National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo) On the occasion of National Technology Day 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the nation and remembered the achievements of the scientific community. President Kovind said India is committed to using technology to accelerate development and ensure every citizen has a dignified existence. PM Modi said the hard work of the country’s scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. “May we continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress,” he said. National Technology Day is celebrated annually…

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Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Acting Is More Like A Job, Directing Is Like Having Fun’

Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Acting Is More Like A Job, Directing Is Like Having Fun’

Kangana Ranaut, who took over the reigns as director of her forthcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, says directing a film is like leading a worker’s life but she had fun while she was at it. Kangana interacted with the media at the trailer launch of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi along with her co-actors Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and Suresh Oberoi, as well as producer Kamal Jain, writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy on Tuesday. The Queen star stepped into the film’s original director Krish’s shoes after…

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Huawei arrest just made companies like Apple less valuable, Jim Cramer says

Huawei arrest just made companies like Apple less valuable, Jim Cramer says

Huawei arrest made companies, including Apple, less valuable: Cramer   10 Hours Ago | 01:13 U.S.-based technology companies with business in China automatically lost value on news of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has reportedly been accused of violating U.S. sanctions, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The arrest, which occurred in Canada on Saturday and was announced Wednesday, “means any tech company that does a huge amount of business in China, including Apple or Micron or Intel or Skyworks or Qualcomm or Broadcom, is worth a little less…

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Huawei says it will hit $100 billion in revenue for 2018

Huawei says it will hit $100 billion in revenue for 2018

  Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images People try using Huawei smartphones at an exhibition. Huawei’s revenues will in 2018 surpass $100 billion for the first time, a top boss at the Chinese tech giant said Thursday. Speaking to CNBC in Mandarin via a translator, Eric Xu, one of the rotating chairmen at Huawei said that business is growing “slightly better” than had been expected. “There is no problem that we can hit the $100 billion mark,” Xu said, in a translation that was verified by CNBC. Xu did…

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Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

A “wide range” of Apple products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed US tariffs on Chinese goods, the company told US trade officials, but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone cash cow. Apple did not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but of those the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. It brought in about $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) in revenue last year, according to an estimate from analyst firm Bernstein. That represents a small portion of Apple’s $229 billion (roughly Rs….

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Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis remains abnormal compared to the healthy ones. But in people who had cannabidiol, the abnormal brain activity was less severe than for those who received a placebo, suggesting cannabidiol can help re-adjust brain activity to…

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Single pill with two drugs can boost treatment for blood pressure, says study

Single pill with two drugs can boost treatment for blood pressure, says study

A single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure treatment as most of the patients are often reluctant to take more than a pill, according to a research. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, recognised that a major reason for poor rates of blood pressure control is that patients do not adhere to medications. Non-adherence increases with the number of pills, so administering the two drugs (or three, if needed) in a single tablet could transform blood pressure control rates, the researchers said. “The vast majority of…

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Kidneys can be affected because of poor air quality, says study

Kidneys can be affected because of poor air quality, says study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased risk of developing CKD. Apart from PM2.5, air pollution also contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium -all of which are known to negatively affect the kidneys. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US, warn high risk…

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Maternal depression may affect child’s mental health, says study

Maternal depression may affect child’s mental health, says study

Women, take note. If you are suffering from depression, it may affect your child’s stress and physical well-being throughout life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the Journal of Diabetes, suggested that depressed mothers had higher cortisol (CT) and secretory immunoglobulin (s-IgA) — markers of stress and the immune system — levels and displayed more negative parenting, characterised by negative effect, intrusion, and criticism. “Following mothers and children across the first decade of life, we found that exposure to maternal depression impairs functioning of the child’s immune system…

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Too Much Protein Isn’t Good For Your Heart, Says New Study

Too Much Protein Isn’t Good For Your Heart, Says New Study

A group of researchers wanted to look into the long-term effects of one of society’s most popular diets, so they watched the eating habits of over 2,400 Finnish men for more than 20 years. What they found was eating a high-protein diet isn’t entirely harmless as once thought. Foods rich in protein has been the center of controversy in recent years. Some think it’s a good idea to eat large amounts of protein — after all, it’s one of the building blocks of muscle development. Yet some studies say that too much…

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