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Car News Of The Week: 2019 Maruti Wagon R Detailed Specs, Mahindra XUV300, Baleno Facelift Spied And More

For all the petrolheads out there, last week was a pretty exciting one. The new year marked the beginning of plenty of action to come in 2019. Leaks and reveals ruled the headlines last week and we got a complete lowdown of what to expect from the much awaited 2019 Maruti Wagon R. Another Maruti spotted last week was the Baleno facelift which ... Read More »

Top Court Orders Status Quo On Sale Of Shares Of Fortis To Malaysian Firm

Fortis approved a proposal from IHH Healthcare to invest Rs. 4,000 crore for a 31.1 per cent stake. (File) New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo with regard to the sale of controlling stakes of Fortis Healthcare to Malaysian IHH Healthcare Berhad by former Ranbaxy promoters and hospital operators — Malvinder and Shivinder Singh. The top court was ... Read More »

Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was second with $16.2B. Samsung retained ... Read More »

iOS 12 is now on 50% of devices, Apple reveals

About a week ago a third party analytics firm told us that iOS 12 was already running on 47.54% of compatible Apple devices, a very short time after its release. Today the Cupertino company itself has published official adoption data. As of October 10, iOS 12 was installed on 50% of all compatible devices, and 53% of devices introduced within the last four ... Read More »

Risks Of Epidemics Rise In Kerala As Flood Water Recedes

As Kerala continues to battle the worst flood disaster, it faces yet another fear: epidemics. Health experts say as the flood water recedes, the state may have to cope with waterborne and vectorborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis and other fevers. “Most houses are submerged and the people are living in relief camps where it is very difficult ... Read More »

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 4 reasons to never skip it

Know someone who’s the first one to get on a fad diet? Whether it is intermittent fasting, low carb, high fat, and no carbs at night – you name it and they are the first ones to try it. Well, that person is me. I feel like I have been on this perennial quest to find out what’s healthy eating really like? ... Read More »

Uber appoints new head of finance as it marches toward an IPO

Picking a chief financial officer is crucial for Uber because the company has said it plans to go public by the end of 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — After a year’s long search, Uber has finally found a chief financial officer as it advances toward an initial public offering. The ride-hailing company said Tuesday that it had hired Nelson J. Chai, 53, a ... Read More »

Air pollution, particularly, fine dust major cause of cardiovascular disease

A study has found that air pollution can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Air pollution, and fine dust, in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of heart diseases. The large percentage of deaths from cardiovascular disease has prompted an international group of experts from Germany, England, and the USA to analyse ... Read More »

Breastfeeding moms have 23 per cent lower risk of stroke

Mothers, take note. Breastfeeding may reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women, a new study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed 23 per cent lower risk of stroke among women who breastfed their babies. “Some studies have reported that breastfeeding may reduce the rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in mothers,” ... Read More »

A ray of hope: MDR-TB can be treated in children with second line drugs, says a study

Tuberculosis is a potent bacterial infection that can affect almost every part of the body. However, it is tuberculosis of lungs which is more common and contagious too. This bacterial infection spreads easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just inhaling the bacteria. According to a WHO report, India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis and there ... Read More »