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Nushaiba Iqbal (IndiaSpend) 20 May 2024
Suvarna Kamble (45), an accredited social health activist (ASHA) from Palghar, remembers a time when she brought a woman from Dhansar, a village in Palghar block of Palghar district, to a family planning clinic in Virar for a sterilisation procedure.   At 11 pm one night, the woman had called...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 May 2024
Nearly a third of participants who took Covaxin, the COVID-19 vaccine made by Bharat Biotech Ltd, reported adverse events of special interest (AESI), with women and those with allergies at higher risk, says a new study published on SpringerLink. The study conducted by Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti...

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Last month, after his deepfake video went viral on the internet, criticising prime minister Narendra Modi over unemployment and inflation, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh reacted by saying, ''Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn". He is not the lone victim of deepfakes – almost everybody from Sachin...

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Join the best chat app, a single app to chat on WhatsApp, SMS / RCS, Messenger and 10 other networks. You can see all your chats in just one inbox. And, you can find the chats you are looking for with multi-network search which makes it a breeze!   Beeper does store copies of your messages on...

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Pixel Search is an all-inclusive search tool for your Android device. With this tool, you can search through your phone’s contacts, files, shortcuts, apps and even get web-search suggestions. All of this is included in just one place which makes it super convenient to handle.   For example,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 May 2024
Soon after the European Medicines Agency issued a notice that AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine (now known as Vaxzevria) is no longer authorised for use, the pharmaceuticals company, citing a surplus of available updated vaccines that target new variants of coronavirus, has decided to withdraw the...

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Meera Emmanuel (Bar  and   Bench) 07 May 2024
The Supreme Court on Tuesday grilled the Central government on why it asked AYUSH authorities in states and union territories not to take any action against misleading advertisements under Rule 170 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 (Indian Medical Association & Anr v. Union of India and...

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Dr Gopal Krishna 03 May 2024
“For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself” with the government spying on its people, Winston struggles to conceal old feelings from Big Brother.   – p162, part 3, chapter 4, 1984, George Orwell, quoted at p.1 of the verdict in writ...

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The concept of the golden hour plays a very crucial and important role in our lives, be it for prompt medical and surgical treatment to prevent death after an accident or clicking magical photos during the golden hour shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The same golden hour concept also...

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Akshay Naik 03 May 2024
A new book, The Psychology of Memory, explores the fascinating science of memory, offering practical tips to improve recall. Authors Dr Megan Sumeracki and Dr Althea Need Kaminske, who are US –based psychologists, emphasise that losing everyday items such as keys is a common experience and that...

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Meera Emmanuel (Bar  and   Bench) 30 April 2024
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority (SLA) for its failure to take inaction against Patanjali Ayurved for years together.   A Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah said that the SLA appears to have chosen to act against Patanjali's...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 April 2024
While tendering an unconditional and unqualified apology before the Supreme Court, the Uttarakhand state licensing authority (SLA) says it has suspended the manufacturing licenscs of 14 products of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and Divya Pharmacy. It also filed a criminal complaint against Patanjali...

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Last week, a former colleague called to seek guidance on handling calls she had received on WhatsApp from a 'police inspector'. She says the 'police inspector' told her that they had arrested a few youngsters in a rape case and wanted to know the whereabouts of her daughter. She found it fishy...

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This is one app that can save you many hours daily! It forces you to take a deep breath whenever you open distracting apps and gain back control over your time.   It’s as simple as it is effective: You will reduce your social media usage just by becoming aware of it. ‘one sec’ is the focus...

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Most Bollywood films of yore had a scene where the villain would hold someone dear to the good guy to ransom to force the hero to do his bidding—like signing on a paper or agreement to transfer assets, etc. Fast forward to 2024 and you hardly find such scenes in films or television serials....

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Many a times, we have large photos which are difficult to send online due to their large size. Image Compressor Lite will be your helpful companion at such times!   This app allows you to easily compress and re-size images on your device. You can compress images to a particular size, or to a...

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Prachi Salve (IndiaSpend) 18 April 2024
Aditya Shinde (name changed) spent upwards of Rs 7 lakh on the health expenses of his grandmother, who was diagnosed with renal failure in late 2019 and died in April 2021.   “The medical costs have definitely gone up,” Shinde, who lost his father in 2013 to the same condition, says. “The...

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Akshay Naik 17 April 2024
There is a long-standing debate on consumption of eggs and heart health. But findings from a new study indicate that consuming a dozen fortified eggs on a weekly basis does not significantly affect cholesterol levels, compared to a diet with minimal egg intake (two or fewer eggs...

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While most Indians are busy with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Lok Sabha elections, this week turned out to be quite alarming for mobile users, in terms of newer threats and cyberattacks. Apple has issued a threat notification about mercenary spyware attacks on a very small number of...

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These days, all of us have multiple devices—maybe a phone and a tablet, a phone and a computer or even multiple phones. It is always a struggle to keep the devices in sync, especially for important files and folders.                                         Syncthing is a very simple...

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