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Near misses on slot machines won't make you a gambler

TORONTO:If you missed jackpot by a whisker on a slot machine, it will not make you a serial gambler. For nearly 70 years, researchers believed that near-miss events like these would encourage you to continue gambling but new research from University of Alberta scientists suggests that the near-miss effect may not exist at all.

Act Smartly and Reduce Home Loan EMI Even If Banks Don’t Lower down the Rates

In 2019, the Reserve Bank of India announced consecutive cuts in its repo rates, which ideally should have urged financial institutions to lower their lending rates for home loans and other advances. However, even with a repo rate cut of 50 basis points by the RBI and a consequent reduction in MCLR, many financial institutions have lowered their interest rates by only a small margin. This has led borrowers to seek other ways to reduce their home loan EMI.

China's GDP grew at lowest rate since 1992

BEIJING:China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest rate since March 1992 when official records for quarterly growth started being published, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday.

Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast

LONDON:Fitness enthusiasts, take a note! Researchers have found that working out before breakfast could increase health benefits of exercise.

Workers in Delhi to get revised minimum wages before Diwali

NEW DELHI:A day after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification on higher minimum wages, Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said a meeting had been called on October 21 to implement the revised minimum wages before Diwali.

US dollar declines amid Brexit optimism

NEW YORK: The US dollar declined against the British pound as Britain and the European Union (EU) reached a new Brexit deal.

Are data localisation norms in sync with India's Cloud vision?

NEW DELHI: As companies, as well as governments, around the world embrace Cloud computing, the growing demand for data localisation has put the service providers in a fix.

Eight factors that will propel Cloud spending in India

NEW DELHI:India is no more scratching the surface on Cloud computing and continues to remain a market that is thriving under the dual-opportunity of serving domestic and international demands as well as enjoying higher consumption of data with the advent of high speed mobile connectivity.

Even short-term 'vaping' can cause inflammation: Study

NEW YORK: E-cigarette use has risen at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers and now researchers from the Ohio State University have found that even short-term vaping could cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults.

Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition

SAN FRANCISCO:Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services.

Local pollutants push Delhi's air quality to very poor'

NEW DELHI:The overall air quality in the national capital fell to a 'very poor' category on Thursday with an Air Quality Index (AQI) score of 304, for the first time in the season as reports claimed that local pollutants had not been dispersed yet.

Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study

NEW YORK: Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers.

Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study

SEOUL:Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study.

No more chilly attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN:After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilly bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.

Haryana is the state that with fastest growth in last five years, Hardip Puri

ROHTAK: Sardar Hardip Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and  Urban Development and Civil Aviation Industry with additional charge as Cabinet Minister State in Ministry of Commerce and Industry addressed a press conference at Rohtak in Haryana. Puri has been with Indian Foreign Services for 40 years. He has been posted at different countries during his tenure.

RSS active in 90% of blocks in India: Manmohan Vaidya

BHUBANWSHWAR:The RSS has seen a sharp rise both in number of shakhas and in popularity among the youth, ever since the Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014. In fact, RSS' Saha Karyavaha Manmohan Va

Cattle population increased by 18% in the country: Report

NEW DELHI:The population of cows across the country has increased by almost 18 per cent since 2012. According to the 20th cattle count report, the population of cows in India is 14.51 crore. The population of all cattle increased by 4.6 per cent to 53.57 crore in the recent report as compared to the previous head count.

Right time to make investments: CEA to corporates

NEW DELHI:Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Wednesday said that it is the right time to invest in the country as labour cost and other expenditures would be lower due to the slowing economy and it is investment which would spur economic growth.

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings: Study

NEW YORK:People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain might have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, a new study said.

1 in 3 children under 5 malnourished: UNICEF report

UNITED NATIONS:United Nations,  At least one in three children under five across the globe are malnourished and not developing properly, a report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed.

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