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Inflation, global cues depress equity indices; metal stocks slump

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Rise in wholesale inflation rate and broadly weak global cues subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday, with the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closing below the 11,000-mark. According to market observers, heavy selling pressure was witnessed on the metal, healthcare and auto stocks. Index-wise, the broader NSE Nifty50 closed at 10,936....

8 hours ago
Asian cues, inflation subdue equity indices; Nifty50 ends below 11,000

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Weak Asian cues and rise in wholesale inflation subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday, with the wider Nifty50 closing below the 11,000-mark. According to market analysts, heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, healthcare and auto stocks. The wholesale inflation rate for June was recorded at 5.77 per cent, compared to 4.43 per cent in the p...

11 hours ago
Wonder benefits of coconut oil

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Ever wondered about the different ways in which coconut oil can be used? This marvel oil has been used in India for generations for a variety of reasons because of its different health benefits. Doctor Priyanka Sampat, Ayurveda expert at Birla Ayurveda lists down some benefits. * Natural moisturiser: Coconut oil is used to treat dead skin, while also enh...

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Modi accuses Congress of shedding crocodile tears for farmers

Mirzapur, July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress, as well as and other opposition parties, of shedding crocodile tears for farmers and said several irrigation projects in the country had languished in its rule. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying foundation stone of Mirzapur medical college here, he said...

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India, Bahrain make pharma a key area of cooperation

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In an important boost to the Indian healthcare industry, India and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to make pharmaceuticals a key area of cooperation following the second High Joint Commission meeting led by External Affairs Minister Susham Swaraj and Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa in Manama. Bahrain and India agreed to explore ...

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Modi inaugurates Bansagar canal project in Mirzapur

Mirzapur (UP), July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a number of projects including the much awaited Bansagar canal which is expected to provide a big boost to irrigation. The Prime Minister arrived in Mirzapur on Sunday, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Bansagar canal project would help at least 1.70 lakh farmers of both Mirzapur and ...

3 days ago
Jiva Ayurveda seeks global recognition to Indian system of medicine

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Jiva Ayurveda, which runs 80 clinics and hospitals across India, has come out with diagnostic protocols in a bid to get global recognition to the ancient Indian system of medicine. The protocols will be launched on Monday. The ayurveda industry has long been wanting a set of protocols to transform the age-old healing tradition into a data and evidence driven sys...

3 days ago
Fortis bid won by Malaysia's IHH Berhad, to invest Rs 4,000 cr

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Friday said its board has unanimously accepted a binding offer from IHH Healthcare Berhad of Malaysia to invest Rs 4,000 crore in it by way of preferential allotment at Rs 170 per share. Last week, Fortis said that its board has received binding bids from IHH and TPG-Manipal consortium under the new transaction process. The Board of...

3 days ago
Erasing gains equity indices end flat; banking stocks fall

Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Shedding all the gains made early in the day, the key Indian equity indices ended flat on Friday weighed down by heavy selling in banking, capital goods and healthcare stocks. Although the market had opened on a positive note continuing the Thursday's bull run, with the BSE Sensex touching a fresh all-time high of 36,740 points in the morning session, the indices c...

3 days ago
Accenture acquires AI data analytics firm Kogentix

New York, July 13 (IANS) Global professional services company Accenture has acquired Illinois-based Kogentix, a company providing big data and AI services and solutions, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Kogentix that has nearly 220 data and AI professionals, will strengthen Accenture Applied Intelligence's growing data engineering business at a time when companies are looking t...

4 days ago
Regulation of healthcare needed to check corruption: Khurshid

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong regulatory system is needed to check widespread corruption in the Indian healthcare sector where 25 per cent of the money spent on health is lost due to fraud. What you need really is a profound regulatory system. Regulation is itself something that can go wrong but if we have a good clear regulatory syst...

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India mulls using AI for better governance: Prabhu

Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) India is keen on implementing the disruptive technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for better governance, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday. India is keen to take AI as the thrust area and looks forward to implement AI in all governance and across the industry, Prabhu said addressing the 14th India Innovation Summit by th...

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GOQii launches waterproof fitness band in India at Rs 3,499

Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) GOQii, a domestic fitness technology player, on Thursday unveiled its waterproof Vital fitness band with blood pressure monitor and heart rate sensor at Rs. 3,499. GOQii Vital features a colour OLED Touch Screen, that measures and displays users' steps, calories, distance, heart rate, blood pressure level as well as sleep. The device will be available excl...

4 days ago
Eat more fruits, veggies to reduce asthma symptoms

London, July 12 (IANS) If you have asthma, switching to a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals may help in reducing the symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain and coughing among many other things, according to a study. On the other hand, those who take unhealthy diets, with high consumption of meat, salt and sugar, are likely to have the poorest relief fr...

4 days ago
Cocktail, gourmet blends that one must try

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Food and alcohol pairings classically happen in two scenarios - to complement one another or to draw a contrast. In both cases, the person enjoying the meal gets the best of both worlds in a sip and a bite so make sure you are blending the two in the right way. Both, gourmet food and Scotch whiskey, have one thing in common - they're made with extreme care and d...

5 days ago
India likely to reach replacement level fertility in 2019: Nadda

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said India is likely to reach close to the replacement level fertility of 2.1 in the next one year much ahead of the 2025 deadline of the government for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) which was 2.9 in 2005 has come down to 2.3 in 2016 and if we calculate the rate now it has reache...

6 days ago
Constructive discussions needed on lapses in education system: Amartya Sen

Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Constructive discussion is the key to identifying and rectifying the lapses within the education system and many of the flaws continue to exist due to lack of discussions, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said here on Tuesday while releasing a report on West Bengal's primary education. If there is any fault or lapse in our educational system, we should try to ...

6 days ago
India heading for comprehensive healthcare crisis: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India spends just a little over one per cent of its GDP on healthcare and this is leading the country into a comprehensive healthcare crisis, according to Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen, who has called for greater allocation on healthcare in India and highlighted what he calls three general failures in the country's healthcare segment. The fact t...

6 days ago
Firm global cues, hopes of healthy Q1 earnings lift equity indices

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Positive global markets supported the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 300 points higher. According to market observers, optimism over the quarterly earnings for the April-June period starting later in the day also strengthened investor sentiments. Index-wise, the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) clos...

6 days ago
Digital tools can help bridge India's healthcare gap: Survey

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India is facing an acute shortage of skilled healthcare professionals and hospital beds, and the situation can change if doctors embrace Artificial Intellignence (AI)-driven devices and wearables/apps at hospitals, a new report said on Tuesday. There are 29 skilled healthcare professionals for 10,000 people -- way below the global average of 109 and the lowest s...

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