Author Archives: Loknath Das

Trump Signs Executive Order Reviewing Federal Role in Education

  President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at decreasing the role of the federal government in education while giving states and local school districts more power over decision-making. Trump called the called order, which directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study federal overreach in education, “another critical step to restoring local control, which is so important.” Read More


Regular Walking Can Help Keep the Brain Sharp in Elderly

Regular exercising has long been linked to good health. It is probably one of the most inexpensive ways to stay fit. Whether you are pressed on time, or simply can’t seem to muster courage to hit the gym, a short walk to the bus station or your nearby grocery store will always help you reap a bevy of health benefits. Read More


Breakfast bar: our new-found obsession with morning feasting

Blame it on our new-found obsession with morning feasting: switching porridge for poutine, and boiled eggs for potato pancakes with sour cream leeks, poached duck eggs and tobiko wasabi caviar, but even breakfast time has now assumed a more elaborate, and, frankly, more alcoholic profile in the alarming shape of the breakfast cocktail. Ideally a weekend treat, they are craftily Read More


This May Be the Reason Why You Have Been Unable to Reduce Belly Fat

Does your expanded waistline refuse to shrink even an inch despite following the best recommended set of exercises? Is it getting worse with time with you piling on extra pounds unnecessarily? Perhaps your low metabolism, diet choices, exercise routine or other lifestyle habits have something to do with it. Or perhaps not. Calm down! Perhaps the only thing you need to do right Read More


Summer Skin Care: How to Choose Sunscreen Quick Tips That’ll Come Handy

It’s that time of the year again! Bring out those trendy flip-flops and cut-sleeve blouse, but forget not to take extra care of your health and beauty. Undeniably, summers in India can get supremely hot. Direct exposure to heat can damage your hair as well as your skin. A mix of sweat, dirt and humidity and wreak havoc on your Read More


Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary Results

Google on Tuesday announced that the company is introducing improved support for Indian languages in its products. After introducing support for machine-learning based translation for Hindi last month, the search giant has now extended its neural machine translation to 9 more Indian languages. The company has also extended its new translation technique’s support to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality. Additionally, Read More


Apple has reportedly hired AR and VR expert Jeff Norris from NASA

Apple has hired NASA augmented and virtual reality expert Jeff Norris, Bloomberg reports, to build AR and VR projects for the company. Norris apparently joined Apple’s augmented reality team earlier this year, Bloomberg says, as a senior manager reporting to former Dolby Labs executive Mike Rockwell. It’s not clear exactly what Norris will be doing at Apple, but Rockwell’s team Read More


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Chinese, Russian visitor surge push Dubai toward 20 million target

The number of Chinese and Russian visitors to Dubai surged in the first three months of the year, boosted by the United Arab Emirates’ recent decision to grant visas on arrival to citizens of the two countries. Overnight Chinese visitors jumped 64 percent to 230,000 in the three months to March 31, making it Dubai’s fourth largest source market during Read More


Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake news”. The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations. One expert said it had Read More


UK MOOC to signpost path to HE for refugees

Designed with input from organisations including Refugee Council, German-based online provider Kiron Open Higher Education, the British Council and UCAS, Aim Higher will ‘signpost’ the journey to university for refugees and asylum seekers, from deciding where to study right up to the support services on offer once they arrive. “There’s a lot of information available but there’s a real need for Read More