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Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

A recent study has linked respiratory tract infections in young children to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life. The research of 154,492 European children, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds, sinusitis, laryngitis, [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory tract infection puts kids at increased asthma risk later in life

Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

When it comes to health and weight loss, there are a lot of myths we keep hearing. One the best ways to get started on your fitness journey is following a traditional diet plan with the right amount of fruits, vegetables, properly prepared grains and mindfully selected sources of poultry and meat. Mahesh Jayaraman, medical researcher and co-founder [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

A study has recently warned that stroke survivors are almost doubly at risk of developing cancer. The findings indicated that nearly 45% of cancer diagnoses occurred within the first six months after a stroke diagnosis. “Post-mortem studies have suggested that cancer can develop after a stroke, but the magnitude of this association has not been described,” [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

All it takes is one person’s yawn to make everyone else follow suit in the office. This is a universal phenomenon, known as contagious yawning. This can affect productivity in the workplace by making employees lazy and sleepy. It also gives the idea to your bosses, that you’re bored. We got in touch with experts [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Investors are in for a surprise when the September quarter results are declared. This will be the first earnings season post-goods and services tax (GST) and differences in how sales will be recorded now are likely to distort reported growth figures. Companies have cautioned about this in their analyst meets and conference calls. Some may [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Modi, Putin vow to boost cooperation in oil, natural gas sector

Modi, Putin vow to boost cooperation in oil, natural gas sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and discussed ways for boosting bilateral trade and investment, especially in the oil and natural gas sector. The two leaders met in this southeastern Chinese city on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. “The two sides basically touched upon several aspects of [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Modi, Putin vow to boost cooperation in oil, natural gas sector

Ishaat Hussain retires from TCS board

Ishaat Hussain retires from TCS board

IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said its Director Ishaat Hussain has retired from the company’s board. Hussain had served as interim Chairman at TCS from November last year amid the boardroom battle between Tata Sons and Cyrus Mistry. In February this year, he was succeeded by TCS’ former CEO N Chandrasekaran taking [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Ishaat Hussain retires from TCS board

Sensex, Nifty snap three sessions of gains on Korea tensions

Sensex, Nifty snap three sessions of gains on Korea tensions

Shares in India snapped three sessions of gains on Monday as investors sought refuge in safe havens as tensions in the Korean peninsula escalated following North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday. The Sensex fell 0.6% to 31,702.25, while the broader Nifty ended 0.62 % lower at 9,912.85. The NSE’s volatility index, [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sensex, Nifty snap three sessions of gains on Korea tensions

India to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan

India to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan

Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp plans to bid for Israeli offshore oil-and-gas exploration blocks, India’s oil minister told Reuters, the first major deal between the two countries since a groundbreaking trip by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July. India and Israel have deep defence ties but Modi and his right wing ruling group [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on India to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan

Tata Motors President and CTO Timothy Leverton quits, to move back to UK

Tata Motors President and CTO Timothy Leverton quits, to move back to UK

Tata Motors on Monday said its President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Timothy Leverton has resigned, after nearly seven years of association with the automaker. Leverton has decided to disengage from his services in the organisation as he wishes to relocate back to the UK for personal reasons, Tata Motors said in a statement. He [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Tata Motors President and CTO Timothy Leverton quits, to move back to UK

GST council panel extends deadline to file detailed returns

GST council panel extends deadline to file detailed returns

A panel of the goods and services tax (GST) council, which is authorized to take emergency decisions, on Monday decided to extend the deadline for filing detailed indirect tax returns for July, giving taxpayers extra time for compliance. Businesses and traders have to file detailed returns for their transactions in three forms—GST returns 1, 2 [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on GST council panel extends deadline to file detailed returns

Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn

Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn

Food ordering and restaurant discovery platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd is in talks with China’s payments giant Ant Financial Services Group to raise $100-200 million, three people familiar with the matter said. The deal, which hasn’t been finalized, may value Zomato at between $800 million and $900 million, said two of the three people cited [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn