Archive for January 10th, 2019

Uzbekistan announces visa waiver for citizens of 45 countries

New Delhi Jan 10   On 5 January, Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced that tourists from 45 countries will be able to visit Uzbekistan visa free, effective from 1 February, 2019. This includes visitors from the UK.

This is the latest in a series of reforms designed to stimulate the…

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JKBOSE Class 12 re-evaluation, check process here

New Delhi Jan 10 JKBOSE class 12 re-evaluation: After releasing the result, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) has started the process of re-evaluation for the class 12 exams. The process is only for the students of class 12 of Jammu region winter zone. Candidates…

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‘Woodland buffers help maintain bird communities in forest edges’

Bengaluru, Jan 10  Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study.

Agriculture is usually considered to be harmful to biodiversity as it involves conversion of huge tracts of forests into cultivation fields. Protected areas are formed to protect…

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PWL played big role in Asian Games gold, says Vinesh

Gurugram, Jan 10 Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat said that the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) has a big role to play in her winning the gold medal at the Asiad last year.

Elaborating the point, Vinesh said: “PWL gave me the opportunity to wrestle with some really good wrestlers, which…

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Apple hires Facebook critic on its privacy team: Report

San Francisco, Jan 10  Apple has reportedly hired a former Facebook employee — who testified before the British Parliament on the social media giant’s data-sharing policies during the Cambridge Analytica scandal — as product manager on its privacy team.

According to a report in the Financial Times on Wednesday, the…

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Ketogenic diet can help reduce epileptic seizures

New York, Jan 10 Besides helping lose weight and improve their overall health, consuming a ketogenic diet — which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates — can help reduce seizures caused by epilepsy, finds a recent study on rats.

The study showed that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation…

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Cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley, forecast of rain, snow

Srinagar, Jan 10  Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as the weather office has forecast a fresh spell of rain and snow beginning in the evening.

“A western disturbance (WD) is approaching Jammu and Kashmir. Under its influence, another spell of intermittent rain and snow is…

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Does your dental floss contain toxic chemicals?

New York, Jan 10 Using Oral-B Glide dental floss could contribute to elevated levels of toxic chemicals that can lead to health problems, especially in women, including kidney and testicular cancer, high cholesterol, low birth weight, among others, says a study led by US-based Silent Spring Institute.

In…

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Ranveer, Ranbir are superb human beings and actors: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, Jan 10 Actress Alia Bhatt considers upcoming superstars of Hindi cinema Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor as superb human beings and outstanding actors.

Alia was interacting with the media at the trailer launch of “Gully Boy” along with his co-actor Ranveer Singh, director Zoya Akhtar and producer Farhan…

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