At least 17 people, including ten women and two children, were killed in their sleep when a wall collapsed on a row of houses in a rain-related incident in a village near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on December 2, police said.A portion of the 15-foot tall private compound wall, totally wet due to heavy rains lashing the area for the past few days, fell on the adjoining tiled-roof houses in Nadur village, over 50 kms from Coimbatore, around 5.00 am, burying alive the inmates.Villagers said the wall built abutting the houses had been an issue.Close The Fire and Rescue services personnel with the assistance of locals and police retrieved the bodies from the debris and the operations were continuing, police said. related news India's economic growth likely to remain subdued in near future: Dun & Bradstreet report Crisil slashes FY'20 growth forecast to 5.1% Jharkhand Assembly Election | Your votes to decide if state will walk on path of development or Naxalism, says Amit Shah In … [Read more...] about 17 dead as wall collapses in Tamil Nadu village after rains
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The internet of things has never quite found its footing, and some proclaim the once-hyped concept is dead. Even as tech companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google pour money into smart speakers, there’s no real, tangible use for them. Other companies have tried–to little avail–to sell us dumb smart products like smart refrigerators and smart water bottles. And smart homes? They spy on users–and they’re just plain annoying. advertisement advertisement For Matt Webb, a technologist at R/GA London, the potential of the internet of things isn’t inside your home. It’s outside of it. “It’s where we can finally start assembling parts to make products or services or companies with a smaller number of people or with greater ambition than before,” he says. “IoT is solving problems in the business space really clearly.” Webb is the managing director of R/GA London’s IoT Venture … [Read more...] about Is The Internet Of Things Dead, Or Is It Growing Up?
Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry with the North-East monsoon triggering a heavy spell in the last 24 hours claiming one life in the state capital, even as the Met office predicted more showers in the next two days.Various parts of the state have been receiving good rainfall since the onset of the monsoon on October 16, killing a person in Thanjavur on Saturday. Director of area cyclone-warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Centre, N Puviarasan told reporters here that the presence of an upper air circulation caused heavy to very heavy rains."In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday, Sathankulam in Tuticorin district recorded maximum of 19 cm of rainfall followed by Cuddalore 17 cm, Tirunelveli 15 cm, Kancheepuram 13 cm, " he told reporters here on Sunday.Close He said light to heavy rainfall may occur over the next 24-48 hours. "Places like Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Vellore, Tiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai districts may receive very … [Read more...] about Rains lash many parts of TN, more forecast; one dead in city
The discovery of penicillin in the 1920s was a major medical milestone that led to decades of antibiotic research and improved countless people’s lives. For the first time, doctors could treat pneumonia and tuberculosis easily and effectively. Surgery and childbirth were no longer so risky. And little nicks and cuts would no longer become full-blown infections. advertisement advertisement Now that legacy is unraveling. Because we’re using too many antibiotics, bacteria and other pathogens are developing resistance, and we’re running out of new drugs. For example, there were 480,000 new cases of TB worldwide in 2013, and many of them went untreated. In India, a growing share of bacteria is now thought to be drug-resistant. The problem is likely to get worse. In the developing world, controls on antibiotic sales are often lax, and in the developed world, we use antibiotic for all kinds of frivolous purposes–like treating livestock animals who … [Read more...] about Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Aren’t Just Deadly–They’ll Also Cost Us $100 Trillion
It seems like the Takata airbag saga never ends. That saga so far affects over 41.6 million vehicles with defective airbags made by Takata. Previously the defective airbags have been found in Fords, Lexus, Mercedes, Teslas, and more. Now cars from additional manufacturers are being added to the list including Audi, BMW, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Toyota, reports Consumer Reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes another 1.4 million cars from the above manufacturers may have faulty airbags made by Takata. That includes 116,000 BMW vehicles with model years 1999 to 2001. BMW says right now certain 1999-2001 323i, 325i, 328i, and 330i models are known to be affected as well as certain 2000-2001 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT, and 325iT models. Audi, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Toyota have yet to announce which additional models of their vehicles are affected. As for what the defect is in the faulty Takata airbags, Consumer Reports says it relates to their … [Read more...] about Deadly Takata airbag recall: What to do if you drive a BMW, Honda, Mitsubishi, or Toyota