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Day: February 16, 2021

Career and Education

With a focus on quality education, Bihar to start new universities – Times of India

The Bihar government is expected to place bills to set up four new universities for medical, engineering, fine arts and skill development in the state in the upcoming budget session. Having new universities is a welcome move, but the state also needs to uplift the existing education institutes that are crying for attention. The proposed bills to set up four new universities, says Gyandeo Mani Tripathi, dean School of Educational Training and Research, Aryabhatt Knowledge University (AKU), says is a welcome move to minimise the pressure on the existing universities. He adds that instead of calling it a new university it is better to call it the decentralisation of the existing AKU which was established in 2010. “AKU was primarily established to encourage research activities in the sta...
Health and Lifestyle

My COVID Story: Post COVID recovery, I experienced hallucination – Times of India

Representational ImageAniruddha Dutta tested COVID positive and when she felt she had finally defeated the virus, the virus gripped her again and viciously this time. Here is her long COVID journey A lot of people had close encounter with COVID in 2020 and sadly, many known ones fought unsuccessfully. We are therefore living with an invisible monster in a room. One may not realize how serious a threat it is unless one goes through it. People with serious comorbidity should be seriously scared and be very careful. It is a damn serious threat. Please prevent it at the outset. I am documenting my experience if useful to any. It all began on 18th December 2020, symptoms looked like a normal seasonal allergic bout with manageable congestion. I treated myself with anti-allergen and antibiot...
World

IMF To Disburse $500 Million After Agreement With Cash-Strapped Pak

Pakistan economy contracted in outgoing fiscal year with a negative 0.38% for the first time in 68 yearsIslamabad: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and cash-strapped Pakistan on Tuesday reached an agreement over reforms paving the way for imbursement of $500 million as part of revival of a stalled bailout programme, the finance ministry said.The IMF had agreed in 2019 to provide Pakistan $6 billion under a 39-month Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement but it was disrupted due to COVID-19 pandemic last year.Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh announced on social media that the agreement was reached at a stall-level meeting between the two sides."I would like to share that the Government of Pakistan has reached a staff level agreement with the IMF. Overcoming the challenges...
Sports

Sri Lanka Go Ahead With West Indies Tour In Spite Of Positive Covid Tests | Cricket News

Mickey Arthur, Sri Lanka head coach, had tested positive for COVID-19.© AFP Sri Lanka Cricket said Tuesday that they will go ahead with a West Indies tour which had been thrown into doubt after opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and coach Mickey Arthur contracted coronavirus. The national board said that the squad will leave for the Caribbean on February 23 for a series which was originally due to start on Sat...
World

Trump Sued For US Capitol Attack Under 19th Century “Ku Klux Klan Act”

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington (File)Washington: A senior Democratic congressman sued former president Donald Trump Tuesday, accusing him of violating the 19th century "Ku Klux Klan Act" by supporting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.Bennie Thompson accused Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of violating the 1871 act by supporting efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the new US president.Thompson, who is Black and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, cited a law originally created to protect the rights of African Americans after the Civil War and the end of slavery.The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington two days after Trump was acquitted of supporting insurrect...
World

Scientists Probe For Prehistoric Viruses On 4,500-Year-Old Animal Tissue

Vektor said the remains were discovered in 2009 in Yakutia, a vast Siberian region (Representational)Moscow: Russian state laboratory Vektor on Tuesday announced it was launching research into prehistoric viruses by analysing the remains of animals recovered from melted permafrost.The Siberia-based lab said in a statement that the aim of the project was to identify paleoviruses and conduct advanced research into virus evolution.The research in collaboration with the University of Yakutsk began with analysis of tissues extracted from a prehistoric horse believed to be at least 4,500 years old.Vektor said the remains were discovered in 2009 in Yakutia, a vast Siberian region where remains of Paleolithic animals including mammoths are regularly discovered.Researchers said they would probe ...
Sports

UK Athletics Vows “Zero Tolerance” For Sexism After Damning Report | Athletics News

UK Athletics chief has vowed "zero tolerance" approach to sexism after mistreatment of female coaches.© AFP UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates insisted her organisation would take a "zero tolerance" approach to sexism after a report revealed the degrading treatment faced by many female coaches. Although the likes of sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson are among Britain'...
World

French Lawmakers Approve Bill To Fight “Islamist Separatism”

France's lower house of parliament approved a law to fight extremism and "Islamist separatism"Paris: France's lower house of parliament approved Tuesday a law to fight extremism and "Islamist separatism" that the government bills as a riposte to religious groups attempting to undermine France's secular traditions.President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party rallied around the legislation, with 347 National Assembly lawmakers voting in favour, 151 against and 65 abstaining.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
Sports

Shooting Powerhouses China, Japan To Skip ISSF World Cup In Delhi | Shooting News

The Indian team will not be taking part in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April.© AFP Shooting powerhouses China and Japan are among a host of countries skipping the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, scheduled from March 18-29. Some of the countries which have not sent in their entries for the tournament include the likes of China, Japan, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait and Malaysia, the ...
Health and Lifestyle

Everything you need to know about skin pH and the myths around the same – Times of India

If you're someone who is inclined a lot towards taking good care of your skin, you might know several things about it. But when it comes to your skin, there's quite some amount of knowledge that the Internet may or may not always provide you with. And if you specifically talk about your skin's pH levels and the common myths around the same, you might find yourself lacking the knowledge on it. Hence, we got in a conversation with Dr. Vibhav R Sanzgiri, Global Vice President R&D Skin Cleansing, Site Leader R&D India (Unilever) & Executive Director, HUL along with Dr. Ananth KP, Professor and Academic Director of Cosmetic Science Programs, College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Ohio to talk about everything regarding skin pH. Here are some things that will definitely ...