Did you know? Car pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids

Did you know? Car pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids

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New York: Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries. The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, found that the largest number of cases (760,000) of traffic pollution-related asthma were in China. It could be because China has the second largest population of children and the third highest concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is an indicator of traffic pollution. India had the next largest number of cases (350,000) due to its large population of children, said researchers from the George Washington University in the US. The US (240,000), Indonesia (160,000) and Brazil (140,000) had the next largest burdens. "Our findings suggest millions of new cases of p...
Mukesh Ambani’s plastic punch: Fabric made of PET bottles; RIL, Raymond join hands for green fibre

Mukesh Ambani’s plastic punch: Fabric made of PET bottles; RIL, Raymond join hands for green fibre

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Reliance Industries’ innovative plastic made fibre called R|Elan GreenGold has found another partner. Raymond recently announced its collaboration with Mukesh Ambani’s RIL for a fabric made from waste plastic bottles. Made by employing Reliance Industry technology, the fabric called Ecovera is being promoted as the greenest fibre in the world by the company. “R|Elan GreenGold is made by recycling post-consumer waste PET bottles, using biofuels and energy-efficient processes”, Raymond said. With this, the company looks to reclaim 1 million PET bottles from landfills, it added. The company is expecting to launch the fabric in 1500 stores spread across 700 cities in India. “In our endeavour to create eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics, R|Elan GreenGold is a perfect choice to produce fabr
Israeli election results: what happens next?

Israeli election results: what happens next?

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz both claimed victory in Israel's election on April 9. Israeli TV exit polls produced differing results about who will emerge as the leader of the largest single party, and the polls have been wrong in the past. So both sides still have all to play for. However, there are indications that Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with other right-wing, far-right and religious parties. Here's a quick guide to what happens next: How long does it take the results to come in? Final results are expected by Friday, but partial results are published by the Knesset as the vote-counting proceeds, so a clearer picture will begin to emerge before the final tally. How are results calculated and why does...
Rajinikanth’s Darbar Is Set. Check Out The First Look Of Thalaivar 167

Rajinikanth’s Darbar Is Set. Check Out The First Look Of Thalaivar 167

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Superstar Rajinikanth is on a roll as after the release of Petta in January, the first look of the actor in AR Murugadoss' new film dropped on the Internet today. The film, which is titled Darbar, appears to be a cop drama of sorts. In the first look poster, Rajinikanth's elated picture takes the centrestage as insignia from a cop's uniform including a belt and a shoulder badge surround him. A police dog, several guns and the Gateway of India (located in Mumbai) also appear on the first look poster. The filmmakers have not shared too many details about the project, which was earlier called Thalaivar 167. Here's the first look poster of Darbar: In Darbar, actress Nayanthara has been cast opposite Rajinikanth. The actors are teaming up for the third time after collaborating in Chandramuk
World Health Day myths busted: How to live fit and well

World Health Day myths busted: How to live fit and well

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Akhilesh Bagaria and Vaibhav Bhandari, founders of Faacto,  the gene-based health and fitness application, busts five popular myths on the occasion of World Health Day. White Rice Makes You Fat The type of rice we consume is completely irrelevant when it comes to weight loss. The reaction of the body to a food item comes down to a wide range of factors including the Clock Gene, a gene that determines at what time of the day the body is capable of being at its best and worst. A morning person will digest carbs faster in the morning but gain weight at night for the same quantity, and vice versa for a night person. Intense Cardio Is the Key to Weight loss Regular cardio surely helps in burning calories, but the extent of weight loss is determined by the genetic makeup of an individual
Fixed Deposit vs Recurring Deposit: Know the features, difference, taxability and which is suitable for whom

Fixed Deposit vs Recurring Deposit: Know the features, difference, taxability and which is suitable for whom

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Fixed deposits and recurring deposit are among the most-preferred deposit schemes in India. Irrespective of age, most people in India still prefer putting their money in bank FDs and RDs. The secure nature and high rates of interest with flexible tenures are what adds to the popularity and attraction of these schemes. However, most times investors get confused between a fixed deposit and a recurring deposit for their investment objectives. With RD one needs to deposit a fixed amount every month and can earn interest on a monthly basis. The interest along with the amount invested is paid at maturity. The interest on recurring deposit remains the same throughout the term once the investor has made the investment. The tenure for recurring deposits ranges from 1 year to 10 years, depending ...
China hails ‘new consensus’ on trade deal; Trump hints a ‘monumental’ agreement

China hails ‘new consensus’ on trade deal; Trump hints a ‘monumental’ agreement

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China and US claimed progress in talks to end their trade war, with President Xi Jinping pushing for a rapid conclusion and President Donald Trump talking up prospects for a “monumental" agreement. Through a message passed to Trump via Vice Premier Liu He, Xi called for an early conclusion to negotiations and said that strategic leadership is needed to ensure healthy and stable US-China relations. Liu, who took part in talks this week in Washington, himself said a “new consensus" had emerged, according to the Xinhua News Agency Friday morning. Trump said any trade deal with China is probably still weeks away, though both sides are making progress on an accord that could be “very monumental." “We have a ways to go," Trump told reporters at a meeting Thursday with Liu at the White House
Xiaomi to soon launch its smart cooking range of products in India

Xiaomi to soon launch its smart cooking range of products in India

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Xiaomi will soon be launching its smart cooker range of products in India. The company has started teasing the same on its official Twitter account. Xiaomi Global VP, Manu Kumar Jain also tweeted out the same teaser hinting that the product range will soon be made available to Indian consumers. The teaser video consists of two products, the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Rice Cooker and the Xiaomi Mijia Induction Cooker. It is yet unclear as to when the company will be launching the devices in India. Both the devices are already available in China. The Xiaomi Mijia Smart Rice Cooker is priced at Yuan 599 (approximately Rs 6,000) and the Xiaomi Mijia Induction Cooker is priced at Yuan 199 (approximately Rs 2,000) for the Lite variant, whereas the normal variant costs Yuan 299 (approximate...
Former Bigg Boss stars Gauahar Khan, Payal Rohatgi block each other after ugly Twitter spat

Former Bigg Boss stars Gauahar Khan, Payal Rohatgi block each other after ugly Twitter spat

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Former Bigg Boss celebrities Payal Rohatgi and Gauahar Khan got into a catfight on Twitter over the formers tweets regarding Article 370, which gives Jammu and Kashmir the status of an autonomous state. Payal had previously tweeted: "If Article 370 can't be removed then ask Kashmiri Muslims to evict Kashmir. Centre should make it Defence area. Kashmiris start living in other cities of India. Kashmir will always be a part of India whether it has Kashmiris in it or no. You guys threw Pandits out, now evict Muslims." To this, Gauahar replied, saying: "Haha so says a person who is living happily in a building that is 90 per cent Muslims! In an area that has harmony amongst the Koli, Christian and Muslim population who live there. I am proud that at least the Muslims in your building tolera...
7 benefits of having Thandai in summers

7 benefits of having Thandai in summers

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Are you also looking for acidity and bloating free summers? If yes, then this piece of information is definitely for you. Recently, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar took to her Instagram and talked about the magical benefits of Thandai. While people generally associate Thandai with Holi, this sweet drink is no less than a health drink. According to Rujuta, the clever use of almonds, khus-khus, pepper, cardamom, saffron and saunf makes for a really powerful energiser. It can uplift the mood and allows you to ride smoothly over rough times. It is rich in antioxidants, and also restores your hormones to a state of balance. Most importantly, it is a great digestive aid that restores the mucus lining and gut-friendly bacteria. If all this is not enough, scroll to know more about the bene...