Archive for February 10th, 2018

Centre ‘adopting step motherly approach’ in granting funds: Pondy CM

Puducherry, Feb 10 (PTI) Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today charged the Centre with “adopting step motherly approach” in granting funds to the Union Territory and alleged it was part of the “negative stand” taken by the NDA government towards opposition ruled states.

Talking to reporters here, he said the…

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PM Modi conferred ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’

Ramallah, Feb 10 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’ by President Mahmoud Abbas, recognising his key contribution to promote relations between India and Palestine.

President Abbas conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on Modi after the conclusion…

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Moon meets Kim’s sister inside Blue House

Seoul, Feb 10 In a historic move, South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, to the presidential palace for a lunch meeting on Saturday.

The meeting is the most significant diplomatic encounter between the two sides…

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WhatsApp testing peer-to-peer payments feature in India

San Francisco, Feb 10 Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is testing a new payments feature in India that aims to allow people to send money to their friends on the app, the media reported.
The feature is currently in beta, but has not been publicly announced because it is not…

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NASA’s 3-D printable tools could test blood samples on ISS

Washington, Feb 10  To enable astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to analyse biological samples without sending them back to Earth, NASA researchers, including one of Indian-origin, are developing 3-D printable tools that could handle liquids like blood samples without spilling in microgravity.

Learning how bacteria affect…

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Poor nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf

New York, Feb 10 Parents, take note. You need to keep a check on your child’s diet as a new study suggests that young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss.
The findings of the study also suggest that…

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UP worst, Kerala best on health indicators: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Feb 10 Despite being among the fastest improving states, Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom among 21 large states on health indicators as per NITI Aayog’s Health Index Rankings announced on Friday. Kerala emerged on top followed by Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

In terms of annual incremental…

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Ebola virus can infect human reproductive organs: Study

New York, Feb 10 The Ebola virus has the potential to infect reproductive organs of humans, reveals a study conducted on macaques.

The 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak was the most widespread of the disease in history, causing major loss of life and socio-economic disruption in the region…

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Why women are more prone to suffer stroke decoded

New York, Feb 10 Researchers have found that stroke disproportionately affects women as compared to men due to factors such as fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, early age of menarche and menopause.

According to the researchers, stroke is a leading cause of disability that affects 55,000 more women…

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Say it with inked skin on Valentine’s Day

New Delhi, Feb 10 Get your love inked with the right kind of tattoos like matching feathers, heart beat graphs this Valentine’s Day, suggest experts.

Tattoo artistes Vikas and Mickey Malani have listed a few tattoo ideas to celebrate love:

* Get rings inked on your fingers before you actually…

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