Thursday, September 19, 2013

Junk food should not become habit: Court


·       News about the government cracking the austerity whip and banning 5-star hotel meetings and purchase of new vehicles is headlined by most papers this morning. "Starry nights & swanky flights beyond the reach of babus as FM wields axe", reads the Financial Express's headline."

·       The Hindu reports the story of psephologist Yogendra Yadav being removed from the University Grants Commission by the Union Government for joining the Aam Admi Party. The paper adds that Prof. Yadav was surprised at the move since there was no provision in the UGC Act, Rules, and Code of Conduct that barred an active member of a political party from being in the UGC.

·      "NASA offers 5000 dollars a month to stay in bed", reads the headline of a story in the Asian Age. Which says all that a participant  has to do, is spend 70 days in bed under a 'Bed Rest Study' designed to study the effects of micro-gravity in space. 

·      Hindustan Times, the Asian Age and other papers have reported about the internet giant Google offering a 93 lakh rupees per annum job to a fourth-year Computer Science Engineering student of Delhi Technological University.

·      "Junk food should not become habit: Court", under that headline Hindustan Times quotes a Delhi High Court Bench's observations which reads, "No food is without some nutritional value. If a child has junk food once in a while, it is fine but only when it becomes a dietary habit does the problem begin".

·      And finally, the Times of India reports that there has been a 10-fold increase in the demand for blood platelets in the past two weeks in the national capital due to a surge in dengue cases.

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