Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCognitive development

Topic: Cognitive development

Now sleeping longer than 6.5 hours a night associated with cognitive decline

More sleep isn’t always better, as one recent study found.

A mentally stimulating job could postpone the onset of dementia by 1.5 years, says report

Studies have also highlighted the importance of physical fitness in helping to fend off debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Swimming is better for the brain than any other activity. But scientists still don’t know why

Scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming regularly, in particular, improves memory, cognitive function, immune response, and mood.

Enroll your children for music lessons, that’s the best investment for them

Parents should not only put kids in music classes because it could help boost cognitive functions, but because it's also an activity that, even when very demanding, will provide joy.

Students’ performance in govt schools suffer if they are hungry: Study

Researchers conducted tests on students of Classes 5 and 7 in Delhi government schools to find the effect of mid-day meals on children’s learning outcomes.

UK study conducted in India finds children born into poverty have weaker brain activity

The study, conducted in UP on children aged four months to four years, finds a link between mother’s education and mental development.

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Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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