Are free apps compromising our privacy?

Published on Mar 24 2015 // Uncategorized
Be careful before you push the ‘accept’ button next time while downloading a free app that asks for permission to share your personal information with a third party. A new study reports a number of smartphone users finding the frequency of information sharing by these apps as “scary”...

Petrol pumps to observe 15-minute blackout on Saturday

Published on Mar 21 2015 // Uncategorized
Petrol pumps across the country will observe a “blackout” for 15 minutes on Saturday to push for their five-point charter of demands including compensation to dealers for financial losses due to frequent unplanned price fluctuations by oil marketing companies. In a media statement, All India...

Singapore’s chain Harry’s opens with in Andheri

Published on Mar 20 2015 // Uncategorized
Adding elan to the lively Andheri suburbs, the third Mumbai outlet of Singapore’s favourite chain, Harry’s Bar & cafe opened in the city on Thursday. The opening night of the watering hole had a rocking start with filmmaker Sanjay Gupta playing host and welcoming the well-heeled socialites,...

Send money via Facebook Messenger soon

Published on Mar 19 2015 // Uncategorized
Social networking site Facebook is soon going to add a new feature in its Messenger app that will help people send money directly to friends or members of the family. The new payment feature will initially be made available for users in the US, the firm announced in a blog post. To avail this feature,...

Scientists working on new way to regenerate damaged heart

Published on Mar 19 2015 // Uncategorized
In a development that could pave the way for heart tissue regeneration, US and Chinese scientists claim to have successfully used a tiny molecule that fine-tunes gene expression to stimulate the mouse heart to grow new cells. Unlike other organs, the adult human heart lacks the ability to form new cells...

State agencies take charge of Kerala nurses’ recruitment

Published on Mar 19 2015 // Uncategorized
n a relief to Kerala nurses who seek employment in the Middle East, two state-owned agencies have been awarded full rights over their recruitment, which was earlier handled by private firms. The new directive from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs came late Wednesday. It said that from April 30...

Class 11 student arrested for making anti-Azam Khan Facebook post

Published on Mar 18 2015 // Uncategorized
The police has arrested a Class 11 student and sent him to jail for allegedly posting a comment critical to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Facebook. The student of a Bareilly school was booked by the Rampur police under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and for breach of peace. “The...

Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals’ future uncertain

Published on Mar 18 2015 // Uncategorized
A first-ever effort to gauge the ecological status of marine mammals living in the Arctic has been revealed. For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems. The University of Washington study, assessing...

Vitamin D may help treat age-related diseases

Published on Mar 18 2015 // Uncategorized
The sunshine vitamin can be of great help for people during their sunset years as it may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with ageing, says a study. The researchers reviewed evidence that suggests an association between Vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases...

Jet Airways to launch dedicated freighter operations

Published on Mar 17 2015 // Uncategorized
International airline Jet Airways will launch freighter operations (subject to regulatory approvals) as it will become the first private Indian passenger airline to offer all-cargo services. The freighter services will be operated using an A330-200F aircraft wet-leased from strategic-partner Etihad Airways...

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