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Caring Like a Kangaroo Can Cut Neonatal Deaths in India

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Caring Like a Kangaroo Can Cut Neonatal Deaths in India

If more Indian mothers can be persuaded to care for their babies like kangaroo mothers do, many of the 750,000 babies younger than four weeks who die every year –the world’s highest death toll — can be saved. Kangaroo mothers keep babies in regular skin contact, an easy, low-cost intervention that can save lives in […]

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Musicians Rejoice on World Music Day

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Musicians Rejoice on World Music Day

Wishing all music lovers on the occasion of World Music Day on Wednesday, some of the Indian musicians say the celebration of music should not be restricted to one day since the “world breathes music, every moment, everyday”. While legendary sarod player Amjad Ali Khan gave his blessings to all music enthusiasts, fusion group Midival […]

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Rising Temperatures May Increase Heat-Related Deaths: Study

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Rising Temperatures May Increase Heat-Related Deaths: Study

A marginal rise in the average temperature may increase the number of heat-related deaths in the country to up to two-and-a-half times by intensifying the heat wave, a new study said. The alarming study comes amid an intense heat wave that gripped many parts of India last week. The study has found that a mere […]

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Female Police Officers Handle Shift Work Better: Study

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Female Police Officers Handle Shift Work Better: Study

Male police officers working in afternoon shifts are twice as likely to report being tired while female officers are able to cope with stress and fatigue much better, a study has showed. “Officers who work the afternoon shift are more likely to be fatigued, which puts them at greater risk for accidents, errors and stress,” […]

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Earliest Human Impact On Environment Discovered

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Earliest Human Impact On Environment Discovered

Scientists have discovered wide rates of erosion dating back to 11,500 years ago from the Dead Sea in Israel — touted as the oldest geological evidence of man-made impact on the environment. The discovery took place as part of the Dead Sea Deep Drilling project, which harnessed a 1,500-foot-deep drill core to delve into the […]

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First World Pest Day Launched In Beijing

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on First World Pest Day Launched In Beijing

The first World Pest Day was launched here in China on Tuesday, aimed at eventual reduction and elimination of pest-borne diseases. The inaugural World Pest Day, initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association (CPCA), proposed to increase awareness of pest-borne diseases and safeguard public health through scientific and professional pest control methods. More than 30 […]

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‘Consuming Pre-used Products Curbs Millions Tonne of CO2 Emission in a Year

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on ‘Consuming Pre-used Products Curbs Millions Tonne of CO2 Emission in a Year

By promoting re-use of pre-owned items, an e-commerce website has succeeded in directly curbing 6.6 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission — equivalent to that absorbed by 10.5 million teak trees their lifetime, according to a report by a government-supported environment organisation. The report by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), released on Sunday […]

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Peacocks are Not Celibate – Bird Experts Debunk Rajasthan Judge’s Claims

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Peacocks are Not Celibate – Bird Experts Debunk Rajasthan Judge’s Claims

India’s national bird the peacock reproduces like any other bird, say Indian bird experts who have denounced claims by a Rajasthan High Court judge about the peacock being “celibate”. “There is absolutely no truth in this. The peacock reproduces by copulation like every other bird. There is nothing scientific about this at all. We are […]

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Result of Bihar’s Crackdown on Cheating – Over 65% Students Fail Class 12

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Feature, Nation  /  Comments Off on Result of Bihar’s Crackdown on Cheating – Over 65% Students Fail Class 12

By Imran Khan | IANS Bihar’s education system is reeling with the news — 66 per cent students who took the Class 12 Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) exams this year have failed. Two girls committed suicide and another attempted suicide after failing in the exams. Reports of more suicides are coming in from the […]

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Boys, Let’s Talk About That Time of the Month!

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Boys, Let’s Talk About That Time of the Month!

By Trisha Mukherjee | PTI The nudge-nudge wink-wink humour in the schoolboys’ conversation caught Gurgaon teacher Manisha Gupta’s attention. The boys stressed the word “period” when the school bell rang and looked knowingly at each other. That was when Gupta decided that she had to talk openly to her class about menstruation. “The boys seemed curiously […]

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