Author Archives: Loknath Das

India’s first aviation university’s inauguration in Rae Bareli postponed

The central university is planned as an autonomous body with an aim to facilitate and promote aviation studies, teaching, training and research. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh, which was scheduled for 18 August, has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Video Teases ‘Bigger Things’, Specifications and Benchmarks Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM The smartphone is expected to feature larger display than Galaxy S8+ Galaxy Note 8 will be launched on August 23 Samsung has now released an official teaser video for its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone that is scheduled to be launched on August 23. Separately, the specifications of the handset have Read More

Modernizing Government Technology Act to get second path to passage in Senate NDAA

Nearly every major technology reform bill has followed a similar path over the last 30 years. After being introduced as standalone legislation, lawmakers eventually attach it as an amendment to the defense authorization bill. It seems the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act is heading down the same well-traveled trail. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have filed an amendment to the NDAA Read More

Breastfeeding woman asked to ‘cover up’ in London museum

A woman breastfeeding her one-year-old child was asked to ‘cover up’ her breast in a museum in London even as the World Breastfeeding Week to spread the awareness about the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children was being observed across the globe. Instead of bearing that in silence, she took to Twitter to express her amazement. The Read More

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Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward spiral” in which pupils get low marks, their self-esteem drops and their future opportunities are damaged. Read More

Do pets really benefit children’s health? Large study investigates

  Intuitively, we tend to think that pets benefit our children’s health and emotional well-being. But scientifically, a new study suggests, this may not be the case. A wide range of small studies have lately been suggesting that children who own or interact with a pet have better physical and psychological health. But the largest study of its kind to Read More

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can get you better insurance deals

A healthy life will be pegged at the lower end of the premium rate band as the mortality risks will be lower, Shubrajit Mukhopadhyay, Chief and Appointed Actuary, Edelweiss Tokio Life, tells Moneycontrol. What are the main factors that go into determining premium rates for an individual’s life insurance policy? Pricing a term insurance product is largely about assessing the risk of Read More

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Amazon eyes refrigeration-free food technology for home delivery

Amazon is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials at the start-up firm marketing Read More

Egypt: Detained Journalist’s Health Deteriorating

(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities should immediately provide appropriate health care to the imprisoned journalist Hisham Gaafar, whose health, including his eyesight, is deteriorating in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. If prison authorities are unable to provide him necessary health care, they should allow him to seek care in private health facilities. EXPAND Egyptian journalist Hisham Gaafar before his detention in October Read More

Our lifestyle, not our innovation, attracts US investment to Australia

Highly skilled foreign workers (and the investment that follows them) are drawn to Australia because of the lifestyle. Joel Carrett/AAP One of the biggest turnoffs for US investment and workers is also the biggest pet peeve for locals – housing affordability. Our research finds lifestyle factors are what makes Australia stand out from other international destinations. We combined 13 in-depth case studies of Read More