9 Nov 2016

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Health Problems With Newer Treatments

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Health Problems With Newer Treatments

Despite advances that have made treatments safer and more effective, childhood cancer survivors don't appear to have experienced gains in long-term health outcomes, a new study suggests.

Their survival odds are better, but as adults they may have chronic medical problems linked to cancer and tumor treatments, the study found.

Google opens carrier billing option to all mobile networks in India

Google now offers a carrier billing option, for users who wish to download apps, music, movies, books, etc. on the Play store in India. The option was initially available for Idea subscribers only, but is now extended to other networks such as Airtel and Vodafone. The carrier billing option works in much the same way as other payment options. In the add payments section, you need to select ‘bill my Idea Cellular Account’ (for Idea subscribers) to pay for Play Store purchases through your postpaid/prepaid account. 

Live heart makes 556-km journey from Indore to Mumbai in two hours

Heart from Indore travels to Mumbai in two hours to give life to an ailing man from Alibaug

For past two months now a 46 year-old-man from Alibaug in Maharashtra was waiting for a heart transplant. On Tuesday he was wheeled into the operation theatre as the news came that a heart from a brain dead patient will be flown in from Indore's Choitaram Hospital. This is the third inter-state heart transplant between Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai since October last year.

Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes banned.

1.Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes banned from tonight; they will cease to be legal tender from tonight;

2. Can only be deposited in banks accounts, head and sub-post offices;

3. You can exchange them in banks & post offices between Nov 9 and Dec 30, 2016;
4. ATMs will dispense only Rs 2000 a day, later to be increased to Rs 4000 per day;

5. Those who miss the Dec 30 deadline, can exchange old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes through RBI on the basis of declaration;
6. Till Nov 11 midnight, hospitals will accept Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes and on basis of prescription can buy medicines from drug stores on hospital shops;

7. Govt buses ticket booking counter, airlines will accept them for booking tickets till Nov 11 midnight;

8. Petrol & CNG outlets, crematoriums, international airports will also have leeway to accept Rs 500 & Rs 1000 notes till Nov 11;

9. Non-cash transactions (cheques, demand draft, card payments) not to be affected;

10.ATMs to be closed on Nov 9 & 10;
All banks closed on Nov 9 for public transactions.

8 Nov 2016

How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package

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When employers talk about their "compensation packages," they don't mean just salary. Typically, this package includes an employee's pay, plus a number of other perks like health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off.

Starting salaries for female graduates are £1,400 lower than for male graduates

Female graduates earn starting salaries that are £1,400 lower on average than the starting salaries earned by male graduates, according to research by TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk.employeetoday.com

The analysis, which is based on starting salary data from the Destinations of leavers from higher education survey, found that male graduates take home a higher starting salary in 32 out of 57 subjects, with eight subject areas showing a pay gap of at least £2,000 and a further 11 subjects demonstrating a pay gap of at least £1,000.

Taking to the streets to beat cancer

KOLKATA: Anuradha Sahawasn't going to let cancer get the better of her. When she was detected with breast cancer two years ago, during a routine check-up, she did not cry. "I wanted to set an example for my family. I told them I wanted to fight and win," said Saha, who joined 50 others in a walk on National Cancer Awareness Day on Monday, to beat the dreaded disease.

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Launched With IPx4 Resistance Against Sweat

  1. Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset has been priced at CNY 149
  2. Will be available from November 11 in China
  3. Has a battery life of up to 7 hours

General Mobile GM5 Android One Smartphone With Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

General Mobile GM5 Android One Smartphone With Android 7.0 Nougat Launched


  • The General Mobile GM5 has a 5-inch HD display
  • It has a 13-megapixel rear camera
  • The smartphone packs a 2500mAh battery
Last year in May, Google's Android One initiative reached Turkey with the General Mobile 4G smartphone. Since then, the Turkish manufacturer General Mobile has launched the 5 Plus smartphone in the market as well, and now a new Android One smartphone has been added to the mix expanding its portfolio. Furthering Google's efforts to bring stock Android and modern connectivity to the masses, the General Mobile GM5 smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
The price of the GM5 is not listed; however General Mobile has confirmed that the smartphone will go on sale this month itself. Before it gets available, the company has listed the smartphone's detailed specifications on its site. The General Mobile GM5 sports metal edges, and a textured back design. The camera sits in the centre, and the volume and power buttons are housed on the right. There are dual speakers on each side of the USB port at the bottom, and the 3.5mm audio jack is housed on the top edge.
As for the specifications, the General Mobile GM5 features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset paired with 2GB RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of inbuilt storage as well.
On the camera front, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, auto focus, and 4x digital zoom. The General Mobile GM5 bears a 5-megapixel camera for selfies. A 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on, and the smartphone is available in Golden, Space Gray, and Black colour options.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, FM Radio, and Wi-Fi Direct. The General Mobile GM5 measures at140.5x69.75x9.3mm, and weighs 160 grams.
General Mobile has mentioned that the smartphone will only be available in 20 markets ie. Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. It will support all the countries' local languages.




1.2GHz quad-core

Front Camera



720x1280 pixels




Android 7.0



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity


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