LPG costlier by Rs 1.50 a cylinder, Jet fuel price hiked by 6%

LPG costlier by Rs 1.50 a cylinder, Jet fuel price hiked by 6%

Jet fuel or ATF price was on Sunday hiked by a steep 6% on firming international rates, the third straight increase in rates since August. Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) will now cost Rs 53,045 per kilolitre (kl) in Delhi, Rs 3,025 per kl more than Rs 50,020 previously, according to a price hike notification by Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s biggest fuel retailer. This is the third consecutive monthly hike in ATF price, the last being by 4% (Rs 1,910 per kl) on September 1. Also, cooking gas (LPG) price…

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Walk, do a household chore, hit the gym: Live long by being active for 30 min daily

Walk, do a household chore, hit the gym: Live long by being active for 30 min daily

How active are you in your everyday life? If you find that you are not even engaged in physical activity of any kind for even 30 minutes a day, it’s time to find time to exercise and change your lifestyle. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, showed that any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a…

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Indian retail may grow to Rs 85 lakh crore by 2021: Report

Indian retail may grow to Rs 85 lakh crore by 2021: Report

Indian retail industry, growing at 10 per cent, may almost double to Rs 85 trillion (lakh crore) by 2021 steered by consumer data and technology disruptions, says a joint report by Ficci and Deloitte. According to the report, consumer data and technology disruptions will drive retail and FMCG sectors towards a new phase of growth where consumer experience will be the focal concern for all retailers and brands. “Consumer retail forms an integral part of the industry with current estimated size of more than Rs 45 trillion. It is further…

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BBAU VC and registrar summoned by Scheduled Caste Commission for irregularity in hiring

BBAU VC and registrar summoned by Scheduled Caste Commission for irregularity in hiring

Lucknow: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has summoned Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University vice chancellor RC Sobti and registrar Sunita Chandra on Thursday to explain allegations of irregular recruitments in the university and ‘unfair’ treatment of students, teachers and employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category. Chairman NCSC, Prof RS Katheria, will seek explanations from the two university authorities for the alleged irregularities in appointments and non-implementation of the roster policy on campus. Allegations have also been made that unfair practices were adopted for screening of candidates. The NCSC…

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Education reforms: Rating by private bodies, 3-tier autonomy for institutions

Education reforms: Rating by private bodies, 3-tier autonomy for institutions

In a major reform, the government plans to outsource assessment and accreditation of the higher education institutions to private bodies and give full autonomy — academic, financial and administrative — to the top ranked institutions, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya told HT. This is part of the higher education reform package being finalised by the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog and the HRD ministry. The Prime Minister’s Office in March had asked them to prepare a blueprint for higher education reform that breeds academic excellence in top institutions…

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Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

In the recent years, much has been spoken about climate change and its devastating effect on the planet. On a day-to-day basis we may not notice the consequences of climate change, but various phenomenons are occurring in the natural environment in more ways than we can imagine. And these changes are also impacting our health, respiratory diseases being seen most commonly than ever before. India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for…

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Meet the frockers if you’re fascinated by fashion

Meet the frockers if you’re fascinated by fashion

Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in The Devil Wears Prada. DO MOVIES like September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada intrigue you? If you like fashion films and documentaries on designers then Frock Club – a group that goes behind the scenes to learn more about the fickle, fast-paced world of fashion – has something to offer. Local freelance pattern engineer Ruth Povall started Frock Club to educate people about the fashion industry, and hosts concerns about the sustainability of fast fashion, the decline of quality hand-made fashion in…

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British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

Ms Roebuck, 24, said she thought it was “madness” when careers advisers at an EU networking event in Brussels advised her that she would have to obtain French nationality in order to have job prospects in Brussels Sara Roebuck/Facebook A British student studying in Paris has been told that getting a job with European Union (EU) institutions will be “out of the question” after Brexit. Sara Roebuck, who is doing a double masters in European politics at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, recently attended a careers event in Brussels with her university class to…

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Beat Menstrual Disorder by Practicing Yoga Regularly: Study

Beat Menstrual Disorder by Practicing Yoga Regularly: Study

While every woman responds differently to the monthly cycle of menstruation, most will agree on the fact that it isn’t quite a pleasant experience. Some women are able breeze through those otherwise dreadful 5 days, while others may feel their life coming to a standstill. Dysmenorrhea, or sever menstrual pain interferes with a woman’s regular routine and can also make her feel excessively ill. It may come accompanied with cramping, bloating, lower back pain, heavy bleeding, fatigue, and of course, intolerable pain. Research explains that for some women the pain…

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Asians Minimalist Aesthetics at Taiwanese Apartment by 2BOOKS Design

Asians Minimalist Aesthetics at Taiwanese Apartment by 2BOOKS Design

Contemporary Taiwanese apartment for a young family designed by 2BOOKS design studio and sustained in fresh, spacious language with Asians minimalist aesthetics and extensive concrete work. Thanks to the light organic materials palate that includes juxtaposition between the row concrete structures and the warm, clean feeling introduced by the light timber and oak additions space emanate fresh, free sensations with a modern edge and welcoming homey touch. The main living premises include kitchen zone, living room, dining area and separated by transparent glass walls the children play zone. Custom made…

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