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Sunglasses with distance sensors to touchless doorbell: Delhi-NCR students turn innovators to fight Covid-19
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Sunglasses with distance sensors to touchless doorbell: Delhi-NCR students turn innovators to fight Covid-19

It is not just scientists and leading technical institutions in the country who are aiding the fight against COVID-19 but also several school students who have come up with innovations such as sunglasses with distance sensors, portable ventilators and touchless doorbells. Sarthak Jain, a class 11 student of Modern Public School in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, has developed Arduino -- an automated touchless doorbell with ultrasonic sensors to ensure the visitor does not have to touch the bell and minimise chance of corona virus spread.“As doorbell is a medium of transferring virus it is used maximum times in our daily routine and hence the chances of spreading the virus increases,” he said.“So, using Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform, I have developed a d...
Binge drinking can lead to drunkorexia in young women
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Binge drinking can lead to drunkorexia in young women

Whether it is Mojito or a simple glass of fizz, if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk because binge drinking can contribute to drunkorexia, say researchers in a study that involved young women.Drunkorexia is a damaging and dangerous behaviour where disordered patterns of eating are used to offset negative effects of consuming excess alcohol, such as gaining weight.After examining the drinking patterns of 479 female Australian university students aged 18-24 years, researchers found that a staggering 82.7 per cent of students surveyed had engaged in drunkorexic behaviours over the past three months.And, more than 28 per cent were regularly and purposely skipping meals, consuming low-calorie or sugar-fre...
HT Exclusive: Nudged by Ajit Doval, Myanmar army hands over 22 northeast insurgents
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HT Exclusive: Nudged by Ajit Doval, Myanmar army hands over 22 northeast insurgents

The Myanmar military handed over a group of 22 northeast insurgents to the Indian government on Friday afternoon. The insurgents, wanted in Manipur and Assam, have been brought back by a special plane, people familiar with the development told Hindustan Times.“This is a huge step for the Myanmar government and a reflection of the deepening ties between the two countries,” a top government official said soon after an aircraft with a planeload of insurgents took off from Myanmar.The plane first made a stopover in Manipur capital Imphal, before heading to Assam’s Guwahati. The insurgents have been handed over to the local police in the two states.Also Read: Packed in Myanmar’s decision to deport 22 insurgents, a sharp message to others“This is the first time that the Myanmar ...
Lockdown 4 in India: States want more relaxations in lockdown 4.0; Centre mulls easing of some strict curbs | India News – Times of India
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Lockdown 4 in India: States want more relaxations in lockdown 4.0; Centre mulls easing of some strict curbs | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI/PATNA: State governments want more relaxations in lockdown restrictions for scaling up economic activities in non-containment coronavirus zones, as the Centre mulls easing some strict curbs in the fourth phase of the shutdown from Monday. Some governments are also in favour of extending the lockdown till the end of this month. The 54-day lockdown in three phases to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic is due to end on May 17. The Mizoram government on Friday announced it was extending the lockdown till May 31 while the Bihar government urged the Centre to continue the unprecedented measure till the month-end besides keeping rail and air traffic, other than the ‘Shramik Special' trains for migrant labourers and evacuation flights, suspended during the period. "No state wants comple...
Love in the times of Covid-19: Online romance scams on the rise as dating apps proliferate
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Love in the times of Covid-19: Online romance scams on the rise as dating apps proliferate

As millions of people get hooked to online dating platforms, their proliferation has led to online romance scams becoming a modern form of fraud that have spread in several societies along with the development of social media like Facebook Dating, warn researchers.For example, extra-marital dating app Gleeden has crossed 10 lakh users in India in COVID-19 times while dating apps like Tinder and Bumble have gained immense popularity.According to researchers from University of Siena and Scotte University Hospital led by Dr Andrea Pozza, via a fictitious Internet profile, the scammer develops a romantic relationship with the victim for 6-8 months, building a deep emotional bond to extort economic resources in a manipulative dynamic. “There are two notable features: on the one...
Why you shouldn’t wrap your leftovers in a foil
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Why you shouldn’t wrap your leftovers in a foil

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2020 2:27:12 pm Skip aluminium foil for wrapping food; here’s why. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock) Our earliest memories of taking tiffin to schools and then to the workplace always have one constant – the aluminium foil. It’s advertised as keeping food fresh and preventing it from spoiling, but what we don’t know is whether wrapping in aluminium foil is safe for one’s health. Turns out, it is not, and experts say this is a surefire way to expose yourself to harmful health hazards. Foil was introduced in kitchens to be used for baking purposes, and was never intended to become...
A page of American history
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A page of American history

I am not like the usual visitor to foreign countries. I am not crazy about seeing all the touristy spots, like museums, zoos, architectural wonders, statues, caves, and historical monuments, armed with a camera, clicking away frantically so that everything new has been chronicled. But when my daughter Christina suggested during my many visits to the USA that I must break my rule and visit Winterthur in Delaware, the estate that belonged to the late Henry Francis du Pont, I decided to take her advice. The Cottage Tea Room had an old world charm and a menu that offered a variety of teas and towers of savoury and sweet snacksWinterthur (pronounced winter-tour) is a sprawling nearly 1,000-acre estate with a 60-acre garden (which is listed amongst the USA’s greatest gardens), w...
Moody, unpredictable: Dogs go through puberty just like teenage humans
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Moody, unpredictable: Dogs go through puberty just like teenage humans

A typical teenage behaviour doesn’t just occur in young humans, it happens in dogs too, say researchers, adding that adolescent dogs can have changes in their mood just like teenagers can be moody or unpredictable.The study, published in the Biology Letters, found that dogs were more likely to ignore commands given by their caregiver and were harder to train at the age of eight months when they are going through puberty. This behaviour was more pronounced in dogs which had an insecure attachment to their owner.“This is a very important time in a dog’s life. This is when dogs are often re-homed because they are no longer a cute little puppy and suddenly, their owners find they are more challenging and they can no longer control them or train them,” said study researcher Luc...
Post-Covid cinema going
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Post-Covid cinema going

In this time of isolation, we miss the smiles of helpful strangers on the street, the noises of bustling offices and busy marketplaces, the smell of butter popcorn permeating through a quiet auditorium. Cinemas, restaurants, and malls have been closed for four to six weeks. Rightfully so, as health, safety and trepidations of attracting Covid-19 transcend any benefits of social gatherings. Despite the rise of streaming services and online content, the pandemic worries cinema owners, filmmakers and avid cinemagoers like never before. Growing fears of social spaces and delays in release dates of movies (Sooryavanshi, 83), make us wonder how the cinemagoing experience will change, or if the comfort of sitting in a closed room with many people will ever return.Historically, mo...
Give list of hospitals catering to pregnant women: Bombay HC to BMC
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Give list of hospitals catering to pregnant women: Bombay HC to BMC

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: May 16, 2020 1:16:38 pm The petitioner urged the court to direct authorities to adopt appropriate measures for pregnant women amid the lockdown. The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file an affidavit enumerating the list of clinics and maternity homes offering services to expecting women across the city and also provide an account of the number of deliveries conducted by the medical institutions during the lockdown period. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A A Sayed pas...
UP: Death toll rises to 23 in Auraiya’s mishap
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UP: Death toll rises to 23 in Auraiya’s mishap

At least 23 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya. The incident took place at around 3:30 am. The injured have been shifted to a hospital. Most of them are from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Police Source link
‘Working With India On Developing Covid-19 Vaccine,’  Trump Reveals; Lauds Indian Scientists & Researchers
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‘Working With India On Developing Covid-19 Vaccine,’ Trump Reveals; Lauds Indian Scientists & Researchers

US President Donald Trump has revealed that the US and India are working together to develop a vaccine for Coronavirus. The team is aiming to have a cure by the end of 2020. By : PTI | 16 May 2020 07:42 AM (IST) Washington: The United States is working with India on developing a vaccine for Covid-19, President Donald Trump said on Friday and recognised Indian-Americans as “great” scientists and researchers, who are contributing to the development of coronavirus vaccine.Addressing media, Trump said he is hopeful a Covid-19 vaccine would be available by the end of the year, and announced to appoint a former head of vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline to spearhead the effort as researchers around t...
Personal Agenda with Kuldeep Yadav: “The best compliment I got from a fan: You bowl just like Shane Warne!”
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Personal Agenda with Kuldeep Yadav: “The best compliment I got from a fan: You bowl just like Shane Warne!”

Date of birth: December 14Sunsign: Sagittarius Place of birth : KanpurSchool/college: Karam Devi Memorial Academy/Christ Church College, Kanpur First break: When I got selected for India Under-19 in 2012High point of your life:The four wickets I took on my test debut Low point of your life: When I was struggling to get a chance in Ranji Trophy in 2015Describe yourself in a hashtag.#WizardIf you weren’t a cricketer, what would you have been?Most probably a pilot.Which sportsperson have you looked up to?Sachin Tendulkar.Name your favourite cricket ground.Eden Gardens, for sure.What’s the best compliment a fan gave you?A fan came to me once and said you bowl just like Shane Warne. And how did you react?It filled my heart with happiness. I will never forget this compliment!And...
HT Brunch Cover Story Summer Fitness Special: The fabulously fit Katrina Kaif
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HT Brunch Cover Story Summer Fitness Special: The fabulously fit Katrina Kaif

“Since we are all practising #Social-Distancing @yasmin-karachiwala and I worked out at our homes and put the workouts together for you to do at yours. Stay home stay safe,” reads an Instagram post put out by actor Katrina Kaif with step-by-step warm-up and workout listed out. In the movie Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif’s dance moves as well as her abs were the most talked about. Styling by Ami Patel ( Abheet Gidwani ) Then, in another video post, on Day 21 of quarantine, the actor calls sweeping a “seriously good exercise”.Rewind to 2016, when Katrina made an appearance alongside Siddharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho two things had struck her fans: One, her dance moves in the song Kala Chashma. And two: Her body. Katrina had abs even Shah R...
UP: 21 labourers dead after 2 trucks collide in Auraiya
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UP: 21 labourers dead after 2 trucks collide in Auraiya

Updated : 16 May 2020 07:30 AM (IST) Twenty one labourers have died and several are reported injured after the truck they were travelling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya. The injured have been shifted to hospital. They were coming from Rajasthan. The incident took place at around 3:30 am. Around 15-20 have suffered injuries. Most of them are from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal Source link
The Shashi Tharoor Book Review: A chef with a camera
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The Shashi Tharoor Book Review: A chef with a camera

I have known Suvir Saran for a quarter of a century now, as a brilliantly talented chef, a thoughtful and humane individual and a valued friend. What I did not know in all this time is that he also has a way with a camera.The 75 photos in Instamatic, Suvir’s book, and the thoughts that accompany them are his work after a recent stroke laid him low. The pictures were all taken with an iPhone. That is no disqualification: our smartphones now come with cameras of a quality higher than many of us used to obtain from the more expensive apparatuses of an earlier era. Eye for and IThe volume resulting from these iPhone snapshots of Suvir’s – some blurred as befits pictures taken from a moving car, some slightly out of focus to remind the reader that they reflect the author’s post...
UP Metro Recruitment Results for technical, non- technical posts declared
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UP Metro Recruitment Results for technical, non- technical posts declared

          Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Lucknow has declared the results of the recruitment exams for various technical, non- technical posts. Candidates who had appeared for the examination conducted for filling 183 vacancies can check their results online www.lmcrl.com. The online computer based test was conducted between January 20 and 22. Candidates who have passed the written exam will have to pass a fitness test in executive (technical) medical category as mentioned in the official advertisement .The list of eligible candidates will be released in due course of time for the biometric, document verification and medical examination. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of UPMCRL for regular updates.Here’s the direct link to c...
Unethical, unreasonable to ignore Ayurveda for Covid treatment & prevention, say researchers
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Unethical, unreasonable to ignore Ayurveda for Covid treatment & prevention, say researchers

Representational image for Ayurveda | Photo: piqsels.com Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: A group of researchers associated with Ministry of AYUSH, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have questioned the usage of only “modern medicines” and the “neglect of Ayurveda” for treatment and prevention of Covid-19. The researchers, in an article published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, have called the neglect of Ayurveda an “ethical issue”. “The decision not to include evidence from the Indian AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) systems in the search for solutions and management of Covid-19 seems unreasonable and unfair,” the researchers w...
Timeless, versatile textiles is the way forward
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Timeless, versatile textiles is the way forward

Due to the pandemic, the current fashion conversation is focused on sustainability and zero wastage, and textile designer Tanira Sethi Dang is leading the way by encouraging buyers to switch from the traditional linear model — shop, wear and dispose — to a more sustainable one, by designing timeless pieces which will stand the test of times. She is working on offering drapes which will be passed down generations and would become family heirlooms. These saris or unstitched fabrics are “versatile” pieces of art, which “can be draped in myriad ways”. “You can team it with leather tights or blouses, wear it like a toga or kaftan and belt it up,” says Tanira about her collection, “I am working on new artworks that can be used for saris, or as textile art that can be framed and ...