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52 pc senior citizens apply for maintenance allowance: Survey

Pension       Jan 08, 2018

New Delhi: At least 52 per cent senior citizens move court for maintenance allowance while 48 per cent are involved in property-related disputes, including revoking of their will, according to a survey conducted in four states by an NGO.   The Helpage India survey on the...

California legalises recreational marijuana sale

Health       Jan 01, 2018

San Francisco:California has begun its first historic legal sales of recreational marijuana, inaugurating a milestone move with projections pointing to a turnover of at least $7 billion a year.  Lines formed outside stores licensed to sell the drug long before opening hours on Monday, and...

CEOs in U.S., India Earn the Most Compared With Average Workers

Wealth Management       Dec 28, 2017

  Chief executive officers in the U.S. are paid much better than their peers abroad, and the gap between their compensation and that of average American workers is wider than in other countries.   CEOs of the biggest publicly traded U.S. companies averaged $14.3 million in annual...

British supermarkets look to bottle deposits to cut pollution

      Dec 10, 2017

LONDON:  A return scheme for plastic bottles could soon allow British consumers to enjoy a drink of juice or water without adding to a sea of pollution - as well as getting some of their money back.   The idea of a deposit return scheme (DRS)...

Workplace technology key to market success: Adobe study

      Dec 07, 2017

New Delhi: Organisations are strategically investing in workplace technology to improve success metrics and attract employees for whom cutting edge tech is more important than other office amenities, says a study.   According to Adobe's the Future of Work: APAC study, released today, workplace technology is...

'Super Earth' that may host alien life identified

      Dec 06, 2017

  A little-known planet about 111 light years away could be a "scaled-up version of Earth" and may be able to host alien life, according to a study.   The exoplanet known as K2-18b has been described as being a potential 'Super-Earth' - a large rocky planet...

Blood pressure gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death

Health       Dec 06, 2017

NEW YORK: Doctors have long known that in the average person, blood pressure rises from childhood to middle age, but a new study warns that in the elderly, blood pressure gradually begins to decrease about 14 years before death.  The study that looked at the...

Sleep deprivation stops brain from forming new memories: study

General       Nov 27, 2017

Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study. Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the...