Daily Archives: October 22, 2018

Da Vinci’s genius may be due to eye disorder: study

Da Vinci

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye condition that gave him the unusual ability to recreate three-dimensional shapes in his sculptures and paintings, a study has found. A person with the condition strabismus have eyes that appear to be pointing in different directions, with only one eye …

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From forest to premium brands, a tribal story unfolds

tribal story

Whenever you buy an expensive beauty product from premium brands such as The Body Shop or L’oreal or a chocolate hamper from Ferrero Rocher, you might be unknowingly supporting millions of tribals spread across States like Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. A little-known Indian company from Chhattisgarh – Manorama …

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Ireland woos Indian companies

Ireland woos

With just six months away for Brexit to become a reality, Ireland is wooing Indian companies, currently having United Kingdom (U.K.) as their EU headquarters, to shift base to the country. “Indian companies in the U.K. and particularly, those using the U.K. as a gateway to the EU face some …

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Years to go to stub out crop burning

Years to go to stub out crop burning

In May this year, the government announced a National Policy on Biofuels, which laid out the path towards increasing the country’s ethanol and biodiesel production. One of the stated benefits of biofuels was the impact this would have on the practice of burning crop waste in preparation for the next …

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Maldives judiciary upholds poll result

Maldives judiciary

The Maldives Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a petition by outgoing President Abdulla Yameen to annul the September presidential election, clearing the way for transfer of power to joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Mr. Yameen’s claim that the poll was rigged was not substantiated with evidence, the five-member bench …

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U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact

Russia missile pact

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that the U.S. would pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a crucial Cold War-era treaty banning the development, testing and possession of short and medium range ground-launched nuclear missiles with a range of 500-5,000 km. The treaty, signed in 1987, …

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