Author Archives: Loknath Das

Infants Should Be Breastfed In The First Hour Of Birth: Benefits

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), around 78 million babies or three in every five are not breastfed within the first hour of the birth, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. ... Read More »

Amazon Stops Using Pilot Episodes to Garner Audience Feedback

Amazon has decided to stop its experiment of putting the first episodes of developing content referred to as the “pilot episodes”, the media reported. Up until now, the company released the pilot episodes to get customers’ feedback on what episodes should become a series. “I’d never say ‘never’ but that version is not something we’re doing. We’ll use our own testing ... Read More »

IBM Wins $83 Million in Groupon E-Commerce Patent Fight

A US jury awarded IBM $82.5 million (roughly Rs. 562 crores) after finding that Groupon infringed four of its e-commerce patents. Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licencing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion (roughly Rs. 8,200 crores) for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. IBM sued Groupon for $167 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores), accusing it of ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Briefly Slips Below $8,000 as Investors Turn Risk Averse

Bitcoin briefly fell below $8,000 (roughly Rs. 5.5 lakhs) on Monday as investors scaled back their exposure to cryptocurrenices, after a sell-off in shares of technology and internet companies spilled over into other risky assets. The technology index tumbled 1.79 percent as disappointing results last week from Facebook, Twitter, and Intel spurred worries about growth for a sector that has led the equity market to ... Read More »

Don’t take insomnia lightly, here are 5 health conditions caused by sleep disorders

While all of us have, at some point, had some trouble sleeping, insomnia is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it is linked to several diseases as well, be it Type 2 diabetes, weight lossproblems, heart disease, and pregnancy complications. There are several factors that can cause insomnia, be it stress, eating the wrong diet, excess exercise or a mental disorder. And just by having sound sleep, you can ... Read More »

Why multiple pregnancies can make your cells age faster

Multiple pregnancy makes women’s cells age more quickly, according to a study that may explains why women with many children tend to show signs of accelerated ageing. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, were reached by looking at two separate markers of cellular ageing — telomere length and epigenetic age — in hundreds of young women with different reproductive histories in ... Read More »

Don’t ignore dizziness when standing up, you may be at risk of dementia

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, may be at greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. The study, published in journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved 11,709 people with an average age of ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 With 4 Cameras, 128GB Storage Launched: Price in India, Specifications

Huawei Nova 3i price in India has been set at Rs. 20,990 HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Nova 3 price in India set at Rs. 34,999 Nova 3i price in India set at Rs. 20,990 Both phones are available exclusively via Amazon India The Nova 3i and Nova 3 has been launched in India by Huawei on Thursday. Today, at an event in New Delhi, Huawei unveiled the Nova ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

HIGHLIGHTS Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 The budget Redmi 5A;s price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 The Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A Series models will also go on sale Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The ... Read More »

Motorola One Power Gets Certified on TENAA; Specifications, Design Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS The phone will arrive with a large 4,850mAh battery It will sport a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup There will be up to 6GB of RAM Motorola One Power or Moto One Power is expected to be the next offering in the Lenovo-owned smartphone brand’s mid-range segment, due for launch at an event on August 2 in Chicago. The Motorola One and Moto Z3 are also expected ... Read More »