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Overeating isn’t making you fat, it’s the other way round, new study claims

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that obesity is a result of consumption of processed foods that fundamentally change the body’s metabolism, driving fat storage. It is not caused by overeating, reports Mohana Basu.

‘Process is punishment, govt loves paper’: MSMEs call out unease of doing business in India

Owners of small businesses in India took to social media last week and aired their grievances on the difficulty of sustaining Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India, reports Nikhil Rampal.

Put on leave amid calls for FIR, Ayush Sinha not the first IAS officer to buck strict action

IAS officer Ayush Sinha, former sub-divisional magistrate in Karnal, found himself in the middle of a controversy after he purportedly directed policemen to hit protesting farmers on their heads. However, Sinha is not the only IAS officer to have landed in hot water and just like him, many of the others also continued in service like him, reports Jyoti Yadav.

Why Russia, US officials are rushing to Delhi, after keeping India away from Afghan talks

While Russia and the US had chosen to keep India at arm’s distance during negotiations on the Afghanistan issue, both are not reaching out to New Delhi with China taking the driver’s seat, writes Tara Kartha.

Rafale, S-400 or C-295, all came from out-of-the-box thinking. India should do it more often

From Rafale to C-295, recent defence deals have been successful only because they were made through unconventional means, circumventing the long and tedious procurement processes, writes Snehesh Alex Philip.

Rajapaksa’s experiment with organic farming in Sri Lanka a warning to developing countries

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa’s ill-conceived and extremist policy of banning the import of all chemical fertilisers and pesticides as a way of promoting organic farming, threatens to plunge the country into deep economic recession, writes R. Ramakumar

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi Adityanath has put the BJP high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win Uttar Pradesh next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.

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