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Older men worry less about Covid-19 than others: study

May 30, 2020 4:41:15 pm

This is a concern given that older men are already more at risk, according to the study by researchers at Georgia State University, and published in The Journals of Gerontology.

Explained: What deceleration in GDP growth rate tells us about state of Indian economy

May 30, 2020 4:19:59 pm

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 4th Quarter Data: What does it say about the state of the economy? How vulnerable was it even before the Covid pandemic?

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Explained: Trump’s executive order targeting social media platforms

May 30, 2020 9:06:46 am

Trump has signed an executive order aimed at removing certain protections for social media platforms. Legally, the order may not make much of a difference.

Explained: Why a top Afghan official visited the grave of ex-President Najibullah

May 30, 2020 10:41:43 am

In 1996, the Taliban shot Najibullah and strung his body up on an electricity pole. To recall him now is to recall the extreme violence of the Taliban. It is also a finger in the eye of Pakistan.

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Explained: What RBI discontinuing 7.75% saving bonds means to investors

May 30, 2020 9:07:19 am

The move by the RBI will deprive investors of another saving instrument that yielded relatively higher post tax returns for investors.

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Coronavirus numbers explained: Delhi has maximum caseload after Mumbai

May 29, 2020 3:20:08 pm

India Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases Numbers: Despite the big rise in Delhi on two consecutive days, the growth rate in the city is still below the national average right now. The current growth rate (seven day compounded daily growth) in Delhi is 4.89 while the national growth rate is 5.02 per cent.

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NASA-SpaceX Demo-2 mission: What is special about the ‘Starman suits’?

May 31, 2020 12:06:45 am

The ‘Starman suits’, described as resembling a tuxedo, have been designed by Hollywood costume designer Jose Fernandez.

New Research: Surgeries held up, how long to clear backlog?

New Research: Surgeries held up, how long to clear backlog?

May 29, 2020 8:09:39 am

To help ease the backlog, lead author Dr Amit Jain has proposed several strategies to increase surgical throughput, including more use of telemedicine.

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Locust attack: How they arrived, seriousness of the problem, and ways to solve it

May 29, 2020 2:48:10 pm

Over the last few days, swarms of desert locust have reached urban areas of Rajasthan, and parts of MP and Maharashtra. A look at how they arrived, the seriousness of the problem, and ways to solve it

Locust attack: A joint fight by India and Pakistan, over the years

Locust attack: A joint fight by India and Pakistan, over the years

May 29, 2020 2:46:29 pm

Despite the ups and downs in the India-Pakistan bilateral relationship, cooperation on the locust warning system has survived the wars, terrorist attacks, and political turmoil.

An Expert Explains: Restrictions eased, what Maharashtra needs to do to control Covid spread

An Expert Explains: Restrictions eased, what Maharashtra needs to do to control Covid spread

May 29, 2020 8:03:21 am

Maharashtra accounts for more than one-third of India’s Covid cases. With restrictions relaxed in many areas, an immunologist looks at the way ahead.

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Explained: Why India has a desert locust problem this year; what’s the way forward

June 2, 2020 8:14:18 am

Locust Attack in India: The danger from the swarms is not now, but when they breed after July with the new kharif crop.

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Explained: Why protests many in Germany are protesting against Thailand king’s sojourn in Alps

May 29, 2020 9:04:02 am

Many critics have denounced King Maha Vajiralongkorn for failing to show leadership and responsibility at a time when not only the country’s public health but also its economy has been hit hard.

Explained: The state of international air travel in India and the world

Explained: The state of international air travel in India, and the world

May 29, 2020 2:48:49 pm

The aviation sector has been among the worst-hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a look at measures being taken by countries with regard to air travel.

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India coronavirus numbers explained: Kerala now growing faster than national average

May 28, 2020 8:44:05 pm

India Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases: Kerala had been extremely successful in containing the spread of the disease, but a fresh wave of infections triggered by incoming travellers has seen the numbers go up rapidly.

Explained: What we know of the largest electric powered flight expected today

Explained: What we know of the largest electric powered flight expected today

May 28, 2020 8:30:53 am

The retrofitted Caravan plane, which can carry nine passengers, is expected to take off at 8 am Pacific time (8:30 pm in India) on May 28.

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Explained: Why do some Covid-19 patients lose their sense of smell?

May 30, 2020 4:35:15 pm

“The sense of smell in Covid-19 patients appears to be lost, because the sustentacular cells assist neurons in sensing odours, probably by processing odour-binding proteins,” Butowt said.

New Research: In review, what Covid-19 does to central nervous system

May 28, 2020 2:27:11 pm

A new study has reviewed the existing evidence about the coronavirus’s impact on the central nervous system.

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Explained: What making Aarogya Setu open-source means

May 28, 2020 7:42:51 am

The IT Ministry's move came in the wake of demands from cyber law experts and critics who had said the app was too closed in nature and without adequate data protection measures.

Air travel in India and the US: What has changed?

Air travel in India and the US: What has changed?

May 28, 2020 7:42:45 am

As thousands gather in airports and hundreds cluster on board flights, guidelines have been altered in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease while allowing people to migrate.

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