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10 Drones Capable of Spying From Sky Seized, What’s Next?

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Ten highly capable drones which can fly at a height of 6,000 metres and carry 500-gram weight with an advanced satellite navigation system have been seized from a passenger at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, triggering new threat of espionage from the sky but raising similar questions faced by authorities when they relented in 1990 to allow mobile phones in India. ...

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Paytm Rolls Back 2% Fee as Mobikwik Competition Looms

Facing severe criticism from several quarters, Paytm has quickly rolled back its move to charge 2% charge on recharging wallet with a credit card but said it would impose other features to prevent misuse of cash-back facility. In a statement on its website, Paytm said: "With an intent to prevent the misuse of transfer to bank facility at 0%, we ...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan Writes to EC Over Using President’s Photo

Secretary to the President, Ms. Omita Paul has written to Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner of India objecting to the reported misuse of President’s photos for political purposes. The letter said, “This has reference to a news item that appeared today in two national dailies captioned “Pranab pictures on Cong posters under EC scanner”. The news items also reported ...

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Misuse of Jandhan Accounts Will be Punished: Govt

Misuse of earlier announcement by the Government that small deposits made in the banks by artisans, workers, housewives, etc. would not be questioned by the Income Tax Department within the limit of Rs. 2.5 lakh will not be allowed any more, warned the government, There are some reports that some people are using other persons’ bank accounts to convert their ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Antibiotics Over-Use Heightens Diabetes 2, Says Study

People who take more antibiotics tend to run the risk of getting the Type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not have the condition, said a new study. The findings have been published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, when the individual fails to produce enough of the ...

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Centre Promises More Health Funds for Northeast, Seeks Transparency to Avoid ‘Misuse’

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the union health ministers who is on tour of the northeast has promised to release funds to the eight sister states, allaying fears that health is given a back seat in the region, mostly governed by the Congress governments. The meeting held at Assam Administrative Staff College at Guwahati on Saturday with Health Ministers and Secretaries of ...

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Human traffickers hop on to Facebook, make maximum use of it

Businesses are increasingly using social media — even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a Financial Times report. The paper reported the existence of several Facebook pages in Arabic offering passage to Europe, many via Libya ...

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‘Stephen Hawking’ – the name that matters but registered trademark now

Wheel-chiar ridden space physicist Stephen Hawking is known worldwide for his earth-shattering theoretical prowess and now his name will also mean a trademark registered and not for use by any business entity without his permission. By registering his name ‘Stephen Hawking’, the British scientist has joined the row of celebrities like JK Rowling and David Beckham in the UK who ...

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Antibiotics to lose effectiveness by 2030, world to face consequences by 2030: study

In another jolt to an already rising uproar about misuse or overuse of antibiotics, a Princeton study said the consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67% by 2030, endangering their effectiveness in humans. Several experts have already warned about the impending danger to human health with the fast eroding effect of antiobiotics and several studies have suggested links between ...

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Why Swine Flu is Fast spreading in Gujarat, Elsewhere?

Swine flu or the H1N1 virus is fast spreading in Gujarat with 10 more deaths reported on Sunday alone and the total swine flu deaths in the state reaching 81 this year, reports said. Swine flu director of Gujarat Dr Kamlesh Upadhyay has attributed the dramatic rise in deaths due to initial treatment with anti-biotics instead of anti-viral drugs. “There ...

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Church and Child Abuse: Australia Catholic body blames it on celibacy vow

The Australian Catholic Church has admitted that the vow of celibacy may be responsible for the extensive incidents of sexual abuse of children by priests and clergymen. In its response to a Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse, the Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council released an “activity report” Friday that conceded that “obligatory celibacy may have contributed to ...

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