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School versus parents: Standoff continues at Presidium School in Ghaziabad

The standoff between the parents and management of Presidium School Indirapuram continued for the second day on Wednesday. Parents claimed that the school authority appointed bouncers to stop parents from protesting. The school management claimed that they did not appoint any bouncers and these persons were their personal security guards, besides the police. Parents have complained that the school issued transfer certificates to selected students despite payment of all ‘legitimate’ fees till September 2017 but the management claims that they have not done anything illegal. Parents have been claiming that…

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Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Have you ever noticed that the ability to recognise faces, a critical aspect for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood? A study has revealed that in humans, a part of the brainresponsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, while the region that helps to recognise places stays the same. The study was published in journal of Science. According to researchers, the ability to recognise faces, which is critical for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood. In seeking to better understand brain activity to recognize…

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Capital’s poor show continues

The capital continued to experience “very poor” air quality on Monday. Though the pollution level had improved from last week’s “severe”, experts said the air quality will continue to be “very poor” till December 15, after which it may deteriorate further. According to Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s realtime air quality monitoring, PM 2.5 levels ranged from 200 to 300 micrograms per cubic metres at most locations like Punjabi Bagh, Mandir Marg and RK Puram. “The improved conditions will continue till December 15.Due to the movement of the western disturbance over…

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Delhi’s ‘Severe’ Air Quality Continues

Delhi on Thursday witnessed severe level of air quality on the fourth consecutive day after Diwali. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) showed levels of PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 exceeding 500 at most locations early in the morning. Values above 500 are considered beyond the Air Quality Index (AQI). The US Embassy’s air pollution monitor, which covers the area of Chanakyapuri, showed PM 2.5 levels touching 1,000. Residents of Delhi complained about irritation in eyes, cough and other discomfort due to the plunging…

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Delhi continues to top world’s most polluted megacities list: WHO

Delhi continues to top world’s most polluted megacities list: WHO (Image credit: AFP) Delhis air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from September 22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are nearly 11 times above the WHO health standards. Over the monsoon, Delhi’s air was relatively cleaner because the rain and wind diminished the…

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Bowl of porridge a day continues early death at bay

Adding years to your existence is as easy as ingesting a bowl of porridge every day, indicates a latest study. Researchers at Harvard College determined that just one 16g serving per day of complete grain cuts the chance of death from any purpose, heart disease or cancer. And, they argued, the extra entire grains people devour, the larger the advantages. Their evaluation of studies confirmed that for each unmarried serving (16g) of complete grains, there has been a 7 percentage drop in risk of loss of life from any motive,…

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