Tag Archives: India

India to Join 27-Nation Club to Set Up Early Earthquake Warning System

India is moving in the direction of setting up early earthquake warning system that gives indications few second before it occurs, thus saving people who can take precautions to escape the wrath of the devastation as witnessed in recent Nepal earthquake. The system to be developed in association with 26 other countries including Japan, will strengthen the people living in ...

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Insufficient mental health care reaching alarming levels, says WHO

Mental health is equally important as physical health as both are connected, imposing cascading effects on one another’s functioning. But mental health is not given enough attention, and the impact is reaching alarming leves. said a World Health Organization report. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Mental Health Atlas 2014 yesterday revealing that almost 1 in 10 people suffer ...

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Live life queen size: 104 year-old-woman undergoes hip surgery

If you think old means the end of life, you’re absolutely wrong. As goes the saying “if there’s a will there’s a way,” a 104-year-old woman underwent a complicated hip replacement surgery, as reported by IANS. Photo Credit: CMSRC Mateshwari Devi of Greater Noida, who suffered a fracture in her hip that directed to traumatic arthritis, underwent the surgery in ...

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Ancestral diets can increase risk of diabetes, says new study

Ever wonder why you are obese or suffer from cardiovascular disease(s) even after following a proper diet? A new study led by an Indian scientist says that poor diet followed by the ancestors is to be blamed for. Anandwardhan A. Hardikar, the associate professor at the University of Sydney along with associates from the National Centre for Cell Science, KEM ...

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Poor sanitation causes adverse pregnancy outcomes: New study

Poor sanitation, open defecation and lack of toilets are some very common sights in India – especially in the rural sides. These practices cause infection and leads to poor health. Now a new study has shown that they increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) too. Photo Credit: Pixabay Bijaya K Padhi and his coworkers from the Asian Institute ...

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Truecaller Launches Truemessenger in India, to take shot at Holaa! App

Online mobile software maker Truecaller has launched its Truemessenger service for Android phones to keep spam at bay on mobile phones with intelligent app that can replace SMS-based unwanted messages from the user’s phone in India. Since spam messages constitute more than 15 percent of all SMS messages worldwide, Truecaller said its spam filter “Truemessenger” acts as name or phone ...

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After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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‘Selfie with Daughter’ Goes Viral on Twitter, Thanks to Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit upon an idea that evoked instant reaction on Twitter to take a selfie with duaghter and putting it on Twitter. In his usual rhetoric, the PM urged people to join the ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative on Twitter to combat against plummeting sex ratios in northern states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. As part ...

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Remembering PV Narasimha Rao on his Birth Anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India, PV Narasimha Rao, on his birth anniversary.”Tributes to Shri PV Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. We remember him as a wonderful scholar with very rich political experience”, the Prime Minister said. PV born on 28 June 1921 in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana) was the first and the ...

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India Recalls New Zealand Envoy Ravi Thapar Over ‘Staff Assault’ Case

The ugly row over an Indian envoy’s wife has forced the Ministry of External Affairs recalling the high commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, when his wife was accused of assaulting a staffer. “Though no charges were pressed by the service staff member, the ministry will investigate the matter further. The high commissioner has been posted back to headquarters,” foreign ...

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Has China Replaced US and Become a Super Power Already?

Withe early signs of another recession creeping in, Pew Research Center has put out its findings that show China in its steward position taking over from the US to rein in the woes of a possible recurrence of the 1930s global recession, the worst in history. After recovery after the Great Recession of the 1930s,  the U.S. has bolstered its leadership ...

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Dhoni: The man under spotlight

2007 T20 World Champions, 2011 50-overs World Champions, 2011 Champion’s Trophy, and number 1 in ICC Test rankings – under Dhoni, India achieved it all. Widely regarded as “Captain cool” for his ability to be calm even under pressure, Dhoni has over and over again proved his worth as one of the best (if not the best) captains of India. ...

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HDFC’s PayZapp, India’s First Apple Pay Feature, Enters Mobile Payments

India’s largest private bank, HDFC Bank, has released its one-click payment platform called PayZapp, which is expected to be positioned as an all-in-one mobile payments platform as part of HDFC’s ‘GoDigital’ strategy. Though PayZapp sounds like just another of the mobile payment app seen in the last two years providing numerous mobile payment solutions and, with the exception of M-PESA, ...

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Steffi Graf: The new ambassador for Ayurveda Tourism in Kerala

Former world number 1, Steffi Graf registers herself for a new role as Kerala government gives their nod to the state’s tourism department to sign the German as the global ambassador for Kerala Ayurveda. After meeting on Wednesday, the state cabinet decided to appoint the 46-year-old as the new ambassador of Kerala Ayurveda in an attempt to promote the state’s ...

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Dhoni team desperate to avoid washout; India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI

  When it comes to home ground, nothing can beat Bangladesh. Neighbors Pakistan and now the two-time world champions, India suffered a historic bilateral ODI series loss to the Bangla Tigers. Bangladesh has been showing potentiality since putting up a fantastic performance in World Cup this year. Their inspiring run came to a heartbreaking end after a loss in the ...

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Bangladesh supporters attack known Sachin Tendulkar fan in Dhaka

Expectations burdened on Bangladesh’s shoulders as they took on India in the one-off Test and three ODI series. Although they were considered to be “underdogs” before two-time world champions, India their recent performance showed potentiality. Rain halted the one-off Test match, but ever since the ODI series commenced last week, Bangladesh has proved that they have got what it takes. ...

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Viswanathan Anand outlasts Carlsen in Norway Chess Tourney

A few days before his 24th birthday in 2013, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen made history by winning the World Chess Championship. He defeated five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand in the final. emerging as the new world champion. It was a heartbreaking result for Anand, and the pain added on the next year too in 2014 when Carlsen defeated him again. Since ...

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New ‘Google Trends’ Works in Real Time to Keep Tab on Trending Topics, Issues

Google has announced its latest feature called Google Trends, an updated version over what it used to be since its launch in 2012. Now the refurbished Google Trends feature provides real-time data on everything from the FIFA scandal toDonald Trump’s presidential campaign kick-off, and get a sense of what stories people are searching for. The redesigned Google Trends homepage is ...

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