rapid increase in heatstroke

India reports more than 16,000 cases of heatstroke and 60 fatalities as of March 1st

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India has recorded 60 heat-related deaths since March, with 32 deaths due to heatstroke and 28 from suspected heatstroke. The country has seen 16,344 suspected heatstroke cases since March, with 486 cases on May 22. The latest two deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan's Kota.
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Windows 11 Will Now Allow You To Send Files Directly To Android Phone
Windows 11 Will Now Allow You To Send Files Directly To Android Phone

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Microsoft is rolling out a new update for its Windows 11 operating system that allows users to send files, links and more from their PCs directly to their Android devices, as per 9To5Google. With this new feature, Microsoft will add an Android smartphone as a shortcut named ‘My Phone’ to the Windows 11 share menu. To use this new feature, users need to download a Link to Windows App on their Android devices and a Phone Link App on their PCs. By using both the applications on Phone and PC, the user needs to pair both devices. After pairing, your device will appear as a “My Phone” icon in the Windows share menu, allowing you to share content. This makes file sharing more convenient and faster than previous approaches since it adds Android sharing directly to the Windows share menu. As of now, Microsoft has rolled out this feature only for its Beta users. It’s still unclear when this feature will be available for all users.
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral

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An X user's post on how detergent was used to make milk look whiter and frothier has opened Pandora's box on social media with several other users joining in to share their experiences with adulterated food. It all started when an entrepreneur Ram (@ramprasad_c) -- who was into manufacturing liquid detergent -- recalled what one of his sales executives told him in 2005. "On food safety in India, here is a story that shocked me. Many years ago, I launched a new liquid detergent while working at a large company. One of the sales guys came up to me and said, he’d have sold a lot more if the fragrance wasn’t so strong," Ram wrote. When asked if any customer had given any feedback regarding the fragrance, the sales executive said that a lot of people bought liquid detergents to add to milk. Apparently, it made the milk look whiter and frothier. He also claimed that a rival company had a similar product with a mild fragrance and that such customers preferred to use it instead. "I told the guy we aren’t changing the product. I stopped consuming lassi, and yoghurt from those markets after that," Ram said. Another X user shared a similar incident with a friend's peanut candy manufacturing unit. "One of my friends was running a peanut candy factory and the cook who turned out temporarily for work in the place of the permanent one, used to make more peanut candies which were much crispier... On enquiry, my friend came to know that this new cook was adding dishwash liquid to the raw mixture of candies before cooking and that's what made them crispier and the production volume too was higher," wrote Rocky Bhai
Why do air conditioner blasts occur?
Why do air conditioner blasts occur?

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Ashish Walter
Ensure the thermostat is set to an appropriate temperature. Avoid setting the temperature too low, which can cause the AC to blast cold air when it reaches the desired temperature. Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, leading to uneven cooling and sudden blasts of cold air. Clean or replace air filters regularly according to manufacturer recommendations. Ensure that air vents are not obstructed by furniture, curtains, or other objects. Blocked vents can disrupt airflow and cause uneven cooling. An AC unit that is too large for the space it is cooling can lead to short cycling, where the unit turns on and off frequently, resulting in sudden blasts of cold air. Ensure that your AC unit is properly sized for the cooling area. Inadequate insulation can allow cold air to seep into the home, leading to uneven cooling and sudden blasts of cold air. To maintain consistent temperatures throughout the home, improve insulation in walls, windows, and doors.
India responds to China’s remarks on Dalai Lama
India responds to China’s remarks on Dalai Lama

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India hit back at China Friday, calling the Dalai Lama a “revered religious leader” who was free to conduct his “religious and spiritual activities” in the country, after Beijing called the Tibetan leader a “political exile”, and not a “pure religious figure”. “The government of India’s position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been very clear and consistent. He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of India. His Holiness is accorded due courtesies and freedom to conduct his religious and spiritual activities,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said at a regular press briefing. Earlier this week, a high-power bipartisan seven-member delegation from the US House of Representatives visited India and met with the Tibetan religious leader at his home in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. China opposed the visit and in a statement by its foreign ministry spokesperson Lin Jian Tuesday, said, “It’s known by all that the 14th Dalai Lama is not a pure religious figure, but a political exile engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the cloak of religion.”
First full train trial run on world’s highest rail bridge
First full train trial run on world’s highest rail bridge

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Indian Railways on Thursday successfully conducted the first full train trial run on the world’s highest railway bridge built on Chenab river in J&K, connecting Sangaldan in Ramban district to Reasi. "Trial run of MEMU train conducted at a speed of 40 kmph," railways spokesperson said, adding that rail services on the line will start soon. Railways had conducted a successful engine trial run on the bridge, 359 metres above Chenab river, on Sunday. The 1,315-metre-long bridge is part of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project which is scheduled to be completed by the year end.
United Airlines jet turns back after engine piece falls off
United Airlines jet turns back after engine piece falls off

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A United Airlines flight bound for Denver returned to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday after a piece of the engine's sound-dampening outer liner fell off during takeoff. The crew of the Airbus A320 heard an "abnormal noise" shortly after departure and decided to turn back, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airline said that the missing portion of the liner was found on the runway, and there were no reported injuries among the 124 passengers and five crew members on board. The FAA announced that it would investigate the incident.
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