Technology helps a goodnight’s sleep

Podcasts, nature sounds and white noise can help you sleep and can reduce sleep quality, says expert Podcasts and other technological advancements are beginning to be a part of the sleep schedule as the value of “sleeping industry” wakes up. Neha Singhal, psychologist said, “Sleep inducing podcasts act as an helping hand. Meditation podcasts or […]

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Parental guidance required to curb school drop-outs

Lack of parental assistance hampers children’s interest in education, says expert Dropout rates in schools have increased due to the lack of parental assistance in India. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2021 shows a drop in parental assistance at home from 74.9 percent in 2020 to 66.6 percent in 2021. This potentially contributes to […]

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Interactive museums, not so anymore

With cultural shows moving online amidst the speculation of a third wave, interactive museums lose their edge. Interactive museums in the city have moved their cultural events online, taking away their unique selling point of interactions and self-learning. Anusha, an employee at Indian Music Experience (IMC) said, “Based on the new Covid-19 guidelines, our unique […]

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Farmers’ lives choked by poisons in the field

Accidental pesticide poisoning cases increase proportionally with the sales of chemical fertilizers Cases of unintentional pesticide and insecticide poisoning have increased by 13 percent in Karnataka, and about six percent across the country between 2019 and 2020, shows data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report. In Karnataka, 862 cases were reported in 2019 […]

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86 years of ‘Alive or Dead?’

Schrodinger’s thought experiment rules the popular culture of 21st century. Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment on quantum mechanics known as “Schrödinger’s Cat” was published 86 years ago on this day. Today the millennials and Gen Z have taken interest in it through a variety of pop culture activities.    Sheldon Cooper, a character in The Big […]

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War on drugs, not on people

NDPS Act: Decriminalising drug possession and implementing rehabilitation The central government plans to assist victims of addiction to undergo rehabilitation and decriminalize possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The central government along with The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, Revenue Department and Health […]

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Employment: Succour for the differently-abled

More job opportunities and a change in mindsets is helping differently-abled people find employment and dignity. The employment of differently-abled takes a turn as new opportunities arise. A report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) indicates a dip in the unemployment rate by 26.6 percent between April 2020 and September 2021. Lekha, Placement […]

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Littering black spots take JP Nagar’s rank down

Fine rates fall by Rs. 28,250 between March and April, 2021 JP Nagar’s ranking for waste management fell by four places between March 2021 and April 2021 according to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) Solid Waste Management Report. In JP Nagar 2nd Phase and 6th Phase, garbage dumps on the street violate littering norms. […]

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