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Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

The appointment of Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim as the new education and culture minister has been met with mixed public opinion, with a number of people using memes relating his new office to the app-based business. While others have expressed their support, some others have questioned his ability to address various problematic issues in the [...]

October 23, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Protesters, in London in May, demanding action to address the crisis in education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/LightRocket via Getty The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% [...]

August 18, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site It was a euphoric day for Mumbai on Saturday. Fourteen years after the idea was first mooted, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) finally declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and [...]

December 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Netflix Inc.: “Candidly, I’m not a fan of Netflix. I’m not a fan of Netflix because I think that a lot of it depends on the content and I just don’t find the content as compelling as it once was. I think it’s a good story, but not a great story, because it’s up so [...]

December 3, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this is the first time the U.S. has allowed a mobile app to advertise itself as a medical device that prevents pregnancy. In doing so, the FDA created a new category [...]

October 14, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Having issues with body image is a problem that a lot of people deal with. It mostly stems from unrealistic body ideals. The issue not only affects adolescents and adults, but kids as well. A recent study found a connection between hormones and body satisfaction in young pre-pubescent children. The study examined data from more [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

‘This season’s freshest looks are all about showing off a little personality,’ says Etsy, who have just unveiled their trend guide for spring. If you’re looking for a stylish home refresh then you’ve come to the right place, as there are some beautiful furnishings that will brighten up your space and and a little colour to your interiors. [...]

May 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on 5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,328.81 per ounce by 1.34pm. It hit a one-week high on Wednesday at $1,340.42, before closing lower at $1,325.49 an ounce. Photo: Reuters Gold prices held steady on Thursday as investors awaited more details on US President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, the outcome of the European Central [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

Valentine’s Week has begun and love-struck couples are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day and express their love for each other. While this day brings in a chance to make your loved one feel special, it also brings along a responsibility you both have towards each other to ensure a healthy life for both. This Valentine’s Day, make sure [...]

February 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse [...]

January 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

How To Make Dahi Without Khatta or Starter, Also Known As Jamun?

How To Make Dahi Without Khatta or Starter, Also Known As Jamun?

Highlights Curd is one of the most versatile dishes one can bring into use This lip-smacking dairy product has many health benefits to offer too Most Indian households generally prefer making dahi than buying Curd, also popularly known as dahi is one of the most versatile dishes one can bring into use; from raita, to dahi ke kebab, dahi bhalla, lassi, [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How To Make Dahi Without Khatta or Starter, Also Known As Jamun?