-communicable and communicable, as well as chronic diseases due to poverty or change of lifestyle to less physical activity and healthy food, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warn…
  • Too much emphasis on tech-based learning can result in negative outcomes: OECD official London, Jan 21 : Use of technology over traditional methods of teaching in classrooms for school children may not always result in superior outcomes and sometimes the return is “negative”, a senior official from the Organisation for EconomicA Coopera…
  • US-based self-claimed cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations London, Jan 21 : In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged” and even claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was “killed” as he knew about the “hacking” of Electro…
  • Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies: Study London, Jan 21 : Researchers have found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also reported that this effect …
  • India calls for diaspora role in developing renewable energy sector Varanasi, Jan 23 : India on Tuesday called upon its diaspora to play a role in boosting the renewable energy sector, with Minister of State for External Affairs V.K.Singh calling for suggestions from the participants at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (P…
  • Domestic air passenger traffic up 19% at 13.9 cr in 2018 New Delhi, Jan 22 : India’s domestic air passenger traffic rose by 18.60 per cent in 2018 on a year-on-year basis to 13.90 crore, data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed on Tuesday.In December, around 1.27 crore passe…
  • Railway Board Chairman reviews NR, stresses safety, punctuality New Delhi, Jan 22 : Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Tuesday chaired a review meeting of the Northern Railway and underscored the need for expeditious completion of infrastructure projects for meeting the twin objectives of punctuality and safety…
  • Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor Mumbai, Jan 22 : Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.At the launch of the …
  • Maharashtra ration shops to offer basic banking services Mumbai, Jan 22 : In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra government has collaborated with the private sector Yes Bank to enable Fair Price Shops to offer limited banking services to the far flung rural populations, an official said on Tuesday.Under t…
  • India, Mauritius review ties, cooperation in Blue Economy Varanasi, Jan 22 : India and Mauritius reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties and discussed ways to further expand cooperation in areas like Blue Economy during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart …
  • Gadkari inaugurates bridge over Ravi linking J (and) K, Punjab Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 22 : Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a 1,210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district to reduce the distance to Punjab’s Pathankot city by 3…
  • Operations at Haldia Dock resume as strike ends Kolkata, Jan 22 : After operations came to a standstill following a strike by a section of the employees on Sunday evening at Haldia Dock Complex, activities resumed on Tuesday, an official said.The standoff cost the Kolkata Port Trust an average of …
  • Rajamony’s book provides perspective to rebuild Kerala after floods The Hague, Jan 22 : A newly-released book, authored by Indias Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony, provides perspective on rebuilding Kerala, which suffered from floods last year, as it narrates the Dutch response to floods in the past and th…
  • More than a quarter of Delhi children under 5 underweight: Survey New Delhi, Jan 22 : Children in the national capital may encounter stunted growth and become more vulnerable to diseases as more than a quarter of them under the age of five are underweight, a National Family Health Survey revealed on Tuesday.Accordi…
  • HC seeks CBI response on wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s plea New Delhi, Jan 21 : The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the CBI and asked the probe agency to file response on wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s plea seeking to expedite investigation into his complaint related to doping filed ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics…
  • Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format: (Column IANS Insight: Close-In) The Indian cricket team has made history Down Under. Winning the Test series was just one part of the celebration. Beating the Australians in the ODIs, for the first time, was the icing on the cake.Although, the Indian cricket Test team is rated the be…
  • CBI arrests SAI Director, 5 others in graft case New Delhi, Jan 17 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested six persons including Director of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) S.K.Sharma in a graft case, officials said.A CBI official told IANS that the agency has arrested …
  • Young cricketer dies during practice Kolkata, Jan 15 : A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, officials said.Aniket Sharma, who played for Paikpara Sporting Club, was brought dead to a city hospi…
  • Achrekar’s death big loss to sporting world: Modi New Delhi, Jan 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar and said his demise is as a “big loss” to the sporting world.”Ramakant Achrekarji was a shining beacon of the Guru Parampara.An …
  • Cabinet approves continuation of umbrella scheme for youth New Delhi, Jan 2 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme, an umbrella scheme of the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry, for the period 2017-18 to 2019-2020.The scheme aims to dev…
  • Rahul condoles death of filmmaker Mrinal Sen, admires cricketer Priya New Delhi, Dec 30 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the death of iconic filmmaker Mrinal Sen who passed away at his south Kolkata residence earlier in the day following old age complications.”I am sorry to hear about the demise of …
  • Rahul condoles death of filmmaker Mrinal Sen, admires cricketer Priya New Delhi, Dec 30 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the death of iconic filmmaker Mrinal Sen who passed away at his south Kolkata residence earlier in the day following old age complications.”I am sorry to hear about the demise of …
  • After mixed 2018 show, Indian hockey at crossroads (2018 in Restrospect) New Delhi, Dec 29 : Familiar failures in major tournaments after promising build-ups and musical chair-like rotation of coaches.These were the major highlights of Indian hockey in 2018.The Indian team had started the year in rousing fashion, winning …
  • A watershed year for Indian women shuttlers (2018 in Restrospect) New Delhi, Dec 29 : Indian badminton continued to move northwards in 2018, especially the women’s singles players — P.V.Sindhu and veteran Saina Nehwal — as they dished out one stunning performance after another.While Sindhu extended her status as …
  • More than a quarter of Delhi children under 5 underweight: Survey New Delhi, Jan 22 : Children in the national capital may encounter stunted growth and become more vulnerable to diseases as more than a quarter of them under the age of five are underweight, a National Family Health Survey revealed on Tuesday.Accordi…
  • Quirky ideas to style up your abode New Delhi, Jan 22 : Round sofas can be a chic way to bring the curvy trend into your home, and bold colours, huge patterns, bloomy patterns and brass decor can be included in the geometric pattern trend that can help in styling up your abode, suggest…
  • Kangana Ranaut sports khadi in ‘Manikarnika’ Mumbai, Jan 22 : National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who essays the title role in the epic drama “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, will be seen wearing the heritage Indian fabric Khadi, an official said here on Tuesday. Besides Kangana, …
  • Mumbai’s Sophia College to turn backdrop for LFW finale Mumbai, Jan 22 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the showstopper for the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 at Sophia College here.In the past, venues like the Bandra Fort, The Royal Opera House and Hotel Sahara Star …
  • Gauri (and) Nainika’s new LFW line reflects freedom Mumbai, Jan 22 : Designer duo Gauri and Nainika, who are coming back from a hiatus to showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019, will feature a line they hope will evoke a sense of freedom.”The Art of Latte” will be presented in col…
  • Pair the right food with wine, vodka New Delhi, Jan 22 : Winter is the time to plan perfect indoor parties and pair home cooked food with the appropriate alcohol.Experts suggest how.Amrut Vare, Winemaker at Chandon India, lists down some food suggestions:* Appetisers: With its sharp fru…
  • Bob Marley’s granddaughter thinking of ‘entering political office’ in Jamaica New Delhi, Jan 22 : Legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley’s granddaughter Donisha Prendergast feels she is political by virtue of being a part of the Rastafari movement and a voice for reggae.She says maybe one day, she will officially enter “some k…
  • Age or life stages should not affect a woman’s career: Kareena Mumbai, Jan 21 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her late 30s and is a mother, says a woman’s career must remain unaffected by her age or stage of life.Kareena is the face of Corcal Bone (and) Beauty, which will be launched at the ...
  • Age or life stages should not affect a woman’s career: Kareena Mumbai, Jan 21 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her late 30s and is a mother, says a woman’s career must remain unaffected by her age or stage of life.Kareena is the face of Corcal Bone (and) Beauty, which will be launched at the ...
  • Age or life stages should not affect a woman’s career: Kareena Mumbai, Jan 21 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her late 30s and is a mother, says a woman’s career must remain unaffected by her age or stage of life.Kareena is the face of Corcal Bone (and) Beauty, which will be launched at the ...