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Living Planet Index Report 2012 We are just past yet another Earth Day on April 22. We need to question if we are concerned at the deteriorating conditions of our environment that threatens the existence of man, animals and the vegetative cover. In this context the Living Planet Index is a vital indicator of the […]

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Scientific Research and Development # Muslims constitute around 23% of the world population and number around 1.7 billion. * Jews are merely 14 million. Thus for every single Jew, there are more than 100 Muslims. # Muslims have produced only two Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine. Both received their Nobel prize after moving […]

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Globally 30 to 50 per cent of total food produced around the world is wasted. It is estimated that 12.2 billion tons of the total food produced on the Planet Earth, i.e., 30 to 50 per cent, is wasted before reaching the human stomach. It is revealed in a report titled Global Food: Waste Not, […]

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Only 36% of Singaporeans report feeling positive or negative emotions on a daily basis, compared to 60% in the Philippines. By Kate Hodal Singapore, where residents work the longest hours in the world, was also found to be the least emotional country. Never mind its temperate 28C weather, low unemployment rate and high per-capita GDP […]

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Pursuit of profits is encouraging corporate hospitals to indulge in unethical practices. Often medical practitioners have their eyes on pockets and wallets rather than hands on pulse. Commercialisation of hospitals and medical profession is emerging as a big challenge on the health front in India. With no regulatory authority still in place, the mushrooming private and corporate hospitals around the country are making hay while sun shines. […]

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Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability, severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce […]

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Indians are living longer, thanks to the better nutritional standards and health awareness and access to health facilities. The current average national life expectancy is 65. With retirement age being 58 or 60, depending on the state where one resides, an average individual will have to live five to seven years as part of an […]

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Obsessive addiction with new media is turning many youth into ‘Cyborgs’ A new term ‘Cyborg’ has gained currency. It stands for those who are ‘continuously connected’ and seem to consider it normal. These people are the ones whose lives have merged seamlessly with their machines, be they computers, iPads, iPhones, mobiles, smartphones and what not. […]

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China China’s rise as an economic power and possibly a world power has taken the world by surprise. Chinese goods have penetrated markets  and malls all over the world. Some of its project such as train to Tibet, Three Gorges Dam, Olympic Stadium, giant hydro power projects and aircraft industry have widened the eyeballs everywhere. How a nation that had so jealously guarded its privacy for  centuries has managed […]

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