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Room to Read: Bringing in change through education

Sourav Banerjee, country director for Room to Read. Photo: Pradeep Gaur New Delhi: A team of 600 people spread across nine states. One vision that binds them together—bringing quality to education. Room to Read, a non-profit for children’s literacy and girls’ education with a presence across Asia and Africa, believes that to bring change in the world, it is important to ... Read More »

The World Health Organization’s Leadership Team Could Change The Planet’s Approach To Health

The leadership team behind the World Health Organization (WHO) is likely not something many people think about on a regular basis, but it’s undeniably having an impact on their lives. In an announcement made this week, WHO’s director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed the most diverse group in charge of the planet’s health policies to date, with members representing ... Read More »

Belgian finance minister warns EU: change or die

Mr Van Overtveldt said a “different” and “better” EU, that focused on key areas such as security, migration, jobs and trade instead of policing trivial policies would help to boost prosperity in the bloc CREDIT: AFP Brexit has “shattered” the principle of ever closer union in the EU, according to the Belgian finance minister, who warned that the bloc had ... Read More »

Smoking cigarettes may change your DNA permanently

Smoking cigarettes may change your DNA permanently (Picture Courtesy-Shutterstock Images) Smoking is one of the biggest culprits causing fatal diseases such as cancer and heart disease. But what most of us don’t know is that smoking has the capability to change our genes. Not only that, it is said to have a lasting impact on our DNA. This also goes ... Read More »

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Teachers in Mumbai urged the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board to provide a 3-day gap between social studies and sciences in order to provide enough time for the student to revise their syllabus and retain what they had studied earlier to the fullest. Following the timetable released by the SSC on Tuesday, Mumbai teachers expressed their concerns and complained that ... Read More »

How The Food We Eat Makes Climate Change Worse

ROME: The way we produce and eat food must change urgently both to cut the amount of planet-warming emissions produced by agriculture, and to help farmers adapt to climate change, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday. Without swift action, climate change will put millions of people at risk of hunger and poverty, the UN agency said in ... Read More »

Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking the measure because its security ... Read More »

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

Microsoft has hidden a new downgrade policy within the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Once you’ve installed it, you’ll only have 10 days to downgrade to an earlier version or build, rather than the 31 days provided before. Historically, Microsoft had given users a full month to roll back any updates, including upgrades to Windows 10. Supersite for Windows reported this week, ... Read More »

Neuronal feedback could change what we ‘see’

Ever see something that isn’t really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The “tricks” might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sandra J. Kuhlman and colleagues. Understanding this feedback ... Read More »

Investors have a change of heart on debt

It increasingly looks like the best of times for corporate borrowers but the worst of times for private equity firms. A Dickensian tale is playing out in bond markets, where investment-grade corporate bond issuance took off in February but high-yield issuances remain low and are regarded as practically toxic in 2016. “So far in 2016, global junk bond volume and ... Read More »