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Engineering admissions: NET likely to be introduced in 2019-2020

With some states opposing introduction of National Eligibility Test for admission to engineering courses, it is unlikely to be held next year but could become a reality in 2019-’20, a top AICTE official said on Monday. Though the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had approved a single entrance examination (NET) for admission to all engineering colleges from this year, some states had opposed and as a result it had to be deferred, AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe told reporters in Coimbatore. The Council would hold discussions with state…

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Anti-dumping duty on Chinese ceramic products likely

India is likely to levy anti- dumping duty of $1.04 per kg on import of Chinese ceramic table and kitchenware in an attempt to check cheap import from flooding the domestic market. The commerce ministry’s investigation arm – the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) – in its preliminary findings has concluded that the products were exported to India by Chinese firms below their normal value. The domestic industry has suffered material injury due to the dumping of “ceramic table and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items” from…

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Why British women are less likely to seek investment advice than US, Canadian peers

David Shopper | Getty Images Women in the U.K. are less likely to reach out for help with their investments than their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic, according to new research which points to a continued lack of provision in the U.K. advice market. Just over two-fifths (41 percent) of British women say they would ask for financial advice from knowledgeable individuals compared to more than half of women in Canada (57 percent) and the U.S. (53 percent), a study by RBC Wealth Management has suggested. While…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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Women with PCOS More Likely to be Affected by Diabetes: AIIMS Study

An AIIMS study has claimed that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition of hormonal imbalance, are more likely to be affected by diabetes. Notably, the polycystic ovary syndrome has taken epidemic proportions in the country affecting around 23 per cent women. The study by Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ganie, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, was published in American Society of Reproductive Medicine Journal (Fertility sterility) in July. During the study, 2,047 women from Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, were screened….

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