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Micro-finance loans up 33% in October-December Quarter 2014: MFIN

Micro-finance firms’ association MicroFinance Institutions Network (MFIN) Saturday said there has been an increase of 23 percent in micro-credit borrowers. The loans from these companies rose by 33 percent during the October-December period last year compared to the corresponding period in 2013-14, the MFIN added. During this time frame, micro-finance institutions (MFIs) provided micro-credit to over 28.7 million clients nationally ...

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Diabetes drug may decrease cancer risk only in non-smokers: study

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes – reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers, showing for the first time a direct link between smoking and lung cancer. Among nonsmokers who had diabetes, those who took the diabetes drug metformin had a decrease in lung cancer ...

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3-day Weekend: People Queueing up to Holdiay Destinations, Airfares Touch Skyhigh

With an extended weekend ahead starting Saturday, followed by Sunday and Republic Day Monday, many people are making plans to enjoy the ‘mini vacation’. According to travel companies, there has been a surge of around 20 percent in the number of people going on a holiday this weekend as compared to a normal weekend. “The hustle and bustle of urban ...

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Tiger population goes up in India by 30%

India’s Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the population of tigers in India recorded an increase to the tune of 30.5 percent in the recent national estimation, despite the threat to the species. “The tiger population has gone up from 1,706 to 2,226 tigers…We are proud of our efforts. This corresponds to a little over 30 ...

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India Upbeat on 15% Increase Japanese Companies Presence in Country

India welcomed the rise of 15 percent in Japanese companies coming to the country during 2014 and stressed that Japan is a key partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ Initiative, during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida here Saturday. Both leaders held extensive discussions spread over four hours, beginning for ...

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1990 vs 2013: Global life expectancy increased by more than 6 years, says study

Global life expectancy study conducted for 2013 has shown that it increased by 6.2 years, compared to 1990, according to a study published by The Lancet, which means on an average, men live 5.8 years longer and women 6.6 years more. Attributed to decreasing mortality rates for infectious diseases and cardiovascular problems, the increase in global life expectancy was arrived ...

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Fasting During Festivals Good for Brain, to Boost Memory, Learning Skills: Study

Exercise tops the list of recommendations of neruologists for long but now they are adding occasional fasting, which is not new to Indians who observe fasting on festivals, especially during the Shivratri among others. New research shows that fasting not only increases memory but also enhances quick learning skills as it boosts the brain’s neurons. In their experiment on animals ...

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