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Food delivery Swiggy raises Rs 6987 crore in funding

Swiggy, in a statement said, it has executed definitive agreements for a USD 1 billion round of funding led by Naspers and saw new investors Tencent, Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company coming on board.   The series H round also saw participation from other existing investors including DST Global, Meituan Dianping and Coatue Management, Read More…

Food & Health Life Style South India

Poisoning the temple Prasadam killed 12 so far and 30 found Critical

Petty politics between two groups over building a tower for a local deity’s temple in Chamarajanagar district unleashed a macabre tale of death, killing so far 12 devotees by poisoning the temple ‘prasada’.   Also over 70 devotees fell ill and were admitted to various hospitals in multiple locations in both Chamarajanagar and Mysuru districts. Read More…

Food & Health Nature

Orange juice could slash risk of dementia by 50 per cent, says study

Drinking orange juice could slash risk of dementia by 50 per cent, says study Lapses in memory, understanding and episodes of confusion can be early signs of brain decline which can ultimately lead to life-threatening dementia. (Photo: Pixabay) Lapses in memory, understanding and episodes of confusion can be early signs of brain decline which can Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…

Food & Health Life Science Life Style North India

Rajasthan reports 29 cases tested +ve for Zika virus

Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Veenu Gupta said, “So far, there are a total of 29 people who have tested positive for Zika virus.” As one of those affected in Jaipur hailed from Bihar and visited his Siwan home recently, the eastern state has issued advisories to all its 38 districts to keep a close Read More…

Environment Food & Health National Nature Timeline

Indian Monsoon low by 9% : IMD

Cotton growing Gujarat has so far received 27 percent less rainfall than normal, while rice growing West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar in eastern India saw it drop by as much as 25 percent below average, IMD data shows. India, the world’s biggest producer of cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of sugar and rice, Read More…

Food & Health Life Style Opinion Social

Staying Positive helps reduce heart related diseases

A team from Northwestern University in Chicago and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston studied evidence that linked psychological well-being to heart health. Lead author Professor Darwin Labarthe, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said   “We addressed how social environment, psychological well-being and the effectiveness of intervention strategies can help strengthen a Read More…

Europe Food & Health Life Science Science Women

Fish oil during pregnancy improves kids BMI

Copenhagen University researchers discovered pills taken during the later stages of pregnancy, gave children higher body mass indexes (BMI), but they did not gain more body fat than children’s whose mothers didn’t take it. “Fish oil supplementation from the 24th week of pregnancy led to a higher BMI in the offspring from 0 to six Read More…