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Indigenisation: India moots duties on key smartphone component: sources


April 2, 2018

India is the world’s second-biggest smartphone market. PHOTO: Reuters India is the world’s second-biggest smartphone market. PHOTO: Reuters MUMBAI / NEW DELHI: India is exploring new duties on the import of a key smartphone component, according to two government sources, the latest in a series of moves aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market. India’s Ministry …

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Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history


April 2, 2018

DUBAI (AFP) – Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich. Authorities estimate the newfound reserves at “many times” the volume of Bahrain s only other known oil field, the state-run BNA news agency said. BNA did not give details …

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Drug compound shows promise against rheumatoid arthritis


April 2, 2018

CHICAGO: Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have designed a new drug compound that dials down inflammation, suggesting possible future uses against autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, said a news release posted on the website of the university. The new inhibitor is more selective than other compounds designed to target the same inflammatory pathway. Rather …

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‘Prescribe drugs by generic rather than brand name’


April 2, 2018

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic, rather brand names, would give patients the choice to …

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Google employees organize to fight cyber bullying at work


April 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – About 100 Google U.S. employees concerned about cyber bullying inside the company have organized into a group proposing new policies for conduct at the unit of Alphabet Inc, five people involved in the effort said in recent interviews. Three current employees and two others helping to organize the group said it formed last fall. They said …

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How weight loss makes us hungrier


April 2, 2018

(Online) – A Norwegian study of individuals with severe obesity has found that although hormones that control both fullness and hunger increase after weight loss, it seems that hunger wins. Why do we feel more hungry after weight loss?, the researchers conclude, is that overweight individuals who lose weight may have to learn to live with feeling hungry. They suggest …

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Fiery ending: Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific


April 2, 2018

(AFP) – A defunct Chinese space lab broke apart as it hurtled through Earth’s atmosphere Monday and plunged towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said. The Tiangong-1 “mostly” burnt up above the vast ocean’s central region at 8:15 am (0015 GMT), China’s Manned Space Engineering Office said. There was no immediate confirmation of the final resting …

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Out of control’ Chinese space lab to meet fiery end within hours


April 2, 2018

BEIJING (AFP) – An abandoned Chinese space laboratory is set to meet a fiery end within hours as it re-enters Earth s atmosphere, hitting a speed of around 26,000 kilometres an hour before disintegrating. The European Space Agency forecast that China s defunct Tiangong-1 craft would come down during “a window of about four hours… centred on 01:07 UTC (GMT)” …

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Indian scientists lose contact with satellite


April 2, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India s national space agency has lost contact with a satellite days after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, authorities said Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost communication with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its third and final orbiting manoeuvre on Saturday. “Efforts are underway to establish the link …

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Measles outbreak claims lives of four children in Swat


April 2, 2018

SWAT: Four children lost their lives due to a measles outbreak in the Bahrain tehsil of Swat. According to Bahrain Nazim Habibullah, thirteen other affected children were shifted to Saidu Sharif Hospital in Swat. Habibullah added that the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) teams failed to carry out vaccination in the area, which resulted in the outbreak. Measles is a …

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