Archive for: February, 2017

New computer method may predict time of body clock

New York, Researchers have developed a computer method called ZeitZeiger that uses a sample of human blood to accurately predict circadian time — the time of day according to a person’s body clock. “Our study demonstrates a method for predicting a person’s ‘internal’ time of day that could eventually be used to help diagnose and […]

Earth’s first outer layer was single solid shell: Study

New York, Shortly after te Earth formed and began to cool, the planet’s first outer layer was a single, solid but deformable shell which later began to fold and crack more widely, giving rise to modern plate tectonics, suggests new research. The research is the latest salvo in a long-standing debate in the geological research […]

Dogs possess social skills similar to toddlers

New York, Dogs and two-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more than one of our closest relatives — chimpanzees, says a study. The researchers looked at how two-year-olds, dogs and chimpanzees performed on comparable tests designed to measure various types of cognition. While chimpanzees performed well on tests involving their physical environment […]

Note ban pulls down Q3 GDP growth in India to 7%

New Delhi, Reflecting a marginal impact of the November demonetisation measure, India’s GDP for the third quarter ended December, estimated at Rs 30.28 lakh crore, recorded a growth of 7 per cent, compared with 7.3 per cent in the second quarter, official data showed on Tuesday.

Defence sector to be largest business for RInfra: Anil Ambani

Mumbai, Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has said that in the next few years defence will be its largest business sector, where it is targeting opportunities worth Rs 1 lakh crore per annum. This information was revealed by RInfra on Monday when it held an “Analyst Meet” here. During the meet, over 80 analysts from India’s leading […]

Meizu launches ‘Super mCharge’ at MWC 2017

Barcelona, Smartphone manufacturer Meizu on Tuesday unveiled its latest fast-charging solution “Super mCharge” at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 here. “Super mCharge” is a major breakthrough among existing direct charging solutions that enable batteries to top up at a much faster rate, the company said in a statement. The charging connector has a maximum […]

Strategic Dialogue with China positive, constructive: India

New Delhi, The first Strategic Dialogue between India and China in Beijing last week that was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesul was “positive and constructive”, a senior official said here on Tuesday. “Our assessment is that the recent meeting was positive and constructive,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson […]

Inclusive growth, tax reforms remain challenges to India’s growth: OECD

New Delhi, Inclusive growth and tax reforms remain key challenges to India’s growth, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday, emphasising that revenue from income taxes needs to be increased. “Firstly, India needs to finance access to quality public services for all, to reduce poverty and promote inclusive growth. Increasing tax revenues […]

KCR showers sops on Anganwadi employees too

Hyderabad,  Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced several sops to the Anganwadi workers here on Monday. He said salaries of Anganvadi employees will be increased up to Rs 10,500 and to the assisting staff Rs 6,000. He also assured that their salaries would be increased further next year. The Chief Minister had a meeting with Anganwadi […]

Hit back Congress for vilification campaign: Harish

Yadadri Bhongir,  Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has called upon the TRS leaders and activists to counter the misinformation campaign of Congress leaders against the TRS government. Speaking to the media here on Monday, Harish Rao said the previous Congress government did not care to complete the projects then and now the Congress leaders were creating […]

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