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How Lockdown influenced readership patterns How Lockdown influenced readership patterns

New Delhi, As the third phase of the nationwide lockdown draws to a close, latest data suggest there has been a significant change in people's reading patterns.

There is a surge in readership around subjects like automotive, home loans, security of video conferencing applications, and remote learning for students stuck at home, says a trend report by discovery platform Taboola.

What is India reading?

Bird photography leads to discovery of species, says ornithologist Bird photography leads to discovery of species, says ornithologist



Chandigarh, Bird photography as a hobby and profession has taken off to a major extent in India. It has led to important discoveries of species not previously known from the country, a globally renowned ornithologist said on Sunday.

In his latest paper published in BirdingASIA, the biannual bulletin on Asian birds, Nature Conservation Foundation Scientist K.S. Gopi Sundar told IANS the number of bird species in India is growing owing to improved genetic capabilities that have helped discern differences between birds that looked and sounded somewhat similar.

Lockdown pushes 60.9 % Indians to pay more for essential items Lockdown pushes 60.9 % Indians to pay more for essential items

New Delhi, As many as 60.9 per cent Indians divulged that they are getting essential items at higher prices pursuant to an unprecedented nation-wide shutdown, a survey revealed on Monday.

The net outcome came out in a survey conducted by IANS C-VOTER Gallup International Association Corona Tracker on March 26 and March 27 across the country.

New framework to identify best trees to curb air pollution New framework to identify best trees to curb air pollution

London, Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new framework for selecting the best trees for fighting air pollution that originates from our roads.

In a study, published in the journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, researchers from the University of Surrey conducted a wide-ranging literature review of research on the effects of green infrastructure (trees and hedges) on air pollution.

Transform your home into a smart one Transform your home into a smart one


New Delhi, Controlling your world from the palm of your hand is no longer a fable. Today we are equipped and surrounded with smartphones, TVs, cars, entertainment systems, watches and lighting. While everything turns smart around us, technology has extended its arms to make our homes smarter.

Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited (formerly Philips Lighting India), suggest a few ways to spruce- up your lifestyle and turn your home into a smart one.

Switch to smart lighting

New drug for Parkinson's shows promise New drug for Parkinson's shows promise



London, An experimental drug has shown promise in treatment of debilitating movement problems in people with Parkinson's disease.

The researchers investigated the effect of the drug NLX-112 on dyskinesia, a common side effect experienced by people with Parkinson's who have been taking levodopa-based medications for several years. Levodopa is generally used as a dopamine replacement agent for the treatment of Parkinson's.

53% Indian women get intimate outside marriage: Report 53% Indian women get intimate outside marriage: Report



New Delhi, Shattering the long-celebrated "pativrata" image of Indian married women, a new survey on Wednesday revealed that 53 per cent of Indian women admitted having already had an intimate relationship outside their marriage, as compared to 43 per cent of men.

Researchers find secret to achieve goals Researchers find secret to achieve goals


London, Researchers have provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail.

The study, published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research, analysed the complex relationship between reward and effort in achieving goals, and identified two critical stages in the decision-making process.

On V-Day eve, Ratan Tata reveals his own 'love story' On V-Day eve, Ratan Tata reveals his own 'love story'


Mumbai, In a rare peek into his personal sphere on Valentine's Day eve, renowned industrialist Rata Tata revealed certain private details like how he fell in love once and "almost got married".

It was in Los Angeles where he had a great time and the weather was beautiful, he had his own car and loved his job.

Doing yoga may reduce depressive symptoms Doing yoga may reduce depressive symptoms


New York, The benefits of yoga have been widely documented by scientific research and now researchers have found doing yoga is linked to decreased depressive symptoms.

The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, proposes that yoga can increase levels of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) in the short-term and completing one yoga class per week may maintain elevated GABA that could mitigate depressive symptoms.

No proof to link '13 Reasons Why' to high US suicide rates: Study No proof to link '13 Reasons Why' to high US suicide rates: Study


New York, Contrary to the findings of a 2019 study that associated the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" with an increase in monthly suicide rates among youth after the show's release, a new analysis finds no evidence to draw such a link.

Must try Punjabi dishes for the season Must try Punjabi dishes for the season



New Delhi, The harvest festivals of the northern belt of India signify the conclusion long nights and usher in sunny winter days. Food being the most essential part of India, here are some Punjabi dishes you should try at home by Hansveen Kaur from online portal Momspresso.com.

Home remedies for chapped lips Home remedies for chapped lips

New Delhi, Chapped or dark lips can break your look. UV rays, too much coffee, unexpected allergies, smoking, caffeine and hormonal imbalances or vitamin B2 deficiency in our body leads dryness or chapped lips.

Once you identify the triggers causing the obvious dryness, you can work on treating your lips, armed with a handful of kitchen ingredients and consistency.

Men think they are better liars than women: Study Men think they are better liars than women: Study

 

London, Men are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be good at lying and getting away with it, researchers have found.

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, revealed that expert liars also prefer to lie face-to-face, rather than via text messages, and social media was the least likely place where they'd tell a lie.

"We found a significant link between expertise at lying and gender. Men were more than twice as likely to consider themselves expert liars who got away with it," said study researcher Brianna Verigin from the University of 

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