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Lab notes: Cells have a positioning system that helps maintain health and hold clues to disease 18.12.2017 Scroll.in
Proteins maintain their locations within cells and in the absence of such localisation, protein function is compromised.
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PEs, NBFCs move to take more control of real estate projects 18.12.2017 homepage
Private equity firms and NBFCs are taking more control in real estate projects, tightening underwriting norms and taking stock of the overall financial health of the developer in transactions
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Chikungunya cases on the rise in state 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The dangerous dengue may have disappeared post-rain, but another viral fever had taken its place in the state, and is spreading rapidly. The outbreak of Chikungunya is so alarming that the state has recorded nearly half of the total cases of the infection in the country. With the ceasing of rain and the sudden plunge in temperatures, Chikungunya has infected 30,600 people in the state in December, while the numbers were 20,000 the previous month. The virus has affected 60,200 people across the country. "Weve been seeing four to five cases a day. They come with severe forms of arthritis," said Dr Pankaj Singhai, senior consultant, internal medicine, Manipal Hospital, adding that there are also patients with muscle inflammation. Dr Singhai said an increase in Chikungunya cases post-rain has become a trend each year. He said rampant garbage dumping in the city provides the ideal breeding ground for the virus. "Vector-borne diseases have subsided in the state," said Dr Prakash Kumar, deputy director, ...
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No insurance payouts for selfie deaths 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Think long and hard before you take that perfect selfie on an adventure trip. Most insurance companies are not going to entertain your accident claims. General insurance companies that offer accidental death benefits, including health insurance, are concerned about the "selfie-crazed youth" who go to any extent to take photos. Youth posing in front of an exotic waterfall during a trek or an uphill cliffhanger are unaware of the impending danger: they can get seriously injured, maimed or worse still, die. And to top that, insurance companies will not compensate them or their families. Rajiv Kumar, MD & CEO, Universal Sompo General Insurance, said insurance policies usually did not cover accidental injuries or deaths sustained by the insured while posing for selfies as a result of gross negligence or reckless act. The company hasnt yet reported any claims over selfie deaths, he added. A spokesperson for another insurer said most companies did not pay for deaths occurring during adventure ...
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Nearly 2,000 new TB cases detected 17.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Third phase of active case finding campaign ends today
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A sash of safety 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With the increasing number of vehicles in the city, accidents are a common sight these days. The reasons for this vary from rash driving to neglecting ones safety. And Bengaluru Traffic Police is making all effort to rectify this situation - from enforcing the use of helmets for both the biker and the pillion rider to encouraging people to not use mobile phones while driving. However, another common scenario in Bengaluru is the unwillingness to wear seatbelts. Seatbelts for the longest time have been known as live savers. In fact, a report by the World Health Organisation says, wearing it reduces the risk of a fatality for the front seat passengers by 40-50 percent and 25-75 percent in case of rear-seat passengers. But, looks like people choose comfort over safety. Though Rajath Paul, an engineering student, feels that wearing a seatbelt is of utmost importance, he also questions its role in metropolitan cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai where there is slow-moving traffic. He explains, "It is ...
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Bitcoin gaining ground in city despite RBI warnings 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bitcoin, the shadowy cryptocurrency whose exchanges were surveyed by income tax authorities earlier this week, has arrived in the city as an investment option. Not many know it is fraught with risk. Only tech-savvy businessmen knew about the virtual currency till recently, but now, housewives, realtors, doctors and even government employees are being lured into investing in it. About 2,500 new users are added every day in Bengaluru, an insider said. People from the districts are invited to seminars in Bengaluru, where agents tell them stories of bitcoin buyers becoming fabulously rich overnight. Agents are using pyramid marketing techniques to promote the currency. Since they are not licensed, doing business with them is a huge gamble. Yashodha N, a homemaker from Tumakuru, bought half a bitcoin for Rs 1.45 lakh earlier this year. She got two other people into the network, and the commissions made her the owner of a full bitcoin. She promotes bitcoins among investors in her circle. The RBI has not ...
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Gold Cup: Punjab National Bank, Indian Oil march into semi-finals 17.12.2017 Scroll.in
Indian Oil beat Union Bank of India 5-1 while PNB thrashed Western Railway 5-0.
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Bengaluru Police deny permission for New Year’s event featuring Sunny Leone 17.12.2017 Scroll.in
The city’s Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said the event might cause a law and order problem.
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Invisible public toilets 16.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A wannabe world city that wears its tech tag with enormous pride has barely 475 public toilet complexes to serve a population exceeding 1.1 crore! If men struggle in this inglorious mess, imagine the plight of Bengalurus women in their teeming millions. To spot a public toilet complex even in the citys relatively better equipped Central Business District (CBD) is a tough task. In their frantic search for a safe, clean, well-maintained public toilet, women often fail. Is this how a city with smart city ambitions rides its Swachh Bharat dream? Big gaps in last-mile connectivity between mass transport options and office / home inevitably mean long walks for women. To answer natures call, the only option would be to step into a restaurant or a private facility, which could be tough. Daily struggle Shwetha Rao, a senior manager of a private firm, had experienced it first hand on a shopping visit to Gandhinagar. "There was absolutely no sign of a public toilet. The restaurants were crowded. It was a ...
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BBMP vows to close unlicensed pubs in Indiranagar 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pubs and bars operating without trade licences at residential areas in Indiranagar will be evicted soon. The BBMP has directed its officials in the east zone to slap notices on commercial establishments functioning in residential areas, many of which operate openly or without name boards. With the BBMP struggling to implement the high court direction to clear commercial activities from residential areas, its joint commissioner, east zone, Dr Ashok on Saturday met residents of Indiranagar at Mayo Hall. He directed Dr Siddappaji, health officer (east), and Sanamitra, medical officer of health, CV Raman Nagar, to slap notices on the illegal establishments disturbing the residents. Dr Ashok said he would go on an inspection in Indiranagar on December 22 and will immediately close bars and pubs functioning in residential blocks without a trade licence. The joint commissioner will also see if the shops had violated the building code or fire safety norms. "The officials assured us of immediate action against ...
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42 things we said goodbye to in 42 years 16.12.2017 India Today| Cover Story
A look-back at some staples of everyday life that have gone obsolete. How different was India?
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Huawei Technologies launches wellness centre for employees in Bengaluru 16.12.2017 HBL: Info-tech
Huawei Technologies India, the overseas R&D centre of Huawei, launched a wellness centre for its employees in Bengaluru. Called iHealth, the wellness centre aims to promote employee well-being an...
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Suicide aftermath: helping families cope 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
In June 2017, the media reported a tragic series of death by suicide of all four members of a single family near Devanahalli, Bengaluru Rural District within a span of less than a week. There have been few such incidents in recent times where many members of the same family have taken their own lives. There were nearly 11,000 suicides in Karnataka as per 2014 data, which was over 8% of suicides in the country. News about suicides can create a sense of unease and affect our emotions, which maybe a reason why it is not frequently discussed. Close family members or friends often experience thoughts such as "had I done something at the time, the person would have been alive." Family members also go through denial and anger as part of early grief reacting to the sudden loss. It is not just the noticeable preceding events which act as a trigger that must be blamed for the suicide. One must consider the possibility that the individual could have already been vulnerable. Those having conflicting thoughts ...
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Pro-Kannada group protests against Sunny Leone’s New Year’s Eve performance in Bengaluru 15.12.2017 Scroll.in
The group claimed Leone’s performance might “spoil Kannada culture.”
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Over Rs 1,000 cr of K’taka MLA/MLC funds lying unused since 2002, here's why 15.12.2017 Karnataka
2000rs_notes_pti.jpg If you thought the reason for all the infrastructure woes plaguing Karnataka and especially Bengaluru was paucity of money, you are wrong. It has now been disclosed that a stash of fund that could have been used for numerous development works across the state has remained unutilised for the past 15 years. On Thursday, Minister for Planning, MR Seetharam, announced that Rs 1,009 crore of the Karnataka Legislators Local Area Development Scheme's (KLLADS) fund has remained unused since 2002. Speaking to TNM, the Minister said that between 2002 and 2013, the KLLADS fund, popularly known as MLA/MLC fund amounting to Rs 406 crore had remained unused. The Minister said that the Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department of the Karnataka government has now started a new scheme to finally put this fund to use. The new scheme Sidda Sarkarada Nade Sevegala Kade is the new scheme where the huge stash of money will be used for providing “basic infrastructure” in classrooms, ...
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Toffee launches insurance for millennials 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Toffee, the mobile-first, digital-only insurance platform, on Friday announced the launch of insurance policies customised to millennials lifestyle-related risks. It has launched Anti-Dengue Toffee, a policy for the treatment for Dengue; Commuters Toffee, a policy for daily commuters exposed to accidents; and Globetrotter Toffee, a policy for international travel without market/regional exclusions. Also, additional product roll out will take place over the next three months, expanding the offering to include Renters Toffee, Backpacker Toffee, and Stay Fit Toffee, a company release said. Founded and developed by Rohan Kumar and Nishant Jain, Toffees advisory board includes CEO Apollo Clinics, Neeraj Garg and Rajiv Jamkhedkar, and former CEO Aegon Religare. Rohan Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, Toffee said, "Using behavioural and real-time data, Toffee has been designed to create personalised and relevant product offerings to essentially disrupt how one thinks about insurance." Nishant Jain, Co-Founder ...
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'You'll see an epidemic of non-smoking lung diseases' 15.12.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'Just like we have accepted that more Indians have hypertension and diabetes, lower lung capacity of Indians should not be construed as normal.'
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Bengaluru sluggish in adopting clean fuel 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Despite the rapidly worsening air pollution, the city and state authorities appear to be sluggish in adopting the fuel considered a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel. Last year, the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) commissioned four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations in the city with hope of rapid adoption. But a year later, there are only 250 vehicles retrofitted with CAG kits. In contrast, 72 lakh vehicles use petrol and diesel, blamed for the acrid smoke that dirties the clean air and severely impacts the health of those breathing it. With the city struggling to get a handle on the pollution issue, authorities blame lack of infrastructure to rapidly adopt CNG. "The support system is inadequate," observed Transport Commissioner B Dayananda, while talking to DH. Among the four fuelling stations set up by GAIL in September 2016, the one in Laggere off Magadi Road alone can refill 1,000 CNG vehicles a day. Compressors in the station are capable of delivering 1,200 Standard Cubic ...
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To be world-class, delink guv, varsities 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The President of India and Governors of states are regarded as constitutional functionaries. The President, by virtue of his office, assumes the role of a Visitor of more than 120 of central universities/institutions. Likewise, the governors, ex-officio, act as Chancellors of state universities. This system has been in place for several decades now. From ancient times, universities around the world have had authorities such as President, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Proctor and Deans. Renowned Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata was made the vice-chancellor of Nalanda University (5-12 century CE) by the then ruler Buddhagupta. State universities in Karnataka are either governed by specific Acts as in the case of Viswesvaraya Technological University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences or by a common Act called Karnataka State Universities Act (KSU Act, 2000 - herein referred to as the Act) in respect of Mysore, Karnatak, Bangalore and other universities. Various provisions of the Act, ...
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