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Indian Health Ministry Notifies Medical Devices Rules, 2017

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified Medical Devices Rules, 2017, framed in conformity with Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF) framework and conform to best international practices. Only 15 categories of medical devices are, at present, regulated as drugs and to that extent, the current regulatory practices in India were not fully geared to meet the requirements of ...

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No, NASA Didn’t Change Your Zodiac Sign But…

The brewing crisis among star sign lovers and followers since last week was a sort of annoyance at NASA for overstepping into something that is astrology and not astronomy. Cosmopolitan report based on children’s science page on NASA website has all the sourcing problem and Gizmodo effort to sanitize NASA from the brouhaha returned no less compassion. Finally the US ...

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Ophiuchus: What NASA Said About 13th Zodiac Sign Ophiuchus?

NASA unequivocally says ‘Astrology is NOT science!’ It is Astronomy that is the scientific study of everything in outer space and astronomers and other space scientists know that stars many light years away have no effect on the ordinary activities of humans on Earth. "Astrology is something else. It’s not science. No one has shown that astrology can be used ...

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Ophiuchus Row: Change in Sign Applies to Vedic Zodiac System?

The entire controversy was kicked off by astronomer Parke Kunkle when he claimed in an NBC show that the Earth’s position has changed vis-a-vis the Sun in the last 3,000 years when astrological signs were first allocated by Babylonians and there is a new sign called Ophiuchus which dictates the course of many events for those born between Nov. 29 ...

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Indian Railways to Change Rules from July 1, Makes Them Rich-Friendly

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Come July 1, the second half of the calendar year 2016, Indian Railways will offer few more facilities and abort some existing facilities as part of the government move to “befriend the rich travellers” at the expense of the hapless poor and the middle class. The tatkal reservation that gets no refund of money for cancellation of tickets will now ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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Google Braces for New Google+ Catering Your Hobby

Google Plus is not down yet and Google is re-inventing its use in a new Avatar, this time catering the hobbyist in you, whether you are an avid collector old stamps or ancient watches ot prefer travelling or good at weaving a crime story for your kids. “We’ve spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had ...

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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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Class 12 Marks to be Scrapped for Engineering/Medical Admissions

It will be a deja vu for students appearing for engineering admissions next year as an expert panel has recommended scrapping the current provision to take into account Class 12 marks due to undue delays. It means the new system introduced in 2013 by Kapil Sibal, Congress HRD minister may be rolled back to accommodate the clamour for more autonomy ...

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Paris Meet: India Asks Developed Nations to Stick to Agenda, not change it in ‘Last Hour’

In view of the Paris Conference on Climate Change, India has reiterated its demand that the developed nations should pay for the Green Fund as pledged and should not introduce any new agenda at this “late hour” to make it “unsuccessful”. India’s Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the convention agenda should be adhered to in the upcoming Paris Meet instead ...

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RAPTOR Automatic 360-degree Price Tag Scanner to End Long Queues in Markets

The long queues at supermarkets or retail stores may end soon with Raptor checkout technology hitting the stores soon. The RAPTOR (Retail Application Prototype Testing of Operational Robotics) system is a new checkout technology for local grocery stores, super markets and any retail stores that will automatically scan each item robotically, dramatically speeding up the checkout time. The system uses ...

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PEW Survey: Poor Marks for China on Human Rights

  While overall ratings for China are mostly positive, that is not the case on the issue of individual liberty. Across 39 countries, a median of 45% say the Chinese government does not respect the personal freedoms of its people, while only 34% say that it does. Publics in the EU and North America are the most likely to say ...

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SEBI Moves to Save Start-ups with Rs.250-Crore Cap

In view of comeptition with many overseas venture capitalists pouring in funds in IT-related startups, the Securities and Exchange Board of India on Tuesday decided to relax the norms of Initial Public Offer (IPO). The new fast-track route can be tapped by companies with public shareholding worth as low as Rs 250 crore and the board said it plans to ...

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Gene Behind Mental Illness in Women Identified, Potential for Early Treatment Likely

Mental illness in women is characterized by a specific gene that interacts with the X chromosome, found researchers paving the way for future potential research to treat psychiatric patients, whose number is on the rise owing to new isolated lifestyle. The gene identified as XIST inactivates one of the two X chromosome copies cells meant for storing genetic material, leading ...

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How more than 1600 space applications revolutionised our lives?

From home-based BP machines to camera pixels to hi-fi MRI and CAT scans, more than 1,600 applications originally developed for space applications have made their way into our daily lives revolutionising our life-style, said ISRO chief A.S. Kiran Kumar. He said most of these innovations do not come from a single new technology but come from an existing technology that ...

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern to Change Soon?

Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister in the PMO, assured his party’s youth wing students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday that the Modi government wiull do away with rural and urban divide in recruiting future civil servants. The Civil Services exam for the IAS and Allied Services is held by the Union Public services Commission (UPSC) every year and ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Seasonal, Year-Long Cycles Seen Constantly Changing on Sun

Sun is constantly changing going through cycles of seasons peaking by every 11 years, said new research that says even a shorter time cycle, with activity waxing and waning over the course of about 330 days, do occur. Scientists are trying to understand when to expect such bursts of solar activity and to successfully forecast the sun’s eruptions, which can ...

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Tweets change dramatically after she says ‘yes’, finds study

After she says yes, announcing the engagement on the micro-blogging site Twitter to the world can lead to a “New You” — changing your online profile following the proposal, finds an Indian-American researcher. “People began to paint themselves as a couple rather than as individuals. They are going through a major change in life and it shows on social media ...

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