Day: November 1, 2019

Window to an enchanting world of miniatures

Window to an enchanting world of miniatures

Cultural
Updates from :  the Hindu. B.N. Goswamy’s The Great Mysore Bhagavata tells the story of Krishna through a well-researched text and beautiful paintings from the South Eighteen thousand slokas divided into 12 chapters or Skandas make up the Bhagavata Purana, which Sage Suka recited to King Parikshit over a period of seven days. It is revered and given a place equal to the Vedas. Of particular interest is Chapter X, which deals with the life of Lord Krishna. When a beautifully illustrated manuscript of the Uttara Ardha of Chapter X of the Bhagavata Purana bearing the royal stamp of the Wodeyar library made its way to an auction, it was for the first time that the world heard of such a creation. The manuscripts were commissioned by Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1794-1868). According t
Explained | Pegasus, the spyware that came in via WhatsApp

Explained | Pegasus, the spyware that came in via WhatsApp

Technology
updates from : the Hindu How does Pegasus come into your phone, and how safe are you? In May 2019, WhatsApp identified that a bug in the app’s call function was used to install a malicious code into users’ phones. On October 29, it identified the malicious code as Pegasus, a spyware developed by an Israeli company, NSO. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook have sued NSO in a U.S. court. How does Pegasus come into your phone? The code is transmitted by calling the target phone on WhatsApp. The code enters the phone even if the call is not answered. According to some reports, the log of that call gets erased. According to The Citizen’s Lab of the University of Toronto, which worked with WhatsApp on identifying spyware victims, this is only one of the ways of delivering Pegasus.
India’s life expectancy rises to 68.7 years, says National Health Profile 2019

India’s life expectancy rises to 68.7 years, says National Health Profile 2019

Health
Updates from :  the Hindu. National Health Profile report notes that diabetes and hypertension rate are high among Indians while dengue and chikungunya are a cause of great concern to public health Life expectancy in India has increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16, as per the National Health Profile 2019 released on Wednesday. For the same period, the life expectancy for females is 70.2 years and 67.4 years for males. For comparison, in last year’s survey, the life expectancy had increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.3 years in 2011-15. For the same period, the life expectancy for females is 70 years and 66.9 years for males. On the non-communicable diseases (NCD), the survey notes that out of 6.51 crore patients who attended NCD clinics, 4.75%
Sex ratio improves in country; birth and death rates dip

Sex ratio improves in country; birth and death rates dip

Health
Updates from :  the Hindu. Total fertility rate in 12 States has fallen below two children per woman India has registered an improved sex ratio and a decline in birth and death rates with non-communicable diseases dominating over communicable in the total disease burden of the country, according to the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence’s (CBHI) National Health Profile (NHP) 2019. The NHP covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, human resources in the health sector and health infrastructure. It is also an important source of information on various communicable and non-communicable diseases that are not covered under any other major programmes. “This information is essential for health system policy development, governance, health res
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