Archive for January 6th, 2018

GST impact to slowdown India’s 2017-18 GDP growth to 6.5%

New Delhi, Jan 6 Implementation of GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down India’s growth to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, official data showed on Friday, even as industry analysts projected economic growth to be higher due to a favourable base…

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90% Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh under-nourished: UN

Dhaka, Jan 6  A new UN study has revealed that over 90 per cent of the recent Rohingya refugee arrivals in Bangladesh are under-nourished despite receiving emergency food assistance.

The World Food Programme (WFP) Rohingya Emergency Vulnerability Assessment and food security sector partners study in November and December 2017…

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Trump a world leader, won’t block him: Twitter

San Francisco, Jan 6  Sidestepping once again whether Donald Trump’s tweets violates its terms of service, the micro-blogging platform has clarified that it will not block the US President’s tweets because he is a world leader.

In a blog post called “World Leaders on Twitter”, the company…

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US added 148,000 jobs in December, unemployment at 4.1%

Washington, Jan 6 The US economy added 148,000 jobs in December after a year of steady hiring, according to the figures released on Friday by the Labour Department on hiring and unemployment.

The jobless rate stayed at 4.1 per cent last month, the lowest point since 2001, with…

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Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

New York, Jan 6 Scientists are developing next generation of robots made from soft materials that are more similar to human systems, and are adept at mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, self-sense their movements as well as self-heal from electrical damage.

Such soft robots contain…

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Honor wearable ‘Band A2’ in India

New Delhi, Jan 6 Huawei’s e-brand Honor on Friday launched Honor “Band A2” in India for Rs 2,499.

The device will be available on the e-commerce platform Amazon, starting January 8.

“The Honor ‘Band A2’ helps live a healthy lifestyle and also stay updated on the…

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Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

Johannesburg, Jan 6 Taking a popular injectable contraceptive drug is likely to increase the risk of developing HIV infection by 40 per cent, claims a study.

The contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is an injectables birth control shot that works by releasing the hormone progestin into the body which prevents…

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Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression

New York, Jan 6Are you in the habit sleeping less than eight hours a night? Beware, you may be at risk of suffering from depression and anxiety, according to a study.

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts.

While other people may be…

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Bursting crackers impacted air quality, not health, SC told

New Delhi, Jan 6 Bursting of fire crackers during Diwali and Dussehra did impact the air quality in Delhi but not the health of people, the apex pollution control panel told the Supreme Court on Friday.

“The respiratory system related symptoms and signs were not much different during pre and…

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Air quality to improve in Delhi NCR on Saturday

New Delhi, Jan 6 The air quality across Delhi and regions around it improved marginally on Friday though remaining very poor, with pollution authorities predicting it will improve further towards Saturday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Friday was 388, against 398 on Wednesday (last available) on scale…

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