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55 percent rise in heat-related deaths nationwide due to climate change

According to statistics, heat-related mortality in India have surged by 55%. The country has experienced an increase in extreme heat over the past five years due to climate change. Although heatwaves occur frequently in many areas of the country during the summer, experts claim that they are increasingly growing more severe and frequent. The health Read More…

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Mexico legalises same-sex marriages on a national level

The Tamaulipas state legislature in northeastern Mexico approved a resolution legalising same-sex unions nationwide. Tamaulipas modified its Civil Code on Wednesday, becoming the final state to do so in the nation, prompting chants of “Yes, we can!” from the change’s proponents. It has been a long time coming, but the states of Mexico, Sonora, and Read More…

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Study finds Human Stress, Anxiety can be reduced by listening to Birds

Have you ever pondered why hearing birds chirp in the mornings seems to be so calming? According to a recent study, listening to bird songs can aid humans in overcoming stress and anxiety. A group of researchers from Germany assessed the impact of urban traffic noise versus natural bird singing on the participants’ cognitive and emotional function. Another goal was to evaluate the impact of lower vs. higher soundscape variety by varying the number of various typical traffic noises or different bird species’ songs within the respective soundscapes, according to a study published in the Nature portfolio magazine Scientific Reports. 295 participants were randomly randomised to one of four treatments—traffic noise low, traffic noise high, birdsong low, and birdsong high diversity soundscapes—for six minutes in an online experiment conducted by the researchers. Before and after the exposure, the subjects also completed digit-span and dual n-back tasks, as well as surveys for sorrow, anxiety, and paranoia. Newsweek claims that as the world rapidly urbanises, so too does the environment in which people live. Around 70% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities by 2050, with certain regions, like Europe, already exceeding this percentage. Given that urbanisation has been linked to worse mental health outcomes, understanding how the urban environment affects our wellbeing is crucial.  However, traditional psychological studies frequently undervalue the impact of environmental factors on human wellbeing and cognition. “My colleagues and I are typically fascinated by the impact of the environment on humans, and with our research, we also want to raise awareness about the interdependence between humans and nature,” said Emil Stobbe, a study author with the Lise Meitner Group, in an interview with Newsweek. We seek to research the therapeutic effects of natural surroundings in the field of environmental neurosciences, she continued. According to Newsweek, the German researchers collaborate with the Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Department at University Medical Center Hamburg.

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Rare pink diamond sells for record-breaking $57.7 million at Hong Kong

According to Sotheby’s, a rare pink diamond recently sold in Hong Kong for close to $58 million, setting a record for the highest price ever paid per carat for any diamond or gemstone. The 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star sold for HK$453.2 million ($57.7 million) on Friday, making it the second-highest jewel auction price ever, according to Sotheby’s. An unidentified bidder from Boca Raton, Florida, placed the winning bid, which was more than double the anticipated sale price of $21 million. The diamond sold at auction was the second-largest pink diamond ever. The rarest and most sought-after precious jewels on the market are pink diamonds. When the CTF Pink Star stone, which established the world record price for a pink diamond in 2017, was sold in Hong Kong for $71.2 million, it did so. Wenhao Yu, chairman of jewellery and watches at Sotheby’s Asia, said that Friday’s transaction “not only attests to the robust demand for top grade diamonds in Asia, but also a heightened understanding of the exceptional scarcity of pink diamonds.” The Williamson Pink Star was given its name in honour of two great pink diamonds, the record-breaking CTF Pink Star and the 23.6 carat Williamson Stone, which was given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 as a wedding gift. The “astonishing” sale, according to Tobias Kormind, managing director of UK jewellery retailer 77 Diamonds, demonstrated that premium diamonds could still command high prices in a precarious economic climate. According to him, “hard assets like top-notch diamonds have a history of doing well even in times of turmoil.”

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Young Cancer warrior Prabhulal Prasannan passes away

Prabhulal is a person who cheerfully handled the challenges of life. Anyone who uses social media regularly cannot forget Prabhulal’s visage. Prabhulal Prasannan, who battled a rare condition, eventually passed away. He is an Alappuzha Haripad native. He had black moles covering three-quarters of his face, one ear, and his torso, and he was receiving Read More…

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‘Jaguar Kumar’ get to meet his Ukrainian pets Yasha and Sebrina

When the crisis between Ukraine and Russia erupted, an orthopaedic surgeon from Andhra Pradesh who was stationed there made a plea to the Indian government for assistance in rescuing his pet jaguar and panther, which were left behind when he had to leave the combat zone.Dr. Gidikumar Patil, also known as Jaguar Kumar after his Read More…

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Ban on internet gambling approved by Tamil Nadu cabinet

An legislation prohibiting internet gambling has been adopted by the Tamil Nadu cabinet. The state administration decided to outlaw internet gambling during the shutdown because some persons who lost money playing online rummy committed themselves.The Governor will get the ordinance soon for approval. Under the direction of Justice K. Chandru, a framework for a new Read More…

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How will the new credit and debit card regulations affect you starting October 1?

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) card-on-file (CoF) tokenization guidelines will take effect on October 1, 2022, which would change the regulations for online debit and credit card payments. The CoF tokenization by RBI is anticipated to enhance cardholders’ payment experiences. The RBI’s new tokenization regulations were originally scheduled to take effect on July 1 Read More…