India-Mauritius Sign 5 Pacts on Modi Visit

India signed five pacts with Mauritius and also offered $500 million concessional line of credit for key infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Mauritian counterpart Anerood Jugnauth in Mauritius on Wednesday. The five agreements signed between the two countries included one to tap the rich marine resources of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Modi, who ...

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Sensex gains 214 points, bank stocks up

The 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the early trade session on Thursday as it was up 214 points or 0.75 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains in the early trade session. It was up 65.40 points or 0.75 percent at 8,765.35 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock ...

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Red Lead Turning Vincent van Gogh Paintings White: study

After analysing one of the greatest works by famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, Belgian scientists have identified a very rare mineral that is turning his paintings white. The team, headed by Koen Janssens from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, identified plumbonacrite in one of his paintings, clarifying the degradation process of red lead that causes this bleaching of ...

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Cartoon Network Joins ‘Creativity Tablet’ Bandwagon with Ben 10

A new Creativity Tablet with apps, activities and videos designed to nurture creativity in children, has been launched by children’ tablet maker Eddy in partnership with Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE). Called Creativity Tablets and Ben 10, both the tablets have been released in India too. The tablets provide hours of learning and entertainment to children and the name Ben 10, ...

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How to counter cocaine hijacking memory in addicts and address drug addiction?

A new study on how brain retains powerful role of memory among addicts will throw light on the mechanism to make drug addiction less compulsive, said Washington State University researchers. Turning off the mechanism found by these researchers may help in “diminishing the emotional impact or the emotional content of the memory, so it decreases the motivation to relapse,” said ...

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Is Homeopathy a Hoax Treatment? It’s Risky Too, says Australian Medical Council

In a startling rejection of homeopathy as a scientific treatment, Australian medical research body said it is not effective for treating any medical condition. The finding, based on a review of 225 research papers on homeopathy, was arrived at by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia which has also warned that “People who choose homeopathy may ...

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