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How renewable energy shift can increase 'energy poverty' How renewable energy shift can increase 'energy poverty'


New York, The world must think more holistically about how it addresses renewable energy as efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but at the expense of increased inequality, warn researchers.

The team from Portland State University (PSU) and Vanderbilt University found in a study of 175 nations from 1990 to 2014 that renewable energy consumption reduces carbon emissions more effectively when it occurs in a context of increasing inequality

Indians third on list of foreign tourist arrivals in Singapore Indians third on list of foreign tourist arrivals in Singapore

 

Thiruvananthapuram, Indians are third on the list of foreign tourist arrivals in Singapore, a Singaporean official said Friday while terming India as a very important source market for the city-state.

Singapore received 1.44 million visitors last year from India, crossing the one million mark for the fourth time in a row.

Singapore Tourism Board's (STB) top official, G.B. Srithar said that India is a very important source market for Singapore and the STB has been steadfastly engaging travellers through travel trade and media partnerships and 

SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking law against marital rape SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking law against marital rape

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought framing of a law for making marital rape a ground for divorce.

A bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and B R. Gavai directed the petitioner and lawyer Anuja Kapur to approach a High Court with her plea.

1 in 3 LGBTQ Indians finding love through dating apps: Survey 1 in 3 LGBTQ Indians finding love through dating apps: Survey



New Delhi, With securing equal rights and acquiring social acceptance being the biggest issue for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in India, one third of them are meeting people for dating or friendship digitally, either through dating apps or through community specific dating apps, says a new survey.

While 18 per cent said they use dating apps like Tinder and OKCupid, 16 per cent said they use community specific dating and networking apps like Grindr, showed the survey by YouGov, an Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.

Here's how you can click a better selfie Here's how you can click a better selfie

 

San Francisco, If you are not a pro in taking selfies, doing simple things like positioning your face slightly to one side can make your photo look much better, suggest experts.

So if you want to impress your social media followers with a cool solo snap, do not forget to tilt your face a bit. Experts also suggest that whenever possible, click it under natural light.

Indian-Canadian girl shares mother's food note on Twitter Indian-Canadian girl shares mother's food note on Twitter

 

Ottawa, An Indian-Canadian girl shared on Twitter a detailed note left by her mother, explaining everything that was made for her from "chutneys" to "saag" and "kabuli chana" and where exactly they were left packed in the fridge, gathering emotional reactions from Indians living abroad.

Vancouver-based Shruti Naik's tweet along with the image of the note, said: "Mom returned to india today and she left this on my fridge," the American Bazaar reported on Tuesday.

Digital media linked to depression in young adults Digital media linked to depression in young adults



New York, Increased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research.

"More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide," said lead study author Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University in the US.

UN chief calls for more efforts to fight climate change UN chief calls for more efforts to fight climate change

 

Addis Ababa, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here on Saturday called for more coordinated efforts to fight climate change.

"The international community needs more political will to undertake climate change mitigation, adaptation and climate finance activities," Guterres was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep



London, Using mobile phones or watching TV in a dark bedroom just ahead of bedtime can sabotage your sleep more than when used in a well lit room or not using them at all, researchers say.

"While previous research has shown a link between screen use and the quality and length of young people's sleep, ours is the first study to show how room lighting can further influence this," said lead author Michael Mireku from the University of Lincoln in the UK.

Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International


San Francisco, On an average, women receive an abusive or problematic tweet every 30 seconds, reveals an Amnesty International study on Tuesday that buttresses Twitter's reputation as a "toxic" platform for women, especially for politicians and journalists.

Women of colour, (Black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race women) were 34 per cent more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than White women, showed the findings.

Miss Universe 2018: Philippines bags crown, India fails to make it to Top 20 Miss Universe 2018: Philippines bags crown, India fails to make it to Top 20

 

Bangkok, India's Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, where Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines pipped 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner -- as chosen by an all-women jury.

India had pinned high hopes on Nehal, 22, to end a long drought for the country at the pageant as Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.

Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report



New Delhi, Climate change will widen the inequality gap in India. People exposed to natural hazards in low income regions are seven times more likely to die, and six times more likely to be injured or displaced, compared to equivalent populations in high income regions, a report said on Friday.

Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey

 

New Delhi, A majority of Indian women in a sample survey said they fast during Karwa Chauth as an expression of love, and not because of tradition or societal pressure.

The survey was conducted among 7,533 responses from Indian men (42 per cent) and women (58 per cent) aged 21 to 50 years, by matchmaking service Shaadi.com, to understand the perspective of men and women on the fasting ritual of Karwa Chauth, read a statement.

How to decorate home's spiritual corner How to decorate home's spiritual corner

 

New Delhi, As increasing attention is being paid to decorating each corner of one's house differently, it's worth taking special interest in decorating your home's spiritual corner.

With Diwali round the corner, decorate the area with lightings, flowers, and fascinating diyas as well as colourful rangolis. To keep the room pleasing and vibrant enough, Subhash Gupta, Vastu expert, and Kuntal Vyas, Founder, Resaiki list down tips to decorate pooja room this festive season: