Doctors’ strike reflects inadequacies in India’s health infrastructure

NEW DELHI: Increasing incidents of violence against doctors is emerging as one of the major factors hindering efficient delivery of medical services at a time when India’s healthcare system is undergoing a transition. The health infrastructure remains inadequate in a country of more than 1.2 billion people and the number of doctors is woefully adequate. However, expectations from medical facilities have risen. The nationwide strike by doctors, which has been triggered by a brutal assault on a resident doctor in West Bengal, Paribaha Mukherjee, last week indicates a widespread problem that…

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Microsoft partners with 10 educational institutes in India to launch AI digital labs

New Delhi: US technology giant, Microsofthas partnered with 10 higher educational institutes in the country to launch artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs. As part of this partnership, these institutes would emerge as learning centres of emerging technologies and solutions. Some of these institutes include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, ISB, KL University, among others. This is a three-year programme that the company would be running at these institutes with an intention to collaborate with more such institutes in the country. “We are in talks with leading institutes and…

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PepsiCo to build food plant in UP at $70 million

NEW DELHI: PepsiCo India will invest $70 million to build a food manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, the company said on Friday. PepsiCo, the makers of Lay’s chips and Kurkure snacks, said it is part of its efforts to expand capacity in India’s growing packaged foods market. The local arm of the American company also said that it is true to its commitment to invest $2.1 billion in India by 2022, which is part of the $5.5 billion it had promised in November 2013. The announcement comes a day after Prime…

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Wings Lifestyle launches Wings touch in India for Rs 3,999

Wings Lifestyle has launched it’s first touch-enabled truly wireless earbuds in India called Wings Touch. The company has launched the Wings touch for Rs 3,999 in India. It uses intuitive touch controls to adjust volume, answer calls, change songs and use Siri and Google using touch. This helps in completing all actions without holding the smartphone. Each earbud offers 5 to 6 hours of play music on a single charge considerably more than the 2 to 3 hours of playability of most wireless earbuds. The charging case provides 5 full…

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Protect your hair from damage in the summer heat with these 5 easy tips

The UV rays can damage the cuticle of the hair, and also make the scalp dry and rough that can cause hair fall, hair breakage and split ends. Protect your hair from damage in the summer heat with these 5 easy tips  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The summers, especially in a tropical country like India, are really hot and stepping out in the sun could mean damage to your health. Not only are you at a very high risk of getting heat strokes and cold and flu, your skin…

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Tech-Driven Higher Education in India: Are We Addressing Ethical Issues?

Last two decades have witnessed significant increase in adoption and integration of technology in all levels of education, including higher education. In context of higher education, the technology interface can be viewed from the three perspectives: first, the use of technology in support processes with aim to enhance user experiences and process efficiency; second, use of technology in core processes like instruction-delivery, examination and assessment, etc; and finally, the virtual learning systems with technology as a driver of all core and support processes. While the use of technology to complement…

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This gadget can chill your beer from room temperature to ice-cold in a minute

When going out on camping trips, an irritating part about carrying beers is that even though they are kept in thermoses, they tend to still get a bit warm. BlueQuench is aiming to solve this issue by launching Qooler on Indiegogo and this brand means business. The Qooler is for those who want nothing but ice-cold beers in the shortest possible time and we can’t wait for it to launch fast enough. So, how does BlueQuench’s Qooler manage to chill a can of beer in just 60 seconds? The magic…

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Audi Q7 and Audi A4 Lifestyle Editions launched in India

erman luxury car manufacturer Audi today launched the Lifestyle Editions of Audi Q7 and Audi A4 in India. While Audi Q7 Lifestyle Edition is priced at Rs 75.82 lakh (ex-showroom), Audi A4 Lifestyle Edition will cost Rs 43.09 lakh (ex-showroom). Audi A4 Lifestyle Edition also gets a rear seat entertainment system. Audi Q7 Lifestyle Edition gets new features like Audi cool box, rear seat entertainment system, Espresso Mobil and entry LED lights. It also gets side running boards. On the other hand, Audi A4 Lifestyle Edition comes with new smoked…

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Health tips: This particular type of beans can keep Type 2 diabetes in check

Along with black beans, other beans like pinto beans, adzuki beans and kidney beans help in regulating cholesterol and keeping weight in check. (Source: File Photo) Type 2 diabetes leads to a person’s blood sugar level becoming too high. And if untreated, it can result in long-term health problems. The condition entails symptoms like blurred vision, and a feeling of exhaustion all the time. They get further complicated in the long run. Notwithstanding how grave it sounds, it can be prevented and according to a report in Express, following a…

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How CLT India is changing the face of education in semi-urban and rural areas with e-Patashale

Technology has transformed our lives in many ways. It is also responsible for taking education from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual classrooms. Today, internet has opened doors of opportunity for students with better reach as well as covering an ever-widening range of subjects. But one might assume that schools need to splurge a lot of money to afford eLearning solutions. And busting this myth is CLT India, which is based in Bengaluru. CLT, which stands for Children’s Lovecastles Trust, aims to use low-cost technology to serve the underserved students across India. Bhagya…

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