CBSE Adopts TETRA Software For Level Playing Field In Exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been using digital technology to create as much of a level playing field as possible for students who feel unduly penalised by a disproportionately difficult question paper or a stray ambiguous question, a senior official said. The official said that the Board started using the Theory Evaluation […]

Nail health and care 101: Perfection at your fingertips

If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse nail damage, then you’re only partly right.(iStock) Our hands, especially nails, take a beating as we go about our daily lives and chores, leaving the nails brittle, discoloured and unhealthy. If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse the damage, then […]

Sewage ‘lake’ in Gurugram Sector 67 sparks health fears

Residents of Ansal Esencia and neighbouring residential societies in Gurugram’s Sector 67 are concerned about their health due to the presence of a large pond of untreated sewage around the approach road. Residents said the site is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and is a “health crisis waiting to strike”. The area around the site […]

Irrfan awaiting final health report to start shooting for Hindi Medium 2, says Bhushan Kumar

Irrfan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment in London since April last year, is finally back in India. And if reports are to be believed, the actor will start shooting for Hindi Medium 2, directed by Homi Adajania on February 22. However, on contacting the makers of the film, co-producer Bhushan Kumar denied this report […]

Innovation could help India out of its health quagmire

Health innovations — from vaccinations to bed nets — have been instrumental in fighting some of world’s most persistent and deadly diseases. Now more than ever, countries around the world are recognising and investing in the potential of innovation to ensure that more people can lead healthy, productive lives. It’s exciting to see this trend […]

Loneliness damages health as much as obesity, smoking

Solitary confinement has escaped prisons and torture rooms and entered our homes and workplaces, making isolation and loneliness as big a threat to health than obesity, smoking, alcohol abuse and depression. Social apps on smartphones have replaced human interaction, reducing emotion to Facebook posts and Instagram likes that prompt most of us to spend more […]