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Forgetting Face Recognition? Check for Dementia, say Japanese Researchers

A Japanese research group has proposed that failure to recognize or memorize human faces in the short term could be early stage of dementia. The elderly with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffer from weakened ability to recognize faces when compared to healthy elderly people. When trying to memorize, their gaze is also different, suggest Japanese researchers. Alzheimer’s disease, the most ...

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What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. ...

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New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market

With the decline of manufacturing, the U.S. economy has increasingly shifted toward knowledge-based production: industries focused on implementing new ideas surrounding technology, product design, machine learning, and other areas as their source of revenue. In this new economy, it can be challenging to evaluate the skillset of an individual, as combinations of various skills are important. For example, a software ...

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Mass media linked to childhood obesity

A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure. The experts’ review is published in Acta Paediatrica. The findings indicate that parents and society need a better understanding of the influence of social media on dietary habits. ...

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Leaving the house every day may help older adults live longer

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 90 years who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study, leaving the house daily was linked with a lower risk of dying over an extended follow-up period, independent of social, functional, or medical factors. The study’s investigators noted that getting outside of one’s home provides ...

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Inviting film makers to India is the endeavour of IFFI: Smriti Zubin Irani

48th International Film Festival of India inaugurated at Goa Cultural extravaganza highlight of IFFI 2017 Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has said that India is a land of festivals, celebrations, dynamic youth and stories, where in stories were told in over 1600 dialects. Minister said this while addressing the opening ceremony of 48th international ...

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Showman Subhash Ghai in conversation with film enthusiasts during the masterclass at IFFI Goa 2017

After unveiling the special edition of FTII Academic Journal ‘Lensight’ at IFFI Goa 2017 on day two (21st November, 2017), Showman of Hindi cinema Subhash Ghai enthralled the film aspirants and students at the masterclass doling out valuable advice to them on honouring their craft and making a mark in their respective fields at IFFI Goa 2017. The veteran filmmaker ...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open for public viewing for four days a week from tomorrow

Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be open for public viewing for four days in a week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from tomorrow (November 23, 2017) between 0900 hrs. to 1600 hrs. except on Gazetted Holidays. Entry and exit for visitors will be through Gate No. 2 (Rajpath); Gate No. 37 (Hukmi Mai Marg); and Gate No. 38 (Church ...

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India, Japan to Send Joint Moon Mission Soon, Pact in 2 Months

TeamIndus rover

India and Japan will visit Japan jointly to bring back samples as part of their joint exploration mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have already been working on it. This is the third moon trip for both the nations. ISRO Chairman and Secretary, Department of Space, A.S.Kiran Kumar, and JAXA president Naoki ...

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Gopichand’s 25th film with Sri Sathya Sai Arts hits floor

After delivering hit films like Andhrudu, Yagnam, Lakshyam, Shouryam and Loukyam, our hero Gopichand’s 25th film is launched on Sunday, Nov.19 at Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. This prestigious project will be produced by Bengali Tiger fame KK Radhamohan on the banner of Sri Satya Sai Arts. K. Chakravarthy, who provided wonderful screenplays for blockbuster films like Balupu, Power and Jai Lava ...

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Gruham Emerges Super Hit, Siddharth Thanks Audience

Gruham hero Siddharth, who played lead role alongside Andrea Jeremiah in horror film Gruham released on November 17th and he also co-produced it in association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Etaki Entertainment, thanked the audience for making the film a success. Its overseas box office collections were around $13,500 on the opening day alone. Gruham is not just another ...

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Meet India’s Manushi Chillar – Graceful Medico who Went on to Win Miss World 2017

  India’s Manushi Chillar has finally brought India the much-required international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowned Ms chillar ...

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Manushi Chillar Gets Miss World 2017 Crown to India after 17 Years

India’s Manushi Chiller has finally brought India the international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowwned Ms chiller with 2017 ...

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Human evolution was uneven, punctuated, due to Neanderthals?

Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia – what is now Spain – long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon. The authors of the study, an international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalonian, German, Austrian and Italian research institutions, say their findings suggest that the process of modern ...

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Unusual bone chips in Feet of Clog-Wearing 19th-Century Dutch Farmers Found

Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers — injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet. The unexpected prevalence of damage in the farmers’ foot bones is more than just an historical curiosity; researchers believe their findings provide new insights into how ...

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Madrid was Arid Savanna During Middle Miocene Period: Study

IMAGE: THIS IS AN IMAGE OF AN ARID SAVANNA DURING THE MIDDLE MIOCENE IN MADRID. CREDIT: MARCO ANSÓN The Central Iberian Peninsula was characterised by a very arid savanna during the middle Miocene, according to a study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) that compares the mammal assemblages from different localities in Africa and South Asia with those that ...

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A new way to store thermal energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could ...

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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 – Declaration of Final Result

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 209 (124+75+10) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2017 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 144th Course ...

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Making mosquitoes self-destruct

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes’ DNA. As proof of concept, the researchers used the system to disrupt cuticle, wing, and eye development, producing ...

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Improving clinical trials with machine learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published in Brain. “Current statistical models are too simple. They fail to capture complex biological variations across people, discarding them as mere noise. ...

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Southern Star Horse Show – 2017

1. The equestrian sport patronized by the Maharajas of Rajasthan has transformed house riding into an adventure & competitive sport at national & international levels. While the equestrian sport is competed in various disciplines at national level, Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage are the prime competitive events at the Olympics. As a unique initiative, Southern Command has combined the Regional ...

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PM greets the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day. “झारखंड के स्थापना दिवस पर राज्य की जनता को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings to the people of Jharkhand on their statehood day. I pray that Jharkhand continues to scale new heights of progress and prosperity”, the Prime Minister said.

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300 Cyber security experts to attend first ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organizing the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference from November 12-15, 2017 in New Delhi. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South Asia and is expected to be attended by 21 economies. The ...

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Curtain Raiser Event held for the Founding Ceremony of International Solar Alliance in Bonn

A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held at Bonn, Germany on Monday, November 13, 2017. Speaking at the event, Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India hoped that, in the spirit of affirmative action, developed countries will earmark a percentage of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) ...

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President Inaugurates 37th India International Trade Fair-2017

IITF 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol ...

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Children’s Day 2017: President Gives Away National Child Awards

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Child Awards on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day. The National Child Awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement that give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts, culture, social service ...

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Ileana Once Thought of Committing Suicide!

Hindi and Telugu actress Ileana D’Cruz revealed that she once thought of committing suicide due to depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. However, she had overcome the illness and started feeling better. Speaking at the 21st World Congress of Mental Health in New Delhi on Sunday, November 5, Ileana told Organising Chairman Sunil Mittal on her fight with depression and Body ...

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Kamal Haasan to launch App Ahead of New Party

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to visit Chennai on Monday, actor Kamal Haasan has decided to launch his mobile software app a day after on Tuesday, November 7 – his 63rd birthday just to be in touch with his fans. At a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his fan/welfare club on Sunday November 5, he confirmed ...

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Film on 1983 Cricket World Cup Winning set for Release in April 2019

Upcoming Bollywood film ’83’ on India’s 1983 cricket World Cup victory, will release on April 5, 2019, said producers Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film will feature actor Ranveer Singh as star cricketer Kapil Dev under whose captaincy India achieved the great honour in 1983 first ...

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2.24 lakh Companies deleted from list by Corporate Ministry

Based on the massive drive undertaken by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India, around 2.24 lakh companies have been struck-off till date for remaining inactive for a period of two (2) years or more. Following the action of striking-off defaulting companies, restrictions have been imposed on operation of their bank accounts in accordance with the law. Further, ...

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