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5th Islamic Microfinance Summit Held in Malaysia

The 5th Global Islamic Microfinance forum (GIMF) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was held on 24-25 November, 2015 and attended by the officials and delegates from 30 countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Canada, Tanzania, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Azerbaijan and many other countries, said a statement. The entire leadership unanimously unified their voice and support for the development of Islamic Microfinance ...

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Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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Change in body temperature can trigger unexpected cardiac arrest, deaths

Scientists have found a protein that reacts adversely to change in temperature of the body and reacts by triggering heart attacks or even deaths. Cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical routine to the heart dysfunctions and unexpectedly becomes uneven, causing ventricular fibrillation and lessening blood flow to the heart. Now a new study has found that of all the known reasons, alteration ...

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Too much male attention ruins pretty females: New Study

One of the biggest perk of being beautiful is getting overwhelming attention. And mostly every attractive person enjoys that. However, according to a new study by Australian and Canadian researchers on fruit flies, excessive male sexual attention ruins pretty females. Steve Chenoweth who is the associate professor of the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences stated the study projected ...

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Man Fined $120 for Using Apple Watch While Driving

Hang on there if you are using your Apple Watch while driving. A Canadian man was recently fined $120 (around Rs 7, 600) for being on his Apple Watch as he was driving. Jeffery Macesin was left surprised and shocked when he was pulled over by a traffic policeman in Montreal, Quebec and was ticketed $120. According to CTV News, ...

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Beware! UC Browser Leaks Your Personal Data

If you are a user of popular UC Browser, you are prone for some data leaks. A Canadian technology research group found that that the popular mobile web browser – owned by the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd – had flaws. The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs examined the UC Browser ...

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Yes, Diabetes damages your brain, say Canadian researchers

Type 2 diabetes reduces quality of life and researchers have now found that it may also decrease certain cognitive abilities, known as executive functions. Type 2 diabetes is associated with bad performance on cognitive tests, measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviour and thought, the findings showed. “This facet of brain function is particularly important because we rely ...

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Study finds high levels of equality for Muslim women in Canada

A landmark study on gender equality among religious minorities in Canada sharply disputes the stereotype Muslim women are more repressed by men than other groups of immigrants. Sharia law, burqas, honour killings and overseas terrorism directed at girls and women grab headlines and shape public opinion, but workforce participation rates among immigrants suggests a trend toward high levels of equality ...

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Northeastern US faces ‘historic blizzard’ today

Residents of the states of the northeastern US would face a “historic blizzard” that would affect the region from Monday onwards, warned meteorologists. Weather authorities have also issued a blizzard warning for Philadephia, Pennsylvania and the east coast including New York, New Jersey and New England, as well as Canada, from Monday afternoon to Tuesday. “It’s a winter storm that ...

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Exoplanets More Like Earth with Day and Night, Possibly Host Life, Say Scientists

Exoplanets or planets outside our solar system are more likely to have water and atmosphere for a coducive and hospitable life than previously thought, suggest University of Toronto scientists. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate that is much more similar to Earth’s than previously expected,” said Jeremy Leconte of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), part of ...

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ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission Team Selected for 2015 Space Pioneer Award

After Times ranking of mars Mission among the top 10 scientific achievements of the year 2014, Indian government’s laurels and awars notwithstanding, now the team has been named winner of the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category. The award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held ...

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Newlink Genetics, Merck to Resume Ebola Vaccine Trials on $30 Million Contract

NewLink Genetics Corporation and Merck have been given the nod to go ahead with the trials by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded the contract worth $30 million to NG subsidiary BioProtection Systems. BioProtection Systems will take up the trial of the rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine, ...

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Canadian PM Calls Parliament Attack as Second ‘Terrorist Attack’

After a soldier was killed and the Parliament was attacked on Wednesday, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it as the second terrorist attack that took place in three days. The soldier was shot to death and the gunshots were being fired outside a room where Harper was speaking. As per reports, treasury board minister Tony Clement said, "PM (Harper) ...

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Gigantic World Telescope: India Joins US, Canada, Japan and China in Space Project

When it comes to space, India never lagged behind and riding high on its recent successful Mars mission “Mangalyaan”, moved forward to join the global club of five nations to build the ambitious next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) with an estimated cost of $1.47 billion (Rs.14,300 crore). Joining other big four nations — the US, Canada, Japan and China — ...

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Forget big-screen tablets, here’s paper tablet, foldable, easy to use

CES 2013 has a new innovative product unveiled on Tuesday by a group of researchers from Canada’s Queen’s University who have designed a flexible plastic paper computer. Edwin Land of Polaroid had predicted the design over 40 years ago and the new device, which is bound to revolutionize the future trend in communication devices will make the television a prestine ...

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