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High blood pressure ails one in every eight Indians over 30, reveals study

Around one of every eight people in India have high blood pressure, according to a Union health ministry preventive health programme that screened 22.5 million adults across 100 districts in India in 2017, a significant increase from the one-in-every-11 number thrown up by the National Family Health Survey (2015-16), highlighting the havoc wreaked by modern lifestyles on people. The survey ... Read More »

ZTE Delays Earnings Over US Ban, Android Phones Thought to Be Key Area of Concern

HIGHLIGHTS ZTE said it needs time to assess the impact of the US order The order bans American companies from selling parts to ZTE Company was due to release results on Thursday China’s ZTE Corp on Wednesday postponed the release of quarterly earnings, saying it needs time to assess the impact of a US order that bans American companies from selling it parts, which could undermine ... Read More »

BlackBerry Must Face Revived US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

A US judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry’s request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can ... Read More »

Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

Concerns Mount Over K-12 Education Plans

As states cement education plans for their schools under the federal K-12 law, the Department of Education is working furiously to assess them amid mounting concerns about states’ commitment to following the law, their proposals to ensure historically disadvantaged students have access to quality education, and the department’s capacity – and in some cases, lack of desire – to police ... Read More »

Over 5,000 computer teachers to be recruited by Haryana government: Manohar Lal Khattar

Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year. Also, computer education will also be included in the regular course of the state.   Representative image Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year as per CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s statement. Also, computer education will also be included in ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Gets Over Half a Million Registrations in a Day, Ahead of Friday Flash Sale

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has clocked over 600,000 registrations just a day after it was launched with much fanfare at Xiaomi’s event held in Beijing, where it also took time to introduce Mi Note 3 and Mi Notebook Pro laptop. While this is good news for Xiaomi, it should be kept in mind that these are just registration numbers and not pre-bookings. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 ... Read More »

Over 2.4 crore NCERT textbooks pre-booked online

Over 2.4 crore NCERT textbooks have been pre-booked by schools and students from across the country within a month after the council launched an online portal for the purpose, an official said today. To deal with the “virtual” shortage of books which forced parents to buy expensive books from private publishers, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) ... Read More »

Anxiety over health ’caused by cyber-chondria’

Worrying excessively about health issues should be picked up and treated, researchers said Worrying excessively about health, and going for unnecessary appointments and tests, is a growing problem – fuelled by looking up symptoms on the internet, researchers say. Health anxiety can also be caused by previous health scares and could affect one in five hospital out-patients. UK researchers said ... Read More »

Western social media firms under fire as Iranians hint at dialogue over censorship

An woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past graffiti of a tree in central Tehran in this file photo from 31 December 2014 Getty Several social media companies in the West have been criticised for a perceived lack of transparency in alleged talks with the Iranian authorities on censoring content to the approval of the country’s strict religious authorities. Instagram, currently ... Read More »