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WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook’s growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. Facebook reported on Wednesday that 98% of its quarterly revenue came from advertising, up from 97% a [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a museum.” “We can go somewhere else if you want,” his partner offers. “No, it’s fine.” He pauses. “I strongly [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma (middle), Vidya Krishnan (left) and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International Health Media Fellowships awarded by the Australian high commission and DataLEADS. Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma, Vidya Krishnan and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on 3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

In another recent health scare, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an American multinational known for manufacturing pharmaceutical and consumer goods especially for babies, has been accused of using carcinogenic ingredients in its talcum powder. The world’s largest health care company has been ordered by the  St. Louis jury to pay over 110 million US dollars to a [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Parents, take note! Spending too much time on smartphones, tablets and other devices may delay speech development in toddlers, a new study warns. The study included 894 children between ages six months and two years participating in a practice-based research network in Toronto between 2011 and 2015. By their 18-month check-ups, 20 percent of the [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Smartphones, Tablets May Cause Speech Development Delays in Kids

Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Hope Wilkins is a finalist in LJ Hooker’s Million Dollar Intern competition. Photo: Supplied Two Canberra women are among 16 finalists competing for a leg-up in the property industry. Hope Wilkins, a 22-year-old who works in retail, and Tahnee Barnes, a 28-year-old recruitment consultant, are in the running for LJ Hooker’s Million Dollar Intern position. LJ [...]

May 4, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

THE internet has gone into meltdown amid speculation something has happened to Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, despite no confirmation from Buckingham Palace. The Queen summoned her entire royal staff from across the UK to a “highly unusual” meeting at Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday, London time. The only official confirmation [...]

May 4, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

Art Deco improvements in private surrounds in Blackrock

Art Deco improvements in private surrounds in Blackrock

Barry and Maureen O’Neill got a taste for Art Deco design after visiting a Charles Rennie Mackintosh house outside Glasgow years ago, a taste that inspired some of the changes they’ve made to their home in Blackrock, Co Dublin, in the 35 years they’ve lived there. Dovedale is a flat-roofed Art Deco-style house built in [...]

May 4, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Art Deco improvements in private surrounds in Blackrock