Tag Archives: May

Budget bike prices may jump Rs 5000-10,000 under BS-VI in 2020

Prices of all two-wheelers will sky rocket post implementation of Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) in 2020 but the budget bike segment will perhaps be most impacted, making them unaffordable to a large section of the buying class. Meeting BS-VI emission standards is mandatory for all vehicle makers post April 1, 2020 and doing so will entail investing in electronic fuel ... Read More »

A healthy lifestyle may help reduce asthma symptoms

There is increasing evidence that asthma patients who are obese can benefit from a better diet and increased exercise. (Source: File Photo) Do you suffer from asthma? Daily intake of a healthy diet rich in protein, fruit and vegetables combined with proper exercise could help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in people with the condition, according to a ... Read More »

Is Your Modern Lifestyle Giving You Aches And Pains? These Expert Tips May Help You

Using laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices is a common source of pain among the millennial generation according to a new US survey. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ South_agency/ Istock.com) A new nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in conjunction with September’s Pain Awareness Month has found that millennials’ love of technology and fitness is causing many ... Read More »

Why tracking your stolen mobile phone may be tougher than ever

NEW DELHI: Once it was true that your mobile phone’s IMEInumber could help police trace it in case it was stolen. The unique number is no longer a comfort. Crooks now have devices that can change the IMEI numbers, and to the concern of police, such tools are easily available in the grey market. IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique ... Read More »

NEET: Tamil Nadu students may get exemption as law ministry clears ordinance

The law ministry on August 16 cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which demands exemption of the state’s students from the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) — common medical entrance test. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleared the draft ordinance in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. The official, who requested anonymity, said the ordinance will be applicable ... Read More »

Age-related frailty may be delayed with proper lifestyle

According to a review, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Source: Thinkstock) Frailty, often assumed to be an inevitable part of ageing, may be prevented or delayed by a proper lifestyle and adequate physical, mental and social activities, researchers say. “Societies are ... Read More »

Age-Related Frailty May Be Delayed With Proper Lifestyle

Frailty, often assumed to be an inevitable part of ageing, may be prevented or delayed by a proper lifestyle and adequate physical, mental and social activities, researchers say. “Societies are not aware of frailty as an avoidable health problem and most people usually resign themselves to this condition,” said Jerzy Sacha from University Hospital of the University of Opole in ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ, X, X Compact and X Performance get May security update

Sony is rolling out the May 1 2017 security update to its line of Xperia X smartphones. The new firmware is seeding to the Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance and the Sony Xperia XZ. Earlier today we reported that the Xperia XZs has also received the update.   May 2017 security update The update brings the Xperia ... Read More »

GST UPDATE: Gadgets that may become expensive

SMARTPHONES Most mobile phones may get costlier by 4-5% with the government imposing a goods and services tax (GST) of 12%, taking away the benefit under duty differential that was being offered to local manufacturers. Under the new proposed GST rate, while imported phones will become cheaper, most of the locally-manufactured phones will get costlier. The industry said that it ... Read More »

GST E-Way Bill Implementation Date May Be Extended Due to Lack of Software

HIGHLIGHTS E-Way bill may be delayed for a few months, govt says It’s required for movement of goods over Rs. 50,000 to be pre-registered The goods have to be registered on the GSTN website With just a few days left for GST rollout, the Centre is in favour of postponing by a few months the implementation of the e-way bill, ... Read More »