6% of GDP of all states should go towards education: Sisodia

New Delhi: Citing lack of funds in the education sector, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia urged the Centre Saturday to formulate a law which would require Centre and state governments in the country to allocate at least 6% of their respective gross domestic product (GDP) towards education. Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, made the suggestion during a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) convened by the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Saturday to discuss the draft National Education Policy (NEP) with state…

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Health tips: Why you should drink more water during summers

It is extremely important to drink water and keep yourself hydrated during summers. (Photo: Getty Images) During summers, our bodies try to cool down through the natural process of sweating, which in turn can cause dehydration. This makes it essential for us to drink more water, as less water content in the body can lead various ailments. Dr Ajay Agarwal, Director, Dept of Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Noida shares the factors that determine a person’s water intake, and also mentions the quantity of water a person should drink in a…

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Operators should emphasize lifestyle in marketing efforts: study

Operators can make their communities more appealing to prospective residents by focusing on lifestyle and avoiding phrases such as “age-restricted” and “active adult” in their marketing materials, because they make prospective residents feel old, according to new research from Tempe, AZ-based research firm Zion & Zion. The national survey, conducted online earlier this year with 3,254 people who were aged 50 to their mid-80s, centered on active adult 55+ communities, but Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion, one of the report’s authors, said operators of other senior living settings could…

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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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10 lesser-known North-Eastern dishes that momo lovers should never miss

1. 10 lesser known North-Eastern dishes The very moment we talk about North Eastern dishes the only name that comes to our mind is Momos. We often associate North Eastern food with momos, when actually there are a lot more dishes, we barely know about. North East is surprisingly home to some deliciously unique delicacies. There is a large variety of food that these 7 sisters have to offer. You can find simple seasonal stew, subtly flavored boiled food and bursting masalas, bringing a wide range of variation to the…

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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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10 reasons why spring onions should be included in all your recipes

1. Health benefits of spring onions! Spring onions are commonly known as scallion or green onion. They are loaded with essential nutrients like Vitamins A, C, B2 or thymine, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. They provide a unique taste and flavour to the dishes they are added in. Spring onions are an essential part of Chinese cooking and they come in various colours like white, red and yellow. The best part about this vegetable is that it is low in calories and can be cooked or eaten raw. Here is…

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9 common foods that you should stop consuming to save the planet

The best way to save the planet ‘Earth’ is to stop mistreating it the way we have been doing for ages. From carpooling to afforestation people are doing their bit to save it, but the scope for change is wider. Today, on this World Environment Day, we are going to tell you, how your daily diet is affecting the planet in the worst way. This list contains all the food items that are actually putting a serious constraint on the planet. Have a look. Banana Banana is grown in the…

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World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

On World No Tobacco Day, experts from different parts of the world suggest that e-cigarette is the most practical option for smokers as it is less harmful and can reduce the health burden of smoking significantly. RN Sharan, a senior professor in the department of biochemistry at the North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, who has been researching on cancer and its causes for many years now, says consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones. “Cancer is caused by carcinogenic…

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7 Amazing Hair Growth Foods You Should Be Eating Daily

Long, strong and shiny hair is almost everyone’s dream yet not everyone is able to fulfill it. Of course, it’s important to keep your scalp healthy, but it’s also critical to pay attention to your diet. You can have dry, frizzy, smooth or silky hair – all these are signs of your inside health. Each strand is made up of cells that contain a tough protein called keratin and they need to be constantly nourished with minerals and vitamins to make your hair long and strong. So, what is the…

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