67 of total 671 selected startups receive tax benefits so far, says minister

67 of total 671 selected startups receive tax benefits so far, says minister

The government has extended tax benefits to 67 startups so far with a view to promoting budding entrepreneurs in the country, minister of state for commerce and industry CR Chaudhary said on Tuesday. In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up ecosystem, offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them. “3,576 startups have been recognised as on September 7 and tax benefits have been given to…

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Say no to painkillers: Ibuprofen stops your muscles from getting bigger, says study

Say no to painkillers: Ibuprofen stops your muscles from getting bigger, says study

Gym lovers, take note. If you want to bulk up and get in shape, stay away from painkillers. According to a new study, regularly taking Ibuprofen can slow down muscle growth. Swedish researchers found the drugs, which are one of the most widely consumed in the world, interfere with the healing process of muscles, which stops them from getting bigger following a work-out. Dr Tommy Lundberg, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, was behind the “extremely interesting” findings. The team then measured certain variables, including muscle growth, strength and anti-inflammatory…

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Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

A day after Nandan Nilekani returned to Infosys as chairman, former CEO Vishal Sikka said on Friday he had offered to leave with immediate effect as he saw no reason to continue in the company. Sikka’s resignation as CEO last week escalated the tensions between the founders and the management of India’s second largest software company. He was then named vice chairman. On Thursday, chairman R Seshasayee quit from his post along with two other directors and Sikka, who also tendered his resignation from the board. “With Nandan coming it,…

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Netflix Says in Discussions With Disney Over Marvel, Star Wars Films

Netflix Says in Discussions With Disney Over Marvel, Star Wars Films

Netflix is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney Company about keeping Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019 when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior Netflix executive said on Thursday. Disney announced on Tuesday that it was pulling new Disney and Pixar films from Netflix starting with its new releases in 2019 and will put the movies on a new Disney-branded online service. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts the company had not yet decided where it would distribute superhero films from Marvel Studios and movies from Star Wars producer Lucasfilm, which Disney…

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Sonam Kapoor Slams Fashion Critics, Says ‘I’m Proud Of My Body’

Sonam Kapoor Slams Fashion Critics, Says ‘I’m Proud Of My Body’

Sonam Kapoor in Mumbai. Actress Sonam Kapoor slammed the paparazzi for taking pictures of her from an awkward angle at a recent event in Mumbai. The 31-year old actress wore a ruffled collar Rasario Atelier jumpsuit at an event on Thursday and the shutterbugs clicked pictures of the Neerja actress from an unflattering angle which later made headlines. Sonam slammed the media outlets which assumed that she was “uncomfortable” in the couture and said on Twitter: “I was very comfortable in my outfit. I said a lot of pertinent things,…

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Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Diabetes Risks, Says Study

Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Diabetes Risks, Says Study

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese. Leaving the fact that it is for people who are extremely obese, other people are also using the bariatric surgery to get in the desired shape. There are many types of weight loss surgery available depending on the amount of fat percentage you want to surgically remove from the body and their effects on your body. While many of us are afraid to let the needle surgically remove all the excess body fat, bariatric…

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Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. The prevalence of depression, one of the most common mental disorders, fell from 14.6% to 11.3% following community mental health interventions implemented by two NGOs -Prakriti and Sangath. The population-based programme -Vishram (Vidarbha Stress and Health Program) was implemented over 18 months in Vidarbha, which reported a high prevalence of suicides in agricultural com munities. The…

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Study says diabetes spikes death risk in patients on dialysis

Study says diabetes spikes death risk in patients on dialysis

Kidney disease can be a silent killer. Before symptoms are seen or experienced by the patient, the kidneys can degenerate to the point of not working. And diabetes only makes it worse.The risk of death is several times higher for diabetics on haemodialysis, scientists have found. The final stage of chronic kidney disease, called end stage renal disease, is when the kidneys are no longer able to remove enough wastes and excess fluids from the body . At this point, patients are put on dialysis or advised a kidney transplant.A…

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Oklahoma mom says she was shamed for using handicap spot while carrying disabled son

Oklahoma mom says she was shamed for using handicap spot while carrying disabled son

An Oklahoma mother who claims she was shamed for using a handicapped parking spot while shopping with her disabled son has taken to social media to address what the alleged writer didn’t see. Colleen Scarlett-Stice explained that her 4-year-old son Rowan uses a wheelchair to get around, but that they had left it at home after he had an accident. “While I can almost appreciate your wanting to stand up for disabled people everywhere by ‘doing something’ about a person parking in a handicapped parking spot, please find another way…

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Study Says Cheese Keeps Us Healthy

Study Says Cheese Keeps Us Healthy

Things are pretty weird in the world right now, but when all else fails we can always count on cheese. It’s even more comforting now that scientists have given us some of the best news we’ve read all month: Cheese is actually a superfood. We’ve always known this deep down in our souls, but the constant haters out there really made us doubt ourselves. We’ll never make that terrible mistake again, now that experts say cheese can actually make you live longer. Go ahead and read that sentence again. A…

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