Carrots Improve Eyesight

Carrots Improve Eyesight

Carrots really can help your eyesight.  Pigments called carotenoids found in plenty in vegetables like  carrots, peppers and spinach can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),  It is one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people – and is also on the rise. AMD, although painless, causes the loss of central vision, usually in both eyes. It is likely to affect 196 million sufferers by 2020 and 288 million…

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Free Basics Internet Service

Free Basics Internet Service

Zuckerberg Renewed for Its controversial Free Basics Internet service On Monday Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  made renewed pitch for its controversial Free Basics Internet service which makes another marketing blitz. Zuckerberg appeared on a video to personally promote Free Basics and also wrote a personal appeal in one of the leading newspapers. Free Basics Plan for Customers access services like:   Education, healthcare and employment listings through apps specially designed for this platform on their…

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Bridal Condition for Marriage

Bridal Condition for Marriage

The state’s campaign of  ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign got a fillip when Poonam, the daughter of a teacher from Bilawal village in Bhiwani stunned her groom Sandeep Kumar from Jhajjar on Friday by asking him to pledge to pay for the education of 11 needy girls before carrying on with the rituals when it was time to walk towards the mandap for the pheras and take the seven vows. He took the pledge duly and the wedding guests…

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ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule

ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the groups and schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be staged across eight venues in India from 8 March to 3 April.   ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Teams & Groups Group A Group B Sri Lanka India South Africa Pakistan West Indies Australia England New Zealand Winner Group B (Q1B) Winner Group A (Q1A)   ICC T20 World Cup Schedule | Time…

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Vaccine against Dengue Fever

Vaccine against Dengue Fever

The deadliest form of the mosquito-borne disease (Dengue) kills 22,000 people per year, according to the World Health Organisation. Dengue fever affects more than 400 million people a year across the world  in tropical and sub-tropical climates. It is a leading cause of hospital admissions in most Latin American and Asian countries, says the WHO. Most of the victims are children. It is transmitted from person to person by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads chikungunya, zika fever and other…

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TNAU Assesses Using Satellite Images

TNAU Assesses Using Satellite Images

Vice-Chancellor of  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore calculated how much cultivated area was inundated in the costal districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore by the recent rains using  images obtained from European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1A satellite. The University uses the images to identify crops, estimate area of cultivation, prepare seasonability map (track the start, end and progress of agriculture seasons), phenology map (various stages of crop) and yield map (estimate the yield). As…

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Madurai Closes 17,906 Cases in Lok Adalat

Madurai Closes 17,906 Cases in Lok Adalat

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) of Madurai district has reported that 17,906 cases were settled and Rs.38.5 crores ordered as settlement to litigants at the Lok Adalat held as part of the national-level Lok Adalat at the Madurai district court complex on Saturday. The cases decided  had been pending for more than five years relating to the government acquisition of land. Other cases relating to accident claim,  rent-related ones, bank recoveries and others were also settled quickly. The Lok Adalat in…

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Red Carpet to Indian Students to Work in UK

Red Carpet to Indian Students to Work in UK

UK’s Minister for Science and Universities Jo Johnson said Indian students are welcome to study and work in Great Britain for it is a brain gain for UK. During a visit to India for the ‘UK-India Year of Education, Research and Innovation for 2016’, he said, “The cream of British universities are here in India to showcase  UK as the place for study in higher education.” “We are working closely with the Indian government to ensure that our systems of higher…

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Indian Industrial Output Grows by 9.8%

Indian Industrial Output Grows by 9.8%

Festival season always marks a boom in purchases of consumer goods, providing evidence that the Indian economy is picking up pace. India’s Industrial growth climbed to a five-year high in October. As measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), output surged 9.8 per cent in October, data released by the statistics office on Friday showed, the fastest since October 2010. Source: India Blooms

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OpenAI Gets $1 bn Committed by Infosys and Othersa

OpenAI Gets $1 bn Committed by Infosys and Othersa

OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Infosys, Amazon Web Services and Tesla’s Elon Musk and Peter Thiel (PayPal co-founder) and many others have committed $1 billion investment for the company where researchers will be strongly encouraged to publish their work, whether as papers, blog posts, or code and the patents will be shared with the world. OpenAI said Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka will join the organisation as an advisor.  Infosys is also aggressively investing and acquiring firms working…

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