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Bosch Makes First Venture Investment In India With Deeptech Startup SimYog

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, has announced its first venture investment in India in Bengaluru-based deeptech startup SimYog Technologies. Incubated at the Indian Institute of Science, SimYog has raised $885.7K (INR 6.3 Cr) in a funding round with participation from early-stage venture capital firm Ideaspring Capital. The startup plans to use the fresh funds to expand its product offering. The company will also expand its team to 12 people—from five now—over the next year, as it adds customers and products. Founded in 2017 by Dipanjan Gope, Anant Devi and…

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Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

oted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award, a literary award given to an author for “outstanding contribution towards literature”, Bharatiya Jnanpith announced Friday. “Amitav Ghosh is a path- breaking novelist. In his novels, Ghosh treads through historical settings to the modern era and weaves a space where the past connects with the present in relevant ways. His fiction is endowed with extraordinary depth and substance through his academic training as a historian and a social anthropologist,” a statement from Bharatiya Jnanpith read. The decision…

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Bengaluru teenage boy thrashes mother with broomstick, video goes viral

The boy reprimanded his mother after she found pictures of him smoking a cigarette. (Photo: Screenshot from a YouTube video) A video of a 17-year-old boy thrashing his mother with a broomstick has gone viral on social media. The video was recorded by the boy’s sister. In the video, the boy is seen hitting his mother for bad mouthing him and discussing him with their neighbours. The teenager could be heard threatening his mother, saying “you will be beaten again if you don’t stop doing this [bad mouthing and discussing…

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Drop kilos with these simple lifestyle tweaks

Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you meet a skinny woman with an elephantine appetite? She can gobble down an array of pastries and yet seems to repel weight. You, on the other hand, have tried every fad diet but the kilos refuse to budge. Well, you can blame your metabolism. Harvard Medical School defines metabolism as “the series of chemical reactions in a living organism that create and break down energy necessary for life. In other words, every time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break…

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Single pill with two drugs can boost treatment for blood pressure, says study

A single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure treatment as most of the patients are often reluctant to take more than a pill, according to a research. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, recognised that a major reason for poor rates of blood pressure control is that patients do not adhere to medications. Non-adherence increases with the number of pills, so administering the two drugs (or three, if needed) in a single tablet could transform blood pressure control rates, the researchers said. “The vast majority of…

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Now Treat Your Eczema With This New Unusual Approach

I hate my eczema. When it flares, the skin on my eyelids becomes red and angry. The nape of my neck itches and burns. My earlobes prickle and weep from irritation. Mostly, I feel like a hostage in my own skin. I’ve tried countless remedies – including elimination diets and prescription creams and ointments. They provide a slight respite, but there’s been no magic cure. New research, though, suggests an unusual new approach that might change things for me and the 32 million other Americans who suffer from eczema: applying…

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