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How 'helicopter parenting' can affect your kids

New York, June 19 (IANS) Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid's ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers. Children whose parents showed helicopter parenting behaviour, which means constantly guiding children by telling him or he...

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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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GCX announces India Landing; completion of India data centre

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), on Tuesday announced new milestones in its 'Cloud & Fiber' initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India's largest data centre, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020. GCX is a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM). When Eagle...

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In an era of productivity slowdown, India has entered AI arena at perfect time

The current global economy is caught in a major paradox. We live in a world where systems using artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are matching or exceeding human performance in more and more domains. Yet, global productivity levels have been stagnant since the economic crisis of 2008. The global total factor productivity (TFP), which measures the efficiency with which...

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The air-quality across the National Capital Re...

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India, Russia aim for $30 bn bilateral trade by 2025: Russian diplomat

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) India and Russia are setting a target for $30 billion in bilateral trade by 2025 and the two countries are working towards developing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to facilitate that target, a Russian diplomat said here on Monday. India and Russia have set a bilateral trade target of $30 billion by 2025. This includes the sales of defence equipment, civil nuclear e...

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India, Finland enjoys warm relations: Sumitra Mahajan

Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian parliament, on Monday met her Finnish counterpart Paula Risikko and said that both the countries enjoyed warm and friendly relations based on common values such as a commitment to democracy and rule of law. Mahajan said the top leadership of the two countries have provided a new momentum to the ...

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Global cues, trade war concerns depress equity indices

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Weak international markets and concerns of a resurgent global trade war depressed the key Indian equity indices on Monday. Trade on both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was largely choppy throughout the day. Index-wise, the wider Nifty50 of the NSE closed at 10,799.85 points, down 17.85 points or 0.17 per cent from the ...

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Novel 3D technique may improve arthritis treatment

London, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis that could allow the effectiveness of new treatments to be assessed more accurately. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that the 3D imaging analysis technique, which detects tiny changes in arthritic joints, could enable greater understanding...

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E-textiles to control home appliances

Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Too lazy to get up from the bed to switch off your TV or the oven in the kitchen? A new invention by Chinese researchers has a way out. Just swipe your finger on your wristband made from a new type of electronic textile (e-textile), according to a report in the ACS Nano journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Jiaona Wang, at the Scho...

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24% consumers in India experience online fraud: Report

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Nearly one in four Indians have directly experienced fraud while transacting online, a new report from global information services company Experian said on Monday. As brands and consumers are looking for easier ways to buy and sell products online via mobile devices, the opportunity for online fraud is escalating simultaneously, suggests the report titled Digita...

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Maharashtra, US-India panel announce 3 projects

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government and a US-India panel have announced three new projects in the state, an official said here on Monday. The state will sign an agreement with the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN) to develop a clean tech incubator ecosystem in Maharashtra to accelerate adoption of sustainable technologies and encourage trade and investment in these secto...

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Health habits to adopt after 40

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Reaching 40 is a milestone, signalling a time of transition from young adulthood to middle-age. It is that time of life where the risk of many health conditions increases so it is necessary to keep a check on your lifestyle in more serious way, say experts. Jai Gopal Sharma (ENT Specialist, Preventive Oncology Department), Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Rese...

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Your kids' obesity may up knee, hip osteoarthritis risk later

London, June 18 (IANS) If your son or daughter is obese during childhood then he or she could be at an increased risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis later, new research has found. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The results showed that childhood body mass index (BMI) significantly increased the pre...

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Millennials at diabetes, cancer risk in middle age

London, June 18 (IANS) Owing to stressful jobs and relationships, millennials, or those born between 1980s and 2000, could be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, than their parents, researchers say. The study, commissioned by British charity Health Foundation, showed that people currently in their 20s and 30s will be at a higher risk of these lifestyle diseas...

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How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers showed that introducing hungry minnows -- small freshwater fish -- into bodie...

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Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the probable source of a mysterious Martian rock formation near the planet's equator, says a new study. The Medusae Fossae Formation is a massive, unusual deposit of soft rock with undulating hills and abrupt mesas. Scientists first observed the Medusae Fossae with NASA's M...

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How gut bacteria leads to depression, anxiety

New York, June 18 (IANS) Gut bacteria plays a key role in infusing negative feelings in the brains of obese people, causing depression and anxiety, researchers say. The findings showed that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviour than animals on standard diets. In mice with high-fat diets, two areas of the brain, the ...

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Need tolerance to accept sexual diversity: Mr Gay World 2018 runner-up

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) City-based Samarpan Maiti, the second runner-up of Mr Gay World 2018, dreams of a day when there would be no need to use terms like straight to identify people, but says this could be possible only when people have the tolerance to accept diversities. I dream of a day when we don't need to coin terms like 'gay', 'straight' to identify people, one can simply say I ...

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Google to invest $550mn in Chinese e-commerce player

Beijing, June 18 (IANS) In an apparent move to rebuild its presence in the country, tech giant Google is set to invest $550 million in cash into Chinese e-commerce player JD.com. As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com. In return, the tech giant will receive more than 27 million newly issued JD.com Class A ordinary shares at an issue price of ...

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