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Depression in mothers can hurt child’s IQ, even in their teenage

Depression in mothers is common post child birth; it is often called baby blues.pc:ht

Many mothers – whether they are new to motherhood or are bringing up children of different ages — go through phases of blues. Maternal depression is common post child birth; it is often called baby blues. Feelings of helplessness, fatigue, poor sleep, all combined with the new responsibilities of motherhood can often be overwhelming to a new mother. 1 in 9 women experience depression before, during or after pregnancy.

Now,according to a study — published in the journal Child Development — when a mother’s depression goes untreated, it can negatively impact a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16. The findings suggest that Continue reading

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Delhi man pretends to be doctor in AIIMS for 5 months, police surprised by his knowledge of medicines

Adnan Khurram was arrested for impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for five months.pc:ht

Delhi Police have arrested a 19-year-old medical aspirant who was impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for the past five months. The accused, Adnan Khurram, used his fake identity to make friends across departments and among medical students. He even participated in events meant for doctors – from strikes to marathon, said the AIIMS resident doctors’ association. When police arrested him on Saturday, they were surprised by his ‘knowledge’ of medicines, the names of doctors and department heads at AIIMS.

The accused also had accessed a diary issued to the doctors.

Police said it is still not clear why Khurram posed as a doctor as he has been frequently changing his statements. One of the reasons he had given for his crime was Continue reading

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Panasonic launches its AI-based Arbo Hub in India

Panasonic Arbo is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.pc:ht

Panasonic India on Friday unveiled the AI-powered “Arbo Hub” platform that gives users access to multiple apps and services.

The company also announced it will launch its upcoming P85 NXT and Eluga Ray 710 devices with Arbo Hub built-in.

Arbo Hub adapts to the users’ specific needs and provides services on one single platform, de-cluttering multiple apps on smartphones, the company said in a statement. Continue reading

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Infosys rewards investors by giving record 870% dividend for 2017-18

Global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday rewarded its investors with a record 870% aggregate dividend or Rs 43.50 per share of Rs 5 face value for fiscal 2017-18.

In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the city-based IT firm said its board had agreed to pay out a total dividend of Rs 33.50 per share (670%), including Rs 20.50 (410%) final dividend and Rs 13 (260%) interim dividend and a special dividend of Rs 10 per share (200%).

Dividend pay-out includes Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT).

The company’s investors or shareholders are promoters, including their families, foreign and Continue reading

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Parmish Verma, Punjabi singer, was shot at by unidentified assailants in Mohali

Parmish Verma, a popular Punjabi singer, was shot at by unidentified assailants in Mohali on Saturday.

Known for his hit song ‘Gaal Nahin Kadhnai’, Verma was admitted to a private hospital where he was given medical treatment. Police say he is out of danger, but has injured his knee.

“Some unidentified persons fired shots at Verma last night at Sector Continue reading

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Mandatory induction programme for new engineering students from this year

Students will be asked to choose one skill related to visual or performing arts and they will also hold discussions on universal values.pc:ht

New students in more than 3,000 engineering colleges under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will undergo a compulsory induction programme from this academic year to familiarise them to the new environment and encourage them to look beyond classrooms.

The chairperson of the technical education regulator, Anil Sahasrabudhe, said the first three weeks would be earmarked for the induction programme, which will expose the students to physical activity, arts and social issues as well.

“The programme will also be used to rectify some critical lacunas, for example, holding special English classes for those students who have a deficiency in it,” a senior AICTE official said.

“Also, students from the disadvantaged sections of the society and Continue reading

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To visit America’s richest zip code, you’ll first need a boat

Ferry boats from Fisher Island are seen navigating Government Cut near Downtown Miami, which can be seen in the background.pc:ht

The richest zip code in America is just as exclusive and elite as the people who live there. Fisher Island, located just off the coast of Miami, is accessible only by ferry or water taxi and is a haven for the world’s richest.

The 216-acre island has diverse residents, representing over 50 nationalities and professions ranging from professional athletes and supermodels to executives and lawyers.

The average income in Fisher Island, zip code 33109, was $2.5 million in Continue reading

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WhatsApp looking to hire for India operations

WhatsApp is scouting for India head.pc:ht

Messaging app WhatsApp is scouting for a full-time hire to lead its operations in India, its largest market globally.

The individual will lead the company’s operations in India, “including products for people and businesses along with our interest in peer to peer payments,” a job advertisement on WhatsApp’s website.

WhatsApp has over one billion users globally. India is the largest market for the company with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017.

“This is a senior leadership position that requires product Continue reading

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Hackers delete most watched YouTube video Despacito, restore it

Despacito is the most watched video on YouTube.pc:ht

YouTube’s Vevo account which shows official music videos, live interviews and more has reportedly been hacked. Vevo accounts of popular singers have been hacked and the most watched music video on YouTube, ‘Despacito’ was deleted. The video was unavailable on YouTube for over an hour but is back again.

This was first shared on The Hacker News which now has a thread with the latest updates on the YouTube hack. The original link of the music video on YouTube read, “This video has been removed by the user”. Also if you searched for “Despacito” on YouTube, the official music video doesn’t appear.

We have reached out to Continue reading

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Delhi drivers with no accidents for 1 year claim huge reward

India: Why Did No One Tell Modern Car Owners This New Policy?

Two shocking reports show that insured drivers have significantly overpaid. This is the trick your motor insurer does not want you to know.

According to two comparison services, you could save up to 60% or 70% by finding the right insurer. Thousands have trusted this simple process to get extreme insurance discounts.

We’ve found several discounts that may very well help you find a winning insurance company. There are a few insurers that will give a discount for no recent traffic tickets for rash driving. Secondly, having no car accidents in the last one to five years shows to an insurer that you’re skilled at avoiding accidents and your care while driving. The third savings is if you’re over 25 years old because Continue reading

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