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This week in IT: Could the Facebook founder’s recent blog post be an answer to India’s data localisation mandate?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his blog post on March 7 spoke about company’s way forward, privacy and data storage among others. Zuckerberg said, “People want to know their data is stored securely in places they trust. Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we’ll make is where we’ll build data centers ... Read More »

‘We Are in an Era Where the Media Has Itself Become a Threat to Democracy’

Two years ago, we launched The Wire Hindi with a small team and big dreams. How has the experience been so far? What have we achieved, or not? Before we begin to discuss these questions, we need to know about the time in which the idea of The Wire Hindi was born. It is also important that we talk about the era in which ... Read More »

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

With weight loss and fitness fast becoming obsessions around the world, a lot of people are adopting lifestyle and diets, which may appear ‘healthy’ but may actually prove to be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being. This obsession with ‘clean eating’ and dieting may well have exposed a number of eating disorders. A recent study by a leading wellness ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

5 lesser-known signs of an unhealthy heart that you shouldn’t ignore

One of the most common signs of a heart problem is chest pain that radiates downwards, towards the left arm. There are, however, some other atypical symptoms that you may not be aware of. It is important to note that these atypical symptoms are most often present in diabetics, women, and elderly patients. Take a look at the uncommon signs ... Read More »

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk for dementia. People who had ... Read More »

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. A previous study had shown that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin ... Read More »

How To Obtain An Alcohol License For Your Business

It is no secret that you cannot serve or sell alcoholic beverages to your customers without an alcohol license. Failure to obtain an alcohol license could result in a fine, cease and desist order or even jail time. Luckily, you can still receive your alcohol license before your grand opening. Follow these steps to obtain the right alcohol license for ... Read More »

Twitter to Soon Live Stream News in an Effort to Curb Misinformation

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 channel The media outlet was covering the shooting at a Florida school Twitter to partner regional news stations to select the footage In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a ... Read More »

This is why some teens are more likely to undergo an abortion

Teenagers who’s mothers had abortions earlier are more likely to undergo abortions, a new study has warned. According to the researchers, in developed countries, about 6.7 million abortions are performed every year, with a large proportion of teens aged 19 or younger. In Canada, the teen pregnancy rate is 28 per 1,000, with more than 50 % of these ending ... Read More »