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Focus on what to eat, than what not May 28, 2015 19:17

A study by new Cornell discovery, the researchers suggests focusing on what to eat than what not to eat. To prove this, the researchers analyzed 43 published international studies that involved either negative or positive nutrition messages. They found that while negative messages tended to work best with experts like dietitians and physicians who were highly involved and knowledgeable in the area, most people who did not know a lot about nutrition would rather be told what they should eat and why it is good for them.The lead author Brian Wansink suggested that telling your child to eat an apple so they stay healthy will work better than telling them not to eat the cookie because it will make them fat. In short, stressing the benefits of eating healthy foods is more effective than warning against the harms of eating unhealthy foods.By Lizitha

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Ecommerce companies offers 1 to 5 crore salary package May 28, 2015 19:09

Ecommerce companies like Snapdeal, Flipkart and Zomato hiring senior-level talent from varied sectors ranging from FMCG to media for different managerial positions offering hefty salary package and the trend is growing. Executives from large multinationals including Google, Unilever and GSK are making a beeline for the new sunrise sector in the country, Indian e-commerce industry.In April, Flipkart hired ex-Google top shot Peeyush Ranjan as its senior vice-president and head of engineering, earlier this month, it hired Motorola executive Punit Soni as a chief product officer. Snapdeal appointed Gaurav Gupta, who has been in Silicon Valley for a decade as vice-president of the engineering team at Snapdeal. Simplilearn brought in Ram Gupta, who has 25 years of experience working in the Silicon Valley.The top executives who are being brought in to the country are offered anywhere between Rs 1 crore and Rs 5 crore. “People who went to the US 10-15 years ago to work in Silicon Valley companies now want to come back for various reasons, both personal and professional,” said Krishna Kumar, founder, Simplilearn. He added that money or perk are not the reason senior people are willing to work in this fledgling industry.If the rumours of headhunting firms are to be believed, there will be more than 500 job openings with salaries of more than Rs 1 crore each this year. "We have 70-80% of our business coming from e-Commerce and expect to handle 180-200 mandates this year, up from 75-85 last year," Anshuman Das, managing partner, Longhouse Consulting, told. "We are filling in at least one position a day at the leadership level," GC Jayaprakash, executive director at RGF Executive Search, told."Investors are bringing hundreds of millions of dollars. We can spend it either on infrastructure or people. And that's what they are doing - investing in people," the human resource head of one of the leading online retailers told."This year also we are looking at 30-40% increase in hiring across the board and a corresponding increase in leadership levels," said Raj Raghavan, head-HR, Amazon India.ABC Consultants has conducted more than 100 senior-level searches for ecommerce companies in the past six months, said Director Siddharth Raisurana."We have 70-80% of our business coming from ecommerce and expect to handle 180-200 mandates this year, up from 75-85 last year," said Anshuman Das, managing partner, Longhouse Consulting.Saurabh Nigam, VP, HR at Snapdeal said leadership hiring has gone up, given the business growth. "We're a 5,000 people strong team now, and need to beef up our leadership hiring."By Premji

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No ‘Baahubali’ audio launch now- Rajamouli May 28, 2015 18:45

Sad news for the world cinema lovers. It was known that ‘Baahubali’ the epic of Indian cinema trailer and audio would be out on May 31st.But, the makers had now decided to postpone the programme. The news was officially confirmed by Rajamouli and Prabhas. There were many rumors behind the delay like, Rajamouli might have thought that, the attention of the audience and media would be divided, as on the same day, Super star’s Mahesh’s first look from his latest flick is going to be out.  There were also rumors that the permission of the venue was rejected and some rumors said that, hike in the ticket price at the venue might be the reason. Slamming all those rumors, Rajamouli himself arranged a press meeting and confirmed that the reason behind the delay of the audio function is just few security issues, but not for any other reason.  By Phani

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Britain will vote to leave EU, Good or Bad May 28, 2015 18:34

Britain will vote to leave the European Union without major reforms to its membership, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. The Foreign Secretary said to the EU leaders to stop “obsessing” about the principle of “every closer union”. “The Prime Minister’s made clear that some of the demands that we are making will require treaty change to make them irreversible and substantive and make them proof against challenge in the European courts. Many other parts of the agenda will not require treaty change, but some of them will,” he said.Mr Hammond said in another occasion, “We expect our European Union partners to engage with us in delivering a package that will enable the British people to decide that they think Britain’s future is best delivered inside the European Union.” “Stop obsessing about institutional structures and ideas like ever closer union which, frankly, look like yesterday’s agenda in an increasingly competitive global economy where Europe has to fight to protect the standards of living of our people,” he said.There are plenty of scare stories out there about what might happen to the U.K. economy if the country votes to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum, collapse in the trade, millions out of work, Sterling tumbling and the government running to IMF to ask for an emergency bailout.The re-elected David Cameron government has promised to hold an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU), a five-year freeze on income-tax, VAT and national insurance payments and the right-to-buy for tenants of housing associations. The people of United Kingdom will be asked to vote "yes" if they want to stay in the European Union when a referendum is held in the next two years, the government said. The question which will be asked on the ballot paper will be, "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?""That Cameron is opting to give the pro-EU side the positive 'Yes' suggests strongly that his negotiations are so much fudge," Nigel Farage, the leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Part. "He has already decided which way he wants the answer to be given, without a single power repatriated."By Premji

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India tops world hunger list May 28, 2015 18:27

“India is a developing country”. A consistent statement since decades.  One in every four persons of the world is undernourished. The figure has come down from 795 million to 216 million between 1990-92 and 2015. But, there is no heavy contribution from India towards this fall. It is just down by 15.5 million, to say in figures.  In the beginning, it was China, which is over India. But in the recent estimates, it was found that, China has cut down its figure to 133.8 million from 289 million in 1990-92. It was South- east Asian region that contributed most to the decline.   “India missed both the millennium development goal as well as the goal laid out at the World Food Summit (WFS) in 1996, when governments committed to halving the absolute number of undernourished people by 2015. Of the 172 countries that were being monitored, 29 including Nepal met the WFS goal,” revealed by the State of Food Security in the World 2015, released by the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome on Wednesday. The highest burden of hunger was found in Southern Asia, though India and China contributed to the overall hunger reduction in the developing regions. According to the recent estimates for the years 2014-16, it was suggested that about 281 million people were undernourished in the region, marking only a slight reduction of 10 million from the number in 1990-92 of 291 million.Bangladesh and Nepal are the notable exceptions in the region. Among the both, Bangladesh has reached the MDG target with the National Food Policy framework. On the other hand, Nepal achieved both MDG as well as WFS target and is now targeting to bring it down to  less than 5% of the population. The undernourished constitute just over 15% of the Indian population.   According to the report, the progress of the country is still a puzzle. Reasons for this is the inconsistency between food consumption and income levels in India ranged from increasing inequalities, to poor data, to the challenges of capturing the changing energy requirements of the population. The calorie consumption being lower than what per capita incomes and poverty rates would suggest remained inexplicable.   By Phani

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New Virus Message that can Crash your iPhone May 28, 2015 18:07

Time has come for those who boast that IPhone is the most reliable and fastest mobile in the world to recheck the fact as a new text message, which is reportedly proven malicious can crash the device. A bug, probably the first of its kind has been discovered in Apple’s IOS, which is in text format, is causing the device to reboot, when received from others. The text is a mixture of English and Arabic words. 9to5Mac reported that they discovered the iPhones not only crashing, but also rebooting when they receive the particular text message. However, they stated that the message is effective, only if it is sent by Apple handsets running iOS. Apple is still searching for the hacker who made the message first.Reacting on this, Apple told Mail online that it is looking into the issue and will probably fix the issue in the next update. The enraged iPhone users took the twitter with thousands of messages to share the text, as well as bemoan being sent it by tiresome friends.Below is the flurry of the tweets: However, there are some relatively easy ways to fix handsets.Victims of the bug can ask the same person, via another form of communication, who sent them the malicious message to send it again - effectively cancelling out the bug.This works well if it's a friend messing around. - Manohar

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Smile can make your bonding stronger, study proved May 28, 2015 18:00

Smiling is the natural response that shares our happiness with others. Even many studies have proved importance of smile in our lives. Recent study from the researcher Belinda Campos from University of California has proved that smile indeed helps you strike a chord with a stranger and also maintain a good relationship with your partner. The study is published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion.Campos' team conducted two studies to test the role that positive emotions, which are considered signals of affiliation and cooperation, play in relationships and showed that dating couples were able to quite accurately track their partners' positive emotions. In the second test, people tended to feel closer to strangers who displayed positive emotions and the results showed that people are much more aware of others' positive emotions than their negative ones. Also, when finding themselves in situations where new relationships can be formed, humans tune into the positive almost instinctively. A display of awe especially draws strangers to one another.However, do not try to fake a smile, because people can recognise a sincere smile a mile away, said the researcher Belinda Campos. By Lizitha

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I will retire, if that happens- Errabelli May 28, 2015 17:35

Along with Naidu, even Errabelli Dayakar Rao has managed to draw the attention of the people with his speech in ‘Mahanadu’. Speaking on the ‘Mahanadu’ meeting on Thursday, Errabelli said, “ there is nothing that TRS government did for Telangana people from the past one year. He opined that, only KCR and his family benefitted after the formation of the state.   Telangana is the result of students, but not KCR- ErrabelliHe further took out the issue of OU students who fought for the state. “Telangana is the result of the OU students struggle, but not KCR. Though he knows the fact, he is still not able to recognize it and plan for the future of the students,” Errabelli said.Theives turned as MLAs in TRS- Errabelli“KCR did not care about the families of those who fought for Telangana till their last breath. All the MLAs in TRS are the actual thieves of Telangana and it is a pity on KCR , as he gave all those thieves an opportunity to sit on the minister’s chair. Thummala, Kadiyam, Srinivas Yadav don’t even know the spelling of Telangana. It was Srinivas and Talasani who restricted Chandrababu from giving a letter on Telangana”.“KCR said that, an ‘SC’ would be the Chief Minister after the formation of the separate state, he even said that he is going to cut his head if this is not happening, then where was that promise after Telangana, is this literally not cheating the public.”    Errabelli open challenge to KCR“People are not in a position of believing KCR, if he is really dare enough, let any four of his MLAs to resign and re elect them, if they are reelected, then TDP party would arrange a public meeting and congratulate KCR, and I will take the retirement from politics” Errabelli challenged.“TRS strength is completely lost in Telangana, it is TDP, which is going to win in any future elections in the state. TDP is still very strong in Telangana and Hyderabad and there is no doubt for TDP to gain a huge majority in any further elections in Telangana,” Errabelli expressed his confidence.  By Phani

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Indian economy is vibrant and may overtake China May 28, 2015 17:25

While celebrating his first year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be proud enough in the success of transforming India into the fastest growing major economy. When India releases its data on Friday, it is expected to show that the economy is growing faster than China for a second consecutive quarter. There are persistent doubts, whether the new way of calculating gross domestic product, introduced by the government earlier this year, is distorting the macroeconomic view."The economy is not as strong as the GDP numbers might suggest," said Shilan Shah, India Economist at Capital Economics. "The numbers should not have any bearing on policies and both the central bank as well as the government should look at other activity indicators." "So far, not enough has been achieved to suggest that India can fulfill its economic potential over the medium term," said Shah of Capital Economics.The growth is hard to square with weak industrial activity, grim corporate earnings and an elusive recovery in bank credit. The estimate from a Reuter’s poll of economists has put the GDP growth at 7.3 percent in the January-March quarter, slowing from 7.5 percent in the previous quarter. For the fiscal year 2014/15 ending in March, growth is expected at 7.4 percent, up from 6.9 percent in the fiscal year 2013/14, using the new series.Arvind Subramanian, government's chief economic adviser, has likened the state of the economy to flying on "one-and-a-half engines". "Bad stuff has stopped happening, but the good stuff is still waiting to happen," he said.Changing trade patterns, cheaper oil and a slowing Chinese economy is helping to shake up the Asian growth, with the Philippines and Vietnam joining India as the region’s pacesetters, Indonesia and Thailand are falling to the bottom of the class.World Bank expects India to outpace its neighbour China as soon as this year. HSBC forecasts Indian growth of 7.8 per cent in 2015 compared with 7.3 per cent for China. Pro-business government of Modi will be able to unlock India’s economic potential, just as multi-decade boom of China begins to fade.“It is now increasingly obvious that the improvements in Indonesia’s macro performance between 2010 and 2013 were cyclical and externally driven, rather than structural and domestically driven as the bulls insisted”, Richard Iley, BNP Paribas economist.By Premji

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AFSPA to be withdrawn in Tripura, due to decline in militancy May 28, 2015 17:02

18 years after the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was enforced in Tripura, the state government has decided to withdraw the Act. "In view of the significant taming of terrorism in Tripura, the council of ministers decided to withdraw the AFSPA from the entire state," Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told. "The security forces recently exhaustively reviewed the law and order situation in the state. Considering the reports of the security forces, the council of ministers decided to recommend to the union home ministry to issue a notification to withdraw the AFSPA," he said. "The decisions were taken in view of the decrease in militancy-related incidents in Tripura over the last few years. However, the security forces would be watchful over the situation," Sarkar said. "When the Act was imposed there were only 42 police stations and two-third of the entire police station areas were under this act," CM Sarkar said.Tripura has seen a rapid decline in militancy in the past five years as hundreds of militants have surrendered. The ruling Left Front, who in power in Tripura since 1993, has been contemplating the withdrawal of the law and had been supported by  opposition parties like the Congress and BJP, who are also in favour the move. The home department said, "Though the four-and-half-decade-old terrorism has been tamed in Tripura, the state government is always cautious about the terror outfits and their activities."The most important evidence regarding the decline of militancy and separatism in Tripura is displayed when the state recorded above 84 percent voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, highest voter turnouts in the country, according to the Election Commission.AFSPA empowers to security forces with unlimited powers to shoot at sight, arrest anybody without a warrant and carry out searches without consent. The central act was enforced in Tripura on 16 February, 1997 when terrorism was at its peak in the state, which shares an 856-km border with Bangladesh. Many local rights groups and political parties in Tripura had accused the act as "draconian" and demanded its repeal. Tribal parties such as the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura and the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura had been demanding the withdrawal of the Act for a long time, saying that it is aimed at suppressing the State’s 33 percent tribal population.By Premji

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