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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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