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1/3rd of world's extreme poor in India; highest under-5 deaths

One third of the extreme poor global population reside in India which has also recorded the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, the latest UN Millennium Development Goals report has said. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, who released the report here, said its findings present a challenge to the government under Narendra Modi and that they would be able to surmount it. “Good days will come,” she said. […]

 
 
 

Mysterious giant crater in the earth discovered at Siberia’s ‘End of the World’

A team of scientists is travelling to one of the most barren places in the world after a 50 to 80 metre-wide hole in the earth was discovered in the far north of Siberia in a place whose name means “the end of the world.” The giant hole in the tundra of the remote Yamal peninsula was discovered by helicopter pilots, who later posted their discovery on YouTube. The hole […]

Asian Nations' Fears of War Elevated as China Flexes Muscle, Study Finds

Large majorities in many Asian countries fear that China’s territorial ambitions could lead to war, according to the Pew Research Center, in a finding with implications for U.S. foreign policy in a region that increasingly looks to America for protection. A widespread worry that military conflict over territorial disputes may disrupt the region is among the findings of a public-opinion survey of 44 countries by the Washington-based Pew. Another global […]

9 Simple Things To Do When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Good Enough

We all need a motivational boost from time to time. While we would like to think of ourselves as machines, the truth is that we aren’t. We are animals. We are organisms. We have minds, and minds cannot possible run on high indefinitely. We require much more maintenance and finesse in handling ourselves and making sure that we get the work done that needs to get done. To top it […]

FDA warns against excessive aspirin use

The FDA is now reporting that aspirin use raises serious health risks like bleeding in the brain and internal bleeding of the stomach. The agency stated that aspirin may benefit those who have already had a stroke but said they did not support the drug’s use for preventing a heart attack or stroke. Germany-based Bayer AG had recently requested to label aspirin as “heart attack prevention.” The FDA denied the […]

Liberal immigrations norms make Canada new destination for techies

With US tech visas getting more difficult for Indians, Canada is the new destination. For Indian techie entrepreneurs and even venture capitalists, Canada is making it easier to make it their home. Canada’s immigration minister Chris Alexander told TOI in a conversation, “We are telling all brilliant young technology minds, ‘if you can get Canadian venture capital, or an angel investor to back you with funds or just with their […]

Earth — Population 29 billion: Contrary to popular belief that may be a good thing

The more that the global population increases, the better off that the people of the planet will be Up, up, up! The world’s population, a mere 2.5 billion in 1950, almost doubled by 1980 and today, at 7.3 billion, has almost tripled The good news doesn’t end there, though. Until recently, the population experts at the United Nations projected that the world’s population could peak at 8 billion as soon […]

The Best Business Book I’ve Ever Read-Bill Gates

Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn’t miss a beat: “It’s Business Adventures, by John Brooks,” he said. “I’ll send you my copy.” I was intrigued: I had never heard of Business Adventures or John Brooks. Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was […]

A Remote Control Contraceptive Chip Could Soon Change The Game For Birth Control

In Massachusetts, researchers have developed a contraceptive computer chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin and release a small dose of levonorgestrel every day for 16 years. The release can be stopped at any time using a wireless remote control. It works by storing tiny reservoirs of the levonorgestrel within the device, where a small electric charge melts a seal around the hormone and prompts the release of […]

Germany celebrate World Cup triumph over Argentina as Angela Merkel congratulates country's goal hero 'super' Mario Götze(some light moments only)

Mario Götze scores for Germany in extra time, taking his team to a fourth World Cup title Germany the first European side to win the trophy in South America, winning the World Cup for fourth time World Cup final between Germany and Argentina kicked off at 8pm at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Pre-match closing ceremony featured performances by Shakira and Carlos Santana Famous trophy was brought into […]