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India has third highest number HIV-infected people globally

About 2.1 million Indian people are infected with the HIV disease, the third highest number in the world, according to a UN report released on Thursday. The report by the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS said that around 19 million out of the 35 million people infected with HIV across the world are unaware of their HIV+ status. The report said that the plan to end the AIDS epidemic by […]

15 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

 We can begin doing right now that will make our lives more joyous and peace filled. Start Spending Time With The “Right” People – Spend time with people you enjoy -who bring you up instead of push you down. Sure there are always lessons we can learn from others but you don’t need to continue hanging around with and associating with people who you know bring in an offsetting vibe. Learn […]

Exorcise The Ghosts Of ’62

Keeping the lid on the Brooks report will only harm the Indian Army’s credibility Following the humiliating defeat in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, the Army HQ set up an operational review to inquire into the reverses at the corps HQ and below. This task was given to Lt Gen Henderson Brooks, assisted by Brig PS Bhagat, in December 1962. Sources say the inquiry also reviewed the events leading to the […]

Early risers 'less moral at night'

“Morning people”, who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers say. Psychologists found that early-rising “larks” and late-night “owls” had different levels of honesty depending on the time of day. The study found a link between ethical choices and such internal clocks. Sunita Sah, research fellow at Harvard University in the US, said this had “implications for […]

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 […]