Friday, July 10, 2015

Middle-class Indians prefer branded products

The Indian home decor market might touch a staggering Rs.1.27 trillion ($20 billion) by the end of 2015 .

UP to take Muslims, Hindus together for pilgrimage

The Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a first-of-its-kind plan to take a group of Hindus and Muslims on a joint pilgrimage.

Half of the food in the world is thrown away, not eaten

A new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and the Getulio Vargas Foundation, shows that the top causes of food waste in such homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage.

Decline in the population of Seabirds.

Seabirds population has dropped 70 percent since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well, says a study.

Annoying fruit flies lead researchers to new discoveries

Fruit flies have been used to successfully model a number of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and obesity. They provide an ideal system to study cellular pathways and develop novel therapies for neural dysfunction and cell death/damage.