Education

JEE rank not good? Relax, here’s how you can still get into a great institute

There is a reason the JEE is considered one of the toughest examinations in India, if not the world. The difficulty level of the papers in the exam is not the only reason though. The sheer competitiveness of the exam, owing to a massive number of applicants, is also a …

MOBILE

iPhone 8 May Have a Lot in Common With Google Glass: Report

Augmented reality is one of Apple’s big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world? A new report from UBS Securities analyst Steven Milunovich …

Health

How to jump-rope like a pro to lose the flab

Want to get into shape and lose the unwanted flab? Grab the jump rope. Skipping is being called the ultimate high-intensity exercise regimen. A full-body workout that starts with the wrists, it uses the legs, hands, shoulders and abs to leave you healthy and toned. Skipping also increases bone density …

Fashion & Trends

Rihanna’s Final Manolo Blahnik Collaboration Comes With A Weed Reference

In case you have been living under a rock for the past decade or so, Rihanna is very, very weed-friendly. So much so that she named her latest collaboration with Manolo Blahnik—wait for it—”So Stoned.” That’s our bad gal. Surprisingly, or perhaps not that surprising when you consider the other …

Education

NABARD Grade A assistant managers recruitment for 91 vacancies; See eligibility details here

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is inviting applications for the post of 91 Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) in various disciplines. Candidates who are eligible to apply can submit their applications on their official website, nabard.org before 10 July 2017. Important Dates: Submission of online application: …

Health

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

A shocker for most, a study suggested that what may suit our bodies better than sleeping once a day is sleeping twice a day. Two shorter slumbers may suit our body clocks better than one long eight-hour sleep. Many doctors and sleepresearchers are suggesting that sleeping twice a day could …

Health

Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury has been a critical component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. But a recent decision by European Union to phase out its usage among children and pregnant women has renewed the debate on its harmful effects. In India, Toxics Link, a non-government organisation working on chemical pollution, has written …

Health

Why lying is a sign of a powerful mind

Everybody lies. That’s a settled point and anyone who claims they don’t can be sent up the stage as `Exhibit A’. The question is, why do we lie? Donald Trump claiming his inauguration crowd was bigger than Barack Obama’s may be a case of inflating one’s image; Bill Clinton denying …

Health

Why resistance to antibiotics is fast becoming a big killer

Is antibiotic resistance a threat to surgical outcome? A retrospective study by AIIMSon 100 infants who underwent heart surgeries at the institute from June 2015 to June 2016 suggests so. Cardiac surgeons have found that 16 children developed hospital-acquired infection, which led to longer hospital stay and need for ICU …

News

Are half-baked anti-profiteering rules a nightmare in the making?

In the current format, the government’s anti-profiteering rules on the goods and services tax (GST) raise more questions than answers. While the intent is to curtail inflation post-GST implementation, the notification suffers from a lamentable lack of clarity on many aspects, increasing uncertainty for businesses. To begin with, the law …