Sensex Rallies Over 500 Pts in Early Trade; Nifty Tops 14,650

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 500 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC twins, HUL and ICICI Bank amid largely positive cues from the Asian peers. The 30-share BSE index was trading 510.31 points or 1.04 per cent higher at 49,518.81, and the broader NSE Nifty surged 162.70 points or […]


World Poetry Day: Five Poets You Must Read

March 21 is observed as World Poetry Day, each year. The date was settled upon in 1999, by UNESCO, at the 30th General Conference in Paris, where the need to support poetic expression across languages, particularly those that are endangered, was stressed upon. To this day, March 21 is celebrated as World Poetry Day to […]


Income Tax Rules Are Changing from April 1, Here’s a Look at New Norms

April 1 will mark the beginning of a new financial year and will bring a slew of income tax changes. Some of the changes were announced by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2021 in February. Here is a list of changes which will be introduced from the coming financial […]


Michael Jordan: Bulls teammates used to drink beer at halftime

Michael Jordan loves telling on his former teammates. Of course, there was the cocaine story. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s documentary on the 1997-98 Bulls, also showed Scottie Pippen objecting to being filmed drinking beer in the training room after a game. Ron Harper and Jordan – drinking with Pippen – expressed no such qualms. Jordan, […]


Testing, prescribing increase after change to TSH reference range

A minor planned decrease in the upper limit of the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) resulted in an increase in levothyroxine prescriptions and more TSH measurements, according to a study published in the May 4 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Christopher Symonds, M.D., from the University of Calgary in […]


Apple’s virtual WWDC begins June 22

Apple hasn’t hosted WWDC this late in the month in well over a decade but given the unique circumstances in play this time around, it is understandable. The tech giant didn’t say how long the virtual conference would last, either, although typically, it runs for five days. Apple on Tuesday confirmed that its annual Worldwide […]


Massachusetts State Police trooper helps wife deliver baby on side of highway

A Massachusetts State Police trooper helped his wife to deliver their new baby boy on the side of a highway last month. Officials said Trooper George D’Amelio was on duty on the night of April 17 when his wife called to say she was going into labor. D’Amelio, who is assigned to the barracks in […]


Michael Jordan: Isiah Thomas second-best PG ever, but would’ve affected Dream Team’s harmony

Isiah Thomas remains the most controversial exclusion from the Dream Team. Even decades after the 1992 Olympics, Michael Jordan is still explaining it. Thomas was a reasonable omission on merit. He wasn’t as accomplished as the players – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Jordan – who made it on career achievements. On a sharp decline from […]


Combining mouse and human data uncovers new gene regulating cholesterol

Precision medicine has the potential to tailor treatments to a patient’s unique genetic sequence. But achieving this precision—or developing new drugs—requires knowing which genes are involved in disease. “Unfortunately, we don’t really have a good understanding of how these genetic differences can derive differences in traits, whether that’s cholesterol or obesity,” says Brian Parks, a […]


Samsung heir Lee apologises over succession, won’t hand control to children

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, embroiled in a bribery scandal, on Wednesday made a rare apology over controversial succession plans and said he will not hand over management rights to his children at the family-controlled conglomerate. His first public statement in five years came after the Supreme Court in August overturned an appeals court […]