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Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

LONDON, APRIL 27:   The dollar only held its gains against the Japanese yen on Thursday after US President Donald Trump’s tax plan offered no surprises, slowing the greenback’s rally. The market also awaited the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, which had slumped earlier on reports the United States [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

Unlocking the potential of technology

Unlocking the potential of technology

Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time. The first online experience for these 16-year-olds in Madagascar was browsing Wikipedia and writing what they had discovered on a blackboard. LAURA DE [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Unlocking the potential of technology

Sothebys real estate arm to tap HNI buyers

Sothebys real estate arm to tap HNI buyers

MUMBAI, APRIL 27:   Sotheby’s International Realty, the real estate arm of the auction house Sotheby’s, said it is expanding its presence in the domestic market with offices in top eight metros. Even as the company plans to open its Mumbai office by mid-2017, it also plans to add two more India desk targeting Indian diaspora [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Sothebys real estate arm to tap HNI buyers

Do you want to meet a ghost?

Do you want to meet a ghost?

Mary Moore stops in her kitchen, puts her hands on her hips and offers a story she hadn’t quite planned to tell about her historic home and her extensive collection of Art Deco furniture. “You know, some people see ghosts here,” she blurted out, knowing that single line would catch anyone’s attention. Moore went on [...]

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Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

How Razer is bringing mechanical keyboards to everything

How Razer is bringing mechanical keyboards to everything

Razer is arguably best known for its gaming keyboards that have proven to be reliable and popular among professional gamers across the globe. A big factor of that success is what lies beneath the keys. In fact, you could say the company’s drive to develop and build the best mechanical switches in the industry is [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Razer is bringing mechanical keyboards to everything

Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective sac of amniotic fluid. The approach might one day help premature human babies have a [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

This is the argument laid out in New Zealand’s PhD tuition strategy for international students 2005-2015, a holistic analysis– a paper by the international director at the University of Aukland, Brett Berquist. In the paper, Berquist argues that the program has boosted the country’s research output and higher education reputation as well as offset the [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Apple is going green: 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may come with recycled metal

Apple is going green: 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may come with recycled metal

Apple wants to “one day” end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday. “Traditional supply chains are linear,” it said. “Materials are mined, manufactured as products, and often end up in landfills after use. Then the process starts [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple is going green: 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may come with recycled metal

Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

Now, Class 1 students of government schools in Haryana won’t have to carry books and bags. After the summer break from July 1, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will introduce ‘no bags and no books’ system for Class 1 students in around 100 government-run primary schools across the state. After their [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Now, Class-1 students won’t have to carry books and bags in Haryana

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

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