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Russia Seeks New Cosmonauts for Manned Mission to Moon in 2031

Russia Seeks New Cosmonauts for Manned Mission to Moon in 2031

Russia’s space agency on Tuesday announced a recruitment drive for young would-be cosmonauts who it hopes will become the country’s first on the Moon. And women are welcome, an official stressed. In the first such drive for five years, Roscosmos space agency said it is looking for 6 to 8 cosmonauts who will operate a [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Russia Seeks New Cosmonauts for Manned Mission to Moon in 2031

GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

GATE scores are used for admission to post-graduate engineering programs in centrally-funded Indian institutes including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, the organising institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017, released the final answer keys of the examination [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on GATE 2017: Final answer keys released, check them here

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Products high in calories, salt, sugar or fat are more likely to make low- or no-content claims. To make healthy choices, look for what a product contains rather than what it doesn’t. Food packaging labels may make you feel you are making healthy choices, but the claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

Although the residential sector is going through a difficult phase, the stakeholders are quite optimistic for the future, especially with regards to sales volume. New Delhi: The real estate sentiment fell to a three-year low in the October-December period, indicating pessimism among developers and financial institutions which reeled under the demonetisation pressure, says a report. [...]

March 15, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

Side Effects of Chemotherapy May Be Reduced by Regular Exercise

Side Effects of Chemotherapy May Be Reduced by Regular Exercise

  Feeling too lazy to hit the gym? Or too tired to even take a walk? A new study should motivate you to pull up your socks, especially for gastrointestinal cancer patients. A recent study suggests that jogging or walking three to five times a week for thirty to fifty minutes can help advanced gastrointestinal [...]

March 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Side Effects of Chemotherapy May Be Reduced by Regular Exercise

Annual Tablet Shipments in India Decline, Apple Enters Top 5 Makers: IDC

Annual Tablet Shipments in India Decline, Apple Enters Top 5 Makers: IDC

The tablet shipments in India declined 3.1-percent year-on-year to 3.7 million units in 2016 as the demand for the category continued to shrink in the country, as per International Data Corporation (IDC) India. Notably, the data includes shipments for both slate and detachables for the year 2016. “Shipments decline as the consumer demand for tablets [...]

March 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Annual Tablet Shipments in India Decline, Apple Enters Top 5 Makers: IDC

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

You think you did your part in preventing risk of heart disease by avoiding oily junk food. Think again. While you avoided the risk of increased bad cholesterol, did you do enough to counter it with good cholesterol? Recent study suggests that an adequate level of ‘good cholesterol’ is as essential as avoiding bad cholesterol [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Dress your home ‘happy’

Dress your home ‘happy’

                                                                   Spring in your home Spring is a time to hit the refresh button. Perk up your space and breathe some new life [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Dress your home ‘happy’

Apple to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy for Manufacturing in Japan

Apple to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy for Manufacturing in Japan

Apple said it has partnered with component supplier Ibiden to power all of its manufacturing in Japan with 100 percent renewable energy. To meet the commitment, Ibiden will invest in more than 20 new renewable energy facilities, including one of the largest floating solar photovoltaic systems in the country. “We are proud to partner with [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy for Manufacturing in Japan

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

The main highlight of the Budget 2017-18, presented by the Union finance minister on February 1, 2017, in the education sector is the move to enable students to access high-quality education resources. The government has decided to use DTH channels to provide at least 350 online courses available on the ‘Swayam’ platform to students. Currently, [...]

March 8, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

India Poised To Unlock $9 Billion For Investing In Roads, Power

India Poised To Unlock $9 Billion For Investing In Roads, Power

  A decade-long wait by India’s cash-hungry real estate and infrastructure developers may finally be nearing an end. Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. estimates that real estate and infrastructure trusts will raise as much as 600 billion rupees ($9 billion) this year as India rolls out the much-anticipated investment products mooted in 2007. Sterlite [...]

March 8, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on India Poised To Unlock $9 Billion For Investing In Roads, Power

Reliance Capital Sells Stake In Paytm Parent To Alibaba

Reliance Capital Sells Stake In Paytm Parent To Alibaba

   Mumbai: Reliance Capital Ltd has sold a less than 1 per cent stake in payments and e-commerce startup One97 Communications to Alibaba Group Holding for Rs. 275 crore ($41.25 million), a source with direct knowledge of deal said on Tuesday. The deal valued One97, which owns and operates India’s No. 1 digital wallet Paytm, [...]

March 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Reliance Capital Sells Stake In Paytm Parent To Alibaba