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Algorithms can now spot childhood disease

An artificial intelligence programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers have found. From the flu and asthma to life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis, the system consistently matched or out-performed primary care paediatricians, they reported in …

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A recyclable and reusable cast for arm fractures

Kerala student Manu Prasad bags design award for his ‘Uni-cast’, which he says addresses multiple hygiene issues Innovation has always been the passion of Manu Prasad and his urge for invention has bagged the prestigious Lexus Design Award for him in the student category this year. Mr. Prasad, 26, an …

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Retail inflation cools further to 2.05% in Jan.

Retail inflation declined marginally to 2.05% in January over the previous month on continued decline in food prices, including vegetables and eggs, government data said on Tuesday. Retail inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2018 has also been revised downward to 2.11% from the earlier estimate …

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Centre invites interest for Air India arm stake sale

AIATSL provides passenger and baggage handling services The government has invited interest for 98% stake sale in Air India’s ground handling arm — Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL). The remaining 2% will be offered to the employees of the subsidiary for a stock ownership plan. The expression of …

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‘95% of registered realty firms have no PAN’

CAG says I-T dept. has no mechanism to ensure all registered companies have PAN and file returns In an audit of assessments made by the Income Tax Department on the real estate sector, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) found that a whopping 95% of the companies registered with the …

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Taliban forms 14-member team for peace talks

Militants include Haqqani leader in it The Taliban announced on Tuesday a 14-member team to meet American negotiators this month in Doha, including five former Guantanamo Bay inmates and a high-profile militant behind bars in Afghanistan. U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has undertaken extensive recent peace talks with the Taliban …

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