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The COP26 meeting in Glasgow may usher in a new era of sustainable development

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that human existence is fragile and perilous. However, if we do not take action now against climate change, the damage could be even greater and more lasting than the effects of the pandemic. Decisions made now are crucial in shaping the future of people and the planet. We must not go back to the old ... Read More »

9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development

Technology and kids today is a sight you often see. A toddler holding a tablet, an infant with an iphone in her mouth, what’s new? At one point, parents have great regard over gadgets as a way to pacify their children and as an entertaining and educational tool. But later on, it becomes an alarming sight. Apparently,  a research from ... Read More »

Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft earlier said it will ship development kits in March The new VR controllers will not work with HoloLens The new controllers don’t require any external sensors In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to ... Read More »

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’ This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are ... Read More »

​Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids

IANS | Jan 2, 2017, 04.12 PM IST Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids (Simon Willms/Getty Images) Are your toddler’s fingers and hands movement slow? Is his/her ability to relate to and interact with others as well as problem-solving skills delayed? Blame it on your obesity, researchers say. The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of ... Read More »

Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development?

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 06.00 PM IST Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A child policy review study in US has reported that babies under two years of age are 10 times more vulnerable to chemicals than adults. It also notes that babies by the age two accumulate 50 percent of the cancer causing chemicals. ... Read More »

Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

IANS | Dec 9, 2016, 01.14 PM IST Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says. “The maturation of the brain is still ongoing in adolescence, and especially the frontal areas and the ... Read More »