Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

HIGHLIGHTS AliveCor KardiaBand approved by FDA It detects irregular heartbeat, cause of stroke KardiaBand costs $199 AliveCor’s KardiaBand has become the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, after being approved by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, which means it can check heart rhythm and irregular heartbeat. The latter is medically known as atrial fibrillation, and can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. To use it, Apple Watch owners must replace their existing wrist band with the KardiaBand, and…

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SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life Insurance Co will launch next week what will be India’s first billion-dollar initial public offering since 2010, paving the way for a record-setting year for IPOs in the country. SBI Life, a unit of top Indian lender State Bank of India (SBI), will open the share sale to the public on Sept. 20 and close it on Sept. 22, according to a filing. The shares, that will begin trading Oct. 3 will be sold in a price range of 685-700 rupees apiece, raising as much as 84 billion…

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United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 211.46 crore during the first quarter ended June, on rise in Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) and higher provisioning. The bank had registered a net profit of Rs 38.32 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal. Total income of the bank during the reported quarter was marginally up at Rs 2,852.61 crore as against Rs 2,819.37 crore year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing. Bank’s bad loan proportion rose substantially as gross NPAs rose to…

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Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

It’s around 1.40 on a bright sunny day in July. The campus of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is abuzz with ongoing admissions. The Student Centre is packed. Laughter, cheers, and chattering permeate the air. At some distance from this assimilation of old and new bonhomie, and tacit political manoeuvring for the forthcoming student union elections, is the vice-chancellor’s (VC) office. Needless to say, it stands in solitude. The air of childlike wonder from Stu-C refuses to blow this side. Nevertheless, it is an important space — both administratively as well…

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Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Saab and its Kuwaiti partner have delivered the world’s first integrated national center for defense against weapons of mass destruction to Kuwait. The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, or CBRN, center is now operational and covers the entire country with fixed and mobile sensors and units. “This CBRN center in Kuwait strengthens our position as a supplier of advanced CBRN solutions,” Torsten Öhman, Saab’s acting head of Business area Support and Services, said in a company news release. “Our ability to take the prime contractor role for this ground-breaking CBRN solution…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

The Odisha Department of Education has released its first selection list for degree +3 admissions at dheodisha.gov.in. Candidates should apply for admissions from July 3, with classes starting from July 19. The second round of selections will be out on July 7. The students can check the result at dheodisha.gov.in. To check your results, here are the following steps: 1. Go to dheodisha.gov.in 2. Click on DHE Odisha +3 result 2017 3 . Key in your registration number, password and date of birth. 4. Your result will be displayed To be eligible for admissions…

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First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

We dealt, last fortnight, with common mistakes (and, let’s face it, obvious signs of immaturity) that young people make when trying to land their first jobs. But what happens once you’ve already got the golden ticket – a job interview or an offer letter by a firm, the first step of your career? Experts say the first three months of a fresher’s life are crucial. It’s when companies are looking at how fast you adapt, how much you understand, and how hard you are willing to work to stand out….

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Malaria Kenya Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Malaria Kenya Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. But it is not yet clear if it will be feasible to use in the poorest parts of the world. The vaccine needs to be given four times – once a month for…

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These Three African Countries Are Chosen to Pilot the First Ever Malaria Vaccine

These Three African Countries Are Chosen to Pilot the First Ever Malaria Vaccine

The global fight against malaria has finally seen a momentous turn. In its first, three African countries will pilot the first ever vaccine for malaria. “Ghana, Kenya along with Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018,” WHO Regional Office for Africa, website. Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest form of malaria and to tackle the same in children an injectable vaccine, RTS,S, has been developed. The vaccine will be assessed in the programme…

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