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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), voice as a platform w...

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General Electric dropped from Dow after over 100 years

New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric (G.E.), the last original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was dropped from the blue-chip index for the first time in 110 years and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain. The Tuesday night decision was a fresh blow to General Electric, the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines, which has stumbled badly in recen...

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Kelly Clarkson will love her body 'no matter what'

Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson, who has lost a lot of weight, believes in having a body-positive attitude. Clarkson says she had taken to a new clean eating regimen after reading the book The Plant Paradox, reports people.com. I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, she said. However, a source added: No matter what, sh...

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General Electric to be removed from Dow index

New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric is going to lose its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm's fortunes and changes to the US economy. Walgreens Boots Alliance is to take its spot on the financial index, which tracks shares of 30 companies deemed representative of the US economy. The change takes eff...

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Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people. The nationwide risk study, conducted by researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Harvard University, showed that the average 10-year risk of a fa...

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UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said. The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave its nod to the necessary ordinance, said state Health Minister and ...

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Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country. National Health Profile is the most acclaimed publication which provides vital information on demography, socio econo...

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'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution'

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday. Gene therapy is very promising in solving the problems in curing diseases and genetic disorders that do not hav...

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Delhi deadlock ends, Kejriwal finally quits Raj Niwas

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An unprecedented political deadlock in Delhi ended on Tuesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his nine-day-long sit-in at the Raj Niwas after IAS officials he alleged were on strike resumed attending his government's meetings. Kejriwal and his cabinet colleague Gopal Rai left the waiting area where they had been camping since June 11 as part of a novel p...

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Rahul turns 48, wishes pour in, Congress celebrates

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday turned 48 and several senior Congress leaders reached his mother Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath to greet him on his birthday while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and political leaders across the country also wished him. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, in a tweet to wish Gandhi, said that he had an unparalleled ...

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BJP leaders end their hunger strike at Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his sit-in-protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal's residence, the BJP leaders also ended their counter-strike at the Delhi Secretariat. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the Secretariat and offered juice to the BJP leaders sitting on hunger strike for last five days. Five day indefinite hunger strike ...

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Nasscom launches programme to support women techies

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Nasscom on Tuesday unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies, the Indian IT industry's apex body said. This programme is designed to support women who are moving up the career ladder, while also paving the way for potential leaders ...

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Kejriwal ends sit-in, IAS officers attend meetings

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday walked out of Raj Niwas here after nine days of an unprecedented sit-in protest after IAS officers began attending meetings called by his government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal took the decision to leave the office-cum-residence of Lt Governor Anil Baijal after IAS officers attended meetings...

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'Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%'

London, June 19 (IANS) Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found. Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The team from the Imperial College London tested two types of vaccines: those that prevent mosquitoes from trans...

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Congress celebrates Rahul Gandhi's birthday

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders reached party President Rahul Gandhi's mother Sonia Gandhi's residence to greet the former's 48th birthday on Tuesday. Party supporters got into a celebratory mood, dancing to the beat of drums in the morning outside the Congress office on Akbar Road here. There were similar vibes outside 10 Janpath Road, Sonia Gandhi's residence...

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Get hands on healthy food this yoga day

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The world will celebrate International Yoga Day on Thursday so make sure you are doing your bit with enthusiasm but don't forget to gorge on some healthy made-at-home foods post the session. Sujeet Singh, Executive Chief at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55 lists some recipes that one can easily make at home * Quinoa Avocado Salad * Ingredien...

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Vijender Gupta shifted to hospital

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, who was on an indefinite hunger strike, was on Tuesday shifted to GB Pant hospital due to failing health, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Vijender Gupta being taken to the hospital. He was on indefinite hunger strike with us for the last five days. May God bless (Delhi Chief Minister) Arvind K...

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Get hands on healthy food this yoga day

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The world will celebrate International Yoga Day so make sure you are doing your bit with enthusiasm but don't forget to gorge on some healthy made-at-home foods post the session. Sujeet Singh, Executive Chief at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55 lists some recipes that one can easily make at home * Quinoa Avocado Salad * Ingredients: 3 tabl...

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IAS officers want to talk, Kejriwal says LG should be involved

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) IAS officers on Tuesday said they are waiting for a formal communication from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his assurances of providing security to them while the AAP leader said he was waiting for Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's nod. Reiterating that they were not on strike, the IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that t...

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Plant-based diets can help diabetes patients: Study

New York, June 19 (IANS) Plant-based diets can be beneficial for diabetes as a new study has found that it may improve glycemic control, cholesterol and lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes. The researchers suggest that plant-based diets benefit both glycemic control and cardiovascular health because they are low in saturated fat, rich in phytochemicals, high in fibre and o...

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