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Central Bank of India reduces MCLR by 5 bps

Central Bank of India reduces MCLR by 5 bps

Finance
Central Bank of India has reduced its marginal cost of funds-based lending rates (MCLR) by 5 basis points (bps) across all tenors, effective from Tuesday. The city-based lender has cut the one-year MCLR to 7.10 per cent from 7.15 per cent, a release said. Overnight and one-month MCLRs have been reduced to 6.55 per cent from 6.60 per cent earlier. The new three-month and six month MCLR will stand at 6.85 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively. Last week, Union Bank of India reduced MCLR by 5 bps across all tenors. Its one-year MCLR was revised to 7.20 per cent from 7.25 per cent earlier. Chennai-headquartered public sector lender Indian Overseas Bank has cut its MCLR by 10 bps across all tenors, effective September 10. Bank of Maharashtra also slashed MCLR by 10 bps for select tenors, l...
Kids’ ‘green’ time reduces adverse effects of ‘screen’ time on behavior, learning

Kids’ ‘green’ time reduces adverse effects of ‘screen’ time on behavior, learning

Health
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- More time spent outdoors -- and less in front of a screen -- leads to improved mental health in children and adolescents, according to an analysis of existing research published Friday by the journal PLOS ONE. Based on data from 186 previously published studies, researchers determined that young people who spent more time on handheld games and devices, television and computers were more likely to have behavior and emotional problems and display symptoms of aggression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Advertisement The young people also were more likely to have learning or social difficulties. Conversely, children who spent more time outdoors and who had increased access to "green" spaces for play and learning were less likely to have these undesirable traits. ...
Scientists find gene that reduces a plant’s pollen count

Scientists find gene that reduces a plant’s pollen count

Science
June 8 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered a gene that lowers the number of pollen grains produced by a plant's flower. Pollen is to plants what sperm is to animals. The numbers of these two kinds of male gametes vary from plant to plant and animal to animal. Advertisement It seems logical that a larger number of male gametes would be advantageous, but many domesticated plants produce lower concentrations of pollen. Scientists have hypothesized that for species and varieties with high levels of self-fertilization and inbreeding, it might make sense to save resources by producing lower pollen numbers. However, the hypothesis remains unproven. Studies have failed to produce corroborating evidence. "So far, there has been little evidence to support this idea, because the production of male...
At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

Health
June 1 (UPI) -- Staying at least 1 meter -- just over 3 feet -- from other people, as well as wearing face coverings and eye protection, is the best way to prevent spread of COVID-19, an analysis published Monday by The Lancet has found. Two meters -- about 6 1/2 feet -- is preferred, said researchers who conducted the study to assist the World Health Organization prepare pandemic guidance. Advertisement They said, however, that none of the approaches studied -- including social distancing and face coverings -- provides complete protection from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. "Our findings are the first to synthesize all direct information on COVID-19, SARS, and MERS, and provide the currently best available evidence on the optimum use of these common and simple int...
Coronavirus lockdown reduces UK ground motions

Coronavirus lockdown reduces UK ground motions

Science
The UK hasn't been shaking as much since it went into Covid lockdown. Seismometer stations, which are normally used to record earthquakes, have detected a big fall in the ground vibrations linked to human activity.Scientists from Imperial College London say this background hum is now half what it would usually be.The unprecedented seismic quiet - a phenomenon mirrored in other countries - could offer a unique opportunity to study the Earth's interior. "You'd have to go back decades to see noise levels like this," commented Imperial's Dr Stephen Hicks. "You'd often get quiet times in the evenings or at weekends but not continuously, for weeks," he told BBC News. Med...