Why is Taron Egerton’s character in the 2014 release Kingsman (also starring Colin Firth) nicknamed Eggsy? Sadly, the film doesn’t ever explain. But wouldn’t it be the perfect nickname for many around us, simply because of their love for eggs?Take Delhi resident Prithvi, for example. Last month the 38-year-old returned to the treadmill after a gap of 10 years. What prompted him was not his weight – which was touching 100 kg – or any real concern over the fact that he was beginning to pant every time he negotiated the flight of stairs to his second-floor apartment in south Delhi. Nor was it with any idea to lose the growing paunch that his wife had been cribbing about for years. “I had a routine medical check-up and my blood cholesterol level was high. Considering my weight issues, the doctor put all kinds of dietary restrictions on me, including cutting down my meat and eggs intake,” says Prithvi. “I … [Read more...] about Going the ‘eggs’tra mile: How healthy is a meal containing eggs?
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Washington: Your daily cup of joe may help you live longer, say scientists who have found that drinking coffee may lower the risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 per cent less likely to die compared to those who did not drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day - 18 per cent reduced chance of death.Lower mortality was present regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting the association is not tied to caffeine, said Veronica W Setiawan, associate professor at University of Southern California (USC) in the US.The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, used data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study, a collaborative effort between the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and USC’s Keck School of Medicine.The ongoing Multiethnic Cohort Study has more than 215,000 … [Read more...] about Drinking coffee may lead to longer life: study
New Delhi: After having appealed for peace, beleaguered cricketer Shahid Afridi has now warned India of “Pathans standing at the border forefront.” Speaking at a cricket show, the all-rounder was asked to react on an article by an Indian news portal that allegedly ridiculed his tweet and stated that “Afridi was scared of Indian Army.” The 36-year-old responded: “Indians aren’t aware that ahead of the Pakistani army, it is the Pathans who are standing. The borders are all protected by the Pathans,” Afridi, who himself is a Pathan and is on the verge of retiring, had earlier urged in his tweet that two Asian neighbours should maintain peace and say no to war. "Pakistan is a peace loving nation, why talk about extreme measures when things can be resolved through dialogues?" the former T20 skipper said. "Pakistan wants cordial relationship with all. When two neighbours fight both homes are effected (affected). Say No to war. #Pakistan #India … [Read more...] about Shahid Afridi warns India of “Pathans guarding Pakistan border”
With the government betting big on the country's MSMEs sector in helping it reach the $5 trillion economy goal by 2025, Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, tells ET that the government’s vision is to ensure that at least, a contribution worth $2 trillion comes from the sector. The Secretary says a number of initiatives targeted at technological advancement, skill development and job creations are being implemented across various MSME clusters throughout the country. Edited excerpts: ET: The Union MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has made it clear that MSMEs would have to play a significant role in India’s $5 trillion economy quest. The Government's vision is to increase MSMEs contribution to GDP to 50%. Tell us about your vision and roadmap for the sector.Arun Kumar Panda (AKP): The Indian economy is likely to emerge as one of the leading economies in the world, with an envisioned GDP of $5 trillion economy by 2024. Our vision is to … [Read more...] about Govt working on suggestions to create Rs 5k cr stressed asset fund: Secretary MSME Arun Kumar Panda
LONDON: Bollywood star Alia Bhatt has been voted as the Sexiest Asian Female for the year 2019, with fellow actor Deepika Padukone being crowned sexiest for the decade in an online poll released in London on Wednesday. Topping the annual list, released by UK-based weekly 'Eastern Eye', rounds off a dream year for Alia Bhatt, which included acting awards as well as starring in India's official 2020 Oscar entry 'Gully Boy'. "I've always believed that true beauty goes beyond what is seen and that is what really counts," said Bhatt, who said she was “flattered” by the votes. "We'll grow older, our appearances will change, but a good heart will always keep you beautiful and that is really what we should focus on,” said the 26-year-old actress. The Sexiest Asian Female list is based on online votes, media coverage, impact and heat generated across various social media platforms. 'Eastern Eye' entertainment editor and founder of the list, Asjad Nazir, said: “There … [Read more...] about Alia Bhatt named Sexiest Asian Female of 2019; Deepika leads the decade chart