New education policy will be India-centric: HRD minister

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said over two lakh suggestions have been received and they are being considered with utmost care. The new National Education Policy (NEP) will be the cornerstone for building a “new India”, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Wednesday. He said suggestions are being taken from various stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, NGOs and scientists, before finalising the policy.   The NEP covers elementary to college education and the first was promulgated in 1968 by the government of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi and the second by…

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The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft

Results showed that the group with implants saw 33 per cent more bone growth at the three-week mark and 50 per cent more bone growth at the 12-week mark, compared to the controls. Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Washington DC: In a new finding, researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foam-like substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone. It’s made by treating…

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All the hottest tech you want to be seen with in 2019

There is tech: functional, boasting of specs that run for pages on end and savvy enough for Bruce Wayne’s basement. And then there are gadgets that tick all of these boxes and are designed well enough to be conversation starters – the kind that Shuri would approve of. Here, GQ’s favourite stuff (in no particular order) to optimize your life and keep you looking sharp. Google Home A smart speaker the size of a humidifier, the Home packs surprisingly good sound, the omniscience of Google and an AI assistant that sounds…

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Why Your Workplace Should Be Prioritizing Your Health

There’s no doubt that a focus on wellness is gaining popularity in businesses around the country. Two-thirds of HR managers say their companies’ health and wellness offerings have increased over the past five years, but 20% say they’ve decreased, according to staffing firm Robert Half. There’s still a long way to go. One of the biggest is in the snack foods today’s businesses are providing to workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly one-in-four workers consumes about 1,300 calories from snacks at work, which tend to be high in unhealthy…

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If Food Is Medicine, Then Sun Basket Wants To Be The Prescription

Getty Adam Zbar founded Sun Basket because he hated losing weight. Zbar had always been athletic. He surfed, he skied, he ran marathons. But while running his last startup, he gained fifty pounds. Then he turned forty. All his vital signs were discouraging. So his doctor gave him an ultimatum: Change your diet or suffer the consequences. Zbar did so, but he, “had no tools, so I built my own. I started eating radically healthy…I’m left-handed, and I started eating with my right…The challenge was that it was healthy, but…

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Fact Check: Foods Rich In Carbs Can Be Healthy Too, Here’s A List

If you think that eating foods rich in carbohydrates will make you gain weight, then you must think again. Many people now a days believe that eating carb-rich foods makes you put on kilos. For years, ‘carbohydrates’  have been unfairly blamed for all that excessive weight gain amongst young and old. The truth is that eating carbs is not bad at all; in fact they facilitate weight loss and may help you manage many lifestyle diseases. Surprised? Don’t  be, simply put, carbs act as a fuel for our body and…

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5 healthy snacks you should be eating instead of having French fries

After a hard day at work, when you get back home and are hungry, the first thing most of us end up eating are chips or French fries or packaged noodles. Basically something that can be made easily is readily available and is tasty at the same time. Though they may make us feel good at the time, in the long run they add inches to your belly and are generally bad for you. This is why it is important to have certain other substitutes ready at home which you can fall back…

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Hosting A Party? This Grilled Macaroni Cheese Sandwich Will Be Your Party-Starter

  Picture this – it’s party time and you’re the host. A bunch of people are coming to your place (including kids) to savour on some lip-smacking delicacies prepared by you. If the mere thought of this is making you feel all nervous, fret not, as we’ve got you covered. One delicacy that can turn out to be a perfect party-starter is grilled macaroni cheese sandwich. Easy-to-make and delicious at the same time, grilled macaroni cheese sandwich is sure to impress your guests with its tantalising flavours. With cheese oozing…

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11 dishes that you never knew can also be made in a slow cooker

1. The taste of slow cooking While slow cooking is avoided because of the lengthy time duration involved, there are professionals who recommend this cooking method over others for all good reasons. Chef Kunal Arolkar who runs a bakery shop says, “Slow cooking not only enriches the taste of the dish but also adds on to the colour because of the mild flame.” There are many conventional dishes that if cooked in a slow method can actually taste divine. Here’s a list of 11 dishes that are totally worth a…

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