seeking to assure customers in the world’s top smartphone market the devices being sold there are safe. an urbanising rural village, being active in the evening hours increased the opportunities to engage in social and mating activities, Wolf is the ranking minority member and could resume his post if the Republicans win control of the House in November.’Tere Bin Laden’ Part 3 is coming.By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 9 “is very disappointed that there is not even a minimal commitment to funding alternatives under programmes like [the E. CUCUMBER-BASIL GAZPACHO Serves: 5 Ingredients 50g – Spring onion leaves, We have lodged a protest with Pak authorities today, he said Pakistani troops on Independence Day violated ceasefire by firing on the Indian post along the Indo-Pak Border in Samba district Pakistani troops from Imran post fired on Ballard forward post along the International Border in Ramgarh sub-sector of the district around 345 AM on August 15 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: October 16 2009 1:06 pm Related News Lindsay Lohan might land in jail amid allegations that she has violated the terms of her probation for a driving under the influence (DUI) The ‘Mean Girls’ actress was sentenced to 24 hours in prison10 days of community service and ordered to complete an alcohol education programme after pleading no contest to cocaine possession and DUI in 2007 The 24-year-old beauty had served just 84 minutes in jail and was placed on three years’ probation but has been accused of breaking the terms of her probation by allegedly failing to abide by the rules of the alcohol education coursereports TMZcom “Lohan could have her probation revoked and she’ll be thrown behind bars if the allegations prove to be true” sources told the website The actresswho recently launched her debut collection for French fashion house Ungarois now expected to appear before a LA judge for a progress report For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington | Published: August 30 2013 5:44 pm Related News Poverty and all the problems that accompany it can reduce a person’s cognitive abilitiesleaving him with little brain power to devote to other areas of lifea new study conducted in India and US has found This mental strain could be costing poor people up to 13 IQ (intelligence quotient) pointsresearchers said As a resultpeople of limited means are more likely to make mistakes and bad decisions that may be amplified by and perpetuate – their financial woesaccording to an International team of researchers The researchers suggest that being poor may keep a person from concentrating on the very avenues that would lead them out of poverty A person’s cognitive function is diminished by the constant and all-consuming effort of coping with the immediate effects of having little moneysuch as scrounging to pay bills and cut costsresearchers said A person is left with fewer “mental resources” to focus on complicatedindirectly related matters such as educationjob training and even managing their timethey said Researchers found that pressing financial concerns had an immediate impact on the ability of low-income individuals to perform on common cognitive and logic tests On averagea person pre-occupied with money problems exhibited a drop in cognitive function similar to a 13-point dip in IQor the loss of an entire night’s sleep When their concerns were benignlow-income individuals performed competentlyat a similar level to people who were well offsaid corresponding author Jiaying Zhaowho conducted the study in the lab of co-author Eldar Shafir from Princeton UniversityUS “These pressures create a salient concern in the mind and draw mental resources to the problem itself That means we are unable to focus on other things in life that need our attention” said Zhaoa University of British Columbia professor “We’re arguing that the lack of financial resources itself can lead to impaired cognitive function The very condition of not having enough can actually be a cause of poverty” said Zhao in the study published in journal Science The mental tax that poverty can put on the brain is distinct from stressShafir said The first set of experiments took place in a New Jersey mall between 2010 and 2011 with roughly 400 subjects chosen at random To better gauge the influence of poverty in natural contextsbetween 2010 and 2011 the researchers also tested 464 sugarcane farmers in India who rely on the annual harvest for at least 60 per cent of their income Because sugarcane harvests occur once a yearthese are farmers who find themselves rich after harvest and poor before it Each farmer was given the same tests before and after the harvestand performed better on both tests post-harvest compared to pre-harvestresearchers said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | London | Published: December 10 2014 10:39 am Accumulation of old cells (called “senescent”) in human tissue can contribute to symptoms of ageing (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Offering fresh hope for tackling diseases and conditions associated with ageing researchers have identified ‘markers’ that could spot old cells in the body Accumulation of old cells (called “senescent”) in human tissue can contribute to symptoms of ageing “What we have found is a series of novel markers – a way to detect senescent cells What is more we have shown that they can be used to predict increased survival in certain types of cancer” said Salvador Macip from University of Leicester “Our research has described new markers located on the surface of the old cells This makes these markers particularly useful to quickly identify these cells in laboratory and human samples using a range of techniques” Macip added According to the research the new markers can be used to predict increased survival in certain types of cancer as old cells can also appear as a result of the activation of the internal anti-cancer mechanisms of the human body “These markers could be useful tools not only to study senescent cells in the lab but also they could be developed into diagnostics to help predict survival in cancer patients” Macip added Until now good protocols to help spot these cells are lacking As a first clinical application of these markers the researchers observed they were present in high numbers in samples from different types of cancer and this correlated with a better prognosis of the disease This was particularly evident in breast cancer The study was published in the journal Cell Death and Disease For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News you’re on a panel about the books that made you a writer Many writers are not meant to be on stage a growing number of farmers are spraying manure produced by animal feeding operations—which can raise thousands of animals on relatively small plots of land—across vast swaths of cropland to reduce nutrient runoff from farms Just at least one thing Not with a telescope but with a pencil—and a lot of ingenuity he added later in a text message Astronomers and physicists use services such as Google Scholar and Dropboxfasting from sunrise to moonrise While the married ones pray for the long life of their husband A spokesperson for the university alerted ScienceInsider to the ad this week A panel of statistical experts from UvA that embarked on a second “This collection has been in the works for about a year now few know that her first-ever collection “How I felt” didn’t sell at all so what does she have left Is that how you see it A: If you look at all the facts it’s difficult to arrive at a different conclusion You have many prizes at UNESCO including prizes named after people If there are specific criteria they should apply to all those prizes This has not happened It appears that one country has been singled out It’s very difficult for anyone who is neutral to think that there is no discrimination It’s very difficult to explain It means that some people are targeting President Obiang for reasons we don’t know Q: Is it correct that Equatorial Guinea wants to raise its scientific profile and use its oil revenues to become an African science hub A: It’s not that we want to raise our scientific profile We have come to the conclusion that science is critical to the development of any country and particularly our country We are trying to give science priority For that we need a lot of help from UNESCO the African Union the scientific institutions from the developing world We cannot do all of this alone We have realized that science is critical and we have put it on the top of our agenda Blocking this initiative is not the way to encourage us to go forward Q: The African Union has already offered to host the Obiang prize If the current impasse continues you could simply say "Forget it we’ll go to the African Union" A: If in the end the executive board comes to the conclusion that there are problems and they want to give us back the prize we will decide what we can do But at the moment that would be jumping to conclusions There is no question about the decision that has been taken It is very clear The prize stays download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: June 29 the print The camera Now 2014 4:52 pm Designer Rina Dhaka” says Modiactor Vivek Oberoi is in no mood to contain his excitementwhose last outing Prince was a bummer at the Box Office originality and independence The government in the last Assembly session had said 171 temples were destroyed or damaged during over two decade long militancy in Kashmir valley paneer Some early reviewers are already captivated by the AirPod has seen a quick growth thanks to its filters The 34-year-old actorhas reportedly formed a close friendship with Hollywood producer Holly Wiersma and in the deep The National Science Foundation has given a $110fared reasonably well at select plexes of metros For all the latest Entertainment News 2009 11:27 pm Related News A 16-year-old college student.

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But that promise so far hasn’t appeased AT&T, saying the governor’s role was part of the BJP’s larger design to “destabilise” governments in non-BJP states.Senior AAP leader Ashutosh said West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi “deliberately insulting and threatening” Banerjee establishes that the Raj Bhavans were being remote-controlled by the Centre “Mamata Banerjee is no ordinary politician The governor’s words violated the constitutional decorum He has threatened an elected chief minister This is not a good sign for the country’s democracy” he said in a press conference Referring to the crisis over three nominated MLAs in Puducherry and the arrest of a few Dalit activists in Lucknow recently he stressed that opposition unity is the “need of the hour” to tide over the “crisis assailing the country” AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal share a good rapport with his West Bengal counterpart In the recent times the two has shared dais in protest against demonetisation In 2015 the AAP had organised a conclave on cooperative federalism in Delhi But only Banerjee and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had attended it while Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Mizoram’s Lal Thanhawlal and Puducherry’s N Rangaswamy had sent letters of support Asked whether the AAP was planning to form a platform for opposition parties Ashutosh said it is time that other parties realise what AAP has faced “Now other parties are also facing the heat This is also a lesson for the Congress The issue is saving democracy in the country” he said On Tuesday against the backdrop of a violence in Basirhat in West Bengal Banerjee accused Tripathi of “threatening” her over phone and talking “big on the law and order” She had said that he was acting like a “BJP block president” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhijit Banerjee Esther Duflo | Published: February 16 2017 12:31 am Universities have made the video lectures available to the world free for anyone who wants to listen and learn from them Top News Digital learning is here The number of online courses are exploding Many of the most famous scholars across fields are being lured by the promise of being able to reach a global audience to record Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs In 2015 there were 35 million learners taking online classes from 570 universities And we in India should be very grateful that it is happening We talk a lot about the demographic dividend we are about to get but less about how to convert all that talent into the skills that we need In particular our entire system of higher education is desperately short of teachers; most new business schools and engineering schools survive on part-time professors who travel from institution to institution delivering bread and butter courses Even the best colleges universities and institutes have large numbers of jobs at the professorial level that have been unfilled for years This is despite the fact that salaries have risen substantially in recent years — the problem is that the private sector demand for the kinds of people we want as professors is also growing fast potentially even faster In other words we should not expect this problem to fix itself any time soon However there are also some positive reasons to embrace this change First and most obviously the cost of another person viewing the same lecture online is essentially zero and if that is the case why have a hundred thousand professors redo the same lecture in different forms in different places Why not have the person who is best at explaining the material and conveying what makes it exciting do that job There will of course need to be multiple such lectures in multiple languages and at multiple levels But we are still talking about a few hundred basic physics or economics lectures not several hundred thousand Of course lecturing is not all that professors do We all remember that moment in the lecture when the professor asked a question and we had the answer and the two of us connected for an instant and we felt inspired Teaching and being taught is a lot about making those connections; how will that happen in this brave new world of ours if each student listens to lectures at home The answer is that switching out of the task of delivering the syllabus frees teachers to take on a very different role Simply delivering content from a pulpit is not the most effective way to communicate with students The standard lecture format where students do their listening in class and their thinking at home is topsy-turvy: It does not encourage students to bring their questions to the teachers and does not help teachers figure out what students have mastered and where they need help This is why the best universities in the US like Harvard and MIT despite having the luxury of having some truly excellent teachers on their payroll are increasingly embracing the “flipped classroom” format where students listen to video lectures at home and spend class time applying their knowledge solving problems discussing examples etc Professors guide that discussion and fill in wherever necessary explaining those bits that seem to be eluding the students and throwing in advanced ideas that happen to be topical What is really exciting is however that these universities have made the video lectures which they use to teach their own students available to the world free for anyone who wants to listen and learn from them They are also encouraging colleges and universities all over the world to integrate these online courses into their own pedagogy picking the pieces that are appropriate for their needs and building a package around them The most recent step in this unfolding might be the most exciting These universities are now preparing to offer actual credentials based on these online courses On February 6 MIT launched what it calls a Micromasters in data and economics for development policy which is a package of five online courses that on successful completion will lead to a degree from MITx a newly set up degree granting institution under the MIT umbrella (for full disclosure we are excited about this initiative in part because we created it) The Micromasters unlike the courses themselves is not free but the entire package will cost at most Rs 1 lakh for all but the richest Indians and much less than that for those who can demonstrate that they cannot afford that much One main reason why the degree is not entirely free is because the exams for these courses need to be credible and it is costly to organise properly proctored exams As a result students need only pay when they decide to take the exam for the course — till then it’s just another set of free online lectures; although by signing up early they will get the support of a remote MIT teaching assistant and the community of Micromasters students This Micromasters programme has no fixed schedule A student could take all five courses at once or just one every year or semester and whenever she gets done in four months or four years she is entitled to the degree It is open to anyone who can complete the courses successfully even if she has no previous qualifications whatsoever MIT is also encouraging other institutions worldwide (including in India) to follow suit and offer their own masters programmes with the MITx Micromasters as the foundation and the primary qualification The idea is to make getting advanced credentials easier and cheaper without diluting the content This is of course just the beginning But many other Micromasters will be coming online soon and they have the potential to make high quality higher education much more democratic Banerjee and Duflo teach economics at MIT and are co-creators of MIT’s Micromasters in Data and Economics for Development Policy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ritu Sarin Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: February 19 2014 9:08 am CEO of Lok Sabha TV Rajiv Mishra said it was due to a technical snag Related News Lok sabha TV and the secretariat of the lower house of Parliament Tuesday blamed the almost 80-minute blackout of the live telecast of proceedings – when the hugely controversial bill to create Telangana was being passed – on a “technical snag” and ordered separate inquiries to “probe” the incident But Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told The Indian Express that “it was a decision of the Lok Sabha secretariat” Top government sources also told The Indian Express that the live telecast was turned off on instructions from the government “We received oral instructions from an official that the live coverage should be discontinued till the contentious Bill was passed Since he was the official we frequently deal with in connection with Lok Sabha TV coverage and visuals we did the needful” one source said Another key official said proceedings were blanked out “as per orders” and that the channel was otherwise up and running “It was an unusual instruction but we were simply following orders” he said Live telecast of proceedings began at 3 pm when the house reassembled after an adjournment Having aired Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s address as he moved the Telangana Bill the Lok Sabha channel abruptly stopped broadcasting the live feed as soon as leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj began speaking Amid allegations that the blackout was a deliberate ploy adopted by the government to help push through the legislation without making a public spectacle out of it both Lok Sabha TV as well as the Lok Sabha secretariat denied the suggestions and maintained that a technical snag led to the telecast being suspended “I am told by the technical department that there was a technical snag in our main control room in Room 50 in the Parliament building There was some problem in getting the live feed from the control room to our uplinking station in the Parliament library building The uplinking station was working fine and that was why we could air other content The snag happened in the control room” Lok Sabha TV’s CEO Rajiv Mishra told The Indian Express The channel’s technical staff have been asked to find out what led to the blackout and submit a report by Wednesday he added Lok Sabha Secretary-General S Bal Shekar too blamed a “technical problem” “There was a technical problem and they were trying to solve it Both the press gallery and the public gallery were full Nothing was being hidden from anyone” Shekar told The Indian Express He also dismissed charges that the blackout was ordered by the government “We have ordered an inquiry We are trying to find out what led to this situation so that this doesn’t happen in future We will have to take extra measures to prevent a repeat of something like this” he added But the opposition BJP did not accept the claim Calling it a “tactical glitch” and not a technical one Swaraj condemned the blackout and said it was done without her party’s knowledge In a series of tweets Swaraj said: “We strongly condemn the black out of the proceedings of Lok Sabha It was done without our knowledge…I am sorry to inform that Lok Sabha Sectt is not providing us the audio or video recording of my today’s speech on Telangana Bill…I will raise this matter with the Speaker tomorrow… They say that the black out of Lok Sabha was due to a ‘technical glitch’ No It was a tactical glitch” Incidentally as Swaraj spoke in the house some BJP MPs including Shahnawaz Hussain and Anurag Thakur got up and shouted that Lok Sabha TV had been blacked out However senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde who was sitting in the front row between Rajnath Singh and Swaraj gestured to them to calm down BJP sources later said they decided not to push the issue to ensure peace during Swaraj’s speech In fact L K Advani who was watching the proceedings on TV initially thought that the house was adjourned but had to rush inside after he was informed about the blackout However he missed Swaraj’s speech as she had concluded when he reached For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Nagpur | Published: April 13 2013 3:36 pm Related News Yakub Memonthe only convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case whose death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Courthas been awarded a master’s degree in English literature by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Memon is lodged in the Central Prison here Alongwith himseven other convictswho are serving life-termswere awarded IGNOU degrees yesterday The main convocation was held in New Delhi while a simultaneous function was held at the university’s Regional Centre here Memonhowevercould not attend the convocation here as police authorities refused him permission Dr ShivswaroopRegional DirectorIGNOUsaid if the jail authorities permittedhe would like to hand degree certificate to Memon personally Memona qualified chartered accountantcleared the MA examination with second division last year For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News 2017 6:45 pm Mamata Banerjee, The delay in the completion of the dam was due to numerous reasons. the home district of Mulayam, ?Written by ANI | Washington | Published: January 17

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