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Indians Found That Their Brain Is Different From That Of Americans And Chinese

A recent study on Indians’ brain revealed that Indians have smaller brain in comparison to Americans and Chinese population. 

Here’s the chart showing size of brain of Indian population

Length Width Height Volume
India 160 130 88 1.39
USA 181 142 111 2.39
China 175 145 100 1.89
Korea 160 136 92 1.63

The study was conducted by International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad. And what inspired the institute to study the brain of Indians is the need of a standard size to study development of brain and medical conditions related to it in Indian population.

What is the need of the study?

Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) based template is inspired from the size of the brain of American population. But Chinese have their own brain Atlas. Also, Koreans have produced their brain atlas. Since Indians have brain different in size and features from others, India should also have its brain atlas. The Hyderabad based institute produced a brain atlas inspired by Indian population.

IIIT-Hyderabad creates the first Indian Brain Atlas

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Ghaziabad AQI Reached Severe Level Despite GRAP Implementation: Ghaziabad is most polluted city in India

Ghaziabad reported a severe drop in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday and became the most polluted city in the country. Ghaziabad recorded AQI of 459 on Tuesday. It was 63 points up from 396 on Monday. And it is in severe range. Loni in Ghaziabad recorded AQI of 454 on Tuesday.

System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) data

The above data was provided by SAFAR that monitors Air Quality Index in the country. It kept Ghaziabad in the list of the most polluted city and Loni in the most polluted area. But Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) data says that Loni’s AQI remained between 305 and 447 in the past one week. And UPPCB blames the unplanned development for the pollution.

AQI of neighboring areas also worsened

AQI of Noida and Greater Noida was 439 and 428 respectively on Tuesday and 429 and 404 on Monday. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

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Election Results 2019: BJP Emerges Loser In Both The States

Contrary to the exit polls results, BJP seems to be at a great loss. It has lost more than it gained. Also, the opposition isn’t winning in flying colors. During election campaigns, BJP projected its prospects as bigger than ever before but it isn’t uncommon for political parties to inflate their prospects in election rallies.

Claims BJP made in election campaigns

The party claimed to cross 225 seats in Maharashtra with its long-term ally Shiv Sena but the party is far behind its projected seats. In Haryana, it claimed to bag 75 out of the 90 assembly seats without any alliance but the results seem to be just the opposite. BJP is struggling to make a government in Haryana on its own. It has to take help of smaller parties to stake a claim for government formation.

Reasons for losing seats in Haryana Assembly Elections

  1. Voters believe on local issues and caste affiliations still play a crucial role in deciding preference of political candidates.
  2. BJP has to pay heed to local economy that is in shambles. The masses are worried about their future.
  3. Businessmen, middle-class
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Lori Harvey Facing Police Action For Hit-And-Run Case

Lori Harvey, stepdaughter of comedian and television host Steve Harvey, was arrested for her involvement in a single vehicle car accident in Beverly Hills. A leading model, Lori Harvey was caught under a hit-and-run case.

What was the accident?

BHPD Sgt. James Keenaghan revealed the details of the accident while speaking to CNN. He said that the model allegedly hit a parked vehicle around 9 PM on Sunday. He further maintained that the model swiftly left the crime scene to evade arrest. The police found Lori Harvey running after the crime and chased her car. Eventually she was stopped and arrested by the BHPD Sgt.

Where was the incident happened?

Not much details about the incident are available. The police only informed about the crime and arrest of the model. Details like where exactly it happened and the make and model of the car damaged aren’t available. The model is currently in police custody.


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WeWork Is Now An Associate Of SoftBank Who Bought 80% Stake In The Startup?

SoftBank Group Corp. will take control of WeWork to assist the office-space startup in its day-to-day operations. The Japanese tech conglomerate will own 80% of the WeWorkthat has been suffering cash-crunch for a long time.

Highlights of the deal

• SoftBank to put $5 billion in new financing
• WeWork shareholders to get up to $3 billion
• SoftBank will also accelerate its commitment to fund $1.5 billion
• SoftBank COO Marcelo Claure will be the next executive chairman of board of directors for WeWork

What was the story of WeWork failure?

One of the most valued startup in the US, WeWork witnessed a fall from the grace when its attempt to enter the stock market was floundered last year. SoftBank came to its rescue even after drowning $10 billion into the company.

Why did SoftBank invest in WeWork?

The bank is a firm believer that a massive transformation in work culture is going on. Despite being a startup, WeWork was at the forefront in this transformation. The bank decided to double down on WeWork and for this reason it invested a huge sum in … Read the rest

Turkey Blew The Lid From Pakistan’s Nuclear Proliferation Strategy

Pakistan’s nuclear strategy is once again under the scanner after Turkey, the new ally of Pakistan, displayed its interest in acquiring nuclear arms. The issue resurfaced after 15 years of Pak nuclear smuggler AQ Khan admitting to smuggling of nuclear arms and having illicit exports.

What did Turkey say about nuclear armament?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a strong appeal to go nuclear at a party convention. He said that the West had nuclear arms but they wanted Turkey to remain non-nuclear. He further said that this unbalance wasn’t acceptable to Turkey. This has triggered a restudy and relook of Nuclear Black Markets of AQ Khan’s network.

What is Nuclear Black Markets?

It is a study by the London think-tank International Institute for Strategic Studies. The institute published its report with the name “Nuclear Black Markets” and it believes Turkey to the be the fourth client of AQ Khan. The other three clients are Libya, Iran and North Korea.

The study revealed that Turkey firms helped Khan in obtaining nuclear material from Europe, producing centrifuge parts and shipping finished products to buyers. The report … Read the rest