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Hajj 2022: Date, history, significance of Muslims pilgrimage and Day of Arafah

Hajj 2022: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims' pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah, ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid
Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Debunking myths around vegan food and fitness as India heads towards veganism

Despite all the knowledge and digital penetration floating around veganism, this neo culture comes with its set of assumptions, myths and confusions but half-baked knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge. Here we bust myths around vegan food and fitness as India heads towards veganism
Debunking myths around vegan food and fitness as India heads towards veganism (Lina Kivaka )
Debunking myths around vegan food and fitness as India heads towards veganism (Lina Kivaka )
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 12:49 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment

It has been projected that half of the population all over the world will be myopic by 2050. Myopia in India was rare a decade ago. Doctors identify the reasons behind the sudden rise of short sightedness and share health tips to treat the same
Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment and preventive tips (Image by kalhh from Pixabay )
Myopia: Causes behind the sudden rise of short sightedness in India, treatment and preventive tips (Image by kalhh from Pixabay )
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 02:57 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Monkeypox virus mutations 'challenging' what we know

  • New research suggests that monkeypox is mutating surprisingly fast in Europe and North America. The study shows how little we know about the virus.
The genetics of the virus that causes monkeypox are relatively unknown. This is the kind of skin rash that the virus causes, viewed under a microscope.(CDC/REUTERS )
The genetics of the virus that causes monkeypox are relatively unknown. This is the kind of skin rash that the virus causes, viewed under a microscope.(CDC/REUTERS )
Published on Jul 05, 2022 11:56 AM IST
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Spain sees spike in tourism levels, still under pre-pandemic levels

Foreign tourists spent 8.02 billion euros ($8.36 billion) in Spain in May, up from 1.4 billion euros in the same month last year and almost as much as the 8.14 billion euros in May 2019
Lucia Saco takes an order at Tabanco de San Andres restaurant in central Madrid, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
Lucia Saco takes an order at Tabanco de San Andres restaurant in central Madrid, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 05:55 PM IST
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