HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HYDERABAD: The high court on Tuesday sought status reports from AP and Telangana on the implementation of farm loan waiver schemes. The bench of acting Chief JusticeRamesh Ranganathan and Justice T Rajani was dealing with three PILs urging the court to save distressed farmers from ending their lives. While AP informed the court that it had constituted an independent commission to look into the farm crisis, Telangana explained the steps it was taking in this respect. K Siva Ram Reddy, the party in person, told the court that a one-time…

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Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report

Analyzing a hair sample may help with the diagnosis of Cushing Syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal disorder in which the body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Diagnosing Cushing Syndrome is often difficult and time-consuming, requiring 24 hours to analyze blood and urine tests, brain imaging tests, and tissue samples from sinuses at the base of the skull. The researchers found that measuring cortisol levels in hair samples tracked closely with standard techniques for diagnosing Cushing Syndrome. “Our results are encouraging,”…

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Report: Obama Department Of Education Drastically Underestimated Student-Loan Debt

Report: Obama Department Of Education Drastically Underestimated Student-Loan Debt

With the media’s focus on the Inauguration and the new president’s first week in office, a recent Wall Street Journal report has gone little noticed. According to the report, on January 13 (just one week before the outgoing administration up and went), the Obama Department of Education dropped a memorandum confessing that it had “overstated student loan repayment rates at most colleges and trade schools.” The “updated numbers” provided by the Department were analyzed by the Journal’s staff, who found that the new data “revealed that the Department previously had…

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MGU institutes running on a loss: Report

MGU institutes running on a loss: Report

Kottayam: The MG University is not in a position to run a majority of self-financing institutions (SFIs) coming directly under the university. This was cited in a report submitted before the syndicate by the syndicate sub-committee.According to the report, majority of the institutions directly under the university, except the school of medical education (SME), is running on a loss. There are 11 self-financing institutions under the varsity. The university college of teacher education (UCTE) has incurred the maximum loss of Rs 3 crore in 2015-16. Meanwhile, eight centres of the…

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Zacks Investment Research upgraded Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) to Hold in a report released today.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) to Hold in a report released today.

Just yesterday Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) traded 0.18% higher at $16.70. Navient Corp’s 50-day moving average is $16.74 and its 200-day moving average is $14.37. The last stock price is up 15.93% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index which has decreased -0.04% over the same time period. 990,467 shares of NAVI traded hands, down from an average trading volume of 3,651,220 Zacks Investment Research has upgraded Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) to Hold in a report released on 12/13/2016. Recent Performance Chart Navient Corp has 52…

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Recruitment activities increased by 14% in November: Report

Recruitment activities increased by 14% in November: Report

Motivated by banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) and software services sectors, hiring saw a surge of 14 per cent in November, claims a report. Published by recruitment portal Naukri.com, the Naukri Job Speak Index for November 2016 was at 1,817, noting a growth of 14 per cent in recruitments over the same period in 2015. Pune reported the maximum recruitment growth at 32 per cent. “Jobspeak index continues to sustain the momentum gained over the past few quarters, with 14 per cent year-on-year growth in November,” Naukri.com Chief Sales Officer…

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Barack Obama Eyes Digital-Media Career (Report)

Barack Obama Eyes Digital-Media Career (Report)

President Barack Obama is considering a post-White House career in digital media, according to a report on the website Mic. Citing multiple unnamed sources, Mic reports that Obama is considering launching his own digital-media company after he leaves office next month, with possible offshoots including a series on a Netflix-style platform or a show on a comedy website. According to the site, Obama also met in Lima, Peru on the sidelines of the recent APEC summit with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the potential media venture. White House spokesperson…

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Russian Effort Helped Spread Fake Election News, Report Says

Russian Effort Helped Spread Fake Election News, Report Says

A concerted Russian propaganda campaign helped spread fake election news and undermine the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, according to two research reports cited by the Washington Post. Russia’s campaign include technology like botnets as well paid human trolls to spread false news, particularly about Clinton’s health and supposedly nefarious connections. The reports—one from the national security magazine War on the Rocks and another from the group PropOrNot—suggest a significant coordinated effort to undermine U.S. democracy and weaken Clinton. Those allegations are part and parcel of broader allegations of Russian attempts…

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Morning Report: SD Schools Turned to Online Classes for Struggling Seniors

Morning Report: SD Schools Turned to Online Classes for Struggling Seniors

On Wednesday, we posted the first part of our effort to understand how San Diego Unified reached a record-breaking 92 percent graduation rate for the class of 2016. It took Mario Koran a while to pin down just what it was 92 percent of — and it wasn’t even close to 92 percent of the kids who started their freshman year as part of that class. Now we look at the group that did graduate. According to the district’s numbers “15 percent of students in the class of 2016 had more…

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Seven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

Seven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

Today’s release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), and the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo, are being added to the list, as well as five viruses that have been linked to cancer in humans. The five viruses include human immunodeficiency virus type 1, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, and Merkel cell polyomavirus. “Given that…

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