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Brain’s inner GPS wins Nobel medicine prize for three scientists
Tue, Oct 07 2014. 01 20 PM

Brain’s inner GPS wins Nobel medicine prize for three scientists

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have won the prize for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain
China family planning: decades of putting all eggs in one basket
Mon, Oct 06 2014. 12 45 PM

China family planning: decades of putting all eggs in one basket

Experts say China urgently needs a baby boom to help replenish its workforce and shoulder the costs of an aging population
India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programme
Wed, Oct 01 2014. 02 29 PM

India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programme

Delays in approving tenders through which govt procures medicines from pharma firms has left Naco scrambling for supplies
World population to cross 11 billion by 2100: UN study
Fri, Sep 19 2014. 03 28 PM

World population to cross 11 billion by 2100: UN study

There is an 80% probability that the world’s population will increase to between 9.6 and 12.3 billion in 2100, led by a steep rise in Africa, says study
Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says
Tue, Sep 16 2014. 05 56 PM

Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says

WHO assistant director calls outbreak as ‘unparalleled in modern times’
EPFO to set up specialised corporate offices for large firms
Sun, Sep 14 2014. 08 57 PM

EPFO to set up specialised corporate offices for large firms

The purpose for creation of SCO is to provide exemplary and quick service to a large chunk of EPFO subscribers employed in few selected firms
India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report
Fri, Sep 12 2014. 02 31 PM

India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report

The Unicef report says the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection
AMU scientist urges health ministry to identify occurrence of NDM-4
Thu, Sep 11 2014. 07 45 PM

AMU scientist urges health ministry to identify occurrence of NDM-4

Dr Asad Ullah Khan headed the team which found NDM-4, a deadly bacteria also called the ‘super bug’
Men got 56% higher wages than women in rural areas in 2011-12: NSSO
Mon, Sep 08 2014. 08 19 PM

Men got 56% higher wages than women in rural areas in 2011-12: NSSO

Average daily earnings of a regular wage/salaried employee in the informal sector was about Rs189 for rural males, Rs121 for rural females
Centre likely to bear cost of life insurance in Jan Dhan scheme
Sun, Sep 07 2014. 11 48 PM

Centre likely to bear cost of life insurance in Jan Dhan scheme

Sources say LIC has ruled out bearing this cost attached to the bank accounts for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s financial inclusion programme
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