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Health experts feel youngsters have been consuming a lot of trans fat of late, in the form of burgers, pizzas, bakery products etc.(Photo: iStock)

Lesser trans fat, more health benefits! Experts hail new move

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to reduce the permissible limit of trans fat level in packaged foods from 5% to 3%.
As part of the curtain-raiser of IISF organised by National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), chief guest AB Pandit, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai vice-chancellor delivered an online talk on “Expected impact of the new National Education Policy (NEP) and National Innovation and Start-Up Policy (NISP) on Future Research.”(Bloomberg/Representative Photo)
As part of the curtain-raiser of IISF organised by National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), chief guest AB Pandit, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai vice-chancellor delivered an online talk on “Expected impact of the new National Education Policy (NEP) and National Innovation and Start-Up Policy (NISP) on Future Research.”(Bloomberg/Representative Photo)

Covid-19 virus type has changed since June, says expert in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namrata Devikar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:20 PM IST
In June and July as per our studies, in Nashik, Pune and Satara districts there were four different types. However, as we stepped into unlock there was only 20B found, says Dr Yogesh Shouche
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)

International day against violence and bullying: Give the young a platform to share their feelings, say experts

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Cyberbullying has emerged as a major cause of stress among youngsters during the pandemic, and experts say that it’s important for parents and teachers to hear them out.
Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)
Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)

Farmers buying 20,000 tractors a year; experts say encourage cooperatives

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Vehicles bought for residue management; social reasons; due to lower tractor availability with co-operative societies and attractive offers being offered on purchase, say experts
Members of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party march in front of India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, holding candles as tributes to Indian soldiers killed during confrontation with Chinese soldiers in the Ladakh region.(AP)
Members of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party march in front of India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, holding candles as tributes to Indian soldiers killed during confrontation with Chinese soldiers in the Ladakh region.(AP)

‘A dark hour’: Experts predict shake-up in India-China ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 09:41 AM IST
While emphasising that the most important thing now for India was to secure de-escalation along the entire front and a restoration of the status quo ante, Tellis underlined that China-India relations could not go back to the old normal.
PM CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate Rs 100 crore for support to coronavirus vaccine development efforts.(AP)
PM CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate Rs 100 crore for support to coronavirus vaccine development efforts.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine development at early stage in India; breakthrough unlikely within a year: Experts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The Indian government and private firms have stepped up efforts to develop a vaccine to halt the spread of COVID-19 which has claimed over 3,700 lives with more than 1,25,000 cases in the country.
Data of millions of Indians, collected through the Aarogya Setu app, could be vulnerable to threats from adversarial state and non-state actors and pose a national security challenge, according to cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials.(AP fie photo)
Data of millions of Indians, collected through the Aarogya Setu app, could be vulnerable to threats from adversarial state and non-state actors and pose a national security challenge, according to cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials.(AP fie photo)

Protection or threat? Experts say Aarogya Setu poses national security risk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Binayak Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Indian government officials reject these concerns, saying their encryption standards have adequate protection against data or network breaches.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Experts suggest guidelines for preschools and day cares post lockdown

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 03:32 PM IST
A 54-page-long document lists out the precautions to be taken at the centres, with respect to teaching staff and helpers and by parents before sending children to preschools or day care centres.
(HT PHOTO)
(HT PHOTO)

Experts suggest safety guidelines for schools to follow once lockdown ends

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Some of the suggested measures include having one student per bench with 6 feet distance between two students, rotational online and offline classes for students and splitting the class into two and conducting double shifts to ensure that all students don’t have to come at the same time.
Life is no more what it was a week ago.(STOCK IMAGE)
Life is no more what it was a week ago.(STOCK IMAGE)

Covid-19: To beat isolation anxiety, imagine you’re on a vacay, say experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 01:32 AM IST
To those who are getting panic attacks, or their sleep is disturbed, the doctor has simple advice— stay busy, engage in exercise, yoga, meditation, listen to music and do whatever it takes to calm you down
Colorectal cancer is treatable if it is detected early.(iStock)
Colorectal cancer is treatable if it is detected early.(iStock)

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer? An expert is here to guide you

By By Dr. Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Your overall health and the stage of your colorectal cancer will help your doctor create a treatment plan.
Dr.Manish Sharma
Dr.Manish Sharma

Not all causes of colorectal cancer are non-modifiable, says expert

By Dr.Manish Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in the large intestine. You can keep this disease at bay by exercising regularly and avoiding red meat, alcohol, and smoking, says Dr.Manish Sharma, DNB (Medical Oncology) Consultant, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre.
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Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus
The eagle which lost its legs to an electric burn was given prosthetic legs by a Mohali expert.(HT PHOTO)
The eagle which lost its legs to an electric burn was given prosthetic legs by a Mohali expert.(HT PHOTO)

Eagle back on feet courtesy Mohali prosthetic expert

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Karan Bir Singh, who has developed limbs and supports for cows and dogs, said he had never made such a small limb before
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a conference on ‘Safety of women and children’ in Panchkula on Friday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a conference on ‘Safety of women and children’ in Panchkula on Friday.(HT Photo)

Cyber crimes against women, kids a major threat: Experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajesh Moudgil
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:44 PM IST
They were speaking on the concluding day of a two-day conference on “Safety of women and children” in Panchkula.
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Experts attribute control of pest attack on wheat to fall in temperature

Hindustan Times, Mansa | By Ravinder Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Better coordination needed among defence forces, say experts at Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigahr | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Suggest that chief of defence staff be made a permanent member of all committees related to national security
Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Trump impeachment: Expert warns against ‘fiction’ that Russia did not meddle

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Hill was among the two witnesses who testified before the house intelligence committee, which is conducting the first leg of the impeachment inquiry against Trump, on the final day of the scheduled public hearings so far.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri(AP)
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri(AP)

India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli’s biggest X-factor, Bangladesh’s biggest threat - Numbers reveal Eden ‘expert’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 04:04 PM IST
India steamrolled Bangladesh in the first Test at Indore by an innings and 130 runs and head into Eden Gardens as overwhelming favourites.
Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

80% childhood cancers are curable, say experts

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Even though advancement in cancer cure in the past few decades has made it possible to treat nearly 80% of all childhood cancers globally, the percentage is lower in India mainly because there is still lack of sufficient awareness.
Dadar is said to be at critical risk, according to the Climate Central’s study of the effects of sea level rise globally.(HT PHOTO)
Dadar is said to be at critical risk, according to the Climate Central’s study of the effects of sea level rise globally.(HT PHOTO)

Flooding threat 2050: No construction in low-lying areas, protect mangroves, say experts

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 07:05 AM IST
A report by the American organisation Climate Central shows that coastal cities might be inundated sooner than estimated
There is no cure for most of these lung conditions, with supportive treatment to ease the symptoms the only option.(HT image)
There is no cure for most of these lung conditions, with supportive treatment to ease the symptoms the only option.(HT image)

Miners at higher risk of lung diseases with no cure for most: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:40 AM IST
The miners are also at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a severe inflammation of lung tissues that causes obstructed airflow.
Odisha government officials said, before 2015, when Odisha declared snakebite deaths to be state-specific disasters with a provision of compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the next of the kin, there were little records of snakebite deaths.(AP PHOTO.)
Odisha government officials said, before 2015, when Odisha declared snakebite deaths to be state-specific disasters with a provision of compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the next of the kin, there were little records of snakebite deaths.(AP PHOTO.)

Snake-bites kill more people than cyclones in Odisha, experts tell you why

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Odisha government statistics between 2016 and 2019 show that of the total 6,228 deaths that took place due to various calamities, snakebite deaths alone accounted for 2,217 lives surpassing casualties due to cyclones, floods, lightning, fire accidents and boat tragedies.
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)

Buses still not enough to handle extra odd-even rush: Experts

UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:07 PM IST
The biggest hurdle that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is likely to face in the implementation of the scheme is the limited number of public buses available in the city.
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)

Success of odd-even rule will depend on availability of public transport: Experts | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded. Only three pockets in the city – Najafgarh, Shalimar Bagh and Greater Kailash – registered around 8 – 10% in pollution levels.
Experts also said that the use of pollution masks could be beneficial as an effective risk-mitigation measure.(HT image)
Experts also said that the use of pollution masks could be beneficial as an effective risk-mitigation measure.(HT image)

Experts suggest turning to odd-even, pollution masks

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:47 PM IST
Quoting the executive director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, the Delhi government stated, “The January 2016 odd-even pilot plan reduced particulate air pollution concentrations by 14%-16%.”
National carrier Air India (AI) has teamed up with external experts to create awareness among its cabin crew and other staff members.(Alamy Stock Photo)
National carrier Air India (AI) has teamed up with external experts to create awareness among its cabin crew and other staff members.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Sexual harassment: Experts to help Air India create awareness

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 01:06 AM IST
After organising a two-day training for some members of the staff in August, the airline is planning to hold such sessions for crew members.
It has been 100 days since DK Sharma retired as general manager (GM) of Central Railway (CR) on May 31, but the Railway Board is yet to name his successor.(Hindustan Times)
It has been 100 days since DK Sharma retired as general manager (GM) of Central Railway (CR) on May 31, but the Railway Board is yet to name his successor.(Hindustan Times)

100 days on, CR GM post still lies vacant; experts slam delay

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The delay even as the monsoon is underway has been criticised by experts, officials and politicians, as lakhs of people use CR services daily.
Mumbai, India - Sept. 8, 2019: People participated a protest for metro car shed at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 8, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - Sept. 8, 2019: People participated a protest for metro car shed at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 8, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Aarey tree felling: Reconsider your decision to resign, BMC to experts

Mumbai | By Mehul Thakkar
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Civic officials say BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi yet to accept the resignations
After rain undid much of the road repair work by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and potholes reappeared on many roads in the twin cities, experts have a suggestion. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
After rain undid much of the road repair work by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and potholes reappeared on many roads in the twin cities, experts have a suggestion. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

Repair roads well before monsoon sets in: Experts

Kalyan | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:14 AM IST
In Kalyan-Dombivli, all works related to road repair are initiated a month before the monsoon. The works involves floating tenders, finalising a contractor and then giving the work order.
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