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New moms, take note. Breastfeeding can ward off childhood obesity

Turns out, warding off childhood obesity is as easy as feeding babies breast milk. According to a recent study from the Ewha Womans University College of Medicine in Seoul, breastfeeding may protect high birth weight infants from being overweight or obese as children. “High birth weight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high birth weight infants, ... Read More »

One medicine, two benefits: This new diabetes drug can help you lose weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help obese people shed those extra kilos, according to a recent study. The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion and appetite. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the semaglutide ... Read More »

New Israeli education law angers Palestinians

Natanel, a teacher, plays with a boy at a kindergarten in the unauthorized Jewish settler outpost of Havat Gilad, south of Nablus, West Bank, Nov. 5, 2013. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Knesset passed Feb. 12 a law applying the Israeli education lawto academic institutions in West Bank settlements, which implies placing the institutions under Israeli sovereignty. The law’s passage has angered Palestinians, ... Read More »

Unicode Emoji 11 gets finalized, adds 157 new emoji

The Unicode Consortium has announced Emoji 11, the latest update to the emoji set that succeeds Emoji 5 (no idea what happened to Emoji 6-10), with an astonishing 157 new emoji. A huge bunch of these are just racial and gendered variations of existing emoji but there are some interesting new designs in there. While the Unicode set only gives ... Read More »

Engineers, law graduates and MBAs are the new applicants for peons’ jobs

housands of engineers, law graduates and MBAs have applied and queued up for the interview for the post of peons on January 28. HERE’S WHAT THE PRINCIPAL REGISTRAR OF THE EXAM TOLD TOI: “Since the applications were filled online, I am not aware of the educational degrees of the candidates but in the past, engineers and law graduates have appeared ... Read More »

Pearl Academy introduces two new courses: All you need to know

Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media, has introduced two new courses, Media and Communication and Advertising and Marketing, from the academic year beginning July 2018. Growing technology and innovation is transforming the media landscape. Virtual and augmented reality is making its way into media and entertainment industry offering entirely new set of opportunities and growth; ... Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ Sets New Sales Record In Less Than a Week

We knew that Dragon Ball FighterZ was going to be hot stuff amidst the fighting community, as well as with anime fans – but we didn’t think that it was going to be this successful. Bandai Namco announced just a little bit ago that the hit fighting game has managed to clear two million copies sold, across both physical and digital copies. While the text is ... Read More »

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Honor 7X, 8 Pro, 9i, 6X Now Available With Discounts; Honor 7X to Get New Red Colour Variant in India

Honor 7X Red variant HIGHLIGHTS Honor Blockbuster Days sale will run until January 12 The sale will be hosted on Amazon.in and Flipkart Honor 7X Red variant will be available in limited, 20,000 units Days after hitting the sales record of 40 million Honor X-series units, Huawei’s Honor brand on Monday rolled out the ‘Honor Blockbuster Days’ to offer discounts on the Honor 7X, Honor 8 ... Read More »

New PG programme for executives launched in IIM Rohtak: Apply before March 1

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak has launched one year Post Graduate Programme for Executives (ePGPx). The programme has been introduced in IIM Rohtak for the first time unlike other colleges of IIMs in the country. Tentative important dates: Last date for the programme registration: March 1 Last date for hard copy receipt for application form: March 8 Personal Interview: March 24 ... Read More »