Even short-term ‘vaping’ may cause Inflammation in non-smokers: Study

Even short-term use of e-cigarettes may cause cellular inflammation — a driver of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases — in non-smokers, according to a study. Researchers at the Ohio State University in the U.S. found the first evidence of biological changes linked to e-cigarette use.PTI Source :

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Meet the world’s fastest ant

It’s official: the Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres — nearly a metre — per second, researchers said on Thursday. Measured another way, the six-legged sprinter covers 108 times its own body length per second, a feat topped …

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Domestic air traffic growth at 1% in Sept.

Domestic aviation traffic grew at a measly rate of 1.18% in September as compared to the year ago period, according to the monthly data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Airlines altogether flew 1.15 crore passengers last month as compared to 1.13 crore during the same period …

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IL&FS completes sale of wind energy arm to Orix

Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), has completed its first asset sale plan, selling 51% stake in its wind energy arm to Orix Corporation. “The IL&FS Group has completed the sale process of its 51% stake, held through IL&FS Wind Energy Limited (IWEL) in seven operating wind power SPVs (with …

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No better place to invest than India: FM

Investors can find no better place in the world than India that has a democracy- loving and a capitalist-respecting environment, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. She also assured international investors during an interaction session at the IMF’s headquarters that the government was continuously working towards bringing reforms. “It …

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‘For FMCG, rural growth worst in 7 years’

For the first time in seven years, rural growth has fallen below that of urban for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, whose sales are often looked upon as a barometer of overall economic growth and consumption due to the range and reach of products across price points. According to …

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TB cases see decrease in India

The tuberculosis incidence rate in India has decreased by almost 50,000 patients over the past one year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)-2019 edition of the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report released on Thursday. The report notes that in 2017, India had 27.4 lakh TB patients which came down to …

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Karnataka most innovative State, says NITI Aayog

Karnataka has been ranked as the most innovative State in the NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2019, released on Thursday. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh follow in the rankings of the 10 major States, in that order. “The study examines the …

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