Actor Hrithik Roshan has purchased two sea-facing apartments for Rs 97.50 crore in a building, named 'Mannat', in Mumbai. Reportedly, the actor plans to merge the two apartments, of which one is a penthouse. Besides, he has also been offered an exclusive lift, 6,500 square-feet terrace and 10 car-parking slots. However, there are no reports of Hrithik moving into the apartments anytime soon as it is still under construction.
Photos of an idol, wherein goddess Durga is shown as a doctor killing 'Coronasur', has taken off the internet. The idol depicts the goddess in a lab coat killing the coronavirus with a giant syringe, and an ambulance in the background. The photos are receiving an overwhelming response on social media, delivering a message of '… read-more
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Pakistan on October 19 decided to lift a ban on the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok. The decision came following the assurance by the company that any account spreading "obscenity and immorality" would be blocked. Reportedly, the video-sharing app will now carry out moderation of the users' accounts as per the local laws. Earlier, the app was banned on October 9 on the grounds of promoting "obscenity and immorality".
According to health experts, intake of banana can reduce the severity of diarrhea as it holds high potassium level that smoothens the digestion process. They added bananas are also good source of energy, sugar, and sodium, which are helpful during loose motions. They suggested that the people concerned can take bananas with curd or salt. Moreover, depending on the frequency of loose motions, one can consume it twice or thrice.
An eye specialist Dr. Saurabh Chaudhary has said that one must take a '20-second break', after every 20 minutes of working in front of the screen. He further added that one must be cautious about the body posture, quality of the screen, and lighting of the room. Redness, irritation, and difficulty in focusing, are some symptoms of "Computer vision Syndrome", which can be caused by using computers for long hours.
The implementation of COVID protocol including social distancing became extremely tough at the Mansa Devi Temple in Haryana as the number of devotees surged to 16,000 on October 17. Though e-token was mandatory, majority of the devotees had failed to register themselves online. The Health Department also tested over 1,235 people and at least two of them were found positive. The police, in preparation, had set up over 15 check posts.
According to data by National Statistical Office, Indians on an average spend at least 90 minutes a day, talking or chatting. The data which studied 138,000 households has determined how long Indians spend on different activities everyday. Interestingly, Indian men spend 70.3 minutes on personal hygiene and care which is more than an Indian woman who spends 65.2 minutes. The data suggests that Indians get sufficient sleep and spend only 41.3… read-more
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Students of Fashion Designing in Surat performed Garba in unique costumes made of PPE material. The creative performance was staged as the pandemic-imposed restrictions do not allow traditional Garba performances on a large scale, during Navratri. The head-to-toe hand-painted costumes which look similar to the traditional ones are colourful and have full-length skirts with sparkling dupattas. Reportedly,… read-more
People with 'type A or AB' blood group are more prone to COVID-19, whereas people with 'type O' blood group are least vulnerable, according to a recent study. The study cited high protein levels in the 'type O' as the reason behind this. Reportedly, after being hospitalized, the infection risk and organ damage were lower for 'type O'. Besides, ethnicity of a person also affects COVID related risks, the study stated.
According to the new estimates released by Unicef, 40% of the world's population (approximately three billion people) have no access to handwashing facilities. Reportedly, this could get as low as three-quarters of the population in the least developed countries. Unicef, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has also launched the "Hand Hygiene for All" initiative to raise awareness about the importance of hygiene and washing… read-more