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After 57 years of technology focus, IIT-Delhi set for a makeover

IIT Delhi campus. Photo: HT New Delhi: After nearly six decades of technology focus, the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) is set for a makeover – it will become a comprehensive multidisciplinary university. Medical science, bio medical studies, public policy, design thinking, sustainability studies, executive education and non-degree program will soon find a place at IIT Delhi as it ... Read More »

City bodies back action plan to improve mental health of their staff

Nearly half (47pc) of City workers have suffered mental health problems at their current employer, research has shown CREDIT: SHAUN CURRY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Anumber of City organisations including HSBC and the Bank of England have signed up to an action plan to tackle widespread mental health problems in the finance industry. The framework, compiled by the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), recommends a string ... Read More »

IIT Researchers Identity New Function Of Protein To Help Treat Sepsis

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have identified a new function of a protein that could potentially help in treating sepsis and other inflammatory diseases caused by abnormal functions of immune cells. “Abnormal functions of immune cells are associated with many pathological conditions such as severe sepsis (blood infection) and other inflammatory diseases. During sepsis, an uncontrolled ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

Placenta Linked To Greater Risk Of Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, And Tourettes Syndrome

A study links placenta to greater risk of schizophrenia for people who may inherit it and at the same time, were conceived with prenatal conditions. Experts have already established in the past that genetics is responsible for 60 to 70 percent of a person’s risk for schizophrenia. Simply put, the condition is hereditary. It has already been established that complications ... Read More »

Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct draft master plan released by City of Ballarat

New multi-storey car parks and short-term housing are measures being considered for Ballarat’s health, knowledge and residential area. City of Ballarat have just released a draft master plan for Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct, which takes in areas from just north of Webster Street to Eyre Street in the south. Five potential spots for multi-deck car parks have been identified – three near or on the ... Read More »

Best blogging platforms of 2018

The popularity of blogging (which originally derives from ‘personal web log’) continues, whether for profit, or just to have a voice on the web, since over a decade ago when it first captured the internet as the ‘next big thing’. Some blogs are standalone sites, but others are a more personal section that fits into a larger, corporate web site. ... Read More »

India Asks WhatsApp to Curb Spread of False Messages

HIGHLIGHTS False texts have led to a series of lynchings across the country Five were beaten to death on Sunday in a fresh incident of lynching India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob ... Read More »

Men who have a difficult childhood have lower levels of male sex hormones

Men who grew up in challenging conditions like prevalence of infectious diseases or poor nutrition may have lower levels of testosterone — male sex hormone — in later life, says a study. The findings suggest that the differences may be linked to energy investment. For instance, in environments where people are more exposed to disease or poor nutrition, developing males ... Read More »

Apple Refutes iPhone Passcode Bypass Claims by Hacker, Claims It’s a Result of ‘Incorrect Testing’

HIGHLIGHTS A hacker had claimed a passcode bypass last week The hack appears to bypass lock out and erase data options Apple has disputed the genuinity of the hack Apple will soon bring the controversial USB Restricted Mode to iPhone and iPad devices with the rollout of iOS 12 later this year. This toggle in the settings will cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has ... Read More »