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‘Yellow bindis’ mean high-risk: India’s new health map for women and children

Health workers Vimla Gochar and Lata Nayar arrange visits to new mothers, like Nirmala, according to highest priority. All photography by Amrit Dhillon. It’s 10am and time for the first home visit of the day. After consulting a colour-coded map on the wall of the village centre, the three female health workers make their way through the winding lanes of ... Read More »

Australia slashes Pacific aid funding for health as region battles medical crises

Australia has increased foreign aid to the Pacific, but slashed spending on health, even as the region battles several medical crises. Photograph: Allan Stephen/Unicef/AFP via Getty Images Australia’s aid funding to health programs across the Pacific region has been slashed in the past five years, even as Pacific nations have battled health crises, including a devastating measles outbreak, polio and ... Read More »

Mobile phone retailers to boycott Samsung for three days

Kolkata: Brick-and-mortar mobile phone retailers across the country have decided to boycott business with Samsung for three days next week, with the Korean giant not withdrawing the consumer promotion with Amazon Pay, Amazon’s digital payment service. In a Whatsapp message sent by the offline cellphone retailer lobby, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA), to the trade on Friday evening said retailers will boycott “Samsung business ... Read More »

From cloud gaming to virtual reality, trends gamers should watch out for

Gaming is now a huge global phenomenon that is challenging the traditional entertainment industry like never before. Nearly three-fourths of the entertainment market today is made up of online and mobile gaming platforms. Online gaming, as a segment, is estimated to become a $1.1 billion opportunity by 2021, according to Google-KPMG. This growth is coming on the back of relentless ... Read More »

Designing a better future for the planet and our mental health

At WSP, we are a 49,000-strong global team that works with companies to design and advise on built-environment projects. This ranges from skyscrapers to railways, roads and energy-generation systems, both for today and the years to come. In fact, taking a long-term approach is one of our core strengths. With our Future Ready programme, we aim to bring clarity and ... Read More »

Web portal to enable blocking, tracing of stolen or lost mobile phone for Delhi launched

Launching the initiative, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said safety and security of phones are crucial given the country’s technological strides and digital prowess. (Photo: PTI) Phones users in Delhi-NCR who lose their handsets will now have some respite, with the government launching a portal that will enable blocking and tracing of stolen or lost mobile phones. The initiative was ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft ends support for its mobile OS

Windows on mobile is dead. Again. Today ends the support for all Windows 10 Mobile products, meaning there will be no new security updates, no non-security hotfixes and no free support. It’s not all over, though, the Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile phones will continue to be supported until January 12, 2021. This means that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Care Industry Predictions For The Year 2020

As we near the end of the year, it is again time to go to the crystal ball and issue predictions for what the year 2020 holds in store for health care. This year, I consulted three well-known Venice Beach astrologers, two reputed Chakra healers, and an old Ouija board to arrive at 10 predictions that have a 50/50 chance ... Read More »

LG E9, LG C9 2019 OLED TV Range to Get Nvidia G-Sync Support for Better Gaming Experience

LG’s 2019 OLED TVs are all set to get support of Nvidia’s G-Sync for a more immersive big-screen PC gaming experience. Select 4K OLED models in 55- to 77-inch screen sizes are set to get the support via an update in a few weeks. The update will roll out in select markets only. LG will make the update announcement in ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance picks banks for Rs 7,000-8,000 crore share sale

Mumbai: Sanjiv Bajaj-backed Bajaj FinanceNSE 0.74 % has appointed investment banks Moran Stanley, JM FinancialNSE 3.30 %, Kotak Mahindra Capital Co and Nomura Holdings to help raise around Rs 7000-8000 crore through a qualified institutional placement or QIP. The issue that will help the non-banking finance company shore up its equity base, is expected to see a lot of interest from institutional investors in the aftermath of the ... Read More »